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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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Is your data at risk? Could you lose everything?

In information technology, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying or archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original following a data loss event. Keeping a backup of your important business files and data is essential for several important reasons. The increase in ransomware attacks
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Now is a good time to upgrade your server

It seems that we’re forever being told to upgrade to the latest phone, tablet laptop, etc. and it is sometimes difficult to keep pace with the rate of change when it comes to technology. With the increasing importance of an online platform, now is a good time to upgrade your server! (especially given the circumstances
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Cloud vs Dedicated Server – What’s the best option for my business?

While comparing different service providers you’ll have probably heard of two of the more common types of services from data centres:  cloud hosting and dedicated servers. While any of these would be able to get you started it’s important to choose the service that best suits your business needs. Both have their advantages and disadvantages
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Firewalls: protecting your dedicated server

You’ve probably heard about firewalls before (a form of hardware/software designed to prevent unauthorised access to or from a private network), and an essential part of your businesses security system. But do you actually know what it does and why you need one?  Your websites could be under constant bombardment from different types of attacks
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How does a dedicated server hosting platform benefit your business?

Have you ever wondered exactly what we mean by the term dedicated server hosting? With a number of hosting packages, options and support features available from a variety of data centres and hosting providers, questions about dedicated server hosting is something that our customers ask us about more than any other hosting solution we provide. 
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5 server security tips & best practices

A server is a powerful computer, providing one or more services to users on a particular network. It’s important to ensure protection of the data, content and assets stored on a web server and other business data which may be considered confidential. This is also known as server security (an area which our customers often
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Is colocation right for my business?

One of the services that many data centres and hosting companies provide is known as ‘colocation’ and we thought it would be useful to outline what it is and how it can benefit your business.  What is Colocation? Colocation is a hosting option utilised for businesses of all sizes for a variety of reasons. Essentially,
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What you need to know about cloud hosting

It’s difficult to avoid the term Cloud Hosting but you may not be entirely familiar with exactly what it is.  Read on to find out….  To provide you with a brief overview of cloud hosting, this short article should help you gain a  good insight into cloud hosting and its benefits and tell you what
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Top 5 reasons why you should consider a managed hosting solution

Managed hosting keeps the day-to-day management of servers, system hardware, and system software in the hands of your hosting provider. This comes with a number of benefits, and often allows you to focus on core business objectives and key competencies (and is often something our customers ask us about). So, to help you to boost
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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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VPS Cloud Hosting: Its Benefits

We get a lot of questions about what exactly makes VPS cloud hosting a good choice for companies.  Hopefully, this article will help to address some of these queries. When making your decision to choose a data centre for VPS cloud hosting, it can be hard to know what the best option is as there
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Datacentreplus: Virtual Data Centre Tour

We are very excited to unveil our virtual data centre tour of our Manchester-based data centre. Our virtual data centre tour provides the opportunity to learn more about our facility and operations that enable us to ensure 99.99% uptime guarantee and on-going 24×7 support to our customers.  The virtual tour provides an overview of: Site
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How to ready your business for now and the future

We are now living in a very different world to the one we started 2020 in.   Covid-19 has dominated the world news and may also affect how we will live for the foreseeable future (or until it is under control). It’s impossible not to worry as a person, parent, employee, or business owner. We
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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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How do we maintain our data centre?

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a data centre? Data centres may look boring from the outside (and most go unnoticed), but don’t be fooled by appearances. They are actually a fundamental part of our critical national infrastructure and power the modern economy!  Remember, there would be no Netflix and
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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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Customer Success Story – Forever Manchester

Forever Manchester is one of Manchester’s great institutions –  a charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. Datacentreplus has been a long-time supporter of Forever Manchester, actively supporting their activities to raise awareness of a broad range of social issues affecting Manchester’s community.  More recently, our team played a
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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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