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The rise of serverless compute!

Serverless computing is a cloud computing execution model in which the cloud provider acts as the server, dynamically managing the allocation of machine resources. Pricing is based on the actual amount of resources consumed by an application, rather than on pre-purchased units of capacity. 

It is a form of utility computing.

Can cloud computing really be secure?

Four reasons why the cloud is more secure than legacy systems

When it comes to cloud computing, businesses and IT professionals alike remain especially wary. In a world where security breaches dominate the headlines, the ambiguity that surrounds cloud computing can make securing the enterprise seem daunting. Concerns about security have led some business leaders to continue inhibiting their organisational use of public cloud services.

The challenge exists not in the security of the cloud itself, but in the policies and technologies for security and control of the technology. In nearly all cases, it is the user — not the cloud provider — who fails to manage the controls used to protect an organisation’s data.

What are the benefits of cloud computing for your business?


Cloud computing has created a technology revolution for small businesses, offering access to a range of capabilities that typically only larger companies could afford. Using an internet connection and a web browser, small companies can tap into software and services as they need them and pay for what they use on a monthly basis, like utility services.

Your business can join the “cloud” to access everything from data backup to customer relationship management systems.

Consider the following benefits to see how your company might use the cloud.

Is cloud computing really cheaper?

Is the cloud is a cost effective option for small and large businesses?

Instead of looking at the cost comparisons, we will discuss ways you can save money on your platform by doing these simple steps on a daily/weekly basis.

So how does cloud computing work?

Just getting started?

Whether you’re looking to become a cloud engineer or you’re a manager wanting to learn more about this industry, learn the basics about cloud computing here.

GDPR Awareness Training

Pleased to announce we are now running a 1 day workshop on GDPR and it's implications, further to that how moving to the Cloud can help you meet these regulatory requirements and maintain them.

AWS Re:Invent 2017 - The Good The Bad and The Ugly + a bit of FUN!

Reinvent 2017 in Las Vegas is over – here is our perspective of the good, the bad and the ugly!