Remote working: the benefits of flexible working

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?

Understanding Azure: creating virtual machines

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.

Azure is perfect for SMBs – here’s why…

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.

Understanding Dynamics 365: applications & package Overview

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.

Reseller guide: 5 top tips to increase your monthly recurring revenue

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Software as a Service (SaaS) market has grown massively since the late 90s when it began as an alternative way of selling, deploying and scaling software. Back then, a small number of companies such as Salesforce and NetSuite stole the early adopter market, today the market is both competitive and broad. As an example, the Giacom Cloud Market offers a growing portfolio of software; from email to CRM, Backup and VoIP to Security, with many software solutions to choose from.

4 ways to pitch Azure to your SMB customers

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, providing a wide variety of services that your customers can use without purchasing and provisioning their own expensive hardware. But how can you as a cloud reseller pitch Azure to your SMBs to get adoption amongst your customers and make the public cloud a viable, repeatable and scalable revenue stream for your business?

Reseller Guide: Why SMBs should embrace Cloud Computing

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

By 2020, 78% of small businesses will be taking advantage of cloud computing, according to a recent Microsoft SMB study. It’s safe to say that more and more CIOs, MDs and CTOs are looking to expand their business and trust in the Cloud.

Understanding Azure: Identity Management in the Cloud using Single Sign-On

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Azure is tricky. We like to think of it as a very large room, with a series of interconnecting doors. Choosing to go through one may feel like a big commitment, but our ‘Understanding Azure’ series on this blog may just help to break Azure down into manageable chunks. With companies facing new data protection regulations, preventing unauthorised access to corporate data and protecting the identities of staff is of vital importance. So what can you do in Azure that can help?

How to make an easy profit with Office 365

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The most popular Microsoft business solution can also be one of the most profitable for resellers. Microsoft Office 365 now has a staggering 120 million worldwide users and its commercial revenue has increased by 41 percent year-over-year.

Microsoft 365 Enterprise is a margin maker for resellers

Thursday, February 22, 2018

When it comes to reselling cloud services, we know that improving your bottom line is vital to maintaining a successful business. So, in the wake of cyber security issues and their prevalence in the business world, it makes sense to resell the best products for the job at hand. Microsoft 365 is one of those products. It rolls three popular SKUs – Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) and Windows 10 Pro Security – into one hotshot security toolkit for business and enterprise models.

Why sell Microsoft services through an indirect CSP?

Thursday, February 8, 2018

For businesses, cloud computing has become a foundation of IT strategy. As adoption grows, it’s vital that firms keep up to date with the latest developments, and keep evolving what they have to stay current, and are using the best platform to help their own business grow.

Guard your customers browsing experience with Web Threat Protection from Symantec

Monday, January 15, 2018

As one of the world’s largest malware research companies, Symantec are a global leader in cyber security. In 2016, 76% of websites scanned by Symantec contained vulnerabilities, despite seeing a 30% year-on-year drop in web attacks. Since exploit kits require maintenance of a backend infrastructure, hackers are now shifting their attention to email malware attacks simply because it’s easier to launch a targeted campaign.

The best ways to sell Azure to your customers

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

For resellers, Microsoft Azure can be a way for your customers to have their cake and eat it, tech-wise. If the cloud is all about flexibility, then Azure is probably exactly what customers have in mind. It’s used to build, deploy and manage applications through a global network of data centres. Customers can use any tool, application or framework they like.

The importance of SPF records for email domains

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Using SPF records to secure business email has been a standard part of email domain setup for years. But there’s been a debate, particularly in IT forums, over whether this feature is an essential one. Our tech experts say SPF records are vital.

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