Office 365 for Education receives a new name

Friday, October 6, 2017

New name, same offer. Effective from early October, Office 365 for Education will be renamed to Office 365 A1, A3 and A5. The changes are made to streamline the SKUs in line with Microsoft’s Enterprise offerings, Enterprise E1, E3 and E5, respectively.

AppInteract now available in the Giacom Cloud Market

Thursday, September 28, 2017

AppInteract – the cloud based mobile app builder – is now available to all cloud services resellers in the Giacom Cloud Market. Developed by Posh Technologies, who have worked with household names including Microsoft, Nike and Gap, have teamed up with Giacom to bring our partners the easiest and most affordable app builder that works best for the SMB market.

Your guide to Giacom Cloud Market

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Our focus is to provide a simple, honest and open service to every partner that joins us, regardless of size or scope. We’re committed to developing the services we provide, so earlier this year we asked some of you how we could help you achieve more. It was clear that our partners wanted to track their customer’s journey, and that’s why we’re making cloud services even easier to license.

A new name for MessageStream

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Throughout the past 20 years a lot has changed in the IT industry. Cloud services have rocketed in recent years as more and more businesses turn to using the subscription as a service model, online backup, file storage and security as an easier, flexible, and smarter way to conduct business.

The IT Reseller guide to GDPR

Monday, September 11, 2017

What is GDPR and why is it important? Our guide will help all resellers make sure they implement the changes they need to before 25th May, 2018.

Why become a Microsoft Education Reseller?

Monday, September 4, 2017

Using Microsoft products in an academic or classroom setting is just as important in an office. Education resources have increasingly moved into the cloud or use specific tools to make sharing and saving data easier, to utilise data analytics and to help make academic organisations more productive. For resellers, this can be a lucrative market helping them to attract education customers.

Help achieve GDPR compliance with EM+S

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The noise around GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is growing and it will continue to do so beyond May 25th 2018 – when the EU regulation comes into effect. We’re keen to get the ball rolling when it comes to GDPR, so here’s how you can help your customers achieve compliance with Microsoft EM+S.

How to make a big data project work

Friday, August 18, 2017

One of the things that often happens when something gets big in tech is that it gets adopted by people who aren’t 100% sure what they’re talking about. When it comes to cloud computing, one of the biggest buzzwords is big data, but what is it and how do you make it work?

Should cloud trends always be adopted in business?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This week another report came out predicting the biggest cloud computing trends for the next five years. From stacks to PaaS, the report examines where growth is, what consumption is and where the adoption is happening.

Hosted Voice launches in the Giacom Cloud Market

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hosted Voice (VoIP) is now available in the Giacom Cloud Market. Launching with a variety of package offerings, Hosted Voice is easy to set up, requires little to no maintenance and will rapidly increase long-term profit for our partners. But that isn’t the only reason…

Giacom awarded government-endorsed Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Giacom is pleased to announce that our in-house security team has passed certification for the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme. Endorsed by the UK Government, the scheme is a mandatory requirement for businesses working with government bodies and outlines the national cyber security standards an organisation must hold to help protect their customers from global cyber-attacks.

Giacom reaches 150,000 Microsoft Office 365 seats

Monday, May 22, 2017

Giacom Cloud Market has reached a significant milestone today with 150,000 Microsoft Office 365 seats licensed – solidifying Giacom as the UK’s largest Microsoft Indirect CSPs.

Microsoft releases critical Windows update after WannaCrypt Ransomware Attack

Monday, May 15, 2017

A major cyber-attack caused digital havoc when it targeted the NHS and many business services across the UK last week. The ransomware known as WannaCrypt maliciously took advantage of a security vulnerability found on 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries worldwide. Once a PC is infected, all files are encrypted by the ransomware and locked behind a paywall, forcing the user to comply or risk losing their files.

Five reasons why Hosted Exchange works for IT resellers

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Understanding what people want from their IT, and what they need, is key to being a successful reseller. It’s all about trust. Once people know you understand their business and what they’re looking for their IT to achieve, it becomes much easier to tailor a project to suit them. For IT resellers, Signature Hosted Exchange is far and above the most popular product out there. Their clients like it and they keep on coming back for more.

World Backup Day 2017: Reasons to buy Acronis Backup Cloud

Friday, March 31, 2017

For some, it’s the kind of thought that chills their whole body, for others it doesn’t even cross their mind. But what would you do if you lost all your data? Imagine if all your important documents, your emails, home videos and pictures were gone for good. What would you do?

Top reasons to choose Acronis Office 365 Mailbox Backup

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Powered by Acronis, Office 365 Mailbox Backup is the safest, easiest and most secure way to back up your customers’ mailbox 24/7. Once a user deletes data from their Office 365 mailbox account, it’s only recoverable for a maximum of 30 days. That means any data not recovered after the 30-day retention period may be gone forever. But with Acronis Office 365 Mailbox Backup from the Giacom Cloud Market, you can guarantee your customers safe and secure 24/7 backup with point-in-time restoration. Here’s the top reasons you should choose Acronis from Giacom.

Seven ways to boost your customer’s business security

Monday, February 20, 2017

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was opened by Her Majesty the Queen last week, placing business security under the spotlight. The centre is the first of its kind in the UK and has been created to identify threats to the nation’s digital presence, preventing attacks that could significantly impact businesses and the economy.

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