Professional Services: How can an IT Managed Service provider help you?

Blog : Managed Services

Deciding to outsource your IT can be daunting for companies, but there are many reasons why outsourcing can be beneficial not only for the company but for IT departments themselves. Here, I touch on three...

What are PowerApps and Flow? Part 1

Blog : Microsoft Flow, PowerApps

In the first part of this blog series, I will try to explain what PowerApps and Flow are, and give hints that can save you a lot of time during projects. Before we start the deep...

Moving desktops to the cloud

Blog : cloud services, hosted desktop

Increasingly, companies are using cloud desktops to give them flexibility and scalability as their business grows. What is a cloud desktop? Hosted desktops, virtual desktops, cloud desktops; they all essentially mean the same thing. Everything...

What is Microsoft 365 Business? – Techie Whiteboard

Blog : Microsoft 365 Business, Office 365, Whiteboard

Our first whiteboard is here! We look at Microsoft 365 and all the benefits that it offers small businesses, from business productivity tools to security and more. Kat, our Customer Success Manager, breaks down Microsoft 365...

The two DaaS’: Data as a Service and Desktop as a Service

Blog : Data as a Service, desktop as a service

In the world of IT, there are lots of acronyms. They've usually been created to shorten a long, complicated name of a service, solution or software. But there are so many that it can be...

The history of Microsoft Word

Blog : technology

Microsoft Word, known also just as ‘Word’ is word processing software and a flagship product of Microsoft. It is an integral part of the Microsoft Office suite of products and is the most widely-used word processor...

Why is Dynamics 365 the best CRM option for your organisation?

Blog : CRM, Dynamics 365, Dynamics 365 Services

There are a few well-known CRM systems out there, so what sets Microsoft's CRM system - Dynamics 365 - apart from the others? Well, first of all, let's look at what a CRM system is...

Using predictive analytics powered by Microsoft Office 365 and machine learning to transform education in the UK

Blog : Office 365, Power BI

I was fortunate enough to attend a Microsoft Education Partner day, which featured a range of seminars and presentations covering some of the latest Microsoft technologies available to the education sector. The talk that particularly captured...

Desktop as a Service Explained

Blog : desktop as a service

Desktop as a Service (also known as DaaS) is a subscription-style IT service that is growing in popularity and is a really cost-effective, efficient solution for lots of organisations. If you're thinking of moving to...

The benefits of using cloud-based desktop services

Blog : Cloud, desktop as a service, IT service management

The introduction of the cloud has changed IT management. One area where the change is most pronounced is desktop management. On-premise desktop management was the method of managing desktops in business, but now cloud-based desktop...

Identity and Access Management Explained

Blog : IDAM, Identity Management, Video

Paul Saer, our Head of Public Sector, has made a series of videos explaining identity and access management services (IDAM). The 10 part series looks at the different aspects of Identity and Access Management services...

Does free Desktop as a Service exist?

Blog : DaaS, desktop as a service, Managed Services

You might have heard of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and wondered what it is. Or maybe you want to start using Desktop as a Service, but think it will be too expensive and want...

IT trends 2019

Blog : Cloud and Infrastructure, cybersecurity, Managed Services, technology

Technology and IT are constantly evolving, with new capabilities appearing all the time. This means that the way in which we use tech and IT in business, and the things we can use them for,...

Top four reasons to move from an EA to CSP

Blog : CSP, Licences, Licensing

Traditionally, companies over 500 employees would purchase their Microsoft licensing through an Enterprise Agreement which was, in Microsoft’s view, the most strategic vehicle to purchase licenses. This is now changing, with more companies moving...

How do Managed Services work? (Visualised)

Blog : cybersecurity, desktop as a service, hosting, Identity Management, Infographic, managed IT services, process

The term “managed service” refers to the management of a company’s entire, or specific parts, of their IT operations. It is the name given to a range of IT services which are provided to a...

How have computers changed the way we work?

Blog : technology

Just 30 years ago, hardly anyone had heard of the internet or email. Today, around 3 billion people use the internet across the globe. Email has permanently changed how we communicate, both in our work and...

Core’s most-read blogs of 2018

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Every week, Core Insights brings you a mix of news, discussion and information around technology, software and the IT services we offer. Our blog attracts thousands of visitors each week and is an important part...

IT Desktop Management Process

Blog : desktop management process, Infographic, IT service management

A Managed Desktop service or Desktop as a Service (DaaS) allows users to access their application, files and emails wherever they need to and from any device. The desktop is hosted on the cloud and...

How much do Managed Services cost?

Blog : Managed Services

What are Managed Services? Before we look at how Managed Services are paid for, we need to be clear on exactly what is meant by the term Managed Services. Managed Services refers to a...

Top 5 Cybersecurity Twitter Profiles in London

Blog : cyber security, news, Twitter

Twitter is a great place for getting the latest updates, tidbits and a lot more on topics of interest to you. When it comes to cybersecurity, it is important to keep on top...

Improve employee engagement with an intranet

Blog : Intranets, Intranets and Collaboration

Good employee engagement is essential for an organisation to be successful. Staff need to feel motivated, inspired and like they make a real contribution if they're to be as productive as possible. An intranet is a...