• Select Technology Celebrates 25 Years of Business Success in South East

    Select Technology, one of the top 25 managed IT Service Providers in the UK, has reflected on 25 years of business success with a special anniversary event at its headquarters in Paddock Wood, Kent. Geoff Miles, Chairman, Kent and Medway Economic Partnership and Simon Ryan, Investment Director at Locate in Kent were among the guests […]

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  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Select Technology are officially ISO 27001 certified!

    Select Technology are officially ISO 27001 certified! As we continue to recognise Cybersecurity Awareness month, Select Technology are very pleased to announce that we have now achieved our ISO 27001 certification in Information Security Management! We all know that cybersecurity is of paramount importance in business and we like to lead by example. Furthermore, because […]

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  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 5 essential top tips you need to know for a secure password

    Password Security – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Published: 08/10/2019 by Russell Gower-Leech, Technical Solutions Architect When it comes to remembering things, humans can be pretty rubbish at retaining information. Increasingly in our lives we rely more and more on technology to assist us in the form of smart assistants and wearables to […]

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  • Diary of a Technophobe: Sharing’s Caring

    Diary of a Technophobe, by Tess Parsons-Broome, Marketing Executive Entry 2: Sharing’s Caring I’m back with another blog! August was a bit of a write-off with holidays and people thin on the ground, but have no fear, I have found time to teach myself some more tech! Recently, all we seem to hear is how […]

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  • CRN Channel Awards 2019 – We’re Finalists!

    We are excited and proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as Managed Services Provider of the year 2019!   Known as the greatest awards in the UK IT industry, the CRN Channel Awards celebrates and gives recognition to achievements and innovation across the channel. Although the awards are now in their 26th year, […]

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  • Diary of a Technophobe: There’s no ‘I’ in Teams

    Diary of a Technophobe, by Tess Parsons-Broome, Marketing Executive Entry 1: There’s no ‘I’ in Teams   Firstly, a confession: I’m a bit of a technophobe. So, you may be wondering why I’m working for an MSP! Well, long story short; after working in consumer marketing within the children’s toys and games industry since 2010, […]

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  • Full Marks: Achieving 100% Positive Customer Feedback

    9th July 2019: We have achieved 100%! Over the last 30 days every single customer survey response has been positive.   You’ll notice on our About page, we talk about our values, one of which is providing Exceptional Service: “We constantly challenge ourselves and each other to excel at all times, exceeding expectations and delivering […]

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  • Prepare for Windows Server 2008 End of Support

    End of support is coming for Windows Server 2008. Support ends 14th January 2020, but don’t panic, we have the information and solutions to help you.   Now is the ideal time to upgrade, modernise and transform to current or newer versions of Windows Server and Azure services for more security, performance and innovation. Check […]

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  • Project Royalty – The PRINCE2 Methodology

    PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments v2) is a proven methodology for conducting project based change in a structured and manageable manner.

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  • Plan for the Worst, Achieve the Best

    The weeks blog centres around planning for availability.

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  • Hear no Evil, See no Evil

    The Insights Team are one of the proactive sides of our services department. We look after the software and tools that assist our engineers in delivering an excellent service.

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  • The Consequences of Your (in)actions

    If you were ever to make the journey down to the Select Technology office, as you walked through the door, you would be greeted by a wall that spells out our guiding principles as a business.

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  • Is Your IT Support Like a Leaky Boat?

    Support with no proactivity is like a team sitting in a leaky boat, a vicious cycle of continually bailing out water with seemingly no time to fix the holes while randomly drifting along with no plan for the direction of the boat...

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  • Leveraging the Power of Azure – Dipping Your Toes in the Cloud

    I was recently speaking at a Microsoft-sponsored Azure workshop held at Select Technology. Talking to the customers it become clear very quickly that lots of them struggle with inflexibility and lack of scalability within their current IT infrastructure.

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  • The Importance of Documentation

    Documentation is a vital part of what we do as a Managed IT Service Provider. 

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  • The Enormity of Small Business

    My Customers never cease to amaze me...

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  • The Power of Love (Feedback)

    Providing Managed Support services to multiple clients all with varying levels of IT needs provides us with different challenges every day.

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  • Workflow automation: a step closer to the paperless dream

    For very nearly forty years the myth of the truly paperless office has been a tantalising goal, remaining just out of reach.

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  • A day in the life of a Service Delivery Manager

    The Service Delivery Manager role is a busy and enjoyable role...

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  • The IT Service Value Paradox

    Having spent the last 10 years working in the IT Services sector, I have seen first-hand the transformation of the Managed Services Provider or the MSP as we are commonly known.

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  • Cloud Agility Vs On-Prem Deadweight

    Why should we move our IT infrastructure to a cloud based model, when we can purchase on-premise physical hardware and not have to worry about it again for the lifecycle of the equipment?

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  • How to catch a Phish

    With the media attention Cyber Crime has been given over the past 12 months it is clear that the risks are increasing all the time.

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  • Nothing to fear from GDPR?

    Over the past 2 weeks, I have been undertaking a wide range of customer activities based around GDPR.

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  • We are Gold!

    As part of our continued commitment to develop our service and solutions, I am pleased to announce that Select Technology has been awarded the Gold Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions Competency from Microsoft.

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  • What’s Beneath the Surface?

    Five years ago, if you would have asked most industry insiders about the position of Microsoft as a serious player in the device market, they probably would have labelled you as some kind of crackpot and gone back to working on their brand new MacBook Air.

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  • IT Support for Business

    IT Support for business is essential if you have customers that rely on your systems…

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  • Veeam Cloud Connect

    With the recent spate of ransomware targeting previous versions, and some backup file extensions, you may have heard the term offline or air-gap backups.

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  • Cryptolocker hits the NHS…

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last 72 hours you will know that the NHS has taken a hit by Cryptolocker.

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  • Talking Geek & Free IT Support

    Picture this. You’re standing in the middle of Trafalgar Square with approximately ten thousand people around you...

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  • Cloud Storage: What Do You Really Need to Know?

    Moving your data and applications into the cloud could be the smartest move you’ve ever made...

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  • Still Feeling Confused About IaaS? You’re not alone!

    Apart from sounding like a rude word have you wondered what IaaS actually is?

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  • IT Companies: Why We Stopped Trying to Be Like Everyone Else

    Now you might well think that this is going to be one of those come-speak-to-Select-Technology-because-we-are-the-best-in-the-world kind of blogs…

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  • The State of Tech in Post-Brexit Britain

    The state of tech in post-Brexit Britain is looking promising, according to a KPMG report exploring The changing landscape of disruptive technologies...

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  • Slack Vs Microsoft Teams

    Office 365 Takes On the Collaboration King...

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  • How to Ensure Cybersecurity With IT Service Providers

    With cybersecurity at the forefront of most IT leaders’ attention, it has never been more important to consider GDPR compliance when speaking to IT service providers.

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  • Ransomware: What You Need to Know for 2017

    Ransomware has become an increasingly prevalent topic in IT circles and the mainstream media at large...

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  • Take These 5 Steps for Cloud Migration Success

    With the recent hullabaloo surrounding last week’s AWS S3 outage, some of you may be wondering if cloud migration is an appropriate next step for your business.

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  • THIS is the Morning After Pill of Managed IT Services

    Not everyone will relate to this post but the message is an important one for anyone looking at managed IT services...

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  • The Select IT Projects Team is Growing! Let’s Meet Svet Vidinski

    I recently interviewed our Sales Manager Guy Webb on the importance of viewing IT as an investment rather than just another expense...

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  • Amazon to Create 5,000 UK Jobs in 2017

    Amazon joins Microsoft and Apple as the latest giant to announce that it is increasing its investment in Britain, with the addition of 5,000 roles across the country.

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  • Company Directors: Signs it’s Time for Your Business to Look at IT Service Providers

    In this article we’re going to look at some telltale signs that it may be time for you to start talking to IT service providers to ensure you aren’t left behind.

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  • The (Frighteningly) Real Cost of Downtime to UK SMBs

    I’ve been talking about downtime and its effects on business continuity quite a lot recently...

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  • Company Directors: Signs Your Business Isn’t Ready for Managed IT Services (and What You Can Do About it)

    Managed IT services providers can fill a number of roles for businesses, by augmenting existing in-house IT departments or replacing them with fully outsourced IT support...

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  • 5 Important Questions to Ask IT Support Providers

    With 2017 well under way, it’s the perfect time to review your IT Support contract to ensure you’re receiving the best value through the coming year...

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  • Part Two: It’s Time to Start Viewing IT as an Investment, NOT an Expense

    Following on from Part One of our interview with Sales Manager Guy Webb, this final part looks at the hidden costs of deferring investment...

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  • Part One: It’s Time to Start Viewing IT as an Investment, NOT an Expense

    So many business owners view IT as some kind of necessary evil akin to tax that must be tolerated, rather than embracing IT as an investment...

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  • The Entire Internet Infrastructure Reborn… in Slough?

    The Internet in its present form was originally conceived as a way of transmitting simple communications like email...

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  • The Cloud: Five Misconceptions About Office 365 Holding Your Business Back

    With a growing number of businesses moving their computer systems into the cloud, you might have been considering migrating to Office 365...

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  • How Much is Your Loyalty Costing You?

    One of the most common objections I hear when talking to businesses is that they are happy with their current IT support provider...

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  • Internet of things

    We live in an exciting age where everything including your house could be classed as smart…

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  • IT Services Kent

    IT Services Kent, how secure is your business?

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  • IT outsourcing companies

    IT outsourcing companies in Kent & London – how do you choose the right one?

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  • Office 365 Migration

    Office 365 Migration, what are the benefits?

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  • IT Project Management

    IT Project Management, getting expert advice from our projects team can mitigate risks, drive efficiencies and identify opportunities...

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  • Outsourced IT, what does that mean?

    Outsourced IT, what does that mean?

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  • IT Support Kent

    IT Support Kent, there are lots of IT companies in Kent but how do you choose the right one to support your organisation? Break out the Trumpet…

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  • IT Outsourcing, how do we make it friendly?

    IT Outsourcing, how do we make it friendly?

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  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

    Disaster recovery and business continuity plan, you have one don’t you?

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  • Crypto Locker threats, protect your business with Open DNS

    Crypto Locker a real threat using Cisco DNS can help protect your business...

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  • Warning! New Ransom ware Klepto Zepto Detected…

    Ransom ware Klepto Zepto could steal millions...

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  • Hospice in the Weald

    Our very own Sales Manager Guy Webb is raising money again!

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  • Microsoft In Education

    IT For Education Select Technology & Microsoft team up to deliver an Educational e-guide...

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