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What are the benefits of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)

We live in a mobile-first world. Businesses want flexibility, and 24/7 seamless accessibility to their IT systems. Workers are using an increasing number of mobile devices and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is on the rise. But how can companies move forward with this model while securely managing […]

Written by Anna on April 26th 2017

Are you ready for GDPR?

May 2018 will see changes in the European privacy law that will have a significant impact on businesses. General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR means changes to your privacy and data management practices will need to be made – failure to do so could result in substantial fines of 20 million Euros or 4 percent […]

Written by Rudi Duffy on April 24th 2017

Surviving amongst the others – the challenges of starting up a business

25 percent of start-up companies will fail in their first year and almost half, 44 percent, will fail within their third year of business. However, if businesses are still surviving after their first and third year, it’s something to be proud of. They’ve made it further than almost half of those companies who started at […]

Written by Rudi Duffy on April 20th 2017
Keeping your PC Safe

Follow these four simple steps to ensure your business is safe when online

As we are all aware cybercrime against business is becoming increasingly popular. Businesses are losing thousands of pounds every day, but worryingly, losing large quantities of critical data. Losing the data that makes up your business can be more damaging than losing money. With your sensitive business information in the hands of a criminal, not […]

Written by Rudi Duffy on April 19th 2017
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Microsoft Dynamics 365 is here…

If you’re already a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online user, you probably already know about the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics 365. While the core of the product is the same, there have been some key changes to help improve the way your business works. One of the biggest differences between CRM Online and Dynamics 365 is that you […]

Written by Rudi Duffy on April 18th 2017

Establishing your existence – the challenges of starting up a business

The biggest challenge for start-up companies is establishing their existence by growing their customer base. To effectively create a solid customer base requires money and good technology which is difficult to do with the little funds new businesses often have. With lack of investment it’s all about doing a small amount to grow your client […]

Written by Rudi Duffy on April 13th 2017

How to use Office 365 to protect your data

Microsoft Office 365 enables you to work confidently knowing your applications have built in security, so you have even more control over your data security, compliance, privacy and in built user controls. Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Office 365 and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) offers business of all sizes enterprise-grade security and tools that […]

Written by Rudi Duffy on April 11th 2017

Beware, there’s a new scam in town.

Recently we’ve been receiving some very odd emails, supposedly from o2. The emails aren’t very convincing! There are several things that made us come to the conclusion that these emails aren’t genuine – the text of the email and the senders address gives them away as a phishing scam. However the link within the email […]

Written by Rudi Duffy on April 7th 2017
Choosing Axon Managed IT

Five reasons to choose Axon for your managed IT needs

Thinking about outsourcing your IT? Or maybe your current IT support provider just isn’t up to scratch? Here’s why we think you should choose us… We’re a Microsoft Gold Partner… To give us our full and correct title, a Microsoft Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions partner. We also hold accreditations as a Silver Cloud Platform and […]

Written by Anna on March 31st 2017

Work Experience – My Time at Axon Towers…

Hi, my name is Kieran Downes and I am 17 years old. I am currently studying a level 3 Btec ICT course at Buxton and Leek College. I have been on work experience at Axon for the past week, expanding my knowledge about how IT is used in the workplace and to see where I […]

Written by Rudi Duffy on March 24th 2017

Is it time to spring clean your IT systems?

Well it looks like spring might finally be on its way… So what better time to brush away the dust, and give your IT systems a good spring clean? Here’s our quick checklist to help you out…. Out with the old Decide which pieces of hardware are past their sell by date and need replacing. […]

Written by Anna on March 21st 2017

Say a huge congratulations to the gang…

This month we’re celebrating some anniversaries, or as we like to call them Axonniversaries. John and Andy have both been with Axon for 10 years and those 10 years have flown by, as they say – time flies when you’re having fun. Anna is marking her seventh year with the company – Kieran, Ben and Rudi […]

Written by Rudi Duffy on March 21st 2017

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