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Employee Spotlight: Luke Sharrock

Diamond actively recruits and keeps the best ICT brains in the market. Our staff are recognised industry leaders, innovators and all round impressive people who all have great stories to share. We’d like you to meet one of our Support Section Leaders – Luke Sharrock. 1. What is your role at Diamond IT? My role [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

Guest Wi-Fi 101

No matter who they are, people today expect Wi-Fi access when they’re guests of your office. Setting up your Wi-Fi the wrong way can create a tedious experience for them and even expose your confidential information. So what’s the right way to do it? Never give guests access to your primary Wi-Fi While giving guests [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Business Value, Managed Services, Security|0 Comments

Additions to Microsoft’s clever Surface family

Following the release of the Microsoft Surface Studio, Surface Laptop and Surface Pro last quarter, we are now expecting two new members in the Surface family. Late last month Microsoft announced the introduction of the Surface Pro LTE and the Surface Book 2 with pre-orders being taken from this month and delivery starting soon after. [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Business Value, Managed Services, News and General|0 Comments

Office 2019 is on its way

As a convenient cloud solution, Office 365 boasts nearly 30 million users. But that’s nothing compared to licensed versions of Microsoft’s productivity suite, which have more than one billion users. Office 2019 was announced in September and it will mean big changes for businesses that want simpler versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more. Microsoft [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Business Value, Managed Services, Office 365|0 Comments

Simple tricks to boost your productivity

When you spend more than eight hours a day staring at a computer screen, it can be easy to lose focus on important tasks. While your device gives you access to some of the most useful applications, an ever-growing number of distractions are vying for your attention. Here are a few tricks for boosting your [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Business Value, Managed Services, Productivity|0 Comments

KRACK WPA2 security vulnerability update

Late Monday a serious vulnerability in the Wi-Fi security protocol known as WPA2, was announced worldwide. This vulnerability has been named KRACK, a portmanteau of Key Renegotiation Attack. WPA2 is used universally as the most secure of the wireless encryption protocols, the previous protocols being WEP and WPA. This vulnerability applies also to WPA, and [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Managed Services, Ransomware, Security|0 Comments

Employee Spotlight: Chris Cox

Diamond actively recruits and keeps the best ICT brains in the market. Our staff are recognised industry leaders, innovators and all round impressive people who all have great stories to share. We’d like you to meet our Presales Team Leader and Engineer – Chris Cox. 1. What is your role at Diamond? My role here [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

Virtualisation can save SMBs from disasters

Natural disasters can be brutal and unexpected for any small business. Regardless of your organisation’s location, you need to be prepared for any kind of disasters, natural or manmade. Virtualisation is one of your best bets for staying operational through thick and thin. Virtual desktops In most offices, employees are still dependent on desktop computers. [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Business Value, Office 365, Productivity|0 Comments

OneNote: the hidden gem in Microsoft Office

Almost everyone loves PowerPoint, Excel and Word, but there’s another Office application that should be recognised as a must-have: OneNote. It’s an app for pulling together text, video, audio, and other visual resources to create shareable notebooks full of useful information. With this article, you can master OneNote in no time at all. OneNote is [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Business Value, Office 365, Productivity|0 Comments

What is BI, and why should you care?

Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) have data needs that are comparable to large enterprises. While they don't match enterprises in terms of data volume, they often do in complexity. In very small companies, spreadsheets and other ad hoc tools are good enough to get the job done. But as companies grow, the amount of data [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Business Intelligence, Business Value, Software Development|0 Comments