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Going green is harder than you think

Unfortunately, the hype around going ‘green’ has blurred the lines of the real issue at hand: excessive consumption of rapidly declining resources. The above-mentioned scenario may leave one feeling slightly dreary about where to start a ‘greening’ initiative – because despite all the confusion surrounding the issue, the need to adapt to more sustainable and viable consumption practices remains vital for any organisation.

When implemented correctly, IT’s propensity to contribute significantly to energy-savings is perhaps one of the most straightforward ways an organisation can decrease its environmental impact. Because IT equipment is generally updated every three or four years, it creates an ideal opportunity for the introduction of newer, more efficient technologies – and cost saving can be considerable, up to 50 percent in some cases.

The IT industry is by no means exempt from greenwashing tactics and companies can be blindsided by thinking they are purchasing a ‘green’ product when in fact the product adds to the impact on our environment at the end of its lifecycle.  Take notebooks with extended batteries and hard drives that require less energy.  As notebooks take over the sale of PCs and companies increasing adopt this mobile enabler whilst patting themselves on the back that they are contributing positively to the environment through the support of these product, the question of how these notebooks are disposed of should be raised and more pertinently, how do they impact the environment at this point?

But sometimes common sense should prevail. While manufacturers’ efforts to deliver ‘green’ products must be commended; organisations need to think holistically about ‘going green’ and should consider the entire lifecycle of the products or technologies they intend to use before making an investment. The corporate world’s role in reducing the carbon footprint is enormous, and thus it is essential that it does not fall prey to greenwashing tactics, but rather that organisations take it upon themselves to look deeper than ‘product labels’, and more thoroughly scrutinise the claims made.

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Collaboration

With Office 365, teams achieve more by working together effectively in their own unique way.

Security

Designed for today’s workplace, Office 365 protects your organization, your data, and most importantly, your people.

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With analytics and intelligence at its core, Office 365 gives you the insights and assistance you need to do your best work every day.

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With a seamless experience across your devices, Office 365 empowers you to get more done wherever work takes you.

ESET Endpoint Antivirus protects computer users from all types of malware, including viruses, spyware, rootkits and phishing.

 

ESET Endpoint Antivirus protects computer users from all types of malware, including viruses, spyware, rootkits and phishing.

Built for speed and low system demands, the solution is based on our record-holding scanning engine, the winner of the most Virus Bulletin “VB100” awards of all antivirus makers.

In the SMB and corporate environment, the solution can be easily managed by ESET Remote Administration that gives network administrators strong tools designed to provide central visibility and real-time insights in the network security.

ITSM goes global

Supporting your organization’s global strategy can be a real struggle. More than any features, you need tools that empower people to embrace change.

We live in a globalized world. What used to be our point of focus, a specific local market, is now a vibrant global village with no frontiers and no limits. This new setup has generated new trends, new opportunities and a lot of new, pressing needs. Organizations tend to expand their operations, either physically or virtually, all across the globe; and need their infrastructure to be able to support their plans.

 

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Why IT SLAs Are a Good Idea

Outsourcing is the latest and greatest way for companies to cut down on operating costs. There may be a few tasks which need to happen on a regular basis, but not often enough to warrant having a full time, or even part time, employee on the payroll. Some services work well on an ad hoc basis, such as recruitment. Others work far better with a service level agreement, IT services for example. Why are IT SLAs a better idea than ad hoc work though?

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Why IT Services For Small Businesses Instead of Personal

This is the age of the computer and most small businesses are not able to operate without at least one PC. This is nothing to be ashamed of it, it is a sign of the times. This does means that anyone in business either needs to become tech savvy or needs to hire a company that provides IT services for small businesses.

There are a number of companies out there that offer IT services of some kind or another. Typically they fall into one of three groups.

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IT Outsourcing Considerations

Many small businesses are not able to cover all of their IT requirements in-house. Either they have infrequent problems that do not warrant the employing of a full time technician or they do not have the budget to cater for the salary of a full time technician. Fortunately, there is the option of IT outsourcing. There are a few things that you need to consider when you do IT outsourcing.
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Clarify Your IT Service Level Agreement

Outsourcing certain areas of business has become a far more popular choice for small to medium enterprise owners. It is not only a cost effective solution, but it can also ensure that you get the most professional assistance in these areas. Outsourcing does often require the setting up of an IT service level agreement to ensure that both parties are aware of what is required and expected of them.

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IT Service Agreements: Don’ts

IT service agreements can be great time and money savers; however, they can also cause a lot more trouble than they are worth. These kinds of agreements need to be put in place at the right time and for the right reasons. Some reasons for the failure of these agreements are outlined below.

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