No business is free of cyber threats, or physical threats to systems or buildings, that could affect a business's technology. With increasing risk to businesses, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) set the deadline for earlier this year, March 2022, for institutions under their regulation to identify their important business services and define and outline their impact tolerances.
Recent years have seen buyers demand more from organisations to battle the negative impact we have on the environment, a call that has echoed its way through supply chains. It’s a call that governments and official bodies have mirrored, the European Green Deal introduced at the end of 2019 and the outcomes of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the end of 2021 are prime examples.
How do you find the right third-party support provider for your data centre? Do they prioritise responsiveness and reduced downtime? Can you access support quickly and easily throughout the process? What specific flexible options does the third-party maintenance provider offer? How can they help you to maximise your IT budget? Find it all on our checklist.
Prioritising Data Centre Security It takes a whole host of resources and knowledge to address the complexities of data centre security. Preventing attacks and securing operations require a substantial budget to keep pace with existing and future challenges. A report from Markets and Markets predicts that data centre security spending will reach $13.77 billion (£10.15 bn) next year. […]
Take a strategic look at your current hardware refresh plan; consider the timing and frequency of your hardware refresh cycle; consider another option from OEM hardware. Determine how equipment reliability impacts your refreshing decisions through failure rate data. Optimise your hardware refresh plan to increase efficiencies and cost savings for your infrastructure strategy.
You can ease the stress on your IT budget with our cost-cutting data centre strategies. We can help you to reduce your OpEx costs effectively, optimise your CapEx spend and improve your cash flow. Find out how.
Answer questions like: What is IT budget planning and why is it important? What are key goals when planning an IT budget? Which areas should be focused on when IT budget planning? What are common IT budget planning challenges? How have IT priorities shifted and why?
In this article, CFOs will learn how they can work with IT partners to cut costs quickly in uncertain and challenging times. The following information will help to generate action items for cost containment and highlight key cash conservation ideas including communicating priorities, prioritising needs and partnering with a cost-saving support option.
Each of the four data centre tiers reflects a specific and increasing level of performance, redundancy and complexity. Following tier guidelines, companies can customise their data centres to fit unique industry needs, establish credibility, ensure maximum uptime and more.
Do you have questions about using third-party maintenance in your healthcare-related data centre? We have the answers for you. Address questions like "Will we still be HIPAA and data protection compliant if we use a TPM provider?" "Can you meet the strict SLAs necessary for the healthcare industry?" and more.
5 efficient and effective steps to data centre disaster recovery: Understanding the impact of a disaster on your organisation as a whole Pre-determining disaster recovery team members Creating your disaster recovery plan Determining your recovery time objective (RTO) & recovery point objective (RPO) Testing your disaster recovery plan Continue reading to learn: What is disaster […]
Know what your options are when your data centre server, storage or network hardware approaches End of Life (EOL) or End of Service Life (EOSL)/End of Support (EOS). Find a complete guide to EOL & EOSL on this tip sheet.