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Simon Mitchell is the executive director of LinuxIT, a UK-based Open Source specialist.  He is a values driven business leader that brings a synergistic combination of visionary and managerial leadership. He is passionate about leadership consciousness, personal growth, strategy and transformation. You can read more of Simon's articles about open source software by subscribing to the LinuxIT blog here. You can also find him on Google+ and Twitter.

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Moving to a Cloud: Top 5 Barriers to Cloud Adoption - And How to Break Them Down.

Moving to a Cloud: Top 5 Barriers to Cloud Adoption – And How to Break Them Down.

Cloud Computing

How to breakdown to barriers to cloud adoption. There are always barriers to introducing any new technology. But they can be overcome. Barrier One – NIH* Syndrome. Organisations have legacy... read more

Linux Skills Gap: Where to Look for Linux Systems Management?

Linux Skills Gap: Where to Look for Linux Systems Management?

Tech & Gadgets

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Staff with Linux Systems Management skills are in short supply, but you can always grow your own. The 2014 Linux Jobs report showed that the demand for Linux professionals is on the rise... read more

Ecommerce Security: How to Control User Access to Your Environment

Ecommerce Security: How to Control User Access to Your Environment

Digital Marketing

eCommerce security is a headache for even the largest organisations, so what steps can you take? Hardly a month goes by without a major breach of security involving an eCommerce retailer or... read more

Why Migrating from Proprietary Software to Linux Is Cutting Costs for Ecommerce

Why Migrating from Proprietary Software to Linux Is Cutting Costs for Ecommerce

Tech & Gadgets

Migrating your eCommerce operation from proprietary software to Linux can reduce costs and provide a stable platform for expansion. Proprietary software to Linux Migration Migrating eCommerce to Linux isn’t new; Amazon did... read more

No More Outages: How to Stabilise Your Ecommerce IT Environment

No More Outages: How to Stabilise Your Ecommerce IT Environment

Tech & Gadgets

Implementing a standard operating environment is the key to avoiding outages in most ecommerce systems. No shopkeeper would dream of slamming the doors shut at peak times, but that’s precisely what happens... read more

How to Ensure Business Continuity in Cloud Environments

How to Ensure Business Continuity in Cloud Environments

Cloud Computing

eCommerce needs a business continuity system that functions so well customers don’t even notice disasters. Data centre disasters are rare in the UK; fire precautions are generally very good and... read more

UNIX Vs Linux: a Best Practice Migration Guide

UNIX Vs Linux: a Best Practice Migration Guide

Linux is UNIX-like, but the differences can derail the ill-prepared When? LinuxIT estimate that 65% of applications running on proprietary versions of UNIX in 2012 will have migrated to Linux... read more

Best Practice Linux Guide: Data Security

Best Practice Linux Guide: Data Security

Tech & Gadgets

In this era of ‘big data’ Linux data security is of paramount importance. Here are best practice tips to make sure your data is secure by design. People new to Open... read more

Big Data: Is Your Infrastructure Ready?

Big Data: Is Your Infrastructure Ready?

Big Data

A partnership with a Linux specialist can facilitate customers scaling up IT infrastructure to cope with big data both now and into the future. ‘Big data’ is one of the... read more

Best Practice Approach: Where Should You Host Your E-commerce Website?

Best Practice Approach: Where Should You Host Your E-commerce Website?

Online Marketing

Commerce has moved online, but which hosting option will minimise outages and support your e-commerce business? Increasingly channel shift to online and e-commerce enablement is becoming the strategy of choice... read more

Open Source in the Third Sector - What You Must Know

Open Source in the Third Sector – What You Must Know

Tech & Gadgets

Third-sector organisations are traditionally cautious about making changes to infrastructure, but upgrading to Open Source Software can bring important benefits while reducing overall IT costs. The third sector is just as... read more

Get the Plumbing Right – How to Make Sure Your Linux Infrastructure is Up to Scratch

Get the Plumbing Right – How to Make Sure Your Linux Infrastructure is Up to Scratch

Tech & Gadgets

What do your Linux infrastructure and the U-bend under your sink have in common? If you don’t get them both right, you’ll be flooded with problems. If you don’t get the... read more

Calling the Public Sector - What’s Your PSN Path?

Calling the Public Sector – What’s Your PSN Path?

Tech & Gadgets

Finding your path to the PSN walled garden. Open Source Software has provided years of rock solid support in the private sector, with big names such as Google, and Amazon... read more

I Didn’t Know They Use Open Source! - Part 3

I Didn’t Know They Use Open Source! – Part 3

Tech & Gadgets

Learn why Open Source is so popular for products from smartphones to satellites. Continuing our look at Open Source “in the wild”, here are some more examples you may never... read more

Best Practice Linux Guide: Virtualization [SLIDESHARE]

Best Practice Linux Guide: Virtualization [SLIDESHARE]

Tech & Gadgets

A quick-start guide to virtualization issues. Open Source alternatives are offering real competition for Linux server virtualization. Why opt for virtualization? virtualization can… Consolidate the number of servers used Reduce... read more