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Can end-user devices manage themselves?

Good employers give staff the devices that meet their needs and enable them to complete the tasks they’re responsible for. With each device representing a relatively large financial investment and employees relying on their device to be productive, consistent performance of devices is a must. With all that in mind, it surprises us still [...]

Research finds poor control over cloud services preventing organisations achieving cloud investment objectives

Croydon, 19 March 2018: New research from IDE Group has discovered that 76% of companies are unable to control their cloud services and shape them to meet changing needs. Associated with that finding, relatively few companies (26%) feel able to conclude that their cloud strategy has been totally successful in achieving their targeted objectives. In [...]

By |2018-03-22T15:02:18+01:00March 19th, 2018|News|

IDE Group for GDPR Compliance

If you’re still not clear what GDPR means for your organisation and the steps you need to take before it comes into force on May 25th next year, the following summary of the GDPR compliance event we recently hosted may help guide you towards taking those first steps. Last week, in association with GDPR [...]

By |2017-12-11T17:15:08+01:00December 11th, 2017|Blog, Cyber-security|

IDE Group change freeze

The IDE Group change freeze will take place in two stages to minimise the impact to our customers during the Christmas period. From 00:00 15 December to 00:00 9 January extra governance will be applied to the change process. This means that during this window even standard (pre-authorised) changes will require additional scrutiny before being carried [...]

By |2017-12-05T16:48:43+01:00December 5th, 2017|News|

CORETX has rebranded to IDE Group

I need to tell you about a change in our company name and the consequent effects on how customers, partners and suppliers interact with us. We launched as CORETX in early 2016, as that was the name of our data network, which many of our original products and services were delivered across. Since then, [...]

By |2017-11-30T16:44:49+01:00November 21st, 2017|News|

Five reasons colocation is continuing to grow

Given the rapid growth of public cloud services since they emerged a little over 10 years ago, is colocation still a relevant business solution? Continued rapid growth in our colocation services, especially in our South London data centre in central Croydon, with its proximity to the City of London, indicates the answer is a [...]

Only a combination of security technology and dedicated resource can prevent breaches

A big talking point in security this week has been the National Audit Office (NAO) analysis of the WannaCry ransomware attack that hit the NHS in May. The NAO’s report indicate a general failure to act on critical alerts, as well as not enough attention being paid to basic security routines, such as patching software [...]

By |2017-11-28T11:56:08+01:00October 30th, 2017|Blog, Cyber-security|

UK mid-sized companies invest in security technologies but not the resource required to use them

Just 4% of IT departments have staff dedicated to analysing IT security logs and only 6% have staff dedicated to acting on security reports Less than 20% have enough resource to scan all IT logs that might contain security information Only 13% can always report detected threats to someone capable of dealing with them [...]

By |2017-11-28T17:03:19+01:00October 23rd, 2017|Cyber-security, News|