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Managing backups - an MSP approach

A look at why an MSP's approach to managing backups is valuable, this post shares how our own managed services for Moodle LMS supports backups and data retention.
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A tool for systematic USI verification

A custom software solution that provides higher education providers and RTOs with a consistent process that eliminates typographical errors and saves time.
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Data recovery - what's your plan?

Data recovery and data recovery planning is the key to maintaining business continuity. This post explores incidents that can affect your data, how important backups are and the...
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Moodle integration - engineering success

Integration is one of the most important aspects of designing an LMS solution. It will streamline processes, improve productivity, vastly improve the student UX, and ultimately...
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System integration - the aim is the name

System integration promises are often under-delivered. This post explains what it is, the impact of cloud services, the challenges that need to be overcome plus details a Moodle...
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Cloud computing - risks and mitigation

Cloud computing enables education providers to deliver a high performance service, but it doesn't happen at the flick of a switch. Like anything worthwhile, it requires skill and...