croom new

Press Start Ltd Blog

Press Start Ltd has been serving the East Anglia area since 1996, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Big Data for the Small Business

Big Data for the Small Business

Today, large companies typically use their data to help them make more educated business decisions. This strategy can actually benefit smaller businesses as well. However, they often don’t think they have enough data to facilitate analytics or BI (Business Intelligence) platform. Let’s take a look at how small businesses can use their big data. 

0 Comments
Continue reading

There’s Value in Outsourcing Your IT, Part I

There’s Value in Outsourcing Your IT, Part I

Computers sometimes appear to have a mind of their own. For businesses, this is less than ideal. If the support structure is not in place to take control of your business’ infrastructure, your business' profitability may be negatively impacted. In this five-part series, we will discuss how being proactive keeps your technology in check. 

0 Comments
Continue reading

Considering How to Monitor Your Employees

Considering How to Monitor Your Employees

Do you know what drives me crazy? It’s the fact that, of all the lists of things you can do to improve your business and boost your productivity and optimize something or other… it seems there's not much to be said about how your employees factor in.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Can Outsourcing Be an Option for Your Business?

Can Outsourcing Be an Option for Your Business?

There is a major problem that the owners of most small-to-medium-sized businesses run into: impatience. Their business might not be growing at the rate they like, or they may just have too much work to accomplish in order to grow. Whatever the problem is, outsourcing parts of a business can really bring a whole lot of benefits. Let’s take a look at how outsourcing can help the modern business.

0 Comments
Continue reading

What’s the Point of An IT Assessment

What’s the Point of An IT Assessment

In business today, information technology is being utilised in a manner that can make it seem like business isn’t possible without it. In some cases, it isn’t, but then there is technology being deployed that is simply inefficiently deployed, used haphazardly, and could be looked on as more of a liability than anything else. Frequently getting an IT assessment can help keep your IT infrastructure secure, agile, and aimed at solving your organisation’s operational issues. Today, we’ll take a look at the IT assessment. 

0 Comments
Continue reading

Options for Effective Business Communications

Options for Effective Business Communications

Today’s business is much more collaborative than it was in the past. This means that there are a lot more communications to manage. Small businesses may use technology to try and bridge the gaps and large businesses use it to manage huge and complicated workflows. Today we take a look at the average business’ internal communications, and which tools are best for increased productivity.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Which Backup Strategy is Best?

Which Backup Strategy is Best?

It has reached the point that if you have a business, you had better have a backup prepared. Otherwise the digital data that modern businesses like yours rely on is vulnerable to loss. Of course, depending on the age of your business you may have data that no longer applies to your operations. That’s why we’re going over how to select the data you should continue to back up.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Technology: Then and Now

Technology: Then and Now

Technology gives business owners opportunities to expand, and essentially has become the centre of most business practices. Marketing, customer contact, all sorts of inter and intra communication methods now depend heavily on technology. Let’s take a look at what the past has brought, and what the future could bring us.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Print More Intelligently with Print Management

Print More Intelligently with Print Management

Once upon a time the printer was absolutely crucial for business to be conducted properly, but nowadays the use of digital solutions has greatly reduced the need of printing things in greater volumes. However this is not to say that printing is not still an important facet of your business to manage. Here, we’ll examine how print management can help a business do so.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Proactive Maintenance Keeps Tech Running Smoothly

Tip of the Week: Proactive Maintenance Keeps Tech Running Smoothly

Whether they are expected or not, there will always be situations when your business incurs some damage or loss due to natural disasters, downtime, or other issues. You might find that a little preparation could have kept some of the disaster at bay, and it could honestly save you a ton in terms of lost time and resources. In fact, it could save your organisation from the brink of disaster.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Shrug Off Downtime with Managed IT Services

Shrug Off Downtime with Managed IT Services

Do you know what can completely kill a business’ momentum? Downtime. Businesses of all types look for a myriad of ways to save themselves the headaches that come from significant downtime. One way that is sure to reduce an organisation’s downtime is by having conscientious IT management and support at the ready. One problem with this is that it's typically costly to hire a team of IT professionals with the experience and knowledge to keep your technology up and running.

0 Comments
Continue reading

To Save Your Business from Disaster, Backup is Crucial

To Save Your Business from Disaster, Backup is Crucial

Businesses generate and collect a huge amount of data some of it, practically useless and some critical to your business and its operations. It is this latter group that makes it so important that you have a comprehensive backup plan ready to go.

0 Comments
Continue reading

How IT is Driving Innovative Developments

How IT is Driving Innovative Developments

Any healthy market economy relies on innovation. The simple act of making bright ideas even brighter helps boost economic efficiency and growth, creating a higher standard of living. Business processes are being transformed through information technology. Here, let’s look at how some of these shifts are shaping up.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Are You Looking to Buy a New Server?

Are You Looking to Buy a New Server?

So your small business needs a new server. What are your options? Do you know what they are? Today we’ll try to shed some light on how you should look at the server-buying process and what your organisation’s options are. 

0 Comments
Continue reading

Have You Provided Your Staff With Enough Training?

Have You Provided Your Staff With Enough Training?

Technology training is something that all employees have to go through at some point in their career, whether they are a CEO learning how to use a new solution, or an end user that uses it every day. However, we know that your employees don’t necessarily have time to sit down for training, as they likely have other responsibilities that must be tended to. How can you make sure technology training is a valuable investment on your part?

0 Comments
Continue reading

Help Desk Makes IT Support Easier

Help Desk Makes IT Support Easier

Downtime is a killer for any business. When a business is forced into confronting its technology support deficits, it usually means that they’ve been dealing with too much broken technology and downtime, and the costs associated with it. One way your business can avoid losing huge chunks of time to broken technology is to add a professional help desk to support your IT administrator. 

0 Comments
Continue reading

Business Communication Tools Your Business Could Use

Business Communication Tools Your Business Could Use

All businesses need some type of communication infrastructure, especially considering how connected today’s workplace is. Today we will look at some of the best communications solutions out there for businesses of all sizes and industries, including many that you may (or may not) have already implemented for yourself. You can use this knowledge to fuel improvements to your own communications infrastructure.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Manufacturers Are Really Leaning on IT

Manufacturers Are Really Leaning on IT

One industry that most people wouldn’t necessarily consider to be IT-rich is manufacturing. With automation becoming a major point of emphasis for many businesses, IT has taken on a larger role for today’s small and medium-sized manufacturers. Today, we will take a long look at what the manufacturer’s IT needs are, and what solutions they use to help steer their company forward.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Four Major Benefits of Business Intelligence

Four Major Benefits of Business Intelligence

Utilising the data that you have acquired is a process that is referred to as business intelligence. Regardless of your business’ size, business intelligence solutions can deliver definite benefits. We’ll review a few of these benefits here.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Which Approach Puts Your IT in a Better Position?

Which Approach Puts Your IT in a Better Position?

Technology management is one of the major issues that challenge small businesses. Do you know the various strengths and weaknesses of having an in-house IT department versus an outsourced IT provider? As a managed service provider ourselves, we’re in a unique position to help your business make an educated decision about the future of its IT management.

In-House IT Management

If your business is fortunate enough to have its own in-house IT department, you know what it to get the right people for the job you need to painstakingly assess all applicants. Since, your business’s in-house team will always be at your disposal, your technicians have to be chosen with the applicable know-how to mitigate the technology troubles your organisation will most frequently come across.

On the other hand, small and medium-sized businesses are known to have some troubles, even when working with an in-house IT department. Training new team members can be tricky, time consuming, and expensive, especially if your business has complex technologies that need to have dedicated management. Once these technicians are trained to cover the bases your business technology demands, they will only get more expensive; so seeing a substantial return your investment may not be possible.

Managed/Outsourced IT

Outsourced IT provides one of the most sought after assets for a business: predictable technology costs. When you hire a managed service provider, your business will always be using maintained and monitored technology, where issues are solved remotely for a flat monthly fee. An MSP generally stays updated on the latest findings and technologies in the industry, making them more well-rounded technicians than those that are simply concerned with the workings of your business’ current technology. It’s actually much more affordable as well, as you’re only adding one payment to your budget compared to the multiple salaries that would be assaulting payroll for an internal IT department.

The only issue that you’ll encounter with a managed service provider is letting go of the reigns a bit and trusting someone else with control over your business’s IT. Therefore, trust is something that is absolutely crucial if you choose to outsource your IT management.

Press Start Ltd wants your business to benefit from outsourced IT solutions. To find out what we can do for you, reach out to us on 01638 603204.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Upcoming Events

No events

Latest Blog Entry

When you look at cloud services, it can be easy to wonder how it is so beneficial for businesses. After all, the monthly service charges are attractive, but how do they provide the value outside of cost? To understand how the cloud brings rapid and sustainable ROI, it may he...

Latest News

Press Start Ltd launches new website!

Press Start Ltd is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.pressstart.co.uk. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

Read more ...