With advancements in technology, managed IT services are now an affordable option for small and medium businesses. You keep control of your business data, you don’t have to manage a cohort of staff whose skills you may be unfamiliar with and your infrastructure is fully supported.
Although new IT equipment can be ‘nice to have’, sometimes it is essential. If you’re in the market for new devices and tech equipment for your organisation you’re probably wondering what the best way to do it is. Do you lease it or buy it outright?
Air gapping isn’t a new topic, and it goes by several different names, but it’s an interesting area and something it’s important to give a brief mention to. Air gapping is physically isolating a computer, network or device from any form of connected access – internet or LAN.
Microsoft does not back up your Microsoft 365 data. To make copies of your data and store these securely, you need to devise a backup and recovery strategy, using a third-party solution. It’s time to get started on a path to better data protection.
The transition to online teaching was daunting to many, but schools got by and lessons continued. While there’s ongoing uncertainty over the format of education in the UK, we thought it would be useful to compile a list of some handy tips for those teachers who use G Suite.
For many, remote working looks like it’s here to stay. While there’s plenty around about working remotely, what we haven’t come across much of, is how to manage remote workers. Here are our five top tips on managing remote employees, with a little help from technology.
Having a digital education platform such as Microsoft Office 365 or Google’s G Suite is quickly becoming an ‘essential item’ for schools. To help you take steps towards exploring the benefits of these platforms, we’ve put together a list of the most common misconceptions and how these can be easily debunked.
Are you live streaming when you teach? Here are ten things to take into account before you incorporate live streaming into your remote lesson planning.
Boost your workplace productivity through unified communications. Grow a healthy, thriving company with engaged and satisfied employees.
Improve collaboration, communications, flexibility and productivity with the world-leading, next-generation Office 365 apps. As well as the usual Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint, there are apps to improve efficiency, workflow, security and business processes.
If you’re invested in the cyber security field you’ll likely have come across many an article discussing the risk employees pose to an organisation’s security – without even meaning to.
Being able to pick up the pieces after a disaster is essential to minimising revenue loss for most, if not all, modern businesses. It may not always be possible to avoid a disaster, but planning for one is an essential part of any IT strategy.
Upgrading your phone system might keep dropping down your priority list, but if you’re still running a traditional on-premise phone system it could be time to really look into the benefits you’ll be missing out on.
If you’re new to the world of connectivity you’re probably finding you come across a new acronym or term every other day. We’ve put together this glossary to help ease your way through the minefield and successfully come out the other side with the right connectivity solution for you.
Apple’s steady march to infiltrate the office seemingly couldn’t be going better. Time and time again we read articles announcing a new success for Apple in the enterprise where yet another large corporation has adopted Apple into their culture. As they continue to win, we explore the 7 reasons why they’re succeeding.
Under the GDPR there is the requirement to fulfil Subject Access Requests, and meet the Right to be Forgotten. This could become a very labour-intensive task, but technology can help. ScanR discovers GDPR Sensitive and Personal Data within all types of structured and unstructured documents.
2017 Report from Microsoft on Creating a Culture of Digital Transformation. Technology may be the driving force of digital transformation, but technology alone cannot solve all our problems.
OneDrive for Business is an integral aspect of Office 365 or Share Point. It provides a place in the cloud to store, share and sync work files. Update and share files from any device with OneDrive for Business, even work on Office documents with others at the same time.
There are many benefits a business can gain by moving to the cloud. These can be realised through the various different cloud models: private, hybrid or public. To highlight some of the key benefits, we’ve created an infographic of the Top 6 Reasons to Move to the Cloud.
Universities are racing to keep up with demand, seeing usage increase year on year. Students are driving the dramatic upsurge, but faculty are also responsible for their fair share of network demands.
Digital transformation has been creeping its way into more and more headlines over the past few years. As start-ups pop up on every corner, whilst the antiquated spectacularly implode, those in the middle are left wondering what the future holds and how to get there.
Frustrated by the rising costs of public cloud? Consider a hybrid cloud model and regain control of your IT. Hybrid cloud is leading the way in enterprise due to the balance it affords a business to work towards its goals harmoniously.
Whether or not to move to cloud computing is still a consideration for many businesses. Not all workloads are suited for moving to a fully cloud-based system but most companies can begin the process in some way or another. However small a step you are able to make, there can be huge benefits in productivity.
A hyperconverged platform combines compute, storage and virtualisation, leveraging industry-leading servers from Nutanix, Dell, Lenovo, Cisco and more. The easy-to-manage application can deliver a complex infrastructure of virtualisation, storage, compute, network, management and data protection seamlessly.
Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced an expanded partnership with Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing and hyper-converged infrastructure, in which Veeam becomes the Premier Availability solution provider for Nutanix virtualised environments.
No doubt we’ve all had the alert pop up saying, ‘this document is not compatible with your version of Word/Excel/Powerpoint’. Wouldn’t it be nice to never have this frustrating issue again? With Office 365 Premium you never need to worry about compatibility again, with always-up-to-date software!
There is a new wave of enterprise firewall on the market, dubbed next-generation firewall (NGFW). A traditional firewall is usually defined as a device that is able to control the flow of traffic in and out of the network. These typically can only track traffic on layers 2-4. A NGFW can do far more than this. Although specific vendor offerings do differ, there are a selection of features which are generally seen as standard.
Finding a mutually convenient time to meet between a group of busy individuals can take as long as the meeting itself. Discover the easiest way to find time to meet across companies with the FindTime App from Microsoft. The Outlook add-in helps you coordinate schedules and agree meeting times with people outside your company.
There are a lot of misconceptions around what it really means to move a small or medium-sized business to the cloud. Most companies have decided they need the business agility and want the cost savings that come with this, but not all understand what it really means or entails.
With the release of iOS 9.3 earlier this year, Apple announced a number of education focussed tools to improve the management and productivity of iPads in school environments. This doesn’t negate the need for a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, or a Management Information System (MIS), but works in conjunction to put the devices in the hands of students and teachers.
Hearing more about the use of OneNote in the classroom? Need to extend your current use? Here is the perfect list for your next OneNote discovery. OneNote is one of the quiet hero applications in Education. On the face of it, OneNote is a great note taking and organisation tool, but when you get deeper you just can’t go past its feedback and collaboration capabilities.
M-Tech Systems offer IT services, IT solutions and IT support to SMB, enterprise and education clients of all shapes and sizes.
We operate all across the UK, with special focus on Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Essex and London.
We can work in any way that suits you, either on a per project basis, alongside your existing team to bring additional expertise, or as fully outsourced IT support, providing a service desk.