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How to boost creativity in your workplace

Everyone knows that creativity is an indispensable asset in any business if you want to stand out from the crowd. Many businesses are now having to adapt to changes as a result of the pandemic and we thought it would be useful to provide some tips on how you can help boost creativity in your
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The advantages of having your hosting servers local

When choosing your hosting provider there are a few things to consider, however, one that is often overlooked is the location. Having your hosting provider based locally to you is a lot more beneficial than you might think, here are a few reasons why. Size While it may seem logical to go for the provider
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Is The Future of Office Spaces Virtual?

With the world being told to work from home and embrace the remote work lifestyle, will businesses continue to adopt this virtual mindset or revert to their physical roots? When the work from home order was first introduced many companies were unprepared, but after some organisation and implementing a proper remote working system, some companies
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Barnabus Manchester: Unsung heroes provide vital support

Today we are celebrating the support we receive from an unsung hero of our work. Behind the scenes Datacentreplus have been hosting our client database pro bono as part of their commitment to give back to the community in Manchester. This might not sound very important but it is critical to be able to record
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Datacentreplus Business Director’s Guide to Remote Working Without a Glitch

As we go into a third lockdown, we see many businesses’ reworking their strategies and sadly have also seen a number of our friends and well-loved businesses close their doors for the last time. These are people who have done so much for Manchester and the North West; people who are more charitable and caring
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Datacentreplus: Our Story So Far

Those who know him will tell you that Mashukul Hoque is a person of good moral character and strong family values. A Manchester-based entrepreneur with a strong track record in the digital sector, he decided to set up a new type of data centre, after noticing that many of the established providers offer an impersonal
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Datacentreplus launch interactive Agency Tram Map 2020

We are very excited to launch our 2020 Interactive Manchester Agency Tram Map. The Interactive Agency Tram Map builds upon the 2019 version, providing an indication of how many digital agency specialists we have across Greater Manchester and this will continue to grow as Manchester attracts the best of e-commerce, digital and media across the
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Datacentreplus: Was my apprenticeship the right choice for me?

We are very pleased to share with you that our Digital Marketing Apprentice Josh has completed his apprenticeship having achieved a distinction grade in his Level 3 qualification (a huge congratulations from all the Datacentreplus team!!). With a number of our sales and marketing staff working from home during the global pandemic, we recently caught
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What is IPv4 and will it run out?

Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are a crucial resource for the functioning of the Internet.  Almost all the IP addresses in use today are IPv4, the fourth version of the Internet Protocol that was adapted and is now widely used in data communication over different kinds of networks. Yet, experts predict that within the next few
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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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Datacentreplus secures ISO 27001 recertification

We’re very pleased to announce that, following a three day rigorous audit, Datacentreplus has been recertified under the prestigious ISO 27001 certification.  We originally achieved this status for data and information security management in 2017 and this is our first recertification since then.  Achieving accredited certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that a company is following
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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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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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How to combat security challenges for remote workforces

Working remotely due to coronavirus?  We reveal some tips on how to stay safe online while working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the daily habits of millions of people, and working routines for many are no exception.  The last few weeks has seen an increase in the number of
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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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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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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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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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