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Several years ago there was a huge push from many vendors to virtualize unused physical servers. Whilst this push has considerable advantages, it also provided challenges as it increased the importance of backups of the virtual servers. With many vendors being single vendor focused, it can be hard to have an all-round complete backup and monitoring solution for the virtual environment,...
Recently, up to 145 million eBay users were affected by having their passwords accessed by attackers. Refer to the link below for the full story. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/386139,attackers-access-ebay-customer-passwords-personal-data.aspx?eid=1&edate=20140522&utm_source=20140522_AM&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter This brings to light the importance of...
There are four tier levels for Data Centres based on site infrastructure and availability as outlined by the Uptime Institute Date Centre Tier Classifications. These range from the simplest Tier 1 up to exceptionally highly available and fault tolerant Tier 4. Some of you probably think it may be “normal” to experience downtime periods often as this occurs in your workplace. As you can see...
Downloading free software can cost you money. Open source is computer software where the source code has been made available to the public and adheres to a set of criteria to enable fair distribution of the software. Although by principle Open Source software drives the excitement of getting modifiable free software, Open Source software is additionally subject to vulnerabilities due to the...
Standardisation is the first step towards optimisation. When your work follows a certain pattern and uses the same software versions and platforms, it is much easier to get the job done. Standardisation of IT processes and infrastructure has many more benefits than just an increased amount of efficiency. It can save you money and keep your staff happy with functioning machines and defined...
Have you ever lost valuable staff due to illness, injury, starting a family or just wanting to work less hours? If you answered yes, then you should consider offering your current and any new staff remote worker options. This can be on a temporary basis for someone who has an injury or on a permanent basis for those employees where it benefits both the employee and the business needs of the...