Paul Caffrey talks Office 365

The evolution of the modern office – are you on board?

Office 365 and the services within it provide true collaboration and we-centric productivity that gives serious competitive advantage to those that embrace it. By 2020, a corporate “No Cloud” policy will be as rare as a “No Internet” policy is today, according to Gartner. Read more in Paul Caffrey’s latest blog.

Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions lead, MJ Flood Technology

Why we decided to launch the Office 365 online store

by Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions lead, MJ Flood Technology

Office 365 Business Essentials - buy online nowWe’re a traditional IT company, selling a range of IT services which we wrap around a number of vendor technologies. And like most of the industry, we charge for those services as upfront capital expenditure.

But that’s about to change, with our launch of the country’s first Office 365 online store.  This is the first online store of its kind that combines Office 365 licensing, setup and support services, payable through a low-cost, predictable monthly fee.

Why have we done this?  The answer is simple; our customers want it. Read more

In his latest blog, Guido Marchetti talks about Internet of Things and the automotive industry

Self-driving cars fuelled by internet of things

by Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

The second in our series of Internet of Things (IoT) articles examines the automotive industry and how IoT services and solutions might start to change our driving experience and behaviour through innovations in the cars that we drive.

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Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist with MJ Flood Technology talks Internet of Things or IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) – marketing spin or market disruptor?

by Guido Marchetti, thumb cloud solutions specialist, dosage MJ Flood Technology

You have probably seen lots of news articles about the Internet of Things (IoT) or as Cisco term it, pharmacy the Internet of Everything. There’s no doubt that we’re in the midst of the famed technology hype cycle but the question is, are we about to nosedive into the trough of disillusionment?

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Paul Caffrey, pre sales consultant, MJ Flood Technology

Top three telco tips to successfully win cloud business

by Paul Caffrey, senior cloud solutions consultant, MJ Flood Technology

I have spent the last six years of my IT career in MJ Flood Technology, providing white glove, pre-sales Microsoft consultancy to a large telecommunications company (telco) and its clients in the UK.

During this time, I have seen a dramatic shift of mind-set from clients towards the cloud, and witnessed first-hand the declining revenues of the telco industry, contract resign after contract resign.

Clearly, clients see the business value in moving infrastructure, apps or other services to the cloud. Many choose their trusted IT service provider to do this for them but more and more, they are turning to their telco as a one-stop-shop for help and advice to address all their communications needs – including cloud.
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Jonathan Finglas, enterprise account manager, MJ Flood Technology

From the sales floor to the classroom and back again

By Jonathan Finglas, viagra 60mg enterprise account manager, cheap MJ Flood Technology

As of January 2016, Ernst and Young (EY) have announced that a university degree will no longer be an essential requirement for successful application to their workforce.

In addition, one of the UK’s top law firms, Clifford Chance have introduced ‘’CV blind interviews’’ giving the assessors no insight into the background of the applicant. This gives every young, ambitious and driven applicant an equal opportunity regardless of background, education or experience.

Why are such industry giants defying convention and radically changing their recruitment policies? Read more

Is cloud a leap of faith or stepping stone to success?

Why moving to the cloud can transform your business to a modern one

In recent posts, order we’ve explored cloud and mobility and how they are transforming the business world in which we live and work in every day.

And more often than not, online the majority of companies looking to cloud and mobile solutions are drawn there by a technical need rather than a need for business transformation.

When I started to think about this it made me realise that even some of our long-term cloud clients are only now beginning to see the value of their investment. Why is that? Read more

Guido Marchetti, Cloud Solution Specialist, MJ Flood Technology. Pic. Maura Hickey.

8 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 now

by Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

Following the end of the world’s largest BETA testing program, Microsoft has announced that as of 29th July, 2015 Windows 10 will be available. And here’s the really nice part – it’s FREE.  Take a minute to reflect on that. Microsoft are actually giving away their latest and greatest operating system for free with no hidden costs into the future.

This is part of the ‘new look’ Microsoft and believe me when I say there is no reason that you shouldn’t take them up on their offer. Anyone using Windows 7 or 8/8.1 Pro will be entitled to download and install Windows 10 for free, inside a 12 month windows of its release. After that, upgrades to Windows 10 will be charged.

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Are you all at sea when it comes to Windows Server 2003?

by Guido Marchetti, tadalafil cloud solutions specialist, decease MJ Flood Technology

Here we are again. Yet another large, software platform is being retired. On 14th July, or Bastille Day as it’s known to our Gallic brethren, Microsoft will cease its in-life support services for Windows Server 2003. This means it will no longer develop patches, security updates/fixes or any updates for the platform.   So if you haven’t updated by this deadline, your business will be using unsupported software.

So what about those of us who choose to blissfully ignore this impending date or for legacy reasons just can’t move?

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Guido Marchetti, Cloud Solution Specialist, MJ Flood Technology. Pic. Maura Hickey.

Why do Irish SME’s resist technology adoption?

by Guido Marchetti, viagra approved cloud solutions specialist, more about MJ Flood Technology

I have spent over 15 months working in a pre-sales role for a large partner of ours in the UK. In this role, I specialised in Microsoft Office 365 and the story around the ‘Modern Business’.

It’s a simple concept really; you embrace cloud computing by moving your infrastructure and applications into the cloud. This introduces you and your staff to a standardised technology platform, new ways of remote working and those who really understand the benefits start to look at higher level applications such as business intelligence and “Big Data”. Data analytics is a lot easier to do with the horse power of the cloud behind you but also makes it accessible to small and medium sized businesses from a cost and technology perspective.

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