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Is the cloud really a silver bullet solution when it comes to IT Service and Security?

2018-11-28T17:47:13+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

We all know that organisations who have embraced the move to the cloud can put their feet up and never worry about IT service and security again, right?  Well, not quite.  All IT Managers need consistent proof that the virtual lights are green and that their data (and their budget) are not being attacked somewhere [...]

Windows 10 Upgrades – plan ahead for a smooth transition

2018-05-10T03:36:40+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

In an environment of increasing cyber-attacks, it is becoming more and more important for organisations to keep up to date with their operating systems security patching and software levels to increase protection. With the end of support for Windows 7 scheduled for 2020, transitioning to Windows 10 now means vendor support is maintained but  more importantly, [...]

Why Flash Alone Won’t Solve Your Storage Problems

2018-03-27T04:47:28+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Why Flash Alone Won’t Solve Your Storage Problems The lure of faster storage is unsurprisingly a big drawcard. It has the potential to reduce application bottlenecks, retrieve information faster, produce reports quicker. But, despite popular belief, going all-flash won’t be the magic trick that makes your storage problems disappear in a puff of smoke. The True [...]

Securing Your Most Precious Asset, Your Data

2018-05-02T04:56:24+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Protect, restore, recover – securing your most precious asset, your data Every two years, we create more data than in all of history combined. This incredible volume of information has so much value for businesses. Understanding not only how to use this data, but also how to protect it is essential if you want to ensure [...]

Taking the Guesswork Out of Capacity Planning

2018-05-02T04:56:07+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Is There a Way to Take Guesswork out of Your Capacity Planning? From small businesses to major corporations, planning capacity is a common preoccupation for those working in IT. Predict too high a demand, and you may end up paying way more than is needed, but under-estimating may cost more in lost productivity and acquisitions that [...]

mcr wins ScienceLogic innovation award for 2017

2017-11-16T00:52:52+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

In recognition of mcr’s ongoing innovation across their best of breed monitoring tool, ScienceLogic has presented mcr with the innovation award for 2017. As a managed services provider, flexibility in toolsets is critical. ScienceLogic is a pivotal tool for analysis of trends and preventative maintenance recommendations. Using the ScienceLogic platform, mcr has customised service models to [...]

When You’re Managing Financial Futures, How Secure is Secure Enough?

2017-10-30T02:45:12+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

It is enough to send shockwaves rippling through businesses. There had already been a growing awareness, but 2017 is the year that terms like ransomware and cyber-crime went mainstream. Headlines about high-profile targets, such as Britain’s National Health Service and Germany’s Deutsche Bahn, were hard to miss. And now, there are reports athat Bugs Bunny is [...]

Accounting in the Digital Era: Are You Ready?

2017-10-19T10:15:47+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Given the changes in markets from banking to hotels and from publishing to retail, accountants have been guiding their clients through the most challenging business climate in decades. Yet just as taxi firms and shopkeepers can be blindsided by fast-emerging online businesses, so accountancy practices are not immune to a new breed of competition. While you’re [...]

Getting Past the Sales Pitch When Selecting a Managed Services Provider

2017-09-22T03:29:09+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Selecting a Managed Services Provider (MSP) often begins and ends with great sales pitch. A utopian image is created, and of course references are offered up to show you just how great they really are. So your confidence and trust is placed on a pedestal and the promise of this utopian IT paradise is now a [...]