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Cloud Computing in Independent Schools

It's true, the network does seem to get the blame for many things! 

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Knowledge is power for bursars in independent schools

With technology now intrinsically embedded in pretty much every element of school life, both inside and outside the classroom, the ability to make empowered decisions about the strategic use of ICT within the school has never been more important. The Bursar frequently has the unenviable job of ensuring that the school ICT system simultaneously delivers:  • The best possible learning experience to pupils  • Provides for the smooth running of the administrative side of the school  • Safeguards the pupils  • Complies with all relevant legislation  • Serves to attract new pupils to the school  And he or she also needs to achieve all of this within the confines of a limited budget! 

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Why businesses are embracing Managed Services, and why YOU should too

Your IT department is inundated with problems and your network speed is getting increasingly difficult to deal with. Your business is growing and your IT department/provider is struggling to manage it. If any of these sound familiar then it might be time to think about a change, and that could be moving over to use a Managed Service. A survey from Clutch showed 59% of IT services have transitioned from the traditional break-fix model to a managed service contract. 

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3 Cyber Security threats to expect in 2019

2018 had its fair share of cyber-attacks with well-known brands being hit such as British Airways, Facebook and Google+ as well as nearly 300 attacks on universities. In the months leading up to Christmas it seemed as if it was dying down, however, experts have said 2019 is to be a big year for cyber threats. Cyber-crime is on the rise and small businesses have said to be the target of 65,000 attempted attacks per day.

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Windows 7 reaches end of life next year... what are your options? (part 2 of 2)

In my previous blog (part 1) I spoke about how Microsoft will be ending the support of Windows 7, therefore, the migration to Windows 10 will be essential come January 2020. I also discussed Microsoft 365 and how it is one of two options that could help lead this jump to Windows 7.

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Windows 7 reaches end of life next year... what are your options? (Part 1 of 2)

As the old saying goes ‘all good things must come to an end’ and on January 14th 2020, Microsoft will officially be ending support of Windows 7. Given Windows 7’s popularity, particularly among business users, the end of support will be an inconvenience and require preparation.  

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3 reasons why you shouldn’t use your mobile number for business

Many of us either have, or will have considered, using our mobile phone for business. Nobody likes to have to carry two phones around and, particularly if you travel a lot, a desk phone is not always practical. Unfortunately, there are a few key reasons why this may not be a great idea - particularly if you struggle to define the boundaries between work and personal life.

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How Cloud CCTV could benefit your business

Cloud technologies have changed the way we do things and are unquestionably changing the way we use CCTV. Protecting your business from crime can become a daily struggle, however, CCTV is an exceptional measure that you can use to help prevent crime. Studies have shown that 95% of burglaries recorded to the police in the UK are not solved. CCTV is one of the systems we could use to help reduce this figure and ensure that crimes are solved.

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How to leverage Microsoft 365 without the headaches

Because your business is too important to leave your core processes to chance Since it was released in 2011, Microsoft’s Office 365 has grown to 60 million active users. Office 365 has proved a brilliant option for small businesses that are just looking for the great productivity tools they love that are kept up to date, but are not necessarily looking for anything too complex in their business IT. 

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Five Reasons why we LOVE Microsoft 365... and why you should too

Microsoft's new enterprise business packages are helping to change the way we work. Technology has opened us up to all sorts of exciting and interesting new ways of conducting our working lives. For the most part, these have allowed us to be more productive, particularly on the go.

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