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Should I update my server specification?

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.   If you are a business that uses a dedicated server then you will know that it needs to be reliable,
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Data Centres: The Engine of Growth

Did you know? Data centres (often hidden behind fences in boring looking buildings) mostly go unnoticed. Very few people seem to understand or be able to explain what they do or how they operate, yet they are actually a fundamental part of our critical national infrastructure. Today, our digital economy relies heavily on data and
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Datacentreplus encourages participation in STEM subjects

We are thrilled to have participated in the GO4SET/STEM challenge with Crompton House Church of England School in Oldham.   What is GO4SET/STEM? GO4SET is a 10 week Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) project for 12-14 year olds. The initiative allows employers to reach young people, enabling development of employability skills and career pathways
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DataCentres North secures its place as the largest event outside London

We were delighted to have attended DataCentres North 2018 which took place at Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Ground. Located in Manchester, DataCentres North meets the needs of the large and growing number of businesses and decision makers responsible for commissioning, designing, maintaining and operating data centres. The event, which took place across two
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5 Ways 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 five ways in which you can enhance your data security.   What is Data Security? Data security refers to privacy measures that
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Datacentreplus Celebrates International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD has been observed for over 100 years, the day focusing on unity, equality and diversity. The day is celebrated and supported globally by industry, governments, educational institutions, community groups, women’s networks, charities, non-profit bodies, the
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Datacentreplus Assisting Greater Manchester To Become The UK’s Leading Digital City

Datacentreplus is playing a key role for Greater Manchester to become the UK’s leading digital city. A city with a bold economy, which actively encourages businesses to invest and grow, where technology is used to deliver positive change and also connects young people with opportunities. Based near Media City UK, Datacentreplus was founded in 2015.
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Datacentreplus Backs Lancashare Expansion

Datacentreplus is proud to have attended the launch of Mancheshare. Mancheshare is an online resource for Greater Manchester businesses which aims to offer a single online portal for business managers to find support for their organisation. The aim of Mancheshare is to ‘pool’ the county’s resources in one place to ensure all  businesses have a
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How To Avoid Being A Victim of Cyber-Crime

Welcome to 2018 and we hope none of our readers became a victim of cybercrime.  Unfortunately, 2017 was a bad year for cybercrime and you can read more about that here – http://bit.ly/2iTBoc3. Unfortunately, it seems that the frequency of cyber attacks is only like to rise this year. As a follow up, we have
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Why It Makes Sense To Support Our Community

Datacentreplus has been serving customers since its foundation in 2015, offering colocation, dedicated servers and other cloud services. It has a strong customer base and continues to grow rapidly whilst developing an enviable reputation for customer service.  We are a strong believer in ethical business and play an active role in our local and surrounding
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Stephen Hobson Explains His Role In Forever Manchester

Stephen Hobson, Account Manager for Datacentreplus shares his story on why he decided to become an Ambassador for Forever Manchester. Stephen not only shares Forever Manchester’s passion, but their commitment to their work, building their profile and increasing their reach. Stephen is also very proud of Manchester itself, its people and its community spirit, emphasising
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A New Team Player For Datacentreplus

Rachel Waters is the newest member to join Datacentreplus. Rachel, having recently graduated with a First-Class Honours in Football Business and Marketing at UCFB Wembley, is taking on the role of Communications Manager within the company. Datacentreplus is still relatively new, only established three years ago but in that time it has flourished into a
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Why Manchester?

  Mashukul Hoque, founder of Datacentreplus answers: Why Manchester? Building a data centre is a complex endeavour and there are strong barriers to entry for new players (not least the considerable up-front capital investment) which means it is significant when a new entrant comes along. So, why is Manchester such a good location? While there
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Salford Business Awards Finalist Dinner 2017

  The Salford Business Awards is fast approaching. We are delighted to be shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Rising Star Award – an award recognising the exceptional growth of new businesses in the region.   We have come a long way since we started back in 2015 and since our launch, we
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Salford Business Awards Finalist 2017

  We are proud to announce that we are a finalist in the Rising Stars category of the Salford Business Awards 2017. The Salford Business Awards, which is now in its tenth year, looks to recognise and celebrates the success of businesses operating in Salford, UK.  It is one of the region’s best-known awards and
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Whatsapp was down last night…

So the popular messaging service, Whatsapp had a worldwide outage last night and reports are coming in that the service is still not completely in full health.   Naturally, everyone under the sun went into an immediate panic mode and took to online social media to voice their concerns for what many (jokingly) referred to
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Google Earth has relaunched… now in HD!

Remember Google Earth? Well, it’s back and it’s prettier than ever.   In all fairness it never really left, but today Google has launched a revamped, browser friendly version of Google Earth that aims to help people ‘gain a new perspective’ of our world in all it’s HD glory. Naturally, there is also a mobile counterpart
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You need a data back up plan

Data is important, right? We talk about securing your data, making sure your data is protected and away from prying eyes. But what about data backup? It’s hard to ignore the impact of technology on businesses in the 21st century. We’re now more reliant than ever on depending on these ‘mission critical’ services and infrastructure.
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What is a Dedicated Server?

A dedicated server is essentially a single piece of equipment (computer) that is dedicated to serve the purposes of running various data related tasks over a network. How does dedicated servers differ? With dedicated servers, you would be the sole user of the equipment and have complete control over its use. In comparison to shared
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How Dedicated Servers differ from Shared Hosting

  As your business grows, you will inevitably come to a point where you’ll be re-evaluating the technologies that drives your business. It is now more important than ever that your website is reliable and performs when needed, especially if your business relies on its website. Performance, reliability and cost soon becomes prime considerations when
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Work-life balance: Can the cloud help?

There has been a lot of discussion about our work-life balance recently. From a now-former boss of an advertising agency making a statement about gender diversity that caused a heated debate, to the new paternity leave policy. We aren’t going to dive into the ethics of these debates, we just want to pick on some
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