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Where to Begin with Azure

June 10th, 2019|0 Comments

The term ‘cloud first’ is one that we’re hearing more and more – but what does it mean?  Is it the right fit for every organisation? Let’s look at what our Cloud Solutions Specialist Jamie […]

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Phoenix recognised as the winner of the 2019 Microsoft Global Modern Workplace Transformation Partner of the Year Award

June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Phoenix Software, based in Pocklington, today announced it has won the 2019 Microsoft Global Modern Workplace Transformation Partner of the Year Award.

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Which Surface Are You?

June 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Which Surface Are You?

Are you cloud-first or paper based? How much time do you use your computer?
Try our interactive quiz to find out which Microsoft Surface device you’re most suited to.

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Phoenix Wins Multiple Awards with Sophos

May 30th, 2019|0 Comments

On Wednesday 29 May 2019 Phoenix were announced as the winners of not one, but two Sophos Partner of Year Awards at their Discover 2019 Partner Conference in Manchester

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VMware NEMEA Digital Transformation Success Story of the Year

May 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

We are proud to announce that the work we’ve done with Regent’s University London was named NEMEA Digital Transformation Success Story of the Year at the VMware EMPOWER 2019 Awards on Tuesday 21 May 2019

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The cloud, legacy IT and your Windows of opportunity

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

In 2018, 73% of organisations have at least one application or a part of their organisational computing infrastructure in the cloud. By 2020, this is predicted to grow to 83% of workloads being cloud-based.

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IT Support Managed Service

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Let Phoenix help your team with our IT Support Managed Service

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Java SE Subscriptions – Not just for ‘legacy’ Oracle customers

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

You will have probably already heard about the changes to Java licensing, but may be confused about how it might affect you …

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Simplify Your Windows 10 Migration

April 30th, 2019|0 Comments

With end of service for Windows 7 support looming on the horizon (January 2020), most organisations are in the midst of planning or migrating to Windows 10 – a move which at Phoenix we see […]

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Future Innovation in the Education Sector

April 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Keith Martin, Sales Director at Phoenix Software, looks at future innovations and what is possible in the education sector

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The Time is Now

April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

The best time to implement an additional layer of cyber resilience for Office 365 is as soon as you migrate your email to the cloud.
At Phoenix we see Mimecast’s Continuity Service as an essential add-on […]

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Transform your IT with VxRail

March 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Powered by VMware vSAN and Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, VxRail is the only fully integrated, pre-configured and pre-tested VMware hyper-converged appliance on the market.

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Get ready for the next phase of your cloud journey

March 28th, 2019|0 Comments

As global workloads accelerate, the need for greater agility and deployment options have driven public clouds to be increasingly more attractive.

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Still running Windows 7? Here’s what you need to know

March 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Windows 7 became beloved as an operating system, and for good reason.

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Unlock new levels of productivity with a Modern Desktop

February 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Today’s workplace technology must meet the demands of a wide range of workflows, schedules and tasks – while meeting the challenges of a diverse and varied view of modern work.


Acrobat DC why move to Subscription – What’s new and what does it mean to me?

February 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Get all the PDF tools your organisation needs. All in one place.

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Customer Lifecycle Management – Windows Server and SQL Server 2008

February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Jacob Neil, Cloud Solutions Specialist at Phoenix Software, takes a look at the positive opportunities End of Support can bring to an organisation …

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Adobe Shared Device Licensing

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

The way Adobe support Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms is changing – for the better

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Are you R80 Ready?

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Check Point R80 is here, it’s time to reap the benefits.

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Changes to Microsoft Licensing for Education may cost universities more

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Manage and optimise the Education Qualified User (EQU) model in Microsoft 365 Education plans for real cost savings

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Cloud Economics

January 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Moving to the cloud can be scary with uncertainty about costs, licensing implications and how to migrate. These doubts can stop people realising the benefits which can be gained by leveraging cloud technologies, but Craig […]

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Unlock your Future Transformations, Today

January 30th, 2019|0 Comments

With the end of the financial year looming and next years’ planning no doubt underway, you may have some spare budget unallocated. Why not use this to help kickstart your planned future transformations today!

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Dynamics NAV transforms into a SaaS offering

January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Dynamics 365 Business Central brings the full power of Dynamics NAV to the cloud

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Be prepared for the cyber arms race

January 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

59% of organisations will suffer a negative business impact from an email-borne attack this year and 61% of these organisations will be hit by an attack where malicious activity was spread from one infected user […]

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The Modern Public Sector Workplace

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Keith Martin, Phoenix Software’s Director of Public Sector, looks at the growth and advantages of the Modern Public Sector Workplace.

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New Year. New Microsoft Agreement.

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Microsoft have announced that from 1 March 2019 commercial customers will be able to purchase Azure Services directly from Microsoft through a new Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCA).

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Adobe Subscription Prices are Changing

January 9th, 2019|0 Comments

On 1 February 2019, Adobe will increase subscription prices for Adobe Creative Cloud, Acrobat DC for teams and Adobe Captivate

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Smart Regions & Connected Communities – Webinar Series

December 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Public Sector organisations across the UK are collaborating more than ever before with a view of delivering improved services while continuing to drive efficiencies
This collaboration is increasingly at a city and regional level and involves […]

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Developing the future of IT with vital on the job experience

December 18th, 2018|0 Comments

If you’re looking for an alternative to university, where you can earn while you learn, then an apprenticeship with Phoenix could be the right choice for you.

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End of Support Doesn’t Have to be as Scary as it Sounds

November 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Jacob Neil, Cloud Solutions Specialist at Phoenix Software, looks at why End of Support can be a positive thing …

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The Road to Windows 10

November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

With the Windows 7 end of life approaching – now is the time to think about what’s next for your IT environment

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What You Need to Know About the Move Towards Named User Deployment

November 7th, 2018|0 Comments

In the past, Education customers have deployed Adobe creative applications using serialized deployment. In this deployment model, software is packaged with an embedded serial number and pushed down to end users’ workstations. The demands of […]

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Improve Efficiency and Mobility in the Modern Healthcare Environment

November 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Healthcare organisations are going through many technology-enabled changes to enhance how care is delivered and to improve the ways in which their workforce interact within the working environment.

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Next Generation of Creative Cloud Empowering Creativity

November 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Adobe Creative Cloud apps and services empower students to think creatively and communicate expressively, so they can turn their classroom ideas into college and career opportunities

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The Modern Workforce – What Can I Do About Security Risks?

October 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Implementations of powerful productivity tools like Microsoft Office 365 (O365) continue to grow, yet the growth of the anytime-anywhere collaboration ethos, coupled with the continued proliferation of powerful yet affordable mobile devices, means many organisations […]

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Smart Transformation

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The concept of a region being ‘smart’ doesn’t mean lots of sensors and AI, it’s the natural evolution of the Public Sector. It’s data driving outcomes, it’s a modern agile workplace that delivers productivity and […]

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Introducing Microsoft Surface Go!

September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Bring the fourth industrial revolution to your classrooms, lecture theatres and study spaces with the most affordable, portable and lightweight Surface yet, the Microsoft Surface Go.

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Delivering Tangible Social Value

September 21st, 2018|0 Comments

More and more organisations are recognising the challenges facing society and want to be part of the solution

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Protecting and Managing Mission Critical Data in the Public Sector

September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Addressing the challenges organisations face with growing data volumes, security threats and increasingly complex IT environments

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Why SAM is Critical During a Housing Association Merger

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

When Housing Associations go through a merger, various transfers and transitions take place such as staff, assets and financial documentation. However, one thing that can often be missed, and can result in a substantial risk, […]

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Phoenix selected for £50 million education framework

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Phoenix Software has been selected to be part of the Software Licences and Associated Services for Academies and Schools framework run by Crescent Purchasing Consortium, worth an estimated £50 million.

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Secure your organisation with award-winning efficiency

September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

43% of organisations have reported a cyber security breach or attack within the last 12 months, highlighting the increasing need to consider next generation security solutions.

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Microsoft Planning Service Days: A nice ‘freebie’ or essential consultancy?

September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Chris Howarth, Phoenix Software Business Development Manager for Charities & Housing Associations, talks about Microsoft Planning Service Days for your organisation.

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Adobe Spark for Education

August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Simple but powerful creativity, presentation and storytelling tools FREE for teachers and students

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Transform your learning environment

August 29th, 2018|0 Comments

ScreenBeam can transform your regular classrooms into a focused learning environment, designed to encourage creativity and innovation among students and staff.

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Supporting your institution in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

August 20th, 2018|0 Comments

There have been many reports and news articles indicating a lack of digital skills in the UK workforce of today and tomorrow.  One recent article mentions the government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper which notes that […]

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Phoenix Software and Harbor Solutions

August 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Phoenix Software is pleased to be partnering with London based managed service provider Harbor Solutions, to deliver fully managed, cloud-based Backup and Disaster Recovery services.

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Work faster, smarter and safer

August 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Adobe Sign is now integrated in all Office 365 apps

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Microsoft Announcement – Important changes to licensing agreements

August 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Microsoft have just announced that they will be making several changes to their licensing agreements and product portfolios from Monday 1 October 2018. These changes will include an increase in price.

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Upgrade & Stay Secure

July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

The 19 September 2018 marks the End of General Support for VMware vSphere 5.5

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VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency

July 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Phoenix Software is pleased to announce that we have achieved the VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency – adding to an already rich portfolio of VMware competencies.

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Time to refresh? The latest thin clients from Dell Wyse

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Whether your organisation has harnessed the benefits of thin client technology or you are yet to take this step, you could benefit by upgrading to the latest generation of thin clients from Dell Wyse.

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Making it simple with Adobe Acrobat DC

July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat DC has added some powerful new tools designed to help you get the most out of your Microsoft Office 365 investment, simplifying the digital journey for your organisation.

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GDPR For Education

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

GDPR is not a destination: it’s an ongoing journey

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Data, Data, Everywhere – How Can You Store and Protect it?

June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

David Reynolds, Phoenix Software’s Infrastructure Solutions Specialist, discusses the storage options organisations can look at and why it’s very much not a case of one size fits all …

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Doesn’t Microsoft Take Care of Office 365 Backup?

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Over the last year, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of schools, colleges and universities moving from on-premise Exchange environments to Microsoft Office 365.

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How disruptive are you prepared to be?

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Keith Martin, Phoenix Software’s Director of Public Sector, looks at the part that disruption is playing in the Public Sector

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The Student Experience Institution Support Framework

May 29th, 2018|0 Comments

By Cheryl Lapham, Phoenix Software Microsoft Business Manager for Education

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Creativity: The Essential Future Job Skill

May 29th, 2018|0 Comments

With the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working, workers are going to have to become more creative to benefit from these changes.

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Windows 10 & What it Really Means

May 24th, 2018|0 Comments

We know, another new operating system normally means years of planning, application testing and deployment plans, but Windows 10 is different. Yes, different – and here is why.

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Microsoft 365 in Education – Built for Productivity, Security and Manageability

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Educators face unique challenges accommodating the myriad of devices used by students and staff while also ensuring adequate protection from data loss, viruses and other malicious attacks. Microsoft 365 offers educational institutions a way to […]

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Managing your cloud spend

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Jacob Neil, Cloud Solutions Specialist at Phoenix Software, discusses the options for predicting & managing your organisations spend in this new cloud world

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Sophos Local & Central Government Partner of the Year 2018

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

During the Sophos Partner Conference in London on Wednesday 9 May, Sophos rewarded their top performing and most strategic partners from the UK&I for their commitment and hard work over the last year.

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Disaster Recovery – Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Every few years, we get reminders of how vulnerable we are to acts of nature. Events beyond our control, including fires and floods, have been experienced and have resulted in large-scale disasters.

Phoenix Software has […]

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Inevitable and Innovative

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Chris Howarth, Phoenix Software Business Development Manager for Charities & Housing Associations, looks at the exciting journey into AI and beyond

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Is the UK Public Sector really playing catch-up?

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Keith Martin, Phoenix Software Director of Public Sector, talks about his vision of the Modern Public Sector:

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Microsoft Azure for Students

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Helping students build for tomorrow
Azure for Students is part of Microsofts growing commitment to Education both in the cloud and in the STEM classroom. Cloud and specifically distributed computing competencies are the #1 skillset needed […]

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Direct or Indirect SQL Server licensing – that is the question!

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

“On our many travels throughout the Education community as a Microsoft Licensing Solutions Provider (LSP), we often have some very interesting conversations around licensing, which in turn transpire to have potential implications for the whole community. If […]

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Sophos – Increased Protection with Simplified Control for Education

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Education organisations face constantly changing and evolving threats and challenges to keep their students, faculty and networks safe.

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Adobe K-12 user licence is coming!

March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

The new named user licensing program under K-12 will be the solution for BYOD or student deployment within schools.

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Phoenix Software win big with Veeam

March 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Phoenix Software is delighted to have been named Veeam’s Reseller of the Year at the Veeam Partner awards, held at Mercedes-Benz World on Thursday 8 March

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Cloud Adoption within Charities and Housing Associations

February 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Greg Dean, Phoenix Software Sales Manager for Charities & Housing Associations, takes a look at the progress of cloud within both the Charity and Housing Sectors

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Introducing the all-new Sophos Intercept X

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Sophos Intercept X combines deep learning with best-in-class anti-exploit technology, CyptoGuard anti-ransomware, root cause analysis and more

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Pure Storage Named a Leader for All-Flash Arrays

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Pure Storage helps organisations push the boundaries of what’s possible.

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Building SAM into every cloud project

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Craig Taylor, Head of the Cloud Team at Phoenix Software, discusses the importance of considering Software Asset Management (SAM) at every stage of your cloud migration to better monitor costs, manage the project and maintain […]

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Cloud Adoption within Public Sector is Accelerating – but why?

January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Keith Martin, Phoenix Software Director of Public Sector, takes a look at the progress of cloud in the Public Sector:

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VMware Licence Management isn’t as simple as it seems

January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Ben Rayner, Infrastructure Solutions Business Manager at Phoenix Software discusses VMware Licence Management, falling foul of the more subtle licensing requirements and avoiding non-compliance.

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Creative Cloud. The next generation is here.

January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

World-class creative tools. Hassle-free administration.

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Cloud Platform Management

January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

As the cloud matures and cloud consumption grows, we’re finding that more and more of you need better controls and reporting for your cloud platform

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Why local government needs to invest in the right technology today to meet the data challenges of tomorrow.

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

By Keith Martin, Director of Public Sector, Phoenix Software

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Are UK housing authorities failing to use data as an asset?

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

By Greg Dean, Sector Sales Manager – Charities & Housing Associations

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Mimecast and Office 365

January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Multi-cloud email management

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Supporting the GDPR with Software Asset Management

January 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

How Software Asset Management (SAM) can assist in preparing your organisation for the GDPR

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The Digital Goldrush

January 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

The increased importance of digital technology has driven immense change across a diverse set of industries

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Considering moving backup & DR to the cloud?

January 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

There are so many real-world business reasons to move backup, archival and disaster recovery to a single, native cloud platform

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Oracle’s Licensing Challenges

December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

At the end of an Oracle software licence audit it can feel like your organisation has gone through an exercise in survival.

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2017: A Year of Change & Growth

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Greg Dean, Phoenix Software Sales Manager for Charities & Housing Associations, takes a look back over 2017 …

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Phoenix Software Technical Kick Off Conference

December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Phoenix Software Limited recently hosted an inaugural Technical Kick Off Conference, supported by strategic partners Mimecast, Veeam, Dell EMC, VMware and Microsoft.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

As 2017 draws to a close, may we take this opportunity to say thank you for your valued custom throughout the year and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018

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Paradigm Shifts: Security Predictions for 2018

December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Bharat Mistry, Principal Security Strategist at Trend Micro UK, takes a look at how the biggest cyber attacks of 2018 will come from known vulnerabilities.

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Precog for GDPR: Can you afford to wait for the future?

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Andrew Nielsen, CISSP, CISA, ISSAP, ISSMP, CCSK – Chief Trust Officer at Druva – takes a look at an interesting a way of approaching the forthcoming GDPR …

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2017 and All That: The Evolution of the Modern Public Sector!

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Keith Martin, Phoenix Software Director of Public Sector, takes a look back over 2017 …

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Microsoft Cloud

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Your cloud. Your way. With Phoenix Software and Microsoft Azure

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SAM & the Cloud

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Software Asset Management’s role in migrating to the cloud

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De-Risking Office 365 with Cyber Resilience

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Mimecast CTO, Neil Murray, explores how cyber resilience can help de-risk Office 365 from attacks like ransomware

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Mitigate Information Security Threats

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Safeguard your institution with 10 best practices to combat common cyber security vulnerabilities

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Every Adobe Cloud has a Silver Lining

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Did you know there are a range of cloud services available from Adobe?

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Transforming Storage in Education with Pure Storage

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Pure Storage can provide student applications with exceptional performance and dramatically simplify IT operations – all while reducing your total cost of ownership.  You’ll not only improve online services, you’ll be able to leverage data […]

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Are you ready for the GDPR?

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will determine how your organisation manages, protects and administers data in the future. Phoenix Software can help you start preparing now

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Are you getting the most from your software?

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Maximise your investment in software with the Phoenix Software Optimisation Service

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Give your Institution the Dell EMC advantage

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Spending is always tight within Education, there’s always more you’d like to do, if only you had the budget – have you considered Dell EMC?