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A successful cloud migration requires good planning

A successful cloud migration requires good planning

Research and advisory firm Gartner predicts that by 2019, up to 30 percent of new software will be cloud-only. For today’s businesses, the cloud already offers clear benefits of agility, scalability, cost and innovation. If you’re looking to adopt the cloud for your business, thorough pre-planning is essential for a smooth migration. Here’s what you’ll need […]

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The IoT and data centers: A match made in heaven

The IoT and data centers: A match made in heaven

With estimates as hyped up as 50 billion devices expected to be connected by 2020, the internet of things (IoT) will be the most significant change to the way data is managed in a generation. And that has enterprise data centre operators going back to the drawing board. Data direction The surge in the range of […]

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How to develop a backup storage plan for your business

How to develop a backup storage plan for your business

With storage cheap and plentiful, SMBs process more data than ever before. It also means that loss of such data can hit the business hard in the hip pocket. So it’s worth devising a solid data backup strategy for your business. Many smaller businesses skimp on their data backup, considering it too expensive or time-consuming. […]

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Four ways to enhance your endpoint security

Four ways to enhance your endpoint security

It’s quite likely you use several devices, such as a smartphone and a laptop or desktop PC, to run your business. Each device, however, represents an access point for threats like viruses and malware. Endpoint security aims to secure these network ‘endpoints’ so that suspicious online activities are blocked at the point of entry. The […]

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Do you need to upgrade your network?

Do you need to upgrade your network?

Upgrading your company’s network isn’t likely to be cheap or straightforward. Your network affects every aspect of your business’s ICT, and downtime or making the wrong decisions will impact everyone. Whether you’re replacing outdated technology or expanding your network infrastructure, regular upgrades are essential for keeping your business productive and profitable as well as your […]

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Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

SECURITY ALERT: ALL WiFi Networks are Vulnerable!

You may have recently heard about the KRACK WiFi vulnerability that affects all WiFi network devices. The vulnerability in the WPA and WPA2 protocols affects EVERY WiFi Router, all access points and client devices (ie: Laptops, tablets, smart phones, smart TVs, smart thermostats, smart audio (Sonos), etc). The vulnerability was announced on Monday, October 10th, 2017, […]

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What's the future of management?

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 […]

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Tax breaks: Getting your fair share

Tax breaks: Getting your fair share

With so much red tape, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a love-hate relationship with the country’s small and medium businesses (SMBs). However, when you dive into the details of what most SMBs can claim as tax breaks, it’s clear Uncle Sam is more generous than you think. First, know […]

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