We are pleased to announce today that we have been accepted as Microsoft Surface resellers. We can now provide Surface devices pre-configured for our customer environments. The new Surface Pro The most versatile laptop For people who want to work on their own terms Better than ever, the new Surface Pro was designed to work around you. A best-in-class laptop with the versatility of a studio and the convenience of a tablet. Years of innovation come together in a beautifully crafted device with exceptional power and performance and uncompromising mobility, backed by the [...]
We are receiving reports of targeted attacks to Office 365 users. The attack starts with a phishing email to an end user saying that their account has been compromised and to click on a link to fix the issue. This is a fake link that takes you to a website that looks like an office 365 login page - it's not! If you enter your username and password into this site you are giving the hackers what they want - a way in. The next thing the hacker does is take that username and password [...]
As the company grows we are adding more and more partner certifications with major IT vendors. We are pleased to announce that we have now a Cisco Select Certified Partner Partner. Following on from our success in implementing various Cisco solutions including the Meraki wireless products we have moved up to become Certified Partners.
Microsoft made the announcement on 14th December 2016 - You can now use private connections to Microsoft's UK datacentres. There are a number of services now available including ExpressRoute and PSN/N3 connectivity. A number of UK government organisations are now taking advantage of the new UK data centres. The complete announcement is posted on Microsoft's new site here.
Microsoft has launched Teams, a chat based collaboration tool as part of the Office 365 suite. There has been a lot of chatter on the internet that this intends to take on the popular tool Slack. Whilst Teams certainly has crossover with Slack functionality this kind of misses the point. Microsoft have been driving everything they do with with their SaaS tools towards interoperability and working well in teams. A first look at Teams says they have hit the nail on the head. Combining Office 365 Groups, Skype, Word and the other products in the suite into a subject related [...]
Flow - Microsoft's automation tool is now available to end users. If you are familiar with services such as IFTTT or Zapier then flow can be seen as more of a business tool as it doesn't support IoT items such as turning lights on and off. As you would expect, there is strong support for Microsoft services such as Dynamics, OneDrive, Yammer and SharePoint and many other tools used day to day in business such as Twitter, DropBox, Facebook. MailChimp and much more. There are around 58 supported apps and trigger actions that can be chained together to perform quite [...]
Businesses today face a constantly evolving set of potential threats, from data security breaches to downtime from unexpected events. In a world where information travels beyond the boundary of the corporate network and potentially across many devices outside of company control, it is more critical than ever to have solutions in place to protect your data at the source. 1. Data protection that’s truly mobile. With the increase of employee-owned devices within organisations, there is also an increasing risk of accidental data disclosure through apps and services that are outside of the organisation’s control, such as, email, social media, and [...]
The technology that you currently use within your business can dramatically dictate your ability to adapt in order to expand your reach, work faster, and be more productive.. You should begin by ensuring that your employees’ are all running Windows across all of their devices. If not, then your workers might be wasting time struggling with different experiences across their devices. Standardising your business activity on to one platform, such as Windows, will improve employee productivity, while allowing for broad device choice, be it based on personal preference or job function. How about the applications running on your devices? Are [...]
Connect with Customers Knowing your customers inside out is the key to success in any business. Building the right customer relationships is essential. Doing so not only promotes ongoing customer loyalty, but it can also lead to customers recommending you to their friends or colleagues. To start building relationships that lead to sales, you need to research everything you possibly can about your prospects; what makes them tick, how do they measure success, what are their pain points, and how does your solution make their lives easier? Winning the loyalty of customers today means knowing what [...]
A modern business uses the internet for surfing, email, access to various portals, filing returns online, making purchases…. the list goes on. Are you sure you have the right internet connection for your business? Many organisations take their internet connection for granted until there is a problem with it – then half of your business grinds to a halt. You can’t take orders – you can’t place orders on your supplier you can’t do online filing – which for organisations such as accounting firms is a disaster. It’s well worth taking a step back for a minute and consider what [...]