The help4IT Blog

How one organisation saved a fortune with smart logistics IT systems

Posted by Mel Patel on 21-Sep-2016 09:45:00

Supply chain management is critical to a business’ success. Whether getting produce from farm to fork, home essentials from factory to supermarket shelf or business hardware from manufacturer to office, every step of the logistics process needs to be managed smoothly and effectively, with failures at any stage having the potential to become extremely costly to a business.

In this age of digital technology more and more we are seeing companies managing their supply chain through ‘smart logistics IT systems’ – applying innovations in software and cloud-computing to meet the demands of ever more complex logistical needs. Bringing new levels of efficiency to their processes to make considerable savings within the organisation.
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3 things to consider before migrating to Office 365

Posted by Mel Patel on 14-Sep-2016 10:30:00

There are a lot of reasons for a business to migrate to Office 365. From its broad suite of applications and versatility to some well-established cost and productivity benefits. Enough reason to convince tens of millions of monthly subscribers that the service will benefit their organisation.

And, while the benefits of migrating your familiar IT services to a cloud-based version are clear enough, there are considerations you need to explore before deciding that Office 365 is the best choice. There’s no doubt that it’s a good system – but is it the right system for you?

Here we list a few things you might wish to consider before you migrate your business services over to 365.

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help4IT shortlisted for SMB Reseller of the Year Award

Posted by Mel Patel on 06-Sep-2016 13:28:37

help4IT, a London based independent supplier of IT support & services, announced today that it has been named as a finalist in the SMB Reseller of the Year category at the CRN Channel Awards 2016.

The awards recognise the achievements of those individuals and teams that are responsible for making the IT channel one of the core areas of the UK economy, and are highly respected throughout the industry. The SMB Reseller category recognises IT service providers who lead the way in providing expert support & advice to small & medium-sized businesses.

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BYOD: Issues and risks that you must consider

Posted by Mel Patel on 31-Aug-2016 10:30:00

Trends towards flexible working and the proliferation of personal devices has seen an increase towards the adoption, in part or whole, of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. A report by Gartner from back 2013 predicted that BYOD would be implemented across 50% of organisations by 2017. It's a figure already surpassed, with over 70% uptake in the policy.

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3 challenges that come with the connected learning model

Posted by Mustafa Suleman on 24-Aug-2016 10:31:00

Connected learning is a model for education based very much around the demands of a digital world. A way of delivering learning so that it remains relevant to the world around us, adaptable to evolving technologies and engaging to the individual. A model rooted, in the words of Educause:

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Boosting productivity with Office 365

Posted by Mel Patel on 17-Aug-2016 10:30:00

There’s no doubting that Office 365 has been a huge commercial success story for Microsoft. It boasts almost 50 million users per month and, according to Microsoft’s Kevin Turner, is a service used by upwards of 80% of Fortune 500 companies. Clearly, there are significant swathes of the global business community convinced by the merits of the product. Key to this prolific take-up is the benefits that the system can deliver when it comes to productivity.

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4 ways schools can more accurately budget for IT services

Posted by Mel Patel on 10-Aug-2016 09:30:00

As we’ve discussed before on this blog, the demand for schools to have a robust, secure and effective IT service is ever increasing. For one thing, an IT service that provides efficient communication networks, internally and externally. But also, more crucially, to deliver fast, effective online access that is geared above all else towards learning and driving the curriculum.

This means providing access that’s safe and secure for users. And, in an environment of increasingly ubiquitous computing, ensuring that web access is filtered towards appropriate materials across all manner of devices.

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Topics: schools

Too many options? 5 steps to identify the best IT solution for your ‘connected school’

Posted by Mustafa Suleman on 03-Aug-2016 09:30:00

One of the many challenges a school faces in today’s environment is the constant need to keep pace with rapid changes in technology. While scrutiny exists on what pupils’ learn, pressure also exists on how they learn. Increasingly schools are attuning to the notion that the technology in the classroom and the school itself needs to be reflective of the wider world in which pupils, their parents and the teachers exist.

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Topics: schools

5 Common Misconceptions About the Next Generation Of tech-savvy students

Posted by Mel Patel on 27-Jul-2016 11:49:00


The reality of generational differences is nothing new. As early as 425BC Socrates was exasperated at young people’s bad manners; and teenagers have always been convinced their parents don’t understand them.

With the widely held belief that the youth of today are incredibly clued up about technology, yet over-confident and lacking respect, we decided to take a look at some common misconceptions surrounding this ‘net-generation’.

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Bless you! 5 Steps to Avoid Virus Threats and Malware Exposure

Posted by Mel Patel on 20-Jul-2016 10:39:00

You don’t need a doctor to tell you the common cold is a nuisance, but that flu can knock you out of the game for weeks. Yet most of us don’t realise the same applies to computer viruses: some bugs cause little harm and are easily cleared up, others run amok and can bring everything crashing down with potentially fatal results.

So how can you inoculate your computer or network against such attacks? This 5-step guide shows how a little knowledge and foresight goes a long way.

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