Dropbox without Backup is a Bad Idea

Many people use Dropbox to store data and assume that, as it is in the cloud, it must be safe. Think again! Without a backup, data is in danger. A woman in North Yorkshire has been sentenced for deleting 5,000 files from her former company’s Dropbox account. She spent five […]

Storing data in the cloud, such as Dropbox, can be useful. Don't think this means the data doesn't need to be backed up, because it most certainly does!

How will your use of IT and telecoms enable you to take your business into the post-lockdown world? Home working is set to continue with many businesses.

IT and Telecoms in the Changing Landscape

Will all your team be going back in to the office full time in the very near future? Have your IT and telecoms solutions enabled you to successfully work from home or could they be improved? With many team members visiting the office on a rota or for specific meetings, […]

Has Your Phone Provider Lost its Focus?

The past few weeks have strained everything – people, relationships and systems at work. How have your communications survived? Keeping in touch with colleagues, customers and suppliers is vital at all times. If your telephone system isn’t helping you, stress levels rise.   If you have problems with your telephone […]

VoIP Telephone System - Latest Technology, Reduced Costs

Has the COVID-19 lockdown made you re-asses your goals and aspirations? Will you change your way of working or are you desperate to get back to the office?

Lockdown is Over. What Happens Now?

It won’t be long until the government announces the end to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, but that certainly won’t mean life will return to normal. We would be foolish to imagine when the government lifts the lockdown that the world won’t have changed. We won’t all be going back to […]

Pupdate from Bailey

Bailey is the gorgeous guide dog sponsored by Vantage IT. Training is taking place to make him a working dog and family pet. Bailey has settled very easily into life with his trainers. He has a very laid-back and cuddly personality and often attempts to give his love to Edmund, […]

Vantage IT is sponsoring a puppy at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. It will be trained to become a guide dog, providing someone with independence.

Great customer feedback helps!

Great Customer Feedback Helps!

The past few weeks have been unprecedented for all of us. For IT companies such as Vantage IT, there has been an immense amount of effort in a very short period of time to ensure users are able to effectively work from home. Many IT companies will be very proud […]

Emergency Remote Connection

We recently started providing our managed IT support service to a new customer. Then within days, the country went into lockdown! Members of staff were required to work from home with remote access to the on-site systems. Unfortunately the customer had not had the opportunity to upgrade their firewall to […]

Do you need remote connection to your network? So many people are working remotely to keep businesses running. Vantage IT can set up the remote connections.

Laptop Hire for Working from Home. Do you need more laptops so your team can work from home? Laptop hire from Vantage IT will enable you to keep your business going with limited outlay.

Laptop Hire for Working from Home

Have you considered laptop hire? Working from home while the country is in Coronavirus lockdown is only possible with the right equipment. Laptop computers are at a premium at the moment. If your team requires laptops to work from home, finding the right one can be tricky. Hiring a laptop […]

Do You Need to Work Remotely?

With the current Coronavirus scare, many people are either working from home or planning to. This is something we do regularly and at the moment, members of our ream are working remotely without our customers being aware! With the right security infrastructure in place, it is easy to have people […]

Vantage IT enables remote working during Coronavirus scare. The Coronavirus / Covid-19 alert is making many companies think about working remotely. Vantage IT can facilitate remote working for your team members.

Red Bull Technology Central Business Expo with Vantage IT Support. Central Business Expo at Red Bull Technology March 2020. Vantage IT is delighted to be exhibiting and would love to meet you there. See you on 31st March.

Red Bull Technology Central Business Expo

Come to meet Vantage IT at Red Bull Technology in Milton Keynes. The Central Business Expo will be taking place on 31st March at MK7, the superb exhibition space within the Red Bull factory. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet many local businesses in a location at the forefront […]

Tattenhoe FC Sponsored by Vantage IT

Tattenhoe FC Sponsored by Vantage IT

Vantage IT is proud to announce we are sponsoring the Tattenhoe Football Club Greens Under 7 team. One of our team is the father to a member of their team, so it is a great fit! Based in Milton Keynes, Tattenhoe Football Club has a large number of teams covering […]

Benefits of Outsourcing Your IT Management

Do you manage your IT internally? Have you considered outsourcing your IT management? We provide compelling reasons why you should! Data stores continue to grow and more cloud services are being introduced. The consequence is that attempting IT management internally can be a false economy. With the introduction of so […]

Benefits of Outsourcing Your IT Management to Vantage IT

Vantage IT can upgrade your old PC

Is Your PC On The Go-Slow?

Has your PC got slower and slower over the years, to the point that you now have enough time to make a coffee while it boots? You might be tempted to bite the bullet and purchase a new PC, although sometimes there is another way, which might be more cost […]

Is It Time To Replace Your Server?

IT can sometimes be perceived as an unnecessary cost, particularly where a server is concerned. But could your business operate without reliable IT? Persevering with an old server simply because it has been reliable for many years can be a false economy. Replacing servers can be dismissed due to the […]

Contact Vantage IT to get the HPE server you need for your business

What You Need to Know When Migrating to the Cloud

Moving IT workloads to the cloud has become a key priority for many organisations and is set to grow around 3% further between 2019 and 2022. Crucially, a successful migration relies on careful and effective planning. You certainly don’t want to introduce risks or increased long-term costs to your business. […]

What You Need to Know When Migrating to the Cloud

Make Email Issues a Thing of the Past

Make Email Issues a Thing of the Past

How will you send an email when Microsoft withdraws support for Exchange Server? Now that Microsoft no longer includes Exchange Server software with Small Business Server, running an Exchange Server on-premise has become too expensive for most SME’s. This is where the Hosted Exchange Cloud Email service from Vantage IT […]

How to Save Money on your IT Support

First and foremost, our proactive IT support contract will save you money when compared to employing a dedicated IT manager or even a pay-as-you-go service. With all our contracts, we provide a discounted hourly rate and monthly retainer, designed specifically around your requirements. This is a cost-effective way of providing […]

How to Save Money on your IT Support

You need to trust your IT support provider - you can trust Vantage IT.

This is Why You Need to Trust Your IT Support Provider!

Attackers target IT managed service providers (MSPs) and cloud service providers (CSPs), intending to install ransomware within their infrastructure and customer base. This is reported in Secplicity, which is a leading source of information about IT and business security from WatchGuard Technologies.   The report states attacks are specifically targeting […]

Complete Data Management from Vantage IT

Backing up data is vitally important for any business. But there is a lot more you can do to achieve complete data management. Vantage IT provides a next-generation data management platform which comprises Cloud Backup, Disaster Recovery (DR) and Archiving options – all in secure UK-based data centres. Our services […]

Data Management from Vantage IT Support. Data management is much more than online backups. Data needs to be safely stored, rapidly recovered and be ready to use in case of disaster.

Invest in an HP EliteBook from Vantage IT. The HP EliteBook from Vantage IT is a premium laptop that will provide you with all the quality, security and usability you need.

Invest in an HP EliteBook from Vantage IT

Are you struggling on with your laptop? As Windows 7 end of support is under a year away, now would be a good time to replace it with a new machine. The old adage that ‘you get what you pay for’ is certainly the case for new laptops too. From […]

Business Continuity from Vantage IT Support. Maintaining the stability of your business in times of trouble can be achieved with a reliable business continuity strategy.

Business Continuity from Vantage IT

Can your business continue to run in the event of failed server hardware? How would it affect your business if you could not use any of your IT equipment for several days? Backing up your data regularly is highly advisable, although depending on your IT equipment, it could take several […]

Are You Still Using Windows 7?

Windows 7 is still working hard on many computers used in businesses, even though it is almost a decade old. Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system was first pushed out globally in July 2015. The new system introduced a number of changes over older versions of Windows.   However, despite some […]

Are You Still Using Windows 7? Windows 7 launched almost a decade ago and has been replaced with Windows 10, but it is still going strong on many PCs.

Benefits of a MicroServer for Small Businesses. An HPE ProLiant MicroServer is ideal for small businesses wanting the benefits of owning a quality server but at a more affordable price.

Benefits of a MicroServer for Small Businesses

Company directors often understand the benefits of introducing a server to their business. However, if you run a small business or are just starting out, you could be inclined to operate without a server due to perceived costs. Indeed, you might be tempted to simply use laptops or PCs to […]

HP Secure Printing to Ensure IT Security

IT security is vital for all companies and this must include secure printing. Have you taken steps to safeguard your network-connected printers? An unsecured network printer can lead to a data breach in your company. Using HP’s well established secure printing solutions, Vantage IT can make security concerns a thing […]

HP Secure Printing to Ensure IT Security from Vantage IT Solutions. A secure printing environment is vital to ensure your entire IT network is safe. Do you safeguard your network-connected printers?

Is Buying Refurbished IT Equipment a Good Idea? Refurbished IT equipment sounds a great idea when you look at the initial cost savings, but are these genuine savings or a false hope? Buy cheap, buy twice?

Is Buying Refurbished IT Equipment a Good Idea?

Refurbished IT equipment sounds appealing with its cheaper price, but does it really offer benefits over buying new? Does the adage of ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ apply? When meeting new customers, we sometimes find they have purchased refurbished PCs or servers at some point. However, these are not always positive […]

It Just Keeps Getting Hotter! Is Your IT Prepared? Do you have a system in place to alert you of a cooling system failure? If not, what do you think will happen to your critical IT equipment?

It Just Keeps Getting Hotter! Is Your IT Prepared?

With the fantastic weather due to continue for the next week or so, it’s worth remembering that your air cooling systems are working harder than ever to maintain a consistent environment. Do you have a system in place to alert you of a cooling failure? If not, what do you […]

Is Your Broadband Good Enough? Broadband and leased lines from Vantage IT Solutions. If you use cloud services, you are relying on your internet connection. Is standard broadband sufficient or would a leased line be a better alternative?

Is Your Broadband Good Enough?

Your broadband connection is vital. In recent years, the use of cloud services has increased dramatically for most businesses. You may be using a Hosted Exchange service for your emails, Xero for accounts and Dropbox for cloud storage. You may even make calls on a VoIP (Voice-Over-IP) telephone system. When […]

APC Releases UPS with Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion) are more normally found in portable electronic devices but APC has just released some uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) using the technology. Li-ion batteries have much improved specifications when compared to traditional lead-acid batteries found in most UPSs. These will allow for better performance at higher temperatures and […]

APC UPS with Li-Ion Batteries from Vantage IT. APC has developed UPSs with Li-ion batteries. These have better specifications than traditional lead-acid batteries and are more normally found in portable electronic devices. The use of them should improve the overall performance of the latest APC range.

Bad Weather IT Support from Vantage IT. Adverse weather conditions can have a devastating affect on your business. Don't become a victim to bad weather. Protect yourself with environmental monitoring and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). Vantage IT will provide the help you need.

Are You Ready For The Weather?

When storms hit, is your vital IT hardware safe? You need to know that adverse weather conditions will not affect your business. The storms in recent weeks have caused power cuts and flooding. Both of these occurrences are not favourable to sensitive IT equipment!   Water ingress will clearly damage […]

Life After SBS

Many small businesses have been enjoying the benefits of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) since its introduction over 20 years ago. The last edition Microsoft introduced was SBS 2011 which first appeared in December 2010. Many SMEs still use the software today. However, are you aware that Microsoft will […]

Life After Microsoft SBS Help From Vantage IT Support. Are you enjoying the benefits of SBS? Microsoft will not support Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010 beyond 14th January 2020. SBS is comprised of these two components so needs to be replaced in the near future. Vantage IT can supply the Server alternative you need.

Is Your Monitor Slowing You Down? Get help from Vantage IT Solutions. How many hours do you spend looking at your computer monitor? You should not be struggling with a small, old monitor that slows you down. Large, modern monitors provide a much improved viewing area and have reduced in price. Multiple monitor setups offer great advantaged to your work.

Is Your Monitor Slowing You Down?

Do you struggle with a small, outdated monitor on your desk? When you spend so much of your working life looking at a computer screen, you need to be sure it is the most appropriate tool for the job. If perceived cost implications have prevented monitor upgrades, you could be […]

Is Your Old Email System Causing Problems?

If your company is using an outdated email system such as POP3, you may frequently experience performance or synchronisation issues. Fortunately, Microsoft Exchange can solve a lot of your problems. Although POP3 has been old technology for some time, it has been a necessary evil for many due to the […]

Is Your Old Email System Causing Problems? Hosted Exchange from Vantage IT Solutions will provide the answer. If you frequently experience performance or synchronisation issues with you email system, it could be because you are using old technology and require and update. Hosted Exchange Email from Vantage IT will provide the reliability you require for your business.

GDPR and Your IT. Keep Your Data and Business Safe. Vantage IT Solutions. The GDPR legislation is coming. Protecting your data is vital. It is one of the most valuable resources you have. The consequences of not keeping it safe could be disastrous for your business. Don't leave it to chance. Let Vantage IT help protect your network.

GDPR and Your IT

Protecting your data is vital. It is one of the most valuable resources you have and therefore the consequences of not keeping it safe could be disastrous. Vantage IT provides the assistance you need to help you find out where your data is and that it is securely controlled. We […]

Don’t Buy a Printer and Save Thousands!

We always look for ways we can save money for our clients. We would like to share a recent example of a customer with a faulty printer where we potentially saved them £3000! Case Study – Faulty Printer A customer contacted us to say they were experiencing problems with a […]

Don't Buy a Printer and Save Thousands! Advice from Vantage IT Solutions. There are many instances when we advice you not to purchase new equipment if the old equipment will still perform adequately. A customer with a faulty printer was one such case, where we potentially saved them £3000!

WatchGuard Firewalls Gain Additional Strongarm Feature, For Free. Vantage IT Support. WatchGuard firewalls will integrate the Strongarm technology to improve security. Strongarm stops phishing and malware attacks and will be added for free.

WatchGuard Firewalls Gain Additional Feature, For Free

WatchGuard firewalls currently block access to dangerous sites based on a feed of known malicious URLs and also allow customers to block traffic to potentially risky sites. The new service, based on technology called Strongarm, will add blocking based on known malicious domains. Furthermore, by monitoring requests at the domain […]

Why Use Adobe Creative Cloud?

Adobe’s powerful suite of productivity software has been around for many years and is the preferred choice for many businesses across the world. Creative Cloud provides software for graphic design, photography, editing of videos and web development. Adobe was one of the first to move from perpetual licenses to a […]

Why Use Adobe Creative Cloud? - Vantage IT Solutions. Adobe Creative Cloud provides software for graphic design, photography, editing of videos and web development. It is the market leader.

IT Failures Should be Highly Abnormal. They are when you use Vantage IT Solutions. How many IT failures did your suffer last year? It never ceases to amaze us at Vantage IT how some businesses seem to be so accepting of IT failures. They shouldn't be!

IT Failures

How many times did your IT fail last year? It never ceases to amaze us at Vantage IT how some businesses seem to be so accepting of IT failures, no doubt persuaded of such ‘normality’ by their service provider or internal IT support personnel.   However, IT failures should be […]

Happy Christmas from all of us at Vantage IT!

Your Christmas holiday should be a relaxing break from your busy work life. However, you don’t want to return feeling even more stressed than you did when you left! Efficient planning will allow you to enjoy your holiday worry-free, so we have put together a few tips that we hope […]

Happy Christmas from Vantage IT. Your Christmas holiday should be a relaxing time so we have provided a checklist to help. Enjoy your Christmas break and have a great New Year.

VoIP Phone Systems from Vantage IT. A VoIP (Voice-over-IP) telephone system will provide cheap calls and improved usability. Make calls from home and pretend you are in the office!

Upgrade to a VoIP Phone System

If your organisation is still using a traditional PBX telephone system, now is the time to switch to Voice-over-IP (VoIP). There are a number of benefits to be had from using this type of phone system, for example: Far less expensive phone bills Unified communications with your PC and smartphone […]

HP EliteOne 800 – The Ultimate All-In-One PC?

If you’re looking for an incredibly powerful, yet stylishly designed, all-in-one PC that’s not made by Apple, then the HP EliteOne All-in-One PC will be for you. With superb build quality and performance, you’ll not want to look any further.   Featuring a stunning 23.8-inch micro-bezel display, popup camera (supports […]

HP EliteOne 800 - The Ultimate All-In-One PC? Available from Vantage IT Solutions. The HP EliteOne 800 AiO PC is stylish yet powerful. It also has state-of-the-art security features to protect your data. It would look great on any desk.

Network Cabling - Unseen But Vital. Reliable network cabling is largely unseen but essential in an office environment. Vantage IT Solutions can provide your data cabling and voice cabling requirements.

Network Cabling – Unseen But Vital

Is your business relocating in the near future? Are you looking to increase your headcount? Does your existing cabling look like spaghetti Bolognese? If you can answer YES to any of these, then get in touch with Vantage IT to discuss network cabling. Reliable network cabling is largely unseen but […]

Make Scanning a Breeze

Scanning can be a laborious task, especially if your office has only a flatbed scanner or basic multi-function printer (MFP). There are solutions available from Vantage IT which dramatically improve the scanning process, allowing you to concentrate on more important tasks. Our recommendation is the excellent Fujitsu ScanSnap, which is […]

Scanning documents should be easy. The Fujitsu ScanSnap from Vantage IT provides a great solution, allowing you to electronically store vital paperwork.

Is Your Office Wi-Fi Driving You Nuts? Let Vantage IT Solutions provide the solution. Unreliable Wi-Fi at work can be a pain. Vantage IT installs wireless solutions that provide a consistent connection and a hassle-free environment.

Is Your Office Wi-Fi Driving You Nuts?

Many routers come with Wi-Fi functionality already built in, but what if the signal doesn’t stretch far enough? As offices come in all shapes and sizes, and are sometimes spread across multiple floors, the Wi-Fi signal can struggle to cover the required areas.   Fortunately, there is a solution to […]

Wi-Fi Security Flaw Needs to be Patched

Security researchers have released details of a weakness in the way wireless devices connect with each other. The security vulnerability is in Wi-Fi networks secured with WPA and WPA2. WPA2 is by far the most common encryption method for wireless networks (WPA should not be in use, as it is […]

Wi-Fi Security Flaw Needs to be Patched. Security vulnerability in Wi-Fi networks secured with WPA and WPA2 needs to be patched. Vantage IT can provide the assistance you need to fix your Wi-Fi.

The benefits of outsourcing your IT support today. Do you realise the benefits of outsourced IT support for your organisation? More people understand the advantages on offer and Vantage IT can help.

The Benefits of Outsourced IT Support

Many organisations realise the benefits of an outsourced IT department. These benefits are not just in terms of cost, but also higher service levels and access to a wide range of skills and specialisms. Vantage IT has provided outstanding support to local organisations in business and education since 1990 and […]

Create, Edit and Protect PDFs!

As PDFs are one of the most common file types used in business, you may often wonder if there is a way to not only edit them, but also convert them into other file formats such as a Microsoft Word Document. Fortunately, there are solutions available that do this and […]

Create, Edit and Protect PDFs with help from Vantage IT Solutions. PDFs are one of the most common file types used in business, but can you edit and create them easily? Vantage IT can help you work with your PDFs.

There used to be an operating system called Windows XP! Thousands of people are still using it, but should this be the case and what should they do? Vantage IT Solutions can upgrade your computers.

Should People Still be Using Windows XP?

Do you remember a PC operating system used in the dim and distant past called Windows XP? Microsoft stopped supporting it several years ago which means no patches will be released to fix security vulnerabilities. Even so, according to the latest figures, there are still thousands of computers running on […]

Vantage IT Exhibiting at Watford Business Show

Vantage IT is thrilled to be exhibiting at Watford Business Show in November – the biggest SME business exhibition in Hertfordshire. It attracts business people from North London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & surrounding areas. Keynote speakers include Lyndsay Morgan, Operations Director of Climb Online, a business started by Apprentice Mark […]

See Vantage IT at the biggest SME business exhibition in Hertfordshire, Watford Business Show. We will be there on 24th November 2017.

Microsoft ergonomic keyboard and mouse from Vantage IT. Long term use of a keyboard and mouse can cause physical complaints. Ergonomic alternatives available from Vantage IT can make work much more comfortable.

Ergonomic Keyboards and Mice from Vantage IT

According to recent reports, there are around 10 million office workers in the United Kingdom. Most of these will have access to a PC, so that represents a significant number of people using a keyboard, mouse or trackpad every day. But how many people think about the ergonomics of their […]

Why Genuine Toner Cartridges are so Important. Contact Vantage IT Solutions.

Why Genuine Toner Cartridges are so Important

As we all know, genuine toner cartridges can be expensive. This has led other companies to produce compatible toner cartridges or even fakes at a much lower price. Whilst this can appear to result in a substantial cost saving, this is usually a false economy and can even cause damage […]

The Information Commissioner’s Office

£100,000 Fine for Failing to Secure Customer Data

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined TalkTalk after details for 21,000 people were exposed to fraudsters. It was found that TalkTalk failed to protect the information and unnecessarily allowed staff access to huge amounts of data which was then passed to unscrupulous third parties.   The security breach was […]

Beware Fake Computer Hardware

Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of fake Cisco equipment has been seized by police in Kent. Cisco had spotted the counterfeit equipment in circulation and notified the police. This is not an isolated incident and other hardware manufactures are also having their equipment faked.   Due to the high […]

Have You Considered Office 365? Vantage IT Solutions can help.

Have You Considered Office 365?

Most computer users will have relied on Microsoft Office to produce letters, spreadsheets and presentations, to send and receive emails, and utilise a database. But have you thought about using Office 365? Since Microsoft launched Office 365 in 2011, many organisations have benefited from the numerous features it offers. As […]

Affordable New Monitor from Vantage IT

Do you struggle with a small monitor? Do you get eye strain from your existing monitor? Would you like to increase your working area to two screens? Do you regularly work with graphical 2D and 3D images? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, it is likely […]

Affordable New Monitor from Vantage IT Solutions

Give Your Office the Printer it Deserves from Vantage IT Solutions

Give Your Office the Printer it Deserves

Are you spending too much on ink cartridges? Do you have to wait too long for your documents to be printed? Is the print quality inconsistent or poor? Can you only print on one printer? Are you unable to scan? If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, […]

Tips to Protect Your Financial Data

Globally, there are millions of people that suffer from financial loss due to online hackers. There are, however, many things you can do to stay safe. In this blog, we have given five helpful tips to keep in mind whenever doing a financial transaction online. Make Sure the Website is […]

Are You Protected Against Viruses and Malware? Find out more from Vantage IT Solutions

Are You Protected Against Viruses and Malware?

Being a victim of computer malware could cripple your organisation. Taking shortcuts with malware protection is reckless and unnecessary. McAfee Endpoint Protection is so much more than just anti-virus software for your PCs. It will also provide:   Anti-virus for your server Firewall protection for PCs Web filtering Encryption for […]

Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft has released the second major upgrade to Windows 10 and has recently started rolling it out to PCs worldwide. The new ‘Creators Update’ has introduced a number of changes to Windows 10, both visually and behind the scenes. We have therefore compiled a list of the main things to […]

Mobilising Your Organisation from Vantage IT Solutions

Mobilising Your Organisation

Mobilising your organisation can dramatically improve your efficiency. From lowering office overheads to improving the strength of your customer relationships, the benefits can be vast. What’s more, enabling employees to work from anywhere can also deliver a competitive advantage from a happier, more productive team. But in order to enjoy […]

Microsoft Word Vulnerability

Microsoft will be patching a security vulnerability that was recently noticed in Word. The bug allows malicious software to attack an unsuspecting user’s PC with an infected Word document. The flaw was reported at the weekend and emails have already been noticed that are being sent out to exploit it. […]

The Information Commissioner’s Office

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Act (DPA) and sets out what is required to keep individuals’ data secure. Although it is European legislation, it will still be introduced in the UK and will remain as […]

Office 365 Inadvertent Data Breach

Cloud storage is great, but added care needs to be taken when you are entrusting your data to another organisation. Earlier this week it was reported that confidential documents which included passwords, credit card details, health data and legal documents were accidentally shared by organisations using Microsoft’s Office 365 service. […]

No More Support for Exchange Server 2007

Product Lifecycle support for Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2007 email will end in April 2017, have you prepared for this? Existing email servers will continue to work past this date initially, but will receive no further patching from Microsoft, leaving your systems vulnerable to viruses, malware and instability. Each version of […]

Protect Against Ransomware

Please don’t think you cannot be a victim of Ransomware. It is becoming more prevalent and it can affect anyone, even you! Criminals are constantly trying to find ways to extract money from unsuspecting victims and in ransomware, they have found a successful and easy to administer method. What is […]

Vantage IT Protects Customers with Cloud Services

You may be familiar with Cloud backup services from tech giants such as Microsoft, Google and Amazon. Examples of popular Cloud services are Microsoft Azure Backup and Office 365, which is Microsoft’s Email hosting platform. While these services can be right for some small to medium sized businesses, are they […]

8 Reasons Why You Should Have a NAS

Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have become popular solutions for small businesses that would like easily accessible, centralised storage at a relatively low cost. What is a NAS? A NAS is a networked device which contains one or more storage drive. The drives will either be hard drives (HDD) or […]

NAS from Vantage IT

Boost Your PC’s Performance with an SSD (Solid State Drive) from Vantage IT

Boost Your PC’s Performance with an SSD

Replacing your computer’s Hard Disk Drive (HDD) with a Solid State Drive (SSD) is simply the best upgrade at your disposal, capable of speeding up your computer in ways you had not thought possible. Vantage IT can upgrade your company’s PCs and laptops with these drives, providing significant improvements in […]

HP Notebook Computer Battery Safety Recall

HP has expanded the battery safety recall that it announced in 2016 because additional batteries are affected. Why is the Battery Recall Notice Being Issued? The faulty batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers. What Products are Included? Affected batteries were shipped with […]

Vantage IT Partner HP

File Syncing is Not the Same as Backup

File Syncing is Not the Same as Backup

An increasing number of people are embracing ‘The Cloud’ to store their files, whether this is Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud, or any of the other file syncing services out there. File syncing services can be very useful. However, it is a common misconception that these services are a […]

Vantage IT at The Hertfordshire Business Expo

Vantage IT is delighted to be exhibiting at The Hertfordshire Business Expo in February, the biggest business event in Hertfordshire. The Expo will be taking place at Shendish Manor, Hemel Hempstead on Monday 6th February 2017 and it would be great to see you there. In addition to the exhibition, […]

The Hertfordshire Business Expo

Microsoft Skype for Business

Messaging, meetings and screen sharing – all this in one application that works with Microsoft Office. Microsoft Skype for Business simplifies your infrastructure by combining calling, conferencing, video, instant messaging and sharing into one platform.   You can host a webinar, conference or other event from any device, enabling team […]

Why You Should Backup Your Data

Data backup is one of the most important, yet also one of the most ignored areas of IT. ‘Backing up’ means making a copy of your most important files which can be restored if the original copy is lost. Preferably, a second copy should be held at a different location […]

HP Elite x3 from Vantage IT

Retire Your Laptop for Good

Many business users have a separate laptop and mobile phone when working remotely or in the office. However, Microsoft and HP have a new Smartphone solution which can revolutionise the way you work. Due to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system and cloud services such as Office 365, this has provided […]

Is Your Backup Fit for Purpose?

Data is one of the most valuable assets an organisation will possess and keeping it safe could be critical to the survival of your organisation. For this reason, it is vital that data is backed up with a reliable, comprehensive backup procedure. Be in control of your data  Backing up your […]

Is Your Backup Fit for Purpose?

Encryption Best Practices

Data is a critical part of every organisation, but this most valuable asset often poses a huge risk when it travels or is transmitted beyond your network. An Overview of Encryption Encryption protects information stored on mobile or static devices and during data transmission. It is a way of safeguarding […]

Keep your data safe with encryption

Sage Software

Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Update can Break Sage

Microsoft has recently released an update to Windows 10 which some Sage users reported has stopped them logging in to Sage 50 Accounts. When users try to log in to Sage, they may get an error message such as ‘You have entered an invalid password’ or ‘Unable to register data […]

Floppy to Micro SD Memory

Vantage IT has been working with IT for many years and we recently took the opportunity to look through some of the items we have been given that have found their way in to our museum. One of these items was an 8 inch floppy disk. For the younger amongst […]

Vantage IT Solutions IT Security

Using a Leased Line for your Internet Connection

Have you considered the impact of an unreliable or slow broadband connection to your organisation? How long could you last without your internet connection? Reliable internet connections are now an essential tool for any organisation. Unreliable internet will give you considerable downtime for your emails, internet browsing, remote access, Voice […]

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Anyone who has suffered with back pain will tell you how badly it has affected them. Vantage IT has always been an advocate of the importance of good posture, particularly for workers that spend lengthy periods of time in front of a computer. Sitting in the correct position and arranging […]

Good posture when sat at your desk is so important to limit the possibility of back pain.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

New Features of Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft officially released the highly anticipated Windows 10 Anniversary Update on 2nd August but the scale of the roll-out means they may stagger the updates gradually. Microsoft has introduced several new features and improvements to this update, so we have summarised some of the main ones for you. Redesigned Start […]

Holiday Planning

A holiday should be a relaxing break from your busy work life. However, if you don’t adequately prepare for it, you could return feeling even more stressed than you did when you left! Efficient planning will allow you to enjoy your holiday worry-free, so we have put together a few […]

Have a great holiday!