Arcserve Unified Data Protection Appliance brings ‘set up and forget’ data backup to Ireland

19th May, rx 2015 – Arcserve, more about LLC (“Arcserve”), today announced that its Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) 7000 Appliance – the industry’s first complete data protection appliance – is now available in the UK, Ireland, Benelux and the Nordic region, with versions for the French and German-speaking markets to be added later this year. With assured and simplified backup and recovery capabilities, the UDP Appliance slashes backup times, cuts the amount of disk storage needed and offers comprehensive protection over disk, tape and cloud: all at an unmatched cost.

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Big Data Events - the Business of Big Data hosted by Mj Flood Technology in association with HP

Live Event: ‘The Business of Big Data’

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Every  60 seconds, 1,620 TB of data is created.  But our information management strategies are very often overwhelmed by the sheer volume, velocity and breadth of data.  Storage costs are visible, soft costs such as opportunity and risk costs are less so, but no less real.

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Internet of Things Summit

Live Event: Internet of Things Summit

Major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions of devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, The Inaugural IoT Summit will bring together corporate, entrepreneurs and investors alike, under one roof, to explore how the Internet of Things means business.  And MJ Flood Technology is proud to be a headline sponsor at this important event.

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Windows Server 2003 End of Support ! Choose Mj Flood Technology to support your systems

Join our Webinar: Windows Server 2003 End of Support

Windows Server 2003 End of Support

On July 14th, 2015 Windows Server 2003 will go end of support.  This means no more security updates, patches or bug fixes.  And if you’re running this operating system on one or more of your servers, that means your IT infrastructure could be open to attack after this date.

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Guido Marchetti, Cloud Solution Specialist, MJ Flood Technology. Pic. Maura Hickey.

Why do Irish SME’s resist technology adoption?

by Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

I have spent over 15 months working in a pre-sales role for a large partner of ours in the UK. In this role, I specialised in Microsoft Office 365 and the story around the ‘Modern Business’.

It’s a simple concept really; you embrace cloud computing by moving your infrastructure and applications into the cloud. This introduces you and your staff to a standardised technology platform, new ways of remote working and those who really understand the benefits start to look at higher level applications such as business intelligence and “Big Data”. Data analytics is a lot easier to do with the horse power of the cloud behind you but also makes it accessible to small and medium sized businesses from a cost and technology perspective.

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Live training: Become an accredited arcserve expert

We would like to invite you to an Arcserve UDP Technical Bootcamp on Thursday 28th May, where you will have the chance to become a technically accredited Arcserve expert.

Over the course of a day, you can expect to gain a comprehensive technical understanding of the Arcserve UDP solution, covering Backup, Unified Data Protection, Replication, Virtual Standby & Continuous High Availability. The course also covers the Arcserve Unified Data Protection Update 3!

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Paul Caffrey, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

3 Tips for Moving Email to the Cloud

By Paul Caffrey, senior cloud solutions consultant, MJ Flood Technology

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Moving your email to the cloud is no longer a trend setting move. Many businesses have been using cloud-based email for years and it has become a relatively mature technology. However, if your business email is only now making the leap to the cloud, here are three tips to make the transition easier.

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Guido Marchetti, Cloud Solution Specialist, MJ Flood Technology. Pic. Maura Hickey.

How to solve our biggest communications problem

By Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

Communication is at the heart of productivity.   Our ability to reach colleagues, partners and customers by phone, instant message or email, dictates the pace at which we work and the pace at which we can get things done.

And if communications are difficult, chances are this has a direct, knock-on effect on decision-making, slowing business processes, and reducing the effectiveness of the enterprise. Speed equates to success and keeping our supply chain or service process – no matter how simple or complex – running lean and mean is where we need to be.

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Brian Murphy, director of cloud services with MJ Flood Technology.

Top Three Telco Tips to Becoming a True ICT Provider

By Brian Murphy, director of cloud services, MJ Flood Technology

As part of my role within MJ Flood Technology, I spend a significant amount of my time talking to telcos and cloud platform providers around Western Europe and beyond. Time and time again, I see a similar pattern of challenges emerging across all these telecommunications companies. Their issues or challenges stem from declining mobile and fixed revenues and a recognition that they need to diversify into new products and services. And many of these services are based on the cloud.

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Guido Marchetti, Cloud Solution Specialist, MJ Flood Technology. Pic. Maura Hickey.

Windows Server 2003 End of Life – the risks of ignoring this important deadline

By Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

Yet another IT deadline looms when manufacturers and resellers strong-arm us into upgrading our software. Or at least that’s how some see it. But there’s a very good reason for not ignoring this latest end of support notification from Microsoft.

This time it’s Windows Server 2003, which after 12 loyal and productive years, reaches End of Life on July 14th, 2015. Given the speed of technological change and increasing demands for computing power, it’s quite surprising that this server OS has lasted this long. It’s an industry stalwart that has served business well over the years from workgroup-type server capacity for larger companies to Small Business Server 2003, specifically designed to keep smaller organisations up and running.

With so many instances of Windows Server 2003 out there, many companies will be asking themselves what kind of support they can expect to receive after this date. And the answer, quite frankly is none.

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