Save the Children – Christmas Jumper Day

The team at Akita, or at least those in the office today, are enjoying a particularly festive day as part of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day campaign. As well as sporting some fine, and not so fine attire, the team have been spoiled with a selection of festive treats and plenty of home-made gingerbread…

Akita in Datacentre Expansion

Akita Systems are pleased to announce that we have invested in another datacentre site. This site in Slough will be used to further improve our cloud computing services and provide our clients with added security and enhanced failover. As well as delivering cloud solutions to a number of existing and new clients, the Slough datacentre…

Receptionist Wanted!

Having experienced recent rapid company growth, Akita Systems are now looking for a confident and outgoing individual to join the team on a permanent, full time basis in the capacity of Receptionist/Administrator, reporting directly into the Office Manager. The main purpose of the position is to work closely with our existing administration department and assist…

Akita Reaches the Summit!

Akita were delighted to support the amazing work carried out by Macmillian Cancer Support by co-sponsoring an expedition to the highest free standing mountain in the world! Standing an impressive 5,895 metres above sea level (over 3.5 miles!), Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is a daunting 7 day climb with those brave enough to take on…

The movement of data – how information travels around the globe

By the end of 2014 there will be more than 3 billion Internet users on the planet. 100 million emails a minute are now sent over the web, but how does each one make its way  from its source to its destination intact in a split-second? We’ve tracked the route of just one email to…

Network Support Engineer Wanted!

Job Title:    Network Engineer Salary:    Circa up to £35K p.a. (depending on experience/qualifications/ skills set) Start date:    ASAP Full time:    Permanent Contract of Employment Hours:    42.5 hours per week Monday to Friday Holiday Entitlement:    32 days (including 8 bank holiday) Contractual Sick Pay:    Commencing after 6 months continuous employment (terms applied) Expenses:    Travel expenses for…

Tonbridge Dragon Boat Race 2014

A team from Akita were delighted to take part in the 2014 Tonbridge Dragon Boat Race on Sept 14th. The Dragon Boat Race was part of a Medieval Weekend at Tonbridge Castle, with a range of themed activities and entertainment taking place. With the costumes for the combined Akita/Tonbridge Round Table team being Minions, the…

Nearly 80% of UK businesses now using cloud service

According to an annual study from Vanson Bourne, 78% of UK-based organisations are using a cloud-based service.  In total, the number of UK businesses embracing the cloud has increased by 61.5% since 2010 (when the research was first conducted). The research, carried out in June 2014 for cloud industry body CIF, indicated a 15% increase…

New Recruits at Akita

As a result of our continued growth, Akita Systems are delighted to introduce some new faces to join our growing team. By now, many of our clients may well have had contact with Ben Wickham who joined our helpdesk team in April.  Ben is already proving a solid addition and can be found either manning…

National Crime Agency issues Malware warning

The National Crime Agency is urging members of the public to ensure that they are fully protected against malicious software (malware), which is costing UK computer users millions of pounds. This action will give the UK public a two-week opportunity to remove and safeguard themselves from the GOZeuS and CryptoLocker malware, which intelligence suggests currently…