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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...

16/03
2018
Microsoft business apps - six special services to boost your business
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 16/03 at 10:00 AM Office 365, Wi-Fi,
People using tablets and Office 365

It’s been more than six years now since the initial release of Office 365. When it was explained to me, the concept of a per user per month subscription for your favourite Office applications seemed like a big change. However, that change has been widely accepted and has helped...

09/03
2018
Cyber security needed more than ever as data breaches rise
Posted by Andy Connolly 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...

02/03
2018
Schools have the choice to gain better connectivity
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 02/03 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Web filtering, Wi-Fi,
primary school class

I speak to schools every day as part of my role and there is one topic of our conversation I feel needs to be addressed...internet connectivity. Understandably, many schools purchase their internet services from county council suggested services. I say “understandably” in that...

13/02
2018
Top 3 challenges for IT in education
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 13/02 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
Wi-Fi in a classroom

The classroom is becoming an amazing blend of interaction, digital information and other modern learning models to engage with students and help educators be more effective. Digital transformation in schools creates new challenges for the infrastructure and overworked IT teams....

16/01
2018
Supporting secondary schools and colleges to help balance the books
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 16/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Telephone systems, Web filtering, Wi-Fi,
Education cost savings image

We have worked with secondary schools, colleges and their business and IT managers for 35 years. I understand just how much the education landscape has changed and the financial challenges you face. Secondary schools and colleges are keen on the idea of digital transformation to...

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...

22/12
2017
Latest botnet exploits vulnerabilities on routers and devices
Posted by Ash Khagram on 22/12 at 10:00 AM Security, Wi-Fi,
Botnet image

Hackers use any means necessary to cause havoc to businesses and users across the internet. The latest hack is called Satori which is silently scouring the internet and hijacking routers to use them to initiate DDoS attacks against specific websites.The Satori botnet, named after a...

17/11
2017
Could free Wi-Fi put your device at risk from hackers?
Posted by Ash Khagram on 17/11 at 10:00 AM Hospitality, Internet connectivity, Retail, Security, Wi-Fi,
free Wi-Fi put your device at risk

We are all used to having some form of connectivity to the internet through our PCs, smartphones, tablets, watches... even our kitchen items. Internet connectivity is an essential requirement similar to gas, electric and water, but what about the risks? A major flaw was recently...

17/10
2017
Infographic: Wi-Fi trends in restaurants, pubs and cafes
Posted by Ash Khagram on 17/10 at 10:00 AM Hospitality, Wi-Fi,
Wi-fi solutions man in cafe

Today, people are making more use of the internet while on the go and thus, they expect to access the WiFi hotspots while they are on the move. A Wi-Fi network will allow guests or customers the opportunity to use their smartphones, tablet computers or laptops to connect to the...

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