Oct
23
What is 'recovery time' in IT disaster recovery?

Warning: one man’s understanding of ‘recovery time’ is rarely the same as the next man’s. Why is this dangerous? Because the longer your business is without IT systems and data, the worse the impact on your business. So you need to understand exactly when to expect what from your IT disaster recovery.

Oct
9
At last! Financial services companies hail trust in packaged cloud

As predicted by technology analysts at Gartner and Ovum, cloud adoption by financial services companies is on the increase. According to our September survey of 237 directors and managers, nearly one in every five (18%) financial services companies is today using cloud services to protect their IT. So what exactly has brought about this change? And what does it mean for the financial services sector?

CASE STUDY - Pactum Asset Management

When asset management firm, Pactum, got the green light for their office move, they had to work quickly. They needed to find a fully integrated IT solution that would allow staff to work and collaborate remotely. To comply with stringent Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations, they also needed business critical security and disaster recovery.

Cloud Direct’s packaged cloud services ticked all their boxes. They removed 90% of Pactum’s IT responsibilities, saving time and money. It even integrated with Bloomberg.

It was the only such solution Pactum could find.