The Cloud’s Changing Landscape: Businesses Bringing Servers Back to On-Premises

The cloud revolution has transformed the way businesses operate, offering a scalable and cost-effective solution for IT infrastructure management. However, recent trends indicate a shift in the cloud landscape, with some companies opting to repatriate their servers back to on-premises environments. The primary driver behind this trend is the increasing costs associated with cloud subscriptions. … Read more

IT in the modern world

I started my career fresh out of college in 2004 as a trainee. As part of my education, both in college and on the job, I was taught extensively about the various network topologies and how they’d evolved. In essence, a business IT system and the almost inescapable pervasiveness of the redundant star topology, where … Read more

What makes Linux the sustainable operating system? Let’s take a look..

During the pandemic, there was a shortage of microchips that are needed to produce new computers. At the same time, the latest versions of proprietary operating systems required higher minimum standards. There’s a large gap here that Linux and open source can neatly bridge. Linux has long been known for extending the life of older … Read more

My Digital Jukebox

During an enthusiastic online discussion about some great Linux apps, VLC was mentioned by many, so I thought I would share a little more of my experience. I set my team the following challenge. As a family, we still buy music in digital format despite the bitter taste of having lost stuff when I left … Read more

Have I been pwned?

(Pronounced poned or pawned) Want a fright? Go to Have I Been Pwned and enter your email address. Click “pwned”? Take a deep breath and don’t panic because most, if not all, of your email addresses will result in, “Oh no — pwned!”, which means your email address has been compromised in a data breach … Read more

Own a domain?

(And you almost certainly do!) Make sure you have control… Your domain is the most important aspect of your online presence. It controls who can get to your website, your email and your blog! It is your address on the web and ‘points’ to your website just as your physical address points to your premises. … Read more