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Planet IT scoop Sophos UK Mid-market partner of the year for second year running

Planet IT has won the UK Mid-Market Sophos Partner of the Year Award, again. The Milton Park, Oxford, based IT services company retained its crown at the Sophos Partner Conference in Manchester. The award recognises Planet IT’s client delivery, advisory service, expertise and commitment to offering customers next-generation network and endpoint protection. The annual conference […]

Overcoming Challenges with Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Planet IT

Planet IT is hosting a prestigious business event with world famous British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. ‘Overcoming Challenges with Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Planet IT’ will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott at Milton Gate next month. Sir Ranulph will treat guests to a talk on some of the adventures he has faced and […]

Ensure you have email continuity during a Microsoft Office 365 outage

The recent issues with Microsoft Office 365 served as a timely reminder that no system, no matter how robust, is susceptible to failures and downtime. In this case Microsoft suffered a networking issues in one of its data centres which in turn caused some users to suffer restricted or no access to the platform. This […]

The importance of IT budgeting in education

In recent years budgets in education have been getting tighter and more strained, leading to serious challenges for IT managers in the sector. The issue has impacted on most education establishments, from primary through to higher education, with some suffering budget cuts by as much as 80% and capital investment being frozen. I have experienced this […]

How to improve Office 365 security on your mobile phone

Since launching in 2011 Microsoft Office 365 has become the pinnacle of cloud services. At Planet IT we are seeing 70% of Microsoft licence renewals moving to Office 365 and nearly all new customers entering straight onto the platform. The scalability of the platform provides flexibility and diversity in the ways it enables you and […]

Our Top Tips To Be Secure When Using Public Wifi Hotspots

The popularity of working in public locations like coffee shops, hotels and co-working spaces has exploded in recent years. Stronger wireless internet signals are now common place in public spaces and we are all grateful when we see a ‘Free Wi-Fi’ sign, when looking for a spot to catch up on some work while out […]

Stand Up to Cryptojacking – in partnership with Sophos

Cryptojacking has recently erupted onto the cybercrime scene, thanks to the surge in value during 2017 of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Monero, and Ethereum. Crooks are aggressively targeting laptops, desktops, servers, and even mobile devices. From a single device to entire networks, they infect as many devices as they can to mine for cryptocurrency on, […]

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