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Mirus IT Solutions News

Mirus Scoops CRN’s ‘SMB Reseller of the Year’ Award!

Mirus Scoops CRN’s ‘SMB Reseller of the Year’ Award!

Last night, the MTeam enjoyed an extravagant evening at the CRN Channel Partners Awards in London’s Battersea Park. The ceremony, celebrating the nation’s finest technology & managed service enterprises, brings together the industry’s best to ...
Where Does Print Fit into Your Company Strategy?

Where Does Print Fit into Your Company Strategy?

Even if you’re amongst the majority of UK businesses with a managed print solution, how well are you incorporating yours into your company’s IT strategy? This time last year, a Quocirca survey revealed that under 1 quarter of businesses believed ...
Sofa Time: Exploring the Cyber Threat Landscape with Mimecast

Sofa Time: Exploring the Cyber Threat Landscape with Mimecast

Sofa Time is back, this time with a special guest from our partners at Mimecast! Adon Blackwood, Sales Engineer at Mimecast, joins Sofa Time regular Dan Sharp for the first of two videos exploring the cyber threat landscape. 
What Workers Want from a Modern Workplace

What Workers Want from a Modern Workplace

2020 will see the young upstarts of “Generation Z” take their first steps into the world of employment. Belying their reputation with 'Generation X' – who are famously scrutinous of their younger counterparts - surveys suggest that the next wave of ...
Mirus Apprentices are Set for Success!

Mirus Apprentices are Set for Success!

It’s a proud and inspiring day for Mirus, and even more so for our apprentice IT experts Harry and Joe – both of whom successfully passed their apprenticeships with MK College! Field Service Technician Joe Humphries graduated in Advanced ...
Guest Blog: Are Human Resources Your Weakest Link in the Battle Against Cyber-Attacks?

Guest Blog: Are Human Resources Your Weakest Link in the Battle Against Cyber-Attacks?

Dr. Laura Marulanda-Carter PhD is the Head of Curriculum IoT at Milton Keynes College, a campaigner for women in technology and a monthly columnist for Information Age. In this, her third contribution to the Mirus IT blog, Laura explores a lack of ...
October MTeam - Monthly

October MTeam - Monthly

Ahh, October – month of crunchy leaves, carved pumpkins and early nightfalls. It was a moderately busy month for the MTeam, with award wins, yet more exams passed and a trio of new starters joining the team.   Let’s start with some celebrations for ...
This Domino’s Phishing Email is a Real Pizza Work

This Domino’s Phishing Email is a Real Pizza Work

At half 1 on a Thursday afternoon, having worked my way through a pile of documents, this humble Mirus employee felt a violent rumbling in their stomach.  I’d skipped an early lunch to get through a huge pile of outstanding work, and right about ...
Meet Chris Maybray – Taking Part in the Milton Keynes CEO Sleepout

Meet Chris Maybray – Taking Part in the Milton Keynes CEO Sleepout

The Milton Keynes CEO Sleepout begins on November 7th, and various members of the Mirus MTeam will be taking part in the charitable cause.  Most of us spend our nights in the safety and comfort of our own homes and beds - but for the nation's ...
This Year’s Hallowe’en Festivities have been a Scream for the MTeam

This Year’s Hallowe’en Festivities have been a Scream for the MTeam

It’s Hallowe’en, and once again there’s enough excitement going on at the MTeam offices to raise the dead! Never ones to shy away from a celebration (or an excuse to get dressed up!), the MTeam truly got into the spirit (ha!) of Hallowe’en this ...
Protect Your Print with Bitdefender – Now Available from Mirus Managed Print

Protect Your Print with Bitdefender – Now Available from Mirus Managed Print

Our print security offerings have once again improved, thanks to the arrival of Bitdefender – now optimised for the latest Develop multifunction print devices. It’s compatible with Develop’s A3 ineo+ devices; the 250i, 300i and 360i, as well as its ...
The Death of Windows 7 is a Real Horror Story

The Death of Windows 7 is a Real Horror Story

We at Mirus aren’t in the business of scaremongering, but with the Halloween season now upon us, it only seems right to share this true, cautionary tale - lest your IT turn into a horror story.
Should You Pay for an IT Health Check?

Should You Pay for an IT Health Check?

Should you pay for an IT Health Check? To answer this question, one need look no further than the wisdom of Ian Betteridge, a respected British technology journalist. While Ian has never offered an opinion on the price of an IT Health Check – at ...
Can Your Business Afford to be Without Cyber Essentials?

Can Your Business Afford to be Without Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a voluntary, government-backed accreditation scheme that recognises businesses and organisations with stringent cyber security provisions. It’s essential for any organisation bidding for central government or MOD contracts, but ...
The MTeam Takes on the Swanbourne Endeavour

The MTeam Takes on the Swanbourne Endeavour

Members of the MTeam had anything but the typical lazy Sunday this last week, with 12 of our most active members tackling the Swanbourne Endeavour; a mud-soaked, 5km run beginning and ending in Swanbourne House School and sees runners tackling ...
The Tech Defining the Legal Sector’s Future

The Tech Defining the Legal Sector’s Future

The future of most, if not all industries, is dictated by its technology. For the legal sector, this means some large, if not revolutionary disruptions to regular processes - most of which might be unfamiliar, but all of which hint at some ...
Mirus Makes the First Ever European Partners 51 Award

Mirus Makes the First Ever European Partners 51 Award

It’s official! Following June’s spectacular revelation that Mirus were the UK’s 6th best MSP, we’re now officially recognised as the 13th best MSP in Europe!
Beware the Rising Threat of Ryuk

Beware the Rising Threat of Ryuk

If only you could set a trap for Ransomware as easily as you could set your watch to it. Sure enough, another week has gone by and another particularly nasty example is set to steal the cyber threat spotlight. This week, more and more businesses are ...
Future-Proofing Your Business IT Needn’t Feel Like Science Fiction

Future-Proofing Your Business IT Needn’t Feel Like Science Fiction

As a child and still to this day, I had a misty-eyed fascination with the art of Retrofuturism. First popularised in the 1940s, and further again in the dawn of the great American Space Race, it was an artistic movement that imagined a future of ...
Meet Pippa Loveridge – Another MTeam Member Taking Part in the CEO Sleepout

Meet Pippa Loveridge – Another MTeam Member Taking Part in the CEO Sleepout

Pippa Loveridge is the latest MTeam member to join the CEO Sleepout! Our own, Virtually Unflappable Head of Marketing brings the number of Mirus members braving the cold November night up to 7; all in our efforts to raise money for Milton Keynes’ ...
British Airways Proves there’s More to be Lost from a Data Breach than GDPR Fines

British Airways Proves there’s More to be Lost from a Data Breach than GDPR Fines

As if British Airways weren’t still reeling from this year’s GDPR fine –coming in at a heady £183.39 million – the airline has a whole new set of costs to consider; close to 500,000, in fact. High Court judge, Mr. Justice Warby, has granted a group ...
Small Businesses, Significant Costs: How Cyber Crime Hits SMEs Hardest

Small Businesses, Significant Costs: How Cyber Crime Hits SMEs Hardest

The bigger they are, the harder they fall? Not so for the UK’s smaller businesses, sadly. Research from business ISP Beaming concludes that smaller businesses are hit harder from the fallout of a cyber crime than their big-business counterparts.  ...
Big Phishing in a Small Pond: the UK’s Troubling Phishing Statistics

Big Phishing in a Small Pond: the UK’s Troubling Phishing Statistics

For all the AntiVirus solutions we invest in, for all the time spent setting up firewalls and endpoint security and for all the headlines about cyber-crime and staggering GDPR fines, businesses are still getting thwarted by simple misspelled emails. ...
You Don’t Outsource an MSP – You Employ Them

You Don’t Outsource an MSP – You Employ Them

Who wouldn’t be protective of their business? The months, money and management expended to realise those grand aspirations – how could you entrust all three to anyone else after everything you’ve invested? It’s a question – if not a barrier – set to ...
The Cyber Security Threats of the Legal Sector

The Cyber Security Threats of the Legal Sector

You'd imagine, perhaps logically, that committing a crime under the nose of legal professionals isn’t so much playing with fire as it is leaping face-first into the flames. Yet the logic of your average cyber criminal is far removed from our own, ...
Autumn’s Coming – September Monthly

Autumn’s Coming – September Monthly

Now that Summer is almost over – sorry to break it to you – the Autumn routine has crept back into our lives; our holidays are over, our kids are settled back into school, and conversations turn increasingly to Christmas.  And while leaves, like the ...
Meet Peter Hack – Another MTeam Member Taking Part in the CEO Sleepout

Meet Peter Hack – Another MTeam Member Taking Part in the CEO Sleepout

As you may have heard on our social media channels, the MTeam’s CEO, Senior Management Team, Head of Marketing and Senior BDM are all taking part in the Milton Keynes CEO Sleepout. This charitable cause is a nationwide event in which key company ...
What is “Service Addiction”?

What is “Service Addiction”?

In 2009 we introduced our Service Addiction programme, our approach to ensuring our customers receive a world-class experience every time they contact their Mirus Service team. Through the last 10 years our addiction to providing the best service ...
Cyber Essentials is Evolving - What does that Mean for Your Business Security?

Cyber Essentials is Evolving - What does that Mean for Your Business Security?

The UK Government continues in its mission to make the UK "one of the safest places to live and do business online", and at the forefront of this mission is the Cyber Essentials programme. This initiative provides businesses the opportunity to be ...
Why You Might Need a Managed Service Provider

Why You Might Need a Managed Service Provider

How do you perceive Business IT? An exciting opportunity to meet your business aspirations, or an expensive burden that distracts and disserves?  However you view your business IT – favourably, or otherwise – there’s every chance that a Managed ...
Office 365 - Flexible, Collaborative Solutions Driving Your Business Strategy

Office 365 - Flexible, Collaborative Solutions Driving Your Business Strategy

Office 365 is unanimously - through perhaps unofficially - recognised as the de-facto office software for businesses worldwide. The breadth of its software, not to mention its cross-compatibility, make it an easy sell for the busy, tech - dependent ...
Northampton Saints and the Value of Strategic Partnerships

Northampton Saints and the Value of Strategic Partnerships

This month, the Mirus blogs have taken a deliberately strategic bent, concentrating on the longevity, continuity and future-proofing of your business.  But if all three feel like too much to manage, there's one other crucial component to your ...
Cyber Attacks – How do they Happen and How do You Prevent Them?

Cyber Attacks – How do they Happen and How do You Prevent Them?

Cyber threats are like mosquitoes - your hear plenty of buzz about them, but swatting them away can sometimes feel a little futile. It’s understandable – after all, the more capable our devices become, the more of a goldmine they are for cyber ...
Managed Print: Saving the Earth, Time and Space

Managed Print: Saving the Earth, Time and Space

Few businesses would explore a new strategy without money being top of their agenda. Whether making more or spending less, a plan that fails to protect the bottom line might need a little extra time at the drawing board.  Yet there's more to be ...
Business Continuity in the Face of any Disaster

Business Continuity in the Face of any Disaster

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail" - Benjamin Franklin When it comes to formulating a business plan, few MDs would willingly put "failure" into their strategy. Yet it's actually an integral component - albeit for different reasons than you're ...
Meet Tom Williams - Taking Part in the Milton Keynes CEO Sleepout

Meet Tom Williams - Taking Part in the Milton Keynes CEO Sleepout

The Milton Keynes CEO Sleepout begins on November 7th, with various members of the Mirus MTeam will be taking part in the charitable cause.   The CEO Sleepout is a nationwide event in which company CEOs drop the relative comfort of their beds - or ...
VoIP - It's More than just Telephony

VoIP - It's More than just Telephony

For those new to the concept of VoIP, its benefits over the typical landline - set to be discontinued in 2025 - might not be immediately apparent.  We've covered some of the most immediate benefits in our blog 6 Great Reasons to Switch to VoIP but ...
Holding on to the last bit of Summer – August’s Monthly Update

Holding on to the last bit of Summer – August’s Monthly Update

August was an exciting month for Mirus, with some major new announcements, some great social events, and more than one celebratory feast - all in a sweltering month which saw temperatures reach a record-breaking 33.3 degrees! 
Five Steps to Business Longevity

Five Steps to Business Longevity

Few organisations - apart from charities, perhaps - exist with obsolescence in mind. Your business exists to satisfy demand (or create it, if you're especially shrewd), and doing this means adapting it for the future.  Whether it's technology, ...
Will 2020 be the Year of VoIP?

Will 2020 be the Year of VoIP?

 As BT begin rooting up the copper wires like so many unwanted weeds, 2020 brings the start of a slow and saddening goodbye to ISDN. The infrastructure that has powered our landline telephony for years and brought us such vintage favourites as the ...
Will AI Invigorate the Recruitment Industry?

Will AI Invigorate the Recruitment Industry?

If history has taught us anything, it’s that few tech revelations succeed at the first try. 3D technology took no less than three efforts to gain mainstream momentum (and has since been relegated, once again, to the screens of expensive cinemas).  ...
Top Tips for Joining the MTeam

Top Tips for Joining the MTeam

Alongside important documents and a fresh new set of stationary, there’s one thing most new recruits take with them to a new job – nerves.  Here at Mirus, we want to make sure that our new starters are as welcome and relaxed as possible. So for any ...
The New Develop Ineo+ Multifunction Printers have Arrived

The New Develop Ineo+ Multifunction Printers have Arrived

Following on from last month’s arrival of the new Epson Workforce printers and Papercut 19.0, yet more printing solutions have joined the Mirus Managed Print portfolio. Introducing the new Develop Ineo+ 250i, 300i and 360i Multifunction printers. ...
Award-Winning Managed Services Provider, Mirus IT, Becomes Part of IT Lab

Award-Winning Managed Services Provider, Mirus IT, Becomes Part of IT Lab

Mirus IT, the long-standing Milton Keynes-based, managed services provider is now part of the IT Lab group. This acquisition sees Mirus IT join Perspective Risk (acquired May 2017) and Content & Code (acquired in September 2018), in a business that ...
Sick Notes: Common Security Blunders We Find on our Network Health Checks

Sick Notes: Common Security Blunders We Find on our Network Health Checks

We’re an experienced bunch here at Mirus, so when it comes to our clients’ free IT Health Checks, there’s little we encounter that truly surprises us. Still, that doesn’t mean we haven’t discovered some serious security situations in our travels – ...
Could You Weather a GDPR Storm?

Could You Weather a GDPR Storm?

July 2019 was a busy month for the Information Commissioner’s Office. Following two data breaches at Marriott Hotels and British Airways – originally recorded in November 2018 and June 2018 respectively – the first of the UK’s GDPR fines have bolted ...
Sofa Time: The Demise of ISDN

Sofa Time: The Demise of ISDN

Like fax machines and WAP internet, landline telephony is now destined to be replaced with better, more modern solutions.  Not a bad run, mind; it’s rare that tech revolutions endure the 100-plus years that the humble landline connection has. 
The Rules Behind Your Remote Working Policy

The Rules Behind Your Remote Working Policy

As we’ve confirmed before, there’s plenty of benefits to welcoming Remote Working solutions into the workplace – not least for the added flexibility and increased employee satisfaction. Still, we’d be remiss not to mention the care and caution ...
Mirus Monthly Blog for July 2019

Mirus Monthly Blog for July 2019

Following two months packed with charity work, festivals, and sports superstars, Mirus saw a rather subdued month this July. Yes, even the busiest companies enjoy a moment of dormancy occasionally. 
An Ironic, Cautionary Tale of GDPR Compliance

An Ironic, Cautionary Tale of GDPR Compliance

It takes more than just software and hardware protections to keep personal data secure. Like any cybersecurity measures, the best protection is an informed and educated workforce that knows exactly what pratfalls to look out for. Sprint Education, a ...
Mirus Managers Brave the Streets Raising Money for the CEO Sleepout

Mirus Managers Brave the Streets Raising Money for the CEO Sleepout

Every year, the CEO Sleepout fundraising event supports the charities of the homeless and poverty-stricken – with individuals and business owners sleeping rough in their chosen cities in an eye-opening fundraising event. With Milton Keynes being the ...
The Lesser-Known Reasons Behind Data Breaches

The Lesser-Known Reasons Behind Data Breaches

It’d be churlish to call most UK businesses complacent, but statistics suggest that a large proportion still aren’t taking the required steps to keep themselves and their customers protected. Less than one third of UK businesses and charities admit ...
Guest Blog: Dr. Laura Marulandara-Carter PhD Discusses the Threat of Data Breaches to SMEs

Guest Blog: Dr. Laura Marulandara-Carter PhD Discusses the Threat of Data Breaches to SMEs

We’re proud to welcome Dr. Laura Marulandara-Carter PhD back to the Mirus blog!  This time, Laura lends her expertise in Digital Technologies and unique perspective on Data Security to discuss the importance of Data Protection, the troubling ...
Making the Most of Your Managed Print

Making the Most of Your Managed Print

Is the phrase ‘Managed Print’ something of a misnomer? The common expectations of a Managed Print Solution are cheaper print costs, more powerful print auditing and improved security for your print devices; and while all these benefits are present ...
You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til it’s Gone - The Importance of Data Backups

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til it’s Gone - The Importance of Data Backups

Despite their importance, it’s all too easy to take our Backup Solutions for granted. After years of SD card losses and digital photo corruptions, most smart phone manufacturers saw fit to include Cloud saves as standard for all our smart devices. ...
Great Feedback, Great Service. The MTeam Deliver Excellent Customer Service

Great Feedback, Great Service. The MTeam Deliver Excellent Customer Service

The MTeam work their very hardest to provide the best service to our customers.  Our Yellow Team have been doing exceptionally well recently receiving many great pieces of feedback, and we're delighted that Alex Green and James Sherrard have ...
How Will 5G Change the Mobile Internet?

How Will 5G Change the Mobile Internet?

Let’s spare a thought for those fortunate Millennials, who’ve grown up in such a tech-centric world that the arrival of 5G might be the least exciting thing they’ve ever heard of. As a misty-eyed child of the greatest generation - Generation X – I ...
Data Denial on Demand – What is “Ransomware as a Service”?

Data Denial on Demand – What is “Ransomware as a Service”?

Much like pop music and the final few seasons of Game of Thrones, Ransomware only seems to get worse with time. This malware - popular with cyber-extortionists and most commonly encountered by naïve internet surfers - is an incomparably nasty type ...
Mirus IT Superstars – The Evolving Experts in IT Services

Mirus IT Superstars – The Evolving Experts in IT Services

In 2018, Mirus kicked off its Superstar Programme, where Line Managers nominate a small number of Engineers for advanced skills development.  With multiple service levels within the company, the Superstars Programme elevates Engineers to the next ...
Data Protection Techniques for Recruiters

Data Protection Techniques for Recruiters

Peter Hack is the Business Development Manager for Mirus IT. With more than 8 years of IT industry experience under his belt, as well as his time spent developing solutions for the recruitment sector, he’s well-versed in the tech requirements for ...
2019: June’s Monthly Mirus Roundup

2019: June’s Monthly Mirus Roundup

June was yet another super busy month for the MTeam – it seems there’s always something going on here at Mirus!
What is the link between RTO and RPO in your Business Continuity Plan?

What is the link between RTO and RPO in your Business Continuity Plan?

With all the reports of companies suffering downtime due to system failures, even social media giants Instagram, it’s no wonder that more and more business owners are turning to their IT teams to build a Business Continuity plan. When discussing or ...
Keeping Our Clients Safe and Secure - Mirus Sofa Time with Paul Tomlinson and Dan Sharp

Keeping Our Clients Safe and Secure - Mirus Sofa Time with Paul Tomlinson and Dan Sharp

There’s plenty of tools and techniques that help keep companies and teams protected from breaches – but as a Managed Service Provider, how does Mirus give its clients a head-start in their company’s cyber-security? In this episode of Sofa Time, Dan ...
Panic at the Cisco: “Thangrycat” Vulnerability Affects Potentially Millions of Cisco Devices

Panic at the Cisco: “Thangrycat” Vulnerability Affects Potentially Millions of Cisco Devices

A flaw affecting “tens of millions” of Cisco devices, including firewalls and routers, was discovered mid- May 2019 by Red Balloon Security. Imaginatively dubbed “Thrangrycat” by the device security company, the flaw affects all vulnerable devices ...
Everything’s Coming Up Roses - the MTeam Volunteers for the Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre

Everything’s Coming Up Roses - the MTeam Volunteers for the Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre

Every Year, the MTeam volunteer for some local charity work, doing their part to give a little back to the community. This year, 19 green-fingered Mirus members visited the Milton Keynes Discovery Centre (MKDC), spending two days building a garden ...
Is Your Standard Print Really Saving You Money?

Is Your Standard Print Really Saving You Money?

For all that we at Mirus extol the virtues of Managed Print, a great many businesses still rely on their standard desktop inkjets for their printing needs. And why not? When your current setup is still fit for purpose, there’s little point breaking ...
Providers Placing People: How Managed Services Empower the Recruitment Sector

Providers Placing People: How Managed Services Empower the Recruitment Sector

Like any other industry, the recruitment sector has its own bespoke challenges to overcome; the competitive nature of its service offerings, the high staff turnover, and the unique sales process of people rather than products. In the last 3 to 5 ...
Mirus Ranks Among the Top 10 Managed Service Providers

Mirus Ranks Among the Top 10 Managed Service Providers

Now in its 12th year, the Channel Futures MSP 501 has returned with another comprehensive ranking of the world’s leading Managed Service Providers. We’re proud to announce that Mirus has been ranked as the 6th best MSP in the UK!
Another Great Weekend for the MTeam with MirusFest 2019!

Another Great Weekend for the MTeam with MirusFest 2019!

June's always a great month for the MTeam, as it heralds the arrival of our annual MirusFest event!  While the season's festivalgoers typically swarm towards the mud-drenched fields of the Download Festival, the MTeam went one better with a festival ...
Mirus Wins Innovator of the Year at DattoCon San Diego 2019

Mirus Wins Innovator of the Year at DattoCon San Diego 2019

Mirus IT has scooped up another win this week – this time from the San Diego DattoCon convention, where our partners at Datto bestowed us with the “Innovator of the Year” Award! Our Sales Manager Dan Sharp was among the many industry experts ...
6 Great Reasons to Switch to VoIP

6 Great Reasons to Switch to VoIP

The Voice-over Internet Protocol (or VoIP, its catchier namesake) is a way of making calls without the use of traditional landline connections – and there’s a reason it’s popular among all business enterprises, whatever their size or service. While ...
2019: May’s Monthly Mirus Roundup

2019: May’s Monthly Mirus Roundup

May saw yet another beaming month for the UK and another busy one for the MTeam - with staff promotions, visits from local sporting heroes and the Milton Keynes Marathon keeping us all on our toes. The month kicked off with another Bank Holiday and ...
MK College Student of the Year Award with Dan Sharp

MK College Student of the Year Award with Dan Sharp

We once again united with our friends at MK College last week - this time to represent Mirus at the MK College 2019 Student of the Year Award.  As sponsor of the Maths and English Award, we had Sales Manager Dan Sharp present the award to the ...
Brute-Force Hacking Attempt Fails to Dethrone King’s College

Brute-Force Hacking Attempt Fails to Dethrone King’s College

King’s College has warned staff and students that a brute-force attack on the 9th of April may have compromised password systems. Admins were first made aware after several of the University’s users reported issues when accessing their email ...
Mirus Speeds Towards Success in the Milton Keynes Soapbox Derby

Mirus Speeds Towards Success in the Milton Keynes Soapbox Derby

The Mirus Mavericks had a blast at this year’s Milton Keynes Soapbox Derby, helping to raise funds for the Milton Keynes Hospital charity and securing the titles of the Fastest and Overall Corporate Team winners. In the MTeam’s Top Gun-themed ...
The WorkForce Pro WF-C579RDTWF Joins the Mirus Managed Print Lineup

The WorkForce Pro WF-C579RDTWF Joins the Mirus Managed Print Lineup

One of EPSON’s latest Multi-functional Print Devices has joined the Mirus Managed Print Device roster, offering eco-friendly, high-speed printing that’s ideal for the small business or office environment. Designed with expedience and efficiency in ...
Manual Workarounds - Quick Fix or Money Pit?

Manual Workarounds - Quick Fix or Money Pit?

Allow me to regale you with a tale – a true story of Manual Workarounds which starts innocuously, but ends in turmoil. One of my earliest content roles was within a large-scale company, working in an industry which traditionally had no online sales ...
Danny Clarke: From Team Leader to Head of Service Operations

Danny Clarke: From Team Leader to Head of Service Operations

To us, success isn’t only measured in industry awards or the praise of our satisfied clients; it’s also in the skills and progression of our team. Danny Clarke is another MTeam member who, after years of training and job experience, has taken the ...
OCR in the Cloud, MFD Account Selection, More Scanning Connectors – Papercut 19.0 has Arrived

OCR in the Cloud, MFD Account Selection, More Scanning Connectors – Papercut 19.0 has Arrived

The latest version of Papercut Managed Print Software is here! Papercut 19.0 arrives with a wealth of user-requested upgrades and quality-of-life improvements, with the software’s developers touting “Digital Transformation” as the motivation behind ...
Developing Your Company’s IT Strategy

Developing Your Company’s IT Strategy

Like flat-pack furniture or Yorkshire puddings, a well-developed IT strategy can be hard to get right the first time. After all, how do you prepare for the next big tech disruption, or future-proof for a service you never predicted? Developing your ...
Support for Windows Server 2008 Ends in January

Support for Windows Server 2008 Ends in January

As if the loss of the much-loved Windows 7 wasn’t heartache enough, Microsoft will be retiring another of its most well-received operating systems in January. On January 14th 2020, Microsoft will be ending all support for Windows Server 2008. While ...
GDPR - One Year Later

GDPR - One Year Later

In 2018, the GDPR was enforced for all EU countries. The legislation, designed for the data protection and privacy rights of EU residents, holds business owners responsible for the sensitive personal data they hold on their clients: names, ...
All-New Exploit Threatens All-Old Windows

All-New Exploit Threatens All-Old Windows

Another global threat has emerged.... ...the scope and implications of which are being compared to the ‘WannaCry’ virus of 2017. This exploit makes vulnerable numerous older versions of Windows – half of which are now unsupported – and has the ...
2019: April’s Monthly Mirus Roundup

2019: April’s Monthly Mirus Roundup

April was a crazy month for Mirus, with sponsored walks, bake-offs and many other achievements. We started the month with three new people joining the MTeam. We're delighted to welcome our new starters for April 2019: James Sherreard - Service Desk ...
Rock Red for Ride High’s 10th Birthday

Rock Red for Ride High’s 10th Birthday

For the last couple of years, Mirus IT have been working with Ride High, a Milton Keynes charity for disadvantaged children. Via a structured learning programme for children aged 8 to 17, Ride High gives its beneficiaries the opportunity to learn ...
Time Saving Microsoft Word Top Tips - Video

Time Saving Microsoft Word Top Tips - Video

Are you time-poor? Do you find that sometimes, the simplest tasks take longer than you'd like?  Would you like to be more effective and better understand some of the most useful Office 365 shortcuts and tips?
Training for the 3 Peaks Challenge – Tackling Cadair Idris in Snowdonia

Training for the 3 Peaks Challenge – Tackling Cadair Idris in Snowdonia

At Mirus, we love getting out and about as a team, and a select few of the MTeam ventured up Cadair Idris in Penygader, Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, Wales as a practice run for taking on Ben Nevis, Scafell, and Snowdon in the National 3 Peaks ...
Developing an IT Strategy for Your Business

Developing an IT Strategy for Your Business

Like flat-pack furniture or Yorkshire puddings, a well-developed IT strategy can be hard to get right the first time. After all, how do you prepare for the next big tech disruption, or future-proof for a service you never predicted?. Developing your ...
George’s Journey From Apprentice to Service Desk Engineer

George’s Journey From Apprentice to Service Desk Engineer

Part of providing our Award-Winning service is providing staff the progression and training they need. For the Service Desk Engineers of Mirus, progression can take many forms, be it our Employee Accelerator Scheme, Apprentice Programmes or our ...
UK Cyber-Criminal Jailed for ‘Incomparable’ Ransomware Campaign

UK Cyber-Criminal Jailed for ‘Incomparable’ Ransomware Campaign

A British hacker racked up a prolific reputation – with law enforcement, at least – after orchestrating a Ransomware campaign deemed “so extensive that there does not appear to be a reported case involving anything comparable." Zain Qaiser, of ...
Are Your Workarounds Making Mountains out of Molehills?

Are Your Workarounds Making Mountains out of Molehills?

If you’re yet to hear enough on the dangers of manual workarounds, then a recent concern from our country’s civil servants may help paint a clearer picture. In May last year, chemical and agricultural industries realised they’d need to update their ...
The Saints Come Marching In – Mirus Holds a Meet and Greet for Northampton Saints Rugby Club’s Major Players

The Saints Come Marching In – Mirus Holds a Meet and Greet for Northampton Saints Rugby Club’s Major Players

The team at Mirus awaited some major players this monthk, with Fraser Dingwall and Dylan Hartley of the Northampton Saints Rugby Club dropping into our Milton Keynes office for an impromptu meet-and-greet. The day saw several other Mirus clients ...
David’s Journey Through Mirus - From Second Line Engineer to Senior Service Desk Engineer

David’s Journey Through Mirus - From Second Line Engineer to Senior Service Desk Engineer

At Mirus, we aim to ensure our employees excel in their roles. We provide supportive and immersive positions for apprentices in all areas of the business, encouraging training for all employees within their roles. We want our teams to be the best ...
How to Choose Your Managed Service Provider

How to Choose Your Managed Service Provider

When your company’s IT becomes a little overwhelming, or you simply want to free your technical resources for more value-added projects, a Managed Service Provider – or MSP - is the perfect choice for your business. A Managed Service Provider will ...
Which of Your Workers is Risking Your Data?

Which of Your Workers is Risking Your Data?

Despite the public’s perception of data breaches, not every breach is a meticulous, calculated operation from the laptop of some shadowy hacker. In fact, the reality is far more mundane, and a great many breaches are caused by your own workers.
Just How 'Anti' is Your Android Phone's Anti-Virus?

Just How 'Anti' is Your Android Phone's Anti-Virus?

Too much, as they say, is better than not enough – and when it comes to protecting your mobile phone security, you’d be inclined to agree. Yet on such digital storefronts as the Google Play Store, the sheer number of Anti-Virus programmes available ...
Four Real-World Examples of Printer Breaches

Four Real-World Examples of Printer Breaches

Rewind a couple of generations, and the likelihood of a printer being hacked seemed very remote. After all, this was before standardised Multi-Function Printers. Just how – and why - does a hacker get into a single desktop inkjet holding little more ...
Future-Proof Your Business with Disaster Recovery Planning by Datto

Future-Proof Your Business with Disaster Recovery Planning by Datto

Worried about Data Theft, Data Loss, or Data Degradation? You're not alone.  Mirus are proud to be hosting the latest Webinar from our trusted partners at Datto, the data recovery experts. In this webinar, Phil from Datto explains how a dedicated ...
Mirus: Webroot's Latest Master Platform Partner

Mirus: Webroot's Latest Master Platform Partner

Continuing our dedication to Award-Winning Service and Expert IT Knowledge, Mirus is now officially certified as a Master Platform Partner for Webroot.
ECG Training: SME IT Infrastructure and Office Move Case Study

ECG Training: SME IT Infrastructure and Office Move Case Study

“We love working with Mirus – you get what you want, with a cherry on top!” Jane Lambert, CEO, ECG Training What better way to hear a customer service success story than from the client themselves?
Tech, Teams and Training - the Three Tiers to Business Success

Tech, Teams and Training - the Three Tiers to Business Success

It’s not only the technology that drives your business – it’s your people. As important as it is to keep your systems managed, synergised and up-to-date, they won’t work for you without similarly-skilled employees manning the proverbial helm.
When it Comes to IT Support, Should You go Local?

When it Comes to IT Support, Should You go Local?

When you need something fixed, you don’t want to travel far or wait too long for a solution. Your business is no different – even if many providers offer solutions via phone or internet, they don’t always offer the most personal, or immediate ...
Surviving Data Breaches and Their Paperwork

Surviving Data Breaches and Their Paperwork

Allow us to get rhetorical. Your business has just been the victim of a data breach. For the sake of the scenario, let's assume it's a big 'un; customer details, login credentials, personal details you'd keep under lock and key - all are compromised ...
Have Hackers Hopped onto Deliveroo – or are its Customers Jumping to Conclusions? Sofa Time Video with Dan and Paul

Have Hackers Hopped onto Deliveroo – or are its Customers Jumping to Conclusions? Sofa Time Video with Dan and Paul

Back in 2016, BBC Watchdog reported that large numbers of Deliveroo customers were seemingly being charged for items they didn’t order, with onlookers speculating that the company had been the victim of a significant data breach. At the time, ...
3 Benefits of Moving to Office 365

3 Benefits of Moving to Office 365

Are you thinking about move to The Cloud and utilising Office 365? Chris Brunau is a Business Writer at Datto Inc, the world-leading provider of MSP-delivered IT solutions and an elite partner of Mirus IT.
Are You Taking Your Data Thieves Home with You?

Are You Taking Your Data Thieves Home with You?

Should You Introduce Working from Home? Work-From-Home initiatives, for all their convenience, aren't without some lingering uncertainties. While many businesses are adapting for the possibilities, fewer have incorporated a dedicated Remote Working ...
Collaborate in Convenience with Microsoft Teams - Register now for our Webinar

Collaborate in Convenience with Microsoft Teams - Register now for our Webinar

Skype is out, Teams is in; learn more about Microsoft’s replacement comms software. With voice and video conferencing, private chats and team meeting options, Microsoft Teams is set to become the standard communications application for the office ...
Mirus IT Reaches 100 Employees

Mirus IT Reaches 100 Employees

Last year, Mirus had their sights set on employing 100 workers. We recently reached, and exceeded this goal, which is an amazing achievement for the business. It’s great having so many members in the MTeam! 
With Landlines Soon to be Discontinued, is it Time to Move Over to VoIP?

With Landlines Soon to be Discontinued, is it Time to Move Over to VoIP?

However much it’s fallen out of favour recently, you’ve got to hand it to the humble landline. A constant, trustworthy service, from the classic copper cabling of the 1800s it’s endured far better than most modern technical advancements, and ...
World Backup Day 2019

World Backup Day 2019

Christmas Day. Hallowe’en. Easter Sunday. National “Talk Like a Pirate” Day… There are some national holidays that we just wish were a little more… regular. This week, we’re once again championing World Backup Day, a global initiative encouraging ...
How is Your IT Affecting Your Customer Experience?

How is Your IT Affecting Your Customer Experience?

We all know that it’s less expensive to retain a customer than it is to win new ones. You may not realise it, but your IT Systems are one of the key reasons consumers and businesses decide to purchase your product / service. The difference it can ...
No Quick-Fix for Kwik-Fit's Cyber Woes

No Quick-Fix for Kwik-Fit's Cyber Woes

Kwik-Fit's Cyber Attack Car servicing company Kwik Fit may have a reputation for efficient vehicle repairs, but when it comes to cyber security, at the beginning of this year, their IT systems appeared to have downed tools.
Inform, Engage and Educate with Microsoft Forms - Webinar register now

Inform, Engage and Educate with Microsoft Forms - Webinar register now

When's the last time you received training on your office applications? Easy to use and simple to set up , Microsoft Forms is an online survey and quiz creator included with Office 365. Whether it’s for staff or for clients, Microsoft Forms allows ...
Police Federation of England and Wales Hit by Malware Attack

Police Federation of England and Wales Hit by Malware Attack

Not a Fair Cop The Surrey headquarters of the Police Federation of England and Wales has been hit by a crypto-malware attack, severing multiple systems at the premises. The alarm was raised at 19:00 on March 9th by the stations’ own security ...
A Room Without Windows 7: Microsoft’s Popular OS Retires Next Year

A Room Without Windows 7: Microsoft’s Popular OS Retires Next Year

End of Life for Windows 7 In October 2008, terminally-unimpressed Windows Vista users were thrown a lifeline with Windows' brand-new operating system, Windows 7. Since then, it's become something of a favourite among Windows users, who consider it ...
Norwegian Smelter Norsk Hydro Taken Offline as Hackers Exploit Security Loophole

Norwegian Smelter Norsk Hydro Taken Offline as Hackers Exploit Security Loophole

Norsk Hydro Suffers Major Cyber-Attack One of the world’s biggest aluminium producers has been hit by a major cyber-attack. Early this Tuesday, Norsk Hydro became aware of malicious ransomware which had seemingly infected the business overnight. ...
Mirus Team Dons the Hi-Vis for the Great British Spring Clean!

Mirus Team Dons the Hi-Vis for the Great British Spring Clean!

Keeping Britain Tidy The Great British Spring Clean kicks off on the 22nd to the 23rd of March, and 12 of our dedicated bunch will be donning the hi-vis jackets on the roads on Friday 22nd March. We're going out in two teams of six, with one team ...
Paper Pains: Is Your Printer Your Weakest Security Link?

Paper Pains: Is Your Printer Your Weakest Security Link?

Could your printers be a security risk? When it comes to security, the humble office printer can't catch a break. Back when the majority of data breaches were physical, the printer was the number-one scapegoat, belching out potentially-sensitive ...
What is the True Cost of Your IT?

What is the True Cost of Your IT?

It’s a Conundrum. You want the latest technology, set up for a more productive and proficient work environment. You want your systems secure, connected and running smoothly, with every employee benefitting from a synergised working environment. Yet ...
Microsoft Secures the Windows as One Last Bug Flies In

Microsoft Secures the Windows as One Last Bug Flies In

Windows 7 Hacked - Urgent Warning Issued Microsoft are working on a patch for Windows 7 after cyber-thieves leapt on a vulnerability in the popular operating system. The exploit, which combines security holes in both Google’s Chrome Browser and the ...
Is Your Office an Open Door? Maybe It’s Time to Change the Locks

Is Your Office an Open Door? Maybe It’s Time to Change the Locks

Those inevitable moments where we've forgotten our credentials - forcing us to leap through the hoops of secondary emails and reset requests - has trained the average user to keep things memorable; to keep that one password indefinitely and ...
4 Ways Remote Working can Improve Your Employee Productivity this Winter

4 Ways Remote Working can Improve Your Employee Productivity this Winter

For some time now, we have worked in a world where technology has enabled a more mobile and agile workforce. Gone are the days of only being able to use your IT when in the office. Data, applications and infrastructure are all available thanks to ...
Blaze a Trail - National Apprenticeships Week 2019

Blaze a Trail - National Apprenticeships Week 2019

Last year’s National Apprenticeship Week 2018 broke records with over 780 events across England, each promoting and celebrating the positive impacts apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy. 2019’s National Apprenticeship Week ...
MK College and Mirus - A Partnership Driving IT Careers

MK College and Mirus - A Partnership Driving IT Careers

As a Managed Service Provider, we’re not interested in being a vendor – we aspire to work with companies on a synergised, collaborative work environment, with long-lasting support and a strong working relation. Which is why we’re especially pleased ...
Appreciating our Employees on Employee Appreciation Day

Appreciating our Employees on Employee Appreciation Day

Last year, Mirus had their sights set on employing 100 workers. We recently reached, and exceeded this goal, which is an amazing achievement for the business. Plus, it’s great having so many members in the MTeam!  100 is a number often used and ...
Why Your IT Should Enhance Your Customer Experience

Why Your IT Should Enhance Your Customer Experience

We've all been there: You call your bank or utilities provider, hoping for a quick fix to a simple problem. One hour later, you're grinding your teeth to that cacophonous 'hold' music and passed from one operator to the next, each echoing the same ...
Cyber-Criminals Originally foiled by Maltese Bank’s Imaginative Security Response

Cyber-Criminals Originally foiled by Maltese Bank’s Imaginative Security Response

When it comes to your company’s online security, it always helps to have a plan in place. Typically, you’ll enact a password policy, incorporate a firewall, and have incremental backup systems in place to recover any compromised data; a dedicated ...
How to Identify the Training Gaps in Your Teams

How to Identify the Training Gaps in Your Teams

As you're no doubt aware, the best IT systems aren't only kept up-to-date, but constantly adapting to new demands and technologies. As your business expands and your capabilities increase, so too does your technology's. Your employees are no ...
Top Office 365 Time Saving Tips - Webinar

Top Office 365 Time Saving Tips - Webinar

When's the last time you received training on your office applications?
Microsoft and NCSC Advise in the Wake of Office 365 Credential Breaches

Microsoft and NCSC Advise in the Wake of Office 365 Credential Breaches

In December of last year, the National Cyber Security Centre warned of a series of attacks on UK users of Office 365. These attacks had no apparent objective, nor were they limited to any particular industries or individuals, but they did spark an ...
Guest Blog: Data Backup: When Plan A Fails, How Prepared Are You?

Guest Blog: Data Backup: When Plan A Fails, How Prepared Are You?

Mirus is delighted to feature Laura Marulandara-Carter PhD as a guest blogger.  Laura works at Milton Keynes College as the Head of Curriculum IoT, with 10 years of teaching experience and a strong advocate of employer engagement and women in ...
Mirus Scores Twice at the SME MK and Buckinghamshire Business Awards!

Mirus Scores Twice at the SME MK and Buckinghamshire Business Awards!

2019's SME MK and Buckinghamshire Business Awards were in full swing this Valentine's Day, and it's safe to say that the MTeam were feeling the love as we secured two more exceptional business awards wins!
Do you love us? Introducing the Mirus Referral Programme

Do you love us? Introducing the Mirus Referral Programme

We've recently launched our Referral Programme as a way to reward those who recommend us to businesses that become Mirus customers in order to benefit from our services. We often receive referrals and introductions from our clients, who recommend ...
Time Saving Outlook 365 Top Tips - Video

Time Saving Outlook 365 Top Tips - Video

Are you pushed for time? Do the simplest tasks sometimes take longer than you'd like? Would you like to be more effective and understand some of the most useful Office 365 shortcuts and tips?
Office 365 the Risks you Need to Know

Office 365 the Risks you Need to Know

Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most widely used cloud products on the market today, through the tools available organisations are taking full advantage of the dynamic and collaborative workplace that 0365 creates. For many of these organisations ...
RHEM - The 4 Letter Acronym that can Improve your Business

RHEM - The 4 Letter Acronym that can Improve your Business

Are your Support Teams repeatedly fixing the same problems and wasting time? Have your staff devised work-arounds to achieve tasks that could be automated?   Analysis shows that the loss of productivity can be due to under-performing IT Systems and ...
Fakes, Fraud and Cyber Crime

Fakes, Fraud and Cyber Crime

We've been spoofed Cyber crime isn’t limited to huge organisations, targeted for such valuable data as usernames, passwords and credit card data; some of the less publicised methods are communication attempts on small businesses and individuals. ...
The MTeam had a superb evening at the Ride High Ball - 2019

The MTeam had a superb evening at the Ride High Ball - 2019

This year the Ride High Ball held on Saturday 26th January, was a fabulous event, made even more special as Jeremy Vine was there as a special guest! Some of our lucky MTeam colleagues were in attendance and there to help raise money for this ...
Top Tips for Safer internet Day

Top Tips for Safer internet Day

We thought we'd offer some Top Tips to help ensure our readers are personally Cyber Aware. Here are our Top Four Personal Cyber Security Tips.   
Snow Day = No Show Day or Remote Working

Snow Day = No Show Day or Remote Working

Is it snowing where you are? Are some of your staff unable to make it in to the office?   As an IT Support company, we see the same trends each year when it comes to weather disruptions. On the days where snow disrupts travel, we receive a dramatic ...
Top 3 Cyber Security Tips for Business

Top 3 Cyber Security Tips for Business

Every business is at continuous threat from a cyber-attack, as business owners, we simply can’t afford to ignore the risks posed by cyber criminals.   We thought we'd bring you the Top Three Best Practices for your Cyber Protection.
How much could your business save by changing a few things?

How much could your business save by changing a few things?

Small business owners know that a solid business strategy is vital to ensuring their ongoing success. Along with implementing strategies that drive success to hit sales targets and maintain high levels of service, they'll typically be seeking ways ...
Smart Monitoring Service for Managed Print

Smart Monitoring Service for Managed Print

Did you know we're Managed Print Experts? We've been doing it for years, selling and providing leased printers to suit all your printing needs, along with printer maintenance and repairs. We also offer Print Management services that save money, ...
Save BIG by Improving your Productivity and Efficiency

Save BIG by Improving your Productivity and Efficiency

Just for the fun of it, I thought you might like to read a blog that teaches you how to suck eggs. Not literally, but to talk about something simple that often gets over looked. I'd like to ask why many business owners, (probably including ...
The Power of OneDrive Top Tips Video: Efficiency and Productivity

The Power of OneDrive Top Tips Video: Efficiency and Productivity

We're all about improving productivity and driving efficiency, and with us all working in the cloud and the incredible benefits it can bring to your business, we need to be as effective and efficient as we can.   With this in mind, here's a video ...
The Eagerly Awaited 2019 CRN A List is here

The Eagerly Awaited 2019 CRN A List is here

The CRN-A List is an insight into the minds of 137 of the UK's top channel executives. These well-respected A-Lister’s are questioned on candid subjects such as what they'd do first if they were Prime Minister, and what’s their most irritating tech ...
Identifying the IT savings, you don’t realise you could be making!

Identifying the IT savings, you don’t realise you could be making!

It’s fair to say that all organisations would like to reduce the cost of their IT, but at the same time, are under pressure to offer better, faster, and more reliable technology systems to enable their staff to achieve more in their working day. ...
Presentation Videos from the 2018 Bucks Cyber Security Summit

Presentation Videos from the 2018 Bucks Cyber Security Summit

Back in November 2018, we hosted the very first Buckinghamshire Cyber Security Summit at Chicheley Hall. Featuring some of the industry's most influential companies and experts, it was a great success.
The Power Of RHEM on IT Support Services

The Power Of RHEM on IT Support Services

Without blowing our own trumpet too much (Toot Toot), Mirus is all about delivering award winning customer service, and to do this we need to continually look at better ways to be effective and efficient. With the introduction of RHEM monitoring, we ...
New Year New Role? Join the Award Winning MTeam at Mirus

New Year New Role? Join the Award Winning MTeam at Mirus

Have you thought about what you’d like to be doing in 2019?  Looking for a new role with an award winning company where you'll benefit from  strong working relationships, great perks and will be rewarded for your hard work? How about a new career ...
The MTeam fight back against the Christmas waistline

The MTeam fight back against the Christmas waistline

The last week has seen the MTeam grow. No, we haven’t recruited more team members, although we are looking for more great faces to join the team, we’ve all been indulging in the holiday feasting. There are definitely a few belts around the office ...
A Diary of the Mirus Digital Marketing Apprentice

A Diary of the Mirus Digital Marketing Apprentice

The first week of my Digital Marketing Apprenticeship was so scary but so exciting. There were a lot of new things going on around me, like working in an office for the first time, working for a marketing department for the first time, oh and not ...
They think they’ve been breached. They have now!

They think they’ve been breached. They have now!

In March 2018 FIFA confirmed they suffered a data breach, this is their second breach as they were hacked by one of Russia’s intelligence agencies last year, leading to the leak of a list of players who had failed drugs tests. According to reports, ...
Mirus Winners at Institute of Directors Top 50 Managed Services Providers Awards 2018

Mirus Winners at Institute of Directors Top 50 Managed Services Providers Awards 2018

Yesterday evening our Sales Director, Dan Sharp, attended the awards ceremony at the Institute of Directors in London for the Top 50 UK Managed Services Providers 2018. This year we're delighted to not only be nominated for the award, but we're ...
The SME Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire Awards - Finalists 2018

The SME Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire Awards - Finalists 2018

SME Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire Awards 2019 We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted for two categories in the SME Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire Awards 2019.
Fat Santa Christmas Game from Mirus IT

Fat Santa Christmas Game from Mirus IT

Christmas is here, and so is Santa! Fat Santa to be exact! It’s back! Our super fabulous Christmas game is back to delight and entertain you all as the nights draw in and the phone calls to the office drop off!
Customer Satisfaction Scores and Feedback at the Heart of Mirus

Customer Satisfaction Scores and Feedback at the Heart of Mirus

Ensuring we're meeting and exceeding our clients expectations is at the very heart of our Managed Services business. We measure this in many ways, and one of the most effective is with Customer Satisfaction Scores and Feedback.
The BCSS18 Delegate Feedback and Event Showreel

The BCSS18 Delegate Feedback and Event Showreel

We have been delighted with the feedback we've received for our very first Cyber Security Summit! The aim of the summit was to provide attendees with an overview of the cyber landscape that small and medium businesses face, firstly to better ...
The 4 Biggest Phishing Tales of 2018

The 4 Biggest Phishing Tales of 2018

It's that time of the year many fishermen look forward to, the waters have started to chill, and the predators are out in force looking for a juicy victim to chow down on as they fatten themselves up for the winter months ahead.  In this blog ...
What did we learn at the First Buckinghamshire Cyber Security Summit 2018?

What did we learn at the First Buckinghamshire Cyber Security Summit 2018?

By Dan Sharp We were delighted to host the inaugural Buckinghamshire Cyber Security Summit on Thursday 8th November at Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire.  The aim of the event when initially conceived, was to give the attendees an overview of the ...
Three new webinars to expand your Cyber Security knowledge

Three new webinars to expand your Cyber Security knowledge

Over the last couple of months, we've spoken about securing your environment and educating your staff to be your first line of defence against cyber-attacks. These conversations reached their pinnacle at the Buckinghamshire Cyber Security Summit ...
Halloween 2018 was Horrifically good thanks to MK College

Halloween 2018 was Horrifically good thanks to MK College

Apprentices Make-Up the Halloween Vibe. The team at Mirus LOVE to dress up - literally, it's almost a weekly thing! So going all out for Halloween was suggested, and planned back in the summer! We decorated the office with skeletons, gravestones, ...
Ensuring your IT doesn’t go BANG

Ensuring your IT doesn’t go BANG

By Liam Pickard Your IT needs to be resilient to prevent downtime to your business. What you don’t need is your infra-structure to go BANG and fizzle out like a firework on the 5th November. No one wants to call IT support and rely on your backup ...
The 2018 Mid Year Cyber Threat Report From Webroot

The 2018 Mid Year Cyber Threat Report From Webroot

Cyber Security Statistics In the Webroot Threat Report Mid-Year Update Keeping up with the cyber landscape is hard enough for the professionals trying to counteract these criminals, but for you and your staff, it’s almost impossible! That’s why you ...
Hacking the Coffee Shop - Cal Leeming BCSS18

Hacking the Coffee Shop - Cal Leeming BCSS18

BBC Watchdog: Cyber Crime Hack Blog by John Turnbull
Meet Cal Leeming - Keynote Speaker at the BCSS18

Meet Cal Leeming - Keynote Speaker at the BCSS18

Cal Leeming Security Advisor, Founder, Ted Talks and Keynote Speaker
Meet Jamie Bartlett - Keynote Speaker at the BCSS18

Meet Jamie Bartlett - Keynote Speaker at the BCSS18

Jamie Bartlett Author, Ted Talks and Keynote Speaker and Specialist in Online Culture and Technology
Know your Onions When it Comes to Cyber Security?

Know your Onions When it Comes to Cyber Security?

The world of technology is complex and when it comes to data and cyber security, times that by 10! The ever-growing list of threats and therefore array of potential solutions that your business or organisation needs to buy in order to ensure you are ...
Are you taking cyber crime seriously?

Are you taking cyber crime seriously?

What do UK Leaders and CEO’s know about Cyber Crime?
Mind BLMK an Update on our Charity of the Year

Mind BLMK an Update on our Charity of the Year

We thought, we’d update you on how much we’ve raised for MIND BLMK this year so far. We’re delighted as we’ve so far managed to raise £5118.15! This is how we’ve achieved it:
Our Top Five Cyber Tips

Our Top Five Cyber Tips

We asked our experts for their top tips to help you avoid the dangers of cyber crime.  These are some simple but effective things that you could pass on to your teams and help protect your business.
Is Your Business at Risk Through Poor Cyber Awareness?

Is Your Business at Risk Through Poor Cyber Awareness?

Cybercrime is a massive threat to businesses today, each month our Technical Services Team stop over 3 million breach attempts for our clients. Hacking and malware attacks are very lucrative for organised criminals, and the effect it can have on ...
Do You Know Your Cobweb From Your Dark Web? BCSS

Do You Know Your Cobweb From Your Dark Web? BCSS

Before I started working at Mirus, I had NO IDEA how rife and damaging cybercrime was. I’m blown away by the incredible amount of security issues we and our clients face every day.
Interested in How the Dark Net is Going Mainstream? Join us at the  BCSS18

Interested in How the Dark Net is Going Mainstream? Join us at the  BCSS18

Whilst you’re likely to have seen huge amounts of press about high profile data leakages and hackings that have happened at huge organisations such as Yahoo and Dixons Carphone Warehouse, what you might not be able to understand is how that relates ...
Having Difficulty Understanding Cyber Crime and Cyber Security?

Having Difficulty Understanding Cyber Crime and Cyber Security?

Whilst you’re likely to have seen huge amounts of press about high profile data leakages and hackings that have happened at huge organisations such as Yahoo and Dixons Carphone Warehouse, what you might not be able to understand is how that relates ...
Training your Human Firewall - is it really necessary?

Training your Human Firewall - is it really necessary?

Can you honestly say that you’re confident that your staff and colleagues fully understand their role in your cybersecurity? Are you sure that no one is sharing passwords, or using the same password for each system or cloud service? Are they writing ...
Introducing the Buckinghamshire Cyber Security Summit - powered by Mirus!

Introducing the Buckinghamshire Cyber Security Summit - powered by Mirus!

Cybercrime is one of biggest threats facing UK businesses and its no longer just an issue for your IT Department, IT Manager or outsourced provider, it should be understood and recognised by all staff at all levels within your business, right up to ...
What is the Cyber Landscape?

What is the Cyber Landscape?

Keeping up with the cyber landscape is hard enough for the professionals trying to counteract these criminals, but for you and your staff, it’s almost impossible! That’s why you need a dedicated team who are proactively working to prevent and ...
Delighted to Place Top 5 in the UK in the MSP 501 2018 World Rankings

Delighted to Place Top 5 in the UK in the MSP 501 2018 World Rankings

The Channel Futures MSP 501 is the IT channel’s largest and most comprehensive ranking of leading managed service provider (MSP) organisations worldwide. Now in its 11th year, MSP’s around the world wait with baited breath for the report to be ...
Employee Engagement – Mumbo Jumbo? Surely a wage is enough!

Employee Engagement – Mumbo Jumbo? Surely a wage is enough!

“Only 1/3 of your workforce are engaged in their jobs and it’s costing you money." In fact, in the UK, disengagement has been calculated to cost £2,048 per employee. Over recent years Employee Engagement has moved from being mumbo-jumbo, fluffy ...
Mirus is delighted to be shortlisted in THREE categories at the 2018 UK IT Industry Awards

Mirus is delighted to be shortlisted in THREE categories at the 2018 UK IT Industry Awards

We’re absolutely over the moon to find out that we’ve been shortlisted in not one, not two but THREE categories of the 2018 UK IT Industry Awards!
Are our Apprentices Accelerating?

Are our Apprentices Accelerating?

In August last year, we announced our Apprentice Accelerator Scheme, a new initiative aiming to create over 20 apprentice roles across all departments, in the next two years. We also created a brand-new role with the sole purpose to mentor and ...
Top 5 Reasons to Gain Cyber Essentials

Top 5 Reasons to Gain Cyber Essentials

Is gaining a Cyber Essentials Certification worth it? It’s a question we get asked, especially now the ‘GDPR Steam Train’ has slowed. Lets take a look at the main benefits for gaining your Cyber Essentials Certification (Standard or Plus).
A huge Thankyou to the Milton Keynes Fire Service

A huge Thankyou to the Milton Keynes Fire Service

It's been a rather eventful start to the week for the #MTeam! We arrived at work on Monday morning and were stunned to find that on Sunday evening a huge grass and bush fire had taken hold in the field behind the offices.
Strategic IT helps Milton Keynes College through digital transformation

Strategic IT helps Milton Keynes College through digital transformation

When Milton Keynes College decided to take a more digital route to delivering services to students and staff, they realised that the transformation would need a new more strategic approach to how IT was delivered.  No small task for Nathan Indge, ...
The very first #MRIED18 incentive

The very first #MRIED18 incentive

Today is the very first #MRIED day. We were asked to consciously reduce the number of internal emails we send and have been positively encouraged to spend time talking to each other. MRIED stands for Mirus Reduce Internal Emails Day.
Could your company survive a disaster

Could your company survive a disaster

Sit down and really think about the consequences of losing all your data today, right now. Maybe someone has just accidentally hit the DELETE button on your entire system, or there’s a massive power surge and it wipes everything, perhaps there’s a ...
I’ve been ‘accidentally hacking’, and I’m pretty darn good at it!

I’ve been ‘accidentally hacking’, and I’m pretty darn good at it!

Fancy pants cyber security can’t help you when I'm doing the Shoulder Surfing! I'm on a train. It’s not something I do much anymore, and it’s the first train I’ve been on since I started working for an IT company. This train ride is a completely ...
A day to celebrate! #SystemsAdministratorAppreciationDay

A day to celebrate! #SystemsAdministratorAppreciationDay

Nowadays there’s a day to celebrate everyone and everything from entire countries through to food like Nutella (yes it really exists, and we are looking forward to 5th Feb 2019 already! Mmmm hazelnutty goodness).
Milton Keynes Safety Centre’s Family Open Day

Milton Keynes Safety Centre’s Family Open Day

Safety Centre’s annual family open day on Sunday 22nd July. At the weekend Laura and Becky popped along to help out at the Safety Centre’s Family Open Day in Milton Keynes. They mingled with the police and the firemen and had a great day!
Chrome Extensions, Android and iOS Apps Caught Collecting Browsing Data - Our Advice

Chrome Extensions, Android and iOS Apps Caught Collecting Browsing Data - Our Advice

It's been revealed that Chrome Extensions, Android and iOS Apps have been caught collecting highly personal user data user data via various shady tactics. 
What’s the Biggest Security Risk? It’s always been you.

What’s the Biggest Security Risk? It’s always been you.

Back in 2006, 12 years ago Facebook was released to the world, previously it was only available for those at a specific university, this decision, as we well know, has dictated the social media landscape of today, and at the end of 2006, 12 million ...
Sextortion Scam - Advice and Information

Sextortion Scam - Advice and Information

A new email scam is claiming to have video evidence of the receiver watching pornography from their webcam on their computer. The scam mentions the victims email and states a, potentially 'active' password in the text.   DO NOT CLICK ON ANYTHING ON ...
If you build it, they will come.

If you build it, they will come.

There’s no Kevin Costner here, unfortunately, and we’re not looking to build a baseball pitch for legendary players at Mirus, we’re just looking to attract, develop and retain the best team we can in order to provide the most effective working ...
Sometimes, sharing is not caring

Sometimes, sharing is not caring

Guest blog by ID Agent According to a study led by the UK Government’s Cyber Aware campaign, over a quarter of Brits of all ages use the same passwords across multiple accounts. This practice is extremely detrimental to the security of one’s online ...
The Wolf at your door, may already be inside!

The Wolf at your door, may already be inside!

Printers. Your often overlooked Attack Vectors. Christian Slater Explains.... Today we hear about hacking almost every day, whether it’s your Auntie Sue who had her Facebook page hacked, or a large multinational organisation who has had hundreds, ...
91% of Visual Hacks are Successful

91% of Visual Hacks are Successful

Ever looked over someone’s shoulder at what they are viewing on the screen or paperwork on their desk? Visual hacking is fast, and you don’t need any tech to do it.
Mirus IT Best Company to Work For - Award Winners at CRN Sales and Marketing Awards 2018

Mirus IT Best Company to Work For - Award Winners at CRN Sales and Marketing Awards 2018

Last night Lee Osborn, HR and Recruitment Manager, and Pippa Loveridge, Head of Marketing, attended the CRN Sales & Marketing Awards 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London as we were shortlisted for the Best Company to Work for - Sub £50m ...
Datto and Mirus, Helping to Safeguard Businesses From IT Disasters

Datto and Mirus, Helping to Safeguard Businesses From IT Disasters

As one of only six 'Blue' level partners in the UK with Datto, we can offer our customers its entire suite of products and services – plus, we provide 24-hour support and a hardware insurance policy as part of our Elite status.
Are your business credentials for sale?

Are your business credentials for sale?

How familiar are you with that white, cold panic when you can’t find your credit card, house keys, smart phone, or wallet? That intense feeling of terror and the immediate, internal barrage of questions you ask yourself:  - Where did I last have it? ...
Cloud Printing, simple, cost effective and secure

Cloud Printing, simple, cost effective and secure

With Cloud Printing you can print from any device which is connected to the internet and send those jobs directly to any printer connected to the internet. Cloud ready printers don’t need drivers installed as they will pick up the job without the ...
MirusFest 2018

MirusFest 2018

It was the first Mirusfest of many, such was its success! Stunning location, superb organisation and excellent entertainment, it was a day for the MTeam and their families.
The Big Challenge Mirus IT 2018

The Big Challenge Mirus IT 2018

Every year the Mirus IT #MTeam host events and challenges in order to raise money for charity, we also try and take on one mega event, called The Big Challenge, and this year it's a bike ride from London to Bruges!  Taking place at the end of June, ...
The Cyber Security Summit – Datto 14th November 2018

The Cyber Security Summit – Datto 14th November 2018

Three of the Mirus team attended the Cyber Security Summit yesterday, this was an industry event by Datto held at the Brewery in London, with 244 registered attendees.
When Disaster Strikes.

When Disaster Strikes.

We came into work this morning and there was no water! A water main supplying our business park has burst and we have absolutely no running water. With 100 people in the office and 16 toilets we couldn’t function properly for long from the office. ...
Email Security and The Talented Mr Ripley

Email Security and The Talented Mr Ripley

The Talented Mr Ripley, for those that have not read the book or seen the movie, tells the story of confidence trickster Tom Ripley and how he assumes the identity of one-time acquaintance Dickie Greenleaf to live a life of luxury. Despite being ...
The Mirus Equation by Peter Hack

The Mirus Equation by Peter Hack

By Peter Hack Many of my clients and prospect clients have asked me the reasons behind my return to Mirus. My answers tend to be split into two categories, firstly, the people and culture (which if you’ve ever worked with Mirus you’ll understand is ...
Mark Barrett London to Brighton 2018

Mark Barrett London to Brighton 2018

Excellent achievement for Mark Barrett Mark "The Machine" Barrett has successfully completed his London to Brighton 100km (62.1 mile) run, raising well over his £250 target, achieving (at the time of posting) a WHOPPING £860!  #Winning!
Fancy a Team Phishing Trip?

Fancy a Team Phishing Trip?

Teamwork makes the dream work In any industry, knowledge is key. If your sales team understand your products and services inside out, and can clearly relay their benefits for each industry sector, you’re laughing! If your Sommeliers, have expert and ...
Are your budding Rockstars costing you money?

Are your budding Rockstars costing you money?

Traditionally, the common practice within business was to allow employees to approach printing somewhat wastefully. With expensive cartridges and relatively untracked usage, an unnecessary expense was often experienced by the company.  It’s ...
Is it time you evolved to Managed Print Services?

Is it time you evolved to Managed Print Services?

Any company looking to streamline print and document workflows should consider looking into a Managed Print Service. The current range of Managed Print Services available on the market from manufacturers and solution providers provide many ...
Notification of Urgent Security Updates to DrayTek routers

Notification of Urgent Security Updates to DrayTek routers

We have become aware of security reports with DrayTek routers related to the security of web administration when managing DrayTek routers. In some circumstances, it may be possible for an attacker to intercept or create an administration session and ...
The Mirus Training Academy - IT Training Provided by Experts

The Mirus Training Academy - IT Training Provided by Experts

We know our stuff, we’re proven to know our stuff, and it’s about time we shared this knowledge! It’s with great pleasure that we launch the Mirus Training Academy. Bringing blended and continuous training solutions to companies who need to ensure ...
Mirus Managed Print Achieve PaperCut Cloud Print Certification

Mirus Managed Print Achieve PaperCut Cloud Print Certification

On 4th May 2018 Mirus Managed Print became one of a handful of organisations in the UK to be awarded with the Cloud Print Certification from leading Print Software vendor PaperCut.
Mirus Service Hub – Online Training Platform for Mirus Customers

Mirus Service Hub – Online Training Platform for Mirus Customers

Being an ‘all-service’ provider we’ve recently launched a fantastic new feature for our customers on our Mirus Service Hub, our service portal for clients to log support tickets. It’s called The Mirus Knowledge Hub, and it’s is a powerful online ...
Why Your Password Policy is Making You Vulnerable!

Why Your Password Policy is Making You Vulnerable!

Does this sound familiar? “I reuse the same three or four passwords” or perhaps “I use one password for everything” Ask any group of end users in most organisations and the chances are that you’ll find a high number of people will use one of the ...
Typo Squatting/Cyber Squatting or URL Hijacking

Typo Squatting/Cyber Squatting or URL Hijacking

In the National Cyber Security Centre’s Weekly Threat Report 19th January 2018, they featured this report about Typosquatting: Typosquatting (also known as cybersquatting or url hijacking) is the deliberate act of registering misspelt popular ...
Print Device Security with GDPR in Mind

Print Device Security with GDPR in Mind

Any company looking to streamline print and document workflows should consider looking into a Managed Print Service. The current range of Managed Print Services available on the market from manufacturers and solution providers provide many ...
UPDATE: Integrated GPUs may allow side-channel and rowhammer attacks using WebGL (

UPDATE: Integrated GPUs may allow side-channel and rowhammer attacks using WebGL ("Glitch")

Any device with an integrated Video card, can be hacked from the browser to extract data from its memory. This could be a smartphone, or laptop which are the key areas, but any device which is an "all-in-one" a system on a chip model, will be ...
#LoveMK Day 2018

#LoveMK Day 2018

Born and bred in Milton Keynes, the #MTeam are HUGE fans of the city (yes! We consider ourselves a city, not just a 'Large Town'), what better way to celebrate than with a BIG Mirus #LoveIn for the home of Mirus IT. #LOVEMK is an annual day to ...
5 Reasons Why Your Printers are Vulnerable to a Cyber Attack

5 Reasons Why Your Printers are Vulnerable to a Cyber Attack

The printer has been sat humbly in the corner of our offices for decades now, they’ve developed a lot since Epson released the first electronic printer in 1968. With these advancements along have come new challenges that must be addressed.  In the ...
Thanks to all who attended our final GDPR Knowledge Academy yesterday!

Thanks to all who attended our final GDPR Knowledge Academy yesterday!

Our final Knowledge Academy on GPDR compliancy was another success yesterday, thanks to all who attended! We received 94% excellent feedback.
The Ugly Truth about Data. Backup vs Business Continuity eBook

The Ugly Truth about Data. Backup vs Business Continuity eBook

Every company should have a data Backup solution in place. Not backing up your data is a huge gamble. Whether your business suffers data loss from a Natural Disaster or a Ransomware Attack, you need to be prepared. Eventually almost every business ...
MSP Gaming Showdown for Macmillan Cancer Support

MSP Gaming Showdown for Macmillan Cancer Support

Mirus IT, Air IT and Sweethaven Computers are preparing for their Face-Off in a Gaming Tournament to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Hoping to raise at least £650, all donations will be very much appreciated. The MSP GAMING SHOWDOWN is ...
We review the brand new Develop Ineo+ 659

We review the brand new Develop Ineo+ 659

Looking for a new printer, with all the bells and whistles? Develop recently released the INEO+ 659 and 759, replacing the Ineo+ 654e and 754e. These high-volume MFPs join an already excellent line-up within the Develop Ineo+ range. Perfect for ...
GDPR Explained Knowledge Academy: Why should I attend

GDPR Explained Knowledge Academy: Why should I attend

Back in January, we welcomed almost 60 delegates to Mirus IT for our 4th GDPR Explained Knowledge Academy. The Knowledge Academy is our quarterly business learning event where industry experts deliver sessions on subjects that are impacting ...
Microsoft ‘Spring Creators Update’ 2018

Microsoft ‘Spring Creators Update’ 2018

For the last few months, our Support Teams have been preparing for the rollout of the expected Microsoft ‘Spring Creators Update’ (or Version 1803). This means that our Support Teams have been providing clear communication and direction to our ...
4 Business Continuity Planning Essentials - Having A Plan

4 Business Continuity Planning Essentials - Having A Plan

Recent evidence provided by leading Business Continuity specialists Datto has shown that the true source of the much-feared catastrophic system failure is not what has originally been considered. For many years we’ve known about the dangers of not ...
Working in the cloud? Are you backing up?

Working in the cloud? Are you backing up?

You really do need to backup your cloud solutions! As companies increasingly move data into cloud-based applications, many administrators are falling foul to the assumption that traditional best practices such as data backup are outdated. After all, ...
Online Training Platform for Mirus Customers

Online Training Platform for Mirus Customers

Being an ‘all-service’ provider we’ve recently launched a fantastic new feature for clients on the Mirus Service Hub, our service portal to log and review support tickets. It’s called The Mirus Knowledge Hub, and it’s a powerful online training tool.
Migrating to Office 365: When not if.

Migrating to Office 365: When not if.

 If you go back three or four years there was lots of discussion about Office 365, people were debating whether The Cloud was the future, and whether Office 365 would take off and ever take over the traditional On-Premise Microsoft Exchange! Fast ...
What is Cyber Essentials?

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a government and industry scheme designed to help UK organisations improve their defences and demonstrate publicly their commitment to cyber security. Even with industry-leading cybersecurity measures in place, modern malware ...
What is the number 1 cyber threat to UK Businesses?

What is the number 1 cyber threat to UK Businesses?

On the 23rd March 2018, the National Cyber Security Centre published their Weekly Threat Report, confirming the number 1 cyber threat to UK business: Phishing Emails. Industry research by security company Clearswift reported that malicious links ...
Are your employees your weakest Cybersecurity link?

Are your employees your weakest Cybersecurity link?

Cybersecurity breaches are expensive and becoming more and more commonplace. Even with industry-leading cybersecurity measures in place, modern malware tactics are increasingly becoming too sophisticated and are often undetected. With the right ...
Just one little download - that won't hurt will it?

Just one little download - that won't hurt will it?

Just one little download when no-ones looking at work? That’ll be fine won’t it. Don’t be fooled! Ransomware comes in all shapes and sizes. Ensure your teams and your systems are protected with robust cyber security and IT best practice solutions. ...
MKBAA Customer Service Award Winners 2018

MKBAA Customer Service Award Winners 2018

Winners Customer Service of the Year 2018 Award Thanks to the Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership, Interdirect Ltd and Evolution, for a great night at the MKBAA!
National Apprenticeships Week

National Apprenticeships Week

The theme for the #NAW2018 is ‘Apprenticeships Work’, showcasing how apprenticeships work, for individuals, for employers and for the community. This week, we're going to share some of our apprentices' stories, why they chose an apprenticeship, how ...
MK College Partner's Scheme

MK College Partner's Scheme

Mirus IT is incredibly proud of our partnership with MK College as we’ve long been a supporter and admirer of the great work they do.  We launched our Apprenticeship Accelerator in the summer of 2017, investing in the growth and development of our ...
A bit of a Valentines Love-In

A bit of a Valentines Love-In

This Valentines we’ve asked our team to let us know what they love about working here at Mirus HQ. Here are the top 5 responses.
GDPR Explained 5 things you might not have considered

GDPR Explained 5 things you might not have considered

On the 25th January, we welcomed almost 60 delegates to Mirus IT for our 4th GDPR Explained Knowledge Academy. The Knowledge Academy is our quarterly business learning event where we bring industry experts in to deliver the latest updates on ...
Phone Fraud - how can we help you protect your business?

Phone Fraud - how can we help you protect your business?

Why you should care Phone fraud is becoming a real problem in the UK, costing businesses an estimated £953 million. It can result in bill shock and loss of service, which can be disruptive to your business operations. According to a survey ...
Cisco Security Advisory February 2018

Cisco Security Advisory February 2018

This week Cisco have identified a vulnerability for customers using their network security devices and their software that supports virtual private network connections to corporate networks. This means that any firewall, or device configured with ...
Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you. Mirus IT is proud to support the Safer Internet Day 2018 campaign: #ItStartsWithUs - Play your part, together we can build a better internet. As one of the leading providers of ...
Paul Tomlinson, Mirus IT's Managing Director is a Featured Speaker at Industry Event IT Nation Europe

Paul Tomlinson, Mirus IT's Managing Director is a Featured Speaker at Industry Event IT Nation Europe

IT Nation Europe, the largest European conference of its kind, provides three stimulating days of collaboration, networking, and educational content. This annual European event is ideal for sharing expertise and knowledge with like-minded technology ...
Mirus IT Chosen Charity 2018 Mind BLMK

Mirus IT Chosen Charity 2018 Mind BLMK

Part of the Mirus cultures is to be passionate, not just about our work, but about our training and our people and also about our community. Each year the team at Mirus IT put forward their ideas for a cause to support, and then we vote to support a ...
HP Important Safety Announcement 18th January 2018

HP Important Safety Announcement 18th January 2018

HP Notebook Computer and Mobile Workstation Battery Safety Recall and Replacement Programme. HP has today announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement programme for certain notebook computer and mobile workstation batteries. These ...
Cyber Essentials: Give Data Proper Respect

Cyber Essentials: Give Data Proper Respect

If you use email (which you probably do!) or you have a LinkedIn profile and you review your feed you might, just might, have heard of something called GDPR.  Though you might have heard of it do you understand what it is or how its going to affect ...
What is Our Company Way?

What is Our Company Way?

Best practice, customer focused working, effectivity monitoring and making sure we are effective, are the key driving forces for all our teams at Mirus. As a leading IT Services Provider, it’s imperative that we continuously monitor our processes ...
Cyber Essentials: Show Your Company Takes Cyber Threats Seriously!

Cyber Essentials: Show Your Company Takes Cyber Threats Seriously!

Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme to raise awareness of the increased threat that cyber-crime has on businesses, both large and small. Around 50% of businesses have experienced some kind of data breach or attack in the last 12 months, ...
Intel, Arm and AMD CPU flaw. Meltdown and Spectre January 2018

Intel, Arm and AMD CPU flaw. Meltdown and Spectre January 2018

You may be aware of the Intel, Arm and AMD CPU flaw that has exposed nearly all computers, and many other devices worldwide to security flaws that leaves them vulnerable to attacks from hackers. This has the potential to cause a large impact as the ...
How Secure Print can help with Compliancy - GDPR

How Secure Print can help with Compliancy - GDPR

You’re likely to be aware of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect in May 2018.  If you’re not, then you should be!  This is an update to the existing Data Protection legislation, with some very significant changes. ...
Mirus Seasonal Hours of Business

Mirus Seasonal Hours of Business

Before we leave the office this evening, we wanted to confirm our Christmas opening hours for this holiday season: Friday 22nd December 2017 8am - 6pm Monday 25th December 2017 Closed Tuesday 26th December 2017 Closed
The Mirus IT January Fierce Fitness Drive

The Mirus IT January Fierce Fitness Drive

We love our team, so much so, that we’ve decided in 2018 we want a bit more from them (and perhaps slightly less too), which means we’ll be starting the new year with a fitness BANG! We’re intensifying our fitness offerings from January and will be ...
HP laptop models found to have hidden keylogger

HP laptop models found to have hidden keylogger

In light of the recent report that HP Laptops have been found to have hidden and pre-installed keylogging software which poses a potential security vulnerability, Mirus can confirm that all pre-installed software is removed from  the PC’s that we ...
Mirus Feedback and Gamification to Drive Customer Success

Mirus Feedback and Gamification to Drive Customer Success

Early in 2017 Mirus migrated our client feedback tool from a standard five question survey tool to a more modern three button survey with questions based around their ‘feeling’ of the service received – Love, Neutral, Bad. Alongside this simpler ...
Mirus Mucks in at Ride High Charity

Mirus Mucks in at Ride High Charity

We love to muck-in at Mirus. Mucking-in is one of our specialities, and what better way to test our abilities than to muck-in at Ride High Stables this week! With almost 30 horses on site, our team were in their element. We were honoured to have ...
Mirus Does Swanbourne Endeavour 17

Mirus Does Swanbourne Endeavour 17

Our 4th year at Swanbourne Endeavour was another muddy fun adventure for our Mirus IT competitors. “I’m completely broken but will definitely be doing it again next year!” 
DattoCon17 London

DattoCon17 London

DattoCon 2017 did not disappoint this year, our team have been buzzing about it all morning.
Happy 15th Birthday Mirus IT

Happy 15th Birthday Mirus IT

We are incredibly proud to have celebrated our 15th Birthday on the 22nd October 2017. Mirus IT was started by Paul Tomlinson in 2002 and has developed into one of the leading national suppliers of IT and telephony requirements to national ...
Top education award for Mirus MD Paul

Top education award for Mirus MD Paul

The highest award available from Milton Keynes College has been bestowed upon Paul Tomlinson, Managing Director of Mirus IT.
Financial directors: Are you up to speed with accountancy trends?

Financial directors: Are you up to speed with accountancy trends?

From considerations for GDPR, to protecting IP and budgeting for IT, as a financial director or controller you’ll be spinning many plates.
M Team shortlisted for two UK IT Industry Awards

M Team shortlisted for two UK IT Industry Awards

We’ve been shortlisted for not one but two UK IT Industry Awards – Services Company of the Year and IT Service & Support Professional of the Year. Now in its 35th year, the UK IT Industry Awards is presented by Computing and BCS, The Chartered ...
Mirus recruitment drive with ‘Apprenticeship Accelerator’ scheme

Mirus recruitment drive with ‘Apprenticeship Accelerator’ scheme

Mirus is delighted to launch a new initiative with the aim of creating over 20 apprentice roles during the next two years called the ‘Apprenticeship Accelerator’.  These roles will be across the different departments within the company from Service ...
IT support: what to expect from your supplier

IT support: what to expect from your supplier

Anyone who’s ever been told to “try switching it off and on again” understands the frustration that comes from poor IT support. But what does good IT support look like? What qualifications should your supplier have? And what sort of relationship ...
How cloud services will help your business

How cloud services will help your business

Cost-effective. Efficient. Flexible. Scalable. Cloud is a broad term, encompassing everything from email to CRM and file sharing to accountancy. Prime examples include Azure and Office365, but really it’s any service that you log into on the ...
Are you at risk from cybercrime?

Are you at risk from cybercrime?

“We never thought it would happen to us!” “As far as I was concerned, we just weren’t big enough to be a target.” “We kept meaning to sort our IT and update equipment…” You may not think you’re at risk from cybercrime. But – as comments like these ...
What happens when IT goes all wrong

What happens when IT goes all wrong

54% of businesses report experiencing downtime of over eight hours resulting from a single event. One in three businesses have been hit by a virus or malware attack in the last five years. Yet two in five companies still don’t have a documented ...
Bad IT and the cost to your business

Bad IT and the cost to your business

If your IT is “bad”, the cost to your finances and your reputation is likely to be significant. Are you unsure whether your business IT is below standard? Check out the questions below. Although they’re by no means exhaustive, they should indicate ...
Ransomware Revisited – Our best proactive advice!

Ransomware Revisited – Our best proactive advice!

Ransomware isnt going to go away, if anything its going to become a greater issue for all organisations.  The good news is that awareness is probably at its highest now with the constant flow of new outbreaks, such as the most recent NotPetya ...
Local companies merge to create IT force

Local companies merge to create IT force

Milton Keynes company Mirus IT Solutions has strengthened its customer offering and enhanced its growth plans with the acquisition of 2r Systems Ltd.
Business backups made easy

Business backups made easy

You know those trust exercises. The ones where you stand up, close your eyes and fall backwards (expecting someone to catch you but fearing they won’t).
How to improve your team’s efficiency

How to improve your team’s efficiency

You might have the most qualified team members and all the right contacts, but if your team isn’t working efficiently, you won’t achieve the results that count.  
Cloud services at a glance

Cloud services at a glance

 Are you thinking about bringing your business into the cloud but not sure where to start?
Why you need a business continuity plan

Why you need a business continuity plan

The latest sat nav technology doesn’t stop you from getting completely lost if you don’t know how to use it.
Top 5 tips to improving your IT security

Top 5 tips to improving your IT security

According to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, security breaches have been experienced by 81% of large organisations and 60% of small businesses. The message is crystal clear.
The true cost of downtime – and how to prevent it

The true cost of downtime – and how to prevent it

Hardware failure. Virus or ransomware infection. A wider security breach. External factors meaning you’re unable to access your office. Flood or fire. “Help me if you can I’m feeling down,” sang the Beatles.
GDPR is coming - you need to be prepared!

GDPR is coming - you need to be prepared!

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming - May 2018. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the existing EU Data Protection Directive (DPD) and all EU member states’ national laws based on it – including the ...
Mirus rolls out new cyber-security tool to all Managed Service clients

Mirus rolls out new cyber-security tool to all Managed Service clients

Helping to prevent the spread of Ransomware. At Mirus we continue to proactively look for solutions to protect our clients against the latest security vulnerabilities and threats. We have developed a solution which will help prevent known ransomware ...
WannaCry! Webinar: The Ransomware Crisis Explained!

WannaCry! Webinar: The Ransomware Crisis Explained!

Join our key partners Datto for a free in-depth explanation of WannaCry! and Ransomware on Wednesday 17th May at 2pm. WannaCry: The biggest Ransomware attack which hit over 150 countries globally over the weekend and encrypted over 200,000 ...
NHS Ransomware Infection – Our best proactive advice!

NHS Ransomware Infection – Our best proactive advice!

It’s unlikely you’ve missed the news coverage of the recent ransomware infection that’s taken place within the NHS and other organisations this weekend. With the scale and high profile nature of this attack we wanted to share some general ...
What You Need in a Remote Working Policy

What You Need in a Remote Working Policy

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.
5 Reasons Your Business Needs Office 365

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Office 365

Haven’t worked out why your business should be using Microsoft Office 365 yet? Here are five very good reasons.
12 Shocking Statistics Reveal Extent of Time Wasted at Work

12 Shocking Statistics Reveal Extent of Time Wasted at Work

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?
How your business can avoid Microsoft's 2017 Price Increases

How your business can avoid Microsoft's 2017 Price Increases

 . 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 ...
5 Reasons Office 365 Is Much Better Than Google Docs

5 Reasons Office 365 Is Much Better Than Google Docs

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.
How to Improve Your Organisation's Remote Working

How to Improve Your Organisation's Remote Working

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

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

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?
7 Tips to Reduce Data Breaches

7 Tips to Reduce Data Breaches

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

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

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 ...
When You Don't Need To Worry About Ransomware

When You Don't Need To Worry About Ransomware

 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: ...
GDPR Overview - How will it impact UK SMEs?

GDPR Overview - How will it impact UK SMEs?

On 15 December 2015, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached an agreement which proposed that the Data Protection Directive of 1995 be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It was then adopted by the ...
Why Ransomware Is So Dangerous

Why Ransomware Is So Dangerous

Ransomware is defined as a viral program which will hold a computer's files hostage until the demands of the hacker have been met. Although initially the attacks were focused on individuals, more and more these attacks are being focused on small ...
One potentially disastrous misconception of Office 365

One potentially disastrous misconception of Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is one of Microsofts most comprehensive SaaS solutions. It's got everything a business needs and covers all basis when it comes to security. But there is one thing that it doesn't protect against... Human Error! We see a lot of ...
How a Hospital Escaped Ransomware

How a Hospital Escaped Ransomware

Ransomware has rapidly become the most harmful form of malware, measured in monetary costs. It encrypts the files on the victim's computer. A message says that to get their data restored, victims have to send an anonymous Bitcoin payment to the ...
Swanbourne 2016 = Completed!

Swanbourne 2016 = Completed!

Shadow IT Leads to Confusion

Shadow IT Leads to Confusion

Most organisations have procedures for acquiring and setting up IT systems. Sometimes, though, people running departments think it's easier to get forgiveness than to get permission. They need a machine now, and their view of the regular channels ...
Top 3 Benefits of Remote Working for Employers

Top 3 Benefits of Remote Working for Employers

The advantages to employees of implementing remote working are obvious, even if you’re an employer who isn’t sure it’s the right thing for your organisation.
Safeguard your valuable data - Learn the importance of backing up data

Safeguard your valuable data - Learn the importance of backing up data

Data is an extremely valuable resource that could be very costly in terms of time and money to recreate if it is lost. For some types of data such as treasured photographs or critical financial and scientific data, it often is not possible to ...
Skype for Business - Basics 101 Video Demonstration

Skype for Business - Basics 101 Video Demonstration

Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most powerful business application platforms on the market - we delve into one of its most powerful applications: Skype for Business
13 New Reasons to get excited about Office 365

13 New Reasons to get excited about Office 365

Last week, at Microsoft’s Ignite Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Microsoft announced updates across Office 365 to help drive digital transformation within businesses.  New intelligent cloud services were showcased that help make employees more ...
The Risks of Tape Backup

The Risks of Tape Backup

Magnetic tape used to be a favourite medium for data backup. It's still a good choice in a few situations, but for the most part it's fallen out of favour. Organisations using it should think carefully about whether it's the right choice, and they ...
Securing your Company Data Against Internal Threats

Securing your Company Data Against Internal Threats

The lifeblood of every company is their data.  Whether the data is credit card information from their clients or personal information about their employees, companies must have solid plans in place to protect the information they handle on a daily ...
Here's Why you Should Use Microsoft Office 365 for your Business

Here's Why you Should Use Microsoft Office 365 for your Business

  Cloud software is undoubtedly the future (and, to be honest, the present) when it comes to how organisations of all sizes create and manage their documents, and for most the choice comes down to a straight fight between Microsoft Office 365 and ...
How does Ransomware affect Recruitment Companies?

How does Ransomware affect Recruitment Companies?

Ransomware is rapidly evolving into an extremely lucrative criminal enterprise for individual hackers and cybercriminal gangs.  These criminal elements focus on businesses and markets that are either rich and/or possess information that would be ...
Five Steps for Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

Five Steps for Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

An IT disaster recovery plan is like creating an insurance plan for your data. It is a critical business need and requires top priority. A recent BBC News article exposed that "Two-thirds of big UK businesses have been hit by a cyber attack in the ...
Datto Products recognised as Visionary in Gartner 2016

Datto Products recognised as Visionary in Gartner 2016

Mirus IT's Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery partner Datto is recognized by Gartner for both completeness of vision and ability to execute for its DRaaS solutions. According to Gartner, “in recent years, IT disaster recovery (DR) as a whole and ...
Your Employees can Work Easily from Home - Here's How

Your Employees can Work Easily from Home - Here's How

We’ve spoken to a lot of organisations who don’t think that remote working could work for them. Some of them don’t think they could afford the investment in systems and processes it would require, and are concerned about potential security risks or ...
Mirus are Finalists for the CRN - SMB Reseller of the Year Award for 2016!

Mirus are Finalists for the CRN - SMB Reseller of the Year Award for 2016!

We are delighted to be to be recognised by the CRN awards again this year for SMB Reseller of the Year after being shortlisted for Best Apprenticeship Scheme in the CRN Sales & Marketing Awards earlier in the year.
Fantom: Ransomware Disguised as Windows Update

Fantom: Ransomware Disguised as Windows Update

  Malware depends on trickery to get into your computer and do its dirty work. A recently discovered ransomware program called Fantom is one of the sneakiest, pretending to be a Windows update.
5 Ways Downtime Can Cripple your Law Firm

5 Ways Downtime Can Cripple your Law Firm

As an operating law firm, every hour that you aren't billing is an hour lost. The internet, as well as the firm network, is crucial to completing work, meeting deadlines, and communicating between clients. However, sometimes the network can catch a ...
How to Implement Remote Working

How to Implement Remote Working

Remote working can offer a wide range of benefits to organisations of all shapes and sizes, but even if you’ve recognised this, how can you go about implementing it? Believe it or not it might be easier, as well as cheaper, than you might have ...
7 Essential Tips for Managing Remote Working

7 Essential Tips for Managing Remote Working

When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banned remote working back in 2013, it was met with disappointment by supporters of flexible working. Mayer had apparently become frustrated with the emptiness of the Yahoo carpark, while she had also been having ...
Cyber Attacks Costing Firms in the Legal Sector

Cyber Attacks Costing Firms in the Legal Sector

With a number of high profile cases of Cyber Attacks over the last year or so (most notably: Ashley Madison, T-Mobile, Talk Talk & Vodafone) we wanted to look at how much downtime affects a business financially across all sizes. You hear about the ...
3 Peaks Challenge - Conquered again!

3 Peaks Challenge - Conquered again!

3 Quick Ways to Maximise Employee Efficiency

3 Quick Ways to Maximise Employee Efficiency

What do you think is the best way to increase the output of your organisation? Employing more people, increasing working hours or putting more pressure on mid-management to push for results?
Mirus achieves Microsoft Authorised Education Partner Accreditation

Mirus achieves Microsoft Authorised Education Partner Accreditation

Mirus IT is delighted to announce it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP ...
Mirus Shortlisted for CRN Best Apprenticeship Scheme Award

Mirus Shortlisted for CRN Best Apprenticeship Scheme Award

We are delighted to be to be shortlisted for Best Apprenticeship Scheme in the CRN Sales & Marketing Awards 2016!
Mirus Announced as Datto's EMEA Partner of the Year at DattoCon 2016

Mirus Announced as Datto's EMEA Partner of the Year at DattoCon 2016

We are delighted to be recognised as international firm Datto’s EMEA partner of the year for 2016! Sales of Datto’s data protection products have spearheaded growth for Mirus IT over the last couple of years, so this is a great achievement for the ...
Mirus is a Finalist again!

Mirus is a Finalist again!

We're delighted to have been announced as a finalist for Comms Business Awards 'Mid-Market Convergence Solution' category! The Comms Business Awards are the Comms, IT and Mobile Channel’s most prestigious and sought after accolades.
Introducing Datto Drive – Think outside the box!

Introducing Datto Drive – Think outside the box!

We are delighted to be able to tell everyone about the newest product to be launched by our partners at Datto, Datto Drive. Datto Drive is a new file sync & share and storage service that’s available now by clicking here.
What is IT Support and Why do I Need it?

What is IT Support and Why do I Need it?

Despite the rapid advances in IT (aka, Information Technology) and its equally rapid integration into our everyday lives, the area of IT remains somewhat of an mysterious world to many people who don’t work in the field. On a literal level, IT ...
Mirus Selected as Official Partner of MK College in 2016

Mirus Selected as Official Partner of MK College in 2016

11 Reasons to Outsource Your IT Support

11 Reasons to Outsource Your IT Support

As organisations large and small find themselves trying to keep up with the pace of rapidly evolving technologies, the need for IT support is greater than ever. While some businesses by nature require their own in-house department of IT ...
What Does RTO Mean and How do You Calculate it?

What Does RTO Mean and How do You Calculate it?

The impact of IT Downtime in the recruitment industry

The impact of IT Downtime in the recruitment industry

We’ve seen some pretty high profile examples of IT downtime across all industries over the past 12 months, from system failures to hacking attacks such as the recent Talk Talk network breach. Many businesses take the attitude that they are neither ...
Why your business needs a network health check!

Why your business needs a network health check!

Just like monitoring your own vitals, it’s important that you keep an eye on your daily business functions and hardware too and a network health check is the best, and most comprehensive, way to do this. Given the speed at which the networking world ...
Authorised Device Reseller - Microsoft Surface

Authorised Device Reseller - Microsoft Surface

Today we are proud to announce that we have been selected as a Microsoft Authorised Device Reseller, allowing us to resell Microsoft Surface devices and accessories to commercial customers.
Swanbourne Endeavour 2015 - COMPLETED!

Swanbourne Endeavour 2015 - COMPLETED!

Once again the Mirus team were out if full force to raise money for some worthwhile causes! This time the team tackled and beat the Swanbourne Endeavour for the fourth year running!
What is the cost of IT downtime for your business?

What is the cost of IT downtime for your business?

According to this Veeam Availability Report 2014 carried out at the end of last year, 82% of the 760 senior IT decision makers from medium to large firms are unable to meet their business’ requirements for high system availability.
C2C Challenge - Over £2,100 raised for Willen Hospice!

C2C Challenge - Over £2,100 raised for Willen Hospice!

The team set off on the Coast To Coast Cycle Challenge on 15th of August. Starting in Whitehaven at 07:00 they cycled 80 miles, whilst this isn’t a huge distance the terrain was extremely hilly and was a big challenge. Once they completed the 80 ...
6 Common PC Problems and How to Fix Them

6 Common PC Problems and How to Fix Them

Having trouble with your PC? Don’t know where to begin or how to fix the problem? Don’t worry, you are not alone – that’s why we are here to help.
Mirus IT launch browser shortcut tool and cheat sheet

Mirus IT launch browser shortcut tool and cheat sheet

We know that using a computer can prove challenging from time to time, but at Mirus IT we like to be prepared for all eventualities. This is what led us to compile some of our most commonly used browser shortcuts in our new tool. 
7 IT and Tech Events in 2015 You Won’t Want to Miss

7 IT and Tech Events in 2015 You Won’t Want to Miss

We have the lowdown on all of the top IT and technology events taking place in the UK this year. Find out what’s happening where so you can meet likeminded individuals and learn some new skills.
Employee of the Month - Katie Barrington

Employee of the Month - Katie Barrington

We are delighted to announce our latest employee of the month Katie Barrington. Katie is part of the Client Management team here at Mirus acting as the liaison between us and our customers. As you might imagine its a demanding role within the ...
Mirus ranks 9th in EMEA region for IT Managed Services

Mirus ranks 9th in EMEA region for IT Managed Services

Mirus are delighted to have once again been listed by MSPmentor (www.mspmentor.net) as one of the leading providers of IT Managed Services from their recent 2015 Top 501 survey. MSPmentor is the ultimate guide to managed services and a leading ...
Case Study: Mentmore Golf Club

Case Study: Mentmore Golf Club

IT Support for Excellent Customer Service
Case Study: InterAct Medical

Case Study: InterAct Medical

IT Support for UK’s Top Fast 50 Recruitment Firm
Case Study: Fulcrum

Case Study: Fulcrum

250 User Virtualisation Project
Case Studies: St Paul's School

Case Studies: St Paul's School

ICT for Schools and Education
Case Study: Champneys

Case Study: Champneys

Virtualisation Installation Prepares Prestigious Brand for the Future
Exchange 2003 End of Life

Exchange 2003 End of Life

The End of a Technology Era Alongside Windows XP, Exchange 2003 support by Microsoft ended on April 8th 2014.
Windows 8.1 – It’s Easier Than You Think

Windows 8.1 – It’s Easier Than You Think

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft ended support for customers using Windows XP. Many businesses still lack a transition plan. A major reason for this delay in many cases is unfamiliarity with the new operating system – you’re already familiar with the ...
XP End of Life Support

XP End of Life Support

Time for an IT Makeover? Microsoft has now ended support for Windows XP, a legacy product that is more than a decade old. Mirus IT is equipped to help you transition your business from Windows XP to more modern technologies, such as Windows 8.1.
Employee of the Month - Peter Hack

Employee of the Month - Peter Hack

 
Quick Guides to M.SYNC Cloud Storage

Quick Guides to M.SYNC Cloud Storage

In these video guides we will demonstrate how easy it is to roll-out our M.Sync cloud collaboration, storage and sync tool, and quickly see how easy it is to share and back-up files across devices and teams.
Microsoft comes to Milton Keynes

Microsoft comes to Milton Keynes

Recently we invited James Akrigg, Head of Technology at Microsoft along to the Midsummer Breakfast Club – a monthly professional networking group in Milton Keynes that Mirus supports.
Look What's Coming to Mirus! Book Today!

Look What's Coming to Mirus! Book Today!

Have You Ever Wondered What the Inside of Mirus HQ Looks Like? Well... We Are Having an Open House! 10am until 2pm on Wednesday 19th November! We have the #ModernBiz bus visiting! - On board will be a real life user experience that immerses you in ...
Are You Thinking of Going BYOD? We Have the Low Down For You...

Are You Thinking of Going BYOD? We Have the Low Down For You...

Bring Your Own Device, or simply BYOD, is the concept where an employer/company allows their employees to bring their own devices, such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and smartphones to the workplace, to use for work-related purposes.
Mirus Win Large MSP of the Year UK Award!

Mirus Win Large MSP of the Year UK Award!

We are overwhelmed and delighted to announce that we have won Large MSP of the Year 2014 UK and Ireland!
Employee of the Month - Kate Newman

Employee of the Month - Kate Newman

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Mat Scores With Kaseya Crowd in London

Mat Scores With Kaseya Crowd in London

Mat Presents at Kaseya UK User Conference Last week our Development Manager and all round font of knowledge Mat Smith attended the Kaseya Connect UK user conference in London. The conference brings together Kaseya customers from all over the UK and ...
The Shellshock Bug -Are You Affected?

The Shellshock Bug -Are You Affected?

A New Bug Has Surfaced, Known as Shellshock. The threat that this particular bug causes, is that it enables hackers to execute commands to take over your systems and servers.
The Honest Guide to Remote Working

The Honest Guide to Remote Working

The Pros and Cons of Remote Working
Break On Through to the Other Side

Break On Through to the Other Side

More Tech Jargon Explained Every day, millions of people flock to their computer to surf and work, and even though as a species we now spend as much time on-line as we do sleeping, there are still some commonly heard terms that remain ambiguous to ...
Employee of the Month - Sarah Warren

Employee of the Month - Sarah Warren

Congratulations Sarah Warren! It was a close run thing this month, with several individuals vying for first place, but with seconds to go Sarah Warren, our dedicated accounts assistant clinched it, and as Sarah is in the running nearly every month, ...
Dealing With the Windows 2003 End of Life Server

Dealing With the Windows 2003 End of Life Server

End of Life Server for Windows 2003 Big and small companies alike depend on IT for their day-to-day operations. The data that streams through your IT systems every day is permanently stored in servers to keep companies working smoothly and always on ...
What Problems Do Schools Face With Tech?

What Problems Do Schools Face With Tech?

There is no doubt that technology has fundamentally improved our lives in every way and that it will continue to do so as it evolves and continues to generate changes every day. Technology, when applied in schools and other educational institutes ...
Challenge Completed! London to Paris in Pictures...

Challenge Completed! London to Paris in Pictures...

Joie de Vivre We managed to complete our London to Paris 24 hour challenge this bank holiday weekend!
The Importance of Backing Up Data

The Importance of Backing Up Data

Have you backed up lately? Undeniably, we rely on the power and advanced capabilities of modern computers today. We often use our laptops and personal computers as massive data collectors and for storage so much so that the amount of data we store, ...
Challenge Accepted! London to Paris in 24 Hours

Challenge Accepted! London to Paris in 24 Hours

Mirus are at it again! This time, seventeen brave souls will be attempting to cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours!
Help, I Need Somebody!

Help, I Need Somebody!

Information is power in this day and age, and it's important to have a dependable line of service when it comes to protecting your most valuable resource: your information. The data you collect, share, and exchange on a daily basis is the means ...
Employee of the Month - Daniel Clarke

Employee of the Month - Daniel Clarke

We Had a Clear Winner This Month.. Congratulations to Daniel Clarke! Dan is our new team leader on the ServiceDesk, and although he has only been with us a month, his positive attitude and friendly demeanour is having a strong impact on his ...
Mirus Support Circus Starr

Mirus Support Circus Starr

Let's Clown Around! Mirus have donated 10 tickets to help support Circus Starr, which allows disadvantages and disabled children to have a day of fun! Circus Starr was first established 1987 and it has given over one million underprivileged children ...
Grab Your Shades, We’re Moving to the Cloud

Grab Your Shades, We’re Moving to the Cloud

The cloud is easily one of the most talked about tech topics of this decade. It really feels like almost every business system has a cloud-based offering that businesses can integrate.
Is Your Business Ready To Bend With the New Laws?

Is Your Business Ready To Bend With the New Laws?

Flexible Working From the end of June this year, all employees had the legal right to request flexible working hours (not just parents and carers). Employees must have worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks to be eligible and their ...
How Many Hats Are You Wearing?

How Many Hats Are You Wearing?

Are You Trying to Manage Your Business’ Technology On Your Own? Because most business owners tend to juggle multiple hats for their organisation instead of focusing on key elements of the business, many owners find it hard to maintain constant ...
Changing the IT World, One MSP at a Time…

Changing the IT World, One MSP at a Time…

New CompTIA Appointment We are pleased to announce that Paul Tomlinson, founder and director of Mirus IT has been appointed Vice-Chair of the UK Channel Community at CompTIA. This is a fantastic opportunity and great honour for Paul and everyone ...
Business Continuity - What's Your Plan B ?

Business Continuity - What's Your Plan B ?

What is business continuity? The changing world is directly affecting businesses nowadays. Disasters like storms, floods and earthquakes, to name a few, are the most impacting scenarios that could happen. The effects on an unprepared business are ...
The Future is Bright

The Future is Bright

BrightGauge Conference Last night BrightGauge held their UK customer conference in London. Our development manager, Mat Smith, attended as a guest speaker to represent Mirus IT.
Do You Wish for Control and Choice?

Do You Wish for Control and Choice?

Your Wish is Granted Back in the day, the only choice for companies to manage their internal IT was to have it all entrusted to a single, physical desktop computer. But these days this is seen as a time-consuming and expensive option. What is seen ...
Don't Underestimate the Value of Expertise

Don't Underestimate the Value of Expertise

IT Consultancy: Knowledge is Power As a recruitment consultant, a teacher, an accountant, or even a charity worker, your essential role probably has nothing to do with IT at all, it's merely a tool you use to do your job more successfully, it wasn't ...
IT Support Services Employee of the Month - Katie Barrington

IT Support Services Employee of the Month - Katie Barrington

Employee of the Month - Katie Barrington Congratulations to Katie Barrington, one of our client managers, who wins our coveted monthly award. Katie looks after her customers with pride and always goes the extra mile.
Why You Need to Plan Ahead

Why You Need to Plan Ahead

“Always plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.” - Richard Cushing
Signs Your Hardware May Need to Go to Tech Heaven

Signs Your Hardware May Need to Go to Tech Heaven

Mirus Vs The Dragon

Mirus Vs The Dragon

Dragon Boat Race - Willen Lake, Milton Keynes
Protect Your Business

Protect Your Business

You wouldn't ride a bike without a helmet or lay on the beach without sun cream, would you? Give your computers the same level of protection...
Lucky Mirus Engineer Wins Trip to the World Cup!

Lucky Mirus Engineer Wins Trip to the World Cup!

Mitchell Goes Nuts in Brazil! One of our very lucky service desk technicians won an all expenses trip to Rio for the World Cup courtesy of Mirus IT and the CI Group - lets see what he got up to...
Spreading Our Wings With Bletchley Park Air Cadets

Spreading Our Wings With Bletchley Park Air Cadets

Mirus Donates Flight Simulator Equipment to Local Cadet Unit The 36 strong cadet unit, officially known as 2366 (Bletchley Park) Squadron is led by Officer Commanding Flight Lieutenant Paul Weston RAFVR(T) and his wish was to be able to teach the ...
Helping Out The Parks Trust

Helping Out The Parks Trust

On Friday a team of Mirus volunteers donned their wellies and headed off to Stony Stratford nature reserve to help revive two of their bird watching hides that had become overgrown and unusable.
Mirus Donate to Leo's Appeal

Mirus Donate to Leo's Appeal

Spending time in hospital can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, but for children and young people it can be a scary place miles away from their home and families.
Employee of the Month - Chris Bohin

Employee of the Month - Chris Bohin

We would like to say a massive congratulations to Chris, one of our senior systems engineers - he always wears a smile and a can-do attitude and for this amongst many more attributes he was recently promoted to a senior level and the staff couldn't ...
New Online Security Threats & How to be Cyber Aware

New Online Security Threats & How to be Cyber Aware

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We Heart Shortcuts!

We Heart Shortcuts!

[shawrt-kuht] noun a shorter or quicker way In this case, a short-cut is a computer desktop icon that enables you to quickly select an instruction. Short-cuts can make editing a document or finding a folder a lot quicker and most computer users have ...
Jargon Buster: Managed Services versus Break-fix IT

Jargon Buster: Managed Services versus Break-fix IT

So you are looking to outsource your IT Support? Lets Break it Down.. If you're running your own business, you'll know that there are always a million and one things on your mind at any given time. Given the high integration of technology in almost ...
Champneys Charity Bike Ride

Champneys Charity Bike Ride

Last Sunday Champneys Health Resorts hosted their 12th annual charity bike ride in Henlow.
Let James Bond Answer Your FAQ's About Windows 8

Let James Bond Answer Your FAQ's About Windows 8

Never Say Never Again The danger level has certainly risen since Microsoft retired Windows XP along with all its support and security updates. Don’t give XP a licence to kill, you can easily upgrade from your XP system to Windows 7 or 8 and enjoy ...
Our Servicedesk Engineers are Cream of the Crop!

Our Servicedesk Engineers are Cream of the Crop!

Servicedesk Engineers Receive Highest Honours in Customer Service Training
Do You Have the Right Email Solution in Place?

Do You Have the Right Email Solution in Place?

Hosted Exchange: Getting the best of on-premise and cloud deployment Communication is an integral component of any business's daily business operations, and in most offices, email and other messaging platforms are the main mode of this communication ...
8 Data Security Tips for the Private Equity Industry

8 Data Security Tips for the Private Equity Industry

The majority of Information and data used and shared within the private equity and venture capital industry is highly confidential and sensitive. With the industry flourishing after two decades of strong growth and playing an increasingly ...
Employee of the Month is an All Round Good Guy!

Employee of the Month is an All Round Good Guy!

Ronan Murphy Every month we take time out to recognise the heroes behind the face of Mirus and today we are giving a hearty handshake to field services coordinator Ronan Murphy!
Still Running XP? We have your Short & Long Term Solutions Covered

Still Running XP? We have your Short & Long Term Solutions Covered

Windows XP: Should you Uninstall? Officially announcing and releasing the final patch for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, Microsoft has effectively discontinued any other bug fixes, updates and support for the popular operating system. Companies who ...
2014 ACE Awards - Vote for Mirus, Our Customer Support is Gold Class

2014 ACE Awards - Vote for Mirus, Our Customer Support is Gold Class

Giving Businesses the Mirus Touch Lines have now opened for voting in MicroScope Magazine’s 7th annual ACE awards!
Mirus Versus the World

Mirus Versus the World

Here at Mirus IT we do like a good challenge, but this weekend we will be taking a step outside of our comfort zone by attempting to break a Guinness World record!
Heartbleed Bug Explained - And what to do About it

Heartbleed Bug Explained - And what to do About it

The first message is don’t panic.
Data Leakage Solutions for the Recruitment Sector

Data Leakage Solutions for the Recruitment Sector

Expert Advice: IT Support for Recruitment  
Mirus Employee of the Month is a Regular Hero

Mirus Employee of the Month is a Regular Hero

Every month we take time out to recognise the heroes among us and this month we salute the sterling work of Field Engineer Manager John Green. John is a veteran Mirus Hero making the top spot on several occasions thanks to his infectious optimism ...
Armed for IT - Mirus Supports IT Careers for Armed Forces Veterans

Armed for IT - Mirus Supports IT Careers for Armed Forces Veterans

It can be a daunting challenge leaving the fierce, regimented world of the armed forces and being abruptly thrown into a corporate lion’s den of job searching and CV writing. We often hear stories about how ex-military personnel can struggle to ...
Calculating the Cost of XP

Calculating the Cost of XP

We have been advising on the implications of not upgrading any Windows XP machines in your business network for a time, however, we're aware that as far as human behaviours go it is difficult to make changes when things have been working well for a ...
Mirus IT Shortlists for Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards

Mirus IT Shortlists for Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards

Mirus IT is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted in the final three for the Enterprise & Innovation section of the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards. The awards have been established this year by the Milton Keynes Business Leaders ...
BBC Tech Correspondent Highlights

BBC Tech Correspondent Highlights

Anyone in the tech and IT industry will be very familiar with the Windows XP end of life campaigns happening across the globe. IT Support providers such as Mirus IT have long been providing early warnings and encouraging customers to prepare early ...
Mirus Moves up the MSPmentor Managed Service Provider Charts in 2014

Mirus Moves up the MSPmentor Managed Service Provider Charts in 2014

Mirus IT Solutions, a provider of managed services and outsourced IT, is delighted to officially announce this year’s position on Nine Lives Media’s sixth annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition - one of the world’s leading benchmarking tools to ...
Meet the Mirus team at Business Expo 3.0 Milton Keynes

Meet the Mirus team at Business Expo 3.0 Milton Keynes

Thursday 6th March 2014 sees the return of the region’s largest B2B exhibition and networking opportunity, and Mirus are delighted to be part of the action!
New Service Delivery Manager Makes a Big Impression

New Service Delivery Manager Makes a Big Impression

Chris Maybray only joined us in November 2013, and already he’s winning over the confidence of customers and employees alike.
6 Reasons your Business could benefit from Hosted Telephony

6 Reasons your Business could benefit from Hosted Telephony

Video Testimonials from our Clients

Video Testimonials from our Clients

Matthew, Arnold & Baldwin Solicitors Andrew Honey, IT Director at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin in Watford, Hertfordshire, explains the level of IT Support and Consultation Mirus IT provide for him and his team.
Infrastructure Project Earns Nomination for European IT Excellence Award

Infrastructure Project Earns Nomination for European IT Excellence Award

In 2013 Mirus IT began an infrastructure refresh project for Champneys Spa Resorts to provide resilience from a resource intensive ageing infrastructure and to be able to introduce new technologies to help maintain their market-leading position. The ...
Explaining Internet Connectivity Options for Businesses

Explaining Internet Connectivity Options for Businesses

 
Advice on Financing XP Replacement Machines

Advice on Financing XP Replacement Machines

XP End of Life Options By now you should be very much aware of Microsoft XP going end of life in April 2014 and the potential security and support issues this could cause. As a reminder after this date Windows XP users will no longer receive new ...
Mirus Relaunches Hosted Telephony Solution

Mirus Relaunches Hosted Telephony Solution

The new Mirus Hosted Telephony solution suits businesses who want to take advantage of advanced call handling features whilst minimising the complexity of managing multiple vendors and greater control over your telephony costs.
Helpful Mirus Employee of the Month

Helpful Mirus Employee of the Month

This month’s winner of the coveted award is Technical Elite Engineer David Starsmeare who gets the vote for his extraordinary levels of helpfulness.
The Best of BETT – Adam & Peter on ICT for Schools

The Best of BETT – Adam & Peter on ICT for Schools

Visiting the BETT Show 2014 This year’s BETT show hosted a wide range of companies offering the very latest in ICT for schools and education. However not everyone gets to visit the show so Adam Kirby and Peter Hack from Mirus descended on London’s ...
Business Continuity Basics for SMEs

Business Continuity Basics for SMEs

On the 23rd January 2014 BBC news reported on a slightly different technical outage affecting the London underground where one of their comms cabinets flooded with concrete which resulted in part of the Victoria line being down for the remainder of ...
Mirus Extends Expertise with Microsoft Gold Volume Licencing Competency

Mirus Extends Expertise with Microsoft Gold Volume Licencing Competency

As technology evolves so do the needs of our clients and keeping up to date with vendor competencies demonstrates our commitment to providing expertise and solutions to match.
Microsoft Extends SOME Security as XP End of Life Looms

Microsoft Extends SOME Security as XP End of Life Looms

Clarification on Microsoft's Recent XP End of Life Announcement To be clear – the April 8th 2014 date still applies.
How HP StoreServ Chunklets Transform Storage Redundancy

How HP StoreServ Chunklets Transform Storage Redundancy

With the rapid uptake of HP StoreServ SAN’s I thought it would be a good idea to discuss “Chunklets”, a term which you may or may not have already come across when dealing with the HP StoreServ range.
Global Services Expert joins the Mirus Team

Global Services Expert joins the Mirus Team

As the Milton Keynes IT Support organisation continues to invest and grow, the arrival of Global Services expert Chris Maybray marks the start of an exciting 2014 for Mirus IT.
Projects: Where to start and where to end

Projects: Where to start and where to end

The start of the year also prompts us to think about the big things coming up throughout the year. Mirus manages a lot of technology projects to help companies with upgrades, migrations, mergers, technology refreshes and deployment of new ...
Meet the Mirus Team

Meet the Mirus Team

A Day in the life of a Mirus Rapid Response Engineer – Neil Tell us about your role – what does a Rapid Response engineer do? My role varies from managing password resets to server offline alerts and Microsoft Exchange issues. We are also ...
The 10 Tech Commandments – a Fresh Start for 2014?

The 10 Tech Commandments – a Fresh Start for 2014?

We all have bad habits, but some may be more troublesome than you think. From things we can do as individual users to tech solutions to solve larger business problems, there’s plenty we could be doing to make more efficient use of our time and ...
Merry Christmas from the Mirus Team

Merry Christmas from the Mirus Team

Christmas Jumpers and Christmas Elves adorned Mirus HQ today. It's nice to see so many people getting into the festive spirit.
Mirus IT Earns VMware Business Continuity Competency

Mirus IT Earns VMware Business Continuity Competency

According to industry analysts, improving business continuity and disaster recovery is currently the highest priority for SMB’s in the UK. That’s why Mirus is investing in business continuity solutions that offer the best range of protection with ...
Mirus MD Paul Tomlinson wins Bucks Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Mirus MD Paul Tomlinson wins Bucks Entrepreneur of the Year Award

It was announced last night at a glitzy awards ceremony held at Horwood House, Buckinghamshire, that Paul Tomlinson has been named Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 by the Federation of Small Businesses Bucks Awards team.
iPad Air Review - The iPad has been to Boot Camp

iPad Air Review - The iPad has been to Boot Camp

2013's Last Employee of the Month is Finally Crowned

2013's Last Employee of the Month is Finally Crowned

The winner this month is Aishling Savchuk who has received many votes over the last year so it is fitting that at the end of the year she finally picks up the coveted prize.
Mirus IT Launches Enhanced Email Security Solution

Mirus IT Launches Enhanced Email Security Solution

Mirus IT have launched new Email Security features to complement current email anti-virus and anti-spam tools. Using Mimecast Cloud Email Management, Mirus IT are able to offer both Email Continuity that ensure that users can still continue to use ...
Mirus helps launch MK College Business & Leadership Centre

Mirus helps launch MK College Business & Leadership Centre

A host of top names from industry and commerce in Milton Keynes turned out to the opening of the new Business and Leadership Centre at Milton Keynes College’s Silbury Campus.
The questions Private Equity firms need to be asking

The questions Private Equity firms need to be asking

Milton Keynes College Supports the Biggest Mirus Challenge Yet

Milton Keynes College Supports the Biggest Mirus Challenge Yet

In an official Guinness World Record attempt, the team from Mirus are gearing up to compete in a 72 hour 5 aside football match in April 2014.
Best of Buckinghamshire Highlights Milton Keynes IT Support Company

Best of Buckinghamshire Highlights Milton Keynes IT Support Company

IT Support in Milton Keynes Fares Well in Economic Report Milton Keynes IT Support and technology services company, Mirus IT Solutions, has been named in a new report to identify the best performers in Buckinghamshire.
Avoid Disruptions to your Business this Winter

Avoid Disruptions to your Business this Winter

Check Your Remote Working Set-Up Now As an IT Support company, we see the same trends each year when it comes to weather disruptions. On the days where snow disrupts travel we receive a dramatic increase in the number of requests to enable people to ...
Mirus Among FSB Buckinghamshire Business Awards Finalists

Mirus Among FSB Buckinghamshire Business Awards Finalists

We've received the fantastic news that Mirus IT and Managing Director Paul Tomlinson have been nominated for not one, not two, but three categories in the upcoming Federation of Small Businesses Buckinghamshire Business Awards. This is the first ...
The Hidden Costs of Printing and How to Reduce Them

The Hidden Costs of Printing and How to Reduce Them

Last week we Tweeted about the hidden costs of printing, so we thought we would highlight the common issues and how Mirus can help you achieve some of the performance efficiencies and cost savings through a better printer set-up.
Employee of the Month is a Real Team Player

Employee of the Month is a Real Team Player

The Return of the Muddy Run

The Return of the Muddy Run

The Mirus Team made a heroic return to the Swanbourne Endeavour this year. The muddy assault course tested 26 of our finest from the M Team, some even making it that little bit more challenging by running in fancy dress.
Works for Us Grateful for a Helping Hand from Mirus

Works for Us Grateful for a Helping Hand from Mirus

When Works for Us needed urgent help with their new office cabling, Mirus IT Managing Director Paul Tomlinson and team rolled up their sleeves to ensure services would continue despite a last minute request to help with their office relocation.
Why do we need to keep our Server Warranty Up to Date?

Why do we need to keep our Server Warranty Up to Date?

Keep Business Critical Applications in Tip Top Condition On my various client visits I frequently come across out of warranty Servers that run business critical applications. When I point this out to IT Managers, two questions are frequently asked ...
Mirus joins the MK Food Bank Business Buddies Scheme

Mirus joins the MK Food Bank Business Buddies Scheme

Mirus has become a keen supporter of the MK Food Bank after taking part in a Harvest collection and a day where the team volunteered at their sorting facility preparing the winter food parcels in 2012. The simplicity of the appeal means it is a ...
Abseil for Sparks

Abseil for Sparks

Our two heroes John and Miro teamed up with fellow Sparks supporters to abseil thirteen floors of the Westminster Tower building on the Thames water front. With a spectacular but stomach-churning view of the houses of parliament our caped crusaders ...
Mirus IT Backs FSB Buckinghamshire Business Awards

Mirus IT Backs FSB Buckinghamshire Business Awards

Mirus IT Solutions have become sponsors of the Training and Development category for the upcoming FSB Bucks Business Awards.
Mirus has a Makeover!

Mirus has a Makeover!

More than an updated design, we've improved the functionality of the site to make it easier to find what you might be looking for, and to make the site more user-friendly across devices. Here are the top three improvements:
Windows 8.1 - The Improvements You'll be Glad to See

Windows 8.1 - The Improvements You'll be Glad to See

It’s clear that Microsoft are still trying to make the Windows 8 operating system as adaptable as it can be for use on both tablets and the traditional PC. Having trialled the 8.1 pre-release at Mirus HQ for a few weeks now we have found that some ...
Mirus Completes the 72 Hole Golf Challenge for Sparks

Mirus Completes the 72 Hole Golf Challenge for Sparks

Mirus has a few keen golfers amongst the team so we thought it was time they demonstrated just how difficult this game is, as they claim. The challenge was to complete 72 holes between sunrise and sunset, and of course raise money for our charity of ...
The Team Vote Again for the Mirus Employee of the Month

The Team Vote Again for the Mirus Employee of the Month

This month the team voted for Mark Sanderson who has definitely hit the ground running joining us as a Senior Engineer this year.
We Achieve Gold Partner Status for Specialist Backup & Replication Services

We Achieve Gold Partner Status for Specialist Backup & Replication Services

The Veeam Gold Pro Partner status is recognition for our commitment to design, deliver and support advanced, high quality virtualised infrastructures. Veeam are specialist providers of backup and replication solutions that are wholly designed to ...
The Mirus Team Cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats...and Back Again!

The Mirus Team Cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats...and Back Again!

We are always looking for fun ways to raise some funds and the profile of the charities we support - this year focusing on Sparks Children's Charity.
When To Move To Desktop Virtualisation: 7 Key Indicators

When To Move To Desktop Virtualisation: 7 Key Indicators

With the quantity and growing variety of devices that you must purchase, secure, manage and upgrade, it may be time to consider implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
Microsoft comes to Milton Keynes - Watch Again

Microsoft comes to Milton Keynes - Watch Again

Recently we invited James Akrigg, Head of Technology at Microsoft along to the Midsummer Breakfast Club – a monthly professional networking group in Milton Keynes that we support. Mr Akrigg delivered a compelling demonstration of the Office of the ...
Mirus Challenge Fundraising Update

Mirus Challenge Fundraising Update

We like a challenge! And we like to raise support and awareness for our charity partners along the way. This year the M Team have already completed the gruelling National Three Peaks Challenge, and successfully raised £2348 for Sparks Children ...
Mirus Employee of the Month

Mirus Employee of the Month "A Legend"

This month the Mirus team have voted Georgij Sibajev as the most-deserved of the Employee of the Month. It has actually been a close month with other team members receiving a lot of praise and recognition from their colleagues. Georgij will be no ...
Mirus Adds Microsoft Gold Small Business Competency

Mirus Adds Microsoft Gold Small Business Competency

Over the 10 years Mirus has been in business, we have grown in many ways. The challenge has always been to maintain our personal approach, whilst achieving the competencies and compliance requirements from larger organisations and the public sector. ...
Mirus shows support for New Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce

Mirus shows support for New Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce

Mirus IT Solutions are delighted to announce its membership and support for the new Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce, established in July. The new Milton Keynes Chamber has no connection to the previous Milton Keynes & North Bucks Chamber, which ...
Mirus Achieves VMware Desktop Virtualisation Competency

Mirus Achieves VMware Desktop Virtualisation Competency

Mirus IT Solutions is delighted to announce successful completion of training and examination to achieve the VMware Desktop Virtualisation competency as part of a drive to extend its range of services and solutions. This continues to demonstrate ...
Employee Promotion Encourages Excellence

Employee Promotion Encourages Excellence

The team have casted their votes and this month’s Mirus hero is our newly promoted IT Workshop Manager Robert Tittl. Robert stepped into the position last month after joining us as a Systems Technician and has rapidly become acquainted and enthused ...
Mirus IT Shortlisted for UK Customer Experience Team of the Year

Mirus IT Shortlisted for UK Customer Experience Team of the Year

Last year the Mirus IT Service Desk underwent a transformation as it anticipated a major shift in the way we interact with technology. Mirus also invested in new customer research to understand the common denominators that remain while change carves ...
Where does your IT Service Provider Fit?

Where does your IT Service Provider Fit?

Over six years ago Mirus IT Solutions made a decision that we did not want to be a ‘typical’ IT Service Provider, offering a reactive IT Support agreement. Many Service Providers still offer this type of unplanned unmanaged service, constantly ...
BlueChip Football 5-Aside Tournament Winners

BlueChip Football 5-Aside Tournament Winners

Mirus IT entered a team into the BlueChip charity 5-aside football tournament at the weekend and came back victorious! Player of the Tournament was awarded to Gary Darriba for some fancy footwork and top goal scorer for Mirus IT was Ronan Murphy.
Mirus IT Voted Managed Service Provider of the Year 2013

Mirus IT Voted Managed Service Provider of the Year 2013

We are delighted to announce that Mirus IT Solutions has been recognised as the Managed Service Provider of the Year 2013 by MicroScope Magazine Awards for Channel Excellence. Entrants to this category provide a managed service in desktop ...
Mirus Launches Cloud Sync Tool for Businesses

Mirus Launches Cloud Sync Tool for Businesses

Mirus IT Solutions has extended its Back-Up solution suite to include M.SYNC; a secure business-grade cloud collaboration, sync and backup tool that provides the level of control expected by professionals. Free Apps, such as Dropbox, have their ...
Mirus Employee of the Month Makes a Good Impression

Mirus Employee of the Month Makes a Good Impression

Congratulations to Mirus’ very own Top Cat, Mr Tom Cutting, on being recognised as this month’s employee of the month! Tom is a member of our own Internal IT team and also looks after our managed disaster recovery and backup solution. He's also ...
Product Testing: HP ElitePad 900

Product Testing: HP ElitePad 900

Continuing our journey through the tablet world, we have recently been testing the HP ElitePad 900. HP are very supportive of us trying new products and evaluating them with customers and this new model swiftly arrived at our office.
Mirus IT to Co-Host Golf Networking Event

Mirus IT to Co-Host Golf Networking Event

Mirus IT Solutions, in partnership with Mentmore Golf and Country Club and the MK Dons, are delighted to be hosting a new out-of-town networking event. On June 18th escape the city and join us at this prestigious venue to network with business ...
Join us for a Microsoft Experience Day in Milton Keynes

Join us for a Microsoft Experience Day in Milton Keynes

Join us on the 30th May on our mobile training bus to see the latest Microsoft technology at work. This Microsoft Experience Day is a real-life user experience that immerses you in the technology, encourages discussion about how to use it in your ...
Mirus Gears Up for Charity Bike Ride

Mirus Gears Up for Charity Bike Ride

Hot on the heels of the Three Peaks Challenge, the Mirus team are already gearing up for the next: The Champneys Bike Ride in Henlow on Sunday 19th May. The M Team will be completing a 36 mile route around the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside to ...
Bank Holiday Bake-Off Brilliance

Bank Holiday Bake-Off Brilliance

What better way to follow a glorious Bank Holiday than with some superb cake! Thanks to Ronan Murphy, Chris Russell and Katie Barrington for these tasty treats! Before our eyes we had Ro’s Unlucky Dice – apparently because it so difficult to make – ...
Mirus IT Employee of the Month - Technically Elite

Mirus IT Employee of the Month - Technically Elite

Praise and recognition once again from the Mirus team, this month choosing Martyn Butler as the Employee of the Month. Martyn is one of our Technical Elite senior engineers looking after our most complex and technical assignments, therefore performs ...
3 Things to Consider when Allowing Bring Your Own Devices Policies

3 Things to Consider when Allowing Bring Your Own Devices Policies

On the plus side, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) allows employees to use devices with which they're familiar and comfortable, lowers the costs associated with acquiring, deploying and maintaining devices and reduces the number of required support ...
Fun times at Charity Quiz Night

Fun times at Charity Quiz Night

The Mirus IT team had a jolly old time on Friday evening at the annual charity quiz night, and even raised £230 for Sparks Children's Health Charity in the process. Quiz Master Tom and Rules Master Paul were suitably dressed for the occasion - we ...
IT Security - 6 Areas to Consider

IT Security - 6 Areas to Consider

We all know that technology moves on very quickly in IT; there is always a new product or solution to bring benefits to an organisation. However, there are some areas of IT that also progress and become more complicated and one of those is security. ...
A Gold Communications Competency in Microsoft Partner Network

A Gold Communications Competency in Microsoft Partner Network

Mirus IT Solutions today announces that it has achieved the new Microsoft Gold Communications competency. The new achievement specifically recognises Mirus IT’s capability in deploying and supporting solutions leveraging the Microsoft Lync platform.
Mirus IT Shortlisted for Managed Service Provider of the Year - Vote Now!

Mirus IT Shortlisted for Managed Service Provider of the Year - Vote Now!

The MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs) celebrate the best of the channel recognising those that have delivered the best service, products and support. All at Mirus would appreciate your support if you can vote for us for the Managed ...
Mirus in the News - Service Addict Follows Murphy's Law

Mirus in the News - Service Addict Follows Murphy's Law

Our Service Desk Manager, Catherine Murphy, made an appearance in Business MK this month in a feature about successful women in business. Our service desk has recently undergone some transformational changes and we're delighted to be passing on ...
Product Testing: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

Product Testing: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

We have recently had some Lenovo tablets in for demo use and to show to our clients. It seems that the world of “convertible” laptops or tablets running full operating systems is beginning to grow. Gone are the days where most people want to lug ...
Employee of the Month - IT Support Engineers Rule

Employee of the Month - IT Support Engineers Rule

Chris Bohin is our new Employee of the Month for April. Chris is one of our Field Engineers and is rarely seen in the office, so when he did pop in, we managed to get a photo of him accepting his award. Here’s what the Mirus team had to say about ...
Super-Fast Quick Analysis in Excel 2013

Super-Fast Quick Analysis in Excel 2013

You've probably been using Excel for quite a while now. Much like Microsoft Word, Excel has maintained much of its familiarity with each Office release – the current release being Office 2013. But are you keeping up to date with all the really ...
Photos from Snowdon on 3 Peaks Challenge Training

Photos from Snowdon on 3 Peaks Challenge Training

Although the Three Peaks Challenge sounds grueling, the scenery looked spectacular on the M Team's training excursion up to the top of Mount Snowdon. Can you believe these were the views on Easter Weekend? See the details of the challenge here.
Easter Bake-Off Brilliance

Easter Bake-Off Brilliance

Our Easter theme bake-off did not disappoint at all! We were delighted to see a more than usual number of bakers join in this month, and the quality of the cakes really made a typically pleasant job a little bit more difficult for the judges as it ...
Training for the National Three Peaks Challenge 2013 Begins

Training for the National Three Peaks Challenge 2013 Begins

The National Three Peaks Challenge is a gruelling event in which 12 members of the M Team will attempt to climb the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales; within 24 hours.
Mirus Joins the Big Little Give

Mirus Joins the Big Little Give

Last year the M Team supported the Milton Keynes Food Bank with a food collection, spent a day at one the sorting centres, and also donated family Christmas Day food and gift hampers for their festive campaign. Today, Rebecca Savage from Milton ...
March Employee of the Month

March Employee of the Month

The votes have been counted and yet again there has been a lot of responses, but there can be only one winner. This month we are delighted to announce it’s a new member of the team, Laura Henchy. Laura has recently joined Mirus, and has been ...
Supporting the Milton Keynes Business Continuity Forum

Supporting the Milton Keynes Business Continuity Forum

Mirus IT are joining the Milton Keynes Business Resilience Forum team on March 15th to deliver a free workshop session on "Resilience isn't Rocket Science”. Come along to the Civic Offices, Council Chamber on Friday 15th March to hear presentations ...
The Bake-Off is Back!

The Bake-Off is Back!

At Mirus HQ we’re very happy that today is a Bake-Off day!
Mirus IT follows up Global Rankings with European Success

Mirus IT follows up Global Rankings with European Success

Following on from last week's announcement of Mirus IT’s success on the global rankings, it is confirmed that the firm has also secured a top 20 position within the EMEA rankings. Each year MSP Mentor creates a list of the top Managed Service ...
Mirus Ranked in Top 25% of Global Managed Service Providers

Mirus Ranked in Top 25% of Global Managed Service Providers

Each year MSP Mentor creates a list of the top Managed Service Providers in the world based upon service and business metrics. This year they've widened the net and included much larger MSP’s in their survey rather than focusing on MSP’s just ...
EE 4G in Milton Keynes by June

EE 4G in Milton Keynes by June

The latest announcement from EE confirms that between April and June 2013, Milton Keynes will have 4G connectivity from the provider - a further 27 towns across the country, expanding their Superfast Coverage to more than 65 UK towns and cities in ...
Mirus IT to Provide Business Continuity Group Services in Milton Keynes

Mirus IT to Provide Business Continuity Group Services in Milton Keynes

Leading Milton Keynes IT services provider, Mirus IT Solutions, has joined the lead team of the Milton Keynes Business Resilience Forum (MKBRF) to provide IT support and advice as part the collaborative Business Continuity Planning services the ...
Mirus IT Signs Up to Exhibit at Business Expo 3.0

Mirus IT Signs Up to Exhibit at Business Expo 3.0

Business Expo 3.0 is the first International Business Exhibition, with supporting keynote speakers and workshops, to ever be held in Milton Keynes. The 3.0 theme will educate and inspire business leaders on technological advancements, international ...
Event Invitation: How Modern IT Systems can Help your Business.

Event Invitation: How Modern IT Systems can Help your Business.

How modern IT systems can help your business. Find out about Document Management Systems and Cloud Computing and learn about any security aspects of SASS and hosted systems. On March 21st at the Ramada Encore Milton Keynes where Biztech will be ...
10 New Additions in Office 2013

10 New Additions in Office 2013

In the next few weeks you'll be able to get Office 2013 desktop software on its own (as usual) or as part of an Office 365 subscription that's newly open to consumers, and not just to small businesses. From the previews and roll out internally for ...
Mirus Employee of the Month Recieves Glowing Praise

Mirus Employee of the Month Recieves Glowing Praise

The Mirus Employee of the Month votes are in, and yet again we praise another outstanding individual that deserves recognition for their exemplary efforts. This month we praise David Willis, who is a member of our own internal IT department. With ...
Introducing Power, Without the Tower: HP Z1 Workstation

Introducing Power, Without the Tower: HP Z1 Workstation

Introducing the HP Z1, the world's first all-in-one workstation with a 27” (diagonal) display that snaps open to let you swap out parts and make upgrades. Boasting Xeon processors, this range from HP allows customers to have a super fast computer ...
Mirus Launches Managed Print Solutions

Mirus Launches Managed Print Solutions

Mirus is proud to join forces with 2r Systems, a local specialist in Managed Print Solutions. Having built upon existing synergy between the businesses, Mirus Managed Print was formed to further add value to our customer relationships. Mirus ...
Mirus Telephony has become an Accredited EE 4G partner

Mirus Telephony has become an Accredited EE 4G partner

4G is the fourth generation of mobile network and is five times faster than 3G. It makes using the internet, sending emails or downloading files unbelievably quick when using compatible phones, tablets or via dongles. EE has also launched a new ...
Mirus Employee of the Month

Mirus Employee of the Month

The votes are once again in and counted. We received 15 different nominations this month which shows we think a lot of our colleagues, but there can only be one winner and it’s a huge well done to Dan Pestell this month.
Mirus IT Picks up Nomination for Reseller of the Year Award

Mirus IT Picks up Nomination for Reseller of the Year Award

Mirus IT ends the year on some good news that we’ve been nominated for the Reseller of the Year award with PCR Magazine. Seventy-five different companies from across the technology and computing channel have been selected overall – the winners to be ...
3 Checks to Make to Prepare for the Snow

3 Checks to Make to Prepare for the Snow

The last two winters have been some of the worst on record with snow falling across large areas of the UK delivering cancellation, closure and chaos to commuters. Schools were closed and roads shut as snow and freezing temperatures caused problems ...
December's Employee of the Month

December's Employee of the Month

The votes have all been counted and the new Employee of the Month is Susie Palmer. Susie is a relatively new addition to the Mirus Team, joining as a Projects and Standards Manager in October. Susie’s role means she works with all levels and ...
Mirus IT Gets Packing

Mirus IT Gets Packing

Mirus IT Solutions sent seven volunteers to get packing at the Milton Keynes Food Bank as part of their new initiative to support the charity. The three hour session was the culmination of four months collecting tins, boxes and packets in the ...
Mirus IT Solutions MD joins The Service Desk Institute ITSM Index Panel

Mirus IT Solutions MD joins The Service Desk Institute ITSM Index Panel

A global Index to track how organisations gain value from implementing ITSM and ITIL. The ITSM Review and Barclay Rae Consulting have joined forces to produce the definitive ITSM industry survey and regular performance benchmark.
November's Employee of the Month

November's Employee of the Month

The votes have been counted and the new Mirus Employee of the Month is Gareth Davies. Gareth manages our build lab and workshop, and is relied on to work to exceptional standards for customer equipment installations.
Spooky Bake Off

Spooky Bake Off

There certainly was a lot of creativity about with witches eyes balls and fingers, a grave yard cake, and look what happened to one poor ex Mirus employee!
Windows 8 for Businesses

Windows 8 for Businesses

The technological landscape has undergone some dramatic changes over the last few years with PC and laptop sales falling in favour of tablets, most notably with the iPad. Having played catch-up with many of the markets driving modern-day computing; ...
10 Charities to Benefit from Mirus IT Solutions 10th Anniversary

10 Charities to Benefit from Mirus IT Solutions 10th Anniversary

Mirus IT Solutions is celebrating ten successful years in Milton Keynes, delivering IT support and solutions to large cross section of companies in the public and private sectors. One sector that can struggle to keep up with advances in technology ...
The Mirus Messy Run - The Photos

The Mirus Messy Run - The Photos

We'd like to thank all our supporters that made the messy run as fun and as successful as it was. So far we've raised £400 for AYME, but it's not too late to donate if you think team Mirus deserve it after what we went through...
Mirus first to be Awarded CompTIA IT Business Trustmark

Mirus first to be Awarded CompTIA IT Business Trustmark

On the day that Mirus celebrates 10 years in business, it has also been awarded with the CompTIA IT Business Trustmark – the first of 5 organisations worldwide to achieve the award. The CompTIA IT Business Trustmark is a business credential designed ...
Cloud Technology – How the Start-Ups are Making the Most of IT

Cloud Technology – How the Start-Ups are Making the Most of IT

Recent research has indicated that the average business start-up cost is close to a staggering £100,000. This is both surprising, yet unsurprising at the same time. Of course this figure is an average, and some businesses can start up from their ...
Games Night - Target Practice

Games Night - Target Practice

Just for a spot of fun, Mirus held an after work games night with Wii, Xbox, Table Tennis and BB Gun shooting Practice. To spice things up a bit, an Xbox was up for grabs.
What is 4G?

What is 4G?

What is 4G? 4G is a lightning-quick internet connection for mobile devices – the fourth generation of wireless mobile communications technology, set to usurp the current 3G network in use today. How fast is it?
October’s Employee of the Month

October’s Employee of the Month

Our Field Services Manager John Green was the runaway winner this month, receiving some great feedback from his Mirus colleagues. The majority of the praise centred on the fantastic work he’s been doing since stepping into his new role last month, ...
Windows Server 2012 Benefits

Windows Server 2012 Benefits

Windows Server 2012 brings Microsoft’s experience building and operating public clouds to customers running the Windows Server platform. It can help you deliver and manage a cost-effective IT infrastructure–both physical and virtual. It provides a ...
Apple iPhone 5: Retina Display Review

Apple iPhone 5: Retina Display Review

The iPhone 5 is longer, leaner, faster, packs super-quick 4G networking and the brand-new iOS 6 operating system. It's probably the most leaked and most speculated-upon gadget in history. More display means more to see. Anyone can make a larger ...
Paul Tomlinson becomes Founding Member of Global Technology

Paul Tomlinson becomes Founding Member of Global Technology

Swiss-based Kaseya, a leading global provider of IT Systems Management software, has appointed partners and customers with market leading expertise to advise on future strategy. Comprised of key Kaseya customers and partners worldwide who have ...
Discussion: VMWare vSphere 5.1 - What are the benefits?

Discussion: VMWare vSphere 5.1 - What are the benefits?

After an intense training session with Craig Kilborn (@vmfcraig), the Mirus team are now well versed in the benefits of the latest version of VMWare vSphere 5.1.
The Mirus Messy Run

The Mirus Messy Run

The next challenge is here!
The Bakers Excel Again

The Bakers Excel Again

The Mirus Monthly Bake-Off went back to it's roots with a a Mirus theme challenge.
Another FUNdraising Day

Another FUNdraising Day

It was time again for a bit of light hearted fun at Mirus HQ and the return of Fancy Dress Friday. September is Back to School time so Team Mirus dusted off their school uniforms and packed up their lunchboxes.
Paul Tomlinson of Mirus IT Solutions Honoured in Fifth-Annual MSPmentor 250

Paul Tomlinson of Mirus IT Solutions Honoured in Fifth-Annual MSPmentor 250

Managed Services Provider (MSP) List Honours Top Executives, Entrepreneurs and Experts. Paul Tomlinson, Managing Director of Mirus IT Solutions was selected for Nine Lives Media’s fifth annual MSPmentor 250. The global list identifies the world’s ...
Mirus IT Solutions Expertise Strengthens with Veeam Silver Partner Status

Mirus IT Solutions Expertise Strengthens with Veeam Silver Partner Status

At Mirus IT Solutions we’re delighted to announce we’ve become a Veeam Silver Partner – leaders in Virtualisation Backup and Replication solutions. This demonstrates our commitment to key technology developments available to our customers, and ...
Employee of the Month - Appreciation is Appreciated

Employee of the Month - Appreciation is Appreciated

September’s new Employee of the Month award goes to Katie Barrington. Katie joined Mirus only a short time ago and has been a well-received addition to the Sales and Marketing team, making sure all our customer orders are processed to the highest ...
The Great North Run for AYME - with a Twist

The Great North Run for AYME - with a Twist

Our man Jelle is raising funds for our friends at AYME by doing the BUPA Great North Run on the 16th of September 2012.
Praising our People - July's Employee of the Month

Praising our People - July's Employee of the Month

A little behind schedule due to all those summer vacations... but still singing their praises... We are delighted to announce that Catherine Murphy has been voted this month’s Employee of the Month. Catherine’s on-going commitment to improving the ...
Another Bake-Off – Another Winner?

Another Bake-Off – Another Winner?

The Mirus monthly bake-off theme is open to suggestion. Deciding to push the boundaries of the competition to the limit, a meat theme was suggested, and even more remarkably, approved.
Addiction to Excellence keeps us One Step Ahead

Addiction to Excellence keeps us One Step Ahead

Mirus IT Solutions featured in this month’s Meet the Team review in Business MK. "MIRUS IT Solutions is recognised throughout Milton Keynes and Northampton for its award-winning IT support and technology leadership. Managing director and co-founder ...
Mirus IT Solutions Achieves a Microsoft Silver Hosting Competency

Mirus IT Solutions Achieves a Microsoft Silver Hosting Competency

If you received our newsletter this month you’ll have noticed that we announced a last-minute addition to our Microsoft reseller competencies for Volume Licensing in addition to Mobility and Communications in June 2012. We’re delighted to announce ...
Olympic Cakes - Going for Gold

Olympic Cakes - Going for Gold

The Bake-Off arrives at Mirus Challenge...
June's Employee of the Month is Announced

June's Employee of the Month is Announced

We are delighted to announce that Kate Newman is this month’s Employee of the Month. Kate is one of our superb Service Desk Coordinators who has recently stepped up to temporarily help manage the service schedule for our Field Engineers. Not only ...
Mirus Joins the Armed Forces for the Day

Mirus Joins the Armed Forces for the Day

The UK is celebrating Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30th June so we decided to hold ours a day early and celebrate the return of Fancy Dress Friday. With a little help from our friends at FitMK we held a Tug o War tournament and best dressed ...
Loop the Loop Mission Finally Completed

Loop the Loop Mission Finally Completed

After two failed attempts thanks to the good old British weather, Chris finally got to complete the Loop the Loop in a glider.
Mirus Extends Microsoft Competencies for Mobility, Collaboration and Cloud

Mirus Extends Microsoft Competencies for Mobility, Collaboration and Cloud

Mirus has achieved Microsoft Partner Silver status in both Communications and Mobility in order to direct specialist knowledge and skills towards the growing technology trends for mobility, collaboration and cloud solutions.
Mirus IT Support become Apple Consultants Network certified

Mirus IT Support become Apple Consultants Network certified

Mirus are the first IT Support Company in Milton Keynes to become Apple Consultants Network certified as experts in being able to recommend Apple solutions and provide onsite technical support and maintenance for businesses in the area. 300 Million ...
Off to the Races – The Royal Mirus Mile

Off to the Races – The Royal Mirus Mile

Mirus had 2 tickets to the Royal Ascot to give away, so we ran our own race competition. Mirroring the traditional and elegant style of Royal Ascot, Mirus decided to have a wheelbarrow race.
Mirus Bake-Off - Jubilee Style

Mirus Bake-Off - Jubilee Style

This month’s theme was everything Jubilee – a little obvious, but we wanted to join in all the fun! Last month’s winner, Katie, stole the glory for the second time in a row with her cucumber sandwiches. Not any old cucumber sandwiches though - these ...
Password Best Practice

Password Best Practice

You may already be aware that the business networking site, LinkedIn, was exposed to a password security breach this week. This event is a reminder to give consideration to your own personal password policy, especially if you use the same password ...
Employee of the Quarter goes Monthly

Employee of the Quarter goes Monthly

The Mirus Team has decided to change the Employee of the Quarter to Employee of the Month as a result of our ever-growing team and the number of people that deserve this special mention.
It's the Lake District Ultra Challenge this weekend

It's the Lake District Ultra Challenge this weekend

We're looking for a couple of people to join us this weekend as the Mirus Challengers take on the Lake District Ultra Challenge.
Mirus complete 36 Mile Bike Ride for Champneys Charity

Mirus complete 36 Mile Bike Ride for Champneys Charity

Team Mirus had a great ride at Champneys yesterday with all of the Mirus riders apart from one completing the 36 mile route, which they say wasn’t too pretty on some of the hill climbs.
Another Month, Another Bake-Off!

Another Month, Another Bake-Off!

Well, it was an impressive cake day at Mirus HQ - a record seven cakes entered into the Bake-off!! Paul and Dan had their work cut out sampling a slice of each. They say it’s a tough job, but they were happy to take on the task without complaint. ...
Mirus Customer Presented with Northampton Saints Try Card

Mirus Customer Presented with Northampton Saints Try Card

Over the months, the Mirus team have been running a competition for a lucky Mirus customer to be presented with a signed Try Card at half time at Franklins Gardens. After every home game one Try Card is signed by the Saints scorers, before being ...
The Service Desk Inspector Returns to Mirus HQ

The Service Desk Inspector Returns to Mirus HQ

The third episode of The Service Desk Inspector is ready for viewing! The Service Desk Inspector, Barclay Rae, returned to the Milton Keynes Head Office with the Service Desk Institute Managing Director, Tessa Troubridge.
Training for the Lake District Ultra Challenge Begins

Training for the Lake District Ultra Challenge Begins

Last week the Mirus Challengers ventured out to Caldecotte Lake in Milton Keynes to begin their water-side training for The Lake District Ultra Challenge on Sunday 3rd June 2012 . The Mirus Challengers are taking part to raise money for Association ...
Mirus Delighted to be Recognised as an Investor in People

Mirus Delighted to be Recognised as an Investor in People

After a comprehensive course of assessments and inspections, Mirus IT Solutions has officially been recognised as an Investor in People. Investors in People offers a business improvement framework designed to help all kinds of organisations develop ...
The Mirus Monthly Bake-Off Winner is Announced

The Mirus Monthly Bake-Off Winner is Announced

Flaunting the Friday 13th fear, the Mirus Cake Crew braved another monthly Bake-Off. This time, with a splendid Easter theme.
Mirus Achieves ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems

Mirus Achieves ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems

Mirus IT Solutions is delighted to announce that, as part of its on-going commitment to improvements and developments in all areas of the business, it has been awarded certification to ISO 14001 by fully meeting the requirements of the International ...
Mirus IT Solutions Awards MKDons Man of the Match

Mirus IT Solutions Awards MKDons Man of the Match

27th March, 2012 - MKDons faced Carlisle United at home at stadiumMK in the npower League. Both teams are competing in the promotion play-off zone and it was Carlisle United that took the 3 points on the night winning 2-1 - Carlisle United scoring ...
Mirus MD Paul Tomlinson Nominated For Global SMB 150 Influencer List

Mirus MD Paul Tomlinson Nominated For Global SMB 150 Influencer List

Paul Tomlinson, Founder and MD of Mirus IT Solutions, has been nominated for the annual 2012 SMB 150 Awards – a collaboration between SMB Nation and SMB Technology Network that recognises the world’s top 150 influencers within the Small Business IT ...
Exciting Times at Mirus HQ as the Monthly Big Bake Off is Born!

Exciting Times at Mirus HQ as the Monthly Big Bake Off is Born!

The success and sheer yumminess of the Service Desk Big Bake Off had the Mirus bods calling out for yet more cake – well who wouldn’t!
Mirus MD Paul Tomlinson Judges RIBI Technology Tournament MK

Mirus MD Paul Tomlinson Judges RIBI Technology Tournament MK

23 teams from secondary schools in and around MK are competing in the RIBI (Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland) Technology Tournament today. Paul will be joining the judging panel as the Rotary club recognises and rewards exceptional ...
Employee of the Quarter - Tom Williams

Employee of the Quarter - Tom Williams

It’s that time of year again and the Mirus Team have been deciding who is to be chosen as Employee of the Quarter. We are delighted to announce that Tom Williams has been given the award.
Mirus Show Their Support At The Champneys Charity Bike Ride

Mirus Show Their Support At The Champneys Charity Bike Ride

A team of 15 from Mirus are taking on the Champneys Charity bike ride this year on May 20th. There is a choice of a 22 or 36 mile route around the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside to raise funds for Silver Star appeal, Target Ovarian Cancer, ...
Mirus MD Paul Tomlinson Has Been Nominated As An SMB 150

Mirus MD Paul Tomlinson Has Been Nominated As An SMB 150

The SMB 150 represents the top influencers in the SMB Channel. Winners will be invited to join a gala event in Los Angeles on May 16, 2012.
The Great Mirus Bake Off – The First Round

The Great Mirus Bake Off – The First Round

It became apparent at Mirus that our talented team were not just good at solving IT problems, but that we had some master-chefs amongst us. To put these talents on show, Mirus decided to begin the Great Mirus Bake Off.
The Service Desk Inspector Is Live!

The Service Desk Inspector Is Live!

The first episode in the documentary series The Service Desk Inspector, featuring Mirus IT Solutions has now been released. It is entitled ‘Uncovering the truth’ and involved an experienced member of the ITSMTV team spending time at Mirus to ...
Mirus are ranked 5th in UK's Top 100 Managed Service Providers

Mirus are ranked 5th in UK's Top 100 Managed Service Providers

Today MSPmentor, (produced by Nine Live Media Inc.) the ultimate guide to managed services and the leading global destination for managed service providers, announced that Mirus IT Solutions have been ranked 5th in the UK, 7th in Europe and 52nd in ...
Mirus Add A New Vehicle To The Fleet – The M Team Van 2

Mirus Add A New Vehicle To The Fleet – The M Team Van 2

The new van arrived today, completely sign-written and ready to serve our customers. The new van has been added to the fleet due to increasing demand for IT projects involving large data centres, multi rack installs and office relocations.
Mirus Are UK’s First IT Company To Achieve MSP Partner Trust Mark

Mirus Are UK’s First IT Company To Achieve MSP Partner Trust Mark

We’re delighted to announce we’re the first managed service provider in the UK to achieve the MSP Partner Trust Mark, the trust mark is based around the processes we follow within our business and these have been defined from the senior management ...
Training Has Begun For Mirus & AYME Charity Challenge

Training Has Begun For Mirus & AYME Charity Challenge

The team at Mirus have started some serious training to get ready for this year's charity challenge for AYME. Please show your support for our team by donating http://www.justgiving.com/Mirus-Challenge
Mirus and Saints Try Card Competition Still Going Strong

Mirus and Saints Try Card Competition Still Going Strong

Over the months, the Mirus team have been working with the Saints running a competiton to win a signed Saints Try Card.
Mirus MD Working To Develop 'Trust Mark' for the UK IT Channel

Mirus MD Working To Develop 'Trust Mark' for the UK IT Channel

Our Managing Director, Paul Tomlinson, has this week been working with members of the CompTIA UK Executive Channel to develop a new 'Trust Mark' for the UK IT channel.
Mirus Supporting Education in 2012 with Microsoft AER Accreditation

Mirus Supporting Education in 2012 with Microsoft AER Accreditation

Mirus continue to support education in 2012 by completing the Microsoft Authorised Education Resellers Exams. This means that we are now in a position to offer Microsoft Software Solutions to Schools, Colleges, Universities, Public Libraries and ...
Mirus IT Solutions & The Service Desk Inspector

Mirus IT Solutions & The Service Desk Inspector

Mirus IT Solutions are delighted to be involved in Service Desk Institute's 'The Service Desk Inspector' a new 'Hotel Inspector' style documentary series that will be featured on the itsmTV (www.itsmtv.co.uk). Filming has started this week with the ...
Mirus are VMware Enterprise Solution Providers

Mirus are VMware Enterprise Solution Providers

Mirus IT Solutions are delighted to announce that we have been accredited by VMware as an Enterprise Partner. This is a vital strategic accreditation for the company as VMware are the global leader in infrastructure virtualisation.
The Mirus Smart Car Has Arrived

The Mirus Smart Car Has Arrived

We are proud to announce that Mirus have a new addition to our fleet of vehicles.
Mirus Quiz Night Raised £325 for AYME

Mirus Quiz Night Raised £325 for AYME

Mirus organised a quiz night to help raise money for AYME, an amazing charity in Milton Keynes. We are happy to announce we raised £325.00 on the night.
A Christmas Message from Mirus-IT Milton Keynes

A Christmas Message from Mirus-IT Milton Keynes

 
Mirus IT Solutions named Zen Internet Wholesale Partner of the Year

Mirus IT Solutions named Zen Internet Wholesale Partner of the Year

We are delighted to have been selected by Zen Internet as their Wholesale Partner of the Year at their Annual Partner Event which is currently taking place at the Arden Hotel in the Midlands.
CompTIA lines up executive leadership council

CompTIA lines up executive leadership council

CompTIA has selected all its executive leadership council members to spearhead its UK Channel Community. The UK Channel Community was formed earlier this year, following CompTIA's acquisition of the TCA, and offers a platform for resellers, ...
Mirus are presented with BSI Certificate

Mirus are presented with BSI Certificate

Following on from the recent success of gaining ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification, Michele Timpson, Head of Customer Services, at BSI, visited us at our Head Office in Milton Keynes to present us with our certificate.
Employee of the Quarter - Adam Kirby

Employee of the Quarter - Adam Kirby

It’s that time of year again and the Mirus Team have been deciding who is to be chosen as Employee of the Quarter. We are delighted to announce that Adam Kirby has been given the award.
FREE equipment disposal for Managed Service clients

FREE equipment disposal for Managed Service clients

We are pleased to be able to announce that all clients that have a Managed Service agreement with Mirus IT will now benefit from free disposal of their old IT equipment.
Mirus Have Achieved ISO 9001 Certification

Mirus Have Achieved ISO 9001 Certification

Mirus are proud to announce that we have achieved ISO 9001 certification. This latest achievement reflects our continued drive to delivering the very best proactive IT support and customer care.
Introducing the Annual Mirus Conker Championships

Introducing the Annual Mirus Conker Championships

25 people entered the courtyard prepared for battle and after 5 hard fought rounds Dan Sharp our Commercial Director was crowned champion of the World, well the Mirus conker World, as Mirus Conker Champion 2011.
Mirus shortlisted for Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards

Mirus shortlisted for Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards

Mirus IT are delighted to have been shortlisted by the Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards in the Business of the Year (over 50 employee's) category.
Mirus sponsor Circus Starr

Mirus sponsor Circus Starr

We are delighted to be sponsoring Circus Starr, which is a Community Interest Company, who run professional circus performances in 75 towns and cities around the UK.
Mirus MD wins Entrepreneur of the Year

Mirus MD wins Entrepreneur of the Year

We were delighted that our Managing Director Paul Tomlinson was last night selected as the winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Milton Keynes and North Bucks Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards which were held at the Doubletree ...
Mirus present signed Try Card at Northampton Saints Match

Mirus present signed Try Card at Northampton Saints Match

We were delighted to present our first signed Try Card at the Saints on Saturday to Ben Spragg. The card was signed by a number of the Saints players and presented by Adam Kirby from Mirus.
Mirus Are Proud To Be Supporting The AYME Charity

Mirus Are Proud To Be Supporting The AYME Charity

Mirus are pleased to announce that we will be working closely with AYME in Milton Keynes for the next 2 years, supporting them and raising money for this great charity.
Mirus Are Shortlisted In Two Categories for 2011 Chamber Awards

Mirus Are Shortlisted In Two Categories for 2011 Chamber Awards

Mirus are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s Milton Keynes & North Bucks Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
Employee Of The Quarter - Gareth Davies

Employee Of The Quarter - Gareth Davies

It’s that time of year again and the Mirus Team have been deciding who is to be chosen as Employee of the Quarter. We are delighted to announce that Gareth Davies has been given the award.
Mirus Are Shortlisted In The BCS And Computing UK IT Industry Awards 2011

Mirus Are Shortlisted In The BCS And Computing UK IT Industry Awards 2011

Mirus have been shortlisted in the BCS and Computing UK IT Industry Awards 2011 in the category of ‘Small IT Supplier of the Year’.
Mirus Give Away Try Cards At The Saints Opening Game

Mirus Give Away Try Cards At The Saints Opening Game

The 2011/12 Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign began with a 26-24 victory for the Saints as they beat Gloucester in a gripping back and forth tie at Franklin's Gardens. The Mirus team attended the match but came along with some gifts for the ...
Mirus IT are now sponsoring the MK Dons Football Club

Mirus IT are now sponsoring the MK Dons Football Club

The team at Mirus are delighted to announce that we have entered into a sponsorship deal with the MK Dons Football Club.
Mirus IT’s MD named in Top 250 for 3rd Year Running

Mirus IT’s MD named in Top 250 for 3rd Year Running

As further recognition that Mirus IT Solutions are leading the way in shaping Managed Services our Managing Director, Paul Tomlinson, has been named amongst the worlds Top 250 business leaders within the Managed Services arena by MSP Mentor ...
Mirus Present Signed Saints Shirt To Lucky Winner

Mirus Present Signed Saints Shirt To Lucky Winner

Mirus are delighted to announce the winner of the Signed Saints Shirt from last Friday night’s 7’s Tournament. Jon Telford of Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants was the lucky winner. Mark and David from the Mirus sales team visited John to deliver ...
Mirus use technology to help search for a cure for cancer

Mirus use technology to help search for a cure for cancer

Always looking to play our part in the community, Mirus have recently identified a way to utilise old and redundant IT equipment to aid the scientific community find a cure for cancer. The old PCs and servers that we have that would have previously ...
Mirus Increase Their Disaster Recovery Centre to 150TB Storage

Mirus Increase Their Disaster Recovery Centre to 150TB Storage

Mirus have recently expanded their data centre due to an ever growing number of clients using our hosting services. We now have over 150TB of storage at each data centre.
Mirus Present Their Success Story To Zenos Academy

Mirus Present Their Success Story To Zenos Academy

Catherine Murphy, Josh Burbidge and Tom Cutting presented the Mirus story and details of their success to more than 30 people at the Zenos Academy in Milton Keynes.
Mirus Walk On Fire!

Mirus Walk On Fire!

As part of our continued effort to raise money for the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, Mirus decided to take on the challenge of walking on fire!
Mirus Engineers Take Microsoft Licensing Exams

Mirus Engineers Take Microsoft Licensing Exams

As part our on-going training programme at Mirus, our engineers are taking Microsoft Licensing Sales Specialist (MLSS) exams from Microsoft to become better acquainted with the various methods of procuring software from IT giant.
Employee Of The Quarter – Thomas Frost

Employee Of The Quarter – Thomas Frost

It’s that time of year again and the Mirus Team have been deciding who is to be chosen as Employee Of The Quarter. We are delighted to announce that Thomas Frost has been given the award.
Mirus Enjoy A Tasty Gift From A Client

Mirus Enjoy A Tasty Gift From A Client

With a recent client office move completed, a Mirus customer very kindly sent over a dozen bottles of champagne to the team to say thanks for their hard work.
Mirus Complete The 3 Peaks Challenge

Mirus Complete The 3 Peaks Challenge

Well our legs have just about begun recovering from our latest 3 Peaks Adventure…
Mirus Give Away 2 Tickets to Heineken Cup Final

Mirus Give Away 2 Tickets to Heineken Cup Final

As the Official Technology Partner to the Northampton Saints we are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Heineken Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium on the 21st May. We offered the fantastic prize of two much sought after Cup Final tickets with ...
We are moving!!

We are moving!!

Thanks to our continued success over the last few years we have now outgrown our office in Crownhill, Milton Keynes, and have taken possession of a new office building in Linford Wood, Milton Keynes. The big move happens over the weekend of the 30th ...
Mirus IT offer 24 x 5 cover to existing customers

Mirus IT offer 24 x 5 cover to existing customers

As part of our continuing aim to improve and develop the services we offer to our clients we are please to announce that customers will now have access to our 24 x 5 service desk. Whilst this free service will not be covered by any contractual ...
Mirus 3 Peaks Challenge 2011 - Training Climb 1 Snowdon

Mirus 3 Peaks Challenge 2011 - Training Climb 1 Snowdon

As part of the build up to the Mirus 3 Peaks Challenge taking place at the end of May a number of the team took on Snowdon as a trial run and passed with flying colours.
Mirus IT London open for business!!

Mirus IT London open for business!!

Mirus IT are delighted to announce that we have officially moved in to our new London office based at Temple Chambers in Temple, EC4Y.
Mirus take on 3 Peaks Challenge for Air Ambulance

Mirus take on 3 Peaks Challenge for Air Ambulance

For the second year running the team from Mirus will be attempting the Three Peaks Challenge. The event will take place on the weekend of the 28th and will be in aid of our Charity of the Year, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).
Mirus IT Solutions Named Top 10 Managed Service Provider in Europe

Mirus IT Solutions Named Top 10 Managed Service Provider in Europe

As the regions leading IT services company Mirus IT Solutions are delighted to have been named in the top 10 of MSPmentor.net's recent survey of Managed Service Providers, and within the top 50 globally - adding further to the recent awarding by ...
Mirus IT awarded new Gold Competency by Microsoft

Mirus IT awarded new Gold Competency by Microsoft

Following a radical overhaul of the Microsoft partner network Mirus IT are pleased to announce that it has been awarded the new Gold Competency, the highest level possible under the scheme.
Mirus Go Ape

Mirus Go Ape

It’s been a record 3 months for the Mirus Team and with growth comes new challenges for IT support. Our team have coped extremely well with the workload so far this year. Although we do increase our resource by growing the team with new members, we ...
Massages for the Mirus Team

Massages for the Mirus Team

Dealing with IT support issues can sometimes be stressful and our team work very hard to make sure they deliver the best service possible to our customers. To say thanks to the whole team, Mirus organised head and back massages for everyone today.
Mirus Are Ranked 50th In The World's Top 100 Managed Service Providers

Mirus Are Ranked 50th In The World's Top 100 Managed Service Providers

Today MSPmentor, (produced by Nine Live Media Inc.) the ultimate guide to managed services and the leading global destination for managed service providers, announced that Mirus IT Solutions was ranked 50th in The World's Top 100 Managed Service ...
Northampton Saints Behind The Scenes - NEW WEBSITE NOW LIVE!

Northampton Saints Behind The Scenes - NEW WEBSITE NOW LIVE!

As with any Rugby Club, there is a lot that goes on behind closed doors that you don’t always see. At Franklin’s Gardens, the staff, players and coaches all use day to day technology that helps them to gain an advantage and power forward to becoming ...
New Starters For The Mirus Team

New Starters For The Mirus Team

It’s been a very busy start to the year for the Mirus team and we have continued to take on lots of new clients. To make sure that we continue to deliver the best service possible, we have taken on a few new starters.
Mirus London Office Opening Soon!

Mirus London Office Opening Soon!

Mirus are delighted to announce that we are opening an office in London. The new office will be a base for our engineers and account managers to work from when supporting clients in the London area. 2010 saw lots of new clients coming on board in ...
Mirus Supporting Air Ambulance in 2011

Mirus Supporting Air Ambulance in 2011

We would like to announce that Mirus will be supporting the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance in 2011. Mirus regularly take part in fundraising activities and we feel that the WNAA are an amazing organisation. Having worked with their ...
World Record Attempt - 76 Hours Of Pool

World Record Attempt - 76 Hours Of Pool

Mat Smith is one of Mirus’ longest serving team members and has always had a passion for playing pool. Mat has been playing for a pool team based in South Leicestershire for a number of years now and recently Mat and his team decided to take on a ...
Keeping the Mirus Team Warm

Keeping the Mirus Team Warm

Mirus have invested in lovely new jumpers to keep the staff warm in this freezing weather!
Merry Xmas! From The Mirus Team

Merry Xmas! From The Mirus Team

We would like to wish all our customers a happy Christmas and a great new year for 2011. It’s been a very busy year for Mirus and 2010 has seen some very positive growth. We have lots of new customers from all different industries so it’s been ...
Mirus Complete the NSPCC Bike Ride Despite the Extreme Weather

Mirus Complete the NSPCC Bike Ride Despite the Extreme Weather

The week building up to this challenge saw lots of cold weather alerts and the Bike Ride team were feeling a little worried about what they could face on the day, but they still got up early on a Saturday morning despite the weather. The team met at ...
Mirus Bike Ride For NSPCC 1600 Club

Mirus Bike Ride For NSPCC 1600 Club

The team at Mirus are going to complete a bike ride from Mirus HQ in Milton Keynes all the way to the NSPCC offices in London. The event is taking place on Saturday 27th November and we hope to raise as much money as possible.
Mirus IT awarded partnerships with industry leaders

Mirus IT awarded partnerships with industry leaders

We are delighted to have been awarded the latest partnerships with two of the IT industries leading manufacturers for 2011, Citrix and Hewlett Packard. Citrix have awarded the company Silver partner status for the second year running, and Hewlett ...
Halloween Theme At The Mirus Office 2010

Halloween Theme At The Mirus Office 2010

The team at Mirus wanted to get involved in Halloween this year and decided to have another dress up day! The office was decorated with skeletons, gravestones, spiders and bats! It was a very busy Friday for the team but days like these show that ...
Mirus IT join NSPCC 1600 Club

Mirus IT join NSPCC 1600 Club

We are pleased to announce that we will be supporting the NSPCC 1600 Club to raise funding for the training of new volunteer ChildLine Counsellors.
Mirus Managing Director named AutoTask 'Rock Star'

Mirus Managing Director named AutoTask 'Rock Star'

We are delighted that AutoTask, the IT industries leading call management software providers, have named Paul Tomlinson, our Managing Director, as one of only 28 inaugural 'Rock Stars'.
Mirus IT Winners of Excellence in Customer Care Award

Mirus IT Winners of Excellence in Customer Care Award

We are delighted to announce that Mirus were winners at the Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, picking up the prestigious “Excellence in Customer Care Award”. This award truly reflects the hard work put in by all the team ...
Vote for Mirus in IT Service Week

Vote for Mirus in IT Service Week

SDI (The Service Desk Institute) is the leading professional organisation for everyone working in the IT service and support industry. As an on-going devotion to improving service standards within the IT industry, they have created IT Service Week.
Feel Refreshed At The Mirus Office

Feel Refreshed At The Mirus Office

Mirus have some new mugs in the office! After some careful consideration, we decided on some big mugs to help keep the team refreshed whilst they support our customers.
The Annual Mirus “Dress Like A Pirate Day”

The Annual Mirus “Dress Like A Pirate Day”

As national “Talk Like A Pirate Day” is on September 19th, the team at Mirus decided to have a bit of fun and take part in “Dress Like A Pirate Day”. It was great fun to see everyone make the effort and dress up in different costumes, some people ...
Engineer Of The Quarter Award Goes To Craig Kilborn

Engineer Of The Quarter Award Goes To Craig Kilborn

We would like to congratulate Craig Kilborn for being selected as Engineer of the Quarter Award. Craig has always shown a very professional attitude when supporting Mirus customers.
Mirus shortlisted for the Chamber Excellence in Customer Service Award

Mirus shortlisted for the Chamber Excellence in Customer Service Award

We are delighted to announce that Mirus has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Customer Service Award to be presented at the Chamber Awards 2010.
Mirus Sponsor the MK Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2010

Mirus Sponsor the MK Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2010

Mirus are delighted to be sponsoring the “Excellence In People Development” award at this year’s Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. Mirus decided to choose this category as they feel they have genuine passion for the development of ...
Vote for Mirus!

Vote for Mirus!

SDI (The Service Desk Institute) is the leading professional organisation for everyone working in the IT service and support industry. As an on-going devotion to improving service standards within the IT industry, they have created IT Service Week.
Mirus Increase Business Productivity with Microsoft Online Services

Mirus Increase Business Productivity with Microsoft Online Services

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Mirus are now able to implement BPOS for clients looking for online services.
Mirus Golf Day Raises £500 for Willen Hospice

Mirus Golf Day Raises £500 for Willen Hospice

The Mirus IT Solutions Golf Day, held in conjunction with Transition Computing, took place on Thursday 2nd September at The Millbrook in Bedfordshire. As well as having some fun in the glorious weather we were delighted to be able to raise over £500 ...
Mirus join the world of Facebook!

Mirus join the world of Facebook!

Mirus have joined Facebook, one of the world's best known networking sites. The Mirus page will show all the latest news from the team as well as photos and videos from the various events Mirus get involved in.
Paul Tomlinson in Top 250 Managed Services People for a 2nd year!

Paul Tomlinson in Top 250 Managed Services People for a 2nd year!

We are delighted to announce that Paul Tomlinson, our Managing Director, has been named amongst the Top 250 Managed Services people for the second year running by the leading industry web site www.mspmentor.net.
How Mirus have mastered Proactive IT Support Technology

How Mirus have mastered Proactive IT Support Technology

Mirus have been supporting many businesses for many years and as part of their continued effort to providing the very best IT Support, Mirus have mastered the Proactive Technology that exists today.
Mirus Eating Challenge

Mirus Eating Challenge

The Mirus team decided to end the working week with an eating competition. The food included sweets, crackers, peppers and baked beans. Various challenges were set to see who could eat the most of each type of food in 1 minute. What started out as a ...
Lee Chambers getting ready for the Mirus A-Team Movie night out

Lee Chambers getting ready for the Mirus A-Team Movie night out

The team at Mirus are getting excited about going to see the A-Team movie on the 4th of August.
Mirus IT re-signed by Saints for 2010/11 Season

Mirus IT re-signed by Saints for 2010/11 Season

Mirus IT are delighted to announce the continuation of our relationship with Northampton Saints Rugby Club, signing as the Official Technology Partner for the upcoming 2010/11 season.
Mirus IT launch Information Security Services

Mirus IT launch Information Security Services

We are delighted to announce the introduction of our newest service offering, Information Security Services.
Mirus Sumo Challenge

Mirus Sumo Challenge

The team at Mirus decided to let off a bit of steam, and what better way to do it than in a Sumo competition. The guys went head to head in various matches producing some great moves and very funny moments!
Paul Tomlinson speaks about Mirus' Proactive IT Support

Paul Tomlinson speaks about Mirus' Proactive IT Support

Paul Tomlinson was invited by Kaseya and Microscope to come and speak to 100 industry peers at an event in London. Paul shared his experiences within the IT industry and talked about how he built Mirus IT Solutions and how Mirus use the latest ...
Mirus IT Sponsor MK Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2010

Mirus IT Sponsor MK Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2010

We are delighted to announce that Mirus IT Solutions will be sponsoring the ‘Award for Excellence in People Development’ at the upcoming Milton Keynes and North Bucks Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2010.
Waxing for Willen Hospice

Waxing for Willen Hospice

In their latest attempt to raise money for Willen Hospice the brave team from Mirus IT Solutions handed over various parts of their bodies for waxing. Body parts, including chests, legs and backs were donated to the cause, which took place in the ...
Mirus IT Solutions Expand Into A New Office

Mirus IT Solutions Expand Into A New Office

The Mirus team has seen positive growth over the last couple of years and as a result, new members of staff and an increased number of IT projects has seen the current Crownhill office reach its capacity. Firstly the increase in the team numbers has ...
Mirus IT Solutions get ‘Waxed for Willen’ in latest charity event

Mirus IT Solutions get ‘Waxed for Willen’ in latest charity event

In their latest attempt to raise money for Willen Hospice the brave team from Mirus IT Solutions handed over various parts of their bodies for waxing. Body parts, including chests, legs and backs were donated to the cause, which took place in the ...
Microsoft selects Mirus IT Solutions as a Small Business Champion

Microsoft selects Mirus IT Solutions as a Small Business Champion

Microsoft has selected Mirus IT Solutions as one of only four Small Business Specialist Champions. This prestigious recognition is a reflection of Mirus’ positive growth and continued dedication to working with small to medium businesses to provide ...
Michael Riccioni - Engineer of the Quarter

Michael Riccioni - Engineer of the Quarter

Our Engineer of the Quarter Award has been given to Michael Riccioni for providing and delivering outstanding customer service as well as a ‘Can do’ attitude.
Mirus open a new office - In South Africa!

Mirus open a new office - In South Africa!

Mirus have recently opened an office in South Africa. The new office is in Cape Town in which Hjalmar and Pierre provide proactive IT support to our customers. Their extensive experience and depth of knowledge is of the highest calibre as they deal ...
Mirus Massif Challenge

Mirus Massif Challenge

For the last few years a local law firm, Heald Solicitors, have been running a charity cycle ride event in conjunction with the Rotary Club in the area. It is a unique event in many ways; all the profits go to the chosen charities which are ...
Mirus Sponsor and Take Part in The Saints Summer Touch League

Mirus Sponsor and Take Part in The Saints Summer Touch League

Mirus are sponsoring the Northampton Saints 2010 Summer Touch League. The summer touch league is an annual event in which teams made up of local businesses that get together for 10 weeks of Touch Rugby. It’s not full contact so anyone can play and ...
Mirus brighten up the Willen Hospice Day Centre

Mirus brighten up the Willen Hospice Day Centre

As our chosen charity for 2010, the Mirus team descended upon Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes for a day of painting and decorating. The Hospice had identified their Day Centre as requiring a new coat of paint with lively and vibrant colours to give ...
3 Peaks Challenge 2010

3 Peaks Challenge 2010

On Friday at 5pm the team set out for Scotland. At 3am on Saturday morning (after having no sleep on Friday night) the team began climbing the monster that is Ben Nevis. The summit, at 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) above sea level makes Ben Nevis the ...
Bat Sheep - The Office Mascot

Bat Sheep - The Office Mascot

Bat Sheep has been the office mascot at Mirus for some time now. Over the years he has been on many adventures and seen different parts of the world, travelling with various Mirus team members.
Mirus Complete The 3 Peaks Challenge 2010!

Mirus Complete The 3 Peaks Challenge 2010!

The Mirus team have completed the 3 peaks challenge! Within 24 hours! On Friday at 5pm the team set out for Scotland. At 3am on Saturday morning (after having no sleep on Friday night) the team began climbing the monster that is Ben Nevis. The ...
Mirus support local businesses at Lloyds TSB event

Mirus support local businesses at Lloyds TSB event

Lloyds TSB organised a networking event at the Hilton in Milton Keynes as part of their campaign to help small businesses and show support to the community. Several Lloyds TSB representatives were there to gives short talks on various methods in ...
Even more 3 Peaks training success!

Even more 3 Peaks training success!

3 brave 3-peakers faced Scafell Pike (The highest Mountain in England, 3,209 ft high) on Saturday in preparation for the Mirus 3 peaks challenge on May 15th 2010. Paul Tomlinson, Paul Thorpe and Carl Fitch completed the difficult climb in just under ...
We donate £40k to the Northampton Saints Community Programme

We donate £40k to the Northampton Saints Community Programme

Mirus IT Solutions and Northamptonshire Enterprise Ltd are the new backers of the club’s Sportsmatch Community Programme. The support of the two companies has been matched pound for pound by Sportsmatch and the total £40,000 funding will enable the ...
Another successful 3 peaks training mission - Scafell Pike

Another successful 3 peaks training mission - Scafell Pike

Well done to John and Miro for completing the training climb up Scafell Pike at the weekend. They set out to tackle the mountain head on through cold weather and deep snow but managed to reach the top and then come back down in under 5 hours. At 978 ...
Mirus Donate £1775.00 to Willen Hospice

Mirus Donate £1775.00 to Willen Hospice

Mirus offered to do some painting at Willen Hospice last month. The team at Mirus gave up a Saturday to do this. But instead of gaining an extra day's holiday, each team member decided to donate a day's wages to the Hospice instead.
Mirus 3 Peaks Training Update - Mission to Snowdon a Success!

Mirus 3 Peaks Training Update - Mission to Snowdon a Success!

3 very brave men decided to test the pace that is required to complete the 3 peaks challenge. Paul Tomlinson, Paul Thorpe and Adam Kirby set out at 5am on Saturday morning for North Wales.
Mirus Receive The Latest Microsoft Gold Partner Award

Mirus Receive The Latest Microsoft Gold Partner Award

Mirus are proud to once again showcase our latest Microsoft Gold Partner accreditation. This latest award is a result of another successful year for the Mirus team.
Miro Miadok Receives an award from Tesco

Miro Miadok Receives an award from Tesco

We’re pleased to announce Miro Miadok, one of our engineers based within a Tesco company, has today received an award for his continued commitment to providing excellent customer service.
Mirus 3 Peaks Challenge 2010 - For Willen Hospice

Mirus 3 Peaks Challenge 2010 - For Willen Hospice

The big day is Saturday 15th May 2010 Mirus wanted to show our support to Willen Hospice by arranging a fundraising event. What better than to take on the 3 peaks challenge! The National Three Peaks Challenge is a well known phrase amongst the more ...
Mirus IT Solutions in World’s Top 100 Managed Services Providers

Mirus IT Solutions in World’s Top 100 Managed Services Providers

We're delighted to have been acclaimed as one of the worlds ‘most progressive’ Managed Service Providers following our inclusion in the 2009 – 2010 MSPmentor 100 survey (www.mspmentor.net/top-100-msps/) carried out by Nine Lives Media.
Mirus IT's MD named in Top 250 Managed Services Business Leaders

Mirus IT's MD named in Top 250 Managed Services Business Leaders

As further recognition that Mirus IT Solutions are leading the way in shaping Managed Services our Managing Director, Paul Tomlinson, has been named amongst the worlds Top 250 business leaders within the Managed Services arena by MSP Mentor ...
Introducing the new Mirus workwear!

Introducing the new Mirus workwear!

Mirus have got a new range of workwear for the team members. New shirts and coats have been custom made for the whole team.
Mirus Taxis rolling in Northampton

Mirus Taxis rolling in Northampton

If you are out and about in Northampton or Milton Keynes look out for the new Mirus branded taxis that have taken to the road. Feel free to hail a cab and get to your destination with the friendly drivers.
Mirus IT recognised at Parliamentary Rugby Union Citizenship Awards

Mirus IT recognised at Parliamentary Rugby Union Citizenship Awards

Northampton Saints have been announced as winners of the Health Programme of the Year Award for their 'Kick Smoking into Touch' programme at the All Party Parliamentary Rugby Union Group's Citizenship Awards.
SuperOffice and Mirus working together

SuperOffice and Mirus working together

Mirus IT Solutions are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with SuperOffice CRM. Having had many clients enquire about CRM software, we decided it was time to select a professional partner that could deliver the perfect solution to our ...
Mirus IT to back Northampton Saints Community Programme

Mirus IT to back Northampton Saints Community Programme

Northampton Saints has announced that Mirus IT Solutions and Northamptonshire Enterprise Ltd are the new backers of the club’s Sportsmatch Community Programme. The support of the two companies has been matched pound for pound by Sportsmatch and the ...
Mirus Taxi's Hit the Street!

Mirus Taxi's Hit the Street!

If you are out and about in Milton Keynes or Northampton look out for the new Mirus branded taxi's that have taken to the road.
FREE Security review from Mirus IT Solutions

FREE Security review from Mirus IT Solutions

With the increase in storage of sensitive data and the number of threats to your IT Systems constantly growing, every business needs to protect their network which in turn will protect their data.
Mirus Partner with Bretford for Laptop Trolleys

Mirus Partner with Bretford for Laptop Trolleys

Mirus have long standing relationships with many quality suppliers. In the education sector, our extensive experience has seen a demand for high quality storage for IT equipment. Laptop trolleys have become essential for most schools, providing ...
Online Backup and Disaster Recovery

Online Backup and Disaster Recovery

Backup Disaster Recovery Video Our disaster recovery and backup product provides a disk based, tape replacement backup and restore facility for critical systems and data. This service, fully managed through Mirus' Management Control Centre provides ...
Mirus IT appointed Northampton Saints Technology Partner

Mirus IT appointed Northampton Saints Technology Partner

Northampton Saints, winners of the 2009 European Challenge Cup, make it a priority to have the best and for the 2009/10 season they have a number of top quality signings both on and off the field. The very latest signing is Mirus IT Solutions, whose ...
Mirus Machine wins 10 nil!

Mirus Machine wins 10 nil!

The Mirus Machine Football Club had a convincing win of 10 nil last night in their latest PowerLeague MK match. After a hard and fast start to the game, the team stuck together and started scoring some great goals. Dave Vallance in goal kept a clean ...
Mirus IT Solutions nominated for 'Business of the Year'

Mirus IT Solutions nominated for 'Business of the Year'

Mirus IT Solutions were delighted to be shortlisted in the category of 'Business of the Year 2009' at the Milton Keynes and North Bucks Annual Awards Ceremony.
Mirus IT Solutions Demonstrates Commitment to the Managed Services Industry

Mirus IT Solutions Demonstrates Commitment to the Managed Services Industry

The MSPAlliance (MSPA) the International Association of Managed Service Providers (www.mspalliance.com), today announced that Mirus IT Solutions has become a member of the MSPAlliance.