SMEs not taking cybersecurity seriously

Although businesses in the UK were recently affected by the WannaCry and Petya ransomware, research has found that many of the country’s SMEs are not taking cyberthreats seriously. Webroot, a security company, conducted a survey that offered astonishing results. It revealed that merely 42 per cent of IT decision makers in the US, Australia and […]

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SMEs to benefit from Bristol City Council’s fibre backhaul network

The Bristol City Council has chosen Hub Network Services to offer wholesale access to its BNET fibre optics network. This network extends to about 80km, covering nearly the entire city. This means that small business owners in Bristol will be able to enjoy ultrafast Internet connectivity if they begin using this network. The council purchased […]

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UK Government committed to high-speed Internet delivery

Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, has reiterated that the UK Government is completely committed to providing full-fibre Internet and 5G mobile connectivity as part of the country’s digital strategy even after the UK exits the European Union. Talking about the country’s digital infrastructure policy, Mr Hancock said that the Government is […]

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Cyber experts should increase efforts following ransomware attacks

Governments and computer users across the world should take IT security more seriously, according to cyber experts from Oxford University. Last week, a wave of ransomware attacks incapacitated computers across the world. The UK was affected when NHS computers in Oxfordshire hospitals and surgeries were locked during these cyberattacks, which led many to ask who […]

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du Pré Partners with Redstor!

du Pré are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with UK based cloud backup provider, Redstor. This partnership will enable du Pré to deliver market-leading backup and recovery solutions as currently used in over 12,000 UK schools and businesses. With over 50 years of combined experience between the two organisations, du Pré and Redstor commit to […]

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UK small business employees keen on flexible working

A study conducted by Maintel, a managed communications services provider, found that employees prefer flexible working conditions rather than traditional office working hours regardless of their age group. Nearly 73 per cent of the participants believe that it is a workplace benefit if an organisation offers flexible working hours. Out of the 1,000 adults surveyed, […]

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SMEs and rural businesses suffering due to unreliable Internet

A new survey has found that businesses in the UK still have to contend with unreliable Internet connectivity. This is especially true for those in rural areas. The British Chambers of Commerce survey revealed that despite businesses across the UK stating that they need access to reliable and functional fast-speed Internet for seamless operations, many […]

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SMEs to get affordable hosted telephony and unified communications

There is good news for UK SMEs that are looking for inexpensive cloud-based communications services. PCI Services, a UK-based communications and IT services company, is now offering hosted telephony and unified communications to SMEs at affordable prices. The carrier-grade services will be available on a pay-per-seat basis, allowing companies to scale up as their business […]

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Cyber security does not have to be expensive, claims researcher

Over the last couple of years, numerous UK businesses have incurred losses due to cyber breaches and attacks. However, many of these businesses, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are reluctant to improve their cyber security, as they believe that it is cost prohibitive. Adrian Venables, a cyber security researcher, recently claimed that this does […]

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Barry Anns talks to 8×8 about going Platinum

Earlier this month 8×8 launched their enhanced channel Partner Programme in the UK, which builds on the success of the innovative programme they’ve offered there partners. du Pré’s CEO Barry Anns talks to 8×8 about becoming the first platinum partner! 1. How would you describe du Pré and its place in the industry? du Pré is a leading […]

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du Pré goes Platinum

du Pré is the first Platinum partner in the new programme introduced by Unified communications vendor 8×8. du Pré’s CEO Barry Anns said: “The great thing about Platinum partnership for us is we always had benefits of the academy which is very useful for training our staff but now there is increased sales training. 8×8 […]

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ISA telecoms and IT Gold Supplier

du Pré retains Gold Supplier Status

du Pré, based in Newbury, Berkshire, has retained its Gold Preferred Supplier Status for communication and IT services with the Independent Schools Association (ISA). By retaining its status, du Pré has been recognised as one of the leading suppliers of telephone systems, internet services and IT support to independent schools within the UK. ISA CEO Neil Roskilly commented “As part of […]

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