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How green is cloud computing?

June 23rd, 2017

As the UK basks in a heat wave, and some corners get welcome rain to ease off the humidity, it’s a week when many have talked about climate. What’s promising to be the warmest June since the famous 1976 summer comes after President Trump announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris Climate […]

Is Shadow’s $57m investment a sign of the future?

June 21st, 2017

Shadow is a startup based in France. You might also know it as Blade. Only available in France, Shadow runs thousands of virtual processors. Creating a cloud based network for gaming. It promises to offer something hyper fast through their servers. The company just secured $57.1 million in investment, on the back of another round […]

Top Benefits for SharePoint that every IT reseller should know

June 13th, 2017

As a designer and IT professional, I find it is incredibly important to stay on top of the latest tech developments and remain one step ahead of what directions the world at large will take, allowing that knowledge to support your clients and also fulfill their, sometimes demanding, needs. It’s not just your clients work […]

What makes a good Cloud Marketplace?

June 9th, 2017

A cloud marketplace is the ideal place for a reseller to use as many of the benefits of cloud computing as they can. Think of it as like a “pick & mix” for software and services. But there are good marketplaces, and there are bad ones. So how do you find the right one to […]

Hosted Exchange helps manage your clients’ to-do list

June 7th, 2017

Sometimes all it takes is one tiny action in your life to make a huge and important difference. Perhaps it’s something that needs looking at from home, or that annoying bit of DIY that you have been putting off for months and avoiding the process at all costs. But then when you actually get round […]

Politicians need to keep their data safe from Cyber Attacks

June 1st, 2017

The general election period of Spring 2017 has come marked with major cyber attacks on key institutions, prompting security experts to warn politicians about keeping their data safe. Elections are one of the riskiest periods for politicians data, according to security professionals, because the politicians’ accounts no longer sit under the jurisdiction of the central […]

Traditional Technology: New York Amazon Bookstore

May 26th, 2017

When tradition blends with technology, it gets harder and harder to see where the lines overlap. So what happens when our traditions actually become one with technology? The New York Amazon bookstore, which opened on May 25th in Columbus Circle, has been all the rage just recently. While it’s not the first Amazon Bookstore to […]

Predicted Cloud Spending Set to Rise 16% Year on Year

May 26th, 2017

Cloud platforms are continuing to grow. As 2017 approaches its halfway point, technology continues to adapt and adopt new practices, especially with an uncertain economic forecast. One of the major trends emerging already in 2017 is the focus on globally integrated networks. As both SMEs and larger businesses adopt more cloud applications and services, their […]

MessageStream Cloud Marketplace reaches 150,000 Microsoft Office 365 seats

May 22nd, 2017

The MessageStream Cloud Marketplace has reached a significant milestone today with 150,000 Microsoft Office 365 seats licensed – solidifying Giacom as one of the world’s largest Microsoft 2-Tier Cloud Solution Providers. MessageStream, which is operated by Hull-based Giacom World Networks, originally launched its Microsoft Office 365 offering in early 2015. Since then, the company has […]

Is Cloud Virtual Networking the key to better business productivity?

May 22nd, 2017

I’ve been reading with fascination the plans for Apple’s new offices, or ‘Campus’, currently rumoured to be just opened or opening soon at Apple HQ in Cupertino, California. The innovative and futuristic circle-shaped building will promote creativity and group work, while also allowing for engineers to work with intense concentration, crafting the latest must-have gadget. […]