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Posted 29 September 2017 in Blog News

Will VoIP phones work for my business?

What is VoIP? VoIP is an acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol – or, in layman’s terms, a phone system that makes calls over the internet. VoIP systems often feature a Cloud hosted PBX, (Private Branch Exchange – the system that allows various internal extensions to share the same external phone line). What are the

Posted 26 May 2017 in Blog News

Why should you take out Cyber Insurance?

Good cyber security can greatly reduce the risk of your business suffering a Ransomware attack of the sort that struck the NHS last week. This would include having a good quality, properly configured firewall, making sure the latest security update ‘patches’ are installed on your network, having good anti-virus and spam filters, centrally managed security

Posted 20 March 2017 in Blog News

When is a leased line worthwhile?

Leased lines are a fairly costly investment for a business, so what might make them a worthwhile investment?  Performance Leased lines are a private internet connection between your business and the telephone exchange. On an ordinary internet connection – whether fibre line or copper – you have to share with a number of other users.

Posted 15 February 2017 in Blog News

I need a new laptop. What should I look for?

  Start with considering how you will need to use your laptop. If you do a lot of travelling and using the laptop on trains and on the go, then you’re probably in need of something small, light and with a long battery life. You also need to think about the sort of work that

Posted 30 January 2017 in Blog News

Cyber security and the law to come…..

A guest blog from data protection compliance consultant, David Campbell. The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) comes in to force on 25 May 2018. It requires organisations to implement “appropriate” technical and organisational measures to prevent a personal data breach. A breach and a finding that there has been a failure to take such measures may

Posted 23 January 2017 in Blog News

What is the best website hosting option?

The best website hosting option for your website will depend on your individual requirements. For a small website with relatively light traffic, shared hosting is usually the best bet. If you will need to install specialist software, or have a large website, and are expecting a very high volume of visitors, you will need to

Posted 10 January 2017 in Blog News

Why should I have a free IT assessment?

Do you have IT niggles? Are your PCs slow to log in? Do you get inexplicably kicked off the WiFi? Have you been struggling along, unsure about what the problem is, or have you upgraded all your desktops, only to find the problems are still there? We offer a free IT assessment. A technical consultant

Posted 21 December 2016 in Blog News

Plan for a rainy day – do you have a Disaster Recovery plan?

Has your building ever sprung a leak? With the recent heavy rain, some businesses have been getting a nasty surprise. Water damage on soft furnishings and paperwork is bad enough, but what if water gets into your servers? If server hardware suffers fatal damage from flooding or some other disaster, you could lose all of

Posted 22 November 2016 in Blog News

What is an SSD and why do I need one?

Do you wish your PC wasn’t so slow? Do you have to go and make a cuppa while you wait for it to boot? Does it have to think for a bit before opening a large file? Replacing your traditional hard disk with an SSD can make a vast difference to the performance of your

Posted 21 November 2016 in Case Studies Testimonials

Birmingham based charity

This birmingham based charitable organisation whose aim is to save lives and improve outcomes for survivors of Sepsis by raising awareness and providing support for those affected by the condition. The Charity Head Quarters was set to move into a new office in Birmingham City Centre, and their IT infrastructure needed to be fully installed