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The complete 8-step checklist for ensuring your Office 365 rollout was fully completed

Posted by Mel Patel on 19-Oct-2016 10:15:00

Migrating to any new system can be a major task and moving your enterprise to Office 365 is no exception. One of the advantages 365 will often have for organisations is its relative familiarity, helping the rollout to staff in terms of training and potential user resistance. Nevertheless, the process still needs to be carried through with diligence. And by following these simple steps, you can ensure that your rollout runs smoothly to full completion.

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Topics: Office 365

Is your logistics company wasting £thousands thanks to outdated tech?

Posted by Mustafa Suleman on 12-Oct-2016 10:31:00

When logistics providers were asked to predict the biggest challenges they expected to face in 2016, “Competitor Activity” came top. At the same time, when asked to list the biggest opportunities available, the possibility of taking away business from existing players also topped the poll.

This sums up the climate within the industry. Those companies whose outdated IT infrastructure means they are unable to meet customer expectations are faced with competitors all too willing to move in on their patch.
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How secure is your new Office 365 setup?

Posted by Mel Patel on 05-Oct-2016 09:45:00

Online security and data protection is something that all businesses should have high on the list of critical priorities. Particularly when you have moved some or all of your IT network to cloud-based applications such as Office 365.

That's not to say Office 365 is unsafe. As well as offering a vast range of well-documented benefits in terms of productivity and cost-efficiency, Microsoft’s range of cloud services can also boast top-end security functions for peace of mind.
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Topics: Office 365

5 reasons to run your logistics business on Linux

Posted by Mustafa Suleman on 28-Sep-2016 10:15:00

When considering the most appropriate operating system and the preferable basis for running your critical services, the starting point should always be the specific priorities of your business.

Within the logistics industry, research shows that the top priorities among decision makers tend to be “meeting customer expectations” (especially when it comes to transparency and order tracking), followed closely by “on-time delivery”.
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Topics: Linux Support

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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Topics: Linux Support

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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Topics: Office 365

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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Topics: Office 365