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Not All Clouds are Equal – Private vs Public Cloud for Voice

The days of having a desk phone are slowly dying. As the world embraces digital transformation, IP Voice is at the forefront when it comes to critical applications. Voice has always been a minefield, and while Cloud adoption is generally beneficial, it’s not a one size fits all solution. Inaccurate or ill-fitted solutions can result…

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Teams updated as Microsoft makes move from Skype

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Teams updated as Microsoft makes move from Skype Microsoft Teams is fast becoming an all-in-one collaboration kit and this week received updates that were previously exclusive to Skype for Business. While both Teams and Skype are Microsoft products, functionality differences have caused businesses to typically choose one over the other. This will no longer be a consideration of Teams…

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Don’t do Anything on the Cloud Until You’ve Read This – Part 2 – Assessment

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Don’t do Anything on the Cloud until You’ve Read This – Part 2 – Assessment Following on from Part 1, which focused on ‘discovery’, we will now look at ‘assessment’ as the next stage in cloud adoption.  Assessment begins by looking at the applications and their current state through the lens of the 6 R’s (Retired, Retain, Replatform, Rehost,…

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You’ll Work 35% of Your Life: An MSPs Guide to Wellbeing

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You’ll Work 35% of Your Life: An MSPs Guide to Wellbeing  The average UK worker will spend 92,120 hours working over their lifetime (with mean age 18-67). Using a 76-year lifespan, this means that 35% of your waking life is spent at work. That 35% can either be spent on something you didn’t enjoy, or on something that has brought you joy, reward and…

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A Year of Retail: The Lessons Learned from 2018

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A Year of Retail: The Lessons Learned from 2018 It’s no secret that 2018 was a difficult year for retail. Toys R Us led the demise, closing 735 stores worldwide, this negative trend continued with Maplin and Poundworld going into administration and Mothercare falling into Company Voluntary Arrangements. It was a potpourri of social-politics, financial…

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How Office 365 Can Skyrocket Your NFP Performance

How Office 365 Can Skyrocket Your NFP Performance I feel privileged to have worked in the front line of both a not-for-profit (NFP) organisation and an IT provider. My ten years with Guide Dogs for the Blind Association allowed me to understand the unique challenges and demands of NFP organisations. On my first day, I…

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Building a Sustainable Future with Digital Transformation

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Building a Sustainable Future with Digital Transformation This is a turbulent time for our planet, and it’s highly possible the future of our species, and many others, will be decided by our actions over the next half century. It’s important we’re taking every initiative to be environmentally conscious, and this vital call-to-action must be shared…

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3 Tips to Flawless Business Continuity this Winter

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3 Tips to Flawless Business Continuity this Winter At its best, the winter brings snow-topped trees and rolling white hills primed for sledging, at its worst, well… look no further than this picture: The winter season can be detrimental for business. This is why there’s no Silicon Valley in Siberia and why there’s no Fortune…

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Find Purpose in Work: How to Make 2019 YOUR Year

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Find Purpose in Work: How to Make 2019 YOUR Year “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.” Maya Angelou Let’s get real, for many people, getting out of bed is a success story in itself. There’s a reason The Cure sing ‘Friday I’m in Love’. But it doesn’t…

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