A Gap in the Cloud: Is Your Cloud Backup as Safe as You Think?

We talk often about the importance of backing up data, and it is gratifying to see that the message is getting through. More often than not, organisations we encounter have a growing awareness of the value of data. Business leaders are more aware of the risk involved in losing access to data, even for a short while. With seemingly perfect timing, a wealth of cloud services emerged to make life easier. After all, when you’re using an app and click save, someone, somewhere, is protecting that data, right?

Efficiency Measures That Make Business Safer

We can all be at risk from our own hectic agendas. In spite of all the devices and apps at our disposal, we strain to fit everything in – and in the midst of it all, sometimes important actions are missed. Sometimes, we take a calculated risk, where we weigh the importance of seeing a child’s football game against a ‘soft’ work deadline. Other times, when we are pulled into the vortex of overload, the process is less managed, and risk increases without us noticing. That is where some simple efficiency measures can make your business safer.

How To Put Your Business Through An Efficiency Bootcamp

We hear a lot in the IT world about efficiency. In fact, you’d be hard pushed to find a brochure or media release that didn’t use the word at least once. It is a worthy aim; we all want to do things better, smarter, but with less effort. There’s a saying that ‘efficiency is intelligent laziness’. While I don’t see it as lazy to seek improved outcomes for equal or less effort, I see it as a necessary part of delivering more.

The Four Things Slowing Down Your Key Business Applications

It decreases productivity and squashes employee morale, sluggish application delivery is often dismissed as ‘just the way it is’. But if you catch your sales reps drumming their fingers while waiting for a file to load, or your counter staff have to explain to customers that the system is running a little slow – again – then there are four common culprits that may be slowing business applications and undermining your business.