Categories for 2020

How to minimise the risk of cyber crime in the workplace

Computer and IT security has become a critical part of a business’s operations and plays a big part in its success or otherwise. We often get asked a lot of questions about workplace security and the importance of cyber security audits, so thought it would be worthwhile putting a short guide together to help you
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How your business benefits from a dedicated server hosting solution

A ‘dedicated server’ is a computer that typically sits in a data centre and is specially designed for that purpose. A dedicated server is the ultimate in power, security, and control and opting for a dedicated server means that you won’t have to share resources with anyone else. As your business grows and develops there
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Covid-19 help and support for businesses

The Covid-19 pandemic is being felt across the whole world. Businesses of all shapes and sizes are facing crazy times, with many struggling to survive and access key resources during the shutdown period.  However, there are some great businesses actively providing help by offering advice for companies who are adapting to the changes and also
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Working From Home Survival Guide

As we head into a further period of lockdown many of us have adopted policies for staff working from home and some of us are still looking for best practices.  Below are Stephen Hobson’s our Head of Customer Engagement top tips for staff members and teams for working from home: Environment My first tip is
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World Backup Day 2020

Today is World Backup Day!  It’s the annual reminder to people and business owners to protect their data to avoid looking like a fool on April Fool’s Day. Backing up your data is a simple but essential step to protecting what matters – whether that’s business files, personal photos, videos, emails, apps, or your corporate
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How to enhance your data security

We understand how important data protection and data security is to your business (and is the area that we are most often asked to advise on), which is why we have put together some key ways in which you can enhance your data security and secure your systems.  What is Data Security? Data security refers
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COVID-19 Message

Dear Customer: We trust that you are safe and well. We wanted to assure you all that the health and well-being of our team and our clients is of paramount importance to us and that we have taken a number of measures to ensure business continuity during the Covid-19 pandemic.  We have taken these measures
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Colocation: Do I need it?

What exactly is Colocation? Colocation is one of the services offered by most data centres and we’re often asked if it’s right for small businesses. In reality the answer is almost always ‘it depends’ due to a number of factors. Do you already own your servers? If the choice is between colocation and dedicated servers
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Most Common Cyber Security Threats and Prevention in 2020

We’ve just published our cyber security guide (in the FAQ section). If you are at all concerned about protecting your server and networks, and you should be, check it out for useful information to help you to secure your systems. This is not a comprehensive guide to every cyber threat in existence – we’d need
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Datacentreplus announced as finalist in Asian Business Leaders Awards 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Datacentreplus CEO, Mashukul Hoque, has been nominated as a finalist in the 2020 Asian Business Leaders Awards, in the Innovation category.  The Asian Business Leaders Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the important, innovative and transformational work of business leaders from an Asian background across Greater Manchester. It also recognises
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Datacentreplus launch VPSplus cloud platform to meet customer demand

We are excited to announce the launch of our VPSplus cloud platform, providing our customers with a highly scalable and cost-effective cloud hosting platform.  The new VPSplus platform comes with many appealing benefits for businesses, including reduced IT costs, increased collaboration, faster speed to market and improved resilience. There’s also built-in scalability technology, rendering the
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Ransomware: Prevention is the best from of Defense!

We’ve written about ransomware before but we get asked more questions about this than almost any other security question so we thought it would be a good idea to reiterate some of our previous advice. Ransomware is a form of cyber-criminal activity that is increasingly being used by hackers to extort money from individuals and
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Datacentreplus visits The Spirit of Manchester Distillery in city centre

We recently had a fantastic time visiting one of Manchester’s rising iconic brands, Manchester Gin and their distillery based in the very heart of Manchester city-centre.  The Spirit of Manchester Distillery has been internationally recognised by some of the most prestigious spirit competitions around the world.  Datacentreplus team members Stephen Hobson, Head of Account Management
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Stephen Hobson on our exciting re-brand & website design

The start of 2020 is an exciting time for everyone here at Datacentreplus and we’re thrilled to showcase our brand new website.  After a busy period of planning, designing, developing and testing, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. Alongside our new online platform we’ve also introduced a new logo to
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Guest Blog: Primo Dialler

What does Primo Dialler do? Primo Dialler has been providing industry-leading hosted dialler solutions since 2015. In this time we have developed a fully integrated and simple to use call centre solution that has put us at the forefront of predictive dialling technology. We have a strong client base in the UK, US, South Africa, and Australia. How
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Datacentreplus welcomes Bank of England on return to Manchester data centre

John Young, Agent for the North West of England for the Bank of England, returned to Datacentreplus as part of their annual visit to follow up and see first-hand the contribution being made by them to the Manchester and wider business community. John visited the head office and spoke to MD Mashukul Hoque and Business
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Choosing the right data centre and hosting partner

Choosing a data centre and hosting partner for your business is a big decision and one that requires a great deal of thought.   Be it opting for a dedicated server (hosting websites/handling web traffic), colocation (keeping your server equipment safe and secure in a data centre), or VPS cloud hosting (‘virtual’ servers that are highly
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Welcoming a new decade with a new brand identity

2020, a new chapter, a new decade and an exciting start to the new year for Datacentreplus! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newly designed website. After five months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on Wednesday 15th January 2020.  We wanted to make our new
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Windows Server 2008 is reaching the end of its support life cycle

The January 14 2020 deadline is soon approaching, where Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for Windows Server 2008. This means it’s important to take action sooner rather than later to remain secure. As of the January 14 deadline, there will be no additional: Free security updates on-premises Non-security updates Free support option Online
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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2020 and a very Happy New Year to all of our customers! We just wanted to share the fact that we ended 2019 on a really high note, with lots of new customers, consistently positive customer feedback and the continued expansion of our fantastic Datacentreplus team. We were particularly thrilled to have Chris
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