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What is Blockchain technology and how does it work?

Posted by Darron Millar on 28 February 2018

Blockchains could be the most important technological innovation since the Internet itself. Facilitating transactions between organisations and people requires trust. Every day we pay invoices or buy goods and services with debit or credit cards, issued by a bank or credit card company that guarantees these payments. These middlemen are appointed, regulated and audited by governments, providing us with a peace of mind that many of us take for granted.

But what if you could arrange these transactions using technology, providing you with the same guarantees as a regulated bank, but without the middleman? This is what blockchain does. More than that, it provides a mechanism to do business without knowing your counter party or their reputation. In a digital space, the only thing that matters is the number.


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Cloud Computing: Feel the fear and do it anyway?

Posted by Richard Taberner on 22 February 2018

Cloud computing can make any business more responsive and efficient, but many businesses fear the cloud, citing issues surrounding data protection, security and compatibility. This guide will cut through the hype.  Are the fears justified? And more importantly do the pros of Cloud computing outweigh the cons?

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing describes the use of networks of remote servers – usually accessed over the Internet – to store, manage, and process data. Simply put, it’s computing based on the Internet. Whereas in the past, businesses would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows businesses access to the same kinds of applications via the Internet.

While cloud computing is undoubtedly beneficial for most businesses, it is not without its perceived downsides.


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