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Transitioning from N3 to HSCN

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As the NHS's N3 wide area network reaches end-of-life, it is understandable that existing customers are wary about the implications of moving to HSCN, it's replacement. This article looks at the differences between the two networks, what HSCN will enable the healthcare sector to do and how organisations can transition from N3 to HSCN.

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Top Tips for GDPR in a post-Brexit world

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Following the momentous Brexit vote earlier this year, many businesses are left uncertain as to what the long term effects will be. With many of those businesses already preparing for the data-handling changes ahead of new GDPR rules, this article provides five tips to help you navigate GDPR regulations in these post-Brexit times.

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What is Cloud collaboration?

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Effective, timely collaboration between colleagues is good for business and is seen as a key stage in the digital transformation journey. Whether it's working on a document together or having an instant message chat or a group video conference spanning three different continents, collaboration speeds things up, increases productivity and saves a lot of time, money and effort.

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12 benefits of Desktop as a Service

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Given the amount of time, money and effort spent on managing and maintaining desktop fleets, it’s not surprising that organisations are looking to alternative solutions, with an increasing number turning to the Cloud and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). To explain why, we’ve put together our Desktop Dozen: the twelve major benefits of switching to a hosted delivery model.

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What is Hybrid Cloud?

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As more and more enterprise IT strategies are being influenced by hybrid cloud, it is important for any organisation to be up to speed with this latest development in Cloud solutions. From security to the features and benefits, this article discusses some of the key things your organisation will need to know about hybrid cloud.

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Shared vs Dedicated IaaS

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Infrastructure-as-a-Service is available on shared and dedicated infrastructure providing customers with a secure, scalable data centre capacity on demand, however many customers ask about the differences between the two solutions and the security implications associated. In this article we look at these two models, how resources are assigned and how customer platforms are kept separate in a shared IaaS environment.

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Top tips for creating a Unified Communications strategy

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If your organisation is looking to implement a Unified Communications solution within your business our top tips helps to provide the steps and how to plan an effective Unified Communications strategy.

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Cloud Computing - Top Tips For Public Sector

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Although there are many benefits for the Public Sector to Cloud services such as efficiency gains and cost savings, these benefits have brought increased complexity to the procurement process. This article provides ten "must dos" to help the Public Sector through a successful cloud engagement.

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Top tips for Legal Firms moving to the Cloud

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Our top tips for legal firms look at how Cloud services can create efficiencies and productivity within the workplace whilst meeting security compliance for highly sensitive and classified data.

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Data Sovereignty

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For years there has been a blurring of international barriers within the business community as globalisation has taken effect. But now the realities of hosting data in the Cloud have hit the law courts and the whole issue of data sovereignty is becoming a virtual battleground.

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What is SaaS

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What is SaaS? Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software on demand model that provides application access over a network connection, typically the Internet. It allows businesses to consume software by renting it instead of buying it using payment models such as subscriptions, annual and perpetual licences.

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What is PaaS

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What is Paas. Platform as a Service (PaaS) sits in the middle of a three-tier Cloud computing pyramid that also comprises IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) and can best be thought of as an application development and deployment environment which allows Service Providers to free up customers to focus on their work within their infrastructure.

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What is IaaS

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An easy way of thinking of IaaS is hardware-as-a-service: servers, storage, network infrastructure, data centre space owned and pooled by specialist third parties and offered as a fully outsourced, metered service on demand. Customers are then free to manage the operating system, middleware and applications typically via self-service provisioning portals.

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Client unified communications strategy

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Moving to a unified communications (UC) environment does not happen in one step. There are five potential stages in the process, which are not all about UC.

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Cloud Computing for Finance Directors

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This article looks at 10 things finance directors need to know about Cloud computing; the cost savings and operational benefits.

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What is Shadow IT?

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One of the top security concerns for IT directors is the use of non-approved Software As A Service applications. With 80% of employees admitting to using non-approved applications in their jobs, this article asks why this number is growing.

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Top 8 reasons why data centre solutions fail

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Our top tips on Data Centre solutions look at the points that businesses should consider when looking for hosting services.

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Top 10 questions for choosing a network provider

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Networks are the backbone of organisations and your network management, monitoring and security are complex. Our top tips look at the questions you should ask a network provider.

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Migrating from Oracle Financial Analyzer (OFA) to Oracle Hyperion Planning

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This article compares the two systems and highlights the similarities, differences and details what is to be gained by moving over to Hyperion Planning from OFA.

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Migrating from Business Objects Planning to SAP BPC (Budget Planning and Consolidation)

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Following acquisitions of Outlooksoft and Business Objects in 2007, SAP havea revised go-to-market offering for Planning, Budgeting and Consolidation.

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