Entries by Grace Jones

Preparing for the GDPR: 10 steps to take now…

This checklist highlights 10 steps you can take now to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018. Awareness Although the GDPR doesn’t come into force until May 2018, it can take several months to be compliance ready. You should make sure that decision makers and key people […]

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Why 3CX?

What is 3CX? 3CX is a software-based, open standard, IP PBX that offers complete Unified Communications features, out of the box. As an affordable software-based solution 3CX it makes installation, management and maintenance ever so easy while at the same time offering your business a number of benefits. So, why 3CX? Easy installation and configuration… […]

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Call Recording and the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in May 2018 across Europe, which means all national data protection laws will be replaced. A huge amount of businesses use and rely on call recording as a key tool within their business. The GDPR is set to have a massive impact on call recording. And […]

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Microsoft Vs. Apple: The Surface Showcase

Think of Microsoft ten years or so years ago and your mind’s eye will picture something completely different. A software giant, chugging along with its globe conquering Windows operating system and almost ubiquitous Office productivity suite. However, times have changed and the Redmond giant is increasingly being challenged by competition on the software front. From the likes of […]

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Five things we can learn from the British Airways system outage

British Airways (BA) passengers around the world were seen facing cancelled flights and delays due to computer problems over the bank holiday weekend. Although flights have now returned to normal, the IT glitches have meant shares have fallen and has wiped half a billion pounds off its value. So, what can we learn from the […]

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Everything you need to know about Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the most talked about and publicised security threats in the modern era. What started as a few high-profile attacks caused by a handful of malware variants has developed into epidemic in which increasingly unskilled attackers are able to execute highly effective ransomware attacks against organisations of all sizes and levels of […]

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How to improve your Cyber Security

  Cyber security has never been more important to businesses today, especially with the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) coming into force in May 2018. Companies across the UK are facing more cyber-attacks than ever before and the vast majority of these security threats are being detected too late or going undetected all together. […]

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Are you ready for the GDPR?

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will be taking force in May 2018. The updated piece of EU legislation will be the legal framework for data protection across Europe. Its purpose is to protect individual’s personal information who are European citizens. The GDPR was created to give people more control over how their personal data is […]

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GMA Awarded 3CX Platinum Partner

Gregory Micallef Associates are proud to announce that we have been awarded an elite Platinum Partner status by 3CX. An industry-leading provider of innovative soft-ware based phone systems. GMA is the only 3CX Platinum Partner in the London area and one of only six nationwide. Gregory Micallef, MD says: “I am extremely proud of this […]

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Why Office 365?

The Office 365 service consists of a number of products and services. Since it was released five years ago, Microsoft have been constantly revising and improving the applications. Office 365 is available in two subscription based editions; small business and enterprise. Microsoft make it very easy and cost effective to go “into the cloud” without giving up the familiar Microsoft […]

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Cloud Vs On-Premise

To cloud or not to cloud? It’s a question a lot of clients are asking more often and is undoubtedly one of the biggest trends in the IT industry right now. The choice is usually based on a number of criteria’s, making it a seemingly overwhelming task. Let’s start with some definitions… Cloud: The National […]

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Top Technology Trends of 2017

2016 was definitely a year many would rather forget and I think we are all ready for 2017. From events in politics which will rewrite history, to a never-ending stream of bad news. However, 2016 had its fair share of important technological breakthroughs. Such as, virtual reality finally becoming readily available to the consumer and […]

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What to know when shopping for technology

There are so many devices on the market, it can be a challenge trying to choose the perfect one. Buying new technology is not the easiest and you want to make sure you’re making the right purchase. Before you do anything, here are some important questions to ask yourself: Who will be using the device […]

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Microsoft open multiple Data Centres in the UK

Microsoft have announced the opening of multiple UK Data Centres. The aim is to allow customers to use their cloud services whilst knowing that their data remains in the country. The centres in London, Cardiff and Durham will host their range of cloud services such as, Azure and Office 365. In addition, Dynamics CRM Online […]

How to AVOID scam emails

Scam emails, also known as phishing emails/attacks, are becoming increasingly more common as fraudsters come up with new tricks to try and steal your personal information and bank details. In some cases, the emails carry malicious software which can infect your computer, tablet or mobile with a virus. So, how can you avoid falling victim to scam […]

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What does Brexit mean for the UK’s technology sector?

Now that the UK has decided to leave the European Union, technology firms have been left to wonder what the future holds. For years, the UK – and London in-particular – has championed the role of tech firms in the economy. As news of Brexit emerged tech firms including BT, TalkTalk and Sage reported share price […]

What do technology companies say about Brexit?

The European Union referendum is looming and a big question GMA have is, do technology companies want to remain or leave? As the Technology Sector is a growing and high-profile part of the UK economy, there is little wonder that there are many opinions on the impact that a Brexit will have on it. We consider […]

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Top tech trends of 2016

2016 was a year many would rather forget and I think we are all ready for 2017. From events in politics which will rewrite history, to a never-ending stream of unwelcome news. However, 2016 had its fair share of important tech breakthroughs. Such as virtual reality finally becoming readily available to the consumer and virtual […]

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How to overcome barriers with Unified Communications and 3CX 

The evolution of communications technology has led to a complex environment with numerous methods to communicate and hundreds of different systems to choose from. The goal of Unified Communications (UC) is to break down barriers that exist when people are using different methods to communicate with different systems and devices. How can we ensure that we […]

Cyber scams to watch out for this Christmas

The festive season is fast approaching and that means a lot of us are completing our Christmas shopping online. Typically through the websites of retailers due to attractive online deals and discounts. However, the season is also a very vulnerable time for online shoppers. With more cyber-scammers choosing the festive period to launch their attacks. […]