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26/09
2017
Your Small Business Server 2008 is going end of life – what now?
Posted by Matt Gifford on 26/09 at 10:00 AM IT services,
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At some point or other all IT solutions come to the end of their life and this is now true of Microsoft’s Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008. Chances are you are already aware of this, but have you upgraded yet? I would recommend you upgrade before they become end...

22/09
2017
The increasing demand for high quality hotel Wi-Fi
Posted by Caroline Moore on 22/09 at 10:00 AM Hospitality, Wi-Fi,
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Decent Wi-Fi is a must-have for any hospitality business that wants to offer guests internet access so they can check email, update social media or use the web to research their locality.How many people access free Wi-Fi in hotels?What device do they use?And would...

19/09
2017
Clusters of businesses may be the answer to gaining gigabit speeds
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 19/09 at 10:00 AM Internet connectivity,
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With the announcement that six areas in the UK will soon be trying out business internet technology that will provide connectivity speeds approaching one gigabit per second (Gbps), some businesses will be celebrating the thought of moving away from their incumbent, slower...

15/09
2017
Infographic: 4 tips to help schools reduce costs
Posted by James Hooker on 15/09 at 10:01 AM Images and graphics, Education,
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We have worked with schools and their business and IT managers for nearly 35 years and understand just how much the education landscape has changed and the financial challenges being faced by head teachers, business managers and staff.Our infographic below provides the 4...

12/09
2017
What to do during a ransomware incident
Posted by Caroline Moore on 12/09 at 10:00 AM Security,

Since the global ransomware attack that wreaked havoc across the NHS and other organisations, we have designed this simple infographic to help businesses and individuals undertand what to do if they are affected ransomware incident.We would invite you to save the link in...

08/09
2017
Prepare now for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Posted by Colin Woods on 08/09 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Internet connectivity, Landlines and calls, Retail, Telephone systems,
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Every retailer knows the importance of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This largely American tradition has made it over the pond and is here to stay. On Black Friday in 2016, shoppers spent more than £1.23 billion, which equates to £51.2 million an hour. This represented...

05/09
2017
Schools can spend less to achieve digital innovation
Posted by James Hooker on 05/09 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Telephone systems, Web filtering, Wi-Fi,
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Schools in England are being promised an extra £1.3bn over the next two years after the Government bowed to pressure from campaigns around funding shortages. However, many schools and colleges will still be trying to balance the books with the current limited funding...

01/09
2017
Your guests do not want to pay for Wi-Fi…so how do you make it pay?
Posted by Caroline Moore on 01/09 at 10:00 AM Hospitality, Wi-Fi,
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Having just returned from a two-week camping holiday in France, I know at first hand that I will never pay for Wi-Fi.It did not matter how many pained looks my teenage daughter gave me as she fretted about her Snapchat streaks or Instagram updates, I was not going to...

29/08
2017
How your business can avoid a BA-style blackout
Posted by Colin Woods on 29/08 at 10:00 AM Data centre,

As the peak of the summer holiday season draws to a close, our head of cloud and connectivity Colin Woods explains why a BA-style blackout is in excusable these days and is a very stark why businesses choose to rely on data centres to ensure they do not suffer any...

25/08
2017
How will MiFID II impact your finance business?
Posted by Richard Walters on 25/08 at 10:00 AM Call recording, Professional services,
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The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, commonly known as MiFID II, is due to come into force in January 2018.First introduced by the EU in response to the 2008 financial crisis, MiFID is a set of sweeping reforms for the financial industry designed to prevent...

22/08
2017
Are file-less or non-malware attacks the next big threat to cyber security?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 22/08 at 10:00 AM Security,
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There are more cyber-attacks occurring across the globe than ever before. While estimates of a 15% to 20% increase year on year for cyber-crime might not seem vast, that number is global and affects millions of PC’s, devices, and endpoints eg routers, servers, etc. Now...

18/08
2017
The two filters you need to protect your business
Posted by Colin Woods on 18/08 at 05:01 PM Web filtering,

While businesses tend to have firewalling sorted to stop cyber threats penetrating their network, they often do not check what they staff are viewing.In this short video blog, our head of cloud & connectivity Colin Woods explains why web filtering is crucial to...

15/08
2017
Why the retail sector should be offering free Wi-Fi
Posted by Timm Sharples on 15/08 at 10:00 AM Retail, Wi-Fi,
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Free Wi-Fi is seen as a necessity not a luxury these days and most people expect to be able to access the internet and their cloud-based apps whenever they visit hotels, restaurants, cafés etc. but also when they are shopping. So the simple answer to why the retail sector...

11/08
2017
Digital transformation needs resilience for success
Posted by Simon Dunstan on 11/08 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Data networks, Internet connectivity, Telephone systems,
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Digital transformation is the buzz phrase of the telecoms and IT industries but what does it actually mean and have businesses already gone through the transformation process?In simple terms, digital transformation is using digital technology to enhance human life.In...

08/08
2017
GP surgeries should consider cloud-hosted telephony to find savings
Posted by James Hooker on 08/08 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Healthcare, Telephone systems,
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