The help4IT Blog

Quick guide to finding a Linux solution for your business size

Posted by Mel Patel on 23-Nov-2016 10:02:00

As you’re probably aware, Linux is not a single, one-size-fits-all operating system. Rather it’s a multitude of different distributions, all of which run on the Linux Kernel, and all of which offer a whole range of different applications and solutions. And, while this allows the system to be flexibly tailored for various purposes, from a business-user standpoint, it’s important that you choose the solution most suited to your needs and the size of your operation.

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Cyber threats that you cannot ignore in 2017

Posted by Mel Patel on 16-Nov-2016 10:15:00

Cyber security risk assessment is an ongoing process. After all, cyber criminals don’t stand still; they tweak their methods, they become more sophisticated - and more inventive in finding ways to overcome the security barriers firms have in place.

Shrewd businesses constantly scan the horizon for new threats. They then modify their IT security measures to take into account these risks. So as the end of the current year fast approaches, now’s the time to take a look at the new and noteworthy risks that should be on your radar…
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What connected schools do differently?

Posted by Mustafa Suleman on 09-Nov-2016 10:18:00

Connected schools can empower students, enabling them to unlock individual learning experiences - and all within a safe environment.

All of this sounds ideal in principle - but what exactly does it look like in real life? What marks out a school as ‘connected? We take a look…

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Topics: schools

The 4 Best ways to improve your Linux desktop security

Posted by Mel Patel on 02-Nov-2016 10:15:00

You don’t have to search too far through the pages of Google to find historic articles, such as this one from 2010, aimed at highlighting how secure the Linux operating system is, in comparison to rival systems – in particular Windows. And while there’s a historic truth to the fact that Linux has been a safer platform, less susceptible to malware attacks, to believe that it’s a platform immune to breaches is to be lulled into a false sense of security.

Less susceptible, yes. Impervious, no.

However, there are some simple recommendations you can adopt to bring immediate peace of mind, and here are 4 of the best...

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Topics: Linux Support

4 scary stories of failed Office 365 migrations that will give you chills!

Posted by Mel Patel on 26-Oct-2016 10:15:00

In theory, moving from on-premise Exchange to the cloud-based Office 365 should be a straightforward process. But this assumes that you are going about in the right way. The fact is that all migration processes - whether they involve Office 365 or not - require planning, familiarity, a methodical approach (not to mention a cool head).

So what can possibly go wrong - and what wider headaches can this cause for a business? Here are some of the problems we have come across…
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Topics: Office 365

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