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  • Google Apps vs Office 365

    Productivity tools enable business to do many tasks; these include manage their emails, create spreadsheets, edit documents and more. By moving your suite of tools over to the cloud, your IT department will not have to manage software upgrades and security patches as it will be in a secure location.   With more and more […]

  • Planning or revamping your office’s IT setup

    So, you’re moving into a new office (or rejigging your current one). Congratulations! But don’t get too distracted by choosing the carpet colour, and deciding if the walls will be plastered with landscape images, inspirational quotes, or abstract art. The most important part of a new office setup is the IT. One of the hardest […]

  • The Yahoo hack: why data security is so important

    Last month, Yahoo announced that over 500 million of its user accounts had been hacked at the end of 2014. This is believed to be the biggest cyber security breach to date. Yahoo claims that the information was stolen by a “state-sponsored actor”, although haven’t said exactly how the data was extracted.   What was […]

  • The new iPhone 7: Is it worth upgrading?

    The new iPhone 7 was released in mid-September. However, it has left many feeling distinctly underwhelmed. It looks almost exactly the same as 2015’s iPhone 6s, which in turn was similar to the 2014 iPhone 6; it isn’t as cutting edge as we expect Apple to be. With no sign of the wireless charging or […]

  • It’s the 21st Century – Hosted VOIP Telephony Systems

    Effective and efficient communication lies at the heart of any successful company. This includes communication with employees, management, clients and the general public. In the last few decades, technology has evolved to make it much easier to facilitate communicative channels, no matter the distance between individuals.   Telephone communication is a key component of any […]

  • Internal vs external IT support

    Whether you’re a multi-national corporation or a one-person business working in a home office, chances are that technology plays a vital part in your business. One of the key questions every business faces is whether to manage their IT systems in-house or outsource the responsibility to an external IT support company?   External IT support […]

  • How The Cloud is shaping global IT spending patterns

      Cloud technology is a truly wonderful thing, but if you’ve been thinking “sounds great in theory, but does anybody actually use it?”, the answer is a resounding yes! By way of evidence, we’ve been looking at the snappily titled ‘Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q16 Update’ from Gartner, which reveals some interesting cloud-related trends. […]

  • When is it worth developing bespoke software?

    If you’ve identified a business process which could be streamlined via software, you face a very important choice: do you procure an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution, or find a reputable software house to build a bespoke solution? The answer very much depends on your requirements, budget, and whether the software has the potential to give you a […]

  • Why does your small business need IT security?

    These days, it’s depressingly rare for a month to pass without hearing about yet another large company’s IT security breach. It’s all the more troubling when the victim is either regarded as a ‘technology leader’, or handles customers’ financial data. Yet, whilst it’s the household names which grab the headlines, IT security breaches often pose […]

  • Managed Service Provider VS Traditional IT Support

    Businesses usually have a love/hate relationship with technology. On one hand, it enables them to do much more with fewer people, and to extend their reach far beyond their physical premises. On the other hand, increasing dependence on technology means that when it goes wrong, the whole business grinds to a halt, with both short […]

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