Spotlight Award Finalists 2019

Partytime ...

The Solutions 4 IT Directors in full party mode at the Spotlight Awards 2019, where they were selected finalists in the 'Most Innovative Managed Service Provider' category.

One notable absence was PJ, the poor guy went down with flu the night before.

Windows 7 Upgrades

I remember one of my last jobs before stepping across from IT Technician back into IT Sales.
A simple Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade, a task which turned out to be far from straight forward.

The Workstations were typically 4 years old, the operating systems were Windows 7 and the upgrades all to Windows 10.

What can possibly go wrong?

The install was straight forward, the reboot and access to the new Windows 10 desktops all went to plan.

Spotlight Awards 2019 Finalist

Congratulations goes out to the Solutions 4 IT team for reaching the finals of CompTIA’s prestigious annual awards.

Solutions4IT are a voted finalist in the ‘IT Managed Service Provider’ category.

With 6,500 MSP’s in the UK alone and CompTIA operating in 120 countries you get an idea of the value this award represents.

Solving the Phishing security issue with Webroot.

Webroot DNS Protection is highly effective in securing networks and preventing internet browsers from becoming a major security risk.

What problem does it address?

The most common cyber threat is ‘phishing’ where you receive a bogus email linking you to a fraudulent website.

IT Security Workshops June 2019

June 2019 sees the launch of a series of ‘IT Security Workshops’

This 60-minute presentation targets managers who need to better understand Digital Foot Printing.

Your digital footprint is the mark that you leave behind when using the internet and can shape your online reputation.

SharePoint or OneDrive?

The answer is that SharePoint still does a lot of things OneDrive doesn’t.
OneDrive is an as-is, out-of-the-box service. SharePoint requires some development and customization, but it can do just about anything you may want it to do. Your company may be able to get by with just a OneDrive for Business subscription, but it comes down to what all you need your collaboration platform to do.

IT Budgets & Investment

These two approaches to IT investment are referred to as:

Capital Expenditure (CapEx): CapEx is the spending of money on physical infrastructure up front, and then deducting that expense from your tax bill over time. CapEx is an upfront cost, which has a value that reduces over time.

Economies of scale

Economies of scale is the ability to do things more efficiently or at a lower-cost per unit when operating at a larger scale. This cost advantage is an important benefit in cloud computing.

Cloud providers such as Microsoft, are large global businesses leveraging the benefits of economies of scale, and then pass the savings onto their customers.

Is Cloud Computing Cost Effective?

Cloud computing provides a pay-as-you-go or consumption-based pricing model. Rather than paying upfront for a pre-defined amount of computing resources or hardware, you can rent hardware and pay for the resources that you actually use.

This consumption-based model brings with it many benefits, including:

No upfront costs.