Cloud computing solutions offer a wide range of benefits to businesses, from lowered costs to better disaster recovery, and UK businesses are catching on. The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) found that 88% of UK businesses are now using cloud services, which is an increase of 83% since their research first started in 2010. But once the decision has been made to utilise cloud computing, IT managers must determine which model of cloud services to use: IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. Most modern companies use a combination, as each offers a different type of solution, which our IT experts explain below.
Not too long ago, the country with the largest military and most advanced warfare technologies held all the cards in geopolitics. But things have changed. Hackers are now a seriously pressing threat with their ability to meddle in national democratic elections, bring down national health services and hold companies at ransom for millions. Cyber criminals threaten the security of individuals and nations alike, as well as peace, order and rule of law. We at BTA have seen first-hand how disruptive ransomware and other cyber attacks can be to UK businesses. It isn’t just the amount spent on regaining control of IT systems that is damaging, it is the cost of lost productivity and the liability for personal data loss as well.