The ‘new normal’ in IT Infrastructure

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is gaining traction as the ‘new way’ to do things in financial IT. What is HCI? HCI describes an IT system where most components are provided to you as a virtual service. This means Storage, Networking and Host Servers. You no longer need to have a team of storage, networking and hardware… read more.

Building an effective IT security function

Data theft is an ever-growing crime. Increasingly individuals and businesses are subject to identity fraud and sensitive data theft. We live in an increasingly challenging security environment where: 1. Threats are more pervasive and dangerous than ever before 2. There is a fragmentation of security technology 3. It is difficult to use, deploy and manage/maintain… read more.

Digital Business Transformation

A recent “insights survey” carried out by Forbes has shown that the top priority for executives globally is digital transformation. In a nutshell, this means to make the most of new technologies to improve business processes and organisational performance. A good place to focus on digital business transformation is communication; business to business as well… read more.

We rarely get advance notice that a disaster is ready to strike. Businesses need to develop effective continuity plans to manage unplanned events that may impact performance. Even with some lead time, multiple things can go wrong, every incident is unique and unfolds in unexpected ways. Operational downtime can cost “big money” and reputation. Business… read more.

Tech Tip: How to create a public SSL certificate for Citrix Netscaler 11 and installing it correctly. Firstly, we’ll need to create an RSA private key. Log on to your Netscaler 11 appliance and navigate to SSL. Click Create RSA Key Specify a file name, you’ll need to remember this for the SSL install later…. read more.

Rubrik now supports Nutanix Acropolis (AHV)

With Nutanix being rather new to the Hypervisor space, backup support from backup vendors has been rather thin on the ground – Commvault being the only choice. This has probably prevented a number of Nutanix customers from migrating their Vmware or Hyper-V environments across to AHV. Well, the playing field has finally expanded with Rubrik… read more.

Tech Tip: Citrix (Unknown client error 1110)

I was recently setting up a new Citrix deployment and ran into the error (Unknown client error 1110) when trying to launch a published desktop through a Netscaler VPX remotely. The published desktop was launching fine through Storefront internally just not through the Netscaler VPX. From my experience that is usually caused by the Netscaler… read more.

Email Scam | Fake email targeting ASIC Customers

ASIC has issued a warning on scam emails currently targeting its Registry customers. A fake email has been circulating pretending to be from ASIC asking its customers to pay fees and give personal information to renew their business or company name. This is what the email looks like: This email has been well put together… read more.

Gone are the days of your typical on-site business phone systems. With more and more businesses looking for a solution that provides greater flexibility and collaboration for their staff, the shift to a cloud-based phone system is providing opportunity to do more with less. Unified Communications seamlessly integrates typical business processes with real-time communication across… read more.