Predicting the business landscape is a tricky business - but with the right knowledge, expertise and guidance, businesses can at least make an informed guess at what lies ahead in 2014. Here, Timico CTO Trefor Davies takes a peep over the horizon to reveal the biggest IT mistakes businesses are expected to make in 2014.
On Demand is everywhere. From the way we communicate, to the entertainment we consume and the services we use in our professional lives. We can get what we want, when we want it, wherever we happen to be at the time.
Even better, it’s just as easy to turn it off when we don’t want it anymore.
For Business Owners, Finance Directors and IT Managers On Demand promises a great deal - the ability to cost effectively and efficiently deliver new services without the trouble and expense of building your own infrastructure.
When many businesses think of cloud, they think of Amazon Web Services. But for some cloud has become a dirty word. Businesses that could be realising the benefits of the technology and its associated service delivery model today are held back by what could be largely unfounded concerns. Here we debunk the top six myths and misconceptions by providing the perspective of an Enterprise grade cloud provider.
In my last post, I wrote about the benefits of using a hybrid backup environment to manage your backups, which gives you the flexibility to manage your data using a combination of on premise tape backup, or an alternative on premise method, and off-site cloud backup through a trusted partner like Timico.
There are many exciting features that our Newark Data Centre has given us, including our impressive on-site Network Operations Centre, top notch colocation facilities and the opening of further office space for our ever expanding team. It’s been a year of change! However, for me, the most exciting development that the Data Centre has bought to Timico is our new hosting infrastructure and the amazing benefits that this investment has bought us and our customers.
Two weeks after 2e2 was placed in administration, many businesses are facing the stress of rapidly finding new suppliers for their mission critical hosting and unifed communications services. Timico, along with many of our competitors, are being inundated with enquiries for help.
Welcome to the third of our blogs where we interview our customers to find out how technology is utilised in their businesses. This month we interview Paul Hardy, Director of IT Service Management for the Informa Group, one of Timico’s largest customers.
“…everything’s called cloud something-or-other these days, it really annoys me…it’s just another buzzword dreamt up by overpaid marketing types. They just stick the word cloud on the end of every product and act like it’s something new”. This was the impassioned rant that greeted me recently (it’s not an exact quote, the original was far too offensive for this blog) when I joined a sales meeting pitched at a hardened IT professional.....
General consensus amongst those in the know is that Small Businesses are perfectly primed to harness the power of Cloud Computing. Small Business owners, particularly start ups, have smaller budgets but are far more flexible and willing to investigate the mass of opportunities that Cloud computing can bring to their company.
This is the perfect time to start the migration to the Cloud.