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Why you should outsource IT

Why you should outsource IT

Every organisation, whether it’s a start up, medium-sized business, or a large corporation, needs to invest in their IT systems, to streamline business processes and increase productivity. Employing a full IT team can prove to be costly and keeping staff trained and up to speed with latest technologies can be time consuming and inefficient.

Nexus 6, 9 and Lollipop announced!

Nexus 6, 9  and Lollipop announced!

Google’s Nexus line of devices promises users a pure Android experience. This means that the operating system is exactly as Google designed it to be, unlike many other Android devices where manufacturers add their own layout and design. In mid October, Google announced not one, but three new Nexus devices that set a new benchmark for what Android can really be.

Distinguishing between RTO and RPO for BCP and DR

Distinguishing between RTO and RPO for BCP and DR

We have previously covered the difference between RTO and RPO, which are key aspects of any Business Continuity Plan. Its a good idea to then evaluate how these will fit into the plan and if they differ from the Disaster Recovery plans. As a reminder, here is a brief overview of RTO and RPO. RTO (Recovery Time Objective) is the amount of time it takes to recover data if you were to it.

Meet the Team – Chris Houghton

Chris is the Client Services Director and Co-Founder of Aztech IT. “Being the youngest of four brothers, as a child I was definitely the most easily led and would always be undertaking tasks which my brothers had dared me to do! I soon gained confidence though and people would now describe me as the most outgoing out of the four of us, so the constant teasing clearly didn’t set me back! As a youngster I loved sports especially football and used to play in a team called Willen, which my older brother Sean managed at the time.

Windows 10 announced as 9 is skipped!

Windows 10 announced as 9 is skipped!

In late September, Microsoft introduced the next version of Windows – Windows 10. At the announcement event, the company showed off a number of exciting new features that many users have been requesting. While it will be a while before it is released, here is a brief overview of some of the upcoming features you can look forward to.

Types of social posts to develop

Types of social posts to develop

While social media has become an important and integral part of many business’s marketing plans, it can be easy to get stuck in a bit of a rut when it comes to developing dynamic content and varied posts. This often sees companies sticking with the same content types, which can get quite boring for all parties.

Google Calendar’s multiple layers

Google Calendar’s multiple layers

The calendar is an indispensable business tool; many of us would feel lost without it. Google Apps users have access to the powerful Google Calendar, which offers many useful features. One of the more interesting of these is the ability to layer multiple calendars from other users onto your own calendar.

Email 101: IMAP or POP protocol

Email 101: IMAP or POP protocol

For a business to be productive there are a number of essential tools required, one of the most important being email. While there are numerous email providers and solutions, most rely on one of two protocols: POP or IMAP. These are a set of rules that dictate how data moves between systems, and the question many businesses should be asking is which protocol should they be using?

Difference between POP and IMAP

POP, or Post Office Protocol, was first developed in early 1984 and is currently in its third version (POP3). POP works by allowing users to retrieve email and download it onto their computer.