February 27, 2015
How can G-Cloud remain a government success story?
Over the past month, several reports have suggested that the G-Cloud framework is slowly being abandoned, that the vision behind it has been brushed aside, and that all that remains is a marketing gimmick for the government to point to when SMEs ask what Whitehall is doing to open up opportunities for them. The G-Cloud, which is now in its sixth iteration, was set up as a framework listing approved service providers. Public-sector organisations could procure cloud-based services from suppliers listed in the framework's CloudStore, cutting short the typically lengthy government tender process.
February 22, 2015
Let Us Show You The Way
Kate Craig-Wood Craig-Wood, 38, is a cloud computing entrepreneur, technology speaker and green IT expert. She is the co-founder of Memset, a leading cloud computing provider, and has advised the Cabinet Office on its G-Cloud programme.
February 20, 2015
IT procurement and security risks for 2015
Ensuring your company’s IT infrastructure is up to date or even ahead the curve can prove a challenge. Identifying the right technology to procure in 2015, not to mention foreseeing potential security threats, takes planning. Security experts Symantec say just 11% of SMEs saw investment in IT infrastructure as important and only three per cent cited improving online security as a priority. But as experts predict a rise in security threats this year, there’s never been a more important time to ensure your IT spend is put to the best use.
February 12, 2015
Rclone - Sync File and Directories to Cloud Storage in Linux
Rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories to and from Google Drive, Amazon S3, Openstack Swift / Rackspace cloud files / Memset Memstore, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, The local filesystem.
February 10, 2015
Supplier mutiny over government framework duo
The government has come under fire from angry IT suppliers which have teamed up to speak out against the "failed, flawed" Digital Services Framework (DSF) and "disappointing" G-Cloud. The government frameworks were set up in 2013 and 2012 respectively and sit under its Digital Marketplace umbrella. They were each designed to comply with the government's "digital by default" ambitions and its aims to get more SMBs supplying the public sector with digital and cloud services.
February 4, 2015
Top Tips: How to make gamification work for your business
Nathan Johnston is Pre-Sales Technical at cloud server and hosting provider Memset. He has worked behind the scenes at Memset since 2005 and in varied roles within the IT industry since 1996. It’s his job to act as the bridge between Memset’s support team and its clients from both the public and private sector to ensure projects come in on time, on budget and with the right technical needs met. Having helped implement a successful gamification platform for high street cosmetic chain Lush Cosmetics, Nathan shares his top tips on rolling out the idea of gamification into your business.
January 19, 2015
Incus Technologies Announce Expansion of Support Team and Windows Server 2003 End of Life Solutions
Incus Technologies has announced the expansion of its support team to offer 24/7 support to its customers on a global scale. The expansion means the company can now offer around the clock support to its customers in the US and APAC markets. Based in London, the company has formed close partnerships with Tier One hosting providers such as UKFast, Memset, ElasticHosts and Claranet.
January 17, 2015
How can retailers cope with the 'Kate' effect
Whilst Madderson couldn’t have predicted when the Duchess of Cambridge was going to wear their ‘Camilla’ dress and have the right stock levels in place to meet the demand, they could have had their website ‘live’ to sell out their maternity range capitalising on this unprecedented interest in their products. So what should they have done to ensure their site could handle the traffic? We asked Kate Craig-Wood, MD of web host Memset to talk about how businesses can ensure that they have the ability to scale resources up and down based on demand.
January 16, 2015
Hosting For The ‘Kate’ Effect
You should always be prepared for any level of demand, says Kate Craig-Wood, MD of Memset. Yesterday we saw another small British business fall victim to the ‘Kate’ effect, when the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in the £450 navy ‘Naomi’ shift dress by Madderson London. British maternity line Madderson were totally unprepared for the honour and the rush on its website caused it to almost immediately go down.
January 16, 2015
Hosting for ‘the Kate Effect’
On 15th January we saw another small British business fall victim to ‘the Kate effect’, when the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in the £450 navy ‘Naomi’ shift dress by Madderson London. British maternity line Madderson were totally unprepared for the honour and the rush on its website caused it to almost immediately go down. As a UK provider of web hosting services I find this incredibly frustrating to hear. There’s no excuse for websites being unable to handle traffic, this is after all what cloud computing is all about, the ability to scale resources up and down based on demand.