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Monica is iland's EMEA Marketing Director, she has more than 12 years of global experience in product and channel marketing in the Cloud Computing and ERP sectors. Monica is currently the Director of Marketing for iland EMEA and works with customers and partners in the region to educate the market and drive adoption of iland’s enterprise cloud services. Monica has worked across the globe in Europe, the Middle East and the US with Microsoft, BMC Software, Meeza and iland and is currently based in the United Kingdom.

How To Get The Right Kind Of Control Over Your Cloud

Trust in the cloud hasn’t always been universal. There was a time when security and risk management leaders feared entrusting critical data and infrastructure to a third-party cloud provider. This was understandable, arising from the history of network management, where IT teams were intimately familiar with managing the resources that made up their IT infrastructures, from the buildings they were housed in, to the electricity and cooling supply, through to the server, all the way down to the storage and networking infrastructure.  However, this familiarity isn’t possible when you delegate responsibility to your cloud provider and hanging onto it can prevent organisations from gaining optimal cloud efficiency and security. Clearly, a shift in mindset is needed. In their report, “CISO Playb...

Preparing For Brexit Is Easier In The Cloud

There is much uncertainty around how the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect in May, 2018 will work alongside Brexit. Both UK and EU based companies must anticipate tremendous changes to policy and politics. Many questions are being put on the table for debate. Will GDPR be as easily enforceable in the UK after Brexit? Will the terms of leaving the EU have an impact on GDPR? On the whole, there is natural concern that the combined impact of Brexit and GDPR will put a strain on UK businesses. There is also the question of how the new regulations will apply to international companies setting up offices in the EU. Gartner research indicates that Brexit will have a massive impact on how IT budgets will be spent in 2018. Organisations will want greater flexib...

Why Having A Multi-Cloud Strategy Makes A Lot Of Sense

After several major cloud providers weathered significant outages this year, this has led to more businesses rethinking their cloud strategies. Indeed, facing an outage underscores the importance of not having all your eggs in one basket; it is better to spread not only different cloud workloads but also the risk around. Add to this the fact that no single cloud model will fit the diverse requirements and workloads across different business units within an organisation and you can start to see how having a multi-cloud strategy makes a lot of sense.  In fact, according to the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report, 95% of respondents are using cloud with 85% of enterprises reporting that they have a multi-cloud strategy. The report went on to say that cloud users are already running appl...

Embracing Hybrid Cloud Services In Traditional Industries

Due to the many commercial benefits and the world of possibilities, cloud computing is now a mainstream model being adopted for the IT savvy business that has growth on its agenda. In my time working at iland, a global cloud services provider, I’ve also witnessed first-hand how more and more industries are increasing their focus on the cloud as a way of protecting themselves against cyber threats, human error and natural disasters, all while maintaining industry compliance.  Unfortunately, it is often the case whereby industries that stand to gain most from cloud technologies are the very ones that suffer from slower adoption rates; perhaps due to sensitivities around data security. That being said, as cloud adoption continues apace across EMEA, companies in even traditionally conservative...