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When the difference is small trust your instinct

When the difference is small trust your instinct

You are aware your IT environment is not all it should be and it’s holding back your business. So you call in the consultants or invite a number of managed IT service providers to pitch solutions that will resolve your problems. You and your management team sit...

Common mistakes when migrating to the Cloud

Common mistakes when migrating to the Cloud

Discussions around whether a business should have a Cloud strategy have been replaced by those around how the change should be made. And whilst there are many undeniable advantages to Cloud provision, the following common mistakes should be avoided: Lack of planning –...

Chasing technological change and the challenge it presents

Chasing technological change and the challenge it presents

Back in 2013 renowned marketer Scott Brinker, described how he believed the leading challenge faced by management teams was created by the concept that whilst the pace of technology change is exponential, organizations only change logarithmically. In simple terms,...

The key 2020 challenges faced by CIO

The key 2020 challenges faced by CIO

According to the annual Gartner survey of CIOs, virtually every organisation is changing and changing rapidly. More than 75% of those responding, claimed the organisation they work for is adaptable and ready to embrace change, with 95% fully expect their job to shift as digital transformation gains ground.

Considerations for Multi-Cloud Solutions

Considerations for Multi-Cloud Solutions

Boardroom discussions about the cloud have typically moved on from the questions of whether and why a business should use it, to the issue of exactly how they should use it, along with considerations of utilising multi-cloud solutions.

Shadow IT and Cyber Security

Shadow IT and Cyber Security

The Prime Minister’s advisor Dominic Cummings has demonstrated an astute use of IT and social media to help win the government’s political arguments. So, when he speaks on matters of IT security at the heart of the new government, it’s probably wise for us all to take...

A new approach with Cloud enablement workshop

A new approach with Cloud enablement workshop

Over more than 30 years of experience in delivering managed IT services has seen us responsible for more than 500 successful technology deployments for UK businesses, making use of public, private and hybrid clouds. We have advised on best practice and helped a huge...

Law firms must mind the Microsoft gap

Law firms must mind the Microsoft gap

Microsoft recently announced several of their core products would soon reach End of Life. Most will be very familiar to law firms, with many relying still on the Windows 7 Operating System, the Windows 2008 Server Operating System, SQL Server 2008 and Exchange 2010....

PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS … by prioritising password security

PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS … by prioritising password security

With so much publicity given to serious data breaches and the devastating effect a hacked password can have for individuals and businesses, the most recent report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) makes for worrying reading. According to the report, 70%...

Windows Virtual Desktop is now available

Windows Virtual Desktop is now available

This September Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) entered general availability. Which sounds good, but what does this mean for you, your business and the productivity of those who switch to it?

A must-read book for every business

A must-read book for every business

In a new feature for our magazine, we’re taking a regular look at the books that have made a difference, made us think differently or guided the decisions of the reader in some way. Our first outing is a favourite book of David Ricketts, Head of Marketing here at...

Trust your instincts

Trust your instincts

You are aware your IT environment is not all it should be, and it’s holding back your business. So you call in the consultants or invite a number of managed IT service providers to pitch solutions that will resolve your problems. You and your management team sit...