Cloud or Local Hosting

Within small companies today, there are a great many functions of the business which can be conveniently provided using IT; these might include accounting, CRM, file storage, ticketing systems, office applications, source code control, backup or automated build systems. Having decided that you are going to utilize IT to provide one of these functions a question one often has to answer is: should that service be provided from the cloud or implemented in the local IT system? This article discusses that question and details the factors one should consider in coming to a decision.

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It will have been difficult to miss the news that the FBI and Apple are in debate about getting information off iPhones. Don’t worry if you have though, because in this piece I will try and link some of the best stories I have seen with some of my thoughts and give you a fighting chance of understanding what is happening in the debate.

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Passwords. They’re a real pain, and they’re everywhere. You probably have more than a hundred accounts that require a password, from ones you use every day (such as logging on to your computer) all the way through to ones on websites where you signed up to get access to a one-time service, have never used it since, and have probably forgotten that you even signed up with that company.

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How many times have you seen someone just about to, or actually, make what they thought was going to be a “quick change” on a live IT system without enough evidence that it was going to work? Or worse still, a big change?

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Whatever project you're working on, in whichever sector of business, you are likely to start collecting a series of issues with that project which need to be addressed. Those issues could be of pressing concern right now or they may not require any attention until a much later stage of the work. When there are only a few issues we can all manage them through our normal daily workloads, but as the number of issue grows, the task of managing the issues starts to become non-trivial. This article delves into why it is important to deal with the ever growing load of issues and how we should go about dealing with them.

Read more: Should you use a ticketing system?

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