Any small business today, whether they are aware of it or not, needs information technology to help their business grow. Therefore, IT departments are now being asked to perform more complicated tasks that go beyond just installing new hardware. For some companies who cannot afford a dedicated department yet, outsourced managed IT support is a great option. IT support from an outsourced company can provide as much support as an in-house IT department at a fraction of the cost.
Is your organisation making use of all Microsoft Teams’ features and abilities? Our Small Businesses Microsoft Teams Training Program ensures that your users can get the most from Microsoft Teams. If you’ve started using Microsoft Teams more often and are worried if your users are getting the full benefits of this powerful application, we can help.
Microsoft announced it will officially end support for Windows Server 2012 on October 10, 2023. If your business runs on Windows Server 2012, it’s best to plan and prepare now. Although October 2023 seems far away, now is the time to plan your move from Windows Server 2012 as the upgrade can take up to a year. With the current supply shortages of hardware, price changes, and other factors, it’s best to prepare now and figure out your technology plan.
Microsoft has been working hard to make Teams the best collaboration solution for small businesses. Here's a round up of some of the best new features to check out this summer.
Microsoft’s Landscape and Attitudes study — a collaboration with Analysys Mason — released at their annual Inspire conference last week was based on an in-depth look at 3,000 small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in ten countries around the world. This blog article discusses the key findings and how Microsoft can help SMBs thrive in the new digital economy.
In many small businesses, IT Support is a tricky area. It’s complex, costly, and impossible to ignore. It needs continual vigilance and good oversight to make sure it functions well. It's challenging for an IT consultant (one man band) to look after a growing small business. It's an unrealistic proposition to expect them to successfully stay on top of all aspects of technology. Here are five tell-tale signs it’s time to change tack.
Changing IT service providers used to be a nightmare, and best avoided. Erosion of time, unforeseen costs, and the potential for business disruption were all major concerns. But not so anymore. With advances in technology, the entire move can be done seamlessly and hassle-free. All you need is a little planning, and your switch can be painless.
Have you got a stockpile of old equipment that’s collecting dust and occupying valuable office space? FOS.net’s strategic partnership with N2S offers a specialist IT recovery, reuse, or recycling service which includes a secure collection of your technology assets and certified data wiping and recycling.
Ransomware is continuously evolving. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict exactly when a cyber-attack might occur, but it is vital you remain prepared. What many small businesses do not realise is that there are some simple steps that can be taken to reduce their attack landscape.
In recent times cloud-based VoIP phones have proved themselves to be an invaluable tool, allowing businesses to use full-featured phone systems from anywhere. However, many VoIP phone systems are not integrated with cloud platforms such as 365 as well as other applications commonly used for professional workflows.
What many small businesses do not realise is that there are plenty of free 365 training courses available online or via YouTube. In the following article, I have put together a list of my favourite resources.
Most SMBs never configure a retention policy, or indeed, they are not even aware of the retention capabilities in Microsoft 365. In general, Information Governance is one of those areas that simply does not get the attention that it deserves, especially in the small business market.