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Recommended Best Practices for Managing Big Data

Recommended Best Practices for Managing Big Data

The amount of data being created in the digital world has increased to such a level in the last few years that there is not, at present, enough capacity to store it all. This has put many organisations in a position where they have so much data they are struggling to manage it effectively. In …

5 WordPress Dashboard Notes Plugins

5 WordPress Dashboard Notes Plugins

When you run a WordPress website or develop them for your customers, it can be difficult to keep track of all the tasks that need to be done in the admin area. To help, you could install a dashboard notes plugin. These can be used to create reminders, keep tabs on progress and to communicate …

8 Best Video Plugins for WordPress

8 Best Video Plugins for WordPress

Until the launch of WordPress 4.4, plugins were an essential requirement if you wanted to embed videos from sites like YouTube and Vimeo to your website. Today, you don’t need a plugin to fulfil this basic function, you can simply copy and paste the video’s embed code directly into your text editor. However, using that …

Why Managed Hosting is Beneficial for eCommerce Business

Why Managed Hosting is Beneficial for eCommerce Business

Managed hosting is service that can be provided by your web host if you run your eCommerce website on their dedicated servers, VPS or cloud networks. Whilst no two managed hosting services are exactly identical, generally, it means that your service provider will administer your hardware, operating systems and system software. This usually involves your …

5 Data Management Lessons from LinkedIn Achievement

5 Data Management Lessons from LinkedIn Achievement

Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn saw the dovetailing of the world’s fifth most valuable company with the fourth biggest social network. As a result, we knew that big things would be in the pipeline. From a data management perspective there certainly has been some major activity and here are five lessons, from that acquisition, that every …

How to Win Over Linux Encoder Ransomware?

How to Win Over Linux Encoder Ransomware?

Ransomware is everywhere these days. No longer confined to computers, its attacking people’s phones and, via Android, is even holding smart TVs to ransom. And it’s also been attacking Linux servers. In this article, we’ll explain what ransomware is, how it infects Linux servers and what you can do to eradicate the Linux Encoder Ransomware …

What Are The Differences Between Cloud and Virtualization?

What Are The Differences Between Cloud and Virtualization?

The IT world is well known for its use of jargon and the terms ‘cloud’ and ‘virtualization’ are clear examples of where people get confused about meaning, often thinking that the two words mean the same thing. In reality, whilst the technologies are similar, they have significant differences which need to be understood before making …

Public or Private Cloud for Apps: which solution is more secure?

Public or Private Cloud for Apps: which solution is more secure?

From a security perspective, both public and private cloud networks offer organisations a level of protection that in-house servers cannot achieve. This comes, primarily, from having all your applications and data stored remotely in the cloud so that nothing is kept on individual machines. As a result, the threat of employees stealing or losing data …

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The Future of Cloud Computing: 7 Predictions

The Future of Cloud Computing: 7 Predictions

Over the last few years, there has been an incredible shift towards cloud computing. 78% of UK businesses already have some of their IT services in the cloud and 63% have plans to move their entire operations to cloud computing before the end of the decade. It’s not surprising, considering the existing benefits cloud technology …

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