Sacrificing every Saturday to attend a two-year NVQ course, Marc Rigby dedicated his time, energy and cash to increase his knowledge of specialist engineering. Twenty years on, and now owner and managing director of Emtec Climate Solutions Ltd, he has an enviable list of clients, including many high profile data centres, Centrica and the NHS.
A key component of the services provided by WorkPlaceLive is its data centre ? and the decision had to be made whether to host this in-house or look for a provider.
While it never truly had an issue with broadband speed, HA Hosting knows full well from the experiences of its clients what a slow connection go to do business. As such, we asked how the firm would like to see the landscape change.
They say the entrepreneurial gene is something you're born with, rather than acquired. For David Barker, starting his own business at school wasn't an intentional thing – but was also an endeavour he didn't wait around to pursue further.
Cloud services have grown in importance during the last decade, giving entrepreneurs and business owners access to computing power required for fast growth and quick customer acquisition. But what does the inside of data centre look like, and how does it actually work – Real Business took a trip to find out.
A new €1.7bn European operation from Apple will introduce two new data centres in Ireland and Denmark, which will be responsible for powering iTunes, the App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers across the continent.
Knowing that you have the option to outsource your data centre is hardly going to be news to you. Let’s be honest, the second somebody figured out they could spin up some real estate, cram it with servers and sell the idea that it could be somebody else’s problem, a market was born.
Accessing IT services and software applications via private and public clouds is becoming widely accepted by growing businesses. However, there isn’t much in the way of silver linings when things stop working, which they tend to do from time to time.
We all get frustrated when our broadband is unreliable, more so if work is on the line. David Barker surmises that quality service from your ISP is key.
David Barker looks at the future of connectivity for SMEs in the UK and what is driving the need for faster, more reliable internet access.
Doing business over the internet has led to an explosion in the amount of data we’re gathering, and storing it can be a technological and financial headache.
Your business collects vast amounts of data you can't afford to lose. Is moving your servers to a secure data centre the next step for you?