ModernBiz

Your path to the modern business For small and midsize businesses (SMBs), technology can make the difference in driving your company ahead. Modernizing your IT can set you apart from your competitors, whatever size they may be. But how do you get there? This is where Microsoft and our ecosystem of partners provide something different—offering a unique approach for making the benefits of modern technology a reality for SMBs. Microsoft empowers small and midsize businesses by making technology a business...

Remote Server Monitoring

Easy and effective remote monitoring that enables you to manage the health of one of the most critical business systems – the server. Our monitoring for Windows helps you avoid the risks of expensive remedial action and representational damage through proactive monitoring of server security, hardware and disk performance, applications and bespoke software. We offer two categories of performance checks for Windows : ‘24/7 Round-the-Clock’ Checks and the ‘Daily Safety Check’ Windows Monitoring – 24/7 Checks Server Performance Monitoring Windows...

Cloud Storage

Whenever a small business struggles with their internet provider suddenly going awry, or if a router begins to fail, it is possible that the business could suffer various problems. From increased downtime issues, to the loss of services and data, an unpredictable connection is a worrying thing. However, cloud storage services are fantastic at maintaining service. With all the storage that you could want a cloud service will help to ensure that even if a service goes down, or you...

Cyber Security

Cyber Security, time to be proactive. It seems that nearly everyday we hear of a cyber attack on large organisations, less publicised are the threats to SMB’s. There is an increasing dependence on use of the internet, especially with the introduction of cloud computing and cloud services. As such there comes a greater security risk. The information you hold on your network is of great interest and value to many criminals, especially personal information and financial details. Their capability to break...

Safer Internet Day

In a word of increasing technological advances are we paying attention to internet security at home? We think about our place of work, implementing and maintaining secure data procedures, as many businesses are looking into how to make themselves GDPR compliant. Are we still focusing on what is happening in our own homes, with our most precious commodities; our children? In order to keep your children safe online, engagement and conversations are paramount. Using the internet together will help you...

Mobility and Unified Communications

Organizations that embrace mobility for business purposes likely will become more efficient. Mobility leads to great flexibility in working – for example, enabling home working, or working while travelling. Change the way your business operates. Improve the customers experience and increase productivity. Take your extension wherever you go. The 3CXPhone VoIP clients for Android and iOS gives you unified communications. Set your status so your colleagues can see whether you are available to take a call. With an inbuilt tunnel to...

VOIP

We are pleased to announce a new and exciting strand to our business, VoIP. A bespoke innovate solution in telecommunications.  SMEs can scale faster and remain agile, with a range of simple IT infrastructures and solutions, tailor made to future proof your business. We offer SIP trunks as well as hosted VoIP IP PBX solutions. We strive to work alongside you to create a solution to build a flexible growth platform for your business. These solutions are offered at an...

Is now the time to invest in your SMB’s security ?

There are two strands to the legislation: the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which governs the general use and privacy of EU citizens’ data, and the Data Protection Directive, which governs its use by law enforcement. The laws cover all EU Member States and affect all companies which are active in the EU market and offer their products and services to EU citizens. Offending companies could face fines as high as four percent of worldwide annual turnover.  Due to this...

Network Security – Combating Spyware / Malware

Network Secuirty is vital in any size organisation. It was recently estimated that 90% of all PC’s are harbouring 30 or more pieces of Spyware/Malware and that these are to blame for half of all PC crashes within an organisation.  Network Security is no longer just Anti Virus software. Spyware is a general term for a class of harmful applications that are distributed through the user browsing the Internet in a “normal” fashion. Typically Spyware is installed without the user’s...

Is your slow IT affecting your business?

Is your slow IT slowing your business down and you don’t know where to turn to for advice on what to buy and where? Did you know that Commercial Networks offer free consultancy, providing you with the opportunity to meet us and for us to understand you, your business and your IT systems. We daily speak with business’s that are struggling with slow IT. From our head office in Manchester and sub offices located in Stoke on Trent and Falkirk...