Some Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are having difficulty in providing IT infrastructure to their customers as the nation remains under lockdown. This contrasts with Blue Chip.
Third-party maintenance for IT hardware typically manages server, storage and network equipment, either in data centres or at an organisation’s premises.
The UK Government has quite rightly recommended that those who can, should work from home during the continued fight against COVID-19.
It has always been said that IT and technology go in cycles, we rarely see new things, just reinventions of previous ideas - centralisation/decentralisation, cloud, edge, outsourcing, etc.
Hardware maintenance: it’s not sexy, and It’s certainly not a head turner. However, it is essential to any business running IT infrastructure. Often, it is ignored and even undervalued. But when your critical IT is down, hardware maintenance is your last defence against disaster.
It was in early September last year when we were contacted by a client with a major problem. The systems they were using for their critical management information and decision making were going end of support on 3rd January.
Those who leave systems unsupported are at greater risk of a malware attack, data loss, unplanned downtime and/or data breaches. Businesses have come crashing down due to hubristic confidence in servers that lacked a support plan.
When you’re working in the retail sector, it can seem that technology has pushed the balance of power in favour of the consumer. Thanks to the internet, consumers can compare products and prices at the click of a button, meaning competition between retailers has never been so fierce.
The start of a new year is often the perfect time to pause and take stock, and reviewing the condition of your systems is a great place to start.
Security in a data centre is a very serious issue, overlooking a minor detail could mean the difference between a secure data centre and a security breach. We can all perform certain tasks during our working day to ensure that there are minimum chances for security becoming compromised.
Tape backup is slowly giving way to disk as a backup target, but tape still has plenty of benefits over initially much more expensive disks, which probably tells us why many customers still prefer to stick to the
Blue Chip recently successfully carried out a Business Continuity (BC) test in July 2013 at its new Data Management Centre. The test consisted of the following teams: Business Services, HR and Marketing.
A time of celebration; a time of planning; a time of anticipation... how many medals will Team GB win?
I was working in the Disaster Recovery industry when the Twin Towers came down during 9\11. I remember being horrified! The following few weeks were a frenzy of activity for the industry.
Better use of information technology in England's hospitals could help prevent 16,000 deaths a year, a report says. University Hospitals Birmingham has recommended its system to the team investigating above-average death rates from 2005 to 2008 at Stafford Hospital.
This week many companies in Bedford and the surrounding areas were hit by a mains water problem, resulting in a loss of pressure and ultimately no water into their premises. So what is the impact of such an incident?
Microsoft’s €350 million Dublin Data Centre has suffered a total power outage due to lightning.
An inner city London Council has been identified as having an astonishing lack of business continuity policy.
The idea of your critical iSeries® systems and all the data therein floating along a flooded muddy river is not an appealing one.
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has warned that businesses should improve data security standards following its annual report and the revelation that private businesses accounted for almost a third of the 603 data breaches reported in 2010/11.