What is spyware

Spyware is a type of malicious software that is spread around on the internet. The term spyware is used to describe software that carries out certain behaviours or operations without obtaining user consent. Such behaviours include but are not limited to: advertising, personal information gathering, and even changing computer settings and configurations.

Spyware can be divided into 4 major categories. These are: system monitors, trojans, adware, and tracking cookies. Typically, such software is designed in a way that makes it hard to detect or to analyse. Usually, some types of spyware cause computers to slow down or even crash.

While there is a large number of anti spyware software downloadable for free on the internet, the priority remains awareness. It is very important that you look carefully into the files you download of the internet and make sure they are from trusted sources. Also, when installing new software, you should look at all the disclosures and read them carefully. After all, you may know what you are installing but you never know what is hidden behind it.


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This methodology requires the most effort to implement but it results in the most optimised recurring cost and will provide the best scalability for apps. This involves re-adapting the code of applications and the heavy use of SAAS solutions in order to replace existing hosted applications.


This method utilizes the power of  PAAS services, like transferring a database to an as-a-service model,  the use of containers for some apps or the use of network/security functions as a service. Greater scalability and lower cost of operation is achieved.

Re-Host (Lift & Shift)

the migration of workloads from  to the cloud without changing the architecture. Machines get to keep their  OS and apps. This is the quickest and easy way to migrate, but since its  utilising IAAS, its is also the most expensive on the long term.