Category: Blogs

Leased Line: What you need to know
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Leased Line: What you need to know

A leased line (also known as managed internet, MIA, private circuit and more) is a high-speed communications link that is dedicated to one business customer and can be flexibly configured to offer various voice and data services including high-speed internet access. It consists of a dedicated fibre optic (or copper) cable that physically links two...

January 11, 2019January 11, 2019by
Trainees Take Top Spot
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Trainees Take Top Spot

Stratus Technologies have announced the handover of its daily running from the current Managing Director, Gavin Scotchbrook to two former trainees, Steven Cox and Dale Waring. The three have worked together at Stratus since 2016. Stratus forms part of the technology division of Unity Tech Group, which services large and medium-sized organisations across the UK....

October 4, 2018October 4, 2018by
Getting GDPR ready
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Getting GDPR ready

The dreaded 4-letter word – GDPR. Okay, technically an acronym, but we’re all sick of hearing about it, right? Regardless of whether we are sick of hearing about it, we respect our data and all businesses must comply. At Stratus Technologies, we are getting ourselves ready for it in a number of ways. 1. Unsubscribe...

May 18, 2018June 5, 2018by
Stratus team grows again!
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Stratus team grows again!

We are thrilled to announce we have begun the year by taking on another apprentice and promoting our existing apprentice into a full time role. Ilona Bensley joined Stratus last April and with her yearlong apprenticeship scheme coming to an end in May we are delighted in offering a full time role early. “Ilona has...

March 22, 2018June 5, 2018by
The new GDPR and how we can help
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The new GDPR and how we can help

With new GDPR coming into force in May next year businesses should be starting to look at how to abide by the new laws. Policies and procedures should be put in place otherwise hefty fines can be given to businesses. We have put together some basic starter points with some tips on how we can...

December 15, 2017June 5, 2018by
The importance of offsite data backup
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The importance of offsite data backup

Every company with an IT element will likely have heard plenty about backing up data and files. It is something that is often discussed and continually recommended but surprisingly, is also commonly ignored or overlooked by businesses. Many companies either entirely fail to implement a backup solution for their data or routinely neglect the solutions...

November 10, 2017November 20, 2018by
Lift & Shift
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Lift & Shift

We understand the pain and inconvenience migrating servers, switches and other equipment to a new DC location can bring. Logistically, it’s an unwanted headache, there is always the fear of what if the equipment doesn’t work properly at the new location and, ultimately, it is time consuming. Here at Stratus we know the problems it...

September 12, 2017June 5, 2018by
Our Partner Portal
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Our Partner Portal

In March of this year, we launched our partner portal as part of our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible service to our partners. Dovetailed into our website, the partner portal is used regularly by a number of partners who wish to maximise their working operations and their customer delivery. We continually strive to...

June 27, 2017June 5, 2018by
Is VoIP really the future of telecommunications?
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Is VoIP really the future of telecommunications?

In short, yes. Last year, BT announced the end of ISDN was in sight with a target to migrate all ISDN and PSTN customers to IP by 2025. Although 10 years sounds like a long time, in order to achieve that target a migration process needs to begin in the very near future. Its replacement,...

April 25, 2017June 5, 2018by
How to effectively transition from PSTN to VoIP
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How to effectively transition from PSTN to VoIP

Making the migration over from PSTN to VoIP requires careful planning and checks to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. Although the migration process depends considerably on the size of your network, there are some basic guidelines to follow to help make the move as smooth as possible. Ensure your current PBX support SIP If...

April 18, 2017June 5, 2018by