Managed IT Services Vs Traditional IT Support: What’s The Difference?

“Have you turned it off and on again?” Back in the 1990s when IT departments were still something of a mystery, phoning a tech sage for advice was a natural part of corporate life. Baffled staff spent hours grappling with frozen computers, and the problem was often nothing more dramatic than somebody having unplugged the Internet (Generation Z – Google ‘dial up Internet’ for a horrifying glimpse into the past!)

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Is Cyber Insurance A Waste Of Time And Money?

It may not be all it's cracked up to be.


Insurance is meant to provide peace of mind, but if you’ve ever had to make a claim, you’ll know just how tricky it can be sometimes. Of course, it differs from insurance company to insurance company, but in many cases, they’ll look for any technicality possible to avoid paying out.

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Why Visibility Is A Vital Part Of Cyber Security

Do you know your IT solutions as well as you should?


Visibility is one of the most important aspects of cyber security. Quite simply, if you can’t see what’s what, then you can’t do anything about it. You can’t spot weaknesses in your defences, and you can’t make improvements to better protect your business.

But what exactly do we mean by visibility, and how does it affect you?

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Empower Employees With Online Timesheets And Payroll Self Service

And make your business more efficient in the process.


Inefficiency is a killer for businesses. Any kind of resource waste translates directly to financial loss – and one of the most important resources, of course, is time. With Online Timesheets and Payroll Self Service from Pegasus Software, you can empower your team members, giving them greater independence, while also reducing lost time.

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FaceApp: A Helpful Reminder About Device Management

Russians probably aren't stealing your photos, but that doesn't mean your phone is secure.


Serious questions have been raised this week about how popular mobile application FaceApp handles user data. The panic has died down, but it still provides a good lesson about device management.

With FaceApp, users can take photos of people and quickly perform all kinds of impressive transformations, including aging them, making them look young and changing their gender. If you use Facebook, you’ve probably noticed some of your friends sharing the results.

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The Beginners' Guide To Kanban

How a system of cards on boards can bring greater efficiency to SMEs.


Efficiency and teamwork are everything in business, and Kanban can do a hell of a lot to improve both. But if you’ve never heard of it before, or if you’re just unsure about how it works, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this beginners’ guide, we’ll take you through the basics and show you how Kanban can benefit your business.

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The Office 365 Apps You Might Not Know About

There's much more to Office 365 than text documents and spreadsheets. 


When thinking about Office 365, it’s easy to fall into the trap of seeing it as nothing more than a cloud version of Microsoft Office. Yes, you get web and mobile versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, but there’s much, much more to it than that.

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5 Issues With Choosing An IT Service Provider And How To Avoid Them

Outsourcing managed IT services is increasingly important for successful businesses. However, there are a few headaches that companies face when trying to find the best partner. Here are a few of the main pitfalls, along with our advice about how to avoid them.

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4 Simple Ways To Avoid Losing Important Files

Don't let data loss spoil your day.


Unless you’ve never used a computer before, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced data loss at some point. It can happen in a variety of different ways, but the result is always the same: something you’ve been working on for a while is gone, and getting it back is either difficult or impossible. Follow a few simple rules, though, and you can easily avoid data disaster in future.

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4 Benefits Of Outsourcing Using Managed IT Services

The benefits of outsourcing are well attested. Outsourcing ensures that experts are part of the collaborative organisational effort, and when it comes to IT – a niche speciality at the best of times – this can make a real difference. Here are a few of the benefits that outsourcing managed IT services can bring.

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Big GDPR Fines For BA And Marriot: Will SMEs Be Next?

Data watchdog issues massive penalties for breaches.


Remember last year when GDPR was big news, and businesses were fretting about the potentially massive fines the ICO might be dishing out? Fun times. But the 25th May deadline came and went, and the world didn’t end. The ICO made it clear that fines would be the last resort, and everyone calmed down just enough to stop worrying about data protection all the time.

And then, this week, the Information Commissioner’s Office announced its intention to fine British Airways £183 million. A few days later, Marriot was said to be facing a fine of over £99 million.

So what’s going on? Is now the time for legitimate panic?

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SQL Server 2008 Support Has Ended. Now What?

TMB looks at your options if you’re still running this software.


Today’s the day. If you’re running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2, you’re now officially using an unsupported operating system. The extended support phase for these products is over, and that means no more updates or patches, even for security issues. So what should you do now, if you’re affected?

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How Will Technological Advances Impact Managed IT Services In 2019?

Technological advances continually improve organisational capabilities. Through IT revolutions, companies can become faster, focused, and powerfully connected to their consumers. Working with a managed IT services partner means keeping ahead of the game. Here’s what’s going on in 2019.

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Using Cloud Software? You Probably Still Need A Backup Solution

Storing your data online doesn’t mean it’s safe.

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Outsourcing Vs Internal IT Support: Which Is More Cost Effective?

Information technology connects businesses with their clients, provides the data required for strategic management, and – increasingly – handles marketing. Excellent IT service provision is high on everyone’s budget agenda. However, what’s the most cost effective solution? Read on.

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Do Small Businesses Need Servers?

Or can the cloud do it all instead?

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Got Your Cyber Security Sorted? Great. Now Keep It That Way

Maintaining your defences is as important as setting them up to begin with.

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