Realising the opportunity of cloud: how hedge funds can flourish in a hybrid cloud environment

Since its widespread introduction into the business environment cloud has been transforming operations and challenging traditional mindsets regardless of industry. While the majority of industries have overcome the initial challenges and obstacles to adopting some form of cloud technology, those in more heavily regulated industries, such as financial services (think investment services, insurance, hedge funds),

Take it to the cloud – the role of hybrid in the legal sector

The legal sector is in a state of constant change, driven by compliance and regulatory requirements, intense competition and the ever-present need to be more cost effective, while also maintaining or increasing productivity. Traditionally law firms have been slower to adopt new technologies or consider how advances in IT can benefit operations. This is mainly

Data Governance Complexity

The potential benefits that data can bring a business grow as companies develop and look to harness that data to drive enhanced understanding of their own organisation, the markets in which they operate and the customers with whom they engage. Yet, as businesses mature, it becomes ever more important that they fully understand these information

Cloud vs Colocation: Which is right for your business?

Choosing the right server infrastructure is crucial to business success. Yet with the trend towards cloud adoption accelerating, the IT infrastructure landscape for large corporate organisations is undergoing a major transformation. “In fact, recent research from 451 Research’s  ‘Market Monitor: Cloud Computing, Q1 2016’ report shows that in the UK, cloud is set to grow

Rethinking Business Continuity with the Cloud

Technology developments and virtualisation have created huge potential for what can be achieved with businesses’ continuity and disaster recovery plans. Recent developments in enterprise technology means that organisations need to radically rethink their approach to  disaster recovery and create new solutions that are more flexible, scalable and cost-effective.  Disaster recovery is now high on the

Business continuity, cloud and recovering from disaster: a look at Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

Over the last few years, the concept of business continuity has become a popular topic for organisations. This is especially true, not only for corporates and global conglomerates, but for SMBs as well. Depending on the industry and sector in which these organisations operate, business continuity may encompass more than simply keeping the organisation going

Hybrid IT Survey Whitepaper

Cloud has been the buzzword of choice in the IT industry for the past decade or so. In that time, conversations on cloud computing invariably leant towards cost, security, data sovereignty, choosing the right supplier and selecting the right cloud computing model. A key part of this latter topic was the comparison between cloud and

Hybrid cloud grows up — Introducing Azure Stack

Hybrid cloud and the IT landscape are changing rapidly. Not all that long ago, most analysts and larger public cloud infrastructure companies would have had us believe that cloud was not only the future, but would also be the ‘only’ future. Even Microsoft who was, until relatively recently, seen to be playing catch up to