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Cloud Solutions and Cloud Services: How they Provide Added Capability, Lower Risk, and Reduced Costs
Cloud Solutions and Cloud Services: How they Provide Added Capability, Lower Risk, and Reduced Costs

The cloud is one of the biggest advancements in recent years, but it can be difficult to get your head round how cloud solutions and cloud services can benefit your business.

How Effective are Staff when Working Remotely and How Can Technology Enhance Their Productivity?
How Effective are Staff when Working Remotely and How Can Technology Enhance Their Productivity?

The business landscape is changing. With advances in technology, more and more businesses are allowing their staff to work remotely. There are many benefits to this however, there are also challenges that come with remote working.

How Can Technology Improve Business Communication and Collaboration?
How Can Technology Improve Business Communication and Collaboration?

Communication and collaboration are two of the most important aspects of any business. If you can't communicate effectively with your colleagues, clients, and partners, then your business will suffer.

VoIP Phone Systems in Edinburgh: Who Should you Choose?
VoIP Phone Systems in Edinburgh: Who Should you Choose?

You should choose a system that will be compatible with your current devices and infrastructure. While most VoIP providers offer compatibility with major operating systems and devices, it’s always best to check beforehand.

7 Ways to Maximise Cloud Solutions for Your Small Business
7 Ways to Maximise Cloud Solutions for Your Small Business
What is a VoIP Phone System and Should I get it for my Business?
What is a VoIP Phone System and Should I get it for my Business?

Quite simply, VOIP is a way of carrying voice conversations over the internet. In other words, it has exactly the same purpose as your fixed line telephone. However, unlike your telephone, it doesn't rely on a vast array of telecommunications infrastructure to accomplish its goal (the task of allowing you to speak to another human being, instantaneously, from another part of the planet).

Your Guide to Microsoft Teams Guest Access
Your Guide to Microsoft Teams Guest Access
Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery

Backup and disaster recovery planning is, unfortunately, one of those things that too many companies pay lip service to.  It is time-consuming, it needs to be regularly reviewed and updated, it should be tested periodically and it doesn’t appear to add anything to the profitability of the business. This is all true until something goes wrong.  At that point having a disaster recovery plan can make the difference between rolling up your shirt sleeves and sorting things out as quickly and efficiently as possible or realising that you may never be able to recover at all.  If you have worked in the business world for any length of time it is likely that you can think of at least one example of a company that found itself in difficulties that were compounded by the lack of a recovery plan.  It isn’t uncommon to see companies focused on the day-to-day challenges and not paying too much attention to “what ifs”.

3 Productivity Advantages of Using a Cloud Server
3 Productivity Advantages of Using a Cloud Server

Traditionally, people would download, install and run applications on their physical machines or a physical server based somewhere in the building. With cloud computing, users can access the same type of applications through the internet, without the need to have them installed on their own PCs. In recent years, the cloud has won over a lot of popularity with businesses, and in fact today, over 84% of UK organisations have already moved to the cloud. So what is it that makes this technology so popular and appealing, that almost every business uses it? Cloud computing comes with many technical advantages, but in today’s post we want to highlight 3 productivity advantages of using cloud technologies and how this has a positive impact on pretty much everyone in your organisation.

VOIP Business Solutions in Scotland
VOIP Business Solutions in Scotland

What is VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)? And how can modern SMEs successfully deploy the latest intuitive and easy-to-use communications solutions to boost their competitive advantage?

Your Guide to Office 365 Security Strengths & Weaknesses
Your Guide to Office 365 Security Strengths & Weaknesses

Cloud-based storage and applications are touted as the way of the future, promising organisations greater flexibility and productivity as well as fewer IT-based headaches. But understandably, many business leaders still have their questions about the security of these systems: how safe is their company data when it’s being stored on a separate company’s servers? How effective are these products at filtering out cybersecurity threats? What if our internet cuts out one day? To help answer these questions and more, we’ve put together a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of Office 365, which is one of the most popular of these cloud-based suites available today. Read on to discover where Office 365 excels (pun intended) and where you might want to add an extra layer of protection for your productivity and company data with third-party products like TitanFiltering.

Meet Our New Business Vertical: Technology & Pulling Results
Meet Our New Business Vertical: Technology & Pulling Results

As you might have noticed on our blog in recent months, we’ve moved to a model where every month we focus on a different aspect of business. October was all about getting more business through marketing and November focussed on IT security and the role this plays in the everyday running of your small business.

Why you Should Move your Accounting Into the Cloud
Why you Should Move your Accounting Into the Cloud

As we outlined in last week’s blog post, cloud accounting is one of the key components of getting results and making informed business decisions. In today’s article, we’ll take a closer look at how cloud accounting works and what its most important benefits are. Because no technology is perfect, we’ll also consider the potential pitfalls of using cloud-based accounting software and what you can do to minimise these risks.

The Best Cloud Accounting Software Products for SMEs in 2020
The Best Cloud Accounting Software Products for SMEs in 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, you have a great chance to look back on the year, where you did well and what you could still work on in 2020. In the last few articles we’ve published, we’ve gone over many of the benefits of moving your accounting into the cloud, so if you’ve not already done so, now’s the time to seriously consider it, especially since Making Tax Digital is now in effect.

Here’s Why you Need Third Party G Suite Backup
Here’s Why you Need Third Party G Suite Backup

G Suite is a highly attractive collection of tools for SMEs: they’re cheap, even free to use, widely known and cloud-based, allowing you to work from anywhere. Since the productivity suite is owned by one of the world’s premier tech giants, most people trust their data is in good hands when it’s stored with Google.

Office 365 vs G Suite – Which One is Right for Your Organisation?
Office 365 vs G Suite – Which One is Right for Your Organisation?

These days, small businesses everywhere are facing a very fortunate conundrum: which high-quality, intuitive and affordable productivity suite to pick. When it comes to the G Suite vs Office 365 debate, both offer powerful, popular tools and competitive pricing, so at the end of the day, which one is right for you and your organisation comes down to your personal preferences and what you value and need the most in your day-to-day life. To help you choose between G Suite and O365, we’ve put together the brief guide below to talk about the similarities and differences between the two. Without further ado, here’s what you need to know when choosing your productivity suite.

The Best Cloud & On-Premise VoIP System for your Small Business
The Best Cloud & On-Premise VoIP System for your Small Business

The quality of your phone system determines the quality of your communications which in turn has a lot to do with your business success, and no business can afford to constantly be on the back foot due to poor connectivity with employees, clients, and business partners. When it comes down to it, you need your business to be versatile enough to make calls at any time, at any place and on any device — all without breaking the bank. If you’ve been reading our blog posts from the past few weeks and are looking for a dynamic VoIP phone system that ticks all of these boxes and many more, we recommend you look into switching your small business over to 3CX PBX.