Entries by Katie Mansell

What is a boot storm and why does one occur?

A Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) boot storm is the loss of service that ensues a simultaneous start-up and shutdown of a large number of virtual desktops, which overwhelms the network with data requests and typically creates a “storm” that cripples legacy system storage. A typical office working day sees employees logging on to the system […]

eSpida triumphs at Huawei Enterprise awards ceremony

Paul Hanson, Director of Birmingham IT consultancy eSpida, has been crowned Huawei’s presales person of the year at the IT and telecoms giant’s UK enterprise partner summit. The award commends Paul’s enterprise IT expertise and commitment to finding strategic uses for Huawei’s technology to provide value for mid-to-large size businesses across the UK. Paul’s award […]

Protecting yourself in 2018’s IT landscape

The May 2017 ransomware attack on the NHS crippled 47 trusts across England and Scotland. At least 6,900 appointments were cancelled and seven A&E departments were forced to turn ambulances away. This demonstrates the significant damage that cyber-attacks can cause. Here, Nigel Crockford, business development manager of IT consultancy eSpida, discusses what businesses must consider […]

The multinational impact of GDPR

Many businesses are yet to understand the sheer scale and breadth of changes their company data processing policies will need to undergo to comply with the general data protection regulation (GDPR). Here, Nigel Crockford, Business Development Manager at IT consultancy eSpida, explains how the regulation will impact multinational businesses — and how they must prepare […]