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Businesses advised to apply for connection vouchers asap before funds run out

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy has urged SMEs hoping to benefit from up to £3,000 of connection vouchers to act fast. The scheme is issuing non-repayable grants from the £40m funding pot on a “first come, first served” basis and 25,000 businesses have already benefited (including cafes, graphic designers, architects, estate agents, mechanics, events coordinators and caterers).  

Don't leave your mobile fleet exposed to a cyberattack or security breach

A recent study into the BYOD market found that 59% of employees who use their own devices for work purposes don’t involve their IT department when setting up their device for work purposes*. This is rightly a huge concern for IT departments who spend great chunks of time putting in place strategies to combat data breaches and cyberattacks.

When you consider that in a separate study by Ernst and Young, 84% of companies now believe mobile security to be a medium to high risk within their organisation, action clearly needs to be taken in the average UK business.

Put yourself in the driving seat when using your phone abroad

We have all been there before: forgetting to switch our 3G/ 4G off when we land at our holiday destination or thinking by quickly checking our email it won’t cost too much. Then you open the document without thinking, and the biggest shock at the end of the holiday isn’t the excessive drop in temperature when you land back in the UK.

In today’s world of pervasive technology we want to be switched on to data wherever we are, whether that’s at home or abroad; with increased bandwidth on cellular data we now expect to  access crucial and not-so-crucial information wherever we are.

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The SMB Guide: Jargon buster

Walk into any office and you’re bound to hear an array of acronyms, business-babble and industry gobbledegook. Unfortunately, the tech industry is one of the biggest culprits, boasting a packed vocabulary that would dumbfound and confuse most laymen.

New Platinum cloud storage gives the performance your IT systems crave

It's human nature to continually seek better performance from technology, whether it be in our personal lives or business. In the business world, if our IT systems perform well, they boost productivity as employees can just get on with their jobs and customers can transact with us online with ease.

Timico are pleased to announce that we have added a new, high performance storage tier to our cloud platform to cater to the increasing demand from high intensity applications that are being migrated to the cloud.

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