Archive for the Cloud Computing Category

Moving your business into the cloud with Office 365 – Part 4

Part 4 – Document storage and collaboration. Continuing our series, we are going to look at how to take advantage of SharePoint Online within Office 365 to improve your business. SharePoint is an easily configurable website service …

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Moving your business into the cloud with Office 365 – Part 3

Part 3 – Automate for efficiency and productivity. In this edition, we are going to take a look at a fantastic tool recently introduced into the Microsoft Office 365 suite called Microsoft Flow. This is an incredibly powerful tool, used to build automated workflows in your business …

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Moving your business into the cloud with Office 365 – Part 2

Part 2 – Team Collaboration. In this edition, we are going to begin to look at how you can use Office 365 tools to improve your operational efficiency by using some of the collaborative tools within the suite …

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Moving your business into the cloud with Office 365 – Part 1

Part 1 – Busting the Myths. There’s no question that moving your business IT into the cloud, at least at some level, potentially has huge benefits such as lower costs, flexible mobile working, collaborative working, improved scalability, business …

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Microsoft Announces UK Specific Data Centres

Stay Creative, Productive and Data Safe in the UK Operating your IT solution from a cloud infrastructure has just become more British. Microsoft Cloud now operates Azure and Office 365 from UK located data centres, allowing organisations with UK specific compliance and policy requirements to retain their

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Where Is Your Data Safe?

We are often asked the question, ‘Is my data safe in the cloud’? Well unless your data is on a device that has no communications interface and the device itself cannot be stolen, then the cloud is safer than any security measures you can support locally, with

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Azure and SME – Growing Business Everywhere

Is it a colour, or a stretch of pure sandy beach? Fortunately, it’s neither. Microsoft’s Azure has been created to provide a simple to use, highly scalable SME technology services platform. Over the past couple of years Office 365 has demonstrated that small and medium businesses have

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Microsoft promises to use cloud power for good

With all the stories of tax-dodging and data breaches, it’s rare to hear anything positive about the world’s biggest companies in the media these days. Microsoft appears to be doing its best to restore the balance, however. The Redmond firm recently announced plans to put its epic

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Top 5 Myths about Office 365 Dispelled

Most companies would like to benefit from the business agility and cost savings that result from a move to the cloud. But with the bewildering amount of contradictory information floating around on the Internet, there is always room for confusion. Take Microsoft Office 365, for example. Many

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Cyber criminals increasingly targeting cloud services

More people than ever are now storing documents in the cloud, so cyber criminals are now targeting these services to nab people’s credentials, according to security specialists Proofpoint. The most common email-related threat Proofpoint detects are phishing scams to steal information from Google Apps, which are particularly

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