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Five Questions to Ask Before Delivering Your Applications to the Cloud

By Adrian Taylor, Regional Vice President at A10 Networks.

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Evolving Nature of Cloud Load Balancing

Load balancing of application traffic has been around for a long time. But, as more organisations move to the private and public cloud, it’s undergoing significant changes. Let’s look at some of the important considerations of this evolving technology. By Ronald Sens, EMEA Director at A10 Networks.

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HCI and Hybrid Cloud

Will HCI be part of the answer or part of the problem? Asks Bryan Betts, Principal Analyst, Freeform Dynamics Ltd.

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Three ways to maximise the value of cloud ERP

While there’s a general shift towards the cloud, when it comes to ERP many businesses are still reluctant. There’s still a misconception that the switch can be an overwhelming task that will be disruptive and costly for business processes. Indeed, a report from Gartner found that companies without a plan in place for managing the transition away from on-premise systems are sinking considerable sums, without enjoying the benefits. The good news is that with the right strategy and vendor, the switch doesn’t have to be an exhausting process. By Andres Richter, CEO Priority Software.

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Keeping Pace in a Cloud-First World

Research suggests that 7 out of 10 businesses are moving to the cloud. And it’s hardly a surprise. Cloud offers both the flexibility and scalability to manage huge workloads from dispersed locations around the world. The exponential growth of managed service providers (MSPs) – companies that remotely manage a customer’s IT infrastructure and/or their end user systems – has been pivotal in helping cloud computing become the business-critical asset it is today, easing the strain on businesses looking for the most agile IT solutions. By Mark Anderson, Senior Director of Global Solutions Enablement EMEA at Equinix.

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Five ways to empower SaaS start-ups

There are a lot of SaaS companies. A lot. LinkedIn lists over 44,000 SaaS companies, while business software review site G2 lists over 142,000 SaaS software products available to review. Gartner has even estimated over 250,000 SaaS companies to be in existence. BY Daniel Twigg is Marketing Manager at Cyclr.

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Moving on from the cloud conversation

Is it time to stop talking about cloud? The easy answer is yes; we should focus more on the benefit to business and how the technology can help organisations meet their overall objectives. The longer, more complex answer is no; we shouldn’t stop talking about cloud, but we shouldn’t consider it the only solution. By Javid Khan, Chief Cloud Officer, Pulsant.

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Embracing cloud transformation in times of security challenges

The cloud services industry is growing at a breakneck pace. A recent industry projection puts the public cloud market on a growth trajectory of 17.5 percent this year to $214.3 billion, up from $182.4 billion in 2018. For an industry that is growing at this pace, I cannot help but wonder why there are still high levels of concern amongst consumers about the cloud - 60 percent of SMEs in the UK feel that their cloud services are not as secure as they should be. This statistic came from a recent Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) report and in light of the scale of cloud adoption deserves further exploration. By Chris Burden, Chief Commercial Officer at Memset.

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Empowering the Channel to make a Success of Cloud

In the fast-paced world of the IT channel, choosing the right partner can make or break a business. By Stuart Day, Director of Channel, iland.

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Doubling Down on Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service for Business Continuity and Beyond

The prospect of an IT outage is one of the key issues that keeps IT professionals awake at night. In the past two years, 93% of organisations have experienced tech-related business disruption and, as a result, 1 out of 5 experienced major reputational damage and permanent loss of customers. From natural disasters to malicious cyber-attacks, organizations face an abundance of risks to business continuity that impact productivity, prosperity and reputation. Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) is a mainstream use of the cloud that helps protect against outages through an infrastructure and strategy that deals with worst-case scenarios. By Johnny Carpenter, Director of Sales EMEA, iland.

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Automating the cloud

Compared to the majority of Europe, Britain is racing ahead in its adoption of the cloud. Statistics published by Europa show that against a continental average of 26 per cent, 41 per cent of UK businesses used cloud technology last year. Annie Andrews, Head of Technology at Microsoft recruitment partner Curo Talent, explains why, to truly take advantage of the computing model, businesses should also invest in cloud automation.

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MSPs face an ultimatum: specialise, or risk dying off

2019 is going to be challenging for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Success will come down to brands knowing exactly who their customers really are, and meeting their ever-increasing customer experience expectations. In the hospitality and leisure sector, the travel market will be shaken up by customers looking for ‘transformational’ experiences, turning the industry from mass-market package holidays to specialist getaways and breaks. The key to surviving – and thriving – here will be customisation, as individuals look for services tailored towards their particular interests. By Ben Savage, Sales and Marketing Director, Timico.

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Four cloud principles that can improve your network

Digital transformation continues to be a top business initiative in 2019. At the same time, organizations are looking to enhance the customer experience through personalized engagement. Both of these trends depend upon technology to deliver data-driven insights that increase agility and improve decision-making. And central to all of that is a network capable of connecting diverse devices and efficiently moving applications and data. By Marcus Doran – VP and GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.

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Now that you’ve put 20% in….don’t fear putting that extra 80% of your business in the cloud

Matt McCahill, Chief Services Officer, CSI explains how it’s now possible to take even the most complex legacy applications to the cloud.

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Richard May, Managing Director of VirtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the VirtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.
Addigy’s Founder and CEO, Jason Dettbarn, explains how Apple devices are attracting increasing levels of security attacks, and what measures the company takes to counter these threats, as well as outlining how Addigy can help its customers to be confident and secure when using its Apple-based solutions.
Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.
Dob Todorov, CEO and Co-founder of HeleCloud, talks though the company’s recent acquisition by SoftwareONE - optimistic that both organisations and their respective customer bases will see some major benefits as the Cloud continues to grow in importance as the post-pandemic business world seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of hybrid digital transformation.

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