Snow is falling, school is out but we’re still working

Around once a year, on the magical Isle of Britain, enough snow falls so that one can actually notice it. Today is that day. If you’ve struggled to get into work, you have our sympathy. If you’re one of our customers, you’ll hopefully be gladdened to hear that none of our services have been [...]

By |2018-03-01T11:09:56+00:00March 1st, 2018|Blog|

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+00:00December 11th, 2017|Blog, Cyber-security|

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 [...]

By |2018-06-05T15:27:17+01:00November 6th, 2017|Blog, Business Challenge - Operate Efficiently, Cloud and Hosting|

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+00:00October 30th, 2017|Blog, Cyber-security|

A Spotlight on the IDE Group Apprenticeship Programme

By Ashley Smith, Digital Marketing Apprentice Three months ago, I was at a cross-road in my life. Having just completed a Sport Science degree at university, I wasn’t sure I wanted to pursue a career in that sector and needed to evaluate my options.  A career in IT had never been part of my [...]

By |2017-11-28T17:32:11+00:00October 18th, 2017|Blog|

Can a BYOD policy support your critical productivity, cost and risk objectives?

Most businesses have very few critical objectives in relation to their end-user devices. The list probably amounts to maximise productivity, minimise risk and for total cost of ownership to be as low as possible. I want to explore whether Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, in which employees use their own devices for work, [...]

By |2018-06-05T09:50:38+01:00October 9th, 2017|Blog, Business Challenge - Sell More|

Inspiring the next generation of female IT trail blazers

A couple of months ago I was asked to speak to several groups of students at a local girls’ secondary school about my experience and career in the IT sector. I was tasked to open their minds to the world of IT and the broader opportunities on offer. But most importantly, I needed to encourage [...]

By |2017-11-28T16:09:14+00:00September 11th, 2017|Blog|

Protection Against Cyber Threats: compliance and beyond protection for your business

After many months of planning, we have just launched IDE Group Protection Against Cyber Threats (PACT), our new cyber-security business unit. We’ve developed PACT in response to increasing customer awareness of threats and demand for comprehensive protection from a single service provider. I know that in-house IT teams can fatigue under the quantity of [...]

By |2017-12-12T14:14:36+00:00August 31st, 2017|Blog, Cyber-security|

How to choose a data centre

It can be a big step to move your IT infrastructure from the 'safety' of your main office into a data centre facility. While colocation services can save you both time and expenditure, there are some things that are important to consider when you’re selecting a facility. We’ve listed the ten most important considerations [...]

By |2017-11-28T16:24:48+00:00July 13th, 2017|Blog, Cloud and Hosting|