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What does digital transformation actually mean?

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Digital transformation is a term that’s being used quite a lot. There’s not a lot of information out there about what it actually means. Ultimately, it’s a broad term that references the changes required to compete and win in the digital economy era. At Acora, we define digital transformation...

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IT teams need to adapt to proactively support the waves of Microsoft’s updates

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There’s no doubt that Microsoft have a lot of good products, a lot of quality development teams and a lot of marketing people. Mix that with evergreen subscription models and you get a lot of news on a regular basis reviewing the latest and greatest enhancements, tweaks, updates, tricks...

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How much does it cost to use an external IT service desk? Try our calculator to find out.

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Last week, we said it would be a mistake to start with the singular objective of simply reducing directly comparable costs when working with a managed service provider. We talked about some typical costs and the added value available from a quality managed service provider: More hours covered Delivery...

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Save money and get more by working with a managed service provider for end-user support

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It may seem strange to say up front, but we think that having a singular objective of reducing costs when engaging a managed service provider is a mistake. An internal full-time IT support resource will cost in the region of £30k per year in salary, which after adding standard...

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Webinar recording: Is Windows 7 end of life your trigger for digital transformation? Co-hosted with Microsoft

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Earlier this month we ran a webinar with our friends from Microsoft titled: “Is Windows 7 end of life your trigger for digital transformation?” We began by talking about the common themes we hear from IT leaders, including the need to enable flexible working and promote collaboration, to keep...

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Cost optimised IT

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A couple of years ago Gartner was talking a lot about cost optimised IT, they even shared a “Top 10” list of cost optimisation ideas including: Create a shared-service organisation, for some or all IT services. Centralise, consolidate, modernise, integrate and standardise technologies. Leverage cloud services. Optimise software licensing...

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Operational IT vs. Strategic IT

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Not new terms, but worth considering for a moment. If operational IT is managing the day-to-day (keeping things running), then strategic IT is the time you spend looking to the future, adding business value, digitally transforming and supporting business growth. The question is, how do you effectively split your...

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Sophos, we’re just better than the competition.

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Event: Sophos Discover 2019 Author: Lee Ganly, CIO, Acora Sophos provides an award-winning endpoint protection service with artificial intelligence and EDR. Giving its customers expert protection against malware, exploits and ransomware. At their partner event in Manchester the message I got from them was all about evolving (digital transformation)...

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Acora and Microsoft are co-hosting a webinar to discuss if Windows 7 end of life is the trigger to start your digital transformation.

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When we talk to IT leaders we hear some common themes: The need to enable flexible working and promote collaboration The need to keep devices secure, compliant and up-to-date The need for simplicity, to prevent drowning in complexity The need to be more strategic And if that wasn’t enough,...

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