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Business Continuity

Business Continuity: Business continuity is the activity performed by an organisation to ensure that critical business functions will be available to customers, suppliers, regulators, and other entities that must have access to those functions. These activities include many daily chores such as project management, system backups, change control, and help desk. Business continuity is not something implemented at the time of a disaster; Business Continuity refers to those activities performed daily to maintain service, consistency, and recoverability. (Source: Wikipedia)

Building a Reliable and Dynamic Data Centre

Section: Research
Today’s demands on the data centre have created an environment of escalating complexity and cost. As a result the simplification of data centre management has become the mantra of every organisation. Concurrently, with the advent of the cloud, requirements for business continuity through disaster recovery and high availability are increasingly becoming business critical requirements.   As such, customers desire open software solutions that simplify IT, e ...   read more

Change Management-Minimising Business Interruptions

Section: Research
Manual approaches to managing technical change within an organisation often lead to chaotic situations, with different upgrade and patch levels being applied at servers and desktops. Also, the lack of change management at the human level leads to massive issues at the end-user and help desk levels. Just what needs to be done? ...   read more

Online Backup: Top Seven Data Security Concerns

Section: Articles
The allure of online backup isn’t difficult to see: easy, convenient and seemingly effortless, online backup also appears to add an extra layer of security to your data. It’s no wonder so many organisations are climbing atop the online backup bandwagon. But before you settle on online backup as the miracle answer to all your organisation’s data security concerns, it pays to tread carefully and make note of the very real vulnerabilities and questions associated with online ba ...   read more

Better Together - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure deployment with Egenera

Section: Articles
The rewards of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment naturally start with, from the point of view of the end user, increased mobility between, better access to information, and more flexibility in access device type (PC’s, notebooks, Mac, Smartphones and Tablets).  From the perspective of IT, VDI promises reduced costs thus boosting the bottom line and making IT look like heroes.   This is the nirvana of virtually every corporation in the world. And while the b ...   read more

The Case for Converged Infrastructure

Section: Research
The natural evolution of virtualization and server management has led to what industry experts call converged infrastructure (CI). Forrester defines it as: "…a pooled and virtualized combination of servers, edge networking, and storage, with built-in virtualization abstractions for the physical layer of infrastructure (not to be confused with hypervisor-type virtual machines) and integrated management. CI implies the ability to pool resources, ...   read more

Greater London authority issues Business Continuity Advice in time for London Olympics

Section: News
In a recent publication, the Greater London Authority (GLA) issued a brief guide for organisations to help maintain business continuity despite disasters or major disruptions. This provides a timely reminder to all businesses that may be affected by the impact of the London Olympics this summer. The GLA, in the publication defines Business Continuity Management as “the process of planning to ensure that your business can return to business as usual “as quickly and painl ...   read more

Virtualization is 'the cornerstone of various technologies'

Section: News
Virtualization underpins a huge number of exciting new technologies that have transformed the way in which companies operate - including virtual desktop infrastructure, disaster recovery and read more

What Your Competitors Would Rather You Didn't Know About Managed Hosting

Section: Research
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are increasingly moving their IT hosting off-site to professional data centre facilities. Motivated by benefits that include reduced business risk and lower costs, those who have sought greater security and performance from a trusted third party aren’t generally broadcasting this migration to their competitors.   This white paper discusses what your competitors would rather you didn't know about managed hosting and cov ...   read more

Why SMBs Choose Server Virtualization

Section: Articles
There are many reasons why SMBs choose to virtualize their servers, but one of the biggest reasons is to get more performance out of their existing server resources. It’s no secret in the IT world that servers are often underutilised – some server utilisation rates are as low as 5-15 percent. When considering the rising costs of data centres, many SMBs are starting to ask why they can’t get more efficiency out of their server space.   In addition to the inefficiency, another draw ...   read more