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Posted on: 29 September 2017

Brentwood Business Showcase - 1st November 2017

Paul Collins, Head of Cloud & Infrastructure Services at Sol-Tec is a keynote speaker at the Brentwood Business Showcase - Wednesday 1st November 2017, 9am to 4pm Brentwood School,  Middleton Hall Lane,  Brentwood,  CM15 8EE.

Posted on: 20 April 2016

Sol-Tec appointed Microsoft Azure ‘Black Belt’ Partner

It's an accolade few IT partners can claim so Sol-Tec is delighted by this recognition.  Find out more.

Posted on: 20 April 2016

Sol-Tec launches contemporary new branding

We are delighted to announce the launch our new branding and website. Find out more.

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Posted on: 09 January 2018

Being an Apprentice at Sol-Tec

An apprenticeship at Sol-Tec is a great way to learn on the job while earning a salary.  You don’t need to be a university graduate.  You do need a sound understanding of technology and the enthusiasm and aptitude to learn.  We’ll give you all the guidance, skills and encouragement you need to launch your career.

Posted on: 11 December 2017

Balancing Work, Life and Family with a Career at Sol-Tec

In the fast moving technology industry staff turnover is high.  On average people move around on a 2 year cycle.  Conversely, Sol-Tec have many long-standing staff members, some of whom have been with the company for 19 years!  Quite extraordinary, so what’s so special about Sol-Tec?

Posted on: 14 November 2017

Moving House made easy with Velostrata

Moving house is always listed as one of the most stressful activities we humans inflict on ourselves. So many considerations, it’s no wonder that many of us decide to stay put. Why is this the cause of so much anguish?

Much like moving to a new house, moving to the public cloud can feel like a whole lot of stress without any guaranteed outcome. Ideally you don’t want to move until you are sure the financial and operational arguments stack up.  So how can Velostrata help?


Posted on: 05 October 2017

Things really are working.....

It struck me the other day just how good some of what we would have regularly sited as unreliable, 10 years ago, has become.

Posted on: 18 September 2017

Have you thought of everything before making your move to the Cloud? - Blog 3 of 3

You think you have thought of everything and are ready to go. You’ve spent time planning how you will move to the Public Cloud, you’ve dreamt of how you will use all that money you saved and just maybe thought about how much more free time you will have when you don’t have to jump through hoops to get anything done.

Posted on: 12 September 2017

On the Journey to Modernising Your Datacentre - Blog 2 of 3

In this second of three posts I want to explore some of the common blockers that come up when considering moving to the public cloud and show you how they may be overcome.

Posted on: 05 September 2017

Plan Your Migration to the Cloud - Blog 1 of 3

This is the first in our series of three blogs which take a look at the considerations, issues and benefits of migrating your in-house datacentre or escaping your outsourcer agreement and moving your datacentre to the public cloud.

Posted on: 29 August 2017

There maybe tribble ahead…

We are living in a time of Data explosion and experts expect the Digital Universe to double every two years. If you ask most IT Departments how much of this data is actually used, (hot data), it will only be a fraction of the total; which is growing and growing every day.

Posted on: 15 August 2017

Bank Holiday Madness......

Fact is wherever you go you’ll hit some sort of traffic jam. Wouldn’t it be great to have you're own lane that no one else can use, reserved just for you?   Similarly cloud solutions can suffer from internet traffic jams, which are equally as frustrating.  To get the best possible performance for your Microsoft Cloud applications you need to use Microsoft ExpressRoute.  ExpressRoute gives you a fast, private and reliable connection to Azure.  Cloud computing in the fast lane........

Posted on: 03 August 2017

The shed that kept on giving..........

It’s common for clients to bring in expertise via the contractor marketplace in the hope that they will magically get things back on track.  However, this is often done without giving enough consideration to defining the end goal in advance.

Posted on: 18 July 2017

Are you the dinsosaur.........

OK, it’s a bit of a stretch to compare the mass extinction of the dinosaurs to how businesses need to compete in today’s world, but there are some useful parallels that we can all learn from. 

Posted on: 05 July 2017

Have you tried turning it off and on again……

You’ve heard it so many times it’s not really that funny anymore however in “the cloud” it could just be the soundest financial advice you’ll ever hear.

Posted on: 20 June 2017

If you could predict the future.....

If you had a working crystal ball you would likely have seen the Wannacry attack coming. You may have moved to Office 365 earlier.  Perhaps you would have maintained your server estate to a higher level.  Maybe you would have increased your cloud skills much earlier.  You probably would have had a support contract for that thing that went wrong and it’s safe to assume that British Airways would have tested their UPS more frequently - ok couldn’t resist the last one.

Posted on: 10 December 2015

Delivering Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Storage with Global File Sharing and Collaboration

With year on year data growth averaging at 40%, many businesses are facing high storage costs, complex data protection, recovery challenges and an inefficient end-user experience.

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ModernGov - Making technology a driver for more effective governance

ModernGov - Making technology a driver for more effective governance

For local and regional government agencies, technology can help you “do more with less” to fulfill your charter for responsible governance.

Extend your System Center Investment with the Operations Management Suite

Extend your System Center Investment with the Operations Management Suite

Hybrid IT puts immense pressure on IT Pros. Operations Management Suite provides modern management for modern IT, levergaing System Center to support traditional and cloud infrastructures. 

Innovate with Connected Collaboration - eBook

Innovate with Connected Collaboration - eBook

Innovation is one of the primary drivers of growth and profitability in business today. Microsoft Office 365 can help you by strengthening connections between employees, with partners and customers.

Enhance productivity with managed mobile Office apps

Enhance productivity with managed mobile Office apps

When you combine Office 365 with the Enterprise Mobility Suite, you give employees the freedom to work securely from virtually anywhere, on any device, with the gold standard of productivity tools: O365.

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite - Infographic

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite - Infographic

Microsoft's cloud-first approach to managing a mobile enterprise is the fastest, most cost effective way to meet new business challenges and accommodate new devices, new apps, and new hires — find out why you'll love it and how it keeps identities, devices, apps and data secure anywhere.

StorSimple: Data Storage Reimagined - White Paper

StorSimple: Data Storage Reimagined - White Paper

Volumes of business data are growing faster than ever at an average of 40% per annum. That means IT departments are likely to be spending large amounts of time and money on their storage infrastructures rather than developing and implementing business solutions which drive productivity. Explore the potential benefits of a hybrid data storage strategy leveraging Microsoft Azure and StorSimple.

Trusted Cloud for Productivity - Office 365

Trusted Cloud for Productivity - Office 365

For many businesses, moving to the cloud is a case of if, not when.  Explore how Microsoft's enterprise-grade security makes Office 365 your trusted cloud for productivity.

Trusted Cloud for Productivity - Office 365 Adoption Guide

Trusted Cloud for Productivity - Office 365 Adoption Guide

Office 365 allows you to become more connected, collaborative and structured in how work gets done. This detailed guide will help you adopt Office 365 in your business drawing on experiences of businesses around the world.

White Paper: Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery for the Modern Business

White Paper: Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery for the Modern Business

In today's rapidly changing commerical environment, even if you think your business is protected from disaster, your processes and strategy could already be outdated which poses a serious threat. This white paper will show you how to get your BCDR approach from ‘hope and pray’ to ‘protected every day’.

Creating the right company culture for digital transformation

Creating the right company culture for digital transformation

Digital transformation is a term that means both everything – and nothing. To some companies, it’s the difference between competing and collapsing, the lynchpin in surviving the rapidly changing commercial landscape. But to others, it’s a task that sits on a never-ending to-do list, regarded as little more than another business buzzword.
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