21/01
2022
Don’t talk to me about data backup…talk to me about data and system restore!
Posted by Colin Woods on 21/01 at 10:00 AM Financial services, Education, Estate agencies, Hospitality, Large enterprises, Legal, Retail, SMEs, Cyber security, Disaster recovery, Data centre services, IT services,
Don’t talk to me about data backup...talk to me about data and system restore!

Ever had the backup conversation? You’ve probably had sales calls to ask if and how you back up your data and IT systems. You may have even then spoken to your IT department or external consultant to ensure that you do have backups in place, perhaps even enquiring how often these...

09/03
2018
Cyber security needed more than ever as data breaches rise
Posted by Colin Woods on 09/03 at 10:30 AM Cyber security, Disaster recovery, Data centre services, Web filtering, Wi-Fi,
cyber threats

With data breaches on the rise, cyber security has to be high on the agenda for any business that holds customer or employee data. The number of data breaches reported to the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) rose 19% in the last three months of 2017, according to the...

12/01
2017
Use less hardware to save money on your IT expenditure
Posted by Caroline Moore on 12/01 at 09:41 AM Large enterprises, SMEs, Data centre services, Data centre,
SWComms Virtualisation blog post image

Using separate physical machines to run multiple operating systems and applications is a thing of past. Virtualisation enables businesses to reduce the amount of servers they use without losing functionality.In simple terms, virtualisation is a cost-saving service that allows...

20/06
2016
Video blog: Tailor-made availability of your data
Posted by Colin Woods on 20/06 at 12:12 PM Videos and webinars, Large enterprises, SMEs, Data centre services,

Not all cloud solutions are the same. They are more generic if you buy an off-the-shelf or off-the-web solution, while private cloud or data centre solutions give businesses the flexibility to choose exactly what they need.swcomms head of channel sales Colin Woods urges businesses...

04/04
2016
Video blog: Businesses really do not need the stress of lost data
Posted by David Brace on 04/04 at 04:39 PM Videos and webinars, Data centre services, Disaster recovery,

In this video blog swcomms’ presales specialist David Brace says: “Life is stressful enough without losing data,” and he is so right.The financial damage that data loss can cause is potentially ruinous while also damaging to your reputation.This is why many businesses turn to...

18/02
2016
Video blog: The availability of your data is the availability of your business
Posted by Colin Woods on 18/02 at 03:30 PM Videos and webinars, Large enterprises, SMEs, Data centre services,

Colin Woods discusses the demand for 24/7 availability of data in an always-on society and the subsequent changing face of data backup and flow.He debates the need for constant data accessibility for staff that work on and offsite, and the trend that has seen businesses move their...

18/08
2015
N+2 redundancy provides the resilient power your servers need
Posted by Caroline Moore on 18/08 at 02:57 PM Data centre services,

As the owner of a purpose-built data centre, we are always highlighting its virtues to existing and potential customers.We are proud of the fact we designed and implemented the first purpose-built, dedicated server hosting data centre in the south west of England back in 2001.It...

17/10
2014
To virtualise or not to virtualise?
Posted by Colin Woods on 17/10 at 02:51 PM Large enterprises, SMEs, Data centre services, Data centre,
Virtualisation has become a key technology image

This is a question that may businesses have asked themselves in recent years, but with the revolution of the cloud and a strong focus on reducing costs, virtualisation has become a key technology that is a must for the growing enterprise, just as much as it is becoming a necessity for...

14/10
2014
Why now is a good time to consider an off-site comms room
Posted by Colin Woods on 14/10 at 02:40 PM Large enterprises, SMEs, Data centre services, Data centre,
swcomms blog post image

Running an IT comms room is an expensive business and the day-to-day costs are not going to get any cheaper, so is it time to consider a cheaper and more resilient off-site alternative?Your business IT communications systems require:Physical space Clean power Reliable Internet...

21/02
2014
Disaster recovery v business continuity
Posted by Caroline Moore on 21/02 at 02:57 PM Videos and webinars, Large enterprises, SMEs, Data centre services, Cloud services, Data centre,

Protecting your business from potentially devastating data loss will present you with the choice of disaster recovery or business continuity.How you make that choice has to be based on how long your business can cope without its access to the applications and data it normally relies...

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