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  • 11 Common IT Issues solved by Hosted Desktop (Part 1)
    11 Common IT Issues solved by Hosted Desktop (Part 1) Whether you run your own business, head an IT department or are a freelance consultant or contractor you will run into the same IT problems again and again. Hosted desktop can make your life a lot easier. We have drawn up a list of 11 common IT problems and how hosted desktop can step in and solve them. However, because hosted desktop is such ...
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  • Safe4, Mint Bridging and IT Farm Work Together on Cloud Migration Project
    Safe4, Mint Bridging and IT Farm Work Together on Cloud Migration Project Mint Bridging is currently the UK’s fastest growing specialist provider of short-term bridging and re-bridging loans. Based in Altrincham, Cheshire, they offer bridging finance on residential and commercial properties to non-owner-occupier borrowers. Formed in 2011, Mint Bridging brings more than 50 years’ experience to the...
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  • How the Cloud Will Help Solve Your GDPR Compliance Issues
    How the Cloud Will Help Solve Your GDPR Compliance Issues We work with a number of clients in the legal, accounting and financial sectors, all of which hold a wealth of sensitive information that will be subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Specifically, Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be: “processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the...
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  • Why the Public Sector is Moving to the Cloud
    Why the Public Sector is Moving to the Cloud G-Cloud 9 has shown government commitment to cloud services and James Stewart, Director of Technical Architecture and Head of Technology at the Government Digital Service, has talked about the move away from Public Services Network and encouraging departments to embrace the cloud. Why is the Public Sector making the move and what are the benefits? Digi...
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  • Why Accountants are Moving to the Cloud
    Why Accountants are Moving to the Cloud Cloud debate has largely been solved. Most businesses, especially SMEs, have some form of cloud service in place, whether it is cloud infrastructure or a cloud application. The cloud is now an integral part of businesses and mentality has shifted from hosting location to delivery and usability of applications. So what are the motivations for accountants mov...
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  • How to Ensure Your IT Is FCA Compliant
    Taking a fresh look at your data security will deliver real business benefits as well as keep you on the right side of the FCA It’s easy for financial firms to see IT security compliance as a thorn in the side. Regulations are becoming stricter every day, and fines for data security breaches are growing in parallel, to the extent that a major incident could put a smaller company out of business. ...
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  • 6 Reason to Move from Physical to Hosted Desktops
    6 Reason to Move from Physical to Hosted Desktops PCs are not dead yet, but the way we access information has changed significantly in recent history from PCs, to phones, to tablets. Our always online lives have made us used to accessing what we want whenever we want. This has translated over to business where the benefit of ‘virtual machines’ has become an excellent fit for employees who want mo...
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  • IT Farm Selected for UK Government's G-Cloud Framework
    IT Farm Selected for UK Government's G-Cloud Framework IT Farm, a Manchester based fully managed Cloud Service Provider, has been awarded supplier status on the G-Cloud 9 Framework, the Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) procurement framework for Cloud-based computer services, hosted via the Digital Marketplace. A place on the G-Cloud 9 supplier list enables IT Farm to supply the public sector with ...
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  • Tale of the Tape: Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop vs Microsoft RDS
    Tale of the Tape: Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop vs Microsoft RDS When considering a move to the cloud it is important to look at all the available options, whether looking at storage, software or a desktop solution. The latter will be our focus today. We are going to compare two desktop virtualisation solutions; Microsoft RDS and Citrix XenDesktop What is Microsoft RDS? Previously known as Terminal Ser...
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  • Crucial Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Hosted Desktop Provider
    Crucial Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Hosted Desktop Provider Are you currently looking for a Hosted Desktop provider? To find the right one you must ask the right questions. Asking the right questions will allow you to learn if the provider is a good fit for your company, and avoid committing yourself to a Hosted Desktop provider that isn’t going to meet your requirements. The questions bel...
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  • Using Security as a Driver to the Cloud, Rather Than a Barrier
    Using Security as a Driver to the Cloud, Rather Than a Barrier Cloud adoption has been on a huge upward trend the last few years, and this is set to continue into the future. One of the key driving forces behind this increase has been the acknowledgement that the cloud has the capability to enhance an organisation's IT security. In fact, it is now in the top 3 reasons for migrating to the cloud (b...
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  • 5 Ways Law Firms Can Improve Customer Service with Technology
    5 Ways Law Firms Can Improve Customer Service with Technology  These stats appear to show that law firms are lacking in customer service skills: Fewer than 10% of clients who call a law firm will actually get to speak to a lawyer. More than 40% of people who leave a voicemail or fill out a web form wait two or three days before they hear back. 11% of callers hang up within 10 seconds of calling a ...
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  • Safe4 Guest Blog - Advice for Securely Sending Sensitive Data
    Advice for Securely Sending Sensitive Data One of the major challenges facing businesses in 2017 is the need to share information with people and organisations outside their own IT domain – in other words, the outside world. Almost every organisation, whether private or public sector, has at some stage to share confidential documents with external recipients who do not have access to trusted inter...
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  • The Myths of the Cloud are Holding Businesses Back
    The Myths of the Cloud are Holding Businesses Back Despite the rapid adoption of cloud services and the many benefits they brings to businesses, there are still myths and misnomers about the dangers of storing data and running applications in the cloud. These misconceptions are particularly common in industries that deal with sensitive customer data (law firms, accountants etc.) and are spread thr...
  • What Are the Dangers of Using an Unsupported Operating System?
    What Are the Dangers of Using an Unsupported Operating System? 2017 is set to be the year that cybersecurity is finally taken more seriously by business’. The number of high profile attacks last year show that businesses should be doing all they can to protect themselves from attacks of this nature. A seemingly obvious and simple place to start is to ensure all software they use is up to date. How...
  • Effective Pricing Strategy for a Cloud Accountant
    Effective Pricing Strategy for a Cloud Accountant The cloud has given accountants the opportunity to change how things have always been done; they are adopting new processes and applications to automate compliance. These changes are making firms a lot more efficient and reducing the number of billable hours, which is great for the client but unsustainable for the firm. This, compounded with the fa...
  • Top Ten Tips on Finding Value in the Cloud
    Top Ten Tips on Finding Value in the Cloud  The days of investing £tens-of-thousands in overpriced IT infrastructure are long gone, and not before time. Instead, cloud technology is fast becoming the new normal. Now, when firms are starting up or when hardware’s nearing redundancy, it’s the cloud they’re turning to. SMEs, more than most, have lots to gain from the cloud because it levels the playi...
  • Hosted Desktop: Perfect for Growing Your Start-up or Small Business
    Hosted Desktop: Perfect for Growing Your Start-up or Small Business  2016 has been a bumper year for start ups in the UK. Over 80 new companies are being born every hour, totalling 1.2 million so far this year and accounting for 40% of all active businesses in the UK. Whatever their background and sector, the owners all have the same goal; rapid growth and a return on their investments. Hosted Des...
  • Easy IT Improvements to Increase Your Business' Productivity
    Easy IT Improvements to Increase Your Business' Productivity Small businesses are continually looking for ways to improve their IT efficiency. But before making investments in high end hardware, have a quick read of our low cost (or free) improvements to boost IT performance and employee productivity. Dual Monitors A dual monitor setup is exactly what it says on the tin, two screens operating from...
  • Your Security is only as Strong as its Weakest Link – Unfortunately that’s Probably Your Employees
    Your Security is only as Strong as its Weakest Link – Unfortunately that’s Probably Your Employees In our previous blog, we looked at the role human error played in email phishing scams and how teaching employees to identify the common signs of these emails is a simple way to reduce security breaches. This time we will be looking at human error and security in a wider context; what are the causes ...
  • Don’t Talk To Strangers (Or In This Case, Open Odd Emails from Them)
    Don’t Talk To Strangers (Or In This Case, Open Odd Emails from Them) Each year companies invest in new security technology and hardware, and devise more sophisticated ways to defend themselves from cybersecurity attacks. At the same time, the attackers themselves are investing in ways to circumnavigate these defences. While it is essential for companies to make these investments, the fact of the m...
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  • Server room horror stories: the true cost of bad IT in your business
    Either tackle bad IT practices head-on, or suffer the potentially crippling consequences... Whether you're a small business considering implementing an IT plan for the first time or a multinational rolling out a large IT project, the core issues remain the same – we all need reliable IT support from qualified professionals. If you don't, you risk the following... Don't Skimp on Security Cybercrime...
  • In House Vs. Cloud: What’s the Future of IT for legal firms?
    Modern legal firms need to ensure their technology supports their processes in every way - so what’s the future of technology in the legal sector? Running all your IT in-house: the old approach Until recently, most law firms have had to manage their own IT systems. This has either meant employing a team of technical experts or paying for expensive consultants. The reliance on computer hardware an...
  • Technophobe’s Guide to: User Access Rights and Permissions
    Your business has certain responsibilities to protect data – user rights management is one part of the solution. Your firm has certain obligations under the Data Protection Act and other industry-specific regulation, governing how customer data is used. Although many firms are aware of external threats, staff can also cause problems, deliberately or accidentally. One way to prevent problems is th...
  • The technophobe’s guide to: hosted technology
    The Cloud can make IT an asset, not a drain – here’s how. If you are looking to reduce IT costs and the time you spend trying to manage it, hosted technology could be just what you need. What is it? Essentially, hosted technology is computer software or services that are looked after by another company somewhere else. Normally all your data and software is stored at your company office, but using...
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