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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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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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5 steps to winning new business via email

We recently caught up with our friends over at The Future Factory, a marketing consultancy who help creative, digital and communications agencies with business development. Joanna Allcock, Account Manager shares her thoughts on how to win new business via email. You’ve set up an agency and everything’s going swimmingly. The works flowing in, the staff
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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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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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My Apprenticeship: One Year at Datacentreplus

We are thrilled to celebrate Josh’s first year at Datacentreplus and our 1 year anniversary of our Apprenticeship scheme! Just over 365 days ago, Josh joined our marketing team as a Digital Marketing Apprentice, since then he has gained a sound understanding of the marketing world and continues to do some really impressive work here
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Why A/B Testing is important and how to do it

We caught up with Michael Rippon, Managing Director at Raindrop Digital who discusses the importance of A/B testing, its benefits and outlines how A/B testing affects your SEO. You’ve looked at your site and found areas that aren’t working. It may be that your users struggle to use a certain area of your site, your messaging
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Guest Blog: GrowTraffic

This week we caught up with Rachel Weinhold, Managing Director at GrowTraffic who provides some tips and guidance on what you can do to give your website a better chance of being ranked. Search Engine Optimisation. It’s a tricky old thing isn’t it?! All those strange terms and fiddling in the backend of your website.
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SEO: It’s a content game & you need to start playing it

We caught up with Mitchel White, Managing Director at Reward who discusses the benefits of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), how content can rank without links and how you can create content that ranks on Google. When people think about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) they tend to think of link building and on page optimisation. Whilst it’s
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Guest Blog: Fly High Media

This week we caught up with Matt Pyke, Managing Director at Fly High Media one of Manchester’s leading digital marketing agencies, who shares his tips and guidance on how you can increase the number of enquires on your website. A website is the shop front to your business, it is live 24/7, you can access it
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How to become a Datacentreplus Beta Tester

Right now, we’re building something really exciting at Datacentreplus and we’d love for you to be a part of it! Become a Datacentreplus Beta Tester ✔️ Here’s where you come in! We are offering 10 people the opportunity to test our new VPS system. You’ll be invited to use the system in whatever way your
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Let Your Hosting Do The Heavy Lifting

We are very excited to have caught up with Simon Carter, Content Executive at Strawberry Forge, who shares his insight into the importance of hosting and the benefits of having a reliable hosting partner. You could have the best website in the world, but picking the wrong server hosting provider and hosting option can cause
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Why Should I Upgrade to Magento 2?

This week we caught up with Chris Ashcroft, Head of Technical Services at Datacentreplus who shares his insight into upgrading to Magento 2. During my time working within the hosting industry and regularly chatting with clients, a question I still get asked so often is; Why should I upgrade to Magento 2? My initial reaction
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6 reasons why your website crashes

We are thrilled to have caught up with Emma Clure, Senior Digital Marketer at Pixel Kicks one of Manchester's leading web design agencies.

Guest Blog: Create8

We are very excited to have caught up with Alex Taylor, Creative Director Create8 who discusses the importance of getting your brand right, how this can enhance and benefit businesses and how the influence of an agency can help you to succeed. How branding can help you compete with the ‘big boys’ So there you
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