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4 cloud predictions for 2021

11.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

There’s no denying 2020 was a big year for cloud. The need for organisations to cut costs, work remotely and improve resilience drove increased adoption globally, across all sectors. As we look ahead to what 2021 will bring, it’s clear that the trend is set to continue, with reliance on the cloud playing a greater role in this year’s business plans.   Investment in cloud technology is predicted to grow at such a scale that Gartner believes it will account for 14.2% of the total global enterprise IT spending market in 2024, a jump from 9.1% in 2020.   With a growing number of businesses realising the benefits of increased cloud…

Is remote working helping productivity in the public sector?

30.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

Many of us have worked from home at some point during 2020, hosting virtual meetings, attending online events and often sharing sensitive documents with colleagues over the internet. Forced to adapt, as the months have passed, remote working has quietly began to feel like…

How can the public sector work from home securely?

20.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused disruption in every aspect of our lives and, for many of us, the biggest change has occurred in our working lives. Following the official advice to work from home wherever possible, remote working has become the…

Can managed cloud save you money?

18.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

Download our Buyer's Guide: Leveraging the Power of the Cloud Is it guaranteed that migrating to the cloud will instantly cut your costs? Not everyone who adopts cloud solutions will reap the financial benefits. Cloud is technologically complex and, while there’s huge potential to…

Leveraging the power of the cloud

10.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

Download our Buyer's Guide: Leveraging the Power of the Cloud With organisations turning away from traditional, on-prem solutions, cloud adoption is soaring to new levels. Earlier this year, IDG reported that 81% of businesses have at least one application, or a portion of their…

What is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)?

6.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

In 2020, the pandemic has shifted the way we work, perhaps forever. Much of the UK’s workforce has found itself working from home for the first time, and businesses across the country have been forced to quickly facilitate mass remote working.   For those now…

WFH tips from UKFast’s Head of HR

2.11.2020 by Guest

This guest blog is authored by UKFast Head of HR, Rebecca Crawford. We've all been working from home longer than expected now. For many, the novelty has long worn off and living through a pandemic is putting individuals under extra stress in both personal and…

Comparing colocation and managed web hosting

18.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

For businesses that rely on the power and performance of dedicated servers, one of the biggest choices they face when setting up infrastructure is whether to choose colocation or managed web hosting. Both options provide an off-premises solution, offering greater scalability, security and cost-effectiveness than on-prem servers.   The main difference…

EDR vs SIEM: What’s the difference, and which is right for your business?

19.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

With a recent survey revealing that 86% of businesses expect an increase in cyber-threats over the next 12 months, it’s clear that the ever-evolving threat landscape is a major concern for organisations of all sizes. Understanding the distinction between endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools and security information and event management (SIEM) platforms…

IaaS, PaaS or SaaS? Choosing the Right Cloud Service

30.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

If you’re not familiar with the language of cloud, it can be difficult to understand how IaaS, PaaS or SaaS can benefit your business. It also makes it more challenging to choose the best option for you. The main differences between these solutions lie in the split of management responsibilities; each offers a different…