It's been an eventful first few months of 2017 for all of us at Novosco - literally! A whole range of events, across the UK & Ireland, maybe we've seen you at some of them, if not then we hope to see you at some in the future!
Our security mantra is “Prevent, detect, respond”, but if we’re honest, the main focus should really be on preventing cyber attacks first and foremost.
The first important point is that detection has now become a form of prevention and a significant rethink is required to really stay on top of security. The current onslaught of ransomware and malware has proven that signature-based antivirus and next generation firewalls do not offer as much protection as might be hoped.
With our acquisition of NetDef last year, Novosco now has an additional team of security experts in house. Cloud security is of vital importance so in our blogs over the coming months we’ll start looking at security in more detail and what it means for your business.
If you’re planning to be at Cloud Expo Europe next month, you can catch Dave Beesley discussing these issues – more details here
Recently there have been some very public and serious security breaches, putting cybersecurity on the front pages. Cybercrime is big news for organisations of all shapes and sizes in every sector, so every manager and board member has reason to want to understand how their organisation is protected. However, it can seem like a labyrinth of complex jargon and technical terminology to those not already initiated into the world of network infrastructure and IT. So, we've put together a quick guide on what you need to know.
Have you been using the same old phone system for years now, without thinking too much about it?
Hey, it works, so what’s wrong with that?! Well stop and think about it for a minute… does it really work in a way that is most cost effective for your business?
You’ve probably been tied into an ISDN contract for years with your current phone provider. Maybe you’ve got your own PBX, and you’re also managing your own telephony infrastructure, which can be expensive and time consuming to maintain and operate.
Well now is the time to think about making a change that is better for your business and could save you money and increase efficiency.
Microsoft Office 365 is arguably one of the most powerful tools you can equip your business or organisation with right now; when it comes to the enterprise IT environment, it’s state-of-the-art; giving your business the tools it needs to lead the way in terms of productivity, efficiency, security and practicality.
But why would you make the move to Office 365 when what you have works?
It’s that time of year when you are starting to formulate plans and think about how you’re going to grow and develop your business in the coming year and beyond.
Migrating your IT solutions and applications to the cloud may help you achieve your business goals. But with such a range of cloud options and a wide variety of managed service providers, it’s important that you take time and consider your options before leaping forward.
The move to the cloud is inevitable – that much we know. All the experts agree, even if their figures vary somewhat. The question is – is it possible to move to the cloud too fast?
Software as a Service (SaaS) is here to stay.
Thanks to SaaS you can dismantle your expensive, power-hungry, on premise infrastructure, your finance department can wave goodbye to the need for periodic huge capital spends and your supply chain will get much, much simpler.
The whole world is rushing to the cloud … or are they?
Is this really a revolution or is it a gradual evolution? We’d argue the latter, and one where cautious movers will do very well.
Public cloud is the future, but don’t take our word for it… Gartner predicted that the worldwide public cloud services market would grow by 16.5% in 2016 alone,while IDC forecast a 19.4% compound annual growth rate from nearly $70 billion in 2015 to more than $141 billion in 2019.
As acronyms go, ‘as a service’ (aaS) has to be the best one the IT industry has ever come up with. At the last count, we had 16 ‘aaS’ versions on our list.
Of all of them, it’s XaaS – ‘everything’ or ‘anything’ as a service – that best shows how invasive cloud computing has become.
Unified communications (UC) is here to stay – tying together all manner of platforms and products such as telephony, conferencing, messaging, presence & IM, communications-enabled applications and productivity tools, most notably Microsoft Office.