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When do you Need a Dedicated Server?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2016 3:48:02 PM / by Neil Christie posted in bare metal cloud

There are right and wrong uses for every type of cloud infrastructure. Dedicated servers have their own particular set of characteristics that make them right for some applications and wrong for others.

An awful lot of what you can read online about the benefits of dedicated servers over cloud servers, or vice-versa, is really fluff that could apply to either solution with the right configuration. So, when do the unique aspects of dedicated, physical servers transfer benefits to your application?

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How to Successfully Onboard New SaaS Users

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2016 2:58:53 PM / by Neil Christie

If you don't have an effective onboarding process many customers will abandon your SaaS product before they've had the chance to really see what it can do for them. What’s more, the quality of your onboarding process sets the tone for ongoing relationships with your customers and therefore has a knock on effect on customer retention. Retaining customers is a key factor in profitability, so we’ve looked at the best practice for implementing a successful onboarding process, covering all aspects from the sign-up form to the moment customers achieve initial success with your product.

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Is the IoT Dead?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2016 3:53:00 PM / by Neil Christie posted in big data

Recent studies suggest that the IoT is growing, but according to Gartner, the 'hype' is over. Just weeks after Gartner released their latest hype cycle for emerging technologies, we ask: where did the IoT go?

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Hosting Resellers Feel a Lack of Support From Vendors

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2016 11:52:00 AM / by Neil Christie posted in hosting reselling

Whilst many acknowledge the benefits of cloud-based computing, only 65% of IT channel companies offer cloud services, according to research by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Intermedia. This research surveyed 150 decision-makers from IT channel organisations around their attitudes and confidence in reselling cloud-based services.

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How is Brexit Impacting the Tech Sector?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2016 2:48:40 PM / by Neil Christie posted in Insider

With bad weather warnings coming in from Japan’s foreign ministry and questions over the implications for EU data privacy legislation, it’d be reasonable to have concerns about the coming year in tech. So what new information has emerged in the British and EU tech sphere in the last few months?

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Download | Attracting More Users – A SaaS Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2016 11:04:41 AM / by Neil Christie

In the competitive world of SaaS solutions, attracting users is key to both growth and success. We have created a cheat sheet to help you attract, convert and retain more customers.

Implementing an effective user-acquisition policy can redefine how you reach your target demographic. In order to convert a higher number of customers to your service it is important to demonstrate that you have a thorough understanding of your industry.

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Download | How to Get the Best from WHMCS – A Guide for Hosting Resellers

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2016 11:42:04 AM / by Neil Christie posted in hosting reselling

Our latest download is a cheat sheet that will help you implement WHMCS as your new billing system - guiding you through the installation process and giving you best practice examples of how to effectively use WHMCS.

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Google Acquisition Signifies Cloud-Computing Competition

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2016 1:58:31 PM / by Neil Christie posted in public cloud

Google have issued a statement of intent within the cloud-computing industry by acquiring commerce platform Orbitera for an estimated fee in excess of $100 million. This most recent purchase comes just days after a Gartner report saw Amazon Web Services crowned king of the cloud, and unveils Google’s aspirations to challenge for the coveted cloud throne.

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Are Dedicated Servers Still Relevant?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2016 3:44:46 PM / by Neil Christie posted in hybrid cloud, bare metal cloud

The hype around cloud technology has cast doubt over the value of dedicated servers, with many debating whether they are still relevant. However, not only are dedicated servers relevant, but they remain a viable option when businesses require real power and control.

Dedicated servers are physical servers, which are owned or rented out to businesses as an entire unit. We call them ‘dedicated’ as they are employed by a single user to serve a specific networking purpose.

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What is PaaS - Platform as a Service

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2016 2:42:26 PM / by Neil Christie posted in cloud hosting

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is the middle layer of the cloud computing stack, sandwiched between Software as a Service (SaaS) at the top and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on the bottom. Put simply, the three services determine whether you consume (SaaS), build (PaaS) or host software (IaaS).

What is PaaS Used for?

PaaS is used for application development, testing and deployment over the internet, whilst the majority of hosting infrastructure is managed for you.

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