The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) has commenced a project that will see the creation of new data standards that will revolutionise parking. The combination of Smart Parking, IoT and these new data standards will change the way we park; available parking spaces, pricing and permitted times will be communicated in real-time.
Outsourcing your IT and technical support services to an external IT provider is one of the most common forms of outsourcing – with outsourced helpdesk being the most common. Any company who is looking to outsource their IT helpdesk or IT support needs to understand the pros and cons of outsourcing. Read more
Smart Agriculture is a topic that covers the many applications of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in farming, agrotech and agriculture. The use of sensors, data collection, wireless networks, cloud platforms and data analysis is already revolutionising the farming and agricultural sectors. Read more
Shadow IT is a term often used to describe a situation where an enterprise uses IT systems; applications, software, devices, cloud services and similar solutions without the knowledge or approval of the business. This can present security and operational risks to the company, given it bypasses the organisations’ standards, processes and procedures.
A slow PC can seriously impact productivity in a business – which means it becomes a cost to your business. A slow or poorly performing PC is a cost to your business in terms of lost productivity.
The Isle of Man is home to six datacentres, each with resilient cooling, power and security systems. Typical services include colocation, cloud, IP transit and managed hosting. The Island also many fibre networks connecting the Isle of Man to the UK and Ireland for onward connectivity. Read more
If you store or process customer data, chances are you are fully aware of your obligations under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Whilst many see Cloud applications such as Office 365 as being a risk factor, the opposite is true. The use of Cloud services can ease compliance and reduce the burden and cost to your business. The use of Office 365 will not only deliver tangible business benefits in terms of operations, but it also features a suite of compliance tools that can ease regulatory compliance. Read more
We regularly deploy IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) solutions for our clients at their network edge as part of their managed firewall solution. An IPS should be used by any organisations that do business online or operate within the financial services, legal, accounting, banking or healthcare sectors.
We regularly work with clients who wish to enhance or replace their current firewall solution and perimeter network security, but they are faced with a firewall migration project.
When we embark on a project like this, we rarely approach the problem from a technical or network standpoint. To implement a solution that protects a customer network and information assets, we first need to understand the business.
The majority of small businesses will already have a router, but a firewall is specifically designed to protect your network. With more complex threats, the functionality and features of firewalls and routers have evolved to include services such as intrusion prevention (IPS), antivirus, web filtering and anti-spam; often – all in one box.