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Are You a Cost Saving Super Hero?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Azure, Cloud, Microsoft | 0 comments

  Everyone has the potential to be a cost saving superhero. Have you thought about how to save costs with your IT infrastructure? How often do you thing about saving money when standing up new server infrastructure in your office or school? When you look through the online catalogue for your preferred supplier to get the best price on the hardware, how often to you thing about the hidden costs associated with your purchase? The cost of electricity The cost of ventilation and cooling Back up infrastructure and media The cost of licensing (and the stress of making sure you have got it right) Support staff costs Environmental costs As your need for efficient workloads...

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New! Office365 E5 Plan with Cloud Based PBX

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Cloud, Microsoft | 0 comments

Microsoft have announced availability of the Enterprise E5 plan in the UK for Office365.  This new offering as part of the Office365 plans is bound to be a great opportunity for many small and medium sized businesses to consider a refresh to their telephone systems. Built on the experience of Microsoft’s  Skype know how, the new E5 plan offers everything we have come to expect from Office365 but several additional online services. Host online multi-party HD video and audio meetings, it feels like working together face to face, virtually anywhere.  Nothing new there, but now you can join the power of Skype for Business in to your business model and start saving...

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Is the Microsoft Cloud Secure Enough For Your Business?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Cloud, Microsoft | 0 comments

Can my Business Trust the Microsoft Cloud? The simple and straightforward answer to this question is yes.  If its secure enough for the US Navy, the MoD and a variety of other government departments, its safe to say that the Microsoft Cloud will meet the security requirements of your business in most cases.  But lets take a look at your security needs in a bit more detail and look at some examples of how are where the standards are met.  In this blog post I want to help colleagues working in the Legal Services Industry to fully understand the benefits and implications of a cloud strategy for their business. Microsoft have published a great deal of information detailing...

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Working with a Microsoft Cloud Platform Provider

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Cloud, Microsoft, Partners, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Earlier this year AspiraCloud (or SharePointEdutech as we were known then) was awarded their Gold Cloud Platform Provider competency from Microsoft.  That might not mean a great deal to you now, but its big news for us.  In this blog post, I hope to unpack some of the key features of this program and why it will be of benefit to you to work with AspiraCloud as you Cloud Solution Provider partner. The whole purpose of the Microsoft cloud competencies is to improve the customer route to the cloud with the help of a trusted partner like AspiraCloud.  Like any good consultancy company we wanted to engage with the customer at every level of the process, from the initial...

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Have you considered the cloud?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Azure, Cloud, Law in the Cloud, Microsoft | 0 comments

July 15th was an important date for anyone using Microsoft Server 2003 and it probably passed many people by without noticing.  Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on that date and many of our customers are looking at this as an opportunity to move towards the cloud for their hosting and workload needs. We have a number of partners who are able to help you move to the cloud. This post explores some of the factors and objectives that you and your business should consider when migrating to the cloud.There has never been a better time for businesses and education providers to consider moving their workload to the cloud. Microsoft Support for Windows Server 2003 has come...

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Replace Forefront TMG with a high quality, flexible, edge security, SSO application from KEMP TECHNOLOGIES

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Cloud, Kemp, Microsoft, Partners | 0 comments

AspiraCloud have been working with a series of education and SMB clients all looking for an effective replacement for their Microsoft Forefront TMG server that will reach end of support in December 2015.The answer comes in the form of an Edge Security device from KEMP.   TMG goes End of Life Many businesses, schools, colleges and universities around the world are still deploying services such as Exchange, Lync, SharePoint or other web based services on premises and will continue to do so despite the compelling reasons to consider the cloud. For many years, these services have all sat securely behind a Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway device. With TMG...

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