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SaaS
Getting XaaS-y
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, DRaaS, DPaaS… is there anything not ‘as-a-service’? But is everything as-a-service the future of technology, or just marketing puffery? Heather Wright polls some industry and analysts.
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VoIP / SIP
Taking VoIP a step further
Telco-as-a-service offers resellers the chance to white-label their telecommunications services for customers, says Julian Rivers-Smith, 2talk senior VoIP engineer.
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BYOD / Bring Your Own Device
Improve productivity with BYOD
Access versus security - it shouldn’t be a trade-off, says Fortinet’s Scott Cowen. He offers some security tips for the mobile workforce.
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Mobility
Mobilising your workforce
Navigating the waters of workforce mobility can be hard going. Heather Wright gets the lowdown on the role of EMM and some pointers on how to mobilise your workforce.
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SaaS
Optimising software assets
Software asset management is complex – making it a great option for resellers seeking to add value for customers, says Hugh Darvall, Flexera Software director, Asia Pacific telebusiness and alliances.
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Disaster Recovery
Backup: changing consumption, changing solutions
Backing up to cloud seems a logical move. But New Zealand companies taking the cloud backup route are being encouraged to think about the recovery side, not just backup, as Heather Wright discovers.
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From the magazine
Root cause analysis
Getting to the root of the cause is the only way to solve a problem. Jayesh Jain offers some pointers.
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Storage
Cloud outlook fine, chance of storms, says Storage Craft
Businesses need to take responsibility for recoverability of data, even if it is in the cloud, says StorageCraft’s Greg Wyman.
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From the magazine
Reconciliation-as-a-service: Supporting the was model
Chris O’Kane, BIZview business manager, guides resellers through the three phases of the journey for customers to reconciliation-as-a-service.
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Disaster Recovery
Keep your cloud close for critical recovery
Plan B’s Ian Forrester serves up some pointers for choosing a cloud backup provider.
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Mobile Security
Securing New Zealand's mobile workforce
Check Point Software Technologies’ Hamish Soper outlines three main mobility challenges for organisations – and how to address them.
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From the magazine
As-as-service: The new digital reality
Backup and disaster recovery lend themselves well to as-a-service offerings. Charles Clarke, Veeam Software APAC technical director, offers some pointers.
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Disaster Recovery
Making the transition to a telco BaaS seamless
Symantec’s Scott Meddings offers some tips to ensure your transition to cloud backup is hassle free.
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Unified Communications
Tame comms chaos and reap the rewards
Employees are facing communications mode overload, says Plantronics’ Graeme Gherbaz. Tame it and reap the rewards.
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From the magazine
Risk Assessment Program-as-a-service earning street cred
Risk assessment programmes shouldn’t be a one-time thing, says Nicola Ferguson, Microsoft NZ support practice manager.
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Mobility
The secure path to a productive mobile workforce
BlackBerry’s Matthew Ball offers some tips on how to find a secure path to a productive mobile workforce.
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Mobility
I know what you did in Koru Club last summer
It’s not enough to secure devices in the mobile world, says Intergen’s Chris Auld. But he says there’s a simple solution to ease many security issues.
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Amy Adams
UFB top of the agenda for Amy Adam's second term
Now in her second term as Minister of Communications, Amy Adams chats to Heather Wright about her plans for this term, UFB and why she lobbied for the broadcasting portfolio.
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SaaS
Avoiding cannibalisation in a SaaS-y market
Choosing your partners wisely has become even more important in the shifting value chain that is ‘as-a-service’, says Vince Randall, NetSuite general manager.
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Document Management
MCS: Adding content to managed print services
It wasn’t long ago that ‘managed print services’, or MPS, was the hot phrase for the printing sector.
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Storage
Changing the data centre backup paradigm
Data centre virtualisation has changed the way organisations deliver infrastructure to their business.
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Data Centre Operators
The ‘software driven’ data centre
As virtualisation and ‘software defined’ takes over the data centre, the differences between telco data centres and other data centres has dwindled.
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From the magazine
Compare your organisation against your competitors with benchmarking
Benchmarking is the process of comparing your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses against your peers and competitors.
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Virtualisation
Top security tips for virtualisation
Virtualisation is now commonplace, with many New Zealand organisations capitalising on the advantages it brings: standardisation, simplification, consolidation and control.