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Is your infrastructure monitoring fit for the future? Take a look!

Enterprises are transforming for survival. Technology powered innovation is a constant, and the businesses who thrive in this climate will be those who embody a flexible, dynamic approach and deliver digital access to goods and services faster than their competitors. The Covid-19 pandemic as drastically accelerated the pace of change for business, both in terms of remote access and increased use of cloud computing in all its forms. As applications have been migrated to hybrid, and multi-cloud environments and overall
infrastructure have become more complicated, IT monitoring tools have struggled to keep
pace. Many simply weren’t designed for the environment that they now operate in, having
evolved from the previous server-based era of computing. The result is a complex patchwork of monitoring tools. Some monitor different aspects of on-premises technology. Others come with hyperscale cloud providers – AWS, Azure and GCP. Some are very manual in nature, alert fatigues widespread, reporting is historical and predictions about the future are nigh on impossible. The combined effect of these limitations holds back the agility and digital transformation that businesses need.................................

Why use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for Office 365 and Azure? Think about it!

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) has now become the norm, and so it should. CCSW have been promoting and implementing MFA procedures with all our clients over the past 12 months, reducing security threats and "hacks" significantly. The process is fairly simple and painless, however, we have had to find solutions and introduce measures for issues such as accommodating those without work phones etc. For further information please read the article attached to this link which we hope helps you to make the right decision for your company.

Another client gains Cyber Essentials certification. Take a look!

CCSW do our level best to ensure our clients remain progressive in relation to their IT utilisation and development. We are therefore pleased to see Berry Smith Solicitors succeed in receiving their Cyber Essentials certification; an important step on the path to deserved success. https://www.berrysmith.com/

Is your infrastructure
monitoring fit for
the future?. Take a look!

The global pandemic has dramatically shifted how people work. As a result, organizations around the world have scaled up cloud services to support collaboration and productivity from home. We’re also seeing more apps leverage Microsoft’s identity platform to ensure seamless access and integrated security as cloud app usage explodes, particularly in collaboration apps such as Zoom, Webex Teams, Box and Microsoft Teams. With increased cloud app usage and the shift to working from home, security and how employees access company resources are even more top of mind for companies............

Microsoft changes its 365 offerings. Take a look!

Microsoft have announced changes to our Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium-sized businesses—and to Office 365 ProPlus. Going forward, all of these products will use the Microsoft 365 brand. CCSW will ensure our clients accounts are updated seamlessly as part of the service package we offer. We will continue to do this for all services provided from third party vendors.

Improve your knowledge of Teams. Take a look!

11 best practices for Microsoft Teams video meetings
Here’s what to do before, during and after leading a video call in Microsoft Teams to ensure a beneficial experience for all. You may spend most of your time in Microsoft Teams collaborating with your co-workers via text chats, but with office workers around the world now working from home, conducting video meetings in Teams has taken on increasing importance. While Skype for Business still exists as a separate product for legacy customers, Microsoft has folded its functionality into Teams, which is included with Microsoft 365/Office 365 business and enterprise subscriptions. It’s easy to start a video meeting in Teams, but there are ways to enhance the experience for you and the other participants, whether it’s an informal video chat with co-workers or a client presentation. Here’s how you can get the most out of Teams for video meetings — best practices for before, during and after your meeting...........
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