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Lockdown 2.0: Remote working and the importance of backing up Microsoft 365

Another month, another lockdown. With any luck, Lockdown 2.0 will be considerably shorter and more effective than the first one. But however long it lasts, the latest Coronavirus restrictions are still having a dramatic and far-reaching impact on the way we all work and run our businesses. The most significant consequence of the lockdowns we’ve…
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The hidden costs of Amazon AWS and Azure data transfers

The development team at Adobe accidentally blew $80k in just one day while running a single computing job on Azure a couple of years ago. The mistake wasn’t spotted for a week, by which point the bill had skyrocketed to $500,000! Adobe aren’t the only company to be blindsided by unexpected data costs. Last year,…
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IT panel Q&A roundup: remote working during COVID-19

2020 is a year that nobody is going to forget, and future generations will be learning about life in a post-COVID-19 world. We’re proud to say that throughout the global pandemic, we have been there to help businesses as much as we can. We’ve done this by opening our support lines to all organisations that…
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Why backups are no good when a disaster or cyber attack hits

Backups are a part of our daily lives now. From backing up our phones to storing our treasured family photos on an external hard drive, we are all familiar with the process of backing up important data so that it can be retrieved if there is a problem with the original source. In business too,…
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Does outsourced IT infrastructure compromise your data security?

2020 will go down in history as the year that cloud based technologies and cloud hosting were catapulted into the mainstream, with everyone from local business owners to Grandmothers jumping feet first into the digital world. For many larger organisations, lockdown has put a rocket into on-going digital transformation projects and supercharged the shift to…
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IT strategy review for a post-COVID world

The challenge for CTOs and IT managers as we return to the “norm” is – what will the post-COVID landscape look like? We’re operating in unknown territory, but what we do know is that change can happen quickly and we have to be able to adapt to survive. Almost all businesses will have seen some…
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Business security and remote working during COVID19 and beyond

This week marks the start of the next stage for gradual easing of COVID19 lockdown restrictions. However, remote working looks set to continue for many months. For some businesses, the pandemic has initiated a permanent cultural change, in which remote or flexible working will become the new norm. My concern is that the shift to…
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