Posted July 21, 2017 | Feature Friday, Technology Industry | No Comments »

Feature Friday: Colocation, Cloud Services and Hybrid Cloud?

This week, we’re hearing from Tim Threlfall, Operations Director at Storm ID as he discusses cloud hosting solutions and how to differentiate to find the best option for your business. Storm ID has been at the edge of the digital frontier for 15 years, helping their clients “to transform processes and experiences, re-imagine legacy business models, and even entire companies.” On that note, it’s definitely time to hand over to Tim to find out exactly what colocation, cloud service and hybrid cloud really are, and which one will suit your business best.

Feature Friday: Colocation, Cloud Services and Hybrid Cloud?


Colocation, Cloud Services or Hybrid Cloud?

After having heard the terms ‘Colocation’ and ‘Cloud Services’ being thrown around in the world of Information Technology, you now want to get into the nuts and bolts of these two concepts – to understand in detail what they are and which is most advantageous for your company.

Both of these cloud hosting solutions are concerned with outsourced IT facilities. They both provide the benefit of reducing the costs associated with running these facilities and equipment independently or in-house.

The difference between colocation and cloud services

There are clear differences between these hosting solutions. In a nutshell, colocation refers to managing all your company-owned IT equipment from a shared and rented physical space, while cloud services involves outsourcing everything from the equipment and space to the management of the IT workflow from a cloud services provider (CSP).

 

Colocation Cloud Services
  • Housing for company-owned IT assets like servers, other hardware, and software.
  • Your company manages, monitors, and maintains all above-mentioned equipment and workflows.
  • The colocation facility provides affordable floor space, and other cost-saving features like shared costs in operating power, cooling systems, security, and communications.
  • Provides all needed equipment off-site, plus cloud-based software services.
  • CSPs manage, monitor and maintain all hardware, software, troubleshooting, power and backups, and everything else the company’s  IT department would otherwise be responsible for.

 

 

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Posted July 18, 2017 | Technology Industry | No Comments »

The Enigma People Guide: Do’s and Don’ts of Telephone/Remote Interviews

Telephone/remote interviews are a popular way for our clients to conduct their first round of interviews and are becoming increasingly popular due to their ease of implementation and the valuable information they provide. As more clients turn to telephone/remote interviews as their first port of call in the interview process, we thought it important that we lay out some of our top advice for tackling these sometimes tricky interviews. Although telephone/remote interviews can seem less formal than a face-to-face, there still needs to be a good amount of preparation and enthusiasm for them. Getting the telephone interview right gives you a big head start when it comes to face-to-face, they allow the interviewer to get a good sense of you as a person and your skills and enthusiasm for the new role. So take a look below to find out our do’s and don’ts when taking on a telephone/remote interview:

The Enigma People Guide: Do's and Don'ts of Telephone/Remote Interviews

PLEASE DO:

1. Find a Quiet Spot

Make sure you find somewhere that is quiet, where you won’t be disturbed to set up and get yourself prepared. Ideally, you should sit at a desk with a computer/laptop in front of you and have your notes next to you to keep you along the right tracks.

2. Take Time to Prepare

When it comes to any type of interview, think of preparation as your best friend. Telephone interviews can be especially tricky and definitely require some preparation; although you may not be speaking face to face with the person, be it over the phone or via a video call, it pays off to prepare as though you are. Getting yourself into the interview mindset, dressing suitably, and this applies specifically to video calls, is really important if you want to make a good impression. Take down some notes and run through your talking points in your head, have the company website up on your computer and find out details about the role so that you have points of reference throughout the conversation.

3. Note Down Your Main Talking Points

Are there certain aspects of the job role you really want to talk over? Or maybe there’s something in your CV that’s important to cover?  Write down the main points you want to talk through in the interview as a way of keeping yourself on track, concise and to the point. Having these notes in front of you will allow you to relax into the interview and help you to come across more professional and prepared – something that will definitely work in your favour.

4. Clarify the Content & Structure Beforehand

Each client and candidate is unique, as is each interview process, so it’s always a good idea to clarify what will be expected of you if you can. Some interviews can last 5-10 minutes and will only cover the basics but some more in-depth or technical interviews can last anywhere up to an hour or so and interviewers can expect anything from a run through of technical problem solving to an in-depth discussion about your experience and what you can bring to the role. You wouldn’t go into a face to face interview without having a rough idea of what’s expected of you, so why leave it up to chance with a telephone or remote interview?

5. Be Clear, Concise and to the Point

This is, in our opinion, something which should be at the forefront of your mind when thinking about a telephone/remote interview. Being clear, concise and to the point will allow the conversation to flow, can help you come across as articulate and focused and, ultimately, will allow the interviewer to get a good sense of you all round. This doesn’t mean that you need to lose your personality though – the main thing to remember is that you need to try and convey your enthusiasm for the role in your voice and language  – they can’t see your body language over the phone.

PLEASE DON’T:

  • Take your interview call when you’re i) travelling ii) in a public area which is noisy or, iii) busy with other activities.
  • Eat or drink during a telephone interview, this is a no-brainer really. Of course, water is okay!
  • Forget which role you’re interviewing for or with which companies, a little bit of preparation goes a long way.

Take a look at our infographic below for our key points to tackling a telephone/remote interview…

The Enigma People Guide: Do's and Don'ts of Telephone/Remote Interviews

 


Enigma People is an award-winning technology recruitment consultancy. Visit our job search page for the latest vacancies in digital, electronics and software in Scotland. You can get in touch with us hello@enigmapeople.com or call us on 0141 332 4422.

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Posted July 14, 2017 | Software | No Comments »

Vacancy: Graduate eLearning Developer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate eLearning developer, working with one of the UK’s fastest growing and most creative digital learning companies.

You will be responsible for maintaining their learning management systems and developing innovative and engaging digital learning solutions, using a number of eLearning authoring tools including Articulate Storyline and the Adobe Suite.

Why is this job so good?

Work with big-name clients, in a range of sectors
Work with and learn new techniques and technologies
Opportunity to make a real impact on eLearning with this growing company

 

We’d like to see…

A degree in multimedia/ gaming/ graphics
Some eLearning experience
Evidence of great communication and organisational skills
Experience using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products (if you’ve used Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline, then that would be great!)

 

In return we offer:

Great working environment
Offices in the West End of Glasgow
Flexible working week
Good starting salary
Plenty of opportunities to grow and learn

 

If this sounds like it could be the role for you, click here to apply. You can also get in touch with David Mains directly on 0141 332 4422 or at dmains@enigmapeople.com


Enigma People is an award-winning technology recruitment consultancy. Visit our job search page for the latest vacancies in digital, electronics and software in Scotland and the UK. You can get in touch with us hello@enigmapeople.com

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