25 May 2020

Hybrid Cloud Solutions – The Future of Enterprise IT

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Hybrid Cloud Solutions – The Future of Enterprise IT

Cloud computing is a technological revolution in progress and has been emerging as one of the most reliable paths for business innovation. Facilitating businesses to be more agile and responsive to the dynamic conditions and opportunities; cloud computing propels productivity growth and widens profit margins. Hybrid cloud solutions are the future of enterprise IT.

25 May 2020

6 reasons your small business needs the cloud

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6 reasons your small business needs the cloud

Cloud has taken over technology world by storm. By next year, more than 80 percent of all business workloads are expected to be moved to the cloud. If you're still hesitant about moving your small business operations online or wondering what exactly the benefits would be, keep reading. We are breaking down 6 reasons the cloud can help take your business to the next level.

25 May 2020

Why you need to separate work from home on your devices

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Why you need to separate work from home on your devices

The line between our work lives and our home lives is blurring more than ever as we all negotiate the 24/7 demands of the global economy. At the same time, developing technology is empowering us to spend less face time in the office as a litany of mobile devices and cloud-based platforms allow us to take our work home with us.

25 May 2020

Don’t open the door for data thieves

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Don’t open the door for data thieves

The stereotype of a computer hacker – where all it takes a few minutes of frenzied typing to access and control their target’s digital life – is looking more and more out of date. As organisations of all stripes getting serious about IT security, cybercrime is gaining a physical component.

Criminals might visit your premises to gain access to servers or plant malicious code; call employees and attempt to gain sensitive information like login details; or steal mobile devices like laptops, tablets or phones.

25 May 2020

Build an innovation platform for your business

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Build an innovation platform for your business

How to help your business think differently

From the iPhone to the pet rock, the most lucrative business ideas tend to arise from a willingness to think outside the norm. But for every breakthrough, there are countless ideas that fail to take off.
That’s not necessarily because they were bad ideas; it’s because successful innovation relies just as much on the execution as it does on creative thinking.

25 May 2020

Maximise your device management

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Maximise your device management

The workplace of the 21st century is continuing to evolve at a pace few could have predicted even a decade ago, upending the traditional concept of employees turning up for eight hours a day and working at the same stationary desk year-round.

25 May 2020

360 degree security that safeguards server infrastructure

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360 degree security that safeguards server infrastructure

360 degree security that safeguards server infrastructure

Silicon Root of Trust anchors the essential firmware of HPE ProLiant to an HPE-exclusive ASIC even before the server is built, creating an immutable fingerprint that must be exactly matched before the server will boot.

25 May 2020

360 degree security that safeguards server infrastructure

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360 degree security that safeguards server infrastructure

360 degree security that safeguards server infrastructure

Silicon Root of Trust anchors the essential firmware of HPE ProLiant to an HPE-exclusive ASIC even before the server is built, creating an immutable fingerprint that must be exactly matched before the server will boot.

25 May 2020

What's the future of management?

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What's the future of management?

Business management in the digital age

When automation transformed the manufacturing sector across the Western world during the 1980s and ’90s, many white-collar workers were nonplussed at the wave of job losses. But now artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies have come knocking for their jobs – and managers and skilled workers alike will need to fashion new tools to survive.

25 May 2020

How virtualisation can save you time and money

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How virtualisation can save you time and money

Beyond the physical world: How virtualisation can save you time and money

Imagine that you have three servers: one for your emails, one for your customer database and another to host your website. Each of these servers is running at only 15 percent capacity. In a traditional set-up with x86 servers, there’s no way to use the remaining 85 percent for a different purpose. One server means one function. And if, for example, you wanted to add a server for your applications, you’d need to buy new hardware to house it.

Virtualisation makes it possible to combine your servers and allocate resources to minimise wastage and duplication. By moving beyond the physical constraints of conventional servers, virtualisation allows you to save time, money and space while boosting server performance. Read on to learn more about its pros and cons.

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25 May 2020

The real-world benefits of upgrading to Windows 10

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The real-world benefits of upgrading to Windows 10

Still wondering if you should upgrade to Windows 10?

Microsoft's latest operating system is a solid product, with significant improvements under the hood that have made it the most secure and productive Windows ever. Business users have voted with their cash and adopted it faster than any previous version.

25 May 2020

Top 10 tips to keep your PC safe

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Top 10 tips to keep your PC safe

Governance is a business term used to describe the framework you have in place to control and protect your IT infrastructure. Often used in a corporate context, governance also has an important role to play for SMBs.

Your governance strategy should express how your IT infrastructure can drive business performance and help achieve your business goals. It also sets out key IT processes (including security procedures) that govern not only how your IT function is operated, but also how your employee devices are managed.

Think of it as a roadmap for your IT department. It sets out a destination (your business goals) and provides step-by-step directions (your processes) that will safely and effectively get you where you need to be.

25 May 2020

What IT governance means for SMBs in the digital era

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What IT governance means for SMBs in the digital era

Governance is a business term used to describe the framework you have in place to control and protect your IT infrastructure. Often used in a corporate context, governance also has an important role to play for SMBs.

Your governance strategy should express how your IT infrastructure can drive business performance and help achieve your business goals. It also sets out key IT processes (including security procedures) that govern not only how your IT function is operated, but also how your employee devices are managed.

Think of it as a roadmap for your IT department. It sets out a destination (your business goals) and provides step-by-step directions (your processes) that will safely and effectively get you where you need to be.

24 May 2020

How to secure your Windows 10 device

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How to secure your Windows 10 device

Not all that long ago, the best way of securing your primary means of transportation was to tie your horse to a piece of timber – ensuring you used a decent knot, of course.

These days, when you buy a new car, you expect that it will come with robust security features that go well beyond the ability to lock the doors. An immobiliser, central locking, and maybe even an alarm for good measure would be the three you’d accept at a minimum.

Yet, despite the leaps and bounds we’ve seen with technology over the past few decades, so many people still leave their precious devices simply ‘tied up’ and hope for the best.

However, for those who recognise that their devices are the best means of navigating and traversing our vast digital world, Windows 10 offers some of the best security on the market.

The latest version of Microsoft’s desktop and mobile OS boasts three critical in-built security features designed to keep your data and devices safe.


1. Device Guard

Most of us are blindly trusting of our apps – after all, if they’ve made it to the App Store or Google Play, they must be legitimate, right?

Well, not always. In November 2018, Google had to remove 13 apps from the Play Store – including two that were trending – as they were just malware with no functionality.

While the lesson is to be vigilant with anything you’re uploading, regardless of the source, it’s nice to know that Windows 10 offers an added layer of protection.

Device Guard blocks executable and script-based malware. It also allows organisations and individuals to identify trusted apps, giving them exclusive permission to run updates and perform other automatic functions.

Importantly, Device Guard has been endorsed by such major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as Acer, Lenovo and HP.


2. Passport

Passwords have long been the gold standard of personal security when it comes to IT, but they have a crucial flaw: the more secure they are, the harder they are to remember.

As a result, such efforts as ‘password’ and ‘12345678’ continue to top ‘worst password’ lists year after year.

But what can you do? Well, instead of addressing the symptom, Windows 10 aims to treat the cause.

Microsoft Passport gives Windows 10 users a safe and easy way to access password-protected services.

Users first complete an easy two-factor authentication process that requires a PIN or biometric signature and an authorised Windows device.

Once authenticated, users can select a unique gesture to use for future log-ins. This allows Windows to complete other logins (for example, to online services) on the user’s behalf.

It’s not only safe, it’s also a convenient solution – after all, not only are gestures harder to crack than passwords, they’re also much harder to forget.


3. Windows Hello

Not content with gestures to keep your precious data safe? Then it’s just as well the new system is also packing Windows Hello.

Hello works with Passport to provide enterprise-grade security – again, without the need for a password.

Instead, Hello allows you to teach your device to recognise a unique biometric, such as reading your fingerprint or scanning your face or iris with your device’s built-in camera.

To make it even safer, the authentication data is encrypted and, to protect it from online assailants, stored only on your device.

And along with helping to beef up your device’s privacy and protection, Hello also improves efficiency, getting you logged on as much as three times faster than a password.

Thanks to technologies like these, Windows 10 is one of the most secure operating systems ever developed. Combined with modern hardware, your PC will be a tough nut to crack.

21 May 2020

Unleash the Power of Your Team

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Unleash the Power of Your Team

Microsoft Teams is the collaboration hub that helps your team to get on the same page with group chat, online meetings, calling, and web conferencing. Collaborate on files with built-in apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint and get end-to-end security, administrative control, and compliance—all powered by Office 365.

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