Job Alert – Junior Web Developer, Dynamic Edge – Inverness

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We are looking to recruit a full time Junior Web Developer based in our Inverness office.

 

Do you want to further your career within Web Development?

Would you like to work for a fast growing, forward thinking company?

Do you have experience of HTML 5, CSS 3, JQuery, and Javascript?

Do you have knowledge of C#, ASP.NET, SQL?

Do you love to work on your own initiative whilst thriving in a team environment?

Is this the perfect job for you?

 

To apply, please send us an email telling us a bit more about you with a copy of

your CV to hello@dynamicedge.co.uk

5 features in Windows 10 that matter to business.

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Last week I presented a 10-minute talk all about the business benefits to Windows 10.  I’ve personally been using the operating system for 6 months now and have a good idea of what I believe are the main benefits.

Windows 1.0 was realised in 1985 by who is the richest man in the world, Mr Bill Gates. Since then there have been a number of different versions of Windows. Prior to 10, was Windows 8 – Microsoft decided to skip Windows 9 altogether as it marks such a big milestone change.

However, if you ask any IT professional you’ll probably get a slightly different answer and that’s mainly due to what a bad reputation Windows 8 actually had.  This was due to the metro interface which confused a lot of Microsoft’s core user base.

Microsoft at the time was trying to cater to the touch screen market and compete with Apple’s iPad. Windows 8 was and still is a bit of a mess.

Windows 10 promises to have taken all the best features from previous operating systems and packaged them into the ultimate operating system experience.

From a business point of view, what are the benefits?

1 Security:

The main selling point to Windows 10 has to be the security.  It is the most secure operating system Microsoft have released.  With windows XP no longer being supported by Microsoft when system vulnerabilities are found your business is wide open to cyber-attacks and viruses.  This is probably the main business reason to upgrade.

2 Snap-to feature:

This allows you to snap up to 4 windows to each corner of your desktop a really handy feature for excel users and accountants with a lot of spreadsheets to cross check.

3 Start menu search

Not only can you search for documents on your computer but you can now search for applications.  Additionally, you can perform web searches from the start menu which is one less click of this mouse to open a search engine.

4 Task View

If you are like me and a have a million different browser tabs open this feature allows you to navigate with ease through the clutter.

5 Azure synchronisation

Are you a big user of Office365?  You can now sync your Windows 10 login desktop with your Office365 account.  This takes away the requirement for local domain controller server to manage profiles & accounts logins.

In summary, there are major benefits to Microsoft’s operating system.  I would advise any business looking to upgrade their systems not only get the technical piece correct with the right IT provider but also implement staff training.

At Dynamic Edge, our Windows 10 upgrade package allow you to have a seamless upgrade from older versions to 10.  We will audit your current systems and make sure hardware and software are compatible.  This also includes the training element so your staff can effectively and efficiently use the new software.

I’m happy just to have a chat and give my advice on this or any other IT matters that you might be considering call me on 07909-115959 and make it happen.

So your office is flooded…now what?

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Many homes and businesses have been affected by the adverse weather over the past months; this has led to property damage, stock damage, and lack of business continuity.

Many have now discovered that the age old method of holding all services on-site may not be as safe and secure as once thought. With the developments with cloud technologies in recent years, as well as the increase in speeds for internet connectivity thanks to FTTC and leased lines, many business are now opting to go cloud. Here are a few ways in which cloud technologies can keep your business running, whatever the weather:

Hosted Voice

One of the first things to be affected by weather is the on-site phone system. Unfortunately, this is also many clients’ main point of contact with the business, so there is a massive impact as soon as this happens. Most offices still have a call manager held on-site, which handles all call routing. If your office is cut off, there is no way of routing your calls, as they are all fed into the now-disconnected system. With a hosted voice product such as Horizon, all call handling is managed in the cloud; on-site hardware consists of your phones and an internet connection. Handsets will register when they are online, so if you lose connectivity in your office, your call manager will know that calls cannot be routed to those handsets, and can automatically re-route calls to any other location. This way, calls are not lost, and your clients can still reach you, regardless of the status of your office. The call manager is controlled via a web portal, meaning you can make changes to call handling at any time from any location, with real time changes – so no waiting 24-72 hours for a call divert to activate.

Office 365

There are many, many benefits to Office 365 over a perpetual Office license, but the main focus here is moving to a cloud based email client. When your mail server is held on-site, your email will grind to a halt if you lose connectivity. Even if you are checking your email via your mobile phone, or any device at another location, your email will still not work. This prevents clients being able to contact you via email, which can have major impact. With cloud based email, such as Office 365, you no longer have this worry. Your email is stored securely in Microsoft’s data centres, so no matter what has happened to your connectivity, your email is safe and secure, and most importantly – still operational. You can log in from any location using Outlook Web Access (OWA), ensuring no matter where you log in, your user experience is the same.

Online Backups

Surprisingly, not all businesses regularly back up their data. For those that do, many rely on backup devices on-site. This is an improvement over no backup at all, but your backups can still be more secure – if your office is destroyed, any data backed up on site could be lost. To ensure your data is as secure as possible, you can implement a multi-tier backup system. This means that not only is all of your data backed up onsite on a NAS, but your business critical files can be stored in cloud storage, so that even if your office is destroyed, your important files are still intact. Loss of communications and data are headaches that add to the seriousness of damage due to adverse weather, but they needn’t be worries at all. Upgrading to cloud technologies can help many areas of your business more resilient, whatever the weather.