Not All Clouds Are Created Equal

In the UK, the advantages of virtualised storage led to an 83% increase in cloud uptake between 2010 and 2017. Cloud is the undeniable future of business IT, and offers a mouldable, versatile platform to facilitate IT-led business development and digital transformation. It’s important to understand the potential of the cloud’s scalability, connectivity and efficiency and how you can reap its rewards. Why are more and more businesses abandoning on-premise hosting and moving to the cloud? How can you differentiate between clouds to find the right solution for your business? What advantages does the cloud offer that on-premise hosting doesn’t? Download the whitepaper now to discover how to choose the perfect cloud for your business.

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Cloud-Hosted Desktops

The way we work is evolving fast, and subsequently, the way we store crucial data safely is rapidly progressing. It’s more vital than ever for businesses to offer a flexible work-home environment or risk losing talented staff and money when natural causes mean employees can’t get to the office. With the flexibility and efficiency of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) office environments quickly becoming the norm, data storage has to catch up to counter the increased security concerns associated with employee-owned devices, which range from sophisticated phishing attempts to human error. Cloud-hosted desktops – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) – offer a solution to these issues. So what are the advantages of cloud-hosted desktops? Which cloud-hosted desktop is right for your business? Download our whitepaper now to discover how to decipher which cloud-hosted desktop service is right for you and how to make the most of your VDI or DaaS solution.

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Privacy Shield: The New Data Transfer Agreement

Safe Harbour, the data protection principle set up to allow unhindered data transfer between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US), was ruled invalid in October 2015. In February 2016, Privacy Shield was announced as its replacement, implemented to offer clarity and security for businesses worried about data transfers between the European Economic Area (EEA) and the US. But there’s still confusion and ambiguity as to what Privacy Shield entails. Does Privacy Shield solve the problems highlighted by Safe Harbour’s invalidation? Can businesses trust Privacy Shield to guarantee the safety of their data overseas – or does the uncertainty and ambiguity that Safe Harbour was initially criticised for still persist? Download our whitepaper for insight into how the new agreement and upcoming EU regulations impact upon your business.

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The Cloud Forecast

Cloud is taking the business world by storm and is significantly transforming the ways in which businesses operate. Those who fail to adapt are quickly being left behind, with a 75% increase in cloud uptake between 2010 and 2015, and it’s only set to rise. What cloud technologies are currently dominating the marketplace? What cloud technologies are emerging and are set to impact business IT now and in future. Our ‘Cloud Forecast’ whitepaper highlights six key trends to look out for over the next five years, so that your business can get ahead of the competition and take your organisation to new heights with the cloud.

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Magento: Get the most out of your eCommerce platform

Magento is the UK's most popular eCommerce website builder, powering over 26% of the Alexa top one million eCommerce sites. The feature-rich platform is able to create unique and responsive websites for eCommerce businesses of all sizes. With 93% of online experiences starting with a search engine, it’s crucial that your eCommerce site stands out amongst the overcrowded marketplace. But why use Magento over another eCommerce website builder? How does Magento, combined with the right hosting infrastructure, help to reinvigorate your online shop front? Download the whitepaper now to find out. 

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The G-Cloud Toolkit

Why is cloud becoming so popular in public sector organisations? G-Cloud is a government initiative which came into force in 2012, designed to make it easier for government departments and public sector organisations to access cloud services. The online database of cloud vendors cleared to provide their services to such organisations means IT teams can browse potential suppliers. Conventional servers emit 46kg of CO2 waste per year, compared to 2kg from UKFast’s virtual servers, and aside from the environmental impact, the cloud offers numerous opportunities to public sector organisations. However, choosing a hosting provider most suitable to your organisation can be difficult, time-consuming and overwhelming. Download the whitepaper now to find out how to choose the right hosting provider for your organisation.

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