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Cloud migration top tips #getITrightfirsttime

Posted by Cloud Business on 13-Feb-2020 12:57:43

The benefits of cloud migration are well documented. UK cloud spending rates are set to rise 2.8% from 2019 to 2022, with 11.5% of IT spending being for cloud services by 2022, as more organisations reap the productivity, agility and financial benefits of cloud migration.


How to get buy in for cloud migration

Posted by Cloud Business on 06-Feb-2020 18:34:39

As an IT manager you know why migrating to the cloud is a good idea. But it can be difficult to convince senior business leaders that they should invest in cloud migration.


Artificial Intelligence in the workplace, how we’re all working smarter

Posted by Cloud Business on 30-Jan-2020 18:18:43

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming workplaces around the world, helping employees work smarter and improving their performance. But in many cases you’re probably not even aware that the tools you use deploy AI technology.


Did you miss the notification? Support for Windows 7 has ended

Posted by Cloud Business on 21-Jan-2020 18:52:53

Last Tuesday (14th January) was a momentous day in the computing world when support for Windows 7 ended. For most organisations this was old news, they had already enrolled in Microsoft 365 or upgraded to Windows 10.


Network Managers are in the firing line

Posted by Cloud Business on 17-Jan-2020 12:52:39

Are you a Network Manager? Do you sometimes feel like you’re facing a firing squad of threats and demands coming from all directions, not least the threat that should a breech occur the responsibility lies with you?


How to benchmark cloud migration service providers

Posted by Cloud Business on 18-Dec-2019 12:29:05

Comparing cloud migration providers is not easy. Not least because on the surface we all seem to do the same thing, deliver the same value and at a comparable price.


Do you need cloud support?

Posted by Cloud Business on 04-Dec-2019 12:57:04

Many organisations migrate to cloud solutions like Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint to reduce the cost of running on premise IT systems and servers.


Microsoft Intune integration makes BYOD more secure

Posted by Cloud Business on 18-Nov-2019 16:54:30

Microsoft Intune, the mobile device management (MDM) solution, has been a key enabler of the BYOD revolution for many organisations.


What is SharePoint? A Quick Introduction to Its Most Useful Features

Posted by Cloud Business on 26-Feb-2018 10:09:37

SharePoint is a server environment from Microsoft which makes collaborating on and sharing documents within an organisation much easier. This makes it an incredibly resourceful application when working on projects in groups.


How a complete company directory can make Office 365 even better

Posted by Cloud Business on 08-Nov-2017 15:33:52

Office 365 has played an enormous role in digital workplace transformation. It’s given you a more efficient IT setup, cut down the time you spend on admin, let your employees work remotely and protected you from the latest cyber threats. But a complete company directory can make it even better.


How to get started with Microsoft Azure

Posted by Cloud Business on 16-Oct-2017 12:17:44

Not sure how to get started with Microsoft Azure? Well good news, it can be easier than you think. By thinking about things like goals, security and budgets before you start using Azure, you can ensure you’ll get the most out of it. Here are several tips for getting started with this cloud platform.


How Digital Transformation is Changing the Workplace for the Better

Posted by Cloud Business on 10-Oct-2017 14:51:56

Last week, we held our Digital Productivity in the Workplace Seminar. There was a lot of great insight into how tools like Office 365 are changing the workplace for the better. 


What you didn’t know about Office 365

Posted by Cloud Business on 03-Oct-2017 14:51:34

You probably use it to send emails in Outlook and save dates in your Calendar. But did you know you can use other Office 365 apps to do so much more?


'Digital Productivity in the Workplace' Seminar

Posted by Cloud Business on 17-Jul-2017 10:29:24

Get bigger profits, happier customers and more productive employees.

We’re hosting a free breakfast seminar to help you experience the benefits of a digital workplace. The seminar takes place at the Harbour Hotel in Guildford on Thursday 5 October, from 8:30 - 11 a.m.

3 quick and easy ways for your business to go green

Posted by Cloud Business on 12-Jun-2017 12:19:02

With so many different products and services available at market, going green can make your business stand out. It has never been more important to separate yourself from the competition, and even if you're not the worlds most eco friendly company, small green changes to your business can help your bottom line and make a difference to the planet.

We understand that putting solar panels on your office roof (although very environmentally friendly!) may not be the easiest first step on your eco-friendly journey, that's why we've compiled 3 quick and easy ways for your business to go green:


DocuSign is now part of our Digital Productivity Portfolio

Posted by Cloud Business on 30-May-2017 11:29:21

Cloud Business is pleased to announce the addition of DocuSign - the global market leader in e-signature solutions to our cloud services portfolio.

As digital workplace experts, we specialise in helping our clients harness digital productivity within their working environments. DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management and eSignature services are proven to play a pivotal role in increasing productivity within the Digital Workplace, especially in an Office 365 user environment.

The Life Cycle of an Email Hack

Posted by Cloud Business on 27-Jan-2017 13:23:18

Everyone has witnessed the effects of an email hack, whether at work or at home. While your risk of being hacked may seem low, the threat to your company’s data is serious. Business email continues to be the primary security threat employers face-specifically, malicious email attachments, spear phishing and ransom ware. 


The lifecycle of Yammer users on your Office 365

Posted by Cloud Business on 19-Oct-2015 10:30:00

As an Office 365 administrator, you can activate and control the lifecycle of all of your yammer users on your tenant. You can control everything from the moment that user joins your company until the moment they leave you.


Two things you didn't know about Microsoft Azure

Posted by Cloud Business on 07-Aug-2015 11:00:00

Earlier this year Microsoft made some small but very important changes to Azure which you might have missed.


Quick Tip - Find users with specific email domain using PowerShell

Posted by Cloud Business on 19-Jun-2015 15:44:00


Do you ever find yourself needing to find users with a specific email domain in Exchange but find yourself battling the correct syntax with the filter command, or waiting ages for it to get through all your objects using the Where-Object command?


How to fix issue logging into Office Mobile on Android with ADFS 3.0

Posted by Cloud Business on 22-Apr-2015 13:13:00

There have been some issues identified using Office Mobile Apps on Android devices when using ADFS 3.0 which are caused by the fact that the Android apps don't support Server Name Indication (the ability to run multiple SSL certificates on a single IP address).


Quick Tip - Error Installing Exchange - "this user isn’t a member of the ‘Schema/Enterprise Admins’ groups."

Posted by Cloud Business on 10-Feb-2015 16:36:00

We have run into an issue several times at customers when preparing for a Microsoft Exchange installation, and thought it would be good to share!


SMBs using Gaming Tools for Innovation

Posted by Cloud Business on 22-Dec-2012 00:50:01
The Kinect

When Microsoft launched the Kinect as an addition for the Xbox 360, few would have predicted how successful the vocal recognition and motion tracking camera would be, not just for gaming, but beyond it as well. With the blessing of Microsoft, developers, researchers and companies have used the Kinect for a wide variety of purposes.

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