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Disaster Recovery | How it can save your Business

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Businesses in all industries rely very heavily on computers for the success of their company and to manage many different areas of the operation. Every device will have important company and customer data which is critical to the business. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of threats to this data and modern-day technology which needs to be considered by a business. Every company would need to have security planning in place, which can minimise the impact of lost/damaged data and help the company to stay afloat if any kind of incident were to occur. One of the most effective strategies… Read More

Backups | Are you Properly Covered?

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In today’s digital world, both people and businesses lead a lot of their life on a computer. An individual’s computer will contain all of their important documents, photographs, films, music and projects while a business is likely to store vital company and customer data amongst other types of files which are crucial to the company. Anyone that has lost their data before knows just how devastating this can be and have a lasting impact on their life. It is for this reason why data backup is so important for both people and businesses, yet it is also an area that… Read More

What Relationship does your Business have with Modern I.T?

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The world is undoubtedly within the grips of a digital age, and the technology we now take for granted is advancing at a rapid rate. For businesses around the world, this means if you don’t keep up, you will lose out. With the IT modern companies use daily at risk of becoming outdated in upcoming years, the relationship you adopt with what technology you use is crucial to the running of your enterprise. Not only do you need to be aware of changing trends in your particular industry, but you also need to be ready to embrace revolutionary solutions regardless… Read More

Does Your Business Use I.T to Its Full Potential?

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Businesses may be well aware of the technology available to them to help run their business effectively. However, the question remains as to whether your business is using such technology to its full potential, and to the advantage of your business. As well as offering simple solutions for complicated business processes, IT can also impact the communication, marketing and promotional aspects of your business. Software to Improve Business Processes The growth and capability of Information Technology, in particular, have seen vast improvements in business management software. Primarily, this type of software is designed to improve the day to day running… Read More

6 Cloud Computing Facts that You Should Know

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Many professionals, including business owners, know less about cloud computing then they let on. And given how recognised and significant cloud technologies are today, particularly when it comes to IT deployment in the workplace, it can be somewhat embarrassing to broach the subject. If you too are a little unsure, don’t worry… We’re here to help clear up some of the common cloud conundrums that business owners alike are stumbling over. So, lets get started with the basics…  What is Cloud Computing?  Put simply, cloud computing is a combination of hosted applications, data storage and remote server access through the… Read More

Tailoring your IT Model to Compete in the Digital Age

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To sustain a successful business in today’s competitive and digital-savvy world, both cutting edge ideas and speed are required… Without which, customers will simply start shopping elsewhere, and businesses will find themselves falling behind their competitors. Where customers are continuing to take control with a mere swipe of a screen or click of a button, the pressure for providers to refine and develop their products and services is increasing. Should a customer not be pleased by their interaction with a brand, they can simply move onto something better. For native businesses like Amazon Web Services, or Spotify, who possess such… Read More

Start the New Year with a Software Spring Clean

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End of Support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 Microsoft have announced the end of support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7, with a confirmed ‘end of support’ date of 14th January 2020. So, in just over a year, security patches of these systems will no longer be released. Windows 7 has been an incredibly popular operating system, its market share still stands at 41%. This has continued to stay firm even with the launch of Windows 10. While the end of support for Windows Server 2008 also means it’s the end of the road for Microsoft Small Business… Read More

How to Establish Better Enterprise Security Across All Layers of your Network

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A Layered Approach to Defending your Network In order to remain resilient to attack in today’s increasingly high-risk cyber landscape, companies must remain focused on protecting each and every layer of their infrastructure. This requires top-to-bottom coordination across the whole network architecture and throughout on-premises (physical), data centres (hybrid), and cloud (virtual) environments. No matter how you choose to run your network security, be it independently or through the expertise of a managed services provider, an integrated and layered security strategy is essential. Here we discuss 6 ways in which to establish stronger enterprise security across each of the layers… Read More

The Whats, The Whys and The Hows of Business Data

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Business data is continuously collected, stored, and scrutinised to ensure companies are able to gain the depth of insight they require into their customers. Such data plays a pivotal role in the operation of a business and as a result, should be accessible 24/7. Gone are the days when data was stored behind-the-scenes in the likes of a store cupboard. Now its stored remotely in the form of cloud-based servers and SaaS applications. This transition means data backup no longer calls for floppy disks, spare hard drives, or duplicate servers. Despite this shift to the cloud however, backups should by… Read More

The Different Cloud Models and What to Look for When Choosing a Provider

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Making the decision to implement cloud services for your application or infrastructure deployment, makes it crucial for your business to understand the distinct differences between the core categories of cloud services available. Afterall, the cloud is a very wide-ranging concept, and it encompasses pretty much every possible variety of online service. However, when businesses speak of cloud procurement, there are usually three main cloud models that spring to mind; Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The difference between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Each of the three main cloud models has… Read More