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Say hello to your IT department

Have you ever wanted to offer IT services? Now you can. We believe that every business needs IT, but we know that not all organisations have the resource, will or desire to manage their own provision. That’s where we step in, with scalable, affordable solutions for everything from procurement and data storage to cyber security […]

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Cyber-crime – it’s no use burying your head in the sand

Cyber-crime is one area of your business that you might not see as a priority. After all, hackers wouldn’t be interested in your systems, would they? You’d be surprised. Data can change hands for huge sums – information is power. Even if you don’t lose valuable data, a crippled IT system could cost you a […]

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We’re growing

We’re very happy to have a new member of the Urban IT team. Chris Owen has slotted into his new position heading up Operations perfectly, and we’re sure that you’ll enjoy working with Chris as much as we’re doing. Chris will be introducing himself over the coming weeks. Here’s a brief introduction from Chris himself: […]

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Office 365 – plenty of benefits and one or two cautions

The way we work has changed. As computing technology has advanced and connectivity has switched from cable to wireless systems, we’re no longer tied to offices. In-house servers are no longer the bee’s knees – what matters now is being able to access information anywhere, and being able to work with it and collaborate, whilst […]

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At last – a practical IT solution for the legal sector

We’re Urban IT, and our speciality is tailored packages of IT systems and support. We understand that the needs of certain sectors of commerce and industry are different and that within the legal sector, digital technology requirements are quite specific. But we also understand that not everyone is as familiar with – or interested in […]

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Important news for fans of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft has recently announced changes in policy aimed at getting its users to migrate to Windows 10 with its advanced security and productivity features. From 1 November 2016, Microsoft will not allow further distribution of Windows 7 certificate of authenticity licenses. The legacy systems are being phased out. It’s still possible for original equipment manufacturers […]

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We’re recruiting. Come and join us.

We’re recruiting – If you’re an exceptional IT Operations Manager, we’d love to hear from you.  Urban IT are looking for someone with experience, passion and drive. We’re a growing business, and we’re planning to keep growing, so you’ll need to be able to handle both responsibility and pressure. We’d like you to be a […]

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Windows 10 – if you’re going to do it, do it now

Microsoft’s offer for a free upgrade to its Windows 10 operating system runs out on July 29, 2016 –  not long left if you’re going to take them up on the offer. After the deadline, deciding to upgrade will cost you circa £99 for the Home version or £130 for Windows 10 Pro. They’re not […]

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Getting the girls into IT

I’m a bit upset. No, more than upset, I’m worried too. A recent survey of young people aged 11 to 18 suggested that 47% think the technology sector is more suited to men. I’m a woman who’s spent her whole career in IT, and I’ve got one question for these young people – why? What […]

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Your franchise network is special. So is our IT.

Your business model works, you’ve proved it. Your brand is known and trusted. You’re looking for franchisees to take your operation further. You demand high standards, hard work and the right attitude and when you find those qualities in a new investor, you want to help that franchisee succeed, so you give them the right […]

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