Why Backup of Hosted Exchange and Office 365 Email is Essential

Backup Hosted Exchange and Office 365 Email

Many businesses enjoy the flexibility and other benefits that Hosted Exchange and Office 365 email brings. However they are usually unaware that while these systems create backups for disaster recovery purposes they may not provide a sufficient level of backup for their daily business needs. As an IT support company in Edinburgh, we also often find that the backups clients already have in place for backing up files do not have the facility to backup Hosted Exchange or Office 365. They are not aware that they need to use a specific online backup service for this. Continue reading “Why Backup of Hosted Exchange and Office 365 Email is Essential”

7 Advantages of Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Solid State Drives

As an IT support company in Edinburgh we understand the importance of fast, reliable data storage solutions. Until very recently, the standard Hard Disk Drive (HDD) was the predominant storage solution for servers, computers and laptops; however Solid State Drives (SSDs) are now becoming a great alternative due to the fact that they offer several distinct advantages. Continue reading “7 Advantages of Solid State Drives (SSDs)”

6 Reasons For Moving to a VOIP Phone System

IT support Edinburgh - VOIP Phone Systems

As an experienced IT support company in Edinburgh, one of our most important tasks is to ensure businesses have a reliable, cost effective phone system in place. Traditionally landlines are the go-to choice but over the last few years there has been a steady increase in the number of SMEs moving to cloud hosted VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) phone systems. These cloud based ‘internet phones’ offer many advantages over older systems, the most important being reduced costs. In fact it has been estimated that businesses can save up to 50% by using hosted VOIP instead of regular phone lines. Here are our top 6 reasons why you should consider making the move Continue reading “6 Reasons For Moving to a VOIP Phone System”

How to Get Your Business Ready for GDPR

IT support for GDPR

Data protection rules are changing on 25th May 2018, is your business ready? General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is the new European agreed framework for data protection laws and replaces the current Data Protection Act. It is a series of new data protection rules designed to standardise data privacy laws across the whole of Europe. Its aim is to make businesses think seriously about data protection and to provide greater protection and rights for individuals. It will introduce even stricter rules about the way businesses can gather, store and use personal data. Continue reading “How to Get Your Business Ready for GDPR”

Can Managed IT Services Benefit My Business?

Managed IT Services


If you are a small or medium sized business finding the best deal and the best price is always important. This is particularly true when you are looking for a company to help you with your business IT services. There are lots of different IT companies out there offering different things, some with contracts and some without. It is vitally important that you understand the different types of IT support being offered so that you can choose the right one for your needs. One of the most popular ways of providing support for businesses is through ‘Managed IT Services’. Continue reading “Can Managed IT Services Benefit My Business?”

How Cost Effective Is Your IT Support?

IT Support Costs Edinburgh

Many small to medium sized businesses will be familiar with the constant challenge of trying to grow a business within the constraints of a very limited budget.  Most will also understand the importance of having good, reliable IT systems in place if they want to stay competitive, productive and efficient. Maintaining good IT systems is not always straightforward which

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Top IT Support Recommendations for 2018

IT Support Recommendations

As an experienced IT Support Company in Edinburgh, DATA Computer Services primary aims are to

  • Ensure our customers’ networks are as secure as they possibly can be in protecting computer systems and vital company data.
  • Help our customers move forward with the many new technologies available, which will also help improve staff productivity and communications in and out of the office work environment.

To achieve this we have created a list of our top recommendations for improving business IT Services in 2018 Continue reading “Top IT Support Recommendations for 2018”

How to Choose the Right IT Support Company for Your Business

Choosing an IT support company

Looking for an IT support company for your business can be a challenging task. There are so many companies out there offering a whole host of different packages and services, that it can be difficult and very time consuming trying to differentiate the good from the bad. Even a good IT support company can be the wrong one for your business, so how do you decide?

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