SMBs typically watch every precious cent they spend, and IT hardware
And while it may be tempting to go for a cheap and cheerful model, the last thing you want is an underpowered laptop that doesn't have all the features you need, or is obsolete in a year or less. The key is to choose a machine that is durable, secure, powerful, lightweight and has all the features you need. does not come cheap – especially when it involves laptops. This makes choosing the right laptop for your business an important box to tick.
We all know data is valuable, but too often we act as if it isn’t. Valuables are often secured – kept in safes, insured, treated with care. With valuable business and personal data moving around the internet all the time, criminals are always looking for new ways to steal, copy and subvert this precious new resource.
Every business needs a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery (DR) system in place to safeguard its digital assets. Statista estimates that server downtime costs nearly one-quarter of businesses (24%) lose up to half a million dollars per hour, while nearly one-sixth (14%) lose up to $5 million per hour. These are big numbers, but backup and recovery needn’t be a big problem.
Everybody needs a break. After working hard in your business it’s great to take a holiday, but all that good cheer and relaxation will go out the window in a moment if your business suffers an IT disaster while you’re away.
The industrial internet of things promises to be pivotal to the next industrial revolution in manufacturing. How? By harnessing all the power that digital technology offers through artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning.
Laptop computers are an increasingly popular workstation choice, especially as more and more workers and employers are taking advantage of the benefits offered by allowing staff to work from home. Thus, their portability becomes a great strength – but it can also be a weakness. But are they really the best choice for your PC fleet? Let's consider.
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The internet of things (IoT) is revolutionising the way businesses operate, helping them work smarter and more efficiently. Access to data is the key to garnering insights that can help your operation increase efficiencies and streamline operations, but you need to know what data to track and which processes need to be improved.
Virtualising your IT environment makes it cheaper and easier to deploy new capabilities to your stakeholders. By concentrating your storage and compute on servers (often hosted by a cloud provider), and deploying virtual machines (VMs) to users, you can reduce the cost of your desktop machines, centralise management and deployment, simplify security and governance, and offer new capabilities faster.
Everybody loves cloud services for their utility and accessibility. How about their security? It remains a concern for private users, small businesses and global enterprises alike. Leviathan Security Group research has identified three key factors in the effectiveness of cloud security: availability, staffing and vulnerability management. Only by considering, and carefully managing, all three can you be confident that your business is as well-protected as possible. 1. Availability First, check with your cloud provider just where your data will be held. Leviathan...
We all love having the latest, newest and best technology but there’s one small problem: whatever you buy today will be obsolete tomorrow. And with technology’s accelerating rate of change, ‘tomorrow’ comes faster and faster every year.
Modern business is increasingly connected, both locally and globally, while IT environments are becoming more diverse, thanks to the proliferation of cloud services, startups and other disruptions. This calls for a rethink of how information and intellectual property is secured from potential attackers.
Cloud computing services are right at the cutting edge of digital technology, allowing organisations large and small to streamline their operations and improve efficiency. These services, also known as ‘the cloud’, have since their inception been at the forefront of the digital revolution, with each iteration bringing an ever-expanding range of products and services. The cloud may have originally started out as the place to store data outside of your own IT ecosystem (i.e. online), but it has quickly evolved into much more.
The usual argument made for storing your sensitive data offshore or online is that online providers, like Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Google and Dropbox, operate at scale and have dedicated security specialists ensuring all their data is held safely.
If you spend most of your working day staring at a screen, you need to make sure you’re getting the most from your monitor. If you’re setting up a new office or upgrading your monitor in 2018, here are the key areas to think about when comparing displays from the top brands.
SMBs need security measures as much as large corporations do. They aren't hard to install, and you can probably do everything you need to do in a single day. You need to secure the computers in the office, but employees should also secure their laptops and smartphones as they can be easily lost or stolen, and an outside party may get access to company information.
Work practices have undergone a revolution in the digital age. Networked devices and more mobility have blurred the line between work and home as vast numbers of people perform their jobs across multiple platforms, often far from the office.
Multinational corporations and large enterprises have for years been conducting business on a global scale. These operations require a broad array of devices and software to function smoothly, and significant resources are invested to support and maintain them. That’s why they employ teams of IT experts – in data centres, hardware, networking, security, software, support, training and more.
The internet of things (IoT) is being heralded as a breakthrough technology that will be instrumental in enabling other next-generation technologies, such as AI, driverless cars and robotics. So far, much of the hype has focused on consumer items like smart TVs and fridges that can order extra milk. But it’s in business where the IoT is predicted to drive massive transformation.
When it comes to laptop and notebook computers, their greatest strength can often seem to be their most profound weakness. The very portability that makes them such useful tools for the mobile professional leaves them vulnerable to a host of catastrophes that never faced the average desktop machine.
It’s easy to calculate the cost of new hardware or software. But there’s more to a business case than these hard costs. Delaying your upgrade cycle may save on these costs in the short term, but there are other costs that may start ballooning as your fleet ages beyond its end-of-life. Some of these costs – like the cost of a security breach or reduced productivity – are hard to quantify or predict, but that doesn’t make them any less real.
One of the few industries that will never see budget cuts is security – especially cyber security. As the world grows ever more complex and connected, our valuable information is increasingly exposed to malicious actors from all corners of the globe.
In the days before the internet, productivity was a slow process requiring manual input and long-form mathematics. The internet has changed all that and is getting better all the time. So what are the top 10 productivity boosters for 2018?
The annual Las Vegas-based CES show is the epicentre of the global technology industry. From the coolest new consumer gadgets to the major business trends that will change the way we work, here’s a quick summary of what you may have missed in 2018.
One of the few industries in the world that will never see budget cuts is security. As the world grows ever more complex and connected, our valuable information is increasingly exposed to malicious actors around the world.
Lead generation is a time- and resource-heavy endeavour, making automation and data-processing technologies the right tool for the job. Artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning in particular, is an incredible resource for lead generation. AI can: