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  • Happy SysAdmin Day!

    Do you ever wonder who keeps your network secure? Your computer up and running? That would be the system administrators. Day or night, rain or shine, these amazing men and women work tirelessly to prevent IT disasters from happening whatever the conditions, so it’s only natural that we have a full 24 hours dedicated especially
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    29 / 07 / 2021

    What is Big Data?

    The phrase ‘big data’ is a commonly used term used to describe data that is challenging to process, with traditional methods of handling this data being shown to be near impossible due to the volume of data. ‘Big data’ can be classified into six areas, also known as the 6 Vs.  Volume The day-to-day running
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    22 / 07 / 2021

    Is your business post-covid ready?

    With things beginning to revert to normal it is important to ensure your business is ready for returning to a more normal way of working and we thought it would be a good idea to list some of the areas you may want to consider. Of course, these do not apply to some types of
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    14 / 07 / 2021

    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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    07 / 07 / 2021

    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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    29 / 06 / 2021

    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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    23 / 06 / 2021

    Why is Firewall Protection Essential For Your Business?

    What is a firewall? A firewall is a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides whether to allow or block specific traffic based on a defined set of security rules/policies. They act as a barrier between secured internal networks and untrusted outside networks, such as the internet.  Firewalls are available
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    16 / 06 / 2021

    Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): How & why to use it

    In today’s online environment, the classic username and password approach to security is easy prey for cybercriminals. Logins can be compromised in minutes, and private data (such as personal and financial details) are under increasing threat. Our need for online security has drastically changed, with hackers becoming smarter and exploiting new technical vulnerabilities, passwords alone
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    07 / 06 / 2021

    Top Tips To Avoid Phishing Attacks

    We’ve all heard horror stories about the types of phishing attacks that are out there and it seems that cybercriminals who use phishing attacks to try to part us from our personal details and our money are getting smarter by the hour. Phishing is a type of social engineering attack in which criminals attempt to
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    28 / 05 / 2021

    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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    17 / 05 / 2021

    Guest Blog: Digital Media Team

    In this blog, Manchester agency Digital Media Team reflect on how they pivoted their business to an entirely remote set up, whilst doubling their headcount since the pandemic began.  It’s been a turbulent 12 months for businesses across all industries, but whilst the pandemic has had a negative impact on retail and hospitality, those working
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    10 / 05 / 2021

    Returning to the workplace: how technology has changed the way we work

    As restrictions across the UK start to ease and talk of our ‘new normal’ begins, there has been much discussion around returning to the workplace and just how much things have changed when it comes to technology and how we use it day to day to communicate and work with colleagues after over a year
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    07 / 05 / 2021

    Have you backed up your data?

    Most of us know how frustrating it can be when we lose important files, both personal and work-related but have you got the best backup for your business data? In an increasingly  digital world, businesses would take a huge hit if something happened to their data and with the ever-increasing threat of cybercrime and the
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    01 / 04 / 2021

    What is the real value of uptime?

    As businesses of all sizes continue to grow and with the development of new applications and technologies, it has become increasingly important to ensure that they are online at all times to stay competitive. In such an interconnected world, uptime should be of paramount concern to all businesses in order to remain competitive and offer
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    26 / 03 / 2021

    How to handle your site’s unpredictable traffic spikes

    When it comes to your site’s unpredictable traffic spikes the old saying ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ comes to mind. Did you know that the majority of users will abandon a website in 8 seconds if it fails to load a page? It’s every web owner’s worst nightmare – especially if you own an
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    18 / 03 / 2021

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD has been observed for over 100 years with a focus on unity, equality and diversity and primarily celebrates the movement for women’s rights. Our company is proud to be celebrating women where the great Suffragettes
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    08 / 03 / 2021

    What is ‘managed hosting’ and is it right for your business?

    ‘Managed’ hosting keeps the day-to-day management of servers, system hardware, and system software in the hands of your hosting provider. As you may already be aware, a hosting provider (such as ourselves) provide space on physical or remote servers owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing internet connectivity within a secure
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    04 / 03 / 2021

    What is cloud hosting & how does it work?

    It’s difficult to avoid the term cloud hosting but you may not be entirely familiar with precisely what it is. With the recent shift to cloud-based working and an increase in businesses looking for cloud-based services, cloud hosting has become a popular and attractive hosting solution for many businesses.  Experts say 60% of workloads were
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    25 / 02 / 2021
  • 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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    17 / 05 / 2021

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD has been observed for over 100 years with a focus on unity, equality and diversity and primarily celebrates the movement for women’s rights. Our company is proud to be celebrating women where the great Suffragettes
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    08 / 03 / 2021

    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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    07 / 01 / 2021

    Happy New Year & Thank You!

    Welcome to 2021 and a very Happy New Year to all of our customers! It has been a spin around the sun like no other that we remember and although 2020 has been challenging, we ended the year on a really positive note here at Datacentreplus.  Alongside supporting existing clients, on-boarding new customers, and receiving
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    04 / 01 / 2021

    Datacentreplus recognised in City of Manchester Business Awards 2021

    We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated in the City of Manchester Business Awards 2021 (COMBA21) in the ‘Customer Focussed Business of the Year’ category. Now in its tenth year, the City of Manchester Business Awards celebrates businesses and individuals that have achieved great success and contributed to the city over the
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    25 / 11 / 2020

    Datacentreplus launch 24×7 Service Status Page

    We are very excited to launch our brand new 24×7 service status page. Our newly created status page is a communication tool that will enable us to better facilitate customer support features through transparent communication of current working status and various services.  The designated service status page will reliably help communicate the applications of core
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    17 / 11 / 2020

    GB Shared’s cyber weekend sale pulls North together

    As new national restrictions are tightened across England, GB Shared, a Northern Powerhouse Partner, has set up an online cyber weekend sale, exclusively for the North West, in a bid to stimulate its local economy during the pandemic. GB Shared Ltd is a network of countywide platforms including Lancashare, Mancheshare, Cumbriashare, Yorkshare & Merseyshare which
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    11 / 11 / 2020

    Datacentreplus named as finalist in The Northern Asian Powerlist 2020

    We’re thrilled to announce that Datacentreplus CEO, Mashukul Hoque, has been nominated as a finalist in the inaugural Northern Asian Powerlist 2020, in the Digital and Technology category. The Northern Asian Powerlist 2020 celebrates the contribution of Asian influence and impact across the North of England and showcases the prominent businesses, professionals, influencers, women, media,
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    07 / 10 / 2020

    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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    22 / 09 / 2020

    Stephen Hobson Appointed as Director of Business at Datacentreplus

    Datacentreplus is pleased to announce that Stephen Hobson has been appointed as Director of Business at Datacentreplus. Since joining the company back in 2017, Stephen has been instrumental in driving the business forward, enhancing the company’s brand, improving customer experience and bringing onboard some very well-known brands, many of them iconic in Manchester. Stephen has
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    14 / 09 / 2020

    COVID-19 Message

    Dear Customer: We trust that you are safe and well. We wanted to assure you all that the health and well-being of our team and our clients is of paramount importance to us and that we have taken a number of measures to ensure business continuity during the Covid-19 pandemic.  We have taken these measures
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    18 / 03 / 2020

    Datacentreplus wins ‘Innovation in Business’ category at the Asian Business Leaders (ABL) Awards

    We’re very pleased to announce, Mashukul Hoque, Founder and CEO at Datacentreplus, has been named as the winner of the ‘Innovation in Business’ category at the 2020 Asian Business Leaders Awards.  The Asian Business Leaders Awards recognises individuals and businesses that have reached national and global success and are based in the Greater Manchester area. 
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    02 / 03 / 2020

    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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    20 / 02 / 2020

    Welcoming a new decade with a new brand identity

    2020, a new chapter, a new decade and an exciting start to the new year for Datacentreplus! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newly designed website. After five months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on Wednesday 15th January 2020.  We wanted to make our new
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    16 / 01 / 2020

    Salford Business Awards Finalist 2019

    We are thrilled to announce that we have been named as a finalist in the Salford Business Awards 2019 in the Excellence Award category.  The Salford Business Awards recognises and celebrates businesses and individuals who have contributed to making our city great. Mashukul Hoque, CEO at Datacentreplus, commenting on the shortlisting announcement says: “It is
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    15 / 10 / 2019

    Datacentreplus at the Mancunian Way Summer Charity Ball

    We are very excited to have attended the Mancunian Way Summer Charity Ball, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate. The Mancunian Way are a charity who specialise in street based engagement, targeting individuals who are most in need. Founded in 2011, the charity operates with a belief that with determination, passion, a vision
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    03 / 09 / 2019

    Datacentreplus at the Henshaws Awards 2019

    It was fantastic to attend and support the annual Henshaws Awards 2019 at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. Henshaws is a charity that supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations. We were joined by a variety of Greater Manchester businesses at the
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    24 / 06 / 2019

    Peter Horan latest engineer to join Datacentreplus

    We are very excited to welcome Peter Horan as the latest member to join the Datacentreplus team at our headquarters in Manchester. Peter will be taking on the role as a Linux Systems Administrator within the business, providing technical support and assistance to our customer base. Peter has an extensive background in hosting, having worked
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    19 / 06 / 2019

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