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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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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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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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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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Managing the migraine of a server migration

We know that when planning and implementing a server migration it is important that businesses understand the impact of having their technology services shut down, and physically or virtually moved to a new location. By understanding the concerns and the risks associated with an outage, it’s possible to plan with all the stakeholders the migration
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Guest Blog: Square Owl

We are delighted to have caught up with Georgia Robertson, Digital Account Executive at Square Owl, a leading digital consultancy in Manchester.  The team at Square Owl discuss the benefits of outsourcing UX and CRO and why it is the ultimate agency move. As a digital agency, I’m sure, like Square Owl, many of you
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Keeping your business safe online

Running a business comes with its challenges, daily struggles and busy schedules, but can also be seen as one of the most rewarding practices.  Advancements in technology in recent years has led to an increasing number of businesses operating on a digital online platform, bringing about its own demands and difficulties (in a world of
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Guest Blog: Embryo Digital

We are very excited to have caught up with Hannah Skulnick, Head of Content at Embryo Digital, one of Manchester’s leading full-service digital marketing agencies. In this blog, the team at Embryo discuss the significance of communication, building client relationships and the importance of strategy discussion. As a digital marketing agency that places great importance
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Choosing a hosting provider as a digital agency

As a digital agency, it’s important that you choose a trusted hosting partner for your business. A partner that understands the importance of consistency, server speed and service that matches how you work with your own clients.  To assist you in the process of identifying various hosting solutions, Datacentreplus Communications Manager, Rachel, has put together
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Aqueous Digital – Customer Success Story

We are very excited to be the official hosting partner of Aqueous Digital, a leading Search Engine Marketing agency based in Greater Manchester. Communications Manager, Rachel, caught up with Jonathan Guy, Managing Director at Aqueous Digital who shares his server hosting journey with Datacentreplus.  What does Aqueous Digital do? Aqueous Digital are a Manchester-based specialist
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Guest Blog: Making You Content

We are very excited to have caught up with Kelly Gilmour-Grassam, Director at Making You Content, one of Manchester’s leading copywriting agencies. In this blog, the team at Making You Content, offer their insight into the immense value of the written word. A slick design, strong cybersecurity and eye-catching imagery should always be top of
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