How Data Centres Can Help Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Green business has become an issue of greater concern over recent years. With the pressure growing to do business responsibly and help to protect the planet, many businesses are looking for efficient and affordable ways to work more sustainably. However, eco-friendly business practices aren’t always a top priority. Other matters can take precedence, leaving issues…

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SafeHosts Awarded ISO Certifications for Quality & Security Management

A business with certifications in quality and security management is one that understands how to provide their customers with the highest level of service and data protection. ISO certifications are proof that a company adheres to the highest of standards in these two areas, as outlined by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). SafeHosts are…

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The mistake that’s costing millions

I’m not talking about user error or accidentally switching off your client’s IT. I’m not talking about data breach; there are enough real-life examples of that without adding more fuel to that fire. No. I’m talking about over-promising and forgetting to talk about what you already do really well. Like getting customer service right.  …

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Resilience and redundancy

A while ago, we took some technology phrases and acronyms and made them clear. Like CDR (Committed Data Rate) and 95th percentile billing. Now feels like a good time to explore some other phrases that can often cause confusion. What’s resilience? What does redundancy mean when it comes to technology? And what’s the difference between…

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Can data centres be environmentally-friendly?

That’s a pretty big question really. And one I’m not going to attempt to answer from every possible angle. But when you think about the sheer amount of energy being consumed in your average data centre and how much heat is generated by all that hardware and all that energy, it all adds up to…

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Is your business WFH-ready?

With lockdown restrictions easing, businesses everywhere are taking stock and adjusting to a new operational landscape. For many organisations, this means more and more employees working from home, whether for more time or all the time, let alone ensuring a smooth return to work for colleagues returning from furlough. Given the shift to a more…

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What makes a good supplier?

I recently ran a poll on LinkedIn about what makes a good supplier. The results were fairly mixed, but what’s to say you can’t have it all? Here’s what my ideal supplier would look like…    Proactive when it comes to support. You want a supplier to be all over a fault as soon as…

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