Cloud

Cloud

  • Backup checklist - Part 3: Server Backup

    Previously, I covered personal backup systems for your laptop or stand alone PC: how to ensure your backup system is doing what you need and that you’ll be able to recover your documents; your emails; your accounts; when you need to and the choices you have for your backup strategy (online vs local, delegation to cloud services, encryption)

    In this post I’ll cover backing up a single server, or many servers at the same site. This post is for the business owner, or senior manager, with 5 to 50 computer users on their staff; and for the typical business of that size.

  • Email Security

    Our email security solutions stops viruses, phishing emails and spam before they reach your inbox. We have solutions to fit all email systems, whether you have cloud based email (e.g. Google Apps/Office 365) or an on premise Exchange (or any other) mail server.

  • 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.

  • Need a new server? Maybe not!

    Starting a small business three years ago, with 3 or more people, a Windows Small Business Server was a compelling proposition: quality software the big boys use for a bargain price. There wasn't anything else that would give you centralised mailboxes, calendars and contacts. But if you'd done that you'd be looking at replacing that server now or soon; and spending the same money again and a bit more.

  • Our helpdesk received a call from Mr. S. Claus...

    Our helpdesk received a call from Mr. S. Claus, who wanted some help with his important deadline coming up.

    His business was manufacturing/direct delivery - all year long he stays at his headquarters, in the Arctic, but once a year he travels all over the world, delivering to his clients.  His old email service, provided by his ISP, was straining under the volume of email from clients (mostly children) with what they wanted in this year.  He needed to change to reliable email system, able to cope with the huge number of emails  and he wanted to change quickly.

  • Still using Exchange 2010? It's time for action

    Two out of our top 10 customers are currently using on premise Exchange server 2010 for their email. One has about 50 employees whilst the other 100. Exchange 2010 is hitting end of life in January 2020. Microsoft will stop supporting it making it unsafe to use after that date.

    There are two realistic migration options for Exchange server 2010: either replace the server or move your email to the cloud. For businesses of this size, it doesn’t make sense to have an on-premise email server. Working with our customer we devised a plan and have started a migration to Office 365.

    Office 365 isn’t just cloud email it can also help make a business's entire IT better. It allows your employees to work anywhere and collaborate easily whilst providing you with the latest software and security. The subscription based model means it can easily scale with your business.

    If you would like to talk about how we can help your business migrate from Exchange server 2010 - please get in touch.

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