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How Cisco Meraki can save both an enterprise’s time and money

The whole idea behind Cisco Meraki was generated due to a peculiar problem faced by Tim Irimies, IT Manager of Saracen Mineral Holdings. The gold mining company has five mining sites spread across Western Australia that house over 200 employees and 750 contractors. Tim wanted to manage the networking needs of those sites and he…

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8 things to cover in your Managed Services Agreements

Outsourcing your IT processes to a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is a great idea. But to benefit the most from an MSP, it is essential that both the parties are on the same page regarding requirements and deliverables. With an accurate Managed Services Agreement outlining the services provided by MSP, clients can build realistic expectations…

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Cloud Solution Provider – checklist for choosing the right partner

If you’re ready to start adopting one or more cloud services, you need to feel confident that the vendor you’ve entrusted with your business-critical applications and data will keep them safe and provide proper support. That isn’t necessarily easy, though. According to a recent report by IDG2, one in three IT leaders found that the…

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How the IT Manager can benefit by partnering with a Managed Service Provider

Many small to medium sized businesses maintain their own IT infrastructure. When doing so they will hire an IT Manager to handle the day to day operations. While some may consider this a viable and economically sound solution, experience has shown that it may benefit the IT Manager, and the business, more to partner with…

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Comparison of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

There are usually three concepts of cloud service, Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Whether it is IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS, each has its own intricacies, but today we’re going to help you to differentiate SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.   SaaS – Software-as-a-Service Generally charged…

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5 developing technologies that are making headlines in 2018

Every other day, we see something new in the field of technology. It is not possible to guess which new gadget will become the next coolest thing for the youth. Also, it is hard to guess which new website will grow to be a new leading social media platform. The advent of smartphones, technologies like…

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Team building shenanigans

We had a fantastic time yesterday at our first ever team building day.  It was also really good to share the day with colleagues from other departments and find out a bit more about what they do. There is so much fascinating stuff that goes on here at Contrac. There was something for everyone and…

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