What is a cloud migration strategy?

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Businesses are always looking for new ways to optimise their operations and gain a competitive edge. Cloud migration is a powerful solution, allowing businesses to move their data, applications, and IT resources from on-premises servers to the cloud.  But what exactly is cloud migration, and how can it benefit your organisation? This article explores the […]

What is a Managed Service Provider (MSP)?

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Effective IT infrastructure is critical for business success, but managing it in-house can be a time-consuming and expensive burden. Particularly for businesses in the UK, where internal IT resources may be stretched thin, or entirely absent. This is where Managed Service Providers (MSPs) come in, offering a solution to streamline your IT operations and free […]

What is Power BI?

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Data is the lifeblood of any business, but with so much information at your fingertips, it can be overwhelming to gain valuable insights. This is where Microsoft Power BI comes in. Power BI is a powerful business intelligence (BI) tool that helps you transform your data into clear, understandable visuals. In this article, we’ll provide […]

Data-Informed Decision Making: Back to Basics

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In the Age of Information, it should be a given that decision makers in business use data to inform their decisions. After all, why wouldn’t you want to use data for decision making? Banks don’t offer mortgages without looking at people’s finances first to make sure they can repayments; this is exactly data-informed decision making […]

Business Intelligence: Back to Basics

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At Mintivo, we’ve been working in the world of business intelligence (BI) and data for several years now. Like most people with expertise in a particular subject, we can be guilty of slipping into using jargon. It’s easy to forget not everyone is as versed in the world and language of Business Intelligence as we […]

Getting Started with Power BI

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Microsoft Power BI is a powerful business intelligence tool that empowers developers to transform data into clear and insightful visuals. This guide will take you through the initial steps of your Power BI journey, equipping you with the foundational knowledge to become a data hero. If you’re a developer taking your first look at Power […]

10 Benefits of Using Microsoft Power BI

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It’s no secret that a good business makes decisions backed by solid data analysis. As the data and analytics boom continues, many businesses are looking to decide on the right BI and data platform for them. The marketplace has a fair few players in it, but you can’t even scratch the surface of this space […]

Top 6 Benefits of Microsoft Azure

There’s no denying that cloud computing is part of the future for businesses everywhere. Rather than the costly option of physically owning and maintaining a dedicated IT system of servers and storage, it allows users to access shared technology services using a cloud platform. Microsoft Azure is a leading option for cloud computing, with its […]

Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Assessment – What’s the Difference?

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Cyber-attacks are an ongoing threat to organisations and it is imperative that businesses have effective security solutions in place. The identification of vulnerabilities, risks and weaknesses within computer and network security systems is essential to help avoid attacks. Two of the major tests or assessments to do this are penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. In […]

What is Microsoft Power Platform?

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Microsoft Power is a set of applications that can help businesses to boost productivity and make their IT processes easier. In this brief article, we’ll break down what Microsoft Power is, go through the different apps within it, and understand how its different components can help businesses to streamline their processes. What is the Microsoft […]