The recent article in The Register highlighted the threat to schools from ransomware. Ransomware viruses, like CryptoLocker, first encrypts users’ files then demands a payment to release a software key to unlock the files. This model of extortion can prove lucrative for the perpetrators, and they are now attacking education establishments. It’s important to understand the threat and what you do about it.
The recent Education Report 2016 from CRN provides the lowdown on all the trends impacting the EdTech space, what schools buyers really think of resellers and a rundown of the top 50 UK university suppliers.
The per-capita cost of supporting remote branch IT is historically much higher than that associated with co-located infrastructures. This increased cost arises from the cost of the time and travel needed to get to these remote sites if on-site support is required. This cost is further increased if sites are distributed internationally.
Providing and running an effective ICT infrastructure is a challenge for many schools. It needs to deliver all the capabilities that pupils need, but it needs to be highly cost effective and easy to run. It must be ‘always on’, up to date, and well maintained. This is a real financial challenge for all schools, but especially for those of average-size and smaller.
Well, what a week it's been. An historical week for Zynstra and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as we announced our global partnership and the launch of the new HPE ProLiant EC200a Managed Hybrid Server.
I am delighted to announce that today Zynstra unveiled a new global agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), under which HPE will package Zynstra virtualization and cloud management software as a key part of its new HPE ProLiant EC200a Managed Hybrid Server.
Hybrid IT, sometimes referred to as Hybrid Cloud IT, is a hot topic. Here’s a quick guide to the key facts and figures you will want to know.
IT leaders for small and medium sized organizations understand the impact of the cloud on their teams as a long term trend. They understand that, in simple terms, moving to the cloud means that “you don’t do infrastructure anymore”, and that their role must change to finding and delivering the applications and resources that their company needs. The role becomes more consultative, with the emphasis being on understanding business needs, translating them into technology needs, and then sourcing services as required. The need for infrastructure design, commissioning, management and support diminishes.
On 1st December 2015, Zynstra's CEO Nick East was part of a panel session at HPE Discover alongside McLeod Glass, VP & GM, HPE Tower Servers and SMB Solutions, and Stephen Howe Head of Pre-Sales & Consultancy, Lanmark.
The panel looked at the available choices for IT infrastrucure and how all of this can be made a lot easier, if Hybrid IT is considered.