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What you need to know about Ransomware

Cyber crime is growing at an alarming rate.  Jason Connolly, director at Next Generation IT in Guernsey, outlines what businesses should do to safeguard sensitive client data.

 

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Cybercrime threat is very real for all

Jason Connolly, director at Next Generation IT, explains why cybercrime matters to all businesses and individuals and suggests what can be done about it

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Tech firms feeling the impact of Brexit

‘The UK will be a harder place to run a successful technology company post-Brexit, becoming less attractive to international investment and less globally competitive’ advises Jason Connolly, Director of Next Generation IT.

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Brexit's Tech Impact

A plan for Brexit is far from finalised and many commentators estimate it will take years if not decades before the details are worked out.  But, as Next Generation IT director Jason Connolly explains, the political and economic uncertainty has already hit the country and Europe hard.

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Jersey Marathon fundraising run for Bright Tights

Director Jason Connolly and his colleague Richard Gibbons raise £1,200 for cancer charity supporting wife.  Inspired by his wife's battle against cancer, novice runner Jason Connolly has helped to raise more than £1,200 for the charity supporting her, Bright Tights Guernsey.

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The Need for Speed

Jason Connolly from Next Generation IT provides advice for the curse of the computer - running slow.

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New Business Technologies

Jason Connolly from NGIT reports on a flurry of new business technologies have been announced for the coming year.

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The changing face of IT departments

Jason Connolly of Next Generation IT explores the changing dynamic between companies' IT departments and business teams.

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IT Teams 'critical to business'

An article written for the local Guernsey Press Newspaper commenting on the changing dynamics of internal IT support teams within local businesses.

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IT Outsourcing is a growing trend

The statistics speak for themselves - IT outsourcing is growing in popularity at a phenomenal rate.  Jason Connolly, business development director at Next Generation IT, examines the reasons why.

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Focus on Cyber Security

Jason Connolly, director at Next Generation IT, looks at how cyber security is intrinsically linked to the island of Guernsey’s reputation.

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Technology Trends Impact Business

Jason Connolly, Director of Next Generation IT, discusses the effects of ever-changing technology on the business world.

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The continued technology evolution

Next Generation IT’s Jason Connolly takes a look in the technology crystal ball and gives us a peek at what innovations are around the corner.

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Infrastructure As A Service (Business Brief Magazine)

Jason Connolly from Next Generation IT introduces the next evolution of cloud computing, IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service) - published in Business Brief magazine.

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Infrastructure As A Service (Contact Magazine)

Jason Connolly from Next Generation IT introduces the next evolution of cloud computing, IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service) - published in Contact magazine.

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How is technology impacting the workplace?

In the last decade, technology has changed the workplace environment beyond recognition. Jason Connolly, director at Next Generation IT, looks at some of the changes and how they are benefitting the workplace environment.

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NGIT Partnership with the Guernsey Community Foundation

Next Generation IT has provided its Office Anywhere cloud-based IT system to the Guernsey Community Foundation free of charge.

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Mobile Technologies

Mobile devices are getting thinner and lighter, making working whilst travelling far more practical. Typical screen resolution is much improved, allowing an entire desktop to be displayed on smaller screens. For day-to-day work, the addition of clip on keyboard cases makes typing far easier and quicker. Which devices are best for business use?  Jason Connolly, Director at Next Generation IT, makes his predictions.

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The State of Guernsey

Jason Connolly, director at Next Generation IT, looks at how Guernsey has fared during 2014, what the future potentially holds and what part IT will play.

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My 9 to 5

An interview with Jason Connolly exploring a typical working day.

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Business continuity - the options

Jason Connolly, director at Next Generation IT, looks at the range of business continuity options available.

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Disruptive technologies in IT

Jason Connolly looks at how the way we use technology is rapidly changing.

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How has your business fared in 2014

The use of technology in businesses has matured with the vast majority of organisations depending on computing to operate, including traditional systems such as email, shared file storage and numerous business applications.

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Focus on data security

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission recently carried out a review of data security of local fiduciary companies. The aim was to measure current security practices and benchmark against industry best practices.

Jason Connolly looks at how data security is intrinsically linked to the island’s reputation.

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What is driving your IT digital strategy?

Jason Connolly at Next Generation IT looks at the evolving role of the in-house IT department

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NGIT Office Anywhere Client Testimonials

A selection of NGIT Office Anywhere Client Testimonials for 2014.

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Doing business around the world

Channel Island businesses are broadening their markets and expanding into new territories as a way of diversifying their client base and tapping into new business streams. But opening new offices brings logistical and technological challenges, not least providing a robust IT system that is accessible from offi ces in multiple jurisdictions and time zones.

Jason Connolly looks at the IT challenges posed by opening an office in another jurisdiction, and the possible solutions.

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Office Anywhere

There has been much media attention about cloud computing. But what is it all about and is it suitable for Channel Islands businesses?

Jason Connolly talks about Next Generation IT's Office Anywhere product.

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IT, business continuity and disaster recovery

Business continuity is a hot topic. We are finally seeing an increase in business activity, but budgets are still squeezed, and organisations’ focus is on supporting growing business, and improving the performance and flexibility of live systems. But external pressures, particularly increased regulatory scrutiny, are simultaneously increasing focus on procedures, IT governance and security and particularly business continuity arrangements.

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Life without XP

In less than six months' time, Microsoft will withdraw support for XP, its longest-running and most popular Operating System. With time fast running out, Microsoft is stepping up its campaign to urge its customers to move onto Windows 7 or Windows 8 Operating Systems.

Jason Connolly looks at the implications of the switch off of Windows XP's live support machine.

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Cyber Crime

Without the need for masks and weapons, cyber criminals are the bank robbers of today, with increasingly sophisticated ways of laying companies wide open to attack.

Tom Heyworth and Matt Hale look at how companies can prepare themselves.

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Companies unprepared for Cyber Attacks

Channel Islands’ companies are at risk of incurring significant expense dealing with the aftermath of a cyber attack.  As a UK government-commissioned survey reveals the number of cyber attacks hitting businesses has soared in the past year and it is discovered that international cyber terrorists are specifically targeting Jersey, Rossborough and Next Generation IT are advising companies not to be complacent.

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Staying connected at a competitive cost

Commerce & Employment's recent research has shown that small businesses are the power house of the Guernsey economy. In fact 1 ,500 local companies, which represent 73% of all Guernsey businesses, employ 10 or fewer staff. Jason Connolly, business development director at Next Generation IT, looks at how those companies can stay connected at a competitive cost.

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It's all in the Cloud

Cloud computing is continually evolving and is becoming more relevant to business. Jason Connolly, Next Generation IT director, provides an update on how cloud services are being used locally.

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Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

With a continuing squeeze on budgets, organisations are looking to save money on the provision of their business continuity plans and looking to improve the resilience of their live IT systems. Jason Connolly, Next Generation IT director, examines the options.

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Have you taken your tablet today?

Richard Gibbons, IT consultant at Next Generation IT, looks at how businesses can best make use of products such as the iPhone, iPad, devices running Google Android or the new Windows 8 operating system.

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Microsoft Software Audits

Microsoft has increased the number of software audits it carries out on companies.  Next Generation IT Director Matt Hale said increasing numbers of Guernsey companies were being contacted by the software company.

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At The Sharp End

Interview with Jason Connolly, a director of Next Generation IT. With over 20 years experience within the IT industry, he has seen how quickly the sector has grown. He joined Next Generation IT, which was established in 2003 by Tom Heyworth and Matt Hale, in 2010 and has helped grow the company into one of the island’s leading IT specialists.

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Managing the Paperwork

The fiduciary and fund administration industry is inundated with paperwork every single day. From the documents and proposals to the multitude of emails sent to clients, advisers and intermediaries, each business faces the on-going challenge of storing all this information in asecure and organised way. Ken Fearis, a Next Generation IT technology partner, looks at the technical support available.

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New Staff Appointments for NGIT

Two new IT Consultants have joined the team at Next Generation IT.  Michael Quittenden and Richard Gibbons are the latest recruits to a company that has seen rapid growth during the first few months of 2012.

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Matt Hale Linked To Interview

Matthew Hale, Director and Co-Founder of Next Generation IT, a quick fire, life changing, interview

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Technical aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery By Jason Connolly, Director, Next Generation IT.  Resilience of the IT infrastructure forms a significant part of anorganisation’s Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan.

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7 benefits in outsourcing IT

IT outsourcing is becoming increasingly popular as companies look to become more efficient and effective. Jason Connolly, business development director at Next Generation IT, explains how companies are benefiting from outsourcing their IT.

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NGIT Expands Team and Office

NEXT Generation IT has expanded its team and increased the size of its office as the number of clients grows.

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A cloudy future for IT

Virtualisation and Cloud Computing are buzz words in IT. Local businesses want to know if there is more to this technology than just hype, if it’s relevant and what the benefits are.

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Contact Magazine Testimonials Ads

July 2011 Edition of Contact Magazine, NGIT Client Testimonials

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Contact Magazine Company Profile on NGIT

An increasing number of companies are outsourcing their IT needs to specialist consultancies. Next Generation IT foresaw this trend and launched in 2003. Now it is one of the leading IT outsourcing specialists in the island, but what is the secret of its success and what does the future hold?

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Mobile Technology

Businessmen often want to know what mobile devices are best for their business.  As with all things IT, there is no simple answer, as it always depends on the individual business’ existing systems and requirements. Jason Connolly, director of Next Generation IT, looks to cast some light on the plethora of mobile devices available.

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Why do companies outsource?

IT outsourcing is now more prevalent than ever before. Jason Connolly, Business Development Director at Next Generation IT, explains how companies are benefiting from outsourcing their IT.

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Guernsey Now Magazine Advertisement

Guernsey Now Magazine Advertisement, "What does your business want from an IT provider?"

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Business Brief Magazine Article "New and Sexy"

Jason Connolly, Business Development Director at Next Generation IT, looks at advances in office technology.

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Contact Magazine Article "Trust in IT"

The trust and IT industries are working closer than ever before. Jason Connolly, Business Development Director at Next Generation IT, explains how trust companies are benefiting from investments in IT to drive e­ffciencies and increase business.

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New Director joins NGIT

NEXT Generation IT has appointed a business development director as it looks to further expand its market share. Jason Connolly has over 20 years experience within the IT industry and has spent the last 10 years as business development manager for another local IT company.

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NGIT Outlook Anywhere Service Launched

NGIT Outlook Anywhere is a secure managed Exchange server based email environment designed for small businesses. It provides a full Exchange server solution that is designed specifically to be used with the latest version of Microsoft Outlook.

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NGIT Virtual DR and Standby Server Services Launched

With NGIT’s “NGIT Virtual DR” service your business benefits from a reliable and resilient Disaster Recovery solution housed within a secure data centre environment.

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NGIT Services Flyer

NGIT Services Flyer

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NGIT gains Microsoft Gold Partner status

NEXT Generation I.T. Limited has been awarded Gold Certified Partner status by Microsoft. The award makes the company one of only a few technology companies in the Channel Islands to be recognised by the World’s largest computer software company.

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