54-mile charity hike across rural Perthshire

On the 8 – 9 June 2024, CS Group & Sentinel are taking on the Cateran Yomp. A 54-mile hike in 24 hours across rural Perthshire. It’s going to be tough but it will raise vital funds for the Army Benevolent Fund, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families. A […]

Cloud Security Handbook

In today’s digital landscape, where businesses rely heavily on cloud computing for storage, processing, and communication, ensuring robust security measures is paramount. Cloud IT security involves protecting data, applications, and infrastructure hosted in the cloud from various threats such as cyberattacks, data breaches, and unauthorized access. This handbook serves as a comprehensive guide to understanding, […]

Do small businesses need cyber security?

If you are a small business owner you may think that you don’t really need cyber security…after all it isn’t as if you have millions of pounds to steal and you are not holding customer’s national insurance numbers or credit card details, so you won’t be a target for cyber criminals. If you have been […]

The Benefits of Hosted Cloud Desktops

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Hosted cloud desktops, also known as Desktop as a Service (DaaS), offer several benefits for businesses and individuals. Here are some key advantages of using hosted cloud desktops: No 1. Flexibility and Scalability: Hosted cloud desktops provide flexibility in terms of accessing your desktop environment from anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. This […]

Top 5 Small Business Cyber Security Threats

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According to the Federation of Small Businesses small firms suffer 10,000 cyber-attacks every day and cybercrime costs the small business community billions of pounds a year. Many small business owners push cyber security to the bottom of a long list of things they must deal with, thinking that larger businesses are the main target for […]

Traditional IT Versus Cloud Computing

We all know that having IT that works efficiently is essential for every business in the modern world. Technology has actually been an integral part of most businesses for at least 40 years, but in the last 10 years the options have expanded and since Covid the IT needs of business have got even more […]

New Ways of Working

Against a backdrop of Brexit and the relaxing of Covid restrictions, do we all really need to rush back to the office? Is your business ahead of the curve when it comes to flexible working and the associated technologies?  What are these new ways of working? Remote working Employees who were previously office-based now work elsewhere. […]

Business data security. Is there a fix all?

No. It’s a broad and increasingly complex strategy. From DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) to social engineering it’s important to understand the risks now, and as they emerge. A weak password is like a broken lock; it’s easy to get past and once inside, cyber criminals can take just about anything. You’d be amazed at some […]

My telecoms provider saved my business…

So it’s happened. Most businesses are now using hosted telephony, either through natural technology evolution or by necessity for those who hadn’t made the switch before the pandemic. Sure there’s a few hulking legacy systems rotting away in comms cabinets here and there but on the whole things seem to be moving in the right […]

It’s time to address your soaring energy costs!

Hosted Desktop vs Traditional on Premise Solution Average cost savings when embracing Sentinels Thin Client and Hosted Desktop Solution with Hosted Business Server. This is based on a 10-user business using desktop PCs and an on-premise business server over the period of a year. At time of writing the average energy costs in the UK […]