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Don’t be directionless: Seven steps to creating a cloud strategy

Posted by Simon Michie | 1 May 2015, 15:40 PM

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In previous blogs, Redcentric have discussed the issues that need to be considered as your business moves along your journey to the cloud. One of the first and most important steps is the development on a cloud strategy. In this blog, Redcentric's Simon Michie describes seven steps that are required, as a minimum, to create a valid cloud strategy.

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Mixed messages: 5 ways for public sector organisations to cut through the confusion

Posted by Peter Nailer | 8 Apr 2015, 10:55 AM

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While the Government Digital Service provides support, Public Sector IT buyers still need to ensure that they are in control of determining their requirements – both from a business and technology perspective. Peter Nailer, Senior Bid Manager at Redcentric offers his top five tips on how to cut through the confusion.

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Reaching towering heights: why government IT procurement is changing

Posted by Mark Hall | 18 Mar 2015, 17:23 PM

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In this blog, Redcentric's Public Sector Director, Mark Hall, along with Senior Bid Manager, Peter Nailer, give their thoughts on the Systems Integration and Management (SIAM) model in response to a recent blog by Alex Holmes the deputy director of the Government Digital Service.

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Database as a Service: What sets us apart from our competitors?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 9 Feb 2015, 11:48 AM

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In the final blog of this series, Redcentric's Stefan Haase looks what sets Redcentric's proposition apart from the competition. From those at the top of the company to the staff out there delivering our services to customers, Stefan explains why Redcentric can back up our claim of being truly "customer-centric".

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Database as a Service : Delivering a first class solution

Posted by Stefan Haase | 26 Jan 2015, 10:34 AM

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In the follow-up to his blog looking at Oracle's philosophy and how Redcentric mirrors it to provide our own first rate Database-as-a-Service solution, Stefan Haase now looks at the differentiators that sets Redcentric apart from the competition and is resulting in serious interest from Government departments and the wider public sector.

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From virtual to reality: what you need to know about persistent and non persistent virtual desktops

Posted by Stefan Haase | 20 Jan 2015, 09:49 AM

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With the use of virtualised desktop environments (VDI) growing year on year, Stefan Haase looks at why they are an attractive proposition for IT departments, what the differences between the two approaches to virtual desktop environments are and, most importantly, how you can decide which is the best option for your organisation.

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Database as a Service : Learning from Oracle's philosophy

Posted by Stefan Haase | 14 Jan 2015, 12:21 PM

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In the first of a series of blogs, Redcentric's Stefan Haase looks at Oracle's journey to becoming IT giants and their current ongoing success of their engineered systems approach by delivering an optimised, maximum performance system. Stefan looks at Oracle's philosophy and how Redcentric has done the same for their own DBaaS solution.

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My Redcentric Symposium experience

Posted by Graham Francis | 5 Jan 2015, 11:25 AM

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When Graham Francis, Director of I.T. Services, M.I.S. and Examinations at Havering Sixth Form College, attended the Redcentric symposium in November he decided to let us know his experiences and thoughts on the day after attending sessions such as Internet of Things and Hybrid Cloud & Disaster Recovery as a Service.

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What will be big in 2015

Posted by Simon Michie | 23 Dec 2014, 10:48 AM

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As the New Year approaches Simon Michie, CTO of Redcentric, looks at his predictions for the enterprise IT industry during 2015. He reflects briefly on some of the technology that saw an increased uptake during 2014 that he feels may also have a pivotal role during 2015 as well.

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For now and into the future: what our customers learnt at the Redcentric Symposium

Posted by Simon Michie | 18 Dec 2014, 13:53 PM

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Following the huge success of the recent Redcentric Symposium event held in London, Simon Michie reflects on some of the key sessions held by our technology partners throughout the day. With topics ranging from the Internet of Things to Data Security, Simon looks at what the future holds for Redcentric's customers.

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How SMEs can unlock the public sector’s collaborative future

Posted by Mark Hall | 19 Nov 2014, 09:22 AM

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There is so much more potential for IT as an enabler in the Public Sector. However, even if the government is ready to move away from its traditional ‘silo’ mindset, the IT infrastructure isn’t. The advent of G-Cloud and the government's Cloud first strategy has allowed SMEs to compete for public sector contracts. This has not only driven competition, which can only be good for the government, but the resulting move to Cloud services offers the benefits of improved agility and the flexibility to share data and collaborate more effectively.

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Time to level with you about government IT procurement

Posted by Mark Hall | 3 Oct 2014, 15:36 PM

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Mark Hall discusses the changes in government IT procurement and how the G-Cloud framework has enabled SME technology companies to compete on a level playing field against the traditional monoliths. He looks at what it means for SME’s and the benefits to public sector organisations when contracting with an SME.

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Public Sector IT: Aligned to innovation

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Sep 2014, 13:48 PM

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In his latest blog, Mark Hall, Divisional Director of Public Sector for Redcentric, looks at how the public sector IT landscape has changed over the last decade and how SMEs like Redcentric are reaping the rewards from the growth of Government initiatives such as G-Cloud and the Public Sector Network.

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Seeing through the fog

Posted by Simon Michie | 9 Sep 2014, 17:48 PM

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As the term 'fog computing' enters the computing industry our Head of Cloud, Simon Michie, takes a looks at what it means. As the Internet of Things (IoT) increase should data processing be taken by the devices around the network edge or within the Cloud? What challenges do businesses face by these new issues and how can fog computing be used to their advantage to resolve these issues.

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Organisations need to consider the full cloud lifecycle

Posted by Simon Michie | 28 Aug 2014, 12:40 PM

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In his latest blog, Simon Michie, Head of Cloud, discusses the importance in considering the entire cloud lifecycle when a business is looking at migrating to cloud services. Simon also looks at what can be done by Cloud Service Providers to support clients from the beginning to the end of their cloud journey.

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Cloud standards: Are they really a big issue when considering a move to the cloud?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 6 Aug 2014, 11:47 AM

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As the number of cloud standards grows Redcentric's cloud expert, Stefan Haase, gives his thoughts on some of the key standards cloud providers should adhere to as well as asking if this growing number of standards denotes a change in cloud technology.

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Why CIO heads are very much in the Cloud

Posted by Simon Michie | 17 Jul 2014, 11:15 AM

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Following a recent survey by Deloitte, Simon Michie reflects on how IT services are perceived within businesses and the impact on the growing up take of Cloud will increase innovation to drive added-value services. Simon looks at the CIO’s role within the boardroom and how they are using technology to drive innovation and gain a competitive edge.

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Cloud migration – what every CIO should know

Posted by Simon Michie | 9 Jul 2014, 16:36 PM

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Although the cloud has been around for a while, cloud services are still an unknown entity for some who may have only dipped their toes in the water. Once the CIO has completed the analysis for the proof of concept, done the RIO analysis and the risk assessment, then the governance reporting, and when they’re confident that the cloud is the next step to deliver IT services – what’s next? It’s now time to get ready to migrate.

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Cloud myth number 1: no-one puts critical data in the Cloud

Posted by Stefan Haase | 2 Jun 2014, 12:03 PM

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Over the course of a series of blogs, our cloud expert aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding the cloud. In the first blog Stefan Haase looks at the myth that businesses don’t use the cloud to store their “critical data”.

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Cloud contingency planning – head to the middle of the road

Posted by Simon Michie | 14 Feb 2014, 12:12 PM

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Another week, and another Cloud provider goes out of business. OK, so I am being a little over dramatic, it has been a while since the last high profile closure. However, the importance of have contingency plans in place just in case your Cloud provider suddenly disappears should not be ignored.

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