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How your business can avoid a BA-style blackout
Posted by Colin Woods on 29/08 at 10:00 AM Data centre,

As the peak of the summer holiday season draws to a close, our head of cloud and connectivity Colin Woods explains why a BA-style blackout is in excusable these days and is a very stark why businesses choose to rely on data centres to ensure they do not suffer any...

How will MiFID II impact your finance business?
Posted by Richard Walters on 25/08 at 10:00 AM Call recording, Professional services,
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The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, commonly known as MiFID II, is due to come into force in January 2018.First introduced by the EU in response to the 2008 financial crisis, MiFID is a set of sweeping reforms for the financial industry designed to prevent...

Are file-less or non-malware attacks the next big threat to cyber security?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 22/08 at 10:00 AM Security,
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There are more cyber-attacks occurring across the globe than ever before. While estimates of a 15% to 20% increase year on year for cyber-crime might not seem vast, that number is global and affects millions of PC’s, devices, and endpoints eg routers, servers, etc. Now...

The two filters you need to protect your business
Posted by Colin Woods on 18/08 at 05:01 PM Web filtering,

While businesses tend to have firewalling sorted to stop cyber threats penetrating their network, they often do not check what they staff are viewing.In this short video blog, our head of cloud & connectivity Colin Woods explains why web filtering is crucial to...

Why the retail sector should be offering free Wi-Fi
Posted by Timm Sharples on 15/08 at 10:00 AM Retail, Wi-Fi,
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Free Wi-Fi is seen as a necessity not a luxury these days and most people expect to be able to access the internet and their cloud-based apps whenever they visit hotels, restaurants, cafés etc. but also when they are shopping. So the simple answer to why the retail sector...

Digital transformation needs resilience for success
Posted by Simon Dunstan on 11/08 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Data networks, Internet connectivity, Telephone systems,
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Digital transformation is the buzz phrase of the telecoms and IT industries but what does it actually mean and have businesses already gone through the transformation process?In simple terms, digital transformation is using digital technology to enhance human life.In...

GP surgeries should consider cloud-hosted telephony to find savings
Posted by James Hooker on 08/08 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Healthcare, Telephone systems,
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Ransomware – it affects all businesses
Posted by Colin Woods on 04/08 at 10:00 AM Security,

Ransomware attacks sees hackers kidnap business or organisational data or access to systems until you pay them for their release.Businesses cannot operate without data. The global attack that affected the UK’s NHS and subsequently closed a number of GP surgeries for a...

Keeping the professional services sector professional
Posted by Russell Smith on 01/08 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Internet connectivity, Professional services, SIP, Telephone systems, Unified communications,
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Working within the professional services sector means your time is precious. Often you bill by the hour or half-hour or per email, report, etc. To be able to command these fees, your work has to be of a high standard but you also need to take care of your clients.Your...

Are cyber-attacks a threat to SMEs?
Posted by Colin Woods on 28/07 at 10:00 AM Security,

Cyber-attacks and their perpetrators are constantly in the news as more high profile businesses and organisations are brought to their knees by a range of threats, such as ransomware and malware.The NHS, FedEx, Nissan and University College London are among the recent...

Bewildered by choice of VoIP telephone systems?
Posted by Caroline Moore on 25/07 at 10:00 AM Telephone systems,
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When you work in the telecoms industry, it becomes second nature to bandy about acronyms like PBX, VoIP, SIP, ISDN and PSTN, but that is not always helpful to people who just need to replace their telephone system and are not sure of their options.We have written a short...

What is GDPR and why it matters to all businesses
Posted by Colin Woods on 21/07 at 10:00 AM Security,

As the deadline closes in on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Colin Woods explains why the law is being adopted and why all businesses need to take notice.With latest figures* revealing 71% of UK businesses are unaware of the fines they will incur if...

Four ways SIP trunking brings cloud benefits to on-site telephone systems
Posted by Glenn Fletcher on 18/07 at 10:00 AM SIP, Unified communications, ShoreTel,
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Cost effective, easy to set-up and quick to scale…if you’re already sold on the benefits of cloud communications solutions, but aren’t yet ready to make the big leap, SIP trunking might be just what you’re looking for.SIP trunking is a great way to gain cloud benefits...

Can businesses patiently wait for full fibre?
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 14/07 at 10:00 AM Internet connectivity,
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The Government has launched a New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, worth £1 billion, to pay for a full fibre broadband rollout across the country.The aim of the fund is to revolutionise Britain’s digital infrastructure, making internet access more reliable for...

How to mitigate the risk of ransomware
Posted by Matt Needs on 11/07 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Disaster recovery, Security,

Ransomware is all over the media at the moment to the extent that many people may think it's something new. In fact, ransomware has been around for a few years now, but it has just recently become universally known due to the recent high profile attacks which sadly...

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