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Five reasons colocation is continuing to grow

Given the rapid growth of public cloud services since they emerged a little over 10 years ago, is colocation still a relevant business solution? Continued rapid growth in our colocation services, especially in our South London data centre in central Croydon, with its proximity to the City of London, indicates the answer is a [...]

By | 2017-11-06T11:06:55+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Blog, Cloud and Hosting|

Only a combination of security technology and dedicated resource can prevent breaches

A big talking point in security this week has been the National Audit Office (NAO) analysis of the WannaCry ransomware attack that hit the NHS in May. The NAO’s report indicate a general failure to act on critical alerts, as well as not enough attention being paid to basic security routines, such as patching software [...]

By | 2017-10-30T11:21:14+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Blog, Cyber-security|

UK mid-sized companies invest in security technologies but not the resource required to use them

Just 4% of IT departments have staff dedicated to analysing IT security logs and only 6% have staff dedicated to acting on security reports Less than 20% have enough resource to scan all IT logs that might contain security information Only 13% can always report detected threats to someone capable of dealing with them [...]

By | 2017-10-23T08:36:15+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Cyber-security, News|

KRACK wireless network vulnerability

CORETX is aware of a potential weakness in the security of Wi-Fi networks that was revealed in research published yesterday. Authors of the research claimed that a so-called KRACK attack could target vulnerabilities identified by them in the WPA2 security protocol. If successful, attackers would gain access to data passing between connected devices and [...]

By | 2017-10-17T09:37:18+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Cyber-security, News|

CORETX launches ‘PACT’ cyber-security business unit

CORETX, the mid-market network, cloud and IT managed services provider, today announces the launch of Protection Against Cyber Threats (PACT), a new business unit focused on cyber-security. PACT has been created in response to increasing customer awareness of cyber-security threats and demand for comprehensive protection from a single service provider. CORETX has already recruited [...]

By | 2017-10-09T16:20:34+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Cyber-security, News|

Backup and disaster recovery planning is unexciting until the moment it’s needed

Protecting data, should be high on any list of business priorities, but is often considered only after losses have occurred. The truth is, planning for things that may not happen and repeating complicated but essentially mundane backup processes on the off-chance that they do is not very engaging for IT staff so can be [...]

By | 2017-09-11T14:48:25+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Blog, Cyber-security|

CORETX obtains approved G-Cloud 9 supplier status

CORETX has been an approved supplier within the UK Government’s G-Cloud Framework for some time. We’re delighted to confirm our status has been updated and we are a fully approved G-Cloud 9 supplier. This framework allows us to deliver a full suite of products and services to any government department or associated organisation seeking [...]

By | 2017-09-11T14:49:12+00:00 July 31st, 2017|News|

How to choose a data centre

It can be a big step to move your IT infrastructure from the 'safety' of your main office into a data centre facility. While colocation services can save you both time and expenditure, there are some things that are important to consider when you’re selecting a facility. We’ve listed the ten most important considerations [...]

By | 2017-09-11T14:50:22+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Blog, Cloud and Hosting|

CORETX launches IT device lifecycle management facility

CORETX today opened its new IT device lifecycle management facility in Dartford. The facility will meet the growing demand for provisioning, managing, redeploying and retiring PCs, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and other devices used in UK workplaces each year. The facility will service existing CORETX customers, as well as new lifecycle contracts totalling £5.85m [...]

By | 2017-10-11T10:12:51+00:00 June 14th, 2017|News|