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What are the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid clouds? 
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A hybrid cloud is a blend of two or more distinct cloud structures, using private and public clouds to provide separate functions within the same organisation. Hybrid cloud structures retain their unique entities but are able to seamlessly integrate data and applications. However, building a hybrid cloud does pose some challenges and it might not be the best solution for every company. 

 

The downsides of hybrid clouds 

One major reason for not proceeding with a hybrid cloud is the initial cost of investment. Although a hybrid cloud can save costs once it is up and running...

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The Internet of Things: The Plague of Poor Perception and Performance
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The Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most common phrases of IT professionals and a growing number of consumers. While this methodology promises features such as enhanced device integration and a more intuitive UX; the fact of the matter is that many practices have fallen short of the mark. Recent polls suggest that IoT performance is still dubious and consumers are not confident that it will be able to provide reliable results. What issues exist and should we expect them to continue to plague this sector? 

 

A Lack of Confidence or a Lack of Knowledge 

A survey...

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Is Your Business Overspending On The Cloud?
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An increasing number of companies, both small and large, are moving away from having their own specialised servers for computing infrastructure, and are instead investing that money into cloud capacity. While this undoubtedly has its benefits, there are considerations that must be taken into account. Many companies have been purchasing much more computing capacity in the cloud than they are actually using, which leads to a massive amount of overspending. 

 

Why do companies overspend on the cloud? 

It is possible that the company does not know exactly how much cloud capacity...

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Distinction between hybrid cloud and multi cloud
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Factors such as the ability to have a distributed workforce, flexibility and mobility, coupled with the need to enhance performance, speed and agility, means that more and more businesses are  turning to the cloud. This has in consequence lead to the emergence of cloud solutions aiming to leverage on the needs of organisations. While some organisations rely on the public cloud, others have in-house private cloud solutions. However, depending solely on one has its shortcomings, and this is why we are seeing the emergence of hybrid and multi cloud solutions.

 

What is a...

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Trends of Cyber Attacks 2018 – So Far
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The first half of 2018 has witnessed the rise of many cloud-based attacks. Threats have become directly proportional to technological growth constantly opposing the wellbeing of organisations worldwide. They have come in many shapes and forms from manipulating Blockchain technology to stage attacks as well as mobile platform attacks. Stronger attacks have been felt by the cloud environment due to the presence of powerful and more precise technologies. 

Check Point Software Technologies has analysed these threats and attacks and found some interesting trends.

 

Cryptomining...

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Analysis
Should your business have intranet infrastructures or settle with external hosting?
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Are you trying to decide if your company should get an intranet infrastructure or an external secure site? This article will briefly overview and contrast both options, to help you make an informed choice. Both alternatives have their particular strengths and drawbacks, so you should have a working understanding of the matter in order to choose wisely. 

The gist of the matter is fairly simple: creating an intranet infrastructure is comparable to sourcing an entire building to serve as your virtual headquarters; getting external secure hosting would be like renting a virtual office in...

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Is Cloud-Native Development the New Winning Move?
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The software technology scene is not new to disruptions that have shaped the industry to what we currently know. The rise of Cloud-native development has, however, shaken the industry and provided a platform for tremendous opportunities. To find out what Cloud-native is, we have to start by finding out what it does. 

 

Defining Cloud-Native 

Cloud-native is the approach of building and running applications that maximise on the merits of the cloud computing delivery model. The purpose of this approach is to improve speed, scalability and eventually margin. It is primarily...

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The top challenges encountering the multi-cloud environments 
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In today's era of continuous innovation, companies are progressively using various IT systems to meet the needs of their growing businesses. This variety allows firms to manage their workloads, instead of being tied to a single delivery model or provider. 

However, due to the considerable shortage of experienced cloud personnel out there, most of the companies are lacking internal cloud expertise. Consequently, adopting a successful cloud plan is usually a challenging undertaking. Here are some of the challenges that most enterprises face in the management of multi-cloud...

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Is Cloud Computing Cheaper Than On-Premise Servers?
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Cloud computing is generally associated with lowered costs. Companies that switch to cloud computing get to save money on physical storage space of the servers and the monitoring of the infrastructure. However, many businesses still end up spending more money on cloud computing as opposed to on-premise servers. Here are some reasons why cloud computing may not be as cheap as you think:

 

Computing Power Requirements

If your applications have variable computing power requirements, you will benefit from cloud computing since you eventually save some money on discounts. Such applications...

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Why Active Directory Is Important to Your Company
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Active Directory (AD) is a trademarked directory service developed by Microsoft, an essential part of the Windows 2000 (codenamed NT 5.0) architecture. Just like other directory services, for instance, NDS (Novell Directory Services), the AD is a centralised, standardised system, automating network management of distributed resources, user data, security and allows interoperation with other directories. AD is designed mainly for distributed networking environments. 

 

Why Your Company Needs AD 

If your office is using AD, all of your machines will be connected to a domain,...

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