9 October 2019
Alex Innard, Head of IT

Alex Innard

Whereas end-user computing devices have traditionally been purchased, either outright or through a lease, HP Subscription offers a lower cost ‘rent and return’ alternative. It is ideal for businesses that consistently follow a three years (or less) refresh cycle. Instead of buying, you rent. It gives you a predictable and very attractive monthly cost, which […]

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13 September 2019
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

This week the BBC’s television series China: A New World Order, Episode 3 explores the growing tension over allegations that the Chinese state has engaged in large-scale industrial espionage and hacking to steal business secrets from western companies and government organisations. This may not surprise many people as we have all seen copies of technology […]

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19 August 2019
Daniel Powell, Senior IT Project Manager

Daniel Powell

Microsoft Azure – What is it? This is a great question. Azure or Microsoft Azure to use its full name is Microsoft’s “cloud computing” service. To put it simply, you can use it to provide information technology software (SaaS) and/or infrastructure (IaaS) in the cloud, without the need for an on-premise presence. It also offers […]

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18 July 2019
Alex Innard, Head of IT

Alex Innard

Hosted SIP, sometimes referred to as Hosted PBX, is essentially a cloud-based business telephone system. What is hosted SIP? Traditional on-premise telephone systems require an on-site PBX unit to control and manage the telephone handsets, telephone lines, call routing, voicemail, with telephones connecting directly to the PBX unit using internal wiring. Hosted SIP removes the […]

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27 June 2019
Daniel Powell, Senior IT Project Manager

Daniel Powell

Emails are probably an essential part of your business, no matter what industry you’re in or your business size Office365 helps you work together more collaboratively, efficiently and productively. There is a dark side to this, email services are now the number one target for cybercriminals. It is important to think about how you can […]

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3 April 2019
Alex Innard, Head of IT

Alex Innard

As a buyer, we all like to know the cost of something before we buy it. For most things we chose to buy, information on pricing is usually readily available. This means we can make informed decisions before making that next big purchase. Over the last ten years, there has been a shift for businesses […]

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6 March 2019
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

It just goes to show that no-one is immune from attempted Ransomware attacks, and even more so if we do nothing to protect ourselves. The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) became a victim of a massive Ransomware attack which shut down the function of many hospitals thus preventing patients from receiving critical care. The attack […]

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28 January 2019
Daniel Powell, Senior IT Project Manager

Daniel Powell

Do you actually need a server to run your business? In the era of “the cloud” you might be wondering – “Can I ditch my server”? The answer is spossibly Yes! Let’s look at a few scenarios. I use my server for E-mail and Office Documents. If you are using a server for files and […]

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29 November 2018
Alex Innard, Head of IT

Alex Innard

Are missed emails losing your business money or causing reputation issues? Email deliverability in statistics: It is a given that email communication is the biggest driver of sales, customer acquisition and retention. According to various surveys, around 45% of businesses say that email is the most important method of communication. However, roughly 78% of businesses […]

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21 August 2018
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

There’s been a spate of emails doing the rounds claiming to be from Microsoft trying to get users to verify their office 365 accounts. What is phishing? When a user attempts to enter their personal details, they are often found to be unable to log in to what they think is their Office 365 account […]

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