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...

Identity and access management explained

Blog : Identity Management

What is identity and access management? Identity and access management (IDAM) is the process of managing digital identities within an organisation, including restricting or allowing access to certain data. Through identity and access management,...

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

Blog : benefits, business, collaboration, Infographic, 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 is Microsoft 365 and how can it benefit the UK Public Sector?

News : Microsoft 365 Enterprise

In May 2018, the Crown Commercial Service announced a new Digital Transformation Agreement, developed in collaboration with Microsoft, to promote and achieve a Cloud-first vision for the UK Public Sector and enable greater access...

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...

Women in Channel Awards 2018

News : Women in IT

Last week saw the inaugural Women in Channel Awards, hosted by CRN, to recognise “the female role models that will inspire the next generation”. The awards were an absolute sell-out and brought together...

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, Infographic, 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...

Why should public sector bodies move to the cloud?

Blog : cloud services, Government

As the ever-changing landscape of technology continues to shift, there is a major drive in local and regional government organisations to make the move to cloud computing. There are many reasons to transition from an on-premise...

How to get people using your intranet

Blog : Beezy, Intranets, Intranets and Collaboration, SharePoint

If you've invested in an intranet for your organisation, you want to see return on that investment. An unused intranet is a wasted opportunity for your organisation to improve communication, cohesion, collaboration and camaraderie...

When should you start to use an intranet?

Blog : Intranets, Intranets and Collaboration

If you don’t currently have a company intranet, you might wonder why having one would benefit your organisation. After all, you’ve survived this long without one, right? It’s true some companies can survive happily without an...

Office 365 and Azure: Microsoft drives forward the ‘single patient view’

Blog : Azure, Office 365

Microsoft quietly progresses the single view of the patient/citizen Love it or hate it, Cloud computing is delivering on a number of levels. Customers are saving money and benefiting from best-in-class hardware, support and up-time...