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CORETX launches ‘PACT’ cyber-security business unit

Croydon, 24/08/2017: 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 [...]

By | 2017-09-11T14:47:36+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 | 2017-09-11T14:51:03+00:00 June 14th, 2017|News|

CORETX service desk ‘Highly Commended’ by UK’s service

CORETX's service desk was recently shortlisted for ‘Service Management Team of the Year’ in the ITSMF’s Professional Service Management Awards. Award Ceremony The award ceremony was on Wednesday night and a big contingent from the service desk attended. While we didn’t win our category, the award went to the National Grid’s support team, we [...]

By | 2017-09-11T14:52:43+00:00 June 9th, 2017|News|

Wannacry? Keep calm by taking action is preferable

I don’t need to go over the impact on multiple organisations of the recent ransomware attack, known as Wannacry. You can’t have missed it on the news. It wasn’t good. The cyber-security landscape is changing with the onset of advanced persistent threats (APT). These threats comprise multiple components, including malware and botnets. APTs can [...]

By | 2017-09-11T14:53:24+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Blog, Cyber-security|

CORETX shortlisted for ITSMF service management team award

We were recently notified that CORETX’s service desk has been shortlisted in the ‘Service Management Team of the Year’ category in the ITSMF’s Professional Service Management Awards 2017. We’re absolutely delighted to be shortlisted, as it recognises the hard work the team has put in to developing what we do. Our service desk is [...]

By | 2017-09-11T15:06:09+00:00 May 18th, 2017|News|

Protecting your organisation from the recent ransomware outbreak

By now you’ll be aware that a significant ransomware outbreak started towards the end of last week. The exploit, known as WannaCrypt or WannaCry, affected many organisations around the world. Guidance and steps We’ve updated the systems we manage to protect our customers and will continue to proactively manage this and other security risks. As patches are [...]

By | 2017-09-11T15:21:05+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Cyber-security, News|

Important information regarding the current malware outbreak

The malware outbreak that is dominating headlines and affecting organisations across the world right now is a variation of common ransomware applications. This exploit is referred to as WannaCrypt or WannaCry. Nature of the malware Attacks Some of the attacks we are observing use common phishing tactics including malicious attachments in emails. Once the [...]

By | 2017-09-11T15:31:58+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Cyber-security, News|