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What is IT MSP?

IT MSP? Another techy acronym or a cost saving addition to your business? Do you have employees wearing more than one hat? Are you on top of the latest IT developments to balance IT and business productivity? Have you planned for the future of your IT and kept up with the critical upgrades to ensure compliance and system security? Are you considering employing a new member of staff to run your...(more)

Cybersmart Automated Compliance Service

Cyber Essential was developed by GCHQ, IASME and ISF as a baseline cyber security initiative and has the highest rate of adoption of any other security standard since April 2014. Lancaster University have said that 99.3% of cyber-attacks were mitigated by SME’s using Cyber Essential’s. Cyber Essentials is becoming the prerequisite for SME’s and larger companies who tender for government or public sector supplier contracts. It demonstrates to your customers that...(more)

Hosted Cloud IP Telephony Services for VoIP

Practical Networks Ltd are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer Hosted Cloud IP telephony, to both new and existing customers. Our Cloud-based managed IP telephony service is a hosted VoIP service designed specifically for businesses The Cloud-based design of our hosted IP telephony service provides everything that you would normally expect from a business quality phone system plus more flexibility and without the initial high capital expenditure...(more)

Why Should I Use CCTV To View My Business?

We are constantly being told that security is key across all walks of life and we need to protect the safety and possessions of all individuals. Your home and your business premises are built to provide homeowners and companies with protection against the weather. They are furnished and decorated to provide comfort; IT and machinery are installed to facilitate a professional business environment. Unfortunately some criminals also consider crime to be...(more)

Which New Laws Are On Their Way

The digital world is changing and it is being driven by data. People are starting to be concerned that their personal data will be used inappropriately or even without their knowledge. In this new episode of the digital revolution we need to balance our data services whilst protecting privacy. A decade ago we lived in a totally different digital world. Because of this, the laws and regulations within the UK are...(more)

Is Your Structured Cabling Up To Speed?

As we all know too well, technology does not stand still. Manufacturers of data and voice over IP ( VOIP) network servers and switches are trying to make their hardware deliver faster speeds with almost every upgrade of their products, so choosing the right cabling infrastructure is vital even if you are a small accountants office, a large manufacturing facility or a college multi-site campus, your cabling is the life blood...(more)

The 3-2-1 Backup Rule

2017 was definitely the year for ransom-ware attacks and the WannaCry and NotPetya malware mass infections brought this to the forefront of public attention. Now we're firmly into 2018, we don't expect the threats to cease, in fact there are some rumours companies are stockpiling crypto-currency ready to pay if their data is lost.  If you don't have adequate protection in place ( you should have, but speak to us if...(more)

Is it finally time to outsource your IT Department?

How many times did you hear this in 2017? The IT staff will have to spend more time on maintaining workstations and providing desktop support instead of focusing on core activities again Do we have to make do with our existing legacy IT infrastructures for another year ? How did the IT storage room became cluttered with so many spare monitors, keyboards and computers again? Why did the cost of IT...(more)