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Attitudes to cloud-based services vary, but over time there has been increasing uptake as the benefits are recognised by more and more businesses. Those in the vanguard recognise that there is ground work to do; certain security measures must be put in place to enable safe use of cloud-based platforms and applications.  At the other end of the spectrum there is investment in security too, as measures are taken to try and limit access to cloud-based services.

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Flash storage is beginning to be seen as a real contender as Tier 1 storage.  However, there are still misperceptions around flash - some see it as too costly, others are worried about the lifetime of a flash array.  However, even for those who have decided that flash is the way forward, there still remain issues that need to be dealt with:  for example, is all flash the same?  If it is, then it all comes down to how well the vendor writes their software to manage the array.  A flash array based on third party SSDs may be commoditising rapidly - one that has a different approach to using fl

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There has been a lot of hype about wearable technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it might impact consumers, but there are areas in enterprise where this innovation is already presenting new opportunitites and perhaps some new threats. Organisations of all sizes need to be taking a closer look.

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Moving to cloud requires planning. However, many organisations start from the wrong place.  This short video provides help in knowing where to start from.

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Although the cloud is an ideal repository for backup data, as it is offsite and controlled by the service provider (which should include another layer of backup), getting that first tranche of data over - and recovering it if and when necessary - over the wide area network can be problematic.

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