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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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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

Pic l-r: James Finglas, managing director, and Brian Murphy, director of cloud services, MJ Flood Technology

MJ Flood Technology enters Swiss telco market with six-figure contract for Microsoft services

Dublin, 30th September, 2015: Leading cloud services provider, MJ Flood Technology today announced its entry to the Swiss market, thanks to a six-figure contract for Microsoft support services with the country’s largest private telecommunications provider.

Sunrise Communications AG has contracted MJ Flood Technology to assist with its launch of Microsoft Office 365 to the Swiss market by providing multilingual activation and support services to its Small Office Home Office (SOHO) customers.

This brings to 165,000, the total number of Office 365 users supported by MJ Flood Technology across Ireland, UK, Germany and Switzerland.

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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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Windows Server 2003 End of Support ! Choose Mj Flood Technology to support your systems

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Windows Server 2003 End of Support

On July 14th, 2015 Windows Server 2003 will go end of support.  This means no more security updates, patches or bug fixes.  And if you’re running this operating system on one or more of your servers, that means your IT infrastructure could be open to attack after this date.

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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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Paul Caffrey, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

3 Tips for Moving Email to the Cloud

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

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Moving your email to the cloud is no longer a trend setting move. Many businesses have been using cloud-based email for years and it has become a relatively mature technology. However, if your business email is only now making the leap to the cloud, here are three tips to make the transition easier.

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

How to solve our biggest communications problem

By Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

Communication is at the heart of productivity.   Our ability to reach colleagues, partners and customers by phone, instant message or email, dictates the pace at which we work and the pace at which we can get things done.

And if communications are difficult, chances are this has a direct, knock-on effect on decision-making, slowing business processes, and reducing the effectiveness of the enterprise. Speed equates to success and keeping our supply chain or service process – no matter how simple or complex – running lean and mean is where we need to be.

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

Are you ready for Windows 10?

by Guido Marchetti, more about Cloud Solution Specialist, prescription MJ Flood Technology

I had the privilege of being invited to Microsoft in December to a preview of Windows 10. The name itself made me think “but what happened to Windows 9?” which was a question asked by another delegate before I had the chance.

The presenter sidestepped the question in a diplomatic way – perhaps not unexpectedly.

There is a lot of noise out there about what happened Windows 9 and why the leap straight to Windows 10, but it doesn’t really matter. Microsoft can call it what they like, because I think that they have really cracked it this time.

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eDiscovery and security drives selection of Microsoft Office 365 email for leading accountancy and insolvency practitioner

eDiscovery and security drives selection of Microsoft Office 365 email for leading accountancy and insolvency practitioner

Leading forensic accountancy and insolvency practitioner, McStay Luby enjoys reliable, secure email communications with deep archiving and eDiscovery capability, thanks to a Microsoft Office 365 deployment performed by MJ Flood Technology.