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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Core at Microsoft Inspire partner conference 2018

News : Cloud and Infrastructure, Managed Services, Microsoft Inspire

Core is delighted to be at the annual Microsoft partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, in Las Vegas this week. Running from 15 - 19 July at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre, Microsoft Inspire is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

GDPR is coming… Are you ready?

: Managed Services, Security and Compliance

  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  is an EU regulation that will become UK law on 25 May 2018. The new regulation means it’s more important than ever that the data you hold...

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...