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...

GDPR and its role in how you handle your customer data

Blog : GDPR, GDPR Services

In less than six weeks GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) to become law in the UK. GDPR is a set of legal requirements which will govern how organisations of...

10 Ways to Smooth your Transition to Windows 10

Blog : desktop as a service, windows 10

So far, we have covered the compelling reasons for migrating your Enterprise to Windows 10. The one barrier that remains for most Enterprises attempting the transition to Windows 10, is managing the physical migration....

Core People – Jessica Meats, Senior Presales Consultant

Blog : Core culture, core people, SharePoint

Core's Senior Presales Consultant Jessica Meats began her career in IT at Microsoft's UK headquarters, joining their graduate scheme straight out of university. Since then, she has established herself as a 

10 Security Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10

Blog : desktop as a service, windows 10

This week’s instalment of my (yet to be fully defined) series of blogs on Windows 10 focuses on the reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10 from a security standpoint. We are living in interesting...

Core People – John Brice, SharePoint Consultant

Blog : Core culture, core people, Intranet, SharePoint

In the latest instalment of our Core People blog series, we catch up with SharePoint Consultant John Brice. A stalwart of the SharePoint team, John has been with Core for a number of years. Here,...

10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10

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Windows 10 has been adopted quickly by home users but even at the end of 2017, two and a half years after its launch, around only half of Microsoft's Enterprise customers have taken the plunge....

5 of the Biggest Data Breaches

Blog : GDPR, GDPR Services, Managed Services, Security and Compliance

Data hacks, also known as a data breach, are becoming increasingly common and more severe. Some of the world’s biggest companies have fallen victim to hacks in recent years. Many thousands of smaller businesses are...

Benefits of Managed Services for Businesses

Blog : Managed Services

In an ever-evolving IT landscape, more and more businesses are turning to Managed Services for their IT needs. Managed Services is the name for a group of IT services provided to a business by a...