Microsoft CRM from Akita

Akita can help organisations of all sizes get control of their customer relationships and improve their sales efficiency through a variety of CRM applications such as the Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution. If you are struggling to control how your employees communicate with your customers, a CRM solution will enable you to improve how this is…

IT Outsourcing Benefits

Assuming that your IT function is not central to how you compete within your industry, outsourcing your IT function offers businesses of all sizes a number of key benefits which can make your business more effective, more profitable, and give you a competitive edge. The most obvious reasons for IT outsourcing are typically: To reduce…

Product of the Week – Hosted Email

Probably our most popular offering currently is our Hosted Email solution, using Microsoft Exchange 2010. Hosted from our secure and state-of-the-art datacentre, you no longer have to use your own hardware to operate Exchange and you can free up valuable resources, extending the life of your server. For those using the Exchange feature of Small…

Akita Staff News

The next few months are going to be truly life-changing for several members of the Akita team. Our Office Manager Kerrie is fresh back from getting married in Italy. Even Icelandic ash clouds could not stop the course of true love… You may notice a rather tired-looking Gareth in a few weeks as child #2…

VMware Success and Virtualization

Having become rather expert at virtualization and virtualizing servers over the past few years, we are particularly keen on VMware products. These allow our clients, whether utilising our datacentre or having their own cloud, to benefit from such things as a simplified IT infrastructure, reduced costs, true business continuity and disaster recovery, and policy-based automation.…

Fancy a 26Tbps broadband connection?

It sounds ludicrous but researchers in Germany claim to have broken their own record in data transmission. Using a single optical fibre cable, their demonstration sent the equivalent of 200,000 high-resolution images across 50km in one second! This was achieved by using a single laser to create multiple pulses (frequency combs), which were separated by…

What is Virtualization?

The traditional method to run a server or PC is to give it its own dedicated hardware. There are a number of inherent disadvantages in this approach, namely: It has big initial costs as you have to buy the hardware. It creates a single point of failure – if the hardware breaks the PC or…

Laptop Security & Backups

Following the news that a computer and iPad were stolen from MP Keith Vaz’s Westminster office, Akita would like to remind users that, as a bare minimum, notebooks should be properly password protected. More importantly, data stored should be included in your company’s backup strategy and not just stored on c: drives and simply backed…

Small Business Server 2011

A word of warning for any companies considering installing a new server or upgrading their current SBS server to Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 – please do ensure that the server used has sufficient RAM! We at Akita have seen several occasions recently where our competitors were pricing lower-spec servers with only 4GB of RAM,…

Product of the Week – Remote Backup

The critical task of data backup can be an expensive and challenging endeavour for any organization. Fortunately, Akita’s offsite backup makes business-strength backup possible for Windows and Mac environments with an affordable, secure solution that seamlessly integrates into your existing infrastructure. Whether you have you have a network of 5 or 500 users, Akita offer…