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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Research Calls for Smoother Transition to Cloud

The use of cloud computing for businesses will undoubtedly grow over the next few months. This is not least due to the fact that we – the users – better understand the Cloud’s potential as well as it’s limitations. With more users expected to make the ‘the switch to cloud computing’, the process of making such a move needs to be made easier according to a recent study from NTT Communications. Continue reading

Running Up That Hill

Our fun runner extreme Steven Hill is, as we type, running the Hoka Highland Fling.

The Hoka Highland Fling Ultramarathon is a 53 mile trail race along the famous West Highland Way Trail, starting in Milngavie (close to Glasgow) and finishing in the scenic Highland village of Tyndrum. The route is almost entirely on trails with mixed terrain and the scenery stunning. The day finishes with free beer & homemade soup, followed by a traditional Scottish Ceilidh Party in Tyndrum.

His race is being tracked via GPS (we like keeping track of our staff – kidding) and he’s not long passed Ben Lomond.

We wish Steven ‘Forrest’ all the best today on his epic, calorie sapping journey and wish him a great time at the finish. Well done Steven, we’re proud of you!

“Make SLAB Pay!” – Round 2: Dundee Legal Aid Feeing Surgery

Date: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Time: 13.00 – 16.00 Or 17.00 – 20.00
Venue: Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee

We will be running our free surgery for Legal Aid Practitioners again, this time in Dundee. Diane Ireland (previously SLAB) will demonstrate how to ensure SLAB compliance whilst maximising your fee income. Diane will highlight methods that will increase the fee per case and eliminate abatements.

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Business use of Hybrid Cloud Solutions to Treble by 2018

If a new study from Peer 1 Hosting is to be believed, the numbers of businesses using a ‘hybrid’ cloud solution, will triple over the next three years

For clarity, a hybrid cloud solution is that makes use of both private and public clouds meaning some resources are provided and managed in-house, while some are provided externally. In turn, this allows more data deployment options are available to the user as well as a greater flexibility when costs and business needs change.

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Attention! Military Gets On-board with Cloud Computing

The US Army has secured the hybrid cloud computing services of IBM in a bid to streamline the approximately 40 million logistics data transactions, which are carried out each day.

By doing so, the US Army, just like the Pentagon, has dropped its traditional approach risk-adverse approach, in favour of forward-thinking technology-based methods, even publishing a formal cloud computing strategy earlier this year. Continue reading

Scottish Property Transactions Moving to the Cloud?

In the future, the Law Society of Scotland is hoping conveyancing transactions, whether sale or purchase, across the country will be processed online via a cloud-based system.

Accordingly, the Law Society and has called for tenders for such a digital property portal to be designed, with a tender panel expected to be appointed by May 2015. Continue reading