IT Specialists named Cloud-based Services provider 2017 in BC Awards

IT Specialists named Cloud-based Services provider 2017 in BC Awards ITS recognised for innovative services that help companies manage explosion in data volumes and rise in ransomware IT Specialists (ITS), a nationwide managed IT services company, has been awarded the best ‘Cloud-based Services’ title at this year’s Business Continuity Awards event in London on 8 […]

Cybercrime: How often do you practice your business continuity plan?

Cybercrime: How often do you practice your business continuity plan? As head honcho, you know exactly how much blood, sweat and tears went into building your corner of the corporate world. In many ways, it is like your child – you raised it from nothing. But to ensure its growth you need a business continuity […]

ITS announced as a CIR Business Continuity Awards finalist

ITS announced as a CIR Business Continuity Awards finalist IT Specialists (ITS) is shortlisted for the Cloud-based Services and Most Effective Recovery of the Year categories in the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2017. As a provider of critical managed IT services for businesses and channel partners, ITS is known for service-level-driven IT outsourcing of business […]

Planning and practice can keep you prepared for a ransomware attack

Planning and practice can keep you prepared for a ransomware attack Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plans are a crucial strategy for preventing and recovering from ransomware attacks. Organisations from many industries have recently fallen victim to the increasingly popular cyber threat known as ransomware. Financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals and more have all […]

Five ways to protect yourself from a ransomware disaster

Five ways to protect yourself from a ransomware disaster Matt Kingswood, UK head of managed service provider IT Specialists, gives us his top tips to avoid ransomware. Last year, business ransomware attacks increased threefold. Small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were hit hard — 42 per cent experienced attacks in a 12-month period. The outcomes were […]

Birmingham service desk booming for IT Specialists, a nationwide MSP

Managed services provider IT Specialists (ITS) has announced the exciting progress of its Birmingham helpdesk which, in combination with the company’s business continuity and disaster recovery services, offers clients, including Lyco Direct and Rockingham, services such as ongoing IT support and implementation of new IT infrastructure. ITS has offices in Birmingham, Lutterworth and London and […]

ITS team ’climbs‘ Everest to help children, families in need

ITS team ’climbs‘ Everest to help children, families in need Northfield managed IT services provider IT Specialists (ITS) has completed several fundraising initiatives to support the charities Children in Need and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. To raise the funds, ITS employees participated in activities such as climbing the equivalent height of Mount Everest in the […]

ITS races to upgrade IT infrastructure for Rockingham Motor Speedway

ITS races to upgrade IT infrastructure for Rockingham Motor Speedway Rockingham turned to nationwide managed services provider IT Specialists (ITS), which has a team based in Lutterworth, to update Rockingham’s network, business continuity and communications systems. Motor racing and sports venue Rockingham Motor Speedway has implemented wide-ranging network, telecoms and IT infrastructure improvements to support […]

How to keep downtime to a minimum with the right cloud computing support

How to keep downtime to a minimum with the right cloud computing support The cloud has transformed the way we do business today, improving infrastructure scalability and cost models for everything from software to data storage to disaster recovery. As with any IT solution, however, cloud computing isn’t without its risks. In 2012, the International […]

Top 10 disasters of 2016 reaffirm need for cloud business continuity strategy

Top 10 disasters of 2016 reaffirm need for cloud business continuity strategy With 2016 drawing to a close – and some may argue with good cause – it is time to assess the landscape throughout the year. According to figures published by managed service providers IT Specialists (ITS), the 10 largest business continuity disasters of […]

ITS becomes one of UK’s first Nutanix MSPs – delivering services nationwide

ITS becomes one of UK’s first Nutanix MSPs – delivering services nationwide ITS combines Nutanix and BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform solutions to offer small-to- midsized businesses with enterprise-grade hyperconverged IT infrastructure from one solution provider. UK managed services provider IT Specialists (ITS) has announced a major new partnership with Nutanix, the next-generation enterprise cloud platform […]

Responding to IT challenges from the data explosion

Responding to IT challenges from the data explosion Thanks to developments such as big data, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trends and compliance requirements, businesses are experiencing an exponential increase in the amount of data they have to manage. Gigaom Research, in fact, estimates enterprise data is growing every year. This data explosion has significant implications for your IT […]

ITS to Reveal What Makes a Successful Business Continuity Manager at BCI World

ITS to Reveal What Makes a Successful Business Continuity Manager at BCI World Managed Service Provider IT Specialists (ITS) is set to reveal a core skills blueprint for the ultimate Business Continuity (BC) manager at BCI World. As the BC industry matures to deal with perhaps the widest range of challenges in history – from […]

Top reasons for a BC manager

Top reasons for a BC manager All companies need a business continuity manager, writes Yusuf Ukaye, from Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Specialist at IT Specialists (ITS) UK. Companies have never faced such a complex blend of challenges as they do now, from evermore involved regulatory hurdles, global weather incidents, cybersecurity scares and even Brexit. Given this […]

IT Specialists MD explains how businesses can avoid going dark

IT Specialists MD explains how businesses can avoid going dark It’s easy to blame technology when a business goes dark. Matt Kingswood, Head of Managed Services at ITS explains why the human touch is more likely to be the cause. The scenes of Delta Air Lines passengers stranded in airports around the world following a […]