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From third line support to Bletchley Park.

Having spent six months working for San-iT, mainly on 3rd Line Support, dealing with complex problems and providing support for my colleagues, it was great to be rewarded with a day off as part of our internal SaniTy Day scheme. My wife, Debra and I have always wanted to visit Bletchley Park, but for very…

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Case Study: Organon Trustees

Fully managed cloud hosted server and virtual desktops.  San-iT helped Organon by migrating away from their ageing office server into a fully cloud managed server to deliver a secure and scalable virtual desktop solution which aids performance, security and remote working. The Client Organon Trustees is a specialist provider of bespoke self-invested pension solutions to…

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Taking a human-centred approach when migrating to the cloud

Managing your transition to a cloud-based system, whether an application or hardware, involves looking at the technology involved, as well as the people and processes within the business itself. Innovation can be transformational but driving internal change can often be met with resistance, especially from those with a “we’ve always done it this way” mindset….

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Freshwalks – a real San-iT family affair

I recently attended the latest Freshwalksfamily event in Edale with my two kids, Lucas and Orla and labradoodle, Max. For those that don’t know, Freshwalks connects, educates and revitalises business people in the great outdoors through countryside and coastal hikes as well as city walks. During school holidays, they put on family-friendly events where the…

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Cyber-crime fuelled by Covid-19 pandemic

After several prolonged, difficult months, plagued by coronavirus, small business owners are preparing for the day they can finally and permanently reopen their doors. The pandemic has seriously impacted the health of businesses everywhere, and for most employers, getting their business operating back to some form of normality cannot come soon enough. But whilst businesses…

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£5000 technology grants set to help businesses emerge from Covid-19.

Under this latest government scheme, small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1000 and £5000 to help access new technology and equipment as well as other business advisory services to help them get back on track and recover from Covid-19. The £20m support package will be fully funded by the…

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20 Questions: Alex, 3rd Line Support Engineer Cloud

Name: Alex Owen Nickname: Al Job role: 3rd line support engineer cloud infrastructure Hometown: Macclesfield Loves: The Peak District Hates: Traffic Quickly sum up a day in the life of a 3rd line support engineer: Unpredictable and diverse but never a dull day How would friends describe you in 3 words? Driven, Easy going, Friendly…

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Sanity Days – How We’re Beating Burnout

Have you ever been made to feel like your wellbeing doesn’t matter? That a customers’ happiness is more important – you have to work that extra shift or skip lunch to get the job done. Perhaps this isn’t an isolated event. You said ‘yes’ once and now working overtime is business as usual. As the…

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Don’t Take the Bait – Stay Safe from Phishing Scams

Is your company at risk of falling foul to phishing scams?

The news today is saturated with stories about COVID-19. In
turn, this has led to a massive increase in phishing attacks designed to exploit people’s fears and react in a knee-jerk manner.

This article will help you spot and avoid taking the bait of the latest COVID19 phishing attacks!

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COVID-19: Business as Usual – From Anywhere

Reports suggest that up to one-fifth of the working population ‘could be off sick at the same time’ during the peak of a coronavirus epidemic. In response, businesses are planning for high staff absenteeism and are putting in place precautions to keep work moving during this period of uncertainty.  So, what should you be considering?  The three areas…

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