What is Microsoft Power Apps?

Traditionally, the route to creating a business application was long, winding, and expensive. One of the issues was how to translate the business needs of a department, into something that the IT team could deliver quickly. Now, Microsoft has developed a new way of working, where business apps can be created quickly and effectively, by […]

Your Guide to Network Security Assessments

A network security assessment is an audit used to identify any potential security threats or vulnerabilities within an organisation’s IT network. But does your business need one and if so, can you carry it out yourself? In this article we will go over everything you need to know about a Network Security Assessment. Why does […]

10 cyber security measures your business needs

Cyber security is about protecting your data from attacks from cyber criminals. These attacks are malicious and are usually aimed at accessing and misusing confidential data, extorting money or hindering the day-to-day running of a business through ransomware, phishing scams and other data breaches. If your business has any type of online profile, it is […]

What is VoIP? An intro and guide to VoIP phone systems

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Another one of those IT jargon words is VoIP. And trust us when we say there is no way you will ever guess what it means. VoIP essential allows for multiple communication technologies (including audio, video and text) to work together in one system using the internet – pretty handy, right?! There is so much […]

Microsoft do not backup your data!

Microsoft do not backup your data!

Did you know that if you are using any of Microsoft software, your data is not backed up. So if something happens to it and you lose it, that’s it, it’s gone for good. Microsoft says that they are responsible for the availability of the application, customers are responsible for users, data and administration. We […]

Everything you need to know about a DDoS attack

Everything you need to know about a DDoS attack

It’s frustrating when you can’t access a website. Tickets go on sale for the must-go-to festival or Black Friday brings a deal that is too good to miss. The volume of traffic, from legitimate would-be customers trying to buy what is on offer, overwhelms the site. A good website hosting provider will help with this, […]

Mintivo sets £10 million turnover target after 50 per cent growth in a year

Press release: Chippenham-based IT services and solutions company Mintivo has taken on seven new members of staff as it sets its sights on hitting £10m turnover within three years after growing 50 per cent in the last 12 months. The company has made the appointments to keep pace with its increase in customers and managing director Chris […]

Microsoft Azure: IaaS vs. PaaS

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Cloud computing is everywhere, bringing flexible and efficient computing to businesses and organisations of all sizes. Microsoft Azure is one of the biggest and most popular cloud services, providing several different delivery options, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) servers. Where a business simply […]

Why is Cyber Security Important?

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It is tempting to believe that hacking and other cyber-crimes are a relatively new phenomena, but unfortunately this is not the case. In the 1970’s a small group of techies found a way to modify the software at the Bell Telephone Company, allowing them to make free long distance phone calls. The first major attack […]

What is Microsoft Viva – The Different Platforms Explained

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Although hopefully the Covid-19 pandemic is largely behind us, its legacy remains. One area of business life that has been changed is the rise of hybrid home and office working. If everyone is working in the same physical location, it is easier to ensure all employees get a similar experience and absorb a company’s culture, […]

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