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telanova: the outsourced IT team that feels like your own

Providing advice, consultancy, helpdesk, monitoring and maintenance, updates, upgrades, security: all the things your in-house team would do, but better and at a fraction of the cost and hassle.

Are you upgrading from Windows 7 to 10?

As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog, Windows 7 will stop being supported in January 2020.

We have already helped many businesses upgrade from Windows 7. We help guide them to the best solution for their budget, replace outright, upgrade or a mixture. We then plan and handle all the headaches.

We normally create a custom Windows 10 image, with all their LOB (line of business) applications pre-installed which is then very quick to deploy to multiple PCs at once. We can even empower them to deploy it themselves in the future.

If you would like to talk about how we can help your business upgrade to window 10 please get in touch.

 

Hosted vs traditional

Here is a brief overview of when hosted desktops or a traditional IT setup of a server + PCs is the best solution

Hosted is good for businesses that have a distributed workforce, that need to scale up or down and need to access their data and programs from anywhere. 
But it can also be expensive over a 5 year period and reliant on your internet speed

However, a tradition set up is good when a business has everyone in a central location or they need control over their data. But it can be very expensive initially and not very flexible

For some businesses, one or the other is a no brainer, but for most, there are conflicting factors.

If you would like to talk to us about what would be best for your business please get in touch.

The struggle of installing software

Updating some software systems can be tricky and time-consuming. Reading the complicated instructions, taking backups, going round each machine to run the update, waiting for it to finish and then hoping it's successful. All this when you have real work to do. This is why our customers get us to do it for them. We can plan and implement an update for any line of business software and work around busy schedules. We have done this for many complex systems used by accountants, distributors, lawyers, kitchen designers and schools.

If you would like to talk to us more about how we can help your business deal with complex upgrades please get in touch

Windows 7, Server 2008, Exchange 2010 End of Life

In January 2020, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Exchange 2010 will all reach Microsoft’s end of life. This means they will no longer get security patches making them unsafe to use.

Most small businesses will be using at least one of these but are not aware of the looming deadline. This will cause a domino effect of upgrading or replacing hardware, applications etc that won’t work with newer versions.

 

If you would like to talk to us about this and how we can help your business prepare for this deadline please get in touch.

Are your employee's email signatures in unison?

Making sure your employees have set an email signature with the same style, branding and information can be a major pain. It’s manageable when you’re small, but as you start to grow, and as your employees have more and more devices it can be a real time waster.

This is why we set our customers up with a cloud signature service instead. Each employee automatically gets the businesses signature added to every email, no matter the device. It also enables you to easily promote new products or services, just update the central template and all your employee's emails go out with the promotion.

 

if you would like to talk to us about how we can help your business please get in touch.

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