Efficient WFH streamlined through data management as the next frontier

01 March 2021

Organisations opt to manage their data for many reasons, but a common goal is to turn data into insights and action. As the primary competitive advantage, data management should deliver an increase in the understanding of the forces shaping markets and businesses. This knowledge will help companies outsmart and out deliver competitors.

From an operational point of view, data management reduces costs and increases operational efficiency and revenue. Effective data management also helps to improve operational efficiency by reducing errors while it ensuring trusted data is available to support business decision making. Data management, as a result, enables employees to report faster, plan better, make informed decisions, and deliver data-rich experiences to customers.

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How you move to the cloud matters

25 February 2021

Greg Zweig

Greg Zweig

In days gone by, when disaster loomed, the townsfolk would be encouraged to ‘head for the hills’. These days businesses set their sights a little higher and seek the protection of the Cloud to safeguard their networks.

The global pandemic proved that this was the right move, and companies that invested in cloud-based Unified Communications or cloud-based contact centre services before 2020 were much better placed to enable their remote workforce to stay connected to customers and remain pro-ductive as compared to companies with a traditional PBX or premises-based contact centre.

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Making school safety a priority with smart technology

24 February 2021

Matthew Margetts, director of sales and marketing at Smarter Technologies

Matthew Margetts, director of sales and marketing at Smarter Technologies

With pupils set to go back to school on 8 March, there are a number of safety measures schools need to implement to ensure the health and wellness of staff, students and school communities.

The first lockdown and closure of schools brought on by the coronavirus pandemic fired a “warning shot” for education facilities managers, forcing headteachers to re-examine school safety standards. Now that a third lockdown is here and schools have been shut down for a second time, anyone behind the curve with the benefits of smart technology should get on board now before children return to the school environment. And with the ever-changing variants of the Covid-19 virus, schools can’t afford to be “late to class” when it comes to health and safety.

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How to conduct a cyber risk assessment: five steps to success

22 February 2021

Cyber security risk assessments sit at the heart of any effective cyber security strategy. They are key to understanding, managing, prioritising and mitigating cyber risks within your organisation.

2020 was the year that everything changed. A shift to remote working led many organisations to evolve their systems, and as their cyber security postures lagged behind, hackers were quick to exploit any weaknesses they could. Where many saw a crisis in the Covid-19 pandemic, hackers saw an opportunity. Cyber-attacks increased at the beginning of the first UK lockdown in March last year, and the cybercriminal fraternity claimed a number of high-profile victims. In 2021 we are still operating in a hostile digital landscape. All organisations need to take steps to understand, manage, prioritise and mitigate the risks they face, and in order to do that they need to carry out risk assessments. But what actually is a risk assessment?

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Looking to 2021: redefining enterprise networks

16 February 2021

Alan Hayward, sales & marketing manager at SEH Technology

Alan Hayward, sales & marketing manager at SEH Technology

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an incomprehensible impact on the daily life of people across the globe, and the business world has been no different. From retail businesses to technology companies, the coronavirus has caused massive disruptions to enterprise infrastructures.

As we move into 2021, organisations can start adapting and re-imagining themselves in the disrupted marketplace, by identifying new opportunities for growth and success. The past year has shown us that businesses who are highly adaptable and flexible will fare better, so it’s now time to take the lessons learnt in the pandemic and look forward to enterprise network trends forecasted for 2021.

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