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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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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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All the important announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2018

Microsoft held their big conference recently; here is what you need to know.  Microsoft recently held their major conference, in which they laid out the company’s direction for the next 12 months and showed off some fancy new products and services that will make your working life easier.

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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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The Cloud For Designers

As a designer, you will know that constant evolution is crucial for survival, you cannot be using the same designs year in year out. So why would you forget about updating the system your business runs on? Technology is changing rapidly and it will continue to do so at an ever-faster pace, taking advantage of new advancements is key.

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Cloud computing just keeps on performing

For those of you that follow the news at all, you will no doubt have heard a lot of stories about Facebook. Unfortunately for the world’s most used social network, very few of these stories could be considered positive. From fake news swaying elections, to the Cambridge Analytica scandal exposing how reckless Facebook can be with our data, there’s been little to shout about over at the social network.

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STATEMENT REGARDING "SPECTRE" AND "MELTDOWN" VULNERABILITIES

On 3/1/2018 (last week) news broke in the media of two security vulnerabilities which will impact almost every computing device in active use today. Named “Spectre” and “Meltdown”, the vulnerabilities arise because of design flaws in CPUs from Intel, AMD, Qualcomm and ARM which have existed for decades – and they’re important because they allow access to information in memory that should be out of reach, whether that’s passwords, keys or other data.

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Microsoft announces price increases for 2017

Microsoft have recently contacted all partners to notify them of a price change for UK users for on premise and cloud enterprise software.

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When disaster strikes, you're covered

It’s a sight that has become all too familiar this winter. Strong winds, flooded streets and fallen trees. Storm Imogen is another name to add to the list of uncharacteristically extreme weather in the UK. The Independent claims that the cost to the UK economy of the flooding over the Christmas period could reach £6bn. “Economists have predicted that the recent flooding will hit Britain’s GDP by 0.2 per cent due to businesses being forced to close, loss of agriculture output, and people not being able to go shopping and travel.”

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