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September 7, 2018  11:38 AM

Who is The Cloud Daddy?

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Had a great couple of online sessions recently with Joe Merces of the splendidly named CloudDaddy. The aim of CloudDaddy is to simplify one of the great pain points of IT (no, not repairing daisywheel printers, I think that really is historical pain), that being backup and restore, by...

June 29, 2018  11:26 AM

IT On A Budget? Still Plenty Of Investment Money Around…

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IT is often two-faced and never more so than when it comes to the financial health of the industry. Speak to one set and they'll tell you how tight it is, scrapping for every penny of profit, and they're speaking as they see it. At the same time, many of my US-based clients and regular contacts...


June 5, 2018  12:24 PM

Divisive Devices And Conferencing Woes?

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Like - I suspect - many people, I spend far too large a percentage of my one and only life on various 'net conferences, using a variety of platforms. Most of them are truly loathsome. So it was quite refreshing recently, when speaking to a conf software vendor, Fuze, using its own product for...


April 20, 2018  12:00 PM

Positive Reinvention

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It’s a truism that IT essentially reinvents itself every decade or so. In some ways this can be rightly seen as a cynical way to repackage the same old tosh and sell it again to confused.com IT departments afraid of having an unsupported IT implementation. But it does also spawn benefits, not...


April 20, 2018  11:56 AM

Sunny Weather Cutting Through The Clouds

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I’ve already talked many times in this ‘ere blog about how cloudy the cloud can be to many would-be adopters. And it hasn’t got much clearer; in the past 18 months I’ve tested storage in the cloud, security in the cloud, service desk in the cloud, optimisation in the cloud… I assume...


March 8, 2018  6:12 PM

Can Too Much Of Something Be Bad?

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TMI or Too Much Information is a popularised phrase of recent years, that isn't normally related to IT (well, at least not the sort of IT I'm involved in), but it is very much a truism. Big data, data analytics, ya de da, all relating to the reality that we are (and have been) collecting...


February 27, 2018  5:21 PM

WCaaP – Web Conferencing As A Platform?

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Interesting conversation recently with PGi – a well-established player in the worlds of web conferencing, unified comms and online collaboration. Interesting, timing wise, because a lot of conversations recently with vendors have revealed how much discontent there is with the classic web...


January 9, 2018  2:17 PM

Hold The Front Page: Common Sense Prevails In IT Security Shock!

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IT, and security especially, is overloaded with slick marketing terms that have little or no substance behind them – the classic “solution searching for a problem” scenario. But… just occasionally the complete opposite prevails, as in the most recent test project I’ve just completed...


November 15, 2017  1:00 PM

Load-Balancing Reinvented

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Like VoIP optimisation I've been blogging about recently, so I've been testing network (LAN and WAN in old money) optimisation solutions since the late '90s. The former, AKA Load-Balancing and Application Delivery Control (ADC) was historically very hardware oriented; sure, all the intelligence...


November 15, 2017  12:08 PM

No Hype With VoIP

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In this era of virtual cloudiness and all manner of reinventions, it's interesting to note that many of the limitations of IT since whenever, are still incumbent, despite technology advances. For example, yesterday I was sharing a Skype For Bz call with Said from SolarWinds (so Devon meets...


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