Windows 2008 R2 End of Support – Now What?
Discover your options as support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 starts to end. We’ll get straight to it. Come January 14, 2020, support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. Simply put, this means the end of regular security updates, so don’t let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected.Read more >
It’s the End of the Line for SQL… So Where To Next?
With Microsoft set to discontinue SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 support, what are your options? It is a truth universally acknowledged that humans love an upgrade – to have the very latest and the very greatest that is on offer. So that being said, it may come as no surprise that Microsoft is no […]Read more >
Digital Customer Experience (CX) in Financial Services
Mitel’s Head of Financial Services discusses how a solid CX strategy can drive revenue. A solid customer experience (CX) strategy will not only ensure that customer expectations are exceeded in the digital era, but will also improve business processes and drive revenue. In today’s environment, where customers are demanding even more from digital platforms, a […]Read more >
Your Network Firewall: To Manage or Not to Manage? [Infographic]
We look at the benefits of both managed and in-house firewall approaches. To manage or not to manage? That is the firewall question. But answering it needn’t be difficult. As the main line of defence against external threats, your network firewall needs regular updates and maintenance – and paying no attention to it makes your […]Read more >
Four Ways Unified Communications Adds Value to the Financial Sector – [Infographic]
How a seamless communications solution can help meet consumer expectations. The way people want to manage their money is changing. To retain their customers, financial institutions need to adopt new technologies and create a more social, collaborative and customer-friendly environment.Read more >
Three Things You Should Look For in a Firewall
We look at three things your business’ firewall absolutely must deliver to keep you covered. As the first line of defence in your business network security, a secure firewall is one of the most important pieces of your network’s infrastructure. Without it, any hacker or intruder can access your critical and confidential information.Read more >
Introducing Daisy Quick-start
Daisy Quick-start: Providing all the building blocks needed for a successful construction site. We know that when you get the green light on a construction project, you’ll want to get your on-site office up, running and fully-operational as quickly as possible. A reliable communications network is vital, but it can take weeks – if not […]Read more >
Simplifying the Data Protection Challenge – [Infographic]
How Daisy’s eBackup solution addresses the issues surrounding effective data management. By 2025, IDC predicts that worldwide data will swell to 163ZB – 10 times the amount we have today. 60% of this will be created and managed by businesses.Read more >
Palo Alto: Securing NHS Data in the Digital Age
In this guest blog, Palo Alto discuss the benefit of public cloud in the NHS. The NHS has a long history of innovation and advancement, both within clinical care settings and within the services that support the delivery of modern medicine to the public. With the announcement earlier, this year endorsing the use of public […]Read more >
Is It Time You Called for Backup?
House your data in the suite it deserves with eBackup from Daisy. By 2025, the IDC predicts that the amount of worldwide data will have swelled to over 163ZB – more than 10 times than is existence today. And it’s expected that at least 60% of this will be both created and managed by enterprises.Read more >
Four Simple Steps to Construction Site Connectivity – [Infographic]
We look at how Daisy’s Quick-start can help get your site up and running in no time. When you get the green light on a construction project, you’ll want to get your on-site office up and running as quickly as possible. But the everyday chaos of construction sites along with sharing information by word of […]Read more >
Daisy Quick-start: A Solid Foundation that Moves With You…
Flexible, fast and fully-operational: the building blocks for a successful construction site. Construction sites are bustling by nature. In these fast-paced, and busy environments, problems with communication and information sharing are pretty inevitable. Project-critical information can be fragmented and more often than not, only certain site staff have access to it. This leads to low […]Read more >
Are YOU Cut From the Same Cloth? [Infographic]
Find out where you measure up against your industry peers. In an age where we’re encouraged to break away from the mould, we often lose sight of what’s really important –embracing our similarities and working together to iron out common issues.Read more >
Moving Your Numbers to VoIP
Switching to VoIP-based solutions is becoming increasingly popular among businesses. This is thanks to reduced costs and greater flexibility. But what happens to your existing numbers when making the switch? How easy is it to port a phone number over? And what steps can you take to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as […]Read more >
Your GDPR Action Plan For Mobile
Seven considerations for developing a security strategy for your mobile estate. If the events of this year have taught us anything, it’s that when it comes to organisations handling data, consumer distrust is at an all-time high. End users have become increasingly wary of where their information goes, how it’s being used and who is […]Read more >
Straight Talking: Why the Sector Needs to Find its Voice
Why VoIP should be the next port of call on the journey to digital transformation. “When procuring new or existing services, public sector organisations should consider and fully evaluate potential cloud solutions first before considering any other option.”Read more >
The Future of Mobile for a Modern Workforce
Find out what the future holds for mobile and how it can help your business move forward. Most of us will struggle to imagine a life without mobile phones, but the reality is, it’s only been in the last two decades that mobile phones as we know them, have been in existence.Read more >
10 Top Tips for Organising a Successful Conference Call [Infographic]
From knowing your participants to securing the call, see our tips for organising a conference call. Conference calling makes it possible for anyone, anywhere, to connect with colleagues and participate in project discussions, in an easy and accessible way. By saving time and money on logistics and travel, holding a telephone or video conference is […]Read more >
What are the Advantages of VoIP?
We look at the advantages of VoIP and how it’s taken the business world by storm. Although VoIP technology has been around since the mid-1990s, a significant proportion of the UK’s existing infrastructure had needed to catch up before it became the widespread solution it is today, meaning more significant investment in fibre and Ethernet […]Read more >
What Does ISDN 2025 Mean For Your Business?
What actions your business may need to take before the big ISDN switch off. If your business’ phone calls are handled by a private automatic branch exchange (PABX) system it will almost certainly be connected to the telephone network using an ISDN line. But by 2025, BT is planning to switch off both the ISDN […]Read more >
Digital Infrastructure in Higher Education [Infographic]
How HE institutes can tackle the challenges of providing the perfect digital environment. The students of today and tomorrow are digital natives expecting more from technology than their predecessors. With the average student now owning seven internet-ready devices, a ‘connected’ campus shapes as much of their higher education years just as much as the ‘physical’.Read more >
6 Ways Your Organisation Can Benefit From WiFi
Download our interactive guide that gives example scenarios of how WiFi can solve common business challenges.Read more >
Mobile Device Management Explained
Mobile computing devices are now regarded as an essential business tool. Mobile computing devices such as tablets and smartphones have increased in both power and affordability over the years. According to market research company Forrester, 66% of employees now use two or more devices at work and such devices deliver huge benefits in terms of […]Read more >
The Benefits of SD-WAN [Infographic]
From improved agility to greater cost savings, four BIG reasons SD-WAN makes sense. Imagine a network that evolved in line with the needs of your business; saved more of your employees time and applied the same zero-risk approach to security as you do– all while reducing your business’ carbon footprint and overall spend.Read more >
Why Cisco Meraki for Retail? [Infographic]
How cloud-managed networking can help retailers transform customer engagement. Cisco Meraki, the next generation in cloud-managed network solutions, has been designed to change the way we think about network management. Meraki’s integrated solutions enable enhanced guest experiences while delivering the intelligence required to drive business decisions and increase customer loyalty, as well as meet compliance […]Read more >
What is Dedicated Internet Access and Why Does Your Business Need It?
Understanding broadband’s limitations and why it may be time for a change. The internet has never been more important in our lives than it is today. The rise of cloud-based applications, smart devices and machines, and internet-based communication tools have placed a greater importance on the reliability of an internet connection.Read more >
Introducing Daisy SD-WAN
Harness full visibility and total control of all your business networks. Whether your business operates from two sites or two hundred sites, selecting the right technology to connect them all is traditionally a real challenge.Read more >
Four Real Business Benefits of SD-WAN
From automation to advanced threat protection, how SD-WAN can help transform your business. It is a truth universally acknowledged that humans want two things: to be in control and to have things fast – think fast food, fast cars and fast internet speeds. Waiting for anything can feel like a death sentence and in the […]Read more >
Behind the Times: Why Slow Connectivity Can Cost You More Than Money
Is it high time your business connectivity was brought up to speed? Poor internet connectivity costs the average UK office worker 40 minutes each day, which leads to 21 wasted days each year at a cost of up to £2,100 – more than the average amount of annual leave. This is all caused by timewasting […]Read more >
Striking a Balance: Why Digital Must Both Connect and Protect the Public
Andy Riley, Sales Director for Public Sector, says it takes more than technology to truly transform. During the 2008 US presidential election, Barack Obama’s campaign technology chief, Michael Slaby stated that “digital transformation is not complicated, but it is hard.”Read more >
What’s the Gig Deal? The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme Explained [Infographic]
We break down the what, the why and the how of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. With demand for greater, quicker connectivity set to accelerate over the next few years, more and more businesses are now looking for the next key step in reliable, future-proof networks.Read more >
What is the Difference Between LAN and WAN?
Terms such as LAN and WAN are commonly used, but what is the difference between them? People working in the IT industry love to use jargon and acronyms, so it’s not surprising that when it comes to networking, things can seem a bit confusing. Terms such as LAN, WAN and WLAN are now in common […]Read more >
What is SD-WAN? [Infographic]
We break down the what, the how and the why of the next-generation WAN technology. The days of traditional hub-and-spoke WAN architectures are long gone. In order to free their connectivity and strengthen their security defences, businesses of all shapes and sizes need to be able to centrally monitor WAN sites, manage traffic between those […]Read more >
Types of Broadband Internet Connections
When thinking about connecting your business to the internet, broadband comes to mind. You probably already have broadband at home. You understand how it works, and all broadband is the same, right?Read more >
Manufacturing a Connected Future
Mitel’s Manufacturing Sales Specialist discusses the possibilities of a connected sector. The current economic climate is driving a need for British companies to be more leaner and highly-competitive than ever before, and nowhere is this more acutely felt than in the manufacturing sector. Under pressure to change rapidly, some of the most pervasive challenges faced […]Read more >
Right Place, Right Time: The Efficient Retail Model
We look at the technologies retailers can wield in order to transform their business. It’s been a tough old year for retail. The number of high street favourites succumbing to the threat of administration rose in 2017 for the first time in five years as companies battled against rising wage costs, a weaker pound and […]Read more >
What is Ultrafast Broadband?
Find out what ultrafast broadband is and how it could help transform your business. Internet connectivity is an essential tool for businesses. We rely on it for communications such as email, instant messaging and voice over IP (VoIP) telephony services, amongst others. Any loss in connectivity is expensive for a business but can be especially […]Read more >
Digital Transformation: Give Your Machines a Voice
Learn about the digital possibilities that lie in the manufacturing sector. Digital transformation discussions tend to focus on extracting and analysing data within a discrete network. In this article, we discuss how you can equip your machines to communicate with operators along a unified cloud-based communications system that integrates direct-dial and mobile voice comms, on and […]Read more >
Five Signs Your Business is Ready for an Ethernet Upgrade [Infographic]
We look at the most common tell-tale signs that your business needs better connectivity. As a business, it can be difficult to pinpoint the reasons behind gradual decreases in efficiency and why your workforce are becoming increasingly disgruntled. But often, the answer is staring at you square in the face – perhaps via a slow-loading […]Read more >
Offshoring: Does This Silver Lining Come With a Cloud?
Our Director of Cloud Solutions gives a guarded prognosis to storing patient data overseas. Health and social care organisations stand to benefit greatly from using cloud services, particularly from a cost and efficiency standpoint. That was the message from deputy chief executive at NHS Digital Rob Shaw in January when guidance on offshore data hosting for […]Read more >
Getting Personal: Why Convenience Isn’t Enough
Why future tech strategies need to look beyond the practical towards a more personal approach. There was once a time when the personal shopper experience was reserved only for those with a gold-coloured credit card.Read more >
What is Contention?
Learn exactly what contention is and what it means for you and your business. The dictionary definition of contention is “a heated disagreement”. And while the internet may well cause heated disagreements in terms of whose turn it is on the iPad or which movie you’re going to stream, in technical terms contention is something […]Read more >
Brave New World: Meeting Today’s Retail Challenges Head-On
Mitel’s Head of Sales for UK and Ireland discusses how to navigate the new era of retail. As headlines about plummeting profits and the demise of high street favourites such as Toys R Us and Maplin fill our news feeds, many stores continue to seek ways to reinvent, reinvigorate, and refresh their way into consumers’ […]Read more >
The Importance of Backup for Mobile
Learn why backup for mobile devices is becoming increasingly important. Whether it’s our personal lives or time spent at work, the majority of us are reliant on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. And while this provides incredible convenience and has transformed the way we go about our everyday tasks, it also raises a number […]Read more >
What is Bandwidth?
Find out what bandwidth is, where it comes from and how it is consumed. In the early days of the internet, there wasn’t a great deal of choice about how you connected, it was dial-up or nothing. But the introduction of broadband opened up a whole new array of reliable connection options and over the […]Read more >
The Pain of Pace: How the NHS Needs to Play Catch Up
Why the NHS needs an injection of urgency to transform patient care and reboot ROI. The NHS in England should be paperless by now.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt first called for its digital transformation by 2018 five years ago. He argued that it would save billions, improve services and meet the challenges of an ageing population.Read more >
What is Ethernet?
Find out what Ethernet is and the benefits a dedicated connection could offer your business. Ethernet is a system which allows individual computers to communicate with each other and is the most commonly used local area networking (LAN) technology, so if you use a computer on an office network it’s almost certainly communicating via Ethernet.Read more >
Get Ahead in the Cloud: 8 Benefits of Microsoft Azure [Infographic]
The business benefits of selecting Microsoft Azure as the cloud platform of choice. Evaluating what you need from a cloud infrastructure can be a big challenge. From compliance with regulatory requirements to disaster recovery concerns and cost factors, when it comes to cloud solutions for your business, one size rarely fits all.Read more >