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IT Outsourcing due diligence checklist

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Now that your business is fully reliant on its IT systems, outsourcing is a significant decision. Your choice of IT partner is just as important as the actual services that are outsourced. Which is why you need an IT outsourcing due diligence checklist. Once you have drawn up a...

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17000 people from 140 countries converge at Microsoft Inspire

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Lee Ganly, Acora’s CIO, reports the best bits from day 1, including Satya Nadella’s key note. The excitable energy of Steve Ballmer was suddenly replaced with an altogether more composed and poignant Satya Nadella. The record 17000 people in the auditorium were all suitably impressed by Satya’s articulation of...

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The importance of IT Business Continuity Planning

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The key question in the minds of every airline executive recently, is probably – Could what has just happened to BA happen to us? Written by David Murphy, Enterprise Architect, Acora Any mature business regardless of vertical, sector, geography or internal structure, has at some point considered what is commonly...

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IT Outsourcing vs In-house IT – What are the pros and cons of IT outsourcing?

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The pros and cons of IT outsourcing have been debated for many years without a proper consensus ever being reached. However the rise of Cloud computing has changed the discussion somewhat – even non-technical decision-makers are signing up for hosted applications, and are already reaping the benefits of outsourcing...

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Acora prioritising compliance and security as new report reveals British businesses are ill prepared for the GDPR

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Research from security firm Sophos reveals that, with less than one year to go, 20% of British companies still regard the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) a low priority. The report, in which 625 IT decision makers from the UK, France and Benelux (Belgium and Luxemburg) were asked...

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Cyber attacks – safeguard your business from future incidents

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With one month of hindsight, and a lot of research, analysts are still in the process of building a complete picture of the WannaCry ransomware attack that took the world by storm. The Ransomware attack, which crippled parts of the NHS, will have set alarm bells ringing in businesses...

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Microsoft Tech Summit day 2 – Powering IT Transformation with O365

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The humble Microsoft productivity suite Office 365 may not seem like the logical starting point for IT transformation – but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. In the second of our series of blogs from the Tech Summit, Acora Enterprise Architect Dave Murphy feeds back on “the...

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Microsoft Tech Summit – Microsoft Azure takes centre stage on day 1

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We sent three of our techies to the Microsoft Tech Summit in Birmingham last week. In the first of a series of blogs reporting back on the key takeaways from the sessions, Dave Murphy, one of Acora’s Enterprise Architects, reports on the opening keynote session from Brad Anderson, Corporate...

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Acora invited to Microsoft Northern European Data Centre in Dublin

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As a key Microsoft partner, Acora were delighted to receive an invite to visit Microsoft’s Northern campus in Dublin. The recently expanded Dublin data centre provides hosting for the full range on Microsoft services including Azure, Office 365 and Xbox Live. This is public cloud compute on an industrial scale with...

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