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21/04
2017
Schools: Your data network is your IT backbone
Posted by Caroline Moore on 21/04 at 10:00 AM Data networks, Education,
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Local area networks or LANs are often the forgotten workhorses of the IT environment. The truth is though is that they often support anything with plug in schools.  Our infographic is designed to highlight the importance of a school LAN and why it should not be neglected...

18/04
2017
Availability of data is critical for Exeter Chiefs
Posted by Caroline Moore on 18/04 at 01:10 PM

The demand for 24/7 availability of data in an always-on society is startling relevant for Exeter Chiefs.  Like any business, they need to be able to access their data whenever they need it. Their data consists of video clips and statistics of their previous games, as...

13/04
2017
Do not let your staff be distracted by social media
Posted by Caroline Moore on 13/04 at 10:00 AM
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Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc., it is something else that vies for your attention, especially if you receive automatic notifications, updates and messages.  Whereas in the past we may have glanced at our mobile devices if we received a text...

11/04
2017
Ransomware-as-a-room-service!
Posted by Ash Khagram on 11/04 at 12:27 PM
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Recently a story circulated around the web regarding a luxury hotel in Europe that had been held to ransom by cyber criminals. It was reported that they used malware to penetrate the hotel network, encrypt access to the door entry system, and then lock all the...

11/04
2017
The data needed to create an England player
Posted by Caroline Moore on 11/04 at 12:01 PM Videos and webinars, Data centre,

As England Rugby head into the weekend with the Six Nations title already under their belts and back-to-back Grand Slams within their grasp, one of our very own South West-produced Jack Nowell will hoping his name appears on the team sheet.The Exeter Chiefs winger has...

07/04
2017
Unified communications: Find the best fit for your business
Posted by Adam Williams on 07/04 at 10:00 AM Unified communications,
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Unified communications (UC) technologies go beyond telephony by seamlessly integrating applications used by workers every day, no matter their device or location.With the capability to improve collaboration, productivity and overall business performance, choosing the UC...

04/04
2017
Integrate: Don’t compromise on your cloud environment
Posted by Colin Woods on 04/04 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Data centre,
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We live in an integrated world, where everything talks to everything else. It’s a world of unified communications where I can leave a voice message on your desk phone and you can see it on your mobile as an email; a world where I can look at Google or Bing maps on my...

31/03
2017
Compensation plan proves broadband is not suitable for businesses
Posted by Caroline Moore on 31/03 at 10:00 AM SMEs, Internet connectivity,
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Ofcom is putting forward plans to ensure telephone line and broadband providers pay compensation to their customers who have suffered the consequences of slow repairs.The communications watchdog wants customers to automatically receive money back from their provider...

28/03
2017
Office 2007 is 10 years old - why you should care
Posted by Matt Gifford on 28/03 at 10:00 AM Office 365,
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As I’m sure many of you remember, the deprecation of support for Windows XP was a headache. A headache some of our customers still tell me they have! Now, although less newsworthy, another deprecation is happening this year, and its one that may catch the unsuspecting IT...

24/03
2017
Do our children need to teach us how to use the internet?
Posted by Caroline Moore on 24/03 at 10:00 AM
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Today’s report from the Lords Communications Committee on children and internet safety has been greeted with approval and scorn in equal measure with some commentators even suggesting that children should be teaching the Lords or their own parents how to use the...

22/03
2017
eBook: Five ways updating your telephone system drives business success
Posted by Caroline Moore on 22/03 at 10:00 AM Whitepapers, Telephone systems, Unified communications,
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If you’re like many businesses, the only time you think about your phone system is when it’s not working.But the ‘set it and forget it’ mindset can cost you in more ways than one. The way we work – and how a business interacts with its customers – has changed.Has your...

21/03
2017
Offsite and access – the key considerations for disaster recovery
Posted by Ash Khagram on 21/03 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Disaster recovery,
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During the 12 months from April 2015, there were eight key incidents that affected the UK causing power cuts, evacuations, delays and damage to key infrastructure. Storm Abigail affected power, ferry services and closed schools across the UK and Ireland  Holborn fire...

17/03
2017
Using artificial intelligence to keep our schoolchildren safe
Posted by Caroline Moore on 17/03 at 10:00 AM Education, Web filtering,
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With Facebook currently under fire after it failed to remove sexualised photographs of children from their site, keeping a check on what young people are viewing and posting online is firmly back in the news.And this was just a week after the social media giant announced...

15/03
2017
Happy birthday to the internet
Posted by Caroline Moore on 15/03 at 10:00 AM Internet connectivity,
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The internet recently celebrated its 28th birthday. It may not be a milestone anniversary but it has struck a chord with me as I have just started a new job that is dominated by connectivity products and I have never lived in a world where the internet did not exist.As a...

13/03
2017
The big BT Openreach split: Is it a good thing?
Posted by Colin Woods on 13/03 at 10:00 AM Internet connectivity, Landlines and calls,
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At last, it has happened. BT has announced its planned official split from Openreach.You can tell from my opening line that I am all for this move which has come about after prolonged pressure from the telecoms regulator Ofcom.Openreach, which runs the UK's broadband...

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