Make your enterprise ransomware-proof

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Last week saw another large-scale ransomware attack taking place with computers on a global scale. KeyPass (a variant of the STOP ransomware) started infecting PCs on 8th August 2018 and has spread to over 20...

Rethinking connectivity for Cloud

Blog : Cloud and Infrastructure, Office 365

Regular readers of the Core blog will know that we are heavily invested in cloud and the majority of our business is based around helping customers transition to and exist, safely and securely, within...

How much does an intranet cost?

Blog : Beezy, Intranets

Intranets are a vital part of any modern organisation’s IT infrastructure. They allow teams and individuals, from senior management to temps, to communicate quickly, easily and on a large scale when necessary. What form...

FIVE reasons your organisation should be using Core’s CRM for Membership platform

Blog : CoreMem, CRM, Membership

Core knows that every Membership organisation is unique, be it in their identity, the industry they support or the challenges they face. However, the importance of delivering an engaging member journey is universal. Core is the...

Most commonly outsourced IT roles

Blog : Cloud and Infrastructure, Managed Services, Outsourcing

In past blogs, we’ve looked at the reasons why an organisation might outsource their IT, the benefits outsourcing can bring, and also, reasons why a company may choose to keep IT in-house. There...

Why the NHS should embrace a Windows 10 Managed Service

Blog : DaaS, desktop as a service, G-cloud, Government, windows 10

In April 2018, the Department of Health agreed a deal with Microsoft to license Windows 10 for use across the NHS. However, whether Windows 10 is delivered and managed by...

What’s driving the trend for IT outsourcing?

Blog : Managed Services, Outsourcing

IT outsourcing is an increasingly popular business strategy. A 2017 report by Deloitte states that 31% of IT services were outsourced in 2017, the primary reasons being to cut costs and enable focus...

Identity and Access Management: using IDAM solutions to fix complex AD structures

Blog : Aurora, Cloud and Infrastructure, IDAM, Identity Management

Over the last few weeks, we have looked at how a good Identity and Access Management (IDAM) solution can help to bolster your cyber security stance and improve user productivity, but this is not...

In-house vs. outsourcing: why you might want to keep IT in-house

Blog : Managed Services

In previous blogs, we have looked at the advantages of outsourcing IT to a Managed Services Provider and the benefits it can bring to a business. Reduced costs, access to expert skills and...

Identity and Access Management – How to stop your users taking you to the data apocalypse: part 2

Blog : Aurora, Identity Management

​So, to recap on last week's blog, we talked about how we as individuals have judiciously spread our identity information all over the internet in our private lives, which gives away how we manage passwords...

IT outsourcing: questions to ask any potential Managed Services Provider

Blog : Managed Services

More and more, businesses are seeing the benefits of IT outsourcing, and are choosing to contract out some or all of their IT to a Managed Services Provider (MSP). Managed Services refers to a...

Identity and Access Management – How to stop your users taking you to the data apocalypse: part 1

Blog : Aurora, Identity Management

This week, Core is presenting on behalf of One Identity at IDM Whitehall, and I thought it would be fitting for this weeks’ blog, the latest in my Identity and...

Core People – James Newman, Finance Assistant

Blog : Core culture, core people

Finance Assistant James began his career in recruitment before deciding to become an accountant and taking the ACCA exams. He joined the Core team in late 2012. In the latest Core People...

Identity and Access Management – Problems with provisioning and deprovisioning

Blog : Aurora, cloud services, Identity Management

One of the major changes that customers face when adopting cloud solutions and platforms is the difference in criticality of provisioning and, specifically, deprovisioning user access. BC – Before cloud In the old world of on-premise infrastructure,...

Pros and cons of outsourcing your IT

Blog : Managed Services

Outsourcing is a business strategy in which a company contracts out certain functions to an external provider. A business may choose to outsource for various reasons, including: Reduced operating costs Shared risk with the...

The severe ramifications of failing to comply with GDPR

Blog : GDPR Services

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will know that GDPR is coming into effect on 25 May 2018. At the very least, your email inbox has probably been flooded with emails from companies...

Identity and Access Management – Critical requirement for cloud

Blog : Aurora, IDAM, Identity Management

It’s been very interesting to see the uptick in conversation and reference to the criticality of a solid Identity and Access Management solution when customers are looking at adopting cloud-based solutions. The last four or...

Simplifying the tech terminology for clear GDPR compliance goals

Blog : GDPR, GDPR Services

With GDPR just a couple of weeks away, no doubt your organisation has started to take the necessary steps towards compliance. But, the language around GDPR can make the somewhat daunting task of trying to...

Can I replace ADFS with AD Connect Seamless Sign-On?

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Can I replace ADFS with AD Connect Seamless Sign-On? The simple answer is ‘yes’! Microsoft released an update to Azure AD Connect in June 2017 called Seamless Single Sign-On (also known as SSO) that offers...

GDPR: Now is always the time to evaluate your data security procedures

Blog : GDPR, GDPR Services

There are less than thirty days until GDPR replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 as law in UK. Little wonder then, that the new data directive is making headlines. GDPR will control how data is obtained,...

Unexpected benefits of GDPR

Blog : GDPR, GDPR Services

There has been a lot of negative speculation about GDPR in the media. Scaremongering headlines have shouted about the potential fines businesses could face if they fail to comply. This, coupled with the seemingly arduous...