How Artificial Intelligence (AI) within Dynamics 365 is helping businesses make smarter decisions

Friday, May 31, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a figment of our imagination, appearing only in sci-fi films and books, spelling the doomsday scenario. We’re in the age of robotics; where a robot named Sophia looks uncannily human, while another can easily write in languages it’s never seen before just by picking up patterns in handwriting. But these stories aren’t few and far between, AI dances at our fingertips and predicts what we’re going to do and how we’re going to think with ChatBots, such as Cami, for Dixons Carphone Warehouse. It might even predict what beer we’re more likely to buy, as Carlsberg’s new three-year Beer Fingerprinting Project gets underway.

How to stay safe online: Best practices

Thursday, May 30, 2019

With the ability to order things online – from your weekly food shop and clothing to new tech software or hardware, all from the comfort of your own home – it’s no wonder that online shopping (otherwise known as e-commerce) is on the incline with no signs of slowing down.

5 tips on educating your employees about cyber security

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

When it comes down to cyber security 101, educating your employees should be at the top of the list to keeping your business safe. Hardware failure is the number one cause when it comes to data loss, with human error following a close second. With this in mind, here are our top 5 tips on how to educate your employees on cyber security.

How to Create a Really Secure Password

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Although it maybe tempting to stick with your pets’ name or your football team as your go-to password, these are always the easiest for hackers to crack once they have explored your social pages and done a bit of digging. In light of World Password Day, we’ve put together some tips on how to create a really secure, strong password to help you stay safe online.

Don’t let the joke be on you this April Fool’s Day

Monday, April 1, 2019

April Fool’s Day may be a day full of jokes and pranks, but cyber-attacks are still very much real. With the constant incline in cyber-attacks, we can’t stress enough the importance of efficient cyber security and staying safe online. This April Fool’s Day, we want to raise awareness around cyber-attacks and how to spot a malicious email or website, so that you can take care of yourself and your customers.

World Backup Day: why backing up data is important

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Data is a vital part of your customers’ business, yet it can easily be lost through failed computer hardware, human error, natural disaster or a cyber-attack. Whilst it may be easy to replace hardware and reinstall software, retrieving original data can be much more of a problem.

The benefits of selling mailbox add-ons

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mailboxes are an integral part of communication throughout businesses, and are used by 3.8 billion users worldwide. Our mailboxes help us work together more collaboratively, efficiently and productively, no matter what the type of industry or size of the business.

5 cybersecurity strategies your customers should know about

Friday, March 8, 2019

It is assumed that large enterprises are the prime target for cyber criminals because of their extensive customer data base, large net-worth and high turnover of employees. Surprisingly though, it’s SMBs that are increasingly on the receiving end of cyber-attacks.

Giacom shortlisted for Tech Growth Business of the Year at the NTAs 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

We’re over the moon to have been shortlisted to win a 2019 National Technology Award for the Tech Growth Business of the Year category. Whilst our portfolio of cloud services has definitely expanded over the recent years – it’s you, our resellers that we have to thank for this opportunity. Without your continuous support over the years by provisioning cloud services via the Giacom Cloud Market, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

Add value to every Office 365 sale with Email Signatures by Exclaimer

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Using a professional, informative and attractive email signature is vital for businesses. In most cases, email is the first point of contact between a business and their customers, and first impressions mean everything. By not having consistent, branded signatures on business emails – your customers brand could be deemed as unprofessional.

5 industries that are most vulnerable to cyber-Attacks

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Even with the increase in cyber-attacks over recent years, so many SMBs are still reluctant to take action by investing in an effective email and web threat protection solution. We’ve pulled examples from 5 different industries to show how cyber criminals can attack, withhold to ransom and eventually use business critical information to devastating effects. Help your customers believe that it can happen to anyone, anywhere, and all attacks can be detrimental to a business.

Moving away from a physical shared network drive

Monday, January 14, 2019

With the ever-growing and developing world of technology, making tech a big part of a business’s strategy is vital. To achieve productivity and ensure all employees can work as collaboratively as possible – a shared network drive is a must.

Go Sitebuilder by Basekit now available from Giacom

Monday, January 7, 2019

In today’s modern era, it’s rare for a successful business to not have an online presence. Getting your customers online with a website can make a huge impact on their business’s success – and can help turn their prospective customers into actual customers, giving them a platform to stay up to date, engaged and purchase all in one place.

6 key benefits of having a website

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Setting up a website is one of the best things your customers can do for their business – it can help it grow from an exciting idea into much more and ensure that all their hard work pays off. One of the great things about having a website is that it’s largely up to your customers what they want from it; they can choose to have as much or as little content and functionality as their business needs.

Understanding Azure: A quick look at the Azure Marketplace

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

When it comes to building an Azure package for your customers, there’s a variety of options to consider. But rather than starting from scratch, you can leverage a whole range of existing software applications in the Azure Marketplace to help secure your customers’ data or add additional benefits to your managed services package.

Advanced Email Security for Office 365 by Vade Secure now available from Giacom

Friday, November 30, 2018

If you asked your customers when they last reviewed their email security strategy, chances are it was a while ago. Many organisations’ IT departments rely on the security already in place when email systems are internally hosted, or the security provided by their email provider, such as Office 365 email security. However, with cyber-attacks becoming increasingly more sophisticated and, in particular, email-borne attacks, single layer protection is no longer enough.

Giacom wins Distributor of the Year (sub £200m) at the CRN Channel Awards 2018 for the second consecutive year!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Giacom has won Distributor of the Year (sub £200m) Award for the second year in a row at the CRN Channel Awards! Held on the 15th November at the Battersea Events Park Arena in London, the CRN Channel Awards is the biggest independent award ceremony for the IT industry and recognises first-class innovation from UK vendors, distributors and resellers.

Understanding Dynamics 365: Enterprise edition

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Enterprise offering is primarily aimed towards larger businesses; however, the solution can still be utilised in the SMB / SME market. The Enterprise SKUs are a great place to start if your customers are looking at streamlining specific areas of their business; mainly in Sales, Customer Engagement, Customer Service or Field Service. It means your customers can mix and match between the different applications depending on their individual needs, saving on costs and boosting efficiency.

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