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Are you Unhappy with your Cloud Provider?

With an estimated 93% of UK businesses now using Cloud technologies at least in some capacity – it is clear that said Cloud tech can and do help businesses right here in the Untitled Kingdom and all of the world.

This is perhaps no surprise given that increased productivity, efficiency and savings are but some of the advantages of using the Cloud.
Unfortunately, according to new research – by ElasticHosts – it seems that many Cloud users aren’t completely satisfied with their respective Cloud providers, with expectations exceeding specific gains. Continue reading

Public Sector Cut backs Causing Digital Transformation

According to an iGov Survey cut backs in the public sector are leading to an increased uptake in the adoption of cloud computing services.

In terms of specifics, the report, prepared on behalf of Ancoris, found that 82 per cent (82%) of senior government employees believe these times of austerity are resulting in a digital transformation in the cloud direction. Continue reading

UK Businesses Need Developed Cloud Computing Strategies

Cloud computing solutions, when implemented in the work place, can help businesses in the United Kingdom, grow and develop –according to a new report from Cisco and analyst firm, IDC.

The study, which involved questioning executives from 3,400 organisations across seventeen countries, suggests that were are now seeing phrase two of cloud adoption with companies looking to reap the benefits of the cloud and develop further. Continue reading

UK Computer Users Failing to Backup Data

According to a new study undertaken by storage device manufacturer Verbatim, 1 in 5 people in the UK, lose priceless data each year as a result of a failure to backup their electronic devices such as PCs, phone, tablets etc.

Data can be lost for a variety of reasons including hardware failure, accidental damage, computer viruses and software corruption, meaning whether you are a business or personal user, procedures need to be put in place to protect important data.

In terms of specifics of the survey, which involved questioning 1000 adults across the UK:

  • 1 in 5 persons don’t backup their computers while approximately a third don’t backup their mobile phones;
  • The top 4 concerns for UK users are losing pictures, personal documents, videos and music;
  • 1 in 5 persons have lost personal data on their computer or smart phone within the past 12 months; and
  • Men are more likely to back up their devices than women.

Commenting on the study, Rüdiger Theobald of Verbatim, said:

“Having the hard drive on your PC crash can be a traumatic experience. It’s not difficult to do regular backups. There’s a plethora of hardware and software solutions available for backing up, and innumerable tutorials and advice on the internet. Backup and restore is even built into the latest version of Microsoft Windows and requires just three clicks of the mouse. Apple offers similar functionality with Time Machine..

 “..Computer data recovery is a tricky business. Where physical failure has occurred, and the hard drive needs to be worked on in a cleanroom, typical costs can be in excess of £500 and there’s no guarantee all the data will be recovered..

The research by Verbatim was carried out to coincide with World Backup Day.

Contact us – Helping Lawyers Protect Important Data on the Cloud

Denovo offers secure Cloud services to legal professionals in Scotland and across the United Kingdom, making sure all clients realise the benefits of the Cloud. To discuss this or to start your move to a Cloud based system, please call 0141 331 5290 You can also complete our online enquiry form.

Is Cloud Computing Worth the Hype?

Lawyers are naturally sceptical – and who can blame them? It’s no surprise that many lawyers across the UK, and in indeed the world, remain reticent to embrace cloud computing. Many wonderful things are said about the Cloud but surely it can’t be that good, right?

According to a survey, the results of which have recently been published, 85 per cent of cloud users think cloud computing has, in their experience, ‘lived up to it’s hype’. Continue reading

Cloud Computing Becoming Powerful Workforce Management Tool

Research by KPMG – which surveyed 500 business executives – has shown that cloud is being used to resolve the technology gap that employees face between their workplace environment and what they are used to at home.

The findings come as a result of employees now expecting a similar standard of computing service at work as in their personal life, which includes easy and instantaneous access to data. Continue reading

Research Shows Cloud Computing Solutions Offer Significant Cost Advantages for Businesses

An analyst report from service performance monitoring analysts Cloud Spectator has found that investing in a cloud computing solution can offer “significant” long term cost advantages.

Cloud Spectator analysed 10 IaaS providers: AWS, CenturyLink, DigitalOcean, HP, Google, Microsoft Azure, Joyent, Backspace, Verizon and SoftLayer. Continue reading

What to Expect from Cloud Computing in 2015

Many businesses will be contemplating whether or not to make 2015 the year they move to cloud computing. Some may have refrained from making the transition in previous years due to practical reasons, or fear of security breaches. However, cloud services have reached a level of sophistication which proves they can deliver valuable solutions for an enterprise’s own particular needs, making further growth of cloud implementation inevitable. Continue reading

Reasons Law Firms Should Migrate to the Cloud

Cloud computing is fast becoming the digital backbone for many law firms as an alternative to in-house data storage and IT programs – the American Bar Association’s 2013 Legal Technology Survey showed that there was a 30 per cent rise in firms using cloud computing software.

Due to the benefits of security, accessibility and centrally managed data centres maintaining by trained IT professionals, nearly one-third of all the lawyers surveyed said they used cloud in their firm. What’s more, 74 per cent said convenient access was one of the main reasons they decided to make the move to cloud, followed by constant access and affordability. It seems clear that firms are using cloud to increase productivity, which in turn means higher profits. Continue reading