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Useful Cheat Sheets for Network Engineers

RJ-45 Cheat Sheets for Network Engineers

Those who work or study network or communications infrastructure will know how difficult it is to remember all the details of all the versions of all the technologies. Fortunately, over at community site Packet Life, they have produced cheat-sheets covering everything from point to point protocols, VOIP, MPLS, to physical terminations. Whether you need to […]

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Compare Office 365 Pricing: Making the Most of your investment

Getting to know Office 365 pricing

Office 365 pricing is competitive and the first choice for organisations that need a cloud-based suite of productivity and collaboration applications. Office 365 Pricing: Of course I’m someone who uses this suite in the office, and almost everywhere in fact. I’m not at all surprised to see so many other organisations choosing Office 365, even if […]

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Is your IT & Networking infrastructure ‘hygge’?

Serviceteam IT logo styled as knitted jumper

I’m sure many of you have noticed the Danish lifestyle trend of hygge, which has slowly crept into our shared consciousness this winter. While there is no direct translation into English, hygge is generally thought to refer to a particular sense of coziness tinged by nostalgia and comfort. Think sheepskin gloves, wood-fires, knitted jumpers, fragrant fresh bread with pumpkin seeds. Whether or not this appeals to you, the collective public appears to […]

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As a business, this is the last thing you want to see.

Fibre Internet Leased Line

In the last few hours, thousands of businesses suffered a complete Internet outage. It transpired that the collapse of ISPs Fast.co.uk, firenet and 186k meant that businesses were completely cut off from their customers, at a crucially busy time. This is an image of the message they sent out to their customers: This advised customers to seek alternative […]

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Prepare for winter with Cloud Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

We can all agree that winter is almost here, given the weather in the UK this last week or so. Hats and gloves were out. I even had to listen to my daughter complain she was cold on the way to the Christmas Market in Birmingham. Obviously, she was not prepared for the cold, wearing […]

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Which Office 365 Plan is right for you? [Infographic]

What Office 365 Plan is right for you?

Office 365 Plans: We’ve already written extensively on why we recommend Office 365 over Google Apps. We’ve also written extensively on using OData, PowerShell or ActiveDirectory, to get the most out of Office 365 for you and your users. However, as there are so many different packages available, it can quite a puzzle to work out which Office […]

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Build a Cloud-First Strategy with this Gartner Checklist | HowTo

Cloud-first Strategy

The business case for cloud services is evolving from the initial fascination with cost saving to a growing recognition of the dramatic role that the cloud can play in supporting the transformation of business. More agile, innovative business models. The recent cloud market forecasts make it easy to see a fundamental shift in how businesses […]

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Beat Office 365 Price Increases | 5% Off

Beat Office 365 Price Rise

If you purchase new, or renew existing Office 365 licences, you can avoid Office 365 price increases. We will offer at least a 5% reduction on the current 2017 prices for 12 months. This offer includes Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business and the entire suite of Office 365. Office 365 price increases 22% I’m sorry […]

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Smart Network: Connect Cloud, Telephony, Sites & Internet with VLANs

Smart Network

A Smart Network allows you to use multiple services over a single connection, using secure VLANs to split the circuit. The benefit is the consolidation of voice, video, telephony, data and Internet services meaning you get a flatter, simpler, and easier-to-manage network. Smart Network Explainer Video How does it work? Why do you need multiple […]

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Restrict Access to Office 365 Exchange Online | HowTo | 2 of 2

Restrict Access to Office 365 Exchange Online PaRT 2

Part One | Part Two In Part One we learnt: Install and update Windows Server with Active Directory Federation Services version 2.0 (AD FS 2.0) with update Rollup 2, KB2681584. Set-up AD FS for Office 365 for Single Sign-On. To continue . . . Add five claim rules to the Active Directory Claims Provider trust. Use the following procedure to […]