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Mirus News & Technology Blog

Mirus News & Technology Blog

What You Need in a Remote Working Policy

Posted by Dan Sharp on Jan 11, 2017 2:09:41 PM

There are many benefits of implementing remote working for your business, but to ensure that it works well for your organisation, as well as its employees, it’s essential that you have a robust and detailed policy in place.

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Topics: remote working

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Office 365

Posted by Dan Sharp on Jan 5, 2017 2:00:12 PM

Haven’t worked out why your business should be using Microsoft Office 365 yet? Here are five very good reasons.

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Topics: Microsoft Office 365

12 Shocking Statistics Reveal Extent of Time Wasted at Work

Posted by Darren Thomson on Dec 22, 2016 3:03:38 PM

What would you say an average working week is? 35 hours? 40? According to the Office for National Statistics, full-time employees in the UK work an average of 39.1 hours per week, but how many of us actually work for those 39 hours?

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Topics: remote working

How your business can avoid Microsoft's 2017 Price Increases

Posted by Darren Thomson on Dec 14, 2016 10:42:39 AM

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As you may or may not be aware, last month Microsoft announced that they would be increasing the price of their products from January 2017.

Cloud based services such as Office 365 and Azure are to rise by 22% in price, where as on-premise software is to rise by 13%.

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Topics: Microsoft, Microsoft Partner

5 Reasons Office 365 Is Much Better Than Google Docs

Posted by Darren Thomson on Dec 12, 2016 11:23:34 AM

If you’ve never heard of or you’re not familiar with Microsoft Office 365, it is the modern incarnation of the classic Office suite of software that you’ve no doubt used in the past.

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Topics: Microsoft Office 365

How to Improve Your Organisation's Remote Working

Posted by Darren Thomson on Dec 6, 2016 4:22:51 PM

If your organisation has implemented remote working but you’ve been disappointed with the results so far, you might start to perceive the whole thing as a losing strategy.

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Topics: Microsoft Office 365

5 Reasons Your Staff Aren't Able to Work from Home

Posted by Darren Thomson on Nov 30, 2016 10:03:06 AM

Is your organisation keen to take advantage of the many benefits remote working can offer, but you’re constantly left frustrated by the obstacles stopping you from implementing it?

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Topics: Microsoft Office 365, remote working

7 Tips to Reduce Data Breaches

Posted by Darren Thomson on Nov 25, 2016 9:58:17 AM

With huge data breaches making headlines on a regular basis, it’s hard to ignore the fact that data security is becoming ever more important for business owners and those managing IT and intellectual property. Unfortunately, there are still far too many organisations that don’t understand just how serious the threat is – both financially and to your reputation. Nor how active and regular these attacks are.

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Topics: Business Data, Business Continuity, cyber security

Winners! CRN - SMB Reseller of the Year Award for 2016!

Posted by Darren Thomson on Nov 18, 2016 9:05:23 AM

We are absolutley delighted to have won SMB Reseller of the Year 2016 at the CRN Channel Awards last night! It really rounds off a fantastic year for Mirus after winning Dattos EMEA Partner of the Year award, being a finalist for Best Apprenticeship Scheme in the CRN Sales & Marketing Awards and also for being a finalist for Mid-Market Convergence Solution 2016 at the Comms Business Awards.

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Topics: Industry News, Award Winning IT, Mirus News, CRN, Channel News, Business Awards

When You Don't Need To Worry About Ransomware

Posted by Darren Thomson on Nov 16, 2016 10:29:10 AM

 Everyone frets and worries about ransomware. Between the hospital that recently managed to avoid it, and ODIN popping up on September 26th, everyone is concerned. Here are three situations in which you don't need to worry about it, though.    

One: If you want to lose time to your competitors  

In the aftermath of a ransomware attack, most people have several things to worry about. They stress over how to get your data back. They fret about how they're going to keep the information from getting out. They worry about what the hacker might have gained access to, and question if all they really wanted was the money. Dealing with all of this, you lose time to your competitors. If, however, you don't mind spending the time to get your company moving forward again... or if you're not scared of discovering how deep the damage goes, no worries. Your competitors will thank you for giving them a leg up on you.     

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Topics: cyber security, ransomware