Time is nearly up for Windows 7

Blog : Office 365, windows 10

There is just over a year to go until Windows 7 expires. Here's what you need to know... Why is Windows 7 expiring?  Windows 7 will expire in early 2020, which means if your are...

5 reasons to use identity and access management services

Blog : IDAM, Identity Management

Identity and access management (IDAM) is the process of managing digital identities within an organisation, which includes restricting or allowing access to certain data. It's a vital step in securing the data your organisation holds,...

How Managed Services can benefit individual roles

Blog : Managed Services

Using Managed Services can be really beneficial for organisations as a whole, but did you know it can also help individual roles within your business? How Managed Services can benefit the CFO There are lots...

5 identity problems that IDAM solutions solve

Blog : Identity as a Service, Identity Management

Identity and access management is an integral part of any organisation's security. Having a good IDAM solution in place makes sure only authorised people can access your data and files, in line with their...

Examples of Managed Services

Blog : Managed Services

Managed services encompasses a lot of IT services and solutions. Every business has different IT needs, so some might use a Managed Service Provider for lots of services while others might use just a...

When is a free intranet not really free?

Blog : Intranet, Intranets and Collaboration

Intranets have been popular for businesses since the 1990s and have helped organisations to collaborate, communicate and share knowledge more easily. A good intranet is likely to cost a significant amount, which can stop some organisations...

The 7 Undeniable Benefits of Using Office 365 for Business

Blog : benefits, business, Cloud, Infographic, Office 365

Efficiency is important for business. Being able to create, collaborate and communicate seamlessly makes any organisation more effective at being able to complete their work. This is why Microsoft's Office 365 is a must-have for...

Intranet solutions for SMEs

Blog : Intranets, Intranets and Collaboration

An intranet is an essential tool for any large organisation, but did you know small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from them, too? In fact, if you employ more than a few people, you...

The 7 key benefits of an intranet for business (Infographic)

Blog : benefits, business, collaboration, Intranet

Intranets are important. They help create a collaborative and engaging environment in a company. There are 7 key benefits that an intranet can bring to a business. These benefits are:

What are managed services?

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What are managed IT services? 'Managed Services' has crept into computing lingo in recent years, but if you had to explain managed services to someone who had never heard of it, could you? The definition...

What is the difference between managed services and hardware as a service?

Blog : Managed Services

In today's IT landscape, there are lots of 'as a service' solutions (where certain aspects of IT are provided as a service by a third party) that can help organisations work more efficiently and become...

What is hybrid IT?

Blog : Cloud and Infrastructure, Managed Services

Hybrid IT is an IT strategy which combines both on-premise and cloud-based services. The cloud-based services can be public or private or a mixture of both, which is often called 'hybrid cloud'. Hybrid IT is an...

What should small businesses look for in a managed services company?

Blog : Managed Services

Most businesses could benefit by outsourcing IT to some extent, but small to medium-sized businesses in particular could put themselves at a real advantage to their competitors by using managed IT services for...

Government email: steps to securing

Blog : Email, Government, Office 365

The government has announced that all government bodies using GCSX email addresses need to replace these with a government domain like gov.uk, gov.scot or gov.wales by March 2019. They have created a blueprint which outlines how...

What are the differences between in-house and managed IT services?

Blog : Managed Services

When it comes to managing IT, most businesses usually choose one of three strategies... Some companies choose to keep their IT completely in-house. This is often the approach of large companies who have the budget and...

How do you convince your company to outsource IT management?

Blog : Managed Services

Outsourcing is a popular strategy that lots of businesses are choosing for their IT. Companies that do outsource their IT usually find they have lower operating costs, a more agile business, better security and a network...

Core People – Talha Fazlani, Digital Marketing Manager

Blog : core people

In the latest instalment of our Core People blog series, Digital Marketing Manager Talha Fazlani tells us what it's like to manage the Core website and makes us laugh with his favourite joke! What...

Data security for SMEs: common threats and solutions

Blog : antivirus, cyber security, data security, phishing, SME

Data theft and breaches are a serious matter. A business cannot afford to lose client data or financial information. Although companies have security protocols and systems in place, there are still many vulnerabilities that result...

Why are managed IT services the right solution for business efficiency?

Blog : Managed Services

Outsourcing IT to a managed services provider is an increasingly popular business strategy, with an estimated $64 billion spent on IT outsourcing in 2017 alone. It’s not just large companies that are...

Remote access for employees using desktop services

Blog : desktop as a service

There is a growing trend of remote and flexible working being made available to employees. To be able to work from home or another location, employees need to be able to access their files, emails...

Is using managed IT services cost-effective for business?

Blog : Managed Services

Most businesses are looking for ways to save money and maximise resources. More and more, organisations of every kind are recognising the value of outsourcing IT to a managed service provider (MSP) and the potential...