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22-Jan-2019 13:26:00

Is Digital Transformation Just a Buzzword?

Businesses have been talking about digital transformation since the '90s, but the term is often loosely thrown around, and the definition can seem a little broad. One thi...
07-May-2018 10:04:00

What is “the cloud”?

The cloud uses the internet as a way of delivering computing services. That could be storage, networking, servers or software. The key difference to note is that these se...
01-May-2018 10:00:00

What is the downtime if you decide to change your IT provider?

There are many reasons why a business might decide to change IT providers. Maybe your current partner simply doesn’t meet the response times or work quality defined in th...
27-Apr-2018 09:04:00

5 signs it's time to upgrade your IT infrastructure

The pace of change is swift in the technology world, which is why IT budgets in many organisations increase significantly every year. But is this just a case of keeping u...
30-Mar-2018 01:33:00

Business implications of outsourcing to an IT provider

No matter what the size of your enterprise, better use of IT can have a big impact. From the experience staff and clients have of the business, through to the numbers it ...
23-Feb-2018 14:00:00

Ways to manage your company's IT expectations

What would you say is the biggest problem that IT providers face? Some might name resources, others might identify that getting the right people can be a big issue. Howev...
21-Feb-2018 14:15:00

How to utilise your staff's IT skill set

No matter what the official job description, most of your employees will come to your company with a wide range of IT abilities. Understanding where your staff are in ter...
19-Feb-2018 11:37:00

What you need to consider about staff IT training resources

IT training is an ongoing challenge for every business. If you’re using an IT infrastructure (which most companies are these days) then it’s essential that you are provid...
16-Feb-2018 11:37:00

Benefits of cloud vs. on-premise IT storage

Cloud vs. “on prem” is the dilemma that most businesses come up against today. On-premise IT storage is the more traditional method that preceded the arrival of the Cloud...
14-Feb-2018 13:33:00

Why is IT capacity planning important to your business?

The point of IT capacity planning is simple: ensure that there is sufficient capacity at all times to cost effectively meet business needs, now and in the future. IT capa...
12-Feb-2018 13:33:00

The myths of changing to an IT provider

There are always myths and misconceptions when it comes to business change. It’s very easy to get sucked into fears and uncertainties about moving to a managed IT provide...
09-Feb-2018 10:33:00

Full service vs. in house IT management

One of the key business decisions when it comes to IT is whether it’s more efficient and cost effective to manage this in-house or to engage a full service third party pr...
07-Feb-2018 10:44:00

How to know what to expect from your IT provider

Professional IT support has many benefits, from ensuring a more flexible and higher quality service, to cutting internal costs. Whether your goal is better data managemen...
05-Feb-2018 13:44:00

5 things to look for in an IT provider

Managed IT services deliver cost efficiencies and infrastructure upgrades and can feed into sharper strategy and higher levels of productivity in any organisation. Howeve...
02-Feb-2018 13:44:00

4 ways to smooth the transition of providers

Moving IT providers is a fairly standard part of business life. Whether you’re moving on from a difficult relationship or just bringing in fresh blood, it’s something tha...
31-Jan-2018 22:42:00

How to oversee a smooth onboarding process

Once you’ve made the decision to work with a managed IT service provider then you’ve already taken the first step towards expanding the impact of your business technology...
29-Jan-2018 12:00:00

How to measure your IT supplier's ROI effectively

With any third party supplier, being able to evaluate ROI is a crucial part of the ongoing relationship. However, the challenge is always working out how to quantify this...
26-Jan-2018 12:45:00

Moving from on-premise to cloud solutions

The popularity of cloud solutions comes from the fact that they have something to offer virtually every single business. The functionality of the cloud has something to i...
24-Jan-2018 12:48:19

Benefits of IT outsourcing

IT outsourcing has been in play long enough now for many of its major benefits to be well known. Increased efficiency and cost reductions are just two of the ways in whic...
05-Jan-2018 14:38:29

Ways to get your out of hours IT operation efficient

Out of hours IT service can be a real sore point for many businesses. Trying to resource this in-house is often expensive and difficult to fulfill. And yet, if you don’t ...

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