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02 May 2024 | By Jesse Brett

Embracing the AI Revolution with Microsoft 365 Copilot

Copilot offers significant productivity gains, but before embracing the AI Revolution, businesses must lay a secure foundation for optimal use.

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19 June 2023 | By Shaun Farrow

The power of policy in information security

Human behaviour can be your greatest strength when it comes to securing your data. With that in mind, it’s vital to go back to basics and develop a company culture of cyber awareness. Here’s how…

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25 May 2023 | By Dan Thomas

The age of artificial intelligence

Once confined to science fiction, the AI boom is well underway. Now, generative AI seems to be everywhere. What’s clear is that it’s here to stay — but what does this mean in practice?

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11 April 2023 | By Chris Thomas

The rise of XaaS: how ‘as a Service’ applications can protect your business

Moving from on-premise applications to XaaS can provide many benefits, especially when it comes to cyber security, and should be front of mind for any business. Here’s why…

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10 March 2023 | By Shaun Farrow

Managed XDR:
everything you need to know

In today’s threat landscape, it’s no longer enough to rely on preventative security controls. Now, these should be combined with reactive measures like Extended Detection and Response. Here’s why…

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06 February 2023 | By Shaun Farrow

A constant threat:
is your business ready?

In today’s threat landscape, a robust, layered security posture has never been so important. But while many businesses have some safeguards in place, can they be confident they’re protected?

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22 December 2022 | By Shaun Farrow

Cyber due diligence: the role of security in M&A activity

Today, with increasing regulatory, investor and customer requirements, it’s critical that an organisation’s cyber security posture is properly considered in potential acquisitions…

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24 October 2022 | By Paul Holland

Grow or go: navigating the technology speedbumps in the motor industry

The motor industry has always had an acquisitive nature, but the current consolidation of the marketplace is rapidly increasing. Here’s how technology can help your dealership thrive…

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31 August 2022 | By Dan Thomas

Towards sustainability: does being green need to cost the earth?

As a substantial proportion of a corporation’s carbon footprint may come from its IT infrastructure, technology has an important role to play in the climate crisis.

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29 July 2022 | By Scott Delahunty

Technology in practice: the case for digitisation in the modern law firm

In today’s highly competitive legal sector, every working minute needs to be more productive. Here’s how technology can help…

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02 May 2024 | By Jesse Brett

Embracing the AI Revolution with Microsoft 365 Copilot

Copilot offers significant productivity gains, but before embracing the AI Revolution, businesses must lay a secure foundation for optimal use.

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05 March 2024 | By Dan Thomas

Microsoft 365: the power of partnership

By choosing a partner who will provide expert support for the long term, businesses can realise the full potential of their Microsoft 365 investment.

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06 February 2024 | By Chris Thomas

PCI DSS v4.0: adapting to modern security threats

PCI DSS plays a pivotal role in safeguarding sensitive credit card information — is your business ready to meet the updated standard?

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16 January 2024 | By Sally Bailey

Team Talk: towards net zero

From growing our team to achieving ISO 14001 Environmental Management, 2023 has been a pivotal year for sustainability at Bistech.

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12 December 2023 | By Chris Thomas

FTTP vs Ethernet: which technology is right for your business?

In today’s digital landscape, the cloud is only as strong as the connectivity that underpins it. So how do you choose which option is best in the post-copper age?

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24 October 2023 | By Shaun Farrow

Defending your data: an endless game of cat and mouse

MFA fatigue, AiTM phishing, data extortion — cyber threats are on the rise and evolving daily. How can your business protect itself in this ever-changing landscape?

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14 September 2023 | By Shaun Farrow

The weakest link: managing supply chain risk

Supply chain attacks are on the rise, increasing by 633% between 2021 and 2022. Protecting against this form of threat can be a significant challenge — here’s how to stay one step ahead…

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17 August 2023 | By Chris Thomas

Next-level business communications with Microsoft Teams and 8×8

Microsoft Teams is being adopted rapidly around the world due to its communication and collaboration benefits — but some businesses are enhancing this by integrating 8×8’s voice features. Here’s why…

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13 July 2023 | By Chris Thomas

Five key considerations for choosing the right UC platform

Effective communication is vital for success in today’s business landscape, with UC an essential tool in the modern workplace. But how do you know which platform is right for your organisation?

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04 July 2023 | By James Hernon

Digital Britain: the final countdown

Ready or not, the PSTN switch-off is on track for 2025, with the stop-sell of copper services virtually upon us. It’s time to act now to avoid a last-minute panic and ensure a smooth transition.

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19 June 2023 | By Shaun Farrow

The power of policy in information security

Human behaviour can be your greatest strength when it comes to securing your data. With that in mind, it’s vital to go back to basics and develop a company culture of cyber awareness. Here’s how…

Read more

25 May 2023 | By Dan Thomas

The age of artificial intelligence

Once confined to science fiction, the AI boom is well underway. Now, generative AI seems to be everywhere. What’s clear is that it’s here to stay — but what does this mean in practice?

Read more

11 April 2023 | By Chris Thomas

The rise of XaaS: how ‘as a Service’ applications can protect your business

Moving from on-premise applications to XaaS can provide many benefits, especially when it comes to cyber security, and should be front of mind for any business. Here’s why…

Read more

10 March 2023 | By Shaun Farrow

Managed XDR:
everything you need to know

In today’s threat landscape, it’s no longer enough to rely on preventative security controls. Now, these should be combined with reactive measures like Extended Detection and Response. Here’s why…

Read more

06 February 2023 | By Shaun Farrow

A constant threat:
is your business ready?

In today’s threat landscape, a robust, layered security posture has never been so important. But while many businesses have some safeguards in place, can they be confident they’re protected?

Read more

22 December 2022 | By Shaun Farrow

Cyber due diligence: the role of security in M&A activity

Today, with increasing regulatory, investor and customer requirements, it’s critical that an organisation’s cyber security posture is properly considered in potential acquisitions…

Read more

24 October 2022 | By Paul Holland

Grow or go: navigating the technology speedbumps in the motor industry

The motor industry has always had an acquisitive nature, but the current consolidation of the marketplace is rapidly increasing. Here’s how technology can help your dealership thrive…

Read more

31 August 2022 | By Dan Thomas

Towards sustainability: does being green need to cost the earth?

As a substantial proportion of a corporation’s carbon footprint may come from its IT infrastructure, technology has an important role to play in the climate crisis.

Read more

29 July 2022 | By Scott Delahunty

Technology in practice: the case for digitisation in the modern law firm

In today’s highly competitive legal sector, every working minute needs to be more productive. Here’s how technology can help…

Read more

30 June 2022 | By Shaun Farrow

Not up to patch? Why vulnerability management is critical to your ‘defence-in-depth’ strategy

60% of breaches are linked to a known vulnerability where a patch is available but not applied. With threat actors increasingly relying on delayed patching, here’s how to stay one step ahead.

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27 May 2022 | By Chris Thomas

SD-WAN: network essentials for the cloud-first business

The traditional WAN wasn’t designed for the way our cloud-centric world consumes features and applications. So, how should you connect your data and applications?

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21 April 2022 | By Shaun Farrow

What is the human firewall and how can it protect your business?

90% of breaches could be prevented by creating a human firewall — here’s how your employees could become your greatest cyber security asset…

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25 February 2022 | By Richard Holbrook

A heightened threat: six steps to bolster your cyber defences

As the Russia – Ukraine conflict unfolds, it’s wise to ensure your cyber security strategy is at full strength.

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01 February 2022 | By Jesse Brett

Microsoft’s licencing changes and what they mean for your business

If your IT estate includes Microsoft licencing, it’s essential that you’re aware of these changes and the impact they’ll have on the way you purchase and manage your licencing products.

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24 January 2022 | By Dan Thomas

Cyber Essentials overhaul: what you need to know

As of today, a number of significant changes are being introduced to the government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme to take into consideration the impact of the pandemic on modern working practices.

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14 December 2021 | By Dan Thomas

Should I be protecting my data in Microsoft 365?

Microsoft’s cloud has experienced rapid adoption over the last few years, but despite its popularity, there’s some confusion about its built-in data protection capabilities.

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08 October 2021 | By Shaun Farrow

The defender’s dilemma: why IT teams must move beyond antivirus

With a 62% increase in global ransomware attacks alone since 2019, securing your business has never been so important.

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20 September 2021 | By Ashley Payne

SASE comes of age: how to protect your business in a shifting IT landscape

Safeguarding your customers, employees and mission-critical data is paramount in an ever-changing world, and this is exactly where a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) approach comes in.

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02 August 2021 | By Dan Thomas

EA vs CSP: which is right for your business?

For large businesses, EA has been the established way to purchase Microsoft subscription licencing. But with the continued global uncertainty, does CSP better meet the needs of our changing world?

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08 July 2021 | By Richard Holbrook

Video call fatigue: maximising productivity in the hybrid working world

While we navigate this new hybrid way of working, there are considerations that need to be made. And although technology may have created this current challenge, it can also help overcome it.

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17 May 2021 | By Jesse Brett

From technology leaders to business leaders: how to evolve your IT team

The role of the IT team has significantly shifted. While once it was more about ‘keeping the lights on’, IT teams now find themselves at the forefront of driving innovation.

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25 March 2021 | By Richard Holbrook

Hybrid working: is it the right strategy for you?

Combining the structure and sociability of the office with the flexibility and focus of remote working, a hybrid approach potentially offers the best of both worlds.

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23 February 2021 | By Richard Holbrook

Three ways an IT assessment can help optimise your business

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. So, when it comes to truly understanding the strengths and vulnerabilities of your current IT setup, its timely, detailed, and accurate analysis is essential.

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11 February 2021 | By Adam Pretty

Secure remote working: how to futureproof your architecture practice

Traditionally heavily reliant on office presence, many firms have recently been under increasing pressure to offer greater flexibility to facilitate a better work-life balance.

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01 January 2021 | By Chris Thomas

A cyber pandemic is here: how to protect your business

Challenges have arisen as a result of the quick and widespread adoption of remote working — something many are referring to as a cyber pandemic.

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17 December 2020 | By Ashley Payne

Three key business challenges that IT can help you solve

IT today needs to offer the agility, scalability and resilience for businesses to both survive and thrive. And for almost every firm, this will involve cloud technologies.

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29 October 2020 | By Jesse Brett

Five ways Azure Virtual Desktop could benefit your business

Over the first quarter of 2020, the use of AVD tripled with businesses deploying virtual desktops to enable secure remote working. But is it right for your business long term?

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01 September 2020 | By Richard Holbrook

Unified Communications: the key to prospering post-pandemic

With many businesses choosing to continue with flexible working for the foreseeable future, a cloud-first approach that focuses on enhancing both user and customer experience is key.

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28 July 2020 | By Dan Thomas

Safeguarding your data: why businesses are backing up the cloud

Productivity solutions such as Microsoft 365 bring game-changing efficiencies, as well as supporting flexible working. But in the race to adoption, it’s important to consider something else. Data.

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29 June 2020 | By Richard Holbrook

Securing your business in an evolving IT landscape

As restrictions begin to lift, companies are considering their next steps — and with the rise in coronavirus-related cyber crime, securing your business has never been more important.

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13 May 2020 | By Richard Holbrook

Life beyond lockdown: four next steps to move your business forward

As we look ahead to emerging from lockdown, it is now crucial to assess how well your business has adapted and determine how best to meet business demands moving forward. So, what are the next steps?

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01 April 2020 | By Chris Thomas

Protecting your business from phishing during the Covid-19 pandemic

In these unprecedented times as the world is coming together to battle a crisis, cyber criminals have been quick to capitalise on the change in normal working environments.

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03 March 2020 | By Richard Holbrook

Covid-19: changing the way we work

Since the onset of Covid-19, businesses around the globe have taken precautionary measures to prevent further spread of the infection. This has led to an unprecedented rise in homeworking.

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05 December 2019 | By Ashley Payne

‘Digital Britain’ and a full fibre future

For the UK to compete in a cloud-first global economy, we need a communications infrastructure that delivers high speed fixed and mobile connectivity – everywhere.

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13 November 2019 | By Jesse Brett

What is Azure Virtual Desktop and how can it help my business?

Many businesses already use a virtualised desktop solution to address specific needs such as compliance or flexible working. So, what makes AVD different?

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11 July 2019 | By Andy Allison

Why identity should be at the heart of your security strategy

Business leaders are challenging their approach to security and realigning it for the digital age. Identity is the logical place to start.

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07 October 2016 | By Chris Thomas

MPLS vs VPLS: which technology is right for your business?

While MPLS networks have been the established private network of choice for some time, increasingly we see network providers recommend VPLS as a “better” alternative. So, what’s the real difference?

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