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May

  • When Should You Consider Dark Fibre?

    In this digital age the demands being placed on a businesses ICT infrastructure continues to grow at a rapid rate – which typically means so do the ongoing running costs.

    When Should You Consider Dark Fibre?

  • Public Wireless Networks – Do you know the risks?

    WiFi is everywhere these days, at home, at work, even in public areas. Providing WiFi for guests and customers has gone from a luxury to an essential to an expected service. Many businesses have realised this and now provide free WiFi to their customers and staff although many fail to consider internet security and how to ensure their business is protected.

    Public Wireless Networks – Do you know the risks?

  • The Rise of Smart Places

    The revolution in communication technologies has driven the demand for access to services, data and applications from anywhere at any time. Whilst this is a more straight forward proposition to deliver in a private space or smaller public area, providing the same service for larger public spaces can be a complex and costly task if not approached in the right way.

    The Rise of Smart Places

June

  • Pinacl delivering internationally through our global alliance

    The Pinacl Global Delivery Alliance (PGDA) is an association of likeminded, accredited, and experienced organisations which provides a single route to market for all aspects of IT delivery on a global basis.

    Pinacl delivering internationally through our global alliance

  • Smart Cities: A blueprint to success

    Smart Cities, Smart Places, Future Cities, Digital Cities – common words you have probably heard or read about and ultimately they lead to the same concept.

    Smart Cities: A blueprint to success

July

  • How Businesses can achieve more for less by outsourcing their IT

    ​Large and small businesses often choose to outsource their information technology (IT) systems and services for a variety of reasons. Adopting a Managed Service Agreement (MSA) is known to be an efficient way to stay up to date with technologies, have access to skills, and address cost issues that can arise with IT.

    How Businesses can achieve more for less by outsourcing their IT

  • Why Structured Cabling is Essential to your Organisation

    The term Structured Cabling describes a standardised way of connecting wires, allowing computers and electronics to communicate and network. Structured Cabling is a type of infrastructure that supports the performance of an organisations network. It acts like the glue that connects all the computers, phones and devices together.

    Why Structured Cabling is Essential to your Organisation

  • 5 Ways that Social WiFi is benefitting retail outlets

    We all understand how important WiFi is to everyone, whether you are watching a video, surfing the web or sending messages. In today’s busy world customers expect to access the internet everywhere. But what are the key benefits to retailers? What do they get in return for offering WiFi to their customers?

    5 Ways that Social WiFi is benefitting retail outlets

  • IoT - It is BIG and it is Clever!

    There is a lot of talk in the press about The Internet of Things (IoT) and how it is going to radically change our lives. This short blog aims to remove some of the mystery surrounding IoT and also hopefully confirm that the claims are not exaggerated but the technology does have the potential for a paradigm shift to occur across within our everyday lives.

    IoT - It is BIG and it is Clever!

August

  • What is Dark Fibre and how can it future proof your business?

    The business world has changed dramatically over the past ten years. Businesses now realise the increasing benefits that cloud and hosted technology brings. This typically will incur increasing costs to standard legacy circuits as more bandwidth is required. Dark Fibre eliminated the increasing cost as they are charge per circuit and not against circuit bandwidth.

    What is Dark Fibre and how can it future proof your business?

  • The Evolution of the Wide Area Network

    A Wide Area Network (WAN) provides secure IP connectivity between multiple office and site locations. Typically, this consists of connecting a head office to all of the regional offices and possibly also to a Data Centre.

    The Evolution of the Wide Area Network

  • Delivering business efficiency through the ICT service desk

    Technology is evolving at a phenomenal rate resulting in many businesses having to invest more and more time in enhancing and maintaining their day to day ICT systems. Today’s consumers are far more tech savvy and many businesses now rely on technology to keep their businesses running smoothly. But what about when things go wrong? Can businesses function without their core ICT infrastructure? The realistic answer is NO. The focus therefore is placed on maintaining and enhancing ICT systems to ensure there is minimal disruption to business activity.

    Delivering business efficiency through the ICT service desk

  • Benefits of Project Management in IT

    Project management provides businesses with a method of planning, organising, managing and executing specific tasks, objectives, or goals. It is widely used in IT but can be applied to any business.

    Benefits of Project Management in IT

  • Paving the way for the Wireless Office

    Smartphones, tablets and the Internet of Things has created a change in how people work, and with the ever increasing number of devices, businesses need to ensure they can accommodate the demand within their office environment. Businesses must now accommodate the generation of workers that put mobile devices at the centre of everything they do and ensure that offices do more than just provide hot desking facilities.

    Paving the way for the Wireless Office

September

  • The Evolution of External Public Wireless Access

    Wireless internet access is now commonplace in the home and the workplace but external networks in public places are limited and often incur a cost to the user. The demand for public WiFi access has grown substantially over the last few years and WiFi is now viewed as an expected service rather than a luxury in most public areas.

    The Evolution of External Public Wireless Access

  • Pinacl innovating and providing ‘Digital Disruption’ through ‘fintech’ in a leading Transatlantic High Street Bank

    Financial technology, also known as fintech, is an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial services​ more efficient. The idea is to disintermediate incumbent financial systems and challenge traditional corporations that are less reliant on software.

    Pinacl innovating and providing ‘Digital Disruption’ through ‘fintech’ in a leading Transatlantic High Street Bank

October

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education

    ​The increasing use of technology within schools has meant that it has become a notable component of many safeguarding issues, including but not limited to child sexual exploitation, radicalisation and cyber bullying.​

    Keeping Children Safe in Education

  • Why Dark Fibre is a worthwhile investment

    The business world has changed dramatically and businesses now realise the increasing benefits that hosted technology brings. As more and more core business applications become cloud based, this drives the need for more bandwidth.

    Why Dark Fibre is a worthwhile investment

  • Solving Common Problems through “Warehouse as a Service” (WaaS) applications

    Technology is one of many tools that organisations use to help solve problems. Software can be an essential asset to small or large organisations as it has the ability to collect and analyse data to provide solutions to potential problems.

    Solving Common Problems through “Warehouse as a Service” (WaaS) applications

  • Top Trends for IT Managed Services

    Many organisations do not often have the skills or the available time to manage their IT systems themselves. Technology is changing at a rapid pace and for most businesses to keep up with this would cost them a lot of time and money.

    Top Trends for IT Managed Services

November

  • Benefits of ITIL Change Management

    IT Service providers are typically subject experts, which means being able to perform the same job in less time and ensuring greater efficiency. Change management is one of the most complex processes in IT.

    Benefits of ITIL Change Management

  • The Evolution of the Data Centre

    Technology moves at a rapid pace and Data Centre’s are proving to be a critical part of modern software technology, helping to support the increasing ICT demands being placed on businesses.

    The Evolution of the Data Centre

December

  • Three enablers for IoT

    ​A topic that came to light in one of our recent blogs was the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will impact our lives in 2017 and beyond. This blog delves deeper into what the Internet of Things is and looks at three key enablers for IoT solutions.

    Three enablers for IoT

  • Top 5 trends in IT 2017

    In 2017, technology shows no signs of slowing down and there is set to be exponential growth across the sector. Developments will allow for more devices to be connected, more systems to be automated and for businesses to manage their resources more effectively

    Top 5 trends in IT 2017