Author Archives: Tony Lock

Data Protection Basics

Some things in life, such as taxes and the music of the younger generation, have[...]

Who say Management and SaaS don’t mix?

Management in IT is a challenge for many organisations. Integrated management is a tough nut[...]

Applied Desktop Virtualisation

By Tony Lock & Dale Vile KEY FINDINGS With desktop refresh now on the agenda,[...]

Putting the SaaS into security management

In all areas of business, security and privacy are built on good policy, properly applied.[...]

The alternatives to password protection

In a world where it is possible to create credential-stealing malware and where users are[...]

Modern solutions to an ever-growing challenge

What could be new about backup and recovery? After all, everyone has been doing it[...]

Disaster recovery blurs into high availability (or other way round?)

IT managers use two terms when talking about systems availability. These are: High Availability or[...]

Public Cloud: Sorting out the peaks from the troughs

We know many of you remain sceptical of the whole ‘Cloud’ thing and are unsure[...]

The industrialisation of the IT Threat Landscape

Business and IT are now changing with a rapidity never before seen while at the[...]

Just how special are Power Users?

Power users are often at the cutting edge of an organisation’s revenue generation, product development,[...]

The True Cost of Desktop Support

Desktop support is something every organisation does using a variety of tools, people and processes,[...]

CIOs and ’Data Protection’

By Tony Lock The rapid growth in the amount of stored data means that the[...]

Is your server estate becoming too complex to manage?

In earlier articles in this workshop we reported on research carried out by Freeform Dynamics[...]

Are you delivering IT and creating wiggle room?

According to Freeform Dynamics research, many IT departments are seeking to become better aligned with[...]

Automation – one step closer to lights out?

In an earlier article in this workshop we considered the challenges associated with procuring system[...]

Desktop virtualisation: The control-plus-flexibility problem

Desktop virtualisation is attracting serious attention as organisations consider the future potential directions for delivering[...]

The Time has come for “Chargeback”

Ever since the industrial revolution there have been periods when businesses have prospered simply on[...]

Managing IT and business risk in the times of eroding enterprise boundaries

Managing risk in business has always been more of an art form than a science.[...]

Systems monitoring: what’s possible, and what really happens

IT increasingly plays a pivotal role in business processes. The importance of systems to the[...]

Storage Technology Evolution and Alignment

By Jon Collins and Tony Lock Executive summary Few organisations today would deny their absolute[...]

Desktop virtualisation: The control-plus-flexibility problem

Desktop virtualisation is attracting serious attention as organisations consider the future potential directions for delivering[...]

Your desktop virtualisation reality check

Migrating desktops is never easy. The promise of better management and security that is offered[...]

Desktop virtualisation: why, how, and how much?

As anyone who has started down the path will confirm, desktop virtualisation is not a[...]

The Mainframe Extends its Reach

Over the course of the last decade there has been considerable discussion about the future[...]