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Spend or Save? The Top Five Technologies to Transform an Insurance Broking Business

Posted by Simon Michie | 29 Jul 2016, 14:59 PM

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Recent research carried out showed that 68% of mid-sized professional services businesses are looking at investing in new technology this year. Simon Michie believes that, despite a reputation for being cautious, the number of insurance brokers in this figure will be high as they look to differentiante themselves and offer the best customer exeprience. With legacy systems holding them back and almost 70% of IT budget going on day-to-day-maintenance, Simon lists his five top new technologies that he believes will help make a positive impact on the broking business.

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Law firms must overcome data management and security fears

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 11 Jul 2016, 11:20 AM

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There are many benefits to the legal sector taking a paperless approach when it comes to storing data. However, as recent research revealed, 29% of legal firms still saw digital data storage and security as a major business challenge. Outside of the legal sector, hybrid cloud solutions help many businesses overcome their anxieties towards cloud data storage and this blog explains why a hybrid solution along with proper staff training and constant security reviews should help the legal sector overcome those same issues.

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Wireless: Good for the nations health

Posted by Mark Hall | 27 Jun 2016, 10:45 AM

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Last year, in a bid to improve patient experience and medical treatment, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that all NHS buildings were to be equipped with free Wi-Fi. Mark Hall explains why this significant investment in digital healthcare means more to the sector than just patients having free access to Netflix and Facebook and how, from cutting paperwork to faster referrals and alert-based monitoring, if rolled-out properly, the benefits to the sector could be endless.

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Out with the old, in with the new: How law firms are driving efficiencies

Posted by Simon Michie | 20 Jun 2016, 17:01 PM

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Following recent research within the legal sector, our CTO Simon Michie looks at the current challenges law firms are facing in meeting their strategic objectives, and how they are utilising technology to stimulate growth. Simon looks at the key stats within the research and how a managed IT services provider can help to drive efficiencies within legal firms.

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In-house, In-Cloud, In-data-centre or hybrid – which way to go?

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 14 Jun 2016, 16:08 PM

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Today businesses are left with a range of options on how to host their IT systems. Jonathan Birch, our head of infrastructure services, looks at the choices, the benefits and disadvantages of each of the hosting options.

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Bricks and mortar retailers need to be fast and agile too

Posted by Simon Michie | 6 Jun 2016, 16:07 PM

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Retailers have more to focus on than just being agile and responsive online. With the high street still providing a significant proportion of a retailer’s total revenue we look at how creating a fast and agile physical environment within your stores can create a competitive advantage.

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Healthcare innovation, not data theft

Posted by Peter Nailer | 17 May 2016, 09:38 AM

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Technology giant Google recently announced it will be launching an app in conjunction with the NHS to monitor for symptoms of kidney failure. However, despite the obvious positives to this technology, this potentially lifesaving project is facing a backlash due to the implications of Google having full access to the medical records of more than 1.6 million patients in the UK without prior patient consultation.

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Just because you can't see it…

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 13 May 2016, 10:20 AM

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Redcentric's customers expect a high standard of service but this takes time, money and effort to ensure the infrastructure used to deliver our solutions is of the highest standard. This blog argues that, while it is fine to expect a high-standard of service, it is just as important to remember the commitment, investment and hard work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure the service remains at an on-going high standard.

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5 ways to tailor your wireless LAN Service

Posted by Sean Paxton | 29 Apr 2016, 16:24 PM

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Public space WiFi, while adequate for the job it is required for, is essentially a limited product. For most enterprises there is the need for more than just a vanilla solution for their wireless requirements and with that comes the importance of the managed service provider. This blog looks at the key elements your business should consider when looking for a managed wireless solution and provider.

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How #GenMobile is spurring the wireless workplace

Posted by Simon Michie | 21 Apr 2016, 14:55 PM

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A recent study showed 63% of employees born between the years 1980 and 2000 (or #GenMobile) felt that their personal devices played a key part in managing their lives both in and out of work, causing an increased demand on wireless networks. We look at how businesses are responding to meet the needs of an increasingly connected generation.

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Busting cloud myths

Posted by Stuart Brown | 14 Apr 2016, 14:10 PM

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With data loss and theft being a big concern of CIO’s, Stuart Brown our Principle Solutions Architect looks at the common myths that surround questions of moving data into the Cloud as well as looking at other areas that could create a data loss or theft within organisations.

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Oracle on customer launch opens up true hybrid Cloud

Posted by Vaughan Andrews | 5 Apr 2016, 17:14 PM

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With Oracle announcing last month their Oracle Cloud at Customer we look at how this changes hybrid Cloud proposition for Oracle and helps to meet requirements such as data residency, security or compliance issues.

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The beating heart of innovation: how machine learning could drive patient health care

Posted by Francis White | 1 Apr 2016, 14:18 PM

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Francis White, NHS Innovation Fellow and VP sales & business development at AliveCor, gives his thoughts on innovation within healthcare. He discusses how innovation needs to be supported by technology to fulfill its potential and what the impact can be on the industry.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator

Posted by Mark Hall | 1 Apr 2016, 11:58 AM

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As the NHS is challenged with reducing spend and meeting increasing demand, the NHS has had to put innovation at the heart of its programmes to deliver better outcomes against the NHS Outcomes Framework. We look at the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) fellowship programme and some thoughts as guest blogs.

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From patient records to financial records: how Central Government is opening up

Posted by Martin Fisher | 30 Mar 2016, 09:07 AM

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By adopting an 'open sourced' Cloud solution in recent months, Central Government has not only shown a willingness to implement Cloud technologies but also an intention to move to words a more agile technology environment. In this blog, Martin Fisher discusses how one under-pressure organisation, the HMRC, needs to adopt these new technologies to deliver a quality service to clients expecting a 360-degree view of their financial information.

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HSCN: Prescribing a smooth network transition for health and social care

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Mar 2016, 09:11 AM

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The N3 network has provided the NHS organisations and employees with fast and secure broadband connection for the last 9 years. With the proposed replacement, the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), Mark Hall looks at what this means for the healthcare sector and how it can enable effective data sharing of patient records for greater efficiencies, as well as ensuring consistent security.

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Why we should let G-Cloud lead by example

Posted by Peter Nailer | 21 Mar 2016, 16:39 PM

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Having hit the landmark figure of £1billion in sales, the G-Cloud framework has clearly put cloud at the forefront of innovation within the public sector. This blog looks at that success of the G-Cloud framework discussing how it has not only benefitted the bigger organisations but also the smaller vendors working in the public sector.

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The best of both clouds: why we've launched a secure connection to the public cloud

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 4 Mar 2016, 16:54 PM

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Recent research by Redcentric showed that a large number of organisations still have concerns about integrating on-premise with public cloud. This blog explains how Redcentric have created a more manageable approach to hybrid cloud simplifying the process whilst increasing control and visibility for IT departments.

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G-Clouds success goes beyond the numbers

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Feb 2016, 15:03 PM

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As the G-Cloud and Digital Services frameworks announce that they have broken the billion-pound barrier in sales our direct of public sector, Mark Hall, looks at the wider lessons that can be learnt when acquiring Government ICT.

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Making the right call on broadband backup

Posted by Sean Paxton | 22 Feb 2016, 14:30 PM

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In an age of increasing broadband speeds and the expectation of high-speed connectivity without a second glance, the recent lengthy outage experienced by BT, while unexpected, did raise the issue of business continuity. This blog looks at why businesses should be wary of being lulled into a false sense of security regarding "always-on" connectivity making sure they have a contingency plan in place should the worst happen.

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