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The Google wake-up call

Despite common sense, companies still purchase cloud services online with a credit card. Google has done a great branding job – people confide in them because they really want to believe that such a big name is probably amongst the best you can get. Well, it isn’t, so everybody n ...

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Dear Belgian Systems Integrator. Is cloud computing in your comfort zone? If not, it better be some

Cloud is in. Any systems integrator you meet, will tell you that they offer cloud solutions, and that you should go cloud. With them, of course. And then… they spoil it all by telling you they resell Amazone (or so). ...

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Who has better Business Continuity than Belgocontrol?

A lot of sarcasm on social media and in the press yesterday and today, about Belgocontrol’s failing power backup. Next to the economic damage, there’s the reputation damage. A lot of companies are no better though. When confronted with a power cut, whether as a test or a real one ...

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The Dutch blackout and our electricity dependance

As we’ve all read, The Netherlands had a blackout a couple of weeks ago. We didn’t, in spite of all the noise that was made over the possibility of a blackout. That is: we didn’t have one yet. In the North of The Netherlands, including in large areas of Amsterdam, there was no el ...

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Today’s eclipse, solar panels and disaster recovery

Today, if clouds don’t spoil it for us, we’ll get to see a solar eclipse. On a sunny day, an eclipse translates into 40% less electricity from solar panels. Given the shaky state of the electricity supply in Belgium, I do hope you have a backup server room or data center, just in ...

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