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What to Look for in an IT Management Provider

Posted on: 17/11/2016

What to Look for in an IT Management Provider

Today's business owners often depend on computers and technology. The more we grow to integrate computers into the business process, the more we're going to need help to make sure that they continue to run as smoothly as they should.
Business owners frequently struggle when it comes to deciding between whether to source and use in-house, or outsourced IT support. Ultimately, your aim should be to choose whichever method is the most effective to support your systems and end-users, but it can...

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4 Basic Benefits of Managed IT Support

Posted on: 03/11/2016

4 Basic Benefits of Managed IT Support

It's hard to argue with the fact that modern online technologies have served to make our professional and personal lives a lot simpler. Businesses from a variety of different backgrounds are now using computer systems to help them handle their everyday communications, payroll, inventory organization, and marketing solutions.
Though tech can certainly make running a company easier, the systems themselves can be somewhat difficult to understand, which is why so many professionals are turning...

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Categories: IT Support

How to Plan for Effective Disaster Recovery

Posted on: 06/10/2016

How to Plan for Effective Disaster Recovery

In July of 2016, a monkey caused a nationwide outage for power in Kenya - meaning that millions of businesses and homes were forced to survive without power. This just goes to show that your next disaster can come from almost anywhere - not only storms and natural disasters.
Everything from a sudden electrical fire in your office building, to a burst water pipe, or a damaged air conditioning unit could cause enough damage to stop your business in its tracks - so are you prepared for when the...

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Categories: IT Support

Could Hosted VOIP Actually Save Your Business Money?

Posted on: 30/06/2016

Could Hosted VOIP Actually Save Your Business Money?

Despite the fact that the modern world is brimming with new technology and uncovering new innovations almost every day, many businesses continue to use the telephone in the same way they did decades ago. While traditional phone systems may work for some industries, most are simply missing out on the growth and profit opportunities that can be accessed through conversion to a hosted VoIP system.
Just some of the advantages of hosted VOIP include improved customer support, enhanced productivity,...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

Cybercrime and the Epidemic of Ransomware

Posted on: 23/06/2016

Cybercrime and the Epidemic of Ransomware


Technology, and the popularity of the internet have managed to make an impact on almost every aspect of our lives, from how we perform at work, to how we spend our recreational time. Although the age of connectivity has created a number of convenient solutions to everyday problems for us to enjoy, it also offers malicious individuals a new range of opportunities to reach out and target new victims.
Today, it's more important than ever to keep up to date with the latest issues in cyber...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

Are You Still Making these Horrific Server Mistakes?

Posted on: 16/06/2016

Are You Still Making these Horrific Server Mistakes?

Using the right web server can be one of the most important things you have to think about when running a viable online company. Without the right server, your information can be vulnerable to attack from malicious individuals, and you could find that you're constantly facing periods of downtime and malfunction that send your clients running in the opposite direction.
Unfortunately, although many companies are aware of how crucial their server solution can be, many continue to make the same...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

How to Protect Yourself Against the Threat of Cyber Crime

Posted on: 02/06/2016

How to Protect Yourself Against the Threat of Cyber Crime

Digital consumers and businesses access the internet every day for a variety of reasons - from selling products, to completing financial procedures, and even checking social media accounts. We perform so many tasks using the internet in the belief that we're in safe territory - that we often neglect the preventative security measures we should be taking to lock out cyber criminals.
Cybercrime often occurs as a result of poor security protocols for individuals and businesses. Anything from weak...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

How a Good Disaster Recovery Strategy Can Save your Business

Posted on: 12/05/2016

How a Good Disaster Recovery Strategy Can Save your Business

How quickly can your business rebound after an emergency or disaster situation? Having a recovery strategy that helps to get your company back up and running just a few hours, or days after a huge loss of data or a crashed server can be crucial to your success. In fact, if you don't know how to deal with an emergency situation fast and recover quickly, then the doors to your business could remain closed long after the disaster passes.
Disasters can come in many different forms, from large-scale...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

6 Ways to Find Peace with Your Data Backups

Posted on: 06/05/2016

6 Ways to Find Peace with Your Data Backups

Whatever it is that you and your company do, the chances are that you create data. In some circumstances, the data that you produce may be your end product, while in others it is the information that you need to produce that product, or the information required to provide a certain service. Losing your data could mean losing control of your company.
There are a variety of things that can lead to instant data loss, including corrupted files, hardware failure, viruses, accidental deletions, malware,...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

Could a Hosted Desktop Improve your Bottom Line?

Posted on: 28/04/2016

Could a Hosted Desktop Improve your Bottom Line?

A number of businesses that are considering the benefits of moving their IT to a private cloud-based system have started to consider the benefits of hosted desktop services, otherwise known as "DaaS" (Desktop as a Service). Commonly, hosted desktops are used in creating backup solutions and disaster recovery systems, but they can also be used as a way of introducing flexible and remote working solutions to businesses.
 
Mobility and Hosted Desktops
A hosted desktop can...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

Why Email Hosting is the way forward

Posted on: 26/04/2016

Why Email Hosting is the way forward

If your business is still using a traditional email service, perhaps now is the time to upgrade to a hosting service instead. Whether you run a small business or employ hundreds of staff, there are plenty of valid reasons why email hosting is an essential requirement. Unless you have a large IT department complete with managed servers and plenty of experts in this particular field, choosing an email hosting provider could prove to be a very smart idea.
 
Why so popular?
Email...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

Are You Making These (Critical) File Sharing Mistakes?

Posted on: 21/04/2016

Are You Making These (Critical) File Sharing Mistakes?

Businesses today are operating in a world where breaches of data are all too common. Threats such as phishing, hacking, or physical theft can all contribute to data loss that not only damages company operations, but also leaves a black mark on brand reputation. Unfortunately, an issue that is just as significant as data theft, is the loss of information through negligent or poor file-sharing practices.
We all know that securing data is critical - particularly for organisations in industries...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

Does Your Business Suffer From The Most Common IT Headaches?

Posted on: 16/03/2016

Does Your Business Suffer From The Most Common IT Headaches?

In a world where almost everything we do has some connection to the digital sphere, making sure that your machines work for you has become a crucial part in running a successful business. Whether you're organizing an entire office full of computer systems, or you're running a one-man powerhouse, there's a good chance that you'll have a few IT headaches to face along the way.
By making sure you're aware of the most common IT problems that small businesses face, you should be able to save yourself...

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Categories: IT Support

Why Every Business Needs a Spam Filtering System

Posted on: 24/02/2016

Why Every Business Needs a Spam Filtering System

There are always different pros and cons associated with accessing new software in relation to business productivity. For example, while email is an incredibly useful way to reach out to potential prospects and stay in touch with business partners, it also provides scam artists with a way into your integrated system by allowing them to send malicious code and spam content over the internet. An organization can easily collapse if one person opens a single spam email, which is why spam filtering systems...

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Categories: IT Support

How to choose your next web hosting service

Posted on: 23/02/2016

How to choose your next web hosting service

Whilst it is true that some web hosting services are better than others, it is also correct that there is no such thing as one size fits all in the industry. So if you are looking for a new web hosting service but are yet to decide on the best one for your purposes; let’s look at what you need to consider.
Why are you moving?
There must be at least one reason why you have decided to jump ship. Before you simply move to the first hosting solution that you find, remember why it was...

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Categories: IT Support

Finding Flexible Solutions for Enterprise IT Needs

Posted on: 17/02/2016

Finding Flexible Solutions for Enterprise IT Needs

Small businesses, medium-sized organisations, or large companies - regardless of where your category lies, the chances are that you need to find the perfect available technology to keep your operations moving and growing positively.
Individuals at an enterprise level consist of large corporations that typically manage hundreds, to thousands of employees every single day. With so many people to think about, and so many tasks to complete within a short period of time, most enterprises need to...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

5 Reasons Why Hosted Desktops are Easy to Integrate

Posted on: 04/02/2016

5 Reasons Why Hosted Desktops are Easy to Integrate

Today, it's impossible for business across the globe to ignore the value of cloud computing, as uptake accelerates around the world. Many businesses are in the process of moving their IT services to private cloud systems, and at the same time, they're examining the various different benefits that they could take advantage of. One option that many companies are considering today, is "Desktop as a Service" or DaaS, however most people still don't understand the benefits of hosted desktops, and...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

IT outsourcing explained and why your business needs it now

Posted on: 02/02/2016

IT outsourcing explained and why your business needs it now

If you are currently running your IT services in-house and have wondered if there are some alternative options that can save you time and money, consider the concept of outsourcing. Whether you are running a startup business or an established company, IT outsourcing simply has so much going for it that it cannot be ignored. Here we briefly explain what is involved and discuss some of the reasons why your competitors might already be enjoying the myriad of benefits that IT outsourcing can bring...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

What Happens When Data Security Goes Wrong?

Posted on: 29/01/2016

What Happens When Data Security Goes Wrong?

Most of the successful companies that exist today - either in the form of small businesses, mid-market organisations, or enterprises - base themselves online. In fact, it's impossible to compete with your competitors today without establishing a firm online presence. However, simply by conducting business through the internet, you could be opening yourself up to a breach in data security.
For people who are unaware of just how damaging a security breach can be, the concept may not be too...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

Why a virtual private server is right for you

Posted on: 07/01/2016

Why a virtual private server is right for you

If you run a business or work for an IT department, and you’re considering your IT options, then listen up. There are lots of benefits from using a virtual private server (or VPS). 
The first is stability and reliability. Most experts agree that shared web hosting will soon become a thing of the past. And that’s good news for business owners since, when you’re hosted on a shared server, the uptime and performance of your site can be affected by other websites on that...

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Categories: IT Support, Cloud Computing

Why website hosting is so important.

Posted on: 17/12/2015

Why website hosting is so important.

Having a website is important. Every business needs a website these days, as with the advance of digital, it is a shop window for all of us. But for most people, the vast majority of the effort is directed at creating the site. One critical aspect of websites that’s often overlooked is website hosting.
Let’s look at why website hosting is so important.
First of all, your hosting option will largely dictate how your website is delivered to your audience. Website hosting is...

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4 Awesome Benefits of Cloud Computing

Posted on: 11/12/2015

4 Awesome Benefits of Cloud Computing

If you are currently thinking about moving away from the more traditional computing setups and rather like the idea of cloud-based IT, there’s plenty in it for you. In this blog post we look at 4 key areas where cloud computing can really help your business, whatever size it is.
Flexibility
Once you have decided to shift your physical IT presence to the cloud, your employees will start to enjoy a new lease of life as far as freedom and flexibility are concerned. No more issues about...

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Why IT in our schools is more important than ever before

Posted on: 08/12/2015

Why IT in our schools is more important than ever before

According to a recent report by the BBC, IT awareness in our schools has never been as prevalent as it is today. There is a very good reason for this and it is believed that the children of today should place their IT skills in as high regard as their literacy and numeracy abilities.

Following a Welsh curriculum review earlier in March, it was noted that without vital IT skills, the pupils of today will struggle to make a positive impact on the economy of tomorrow and beyond. It is believed...

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Categories: News, IT Support, Cloud Computing

Office 365 Cloud computing – the facts

Posted on: 08/12/2015

Office 365 Cloud computing – the facts

Cloud computing provides companies with business agility and cost savings, but many don’t understand what the advantages really are or how to go about implementing it. 
If you are researching a hosted solution for your business you will find much contradictory information out there. Knowing the facts about cloud computing is essential if you are planning on using it to drive your business. The following facts about cloud computing have been designed to help you see how it can benefit...

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