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13/04
2018
Businesses yearn for network visibility
Posted by Matt Needs on 13/04 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Data networks, IT services, Security,
IT manager reviewing the network

Recent statistics have found that UK IT managers are feeling out of the loop when it comes to visibility of their networks and applications, especially when it comes to cloud services. According to Network Communications News, IDE Group polled 100 IT managers at UK companies of...

06/04
2018
Further education colleges need to seek an internet connectivity alternative
Posted by Simon Dunstan on 06/04 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, IT services, Security, SIP, Telephone systems, Web filtering, Wi-Fi,
Janet replacement services

Government funding cuts mean internet connectivity and IT services currently provided to English further education (FE) colleges on the Janet network will need to be paid for as of August next year. Announced last month, these cuts will cost colleges thousands of pounds every year...

23/02
2018
Does your local area network stand the test of time?
Posted by Yvonne Dennis on 23/02 at 10:00 AM Internet connectivity, IT services, Security,
Engineer at LAN cabinet

The local area network (LAN) is generally a neglected part of any business’s IT infrastructure, which is bizarre when you consider its importance. Every time we send a document to a shared printer, we are using the LAN. This is a very simplistic viewpoint but the one most people...

06/02
2018
Why all the fuss about end of life IT and communications systems?
Posted by Caroline Moore on 06/02 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Data networks, IT services, Security,
software update

A recent report in CRN magazine has revealed the majority of local councils are running their computers and laptops on Windows 7 – an operating system that is due to go end of life in less than two years’ time. The report made me draw a sharp intake of breath as although I would...

26/01
2018
How could Spectre and Meltdown affect your business?
Posted by Colin Woods on 26/01 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security,
processor

The recent announcements regarding a design flaw in central processing units (CPU) within computers has sent businesses, PC manufactures and software publishers into a security spin. The two major vulnerabilities aren’t your normal software bugs which steal memory or data, but rather...

05/01
2018
Communications technology for independent schools – why their needs differ
Posted by Simon Dunstan on 05/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Data networks, Internet connectivity, IT services, Telephone systems, Wi-Fi,
Communications solutions for independent schools image

We design and deploy plenty of communications solutions for schools but we find independent schools more challenging as their needs are more complicated. Like all educational establishments, independent schools are looking to digital transformation to try to find cost savings and...

02/01
2018
Beat the rising commuter fares with efficient remote working
Posted by Ash Khagram on 02/01 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, IT services, Unified communications,
Commuters image

With protests seen at 40 stations today, the dissatisfaction with rising rail fares is clear. On one side, commuters are angry that the price of tickets have risen by 3.4% with some season tickets now costing £100 more. On the other, the Department of Transport says the price...

27/12
2017
Is your non-branded email address a threat to your business?
Posted by Laurie Coleman on 27/12 at 10:00 AM IT services, Office 365,
Branded email image

Does your business still use an email address that ends in @btinternet.com, @hotmail.com, @yahoo.com, @gmail.com or @aol.com, etc.? If so, have you ever thought of the effect it may be having on your business? Have you considered whether these email addresses smack of...

21/11
2017
Are GP surgeries internet connections robust enough for smartphone video consultations?
Posted by Colin Woods on 21/11 at 10:00 AM Healthcare, Data networks, Internet connectivity, IT services, Mobiles,
internet connections for video consultations

GPs in London are beginning a trial that allows patients to use their smartphone to book and attend appointments via video link. The service gives NHS patients the opportunity to benefit from the technology at their fingertips to improve their access to healthcare.  Approximately...

31/10
2017
Hackers work all year round
Posted by Ash Khagram on 31/10 at 10:00 AM Data centre, IT services, Security, Web filtering,
hackers working

During the summer of 2017, UK firms experienced 55,314 security breach attempts which equates to 600 cyber-attacks a day! The expectation was that the hackers would head off on their summer holidays at the same time as we did. Not this year. Cyber-attacks using remote desktop...

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