Opinion

IT integration

Early IT engagement is vital to keeping mergers and acquisitions on track

Within many industries, mergers and acquisitions are a common strategy to help maximise profits while spreading risk. Regardless of whether a company has acquired another, has spun off into a new entity, or is divesting interests. It is essential to effectively manage IT as a key business goal. Without effective IT integration in the case of a merger or a holistic and sustainable joint IT model fo... »

disaster recovery

Top tips for deploying effective and robust disaster recovery in the cloud

Keeping businesses running in the event of either natural or man-made disasters is essential, since any downtime quickly results in reduced productivity, brand damage and resulting revenue loss. In today’s business world, data has become a core asset, and therefore needs to form a central component of any disaster recovery or business continuity planning. Achieving this, however, is made more comp... »

Data Management

Data Management – Crucial to achieving the ‘bi-modal’ vision

‘Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink’. These, the modernised words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, were penned in the late 1700s. Over two centuries later, we’re facing a similar problem. Like sailors looking out over a vast ocean, today we’re surrounded by a mass of data, but with most of it unavailable for use in our businesses. Many large So... »

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