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How to back up your Microsoft 365 data

How to back up your Microsoft 365 data

Over the last few years many organisations have decided to move to the cloud and shed their onsite servers, especially with the coronavirus pandemic as companies needed to adapt and find better ways to support remote work. This requires organisations to think differently about how they back up and protect their data, as their data is no longer kept on physical, on-premises servers and backed up to local drives, it is now virtualised in the cloud.
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Let's go phishing 🎣

Let's go phishing 🎣

As email usage continues to expand in both professional and personal contexts, it’s common for security essentials to be neglected or even forgotten. Understanding the risks related to security and data protection during email exchanges is crucial, as is compliance with organizational policies.
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SaaS vs On-premise servers

SaaS vs On-premise servers

Are you reviewing your infrastructure needs and looking for the best way to deploy and use software in your business? If so, you might be wondering whether to choose on-premise servers or software as a service (SaaS) solutions. In this post, I will explain the main differences between these two options and their advantages and disadvantages.
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How to Link Multiple Sites Securely and Efficiently with VPN or MPLS

How to Link Multiple Sites Securely and Efficiently with VPN or MPLS

If you are running a business that has multiple sites or branches, you might be wondering how to connect them securely and efficiently. You want to ensure that your data and applications are accessible and protected across all your locations, without compromising on speed or performance. In this article, we will introduce two popular solutions for linking multiple sites: VPN and MPLS. We will explain what they are, how they work, and what are their pros and cons. We will also help you decide which one is better for your business needs.
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Business continuity – are you prepared?

Business continuity – are you prepared?

Unexpected disruptions such as natural disasters, cyberattacks, or supply chain failures can severely impact any business. Having a clear business continuity plan is crucial to minimising downtime and ensuring your business can operate during and after any major disruption. Here are six key points every business should consider when developing their business continuity plan:
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Cyber Insurance – changes are coming.

Cyber Insurance – changes are coming.

The Cyber Insurance market is more mature now, with a good history of data and claims, and the shift in risk assessments by insurers is plain to see. This has brought about a change in the type of policies on offer, the requirements on businesses and the cover available. Read on to explore the changes and the options open to business of all sizes.
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Enhancing Client Support with Remote Monitoring & Management (RMM)

Enhancing Client Support with Remote Monitoring & Management (RMM)

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, businesses rely heavily on technology to streamline operations, enhance productivity, and deliver great services. We understand the critical role that devices play in the success of our clients' businesses. To ensure seamless and proactive support, we employ Remote Monitoring & Management (RMM) – a powerful tool that enables us to monitor, manage, and optimise our clients' devices remotely.
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The Evolution from SaaP to SaaS: A Paradigm Shift in Software Delivery

The Evolution from SaaP to SaaS: A Paradigm Shift in Software Delivery

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, the way businesses interact with software has undergone a significant transformation in recent years. The traditional approach of Software as a Product (SaaP) has given way to the dominance of Software as a Service (SaaS). This shift marks a turning point in how companies access and utilise software solutions, enabling enhanced collaboration, flexibility, and efficiency. As major industry players like Microsoft make the switch to SaaS, businesses are reaping the benefits of streamlined operations and improved productivity.
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Automations & Integrations

Automations & Integrations

The modern demands of running a business can quickly add up, which is why it’s important to look for opportunities to reduce repetitive and time-consuming tasks. Two processes that can achieve this are automations and integrations.
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Better data and why you need it

Better data and why you need it

You know your business better than anyone else, but in order to make good decisions you need all the information you can get.
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VoIP: Enhancing Communication and Business Efficiency

VoIP: Enhancing Communication and Business Efficiency

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the telephone system you need in modern day business. VoIP operates through the internet, offering a wide range of communication possibilities. As traditional phone systems are scheduled to be phased out by 2025, it is crucial to consider adopting VoIP systems instead of relying solely on smartphones, especially in the context of flexible work environments.
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PSTN Switch Off: Get Ahead of the Game

PSTN Switch Off: Get Ahead of the Game

The PSTN switch off refers to the discontinuation of the traditional analogue Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) in favour of digital telephony services. In the case of BT Openreach's announcement in 2017, it signified the end of the UK-wide analogue network, including the outdated Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).
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Cyber Security and Cyber Essentials

Cyber Security and Cyber Essentials

Cyber Security has become an item on an increasing number of board level agendas over the past few years. Caused in part by the increase in threats from criminals and the growing number of cloud connected devices we now use to run our businesses and ease our everyday lives. This double-edged sword has created a risk to businesses which has not been seen at this level before.
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Defending Against Cyber Threats Report

Defending Against Cyber Threats Report

Be part of a global drive to protect against the ever growing threat of hackers and fraudsters who are ready to strip you of your critical business data and assets. The threat landscape is changing fast and more and more organisations are taking stock and putting measures in place to harden their defences and secure their business. We have helped countless businesses recognise the value of their assets and shaped a defence plan in line with their strategic direction.
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ChatGPT - Friend or foe?

ChatGPT - Friend or foe?

How can ChatGPT help you write great content for your business?
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