The 848 Group recognised for high levels of IT service.

A family-owned Staffordshire IT services company has picked up an important partner award from one of their key customers, Ricoh. Stafford based, the 848 group, which employs 20 full time staff, was named Service Partner of the Year at the prestigious Ricoh Sales Kick Off awards held at Celtic Manor, Wales. The Microsoft Gold Partner […]

The Silver Lining to the Microsoft Cloud.

With the recent WanaCrypt attack on the NHS, is now the time companies re-evaluate whether it’s really worth scrimping when it comes to operating systems and security. Especially those handling confidential or sensitive client information. A few months back many who work in the capital will re-call the inconvenience of having the working day disrupted […]

Is my Cisco Meraki protected from Ransomware?

Following on from last weeks Ransomware attacks known as WannaCry (or WannaCrypt). All customers running their networks on Cisco Meraki Mx are protected from the recent attacks. Cisco were aware of the vulnerability that WannaCry exploits and had patched it back in mid-April.  Customers using Meraki MX with Advanced Security are protected and can view […]

WannaCrypt Ransomware Attacks and what you can do.

For anyone a little concerned about the recent cyber attacks from the ‘WannaCrypt’ software. Here are our tips for you to keep yourself protected:   Make sure your systems are all up to date: All those using Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003 need to urgently update your security as you are most […]

How to Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal in 5 Minutes

If you’re asking ‘How do I get better WiFi?’ Then this is definitely for you. Wi-Fi signal is made of simple radio waves and as with any radio there are numerous issues that can cause interference problems. Strong Wi-Fi signal on the other hand can have the opposite effect. Giving you faster performance and better coverage around […]

How will Avaya Inc filing for bankruptcy impact customers?

As of 19th Jan 2017 internet telephony specialist Avaya Inc filed for bankruptcy. They claim they are ‘pursuing a restructuring through chapter 11’ as their current structure is ‘over 10 years old’ as the driving force behind the move. While they want customers to believe it will have little impact to them there has been no mention […]


The 848 Group Celebrates 1 Year of CSP Status!

As one of Staffordshire’s longest established members of Microsoft’s Cloud Service Provider program, we’re proud to count ourselves amongst the select group of Microsoft Partners with Tier 1 CSP status. This allows us to directly provision, manage and support Microsoft cloud offerings such as Office 365 and Azure Cloud platform for our customers. To qualify for […]


Testimonial: P.A. Ross Rate Dynamics CRM!

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a fantastic customer relationship management software that is well suited to all manner of industries and business sizes. We can’t get enough of this industry-leading software, but don’t take our work for it! Our client Tim Clifford at P.A Ross has plenty of kind words to say about Dynamics CRM and […]

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How Can an IT Consultant Help Your Business?

  An efficient and well maintained IT infrastructure is essential for any successful business. With the world of business IT in constant change, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest developments in business changing technology. If you don’t have a dedicated IT team in-house, this could even be an impossible task. A qualified […]


The 848 Update: Pokémon Go Special

Its official – as of yesterday morning, Pokémon Go is available in the United Kingdom. Naturally, we are completely hooked and have been trekking through Stafford in our efforts to catch ‘em all. Consider this week’s 848 Update a tribute to all things Pokémon Go! Apparently, alongside getting Pokémon Go, the UK welcomed a new […]

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The 848 Update: Microsoft Email Gets Down with the Kids

In this week’s 848 Update, we’re having a chuckle at an ill-advised Microsoft email that was sent out to Bae interns. Disaster or ironic genius? My roommate received this email from a Microsoft recruiter today. — Patrick Burtchaell (@pburtchaell) July 6, 2016 Hey Bae reader! We were hella impressed by Microsoft’s on fleek email […]

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The 848 Update: Apple Patent Halts Gig Photography

This week in the world of technology: An american woman successfully sues Microsoft over an unwanted update and a new Apple patent halts gig photography!   We’ve all heard at least one story about an inconvenient Windows 10 update. Whether it’s the meteorologist who was prompted to upgrade live on air or the pro gamer […]