Month: August 2015

Amnesty International: a tale of success in the cloud

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for human rights. Its work is based on careful research by volunteers, and on the human rights standards agreed by the international community.

Real-time access to information and online updates is crucial for Amnesty’s worldwide operations.

10 benefits of working with a Managed Services Provider

Imagine how large your IT department would have to be to fulfil every one of your business’s IT demands: internal systems, websites, availability, development, disaster recovery and business continuity, etc.

It would outstrip every other department!

There would be budget and headcount chaos.

And what’s more, it would take the focus of your business away from what it actually does and, instead, towards just managing the supporting technology.

Not a good trade.

Are you a hard-pushed charity with sensitive data? Hybrid cloud can help

Charities possess a lot of sensitive data, often relating to the vulnerable individuals and groups they support or the payment details of their donors. And they face numerous challenges around safeguarding this data in a secure and compliant fashion.

Shadow IT: opportunity or threat?

In 2015, the average company now uses 923 cloud services*. [1]

This is 10 times higher than the average IT department estimates.

This points to staggering growth in ‘employee-led cloud adoption’ – a subset of what is otherwise known as shadow IT.

Shadow IT describes IT solutions used inside an organisation without the explicit approval of the IT department.

In the media, shadow IT has traditionally been portrayed as a serious problem.