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  • Mental Health Week – Raising Awareness

    For Mental Health Week this year, we’re raising awareness of the influence of loneliness on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it. Some people are at higher risk of feeling lonelier than others. But there are things we can all do to cope with loneliness and prevent some of
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    13 / 05 / 2022

    Datacentreplus visits DTX Manchester

    Last week several of our staff attended the DTX Manchester (previously IP EXPO) at the Iconic Manchester Central. The event took place over 2 days showcasing some of the latest trends including Cyber Security, Connectivity, Server Management, Cloud Technology and Backup Technology. Event speakers included Gary Neville, Manisha Mistry (Rolls Royce COO) and Manchester mayor Andy
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    06 / 05 / 2022

    Kickstart Scheme: Sophie Joining Datacentreplus!

    Here at Datacentreplus we recognise just how important the youth of today are and how offering opportunities for them to grow within their career is vital to their future. That is why we have been involved in the Kickstart Scheme a number of times.  The Kickstart Scheme, which was launched by the government, offers 16-24
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    27 / 04 / 2022

    Gavin Upsall joins Datacentreplus as Senior Account Manager!

    We are very excited to announce that Gavin Upsall has just joined our growing Client Communications team as Senior Account Manager. Gavin is a very well-known and respected figure within the hosting business sector and has more than 12 years of experience. Notably, Gavin has worked for a number of hosting providers, including Melbourne Hosting
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    31 / 03 / 2022

    Littleborough Community Primary School – Christmas Gift donation

    At Datacentreplus we want to humanise hosting and always strive to help people in any way we can. We know just how tough the Christmas period can be for families, certainly with the events that have transpired in the past couple of years so we decided to help some of the families at the Littleborough
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    23 / 03 / 2022

    What You Should Know About Dedicated Servers

    Datacentreplus prides itself on excellent server hosting options, offering a range that includes cloud solutions, Colocation and Dedicated servers, to serve every business need.  With all the talk of flexibility in cloud services, sometimes there is the worry that being too flexible can cause a large spike in costs. This article looks at the advantages
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    14 / 03 / 2022

    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 / 2022

    What is Colocation?

    Colocation is the practice of housing a company’s own server(s) within a third-party data centre. Why might a company want to do this? This allows a company to use their own hardware and software to run the server and is a useful option if the company already owns the hardware or they have applications that
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    28 / 02 / 2022

    Two-Factor Authentication For Google

    What is 2 factor authentication?  2 factor authentication (2FA) is one specific type of multi-factor authentication.   The basic idea behind this type of authentication is to require ‘something the user possesses’ (a device of some kind), in addition to ‘something the user knows’ (username/password/pin). This provides an extra layer of security when logging into
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    18 / 02 / 2022

    Two-Factor Authentication For Microsoft

    What is two-factor authentication?  Two-factor authentication (2FA) provides an extra layer of security when logging into an online account. Whilst there are many types of 2FA, the most popular today is software tokens, where the user instals an authentication application on their smartphone, and when prompted by the site the user is attempting to log
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    10 / 02 / 2022

    Power: An integral part of our data centre

    As obvious as it sounds, power is a critical part of a data centre. Basically, data centres rely on power for just about everything they do. No power, no data! It really is like anything else that requires electricity. To ensure that everything runs smoothly at all times in a data centre, the System Administrators
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    20 / 01 / 2022

    How to contact us over Christmas and Thank You!

    It has been a difficult year for many people and, as the year draws to an end, we think we could all do with a break. 2021 saw many significant investments by us in improving infrastructure and adding even more resilience to our systems and we will have more to say on this next year,
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    20 / 12 / 2021

    Prolific North Tech Awards

    The Prolific North Tech Awards 2021, that took place on the 21st October at the Manchester Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, celebrated the incredible innovation of the region’s tech sector. It rewarded organisations, teams and individuals who have grown incredibly in the tech industry. The North of England plays a crucial role in this
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    06 / 12 / 2021

    Does it matter where your server is hosted?

    Yes, it does. But why?;   Choosing a sub-satisfactory hosting provider could result in issues for you and your customers, such as slow speeds, technical glitches and even security problems.  Whilst everything may seem to work fine at first, eventually, complications could arise.    Reliability   Not all hosting providers are equal, and for small
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    02 / 12 / 2021

    Mashukul’s 5 top tips to get your business ready for Black Friday

    Black Friday lands on 26th of November, and this year it feels like we need those sales more than ever! Last year Amazon recorded sales of $4.8billion and the question is, will that be topped this year? Most UK businesses hope to see sales grow by 50% this year, but do you feel that your
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    15 / 11 / 2021

    DCP Apprentice Academy

    An apprenticeship is a system designed to train a new generation of workers in a trade or profession of their choice, accompanied by some studying (20% of the apprenticeship is the studying). The idea of an apprenticeship is that it will lead to a career within the apprentice’s chosen field, and continue to progress with
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    08 / 11 / 2021

    Forever Manchester – Business Supporters Lunch

    Forever Manchester is a Manchester-based charity that aims to raise money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. We have worked closely with Forever Manchester for a number of years and have been lucky enough to get involved with some of their work as well as being able to support this amazing cause.
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    03 / 11 / 2021

    DCP snatch award for Best Cloud Hosting Service!

    The team are delighted to announce that we have won an SME News Northern Enterprise award for the “Best Cloud Hosting Services Provider 2021”. This is a great addition to our selection of awards, and we feel it was well deserved (even if we do say so ourselves!).  We have been providing clients with fully-managed
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    15 / 10 / 2021
  • Kickstart Scheme: Sophie Joining Datacentreplus!

    Here at Datacentreplus we recognise just how important the youth of today are and how offering opportunities for them to grow within their career is vital to their future. That is why we have been involved in the Kickstart Scheme a number of times.  The Kickstart Scheme, which was launched by the government, offers 16-24
    Read more

    27 / 04 / 2022

    Gavin Upsall joins Datacentreplus as Senior Account Manager!

    We are very excited to announce that Gavin Upsall has just joined our growing Client Communications team as Senior Account Manager. Gavin is a very well-known and respected figure within the hosting business sector and has more than 12 years of experience. Notably, Gavin has worked for a number of hosting providers, including Melbourne Hosting
    Read more

    31 / 03 / 2022

    Littleborough Community Primary School – Christmas Gift donation

    At Datacentreplus we want to humanise hosting and always strive to help people in any way we can. We know just how tough the Christmas period can be for families, certainly with the events that have transpired in the past couple of years so we decided to help some of the families at the Littleborough
    Read more

    23 / 03 / 2022

    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
    Read more

    08 / 03 / 2022

    Forever Manchester – Business Supporters Lunch

    Forever Manchester is a Manchester-based charity that aims to raise money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. We have worked closely with Forever Manchester for a number of years and have been lucky enough to get involved with some of their work as well as being able to support this amazing cause.
    Read more

    03 / 11 / 2021

    DCP snatch award for Best Cloud Hosting Service!

    The team are delighted to announce that we have won an SME News Northern Enterprise award for the “Best Cloud Hosting Services Provider 2021”. This is a great addition to our selection of awards, and we feel it was well deserved (even if we do say so ourselves!).  We have been providing clients with fully-managed
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    15 / 10 / 2021

    One Does Not Simply Walk Into Manchester – Hospitality Map

    Click here to view our map! I’m sure we can all remember that fateful day in March 2020. The whole country plunged into lockdown, with no sign of release and Britain’s people confined to their homes unless for an emergency. This saw lots of places we once enjoyed visiting, such as restaurants, shut down for
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    17 / 09 / 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

    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
    Read more

    08 / 03 / 2022

    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

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