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.
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.
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.
Monday, November 26, 2018
With technology rapidly evolving, it’s important to us that we help our customers stay up to date, support them in getting ready for the future and help them take advantage of today’s technologies.
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.
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.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Picture this, you’re rushing out the front door to go to work and the last thing you do, without a second thought, is lock the front door. Why? Well, that’s obvious – our homes contain personal and costly belongings, as well as any information that we don’t want other people to have access to, unless we say so.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Business users waste approximately 15 minutes on a typical conference call, where they often struggle to get the meeting started, experience technical difficulties or deal with unavoidable distractions. If this sounds familiar to your customers, they aren’t alone. In fact, the amount of time wasted on conference calls costs businesses over £26 billion a year – according to a 2016 LoopUp survey. However, there’s a UK-based solution that will help remove all these pain points.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Announced back in October, Microsoft has introduced two new requirements that direct Cloud Solution Partners must meet before their next enrolment period after August this year (2018).
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
We think it’s safe to say that you may still be struggling to convince your customers to transition from on-premises to the cloud. That’s understandable, as most SMBs express concerns when it comes to data, security and compliance, believing that if they can’t see a physical server that houses all their company information, it’s not safe.
Monday, October 22, 2018
We get it…your customers are always going to be wary of allowing their staff to work from home, but if they’re able to measure success just the same as they would if they were sat in the office, what have they got to lose?
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
As one of the most popular ways for businesses to scale on demand, using Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a superb way for your customers to focus on their business needs without spending the time and upfront costs normally associated with managing and maintaining the on-premises infrastructure. Utilising cloud servers, otherwise known as Virtual Machines (VMs), is one of the best ways to secure your customers’ business-critical workloads.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The latest iteration of the on-premises email software, Exchange 2016, is a self-hosted software package running on Windows networks and residing on your customer’s own hardware. In addition to purchasing the server with Windows and Exchange 2016 installed, a client license is required for both Windows and Exchange mailbox for each user connecting to the server. These are just the hard costs associated with the server.
Monday, October 8, 2018
The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme is a business model that allows partners to resell or bundle their own services in addition to Microsoft Cloud Services as a complete solution and gives customers complete payment flexibility with pay-as-you-go billing.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Contrary to belief, Office 365 doesn’t back up your data as part of the parcel. Microsoft only replicates data in the cloud as a redundancy feature to help comply with legal retention for data regulations – therefore, you should make your customers aware of the need for a suitable O365 backup such as SkyKick.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Microsoft recently announced that the roadmap for bringing Skype for Business Online features and functionality into Microsoft Teams is now confirmed – meaning within Office 365, Microsoft Teams is now the focus of all messaging, meeting and calling as the primary communications client. This transition represents a great opportunity for you to help your customers realise the benefits of intelligent collaboration.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Two thirds of UK businesses admit to struggling with paper documentation. They have large filing cabinets full of legal agreements, personal information on employees or ex-employees, and there are stacks of invoices and contractual agreements between suppliers. How can small businesses keep track of their important files and comply with recent changes in data protection legislation? The solution is easier than you think.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The breadth and depth of Azure is truly unrivalled. We believe its capabilities make it the best public cloud offering on the market, but why should you use Azure for SMBs? Here’s why we think it’s perfect.
Friday, September 14, 2018
The VoIP market is expected to grow by at least 9% between 2018 and 2021 to be worth over £100 billion worldwide. Yet despite this growth, many businesses, particularly SMEs still do not understand why they need VoIP.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
When it comes to understanding Microsoft Dynamics’ inner workings, it may seem like there’s a deluge of technical information available which can be difficult to break down to your customers. And you wouldn’t be wrong. But Dynamics 365 doesn’t have to complicated. Here, we’ll break down Dynamics 365 into easy-to-understand chunks, focusing on the differences between Dynamics 365 Business Central and Enterprise SKUs.