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How to make a big data project work

August 18th, 2017

One of the things that often happens when something gets big in tech is that it gets adopted by people who aren’t 100% sure what they’re talking about. When it comes to cloud computing, one of the biggest buzzwords is big data, but what is it and how do you make it work? Many companies […]

Should Cloud Trends always be adopted in Business?

August 16th, 2017

This week another report came out predicting the biggest cloud computing trends for the next five years. From stacks to PaaS, the report examines where growth is, what consumption is and where the adoption is happening. These reports are increasing in their frequency and many offer an interesting insight into how the industry is evolving. […]

Can you afford the cost of ransomware?

August 10th, 2017

With the rise of cybercrime, those who haven’t implemented security procedures are counting the cost. It’s estimated businesses hit could end up paying around £500,000 after the attack. Cloud computing can help to protect companies from cybercrime, and will end up being much cheaper. Can firms really afford not to have measures in place? It’s […]

Giacom launches Hosted Voice in the MessageStream Cloud Marketplace

August 7th, 2017

  Hosted Voice (VoIP) will be available in the MessageStream Cloud Marketplace from the 15th August. Launching with a variety of package offerings, Hosted Voice is easy to set up, requires little to no maintenance and will rapidly increase long-term profit for our partners. But that isn’t the only reason… Traditional phones lines won’t exist […]

MessageStream Cloud Marketplace reaches 200,000 Microsoft CSP Licences

July 31st, 2017

Giacom World Networks announced today that they have provisioned more than 200,000 Microsoft CSP licences via the MessageStream Cloud Marketplace. Since becoming a Microsoft 2-Tier Cloud Solution Provider in early 2015, Giacom have established themselves as one of the world’s largest CSP providers. By reaching the milestone in less than 3 years, their leading position […]

Implementing a great UX willl make your business faster

July 27th, 2017

Being able to juggle and multi-task seems like almost second nature in today’s digital marketplace. It can often feel like no sooner have you grasped the capability and potential of one piece of software, another comes along that you need to get to grips with. For businesses that are able to do this, and CIOs […]

Gartner survey suggests Cloud users increase their risk if adopting new offerings

July 27th, 2017

A new survey says you have to be really careful about choosing cloud providers who haven’t been in the market for long. But how do you find out? The growth in adoption of cloud computing by businesses has led to it being an industry in demand. Where interest leads, investment follows, and many tech giants […]

87 percent of worldwide businesses are now using Hybrid Cloud

July 20th, 2017

Businesses are adopting cloud computing because they want to be more agile, secure and standardised, according to the results of the International Data Corporation (IDC) CloudView Survey 2017. More companies are developing hybrid systems, using multiple cloud platforms and developing more bespoke environments for their IT. The survey discovered that 87% of cloud users have […]

Giacom awarded government-endorsed Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

July 20th, 2017

Giacom is pleased to announce that our in-house security team has passed certification for the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme. Endorsed by the UK Government, the scheme is a mandatory requirement for businesses working with government bodies and outlines the national cyber security standards an organisation must hold to help protect their customers from global cyber-attacks. […]

What GDPR really means for your business

July 10th, 2017

There has been a gradual awakening among consumers over the past twelve months about how their data is held by companies. And this isn’t a bad thing. You could argue that the ownership and use of data should have been a much more vocal ingredient in the discussion around the rapid growth of cloud computing, […]