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New on-premise server and storage infrastructure data transfer

Typically, when a service provider carries out an on-premise upgrade to replace server or storage hardware, it often quotes for carrying out installation work. Some of this may include charges for data transfer from legacy devices over to new storage. This may accrue significant costs, especially where the charge is based on the volume of data that needs to be transferred.

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Google Project Loon: Hands up if you thought ‘cloud’ was only a metaphor for data that is just ‘out there’ somewhere…

Google Project Loon data in the cloud

Project Loon is all about balloons

It sounds like a sci-fi send up cooked up by Spike Milligan or some equally whacky member of the lunatic fringe; however, it’s a fact Google Project Loon has started to be deployed.  “And what precisely is Project Loon when it’s at home,” some may ask…

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It’s Official: Benefits of cloud so compelling for finance firms that FCA issues specific guidance!

Cloud Solutions for Finance Sector

Guidance for firms outsourcing to the ‘cloud’

When it comes to regulation, until now, the document ‘Considerations for firms thinking of using third-party technology (off-the-shelf) banking solutions’ issued in July 2014 had been the chief source of leadership from the FCA on such matters.

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Get the benefits of Hosted Desktop in 1 week with HTL Support

Hosted Desktop Migration in one week

Exploiting the benefits of cloud technology PDQ

Our guide Back to the future: The advantages of hosted desktop computing for financial sector firms discusses why the solution is a good choice for finance sector firm and others in the scope of FCA regulation. HTL Support is able to deploy a Hosted Desktop solution in 1 week. Here we look at how you can start exploiting the benefits of cloud technology PDQ...

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As Safe Harbour flounders private cloud under UK data sovereignty remains best assurance of privacy

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Safe Harbour flounders on judicial rocks

The Safe Harbour agreement, which lets American companies use a single standard for consumer privacy and data storage in both the US and Europe, has been ruled invalid. The agreement, which would have provided clarity and certainty over complex sovereignty issues of data stored in the cloud, seems to have floundered as a result of the whistleblowing activities of Edward Snowden.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Cloud Service Provider

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Cloud Service Provider

Whilst enterprise Cloud adoption is an area that has not yet reached its full potential, this year has been forecast by many official channels to be the year of real accelerated Cloud uptake. In order to remain competitive, the strategic use of technology within a business is becoming more important than ever and a Cloud infrastructure can revolutionise the way businesses operate. The decision, therefore, to choose the right Cloud vendor is critical. Unfortunately, from the array of Cloud Service Providers out there, not all of them are created equal.

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Back to the future: The advantages of hosted desktop computing for financial sector firms

Hosted Desktop advantage for Financial Sector

Big bonuses for finance firms!

Whether it's a web email service, or the apps on smartphones, tablets and wearable gadgets, the majority of us enjoy the benefits of personal internet applications delivered from the cloud.

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5 Ways your business can benefit from Cloud Technology

5 Ways your business can benefit from Cloud Technology

It is difficult to read through a computer magazine or the technology section of a business magazine without the term “Cloud” popping up. It is fair to say that many SMB’s are still unsure about what the Cloud is, how it relates to their specific business and most importantly how it can benefit them. This post will tell you how.

The Cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet, thus cloud computing is simply computing over the Internet. It will enable you to store, run and access all your data without the need of a computer hard drive. Uses range from your Microsoft applications and data storage to your custom database and telephone systems, all accessible wherever you are. If you are using programs such as Gmail, Facebook or Dropbox, you are using the Cloud, even if you did not know it yet…

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Shooting for the moon: HTL Support aiming for lunar landing as well as high quality services and solutions

Lunar Mission Off World data storage

Update: For more information about the progress, please visit https://lunarmissionone.com/

World Space Week 4 -10 October 2015

World Space Week was first introduced by United Nations declaration in 1999 and has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 1,400 events in 80 countries celebrated space exploration in 2014.

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UK data sovereignty assured with HTL Support even if Microsoft loses battle with US Government

UK data sovereignty assured with Serviced Cloud

Microsoft refuses US government access to data stored in Ireland

Despite a court order in 2014 ruling in favour of the US government, Microsoft is refusing to hand over emails stored at a data centre in Ireland alleged to contain details of narcotics sales. The US government position supported by the court is it could force the company to hand over data it controlled and stored abroad because it is a US-based business.

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