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15 November 2021

What’s our sustainable (super) power source?

COP 26 has been dominating the headlines around the world this month (you can read our blog ‘Why is COP26 important?’ here). But, instead of focusing on the gaggle of world leaders over at the global climate change conference, we’re here to talk about superheroes (don’t worry, we’ve not lost it!).

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8 November 2021

Why is COP26 important?

From 31st October to the 12th November 2021, Glasgow welcomes world leaders and delegates for the international climate change conference, COP26 (and Joe Biden to a football club in Paisley). St Mirren aside, throughout these two weeks, we’ll see 200 countries band together to work out how we can drastically reduce our emissions by 2030.  

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20 October 2021

What is a Managed WAN for Business?

What is a Wide Area Network (WAN)? Before we get into managed WAN, we better figure out what WAN is. No, it’s not Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lesser known sibling. Although WAN is a network of connections, much like the Force it is the energy that flows through all things and binds the universe, wait…

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14 October 2021

What is a Managed Firewall?

Imagine your business is a castle. You and all the people in the castle are terribly busy running things. I’m sure there are harvests to plan, and fires to stoke.

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22 September 2021

Advantages and disadvantages of dedicated server hosting

First of all, what is dedicated server hosting? Well, basically, it involves a hosting provider like iomart renting a single server, and the necessary resources, to one client. This allows the client to choose from two options. Option one, the client has exclusive use of the server and can choose to install the software they ... Advantages and disadvantages of dedicated server hosting

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17 September 2021

What is Hybrid Cloud?

When it comes to cloud architecture, there isn’t a one size fits all approach, because each business case is unique. Cloud architecture lets you decide where you want to store your data—whether that’s in the public cloud, private cloud, on-premise or hybrid. Not sure of the difference? We’ve got you covered.

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19 August 2021

What’s the purpose of an IT business continuity plan?

When your systems go down, business operations are at risk. It’s the same if your data is stolen or compromised. An IT business continuity plan will outline how your business can prevent or cope during an unexpected disruption to your services. This plan is an in-depth document containing recovery strategies that every aspect of your ... What’s the purpose of an IT business continuity plan?

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19 July 2021

What are IT support services? And what does an IT support person do?

If you think IT support services involve sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen all day, we’re here to tell you that you’re only half right. At iomart, our IT support people hold the title of ‘Customer Support Engineers’—and they take on a huge variety of tasks and responsibilities for our customers, both ... What are IT support services? And what does an IT support person do?

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9 July 2021

What does ‘IT Solutions’ actually mean?

Across many years and industries, businesses have been advertising their ‘solutions’ as ways to support and assist their clients. The Cambridge Dictionary describes a solution as ‘an answer to a problem’, and of course, many who use the word ‘solution’ in their business practices are indeed providing an answer to a problem. However, the word ... What does ‘IT Solutions’ actually mean?

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