Not all cloud computing is created equal…

What Cloud Compute Options do I have? Compute Power Sending Email, posting on Facebook, booking a holiday, infact anything you do on the internet has you interacting with cloud-basedservers. The simplest way of utilising cloud computing is by creatinga VM (Virtual Machine). Similar to your on-premise desktop or laptop, a virtualmachine is a simulation of… Read More

Microsoft Deadlines

Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. It’s also being used to replace legacy on premise software such as SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008.Below you will find some of the main products reaching… Read More

Common Malware Threats, And How to Mitigate Them

Common cyber-security attacks, how to spot them and preventative measures Cyber attacks appear in many guises and recognising the most common malware can help you to ensure that you are taking the correct precautions to safeguard your business from costly downtime. Here’s our guide to some of the most common attacks, their symptoms and preventative… Read More

Four Steps to Preventing Cyber Attacks

Over the last ten years, Cyber Security threats have increasingly become a major problem for all organisations. Rather worryingly, the manufacturing sector is now reported to one of the most frequently hacked industries, second only to healthcare. i Whilst some businesses plan to make a significant investment into cyber defences (totalling $1 Trillion globally over… Read More

10 problems Office 365 can solve right now?

Whether you have 5 or 5,000 users, you need affordable and professional IT tools. Microsoft Office 365 gives you and your employees access to popular productivity applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint anytime, from virtually anywhere. You can also take advantage of built-in enterprise-grade services such as high-definition video conferencing, business-class email, and portals… Read More

Thinking about the cloud?you should be thinking about Azure…

Is it time to wave a final goodbye to those dusty, energy-consuming old servers? The requirement for their own dedicated storage space, security from theft and ventilation certainly brought a certain amount of inconvenience, not to mention the continual upgrades and the cost of maintenance. These are just a handful of reasons why organisations are… Read More

Enable users to sync SharePoint with OneDrive sync client!

Follow these steps if you want to preview the syncing of SharePoint Online files before enabling the feature for your entire organisation. IMPORTANT: You only need to follow these steps to set registry keys on computers you want to use to preview the functionality. When you’re ready to enable SharePoint sync for your organisation, you… Read More

Why your organisation needs to be Cyber Essentials Certified

New research released in 2017 shows that over half of all UK companies experienced a Cyber-attack in 2016, costing businesses as much as £30 billion. Phishing and viruses were the most common threats, affecting nearly a quarter of those surveyed, while 18 percent suffered a hack or data breach. Although ransomware claimed fewer victims –… Read More

Managing Permissions in the Information Jungle

GDPR now makes companies accountable for the personal data they hold and process with breaches of the law carrying fines of up to 20,000,000 euros. WHERE THE CHALLENGES ARE: Where is that personal data across my organisation? How do I secure it? Who has access to it? How can I lower the risk of being… Read More

Mainframe Applications to the Cloud? YES, even better!

As the majority of today’s public sector organisations face the challenge of cutting costs across the board to meet government spending targets, one area that is coming under increasing scrutiny is IT infrastructure. As a result, cost-effective distributed IT platforms and services are being considered as an alternative to the costly proprietary mini-computers and mainframes… Read More