18/10
2019
The evolution of business communications
Posted by Caroline Moore on 18/10 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Cloud services, Data networks, Internet connectivity, Mobiles, Office 365, SIP, Surface, Unified communications,
The evolution of business communications

We have been celebrating our 25-year sponsorship of Premiership Rugby club, Exeter Chiefs, and it has made us think about how things were very different back in 1994. On the field, the game hadn’t even turned professional and rugby players wore baggy cotton jerseys that soaked up...

04/10
2019
Keep your Windows 7 running before diving into Windows 10
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 04/10 at 10:00 AM IT services, Office 365, Surface, Surfaas,
Keep your Windows 7 running before diving into Windows 10

With the upcoming Windows 7 end of life looming, Microsoft has announced that from December 1, 2019, businesses can purchase extended support updates (ESU) from their Microsoft Partner through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme. This will give your business the ability to...

24/09
2019
Insurance claims rise as business email compromise increases
Posted by Ash Khagram on 24/09 at 10:00 AM Office 365, Security,
Insurance claims rise as business email compromise increases

One of the largest insurance companies in the world has reported* that business email compromise (BEC) now tops the list of cyber threats. In 2017, BEC accounted for 11% of cyber security insurance claims. That number grew last year to 23%, with ransomware in second place at 18% and...

17/09
2019
25 years on: Using technology to accommodate a growing number of home workers
Posted by Caroline Moore on 17/09 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Cloud services, Data centre, Internet connectivity, IT services, Office 365,
25 years on: Using technology to accommodate a growing number of home workers

Times have changed. Twenty-five years ago, most office workers would have worked at their desks 9-5 with very little scope for working anywhere else. We simply did not have the technology or the mindset to make this a reality. For anyone born 25 years ago, the so-called Generation...

10/09
2019
Why Office 365 multi-factor authentication is the enemy of hackers
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 10/09 at 10:00 AM Office 365, Security,
Why Office 365 multi-factor authentication is the enemy of hackers

One of my previous blog posts focussed on phishing and what to look out for when using any email platform to protect you from threats from both inside and outside the corporate network. While phishing targets businesses or individuals to reveal sensitive information or to unleash...

27/08
2019
Key business benefits of Windows 10 and a hardware upgrade
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 27/08 at 10:00 AM Videos and webinars, Office 365, Surface,

The end of the Windows 7 lifecycle will shortly be upon us. It is set for January 2020. 'End of life' is an expression that doesn’t mean it will stop working, but Microsoft will discontinue all support and all updates, leaving a lot of security vulnerabilities. Instead of...

23/07
2019
Helping law firms embrace flexible working demands
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 23/07 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Internet connectivity, Law firms, Office 365, Security,
Helping law firms embrace flexible working demands

Law firms have a traditionally been overseen by cradle-to-grave partnerships with all fee earners and support staff working traditional 9 to 5 hours. According to ‘The biggest challenges facing the legal profession in 2019*, this set-up is changing with more firms embracing remote and...

18/06
2019
How working with shared documents with Office 365 can improve teamwork
Posted by Ash Khagram on 18/06 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Office 365, Surface,
How working with shared documents improves teamwork

Our small, but effective, marketing team works on a multitude of projects, spreadsheets, PowerPoints and images all stored within our secure corporate network. Until a year ago, we used to keep a Word document in a central location and crowd around a computer to update it without...

24/05
2019
Choose an application bundle to avoid shadow IT in the workplace
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 24/05 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Office 365, Unified communications,
Choose an application bundle to avoid shadow IT in the workplace

Today’s world is filled with thousands of applications. Developers have been busy making our lives easier, more automated and more digitally transformed through different services that are accessible through mobile and tablet devices, not to mention traditional laptops and desktop...

05/03
2019
Don’t leave remote workers out in the cold
Posted by Caroline Moore on 05/03 at 10:00 AM Data networks, Cloud hosted telephone systems, Internet connectivity, Office 365, Security, Surface, Surfaas, Wi-Fi,
Don’t leave remote workers out in the cold

‘The workplace is no longer a location’ is a common phrase used in our industry to reflect the number of remote and mobile members of staff that contribute to the business landscape. The days of people working 9 to 5 in an office is still relevant for many, but technology has given...

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