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NCSC warn businesses amid a surge of cyber attacks
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – part of GCHQ – have warned the UK about the threat of targeted spearphishing campaigns carried out by cyber actors in Russia and Iran.
Microsoft to Increase Prices from 1st April 2023
Due to the dollar’s continued fall in recent years against the Pound and the Euro, in what Microsoft call “price harmonisation”, it has been confirmed that Microsoft will be aligning the pricing of their Cloud products and services (for example Microsoft 365) by introducing consistent global pricing.
Backup your Cloud for Secure Remote Working
Holding data in Cloud storage - such as OneDrive, Dropbox etc. doesn't make it invincible. Many people believe that because it's accessible on many devices, the data is safe and "backed up" to multiple machines. This simply isn't true.
5 reasons you need Microsoft 365 Backup
Whilst many businesses have adapted and embraced recent changes in the way we all work, it's vital that by affording flexibility, companies don't let their security slip. One area that is essential and often overlooked, is backing up your Microsoft 365 data.
The Big Switch Off
The 2025 Big Switch Off is nearly upon us. Whilst it still seems a while away, businesses should start planning their migration now as 2025 isn't the start, it's the completion date. The work has already begun!
In this blog we'll explain what The 2025 Big Switch Off is, what it means and what you'll have to do.
Making Sense of Azure RI and Hybrid Benefit
Historically, there have been barriers to adoption of Azure Servers with expense and unpredictable pricing being the biggest concerns. However, changes in Microsoft's licensing mean that this is no longer the case, and SMBs can now access the discounts that were only previously afforded to larger businesses.
Don’t Overlook Azure
Historically, the power and flexibility of Azure was perfect for businesses who wished to spin up servers for short periods of time. For many businesses who wanted a long term solution though, the expense and unpredictability of its pricing meant that Azure was out of reach. This, however, is no longer the case.
What is Azure Information Protection?
With the majority of companies transitioning to remote and hybrid working, for some this has meant security taking a back seat. With Microsoft 365 you don't need to choose flexibility or security - you can have both.
One of the available tools that enables you to maintain security with ease without sacrificing flexibility, is Azure Information Protection (AIP).
Classification and Labelling in AIP
Azure Information Protection (AIP) from Microsoft is designed to protect communication of sensitive information (emails and documents) both internally and externally from your organisation. This allows you to choose who can and can't see certain documents and folders, and assign levels of confidentiality and importance.
Protect your data with AIP
Microsoft have a range of products available to help strike the right balance between freedom and security for your organisation. One of these is Azure Information Protection, or AIP, which helps keep your business safe in three main ways: encryption, allowing and rescinding access to documents, and classification and labelling.
8 Tips for Compliant Call Recording
With increasing regulatory scrutiny and staff communicating in different ways across multiple platforms, there is growing pressure on companies to ensure every conversation is not only recorded but accessible and auditable in real-time. However, recording without the correct permissions, controls, storage and end-user management needed for compliance puts companies at significant risk.
The new normal: what has hybrid working taught us?
Looking back to this time in 2019, before the pandemic, most of us were commuting to and from work every day and working almost exclusively at our own desk in the office. This seems like some strange distant memory now though as the way we’ve worked has changed so much in recent years. We’ve had to work from home, we’ve begun using new technology, and we’ve definitely developed and embraced a new working “normal”.
TeamsLink Hosted Telephony FAQs
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been enabling organisations to work effectively from home by helping them find, set up, and use the best solutions for their business needs. As part of this we’ve been running a webinar series which demonstrates the capabilities of Microsoft Teams and Teams Telephony, specifically TeamsLink from Wavenet; a Hosted Telephony system that connects inbound and outbound calling directly through Microsoft Teams. We’ve complied a list of FAQs from throughout this webinar series and below is a small snippet.
Can Hosted Telephony replace Traditional PBX Phone Systems?
Since the beginning of lockdown, we’ve been helping organisations navigate homeworking; helping them with the right solutions for their business and setting them up so they can work easily outside the office. As part of this we’ve been running a webinar series offering training and demonstrations of Microsoft Teams and Teams Telephony, specifically TeamsLink from Wavenet. TeamsLink connects inbound and outbound calling directly through Microsoft Teams and is what we consider the best solution on the market.
What is Redstor?
Redstor is disrupting the industry and challenging everything you know about backup and recovery. It's a complete data management solution that includes Backup, Disaster Recovery (DR), and Archiving meaning you can protect, manage, and recover your data from a single solution in minutes and with complete ease.