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Emotet Threat Protection

Emotet is the new threat on the block and it’s a nasty one. In fact, most cyber threat experts consider it to be the most costly and destructive threats to businesses right now.

That’s because it spreads like wildfire, from country to country, on a global scale. It’s so sophisticated that, once in, it can quickly infect an entire organisation and like other worms …

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Cisco Umbrella - Cutting Edge Security

In the past, desktops, business apps, and critical infrastructure were all located behind the trusty firewall. Today, there’s much more happening off-network.

More roaming users, ore corporate-owned laptops accessing the internet from other networks, more cloud apps, letting users get work done from wherever they choose …

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Sam Russell: Being a Tech Apprentice

Pure Cloud Solutions are recognising the impact apprentices can have on a company. In August last year, we dived into unknown territory and employed an apprentice, Sam Russell.

Since his arrival, the office dynamic has switched. The place bubbles with activity, friendship, laughter and support more than it’s ever done before. He is inquisitive, helpful and exactly what we needed.

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National Careers Week 2019

The 4th to the 9th of March 2019 is National Careers Week in the UK. National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance across the UK that aims to provide valuable career resources.

In the UK, there has been a significant rise in the number of university applications over the past decade. This is mostly down to the pressures placed upon young adults in education by teachers, targets and parents …

International Women's Day 2019

Friday March 8th celebrates International Women’s Day 2019. This year’s theme #BalanceforBetter was designed to generate conversations about #GenderBalance and what this really means.

In an industry dominated by men, we are proud to be a company whose workforce consists of 1/3 women which is higher than the national average for the technology sector. There’s more to be done, but we asked our staff what they think #GenderBalance in the workplace looks like …

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See what we got up to on the best day of the year … #PancakeDay2019

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Video-Conferencing By Jamie Lake

We’ve all been there. It’s Monday afternoon. You’re stacked up to your eyeballs with work and the last thing you want to do is brave the roads to meet your client.

But despite your woes, you head out anyway, finger and toes crossed that it won’t be a wasted journey. After what feels like days sitting in traffic, you finally arrive, only to be greeted with a murky cup …

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Prevention or Mitigation by Nick Matthews

Cyber-crime is a threat to all organisations and it’s on the rise. Cyber criminals are developing more advanced ways to attack organisations no matter how big or small.

But with thousands of malicious threats to our data security every day, what’s better – prevention or mitigation? In my option both are equally as important and you need a careful balance …

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5 Technology Trends for 2019

We’re nearly at the end of February already and we’ll soon be in the cusp of Spring. 2019 is well underway and the everyday of work, life, sleep repeat has already taken it’s toll on some.

Those resolutions we vowed to stick to on January 1st are long out the window and we’re all dying for the bank holidays to come rolling in. But there’s no time to dwell. Claw yourself out of …

3 Steps to Cyber Security

Cyber criminals are targeting insecure networks and naive staff every day – don’t be one of them. Learn how to protect your business and get cyber secure in just 3 simple steps as outlined by our Professional Services Director, Steve Shields!

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Offices are becoming a thing of the past. The new workplace is ANYWHERE. Harness the power of your mobile phone to manage your time more effectively whilst on the go. Fixed to Mobile Convergence is the new kid on the block – don’t let your desk win.

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Virtualisation - Value for Money

In the tech world, Virtualisation has been around for decades. Lingering in the background for a while, it’s business benefits are real, but not often shouted about.

And with some businesses still unsure of what it means and how it could help them , our Professional Services Director, Steve Shields has decided to shine a light …

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Congrats to Steps to Work!

We are delighted to announce that after 3 months of hard work, we have helped Steps to Work secure their Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation – just in time for Christmas! After rigorous testing, it was announced last week that they have passed with flying colours and NO advisories.

Steps to Work put security at the top of the list when it comes to technology …

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Meraki Go - Affordable & Accessible

Think Meraki is expensive? Think it’s only for the big boys and out of your reach? Think again! Introducing Meraki Go, the newest WiFi offering from our partner Cisco.

This was MADE for small businesses with less than 50 employees and is designed to offer easy WiFi access. Not only will you get …

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3 Reasons to Implement Remote Working

The classic work-life/home-life balance debate has been doing the rounds for a number of years. Yet as the list of things to do gets longer and the time in which to complete them gets shorter, the topic has reared it’s head again.

 More people than ever are looking to introduce remote working for their employees in the hope of …

Securing Steps to Work!

Our relationship with Steps to Work was forged back in 1996 when one of our Directors installed cabling infrastructure to the building. As time went by, we started to manage their telephony communications, but there was still more we could offer.

And as Steps To Work began to tender for bigger contracts, they started to outgrow their smaller providers that often made them feel like the middle man when problems arose.

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3 Ways to Keep Your Business Cyber Secure

As more and more of us rely on laptops, computers and the internet to do our daily jobs, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re cyber secure.

In a recent government survey, statistics showed that 72% of UK businesses have identified a cyber security attack or breach in the last 12 months. And with this costing the average company around £9,000 …

International Men's Day 2018!

November 19th 2018 is International Men’s Day! This year’s focus is around the importance of Positive Male Role Models and how they can inspire the younger generation to make positive choices.

Psychology indicates that nurture can be as influential as nature, so who we surround ourselves with as we grow can be vital to leading happy and healthy lives …

One Supplier , One Goal for BCFC

Regardless of the unpredictable score-line on the pitch, BCFC have always been able to rely on us to deliver quality results off it. When we first became partners, their telephony system was out-date.

This meant they found it hard to stay connected with their fans. The Blues turned to us for a quick and effective solution that would last …

Watmos Rave Awards 2018

On Friday September 28th 2018, we attended the Watmos Raves Awards 2018 at Walsall Football Club. The awards are held every two years for Watmos tenant volunteers and staff to recognise personal commitments and dedication in providing exceptional housing and neighbourhood services across Walsall and Lambeth.

The night was a success with around 160 people in attendance including volunteers, staff, sponsors and a few special guests …

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We are Cyber Essentials Plus Certified!

After months of testing and vigorous implementation, Pure Cloud Solutions can now reveal we are Cyber Essentials Plus Certified! This is a fantastic accolade to hold and proves that we take IT security seriously. We don’t just say that our security options are the best, we have them thoroughly and independently tested to PROVE that they are!

Cyber Essentials is a Government scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats. The Government worked with …

Blues Network Business Club - September 2018

Tuesday 18th September 2018 marked the first Blues Network Business Club of the 2018/2019 football season. Despite the early morning drizzle, attendance was at it’s highest, kicking off what looks to be an exciting series of partnership networking events!

Pure Cloud Solutions have sponsored the event for the second year in a row, bringing together local businesses from across Birmingham. After arrival, attendees are encouraged to mingle with others before a hearty breakfast. Then there are a number of speakers who deliver some interesting presentations …

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Centile provides FMC ISTRA platform

After the recent announcement of Transatel as a partner for our new FMC product, it is with delight that we announce Centile, one of Europe’s leading providers of Cloud PBX, as its main unified communications (UC) vendor …

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PCS Partners with Transatel

Thanks to Transatel’s built-to-purpose technical architecture, Pure Cloud Solutions can now give clients in the UK a true Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) offer boasting plug-and-play capabilities.  The launch is the first …

Midlands Business Network Expo - September 2018

In the ever-competitive world of business, networking remains vital in building key relationships. We were delighted at the opportunity The Midlands Business Network offers, to step out from behind our technical desks and make real connections.

On September 14th 2018, we were back exhibiting to see how we could offer simple solutions to local businesses …

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PCS Sponsors Lichfield City Girls Under 10's

At Pure Cloud Solutions, we are always looking for ways that we can give back to the local community. We are pleased to announce that we during the 2018/2019 football season, we will be sponsoring Lichfield City Girls Under 10’s in their quest to conquer the Staffordshire league.

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200 Years of The Birmingham Law Society!

On Thursday 4th of October 2018, we were privileged to be part of The Birmingham Law Society’s bicentenary gala dinner as they celebrated their 200 year history. Formed in 1818, the society has witnessed phenomenal growth over the last 200 years, gaining over 4500 members.

BCFC Overseas Golf Weekend 2018

Pure Cloud Solutions have enjoyed a 23 year partnership with Birmingham City Football Club. Over that time we have forged not only business strategies, but brilliant friendships. As a result of this, we have sponsored The Blues on a number of occasions as means of repaying their loyalty.

This year was no different. In March, we sponsored The Blues Overseas Golf Tournament in Marbella. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, the three night event gave businesses the perfect chance to network whilst enjoying a competitive round of golf!

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Praying for a better solution – St Francis of Assisi

At Pure Cloud Solutions, we focus on the client and how we can make their lives easier. There’s no gimmicks or false promises, just a forward-thinking approach, un-rivalled service and communications made simple …

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Utilising music on hold by Jamie Lake

You only get one chance at first impressions – especially when it comes to customers. So what is the first thing prospective and existing clients hear when they call you?  Is it a pre-recorded message that Jenny …