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05/01
2018
Communications technology for independent schools – why their needs differ
Posted by Simon Dunstan on 05/01 at 10:00 AM Data networks, Education, Internet connectivity, IT services, Telephone systems, Wi-Fi,
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We design and deploy plenty of communications solutions for schools but we find independent schools more challenging as their needs are more complicated. Like all educational establishments, independent schools are looking to digital transformation to try to find cost savings and...

02/01
2018
Beat the rising commuter fares with efficient remote working
Posted by Ash Khagram on 02/01 at 10:00 AM Cloud-hosted telephone systems, IT services, Unified communications,
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With protests seen at 40 stations today, the dissatisfaction with rising rail fares is clear. On one side, commuters are angry that the price of tickets have risen by 3.4% with some season tickets now costing £100 more. On the other, the Department of Transport says the price...

27/12
2017
Is your non-branded email address a threat to your business?
Posted by Laurie Coleman on 27/12 at 10:00 AM IT services, Office 365,
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Does your business still use an email address that ends in @btinternet.com, @hotmail.com, @yahoo.com, @gmail.com or @aol.com, etc.? If so, have you ever thought of the effect it may be having on your business? Have you considered whether these email addresses smack of...

21/11
2017
Are GP surgeries internet connections robust enough for smartphone video consultations?
Posted by Colin Woods on 21/11 at 10:00 AM Data networks, Healthcare, Internet connectivity, IT services, Mobiles,
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GPs in London are beginning a trial that allows patients to use their smartphone to book and attend appointments via video link. The service gives NHS patients the opportunity to benefit from the technology at their fingertips to improve their access to healthcare. Approximately 3.5...

31/10
2017
Hackers work all year round
Posted by Ash Khagram on 31/10 at 10:00 AM Data centre, IT services, Security, Web filtering,
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During the summer of 2017, UK firms experienced 55,314 security breach attempts which equates to 600 cyber-attacks a day! The expectation was that the hackers would head off on their summer holidays at the same time as we did. Not this year. Cyber-attacks using remote desktop...

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 of life,...