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The difference between OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams: Choosing the right tool for your needs

10 July 2024

OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams are essential components of the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, each serving unique purposes. In this blog, we’ll explore the key differences between these platforms to help you determine which tool to use for specific scenarios.  read more

Employer supported volunteering scheme

27 June 2024

We are pleased to have introduced Employer Supported Volunteering for all of our employees.  As part of our commitment to give back to our community, the new scheme enables our team members to volunteer with local causes and charities of their choice. read more

Backing up your Microsoft 365 data with a Synology NAS

28 May 2024

Although Microsoft 365 offer a certain level of in-built data protection, this doesn’t guarantee complete data security and recovery. Data stored on Microsoft 365 can be at risk through malicious intent or accidental deletion. read more

Primary Technology support Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

21 May 2024

Primary Technology have joined the 99er Business Club in support of local charity, Forget Me Not Children's Hospice. read more

Cyber Essentials certification 

30 April 2024

We are pleased to announce we’re now partnered with an IASME certified Cyber Security provider to help organisations achieve their Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications. read more

DfE’s digital & technology standards in schools

26 March 2024

In January 2024, the Department for Education updated their digital and technology standards in schools and colleges guidance with three new standards which we explore in this blog post. read more

Cisco Small and Medium Business Specialization

5 March 2024

We’re proud to reaffirm our partnership with Cisco having achieved the Cisco Small and Medium Business Specialization in UK for another year, following another busy year working closely with Cisco on a number of projects. read more

26 billion breached records discovered online: what should you do

26 January 2024

Although it’s been stated that the records in many cases are likely historic and have been compiled from previous breaches or leaks, the inclusion of usernames and passwords is a cause for concern. read more

How can IT be optimised across a Multi Academy Trust? 

19 January 2024

Multi Academy Trusts face efficiency challenges due to factors such as the distance between sites and the use of different systems that were installed before each academy joined the Trust. There are several strategies and technologies that can be adopted to optimise IT across a MAT. read more

The benefits of outsourced technical support in education

15 December 2023

Education revolves around technology and it’s essential to have IT support available at all times to minimise disruption when things go wrong, whether you are a Multi-Academy Trust, large high school and sixth form or a small primary school.  read more

IT budget planning for 2024

6 December 2023

Having an IT budget is essential for financial planning and enables you to make more informed business decisions. It allows you to track your expenses, prioritise your spending, reduce unnecessary costs and identify areas of insufficient resources which can affect business growth and potentially expose your company to risk. read more

Microsoft 365 for education is changing in 2024

14 November 2023

Microsoft has announced the retirement of the Office 365 A1 Plus program for education from 1st August 2024 and are set to remove the free unlimited storage feature. read more

Cyber security awareness training courses for the UK 

30 October 2023

Security awareness training helps your employees understand how to reduce the risk of cyber security incidents. This is usually achieved with an online training platform that delivers video content, although can also be delivered in-person. read more

Free NCSC cyber security training for school staff

5 October 2023

As recommended in the DfE's Cyber Security Standards, staff who access your IT network must take basic cyber security training every year. read more

Practical methods to reduce your spear phishing risk

19 September 2023

Spear phishing is a method where specific people in your organisation are targeted, in order to extract payments or gain access to systems. Using a spear phishing attack, a criminal will intend to gain access to your online accounts and company data to commit identity theft, fraud and other crimes.  read more

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