Categories for 2020

2021 Tech Trend Predictions

It’s no secret that technology is advancing more rapidly every year. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen technology accelerate like never before. Since our world has changed so drastically this year, businesses have had to alter their approach in order to stay operating during lockdown periods where possible. People who may have
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Technical Support: How to contact us over Christmas

Technical Support: How to contact us over Christmas We understand how busy the Christmas season can be and that for most it’s one of the busiest times of the year. That being said, we want to ensure you are equipped with the correct information which will enable you to speak with the right person to
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How to maintain your website over Christmas

How to maintain your website over Christmas ‘Tis the season to get festive and it’s not just supermarkets and department stores that are preparing for a seasonal makeover, your website will be too! Many online businesses now operate 24×7 and it’s not hard to see why with the endless amount of resources, connectivity and digital
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Datacentreplus shortlisted for Northern Digital Awards

Datacentreplus shortlisted for Northern Digital Awards We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Northern Digital Awards 2021 in the ‘Best Low Budget Campaign’ category. Now in its 6th year, The Northern Digital Awards recognises the very best in digital marketing campaigns and talent across the North of the UK. The
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5 reasons why your business needs good technical support

5 reasons why your business needs good technical support Server hosting is not always easy, problems will come up and if your hosting provider does not offer quality customer and technical support then you’re likely to be left feeling frustrated. Outages, downtime and having little or no control over your IT resources can be a
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Why Choose Magento?

What is Magento? Magento has become a popular choice for e-commerce businesses and it’s not hard to see why. In a nutshell, Magento is an open-source content management system (CMS) platform for eCommerce websites which has a large, welcoming community. The PHP based platform stands out from the crowd because it is designed to be
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How to stay safe on Computer Security Day 2020

The 1980s were an exciting time – alongside extreme fashion and big hair, it was also when the beloved internet was born, which we now know, as a society, simply cannot do without. Around the time that computers were becoming commonplace, so too were hackers and viruses. As our systems became more sophisticated, essential files
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Datacentreplus recognised in City of Manchester Business Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated in the City of Manchester Business Awards 2021 (COMBA21) in the ‘Customer Focussed Business of the Year’ category. Now in its tenth year, the City of Manchester Business Awards celebrates businesses and individuals that have achieved great success and contributed to the city over the
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#TalkingTech: An introduction to Dedicated Servers

If you’re running, or planning to launch a website, you’re probably aware that there are several types of hosting options available to you.  Sometimes, it can be difficult to work out which is the best option and where to start, but not to worry, this is where we come in! In this short guide we’ll
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How to boost your e-commerce Christmas sales

It’s almost that wonderful time of year again! And what a year it’s been! People seem to be putting up their decorations early and are itching to carve those turkeys and eat those mince pies! With that in mind, it’s important to note that a lot of people have also been doing their online Christmas
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How secure is your data when stored in the cloud?

Cloud data storage services are becoming more popular than ever and it’s not hard to see why. As the technical challenges of storing vast amounts of data have been significantly reduced, cloud hosting services have also become incredibly user friendly. As the world becomes more dependent on the internet than ever before, and with server
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Datacentreplus launch 24×7 Service Status Page

We are very excited to launch our brand new 24×7 service status page. Our newly created status page is a communication tool that will enable us to better facilitate customer support features through transparent communication of current working status and various services.  The designated service status page will reliably help communicate the applications of core
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Customer Success Story: Victory Design

Victory Designs’ ongoing business philosophy is simple but effective – to listen to their customers and deliver top quality branded products on budget and on time, on a national scale. Justin Hines, Sales Director at Victory Design, recently sat down with the team at Datacentreplus to discuss the critical importance of their website and online
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GB Shared’s cyber weekend sale pulls North together

As new national restrictions are tightened across England, GB Shared, a Northern Powerhouse Partner, has set up an online cyber weekend sale, exclusively for the North West, in a bid to stimulate its local economy during the pandemic. GB Shared Ltd is a network of countywide platforms including Lancashare, Mancheshare, Cumbriashare, Yorkshare & Merseyshare which
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Keeping the digital lights on & beyond

In modern day society, our digital economy relies heavily on data and connectivity being managed efficiently and securely, so if we want to stay connected and remain online, we need data centres! It may surprise you but we heavily rely on data centre services for our day-to-day comforts. Without them, we would live in a
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How your eCommerce website can prepare for Black Friday

With the festive season not too far around the corner, and with consumers starting to think more about online shopping, it’s important to think about whether your eCommerce business is prepared for what could be a very hectic Black Friday if the right decisions beforehand haven’t been made!  Over recent months, the current pandemic has
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Guest Blog: Why your brand reputation is everything

We are thrilled to have caught up with Clare Wall, Managing Director at Firework PR, a leading public relations company in Cheshire, who discusses the importance of your online brand, brand management and the benefits of investing in your organisations reputation. Reputation management isn’t anything new.  Brands and organisations have worked constantly to present their
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Virtual vs Physical Servers: Pros & Cons

Businesses need secure, reliable, and high-performance processing and storage solutions for their applications and data. While comparing different hosting services, you are likely to see a variety of options to choose from. Deciding between physical servers and virtualisation often isn’t a simple choice, due to complex business requirements and the pros and cons of each
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Uptime is everything

We live in an interconnected world powered by information technologies, where site uptime should be a non-negotiable factor for businesses. Online stores, ecommerce websites and personal blogs (to name a few) rely heavily on having a website that runs smoothly and is accessible to carry out its daily functions and business purpose. So what exactly
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Datacentreplus named as finalist in The Northern Asian Powerlist 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Datacentreplus CEO, Mashukul Hoque, has been nominated as a finalist in the inaugural Northern Asian Powerlist 2020, in the Digital and Technology category. The Northern Asian Powerlist 2020 celebrates the contribution of Asian influence and impact across the North of England and showcases the prominent businesses, professionals, influencers, women, media,
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Disaster recovery: why do you need it?

Disasters come in various shapes and sizes, unplanned, and have the potential to strike at any time.  If 2020 has taught us anything, the world is unpredictable. There are a number of scenarios that can come with little to no warning and may hit your business hard (cyber-attacks, hardware failure, floods and fires) to name
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