Turn Ideas Into Reality

The Last 2 years has seen a record number of new small business start ups. In fact 770,000 new businesses appeared in 2020 in the UK. Whilst large enterprises struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic, many people decided this was the time to turn their ideas into reality and start their own businesses.

The female workforce was hit particularly hard with a reported 1.8 times more women losing their jobs compared to men. Etsy has seen a huge increase in new online businesses buying and selling goods A reported 81% of sellers identify as females on the platform.

Turn Your Ideas Into Reality with Saint IT

Saint IT has been around a bit longer then that but we are still passionate about helping small businesses achieve their goals. We literally want to help you turn your ideas into reality! Maybe your dream is big or maybe your dream is just to make a comfortable living, doing what you enjoy. We are here for you. and we LOVE what we do too.

Just listen to one of our youngest clients

“Saint IT Ltd helped make my website dreams come true!!! With lots of help and support from Maarten, Saint IT Ltd created an extremely professional looking and highly functional online store for my crafting passion! They work to a deadline amazingly well and even launched it on a Sunday on personal request! Absolutely could not recommend them enough!!!”

Kraftsbykiah.co.uk

2020 named ‘Year of the Start-up’ with record 770,000 UK businesses created

According to a report by Smallbusiness.co.uk There were 305,608 online and mail order businesses created in 2020 compared to 13,615 in 2019. Buying and selling property was the third most popular source of new businesses created, growing by 40 per cent compared to 2019. The number of takeaway shops created increased by 33 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019.

We think it’s amazing that despite the huge challenges of the last 2 years that so many of you dared to dream. with many of us suffering great loss and hardships yet the entrepreneurial spirit keeps people dreaming and turning their ideas into reality!

reference: https://smallbusiness.co.uk/2020-named-year-of-the-start-up-as-record-770000-uk-businesses-created-2552978/

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Struggling with your On-Premise services?

Are you still struggling with your On-Premise services?

Then partner with Saint IT and let us help you plan your migration project!

From project scope to project delivery, Saint IT are here to help.

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Microsoft 365 ↗

Make the most of your 365 with premium Office apps, extra cloud storage, advanced security, and more. Microsoft 365 has everything you need to help organize your life. 

With your mail, calendar, and file access in one secure app, you can manage your daily activities in one view with Outlook. The simple, intelligent design helps you read through your emails faster, and sort through emails quickly.

Access your files with the new Office mobile app for Android and iOS, that combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one single app. Focus on what matters with Outlook mobile app, and create files anywhere with OneDrive mobile app.

Azure AD ↗

Use Azure Active Directory Domain Services to join Azure virtual machines to a domain, Take advantage of Azure Active Directory Domain Services Take advantage of Azure Active Directory Domain Services features like domain join, LDAP, NT LAN Manager (NTLM) and Kerberos authentication, which are widely used in enterprises. Migrate legacy directory-aware applications running on-premises to Azure, without having to worry about identity requirements.

Easily deploy line-of-business applications on Linux and Windows Server virtual machines on Azure. You don’t have to deploy domain controllers as Azure virtual machines or use a VPN connection back to your identity infrastructure.

Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). You control how your organization’s devices are used, including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.

You can also configure specific policies to control applications. For example, you can prevent emails from being sent to people outside your organization. Intune also allows people in your organization to use their personal devices for school or work. On personal devices, Intune helps make sure your organization’s data stays protected and can isolate organization data from personal data.

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Struggling with your On-Premise services?

Are you still struggling with your On-Premise services?

Then partner with Saint IT and let us help you plan your migration project!

From project scope to project delivery, Saint IT are here to help.

Check out our IT Services page here review the information below from the Microsoft websites.

Microsoft 365 ↗

Make the most of your 365 with premium Office apps, extra cloud storage, advanced security, and more. Microsoft 365 has everything you need to help organize your life. 

With your mail, calendar, and file access in one secure app, you can manage your daily activities in one view with Outlook. The simple, intelligent design helps you read through your emails faster, and sort through emails quickly.

Access your files with the new Office mobile app for Android and iOS, that combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one single app. Focus on what matters with Outlook mobile app, and create files anywhere with OneDrive mobile app.

Azure AD ↗

Use Azure Active Directory Domain Services to join Azure virtual machines to a domain, Take advantage of Azure Active Directory Domain Services Take advantage of Azure Active Directory Domain Services features like domain join, LDAP, NT LAN Manager (NTLM) and Kerberos authentication, which are widely used in enterprises. Migrate legacy directory-aware applications running on-premises to Azure, without having to worry about identity requirements.

Easily deploy line-of-business applications on Linux and Windows Server virtual machines on Azure. You don’t have to deploy domain controllers as Azure virtual machines or use a VPN connection back to your identity infrastructure.

Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). You control how your organization’s devices are used, including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.

You can also configure specific policies to control applications. For example, you can prevent emails from being sent to people outside your organization. Intune also allows people in your organization to use their personal devices for school or work. On personal devices, Intune helps make sure your organization’s data stays protected and can isolate organization data from personal data.

Call us now!

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Turn Ideas Into Reality

The Last 2 years has seen a record number of new small business start ups. In fact 770,000 new businesses appeared in 2020 in the UK. Whilst large enterprises struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic, many people decided this was the time to turn their ideas into reality and start their own businesses.

The female workforce was hit particularly hard with a reported 1.8 times more women losing their jobs compared to men. Etsy has seen a huge increase in new online businesses buying and selling goods A reported 81% of sellers identify as females on the platform.

Turn Your Ideas Into Reality with Saint IT

Saint IT has been around a bit longer then that but we are still passionate about helping small businesses achieve their goals. We literally want to help you turn your ideas into reality! Maybe your dream is big or maybe your dream is just to make a comfortable living, doing what you enjoy. We are here for you. and we LOVE what we do too.

Just listen to one of our youngest clients

“Saint IT Ltd helped make my website dreams come true!!! With lots of help and support from Maarten, Saint IT Ltd created an extremely professional looking and highly functional online store for my crafting passion! They work to a deadline amazingly well and even launched it on a Sunday on personal request! Absolutely could not recommend them enough!!!”

Kraftsbykiah.co.uk

2020 named ‘Year of the Start-up’ with record 770,000 UK businesses created

According to a report by Smallbusiness.co.uk There were 305,608 online and mail order businesses created in 2020 compared to 13,615 in 2019. Buying and selling property was the third most popular source of new businesses created, growing by 40 per cent compared to 2019. The number of takeaway shops created increased by 33 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019.

We think it’s amazing that despite the huge challenges of the last 2 years that so many of you dared to dream. with many of us suffering great loss and hardships yet the entrepreneurial spirit keeps people dreaming and turning their ideas into reality!

reference: https://smallbusiness.co.uk/2020-named-year-of-the-start-up-as-record-770000-uk-businesses-created-2552978/

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The New Use of Technology in the Jobs Market

The new use of technology in the jobs market in recent months has seen seismic changes both for recruiters and candidates alike. Technology is now an essential part of both attracting, hiring as well as on-boarding new candidates. The use of remote meeting tools, such as Microsoft 365 Teams, has almost completely taken over the interview process. Since the start of 2020 remote meeting solutions were rarely used, with companies still preferring face to face meetings. Now however, this seismic shift, known as Covid-19, has overturned that. Almost 70% of all interviews now take place via digital means.

More Technology changes

I remember in the past you would be at a big disadvantage if you did not drive or have a car to get to work. These days, most Job specs will require you to work from home for at least some of the week. I wonder how long it will take before you will see requirements like “highspeed internet” and a “quiet office space at home” making it onto the job specs.

Attenti executive recruitment

Attenti executive recruitment is a long standing customer of Saint IT. We built a technology solution for Attenti, and provide ongoing support, which has enabled them to effectively reach their executive client base and importantly match them up with candidates. Using technology to match potential candidates with senior executive vacancies is at the core of what Attenti is able to offer. We are proud to be able to support this excellent SME.

Saint IT since our inception in 2016, specialises in providing IT Solutions for the small and medium enterprise. Saint IT supports businesses with work-anywhere-solutions through our partnership with Microsoft 365, NSN and others. Take a look at how we are supporting SMEs, not for profit and charity organisations by improving the use of digital technology in their businesses to first drive efficiencies and secondly increase productivity.

Saint IT offers the SME’s across the UK services for:

  • Managed IT Services
  • IT Consultancy
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Microsoft 365 solutions and support
  • Web design and hosting
  • Multi and hybrid cloud computing
  • Hardware provisioning
  • Network and telephony systems and support
  • Remote working and bring your own device (BYOD)
  • Business continuity services
  • Requirements management and system design
  • Project planning and delivery

Check us out on Linkedin: https://lnkd.in/dVBf55d

Saint IT MS 365 Services

0800 009 3064 /3065

https://attenti.co.uk

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COVID-19 : How do you enhance safety

COVID-19 : How do you enhance the safety of your employees and visitors?

Saint IT have a range of technology which helps keep employees and visitors safe, our entry systems come in three different sizes to suit any size of business or venue;

COVID-19 : How do you enhance safety of your employees and visitors?

Saint IT have a range of technology which helps keep employees and visitors safe, our entry systems come in three different sizes to suit any size of business or venue;

COVID-19 : How do you enhance safety

– Temperature check
– Sanitiser dispenser, Model A
– Mask check (on or off)
– Facial recognition of registered individuals
– Can be integrated into door or barrier access systems
– Wifi or LAN connected
– Indicator lights
– Installation and support services

Restaurants, pubs, offices, manufacturing, retail outlets and venues are all seeing the benefit of this technology

This is part of a range of technology which Saint IT can provide to help combat covid-19 and keep our businesses and economy moving.

Contact us for pricing and further details.

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Tech Giant Google+ Epic Fail

Business success is not automatic, not even for top tech giant Google who recently announced plans to close their Social Media platform Google+

Google+ has suffered for some time with the tough competition in the social media world and clearly failing to keep up.

You would think a Tech Giant like Google to be able to be able to make a success of a social media platform which was originally launched in 2011 as an attempt to compete in the Social Media market. despite initial encouraging signs the platform struggled and underwent a major redesign in 2015.

Goggle+

Following the announcement back in October 2018 of the closure, came another announcement in December that a bug in their API had been found which exposed personal data of its users. talk about the final nail in the coffin! Google did not initially declare this vulnerability. although they claim no 3rd party exploited the bug during the 6 days it was left unfixed.

the full report is found here:

https://blog.google/technology/safety-security/expediting-changes-google-plus/

Google has now contacted all its G+ customers with advise and instructions about the shutting down of the platform and how users can collect personal images from their profiles before it is taken offline.

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House Envy?

House Envy?

Is house envy a thing? We think so. Check out one of our recent web development projects with the award winning Poppy Developments in Devon. Simon and the team at Poppy Developments are creating amazing and unique homes in the South West of the UK. The Cove, a selection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes is Poppy Developments next project.

Saint IT provides IT Solutions for the small and medium enterprise. We create and re-launch websites that attract customers and help your business succeed

Our company principal of customer first drives our determination to understand the business of our customers and how IT can solve challenges and support future growth. We equally understand that our customers need a cost-effective solution appropriate for the size of business. Saint IT believes that we can achieve these results for you.

Saint IT offers the SME’s across the UK services for;

  • Managed IT Services
  • IT Consultancy
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Microsoft 365 solutions and support
  • Web design and hosting
  • Multi and hybrid cloud computing
  • Hardware provisioning
  • Network and telephony systems and support
  • Remote working and bring your own device (BYOD)
  • Business continuity services
  • Requirements management and system design
  • Project planning and delivery

We are a proud supporter of local charities and NFP organisations.

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Network Connectivity for your Business

Are you fed up with your expensive and unreliable Network Connectivity for your Business.

“In an internet driven world, connectivity is one of the most fundamental parts of your business.”

Get in touch with Saint IT and experience the best customer service. An important requirement for buying stable and reliable internet connectivity. Saint IT have partnered with one of our trusted partner to offer network products with unlimited usage, low contention, QoS and static IP addresses  as standard. Coupled with our skilled engineering team mean you are never left lagging behind and you always have the best possible connection into your business. Our reach covers 3 different carriers and 100% of UK exchanges meaning we can tailor a tariff and offering specific to any location making sure we deliver you the best connection possible.

Network Connectivity for your Business

Our Fibre Broadband Services are designed specifically for business users, small to medium sized businesses and remote workers. With options on business care levels and in-built backup options, we have got you covered!

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5 Tips For Your Small Business Home Office

5 Tips For Your Small Business Home Office

Many small business owners will spend between 10 to 14 hours a day sitting at their desk. Working all day in their home office, often all the attention is focused on growing the business, generating new sales, finding new customers, promoting products or services. All of these things are crucially important but it’s all to easy to neglect your own welfare. You must take time and spend money to look after your physical and mental health. Here are 5 tips for your small business home office, in no particular order. These will help you maintain your busy schedule and long hours stuck in your office whilst staying healthy and happy.

Why you should take your Home Office environment serious?

Maybe you previously worked for a large organisation? Maybe you didn’t need to look after your wellbeing so much because someone else was looking out for you. Did you ever get that email from HR, saying they’re coming round to do a “Workstation Assessment”? you probably thought, “I don’t have time for this”, but you went along with it anyway and before you realised, a new keyboard arrived on your desk, or a different chair suddenly appeared. All because your Workstation Assessment uncovered the fact you needed an ergonomic keyboard or lumber adjustment chair which was more suited to prevent that backache you sometimes get or prevent that RSI in your right hand.

Well, now you are your own boss and nobody else is going to look after you or your health. So take some time and consider your office environment, because now, more then ever, you can ill-afford to take time off work for health reasons.

Tip 1 – Spend some money

It seems obvious but spend a bit of money on good quality equipment!

All to often small business owners are trying to save money and minimise what they spend, but the result is they work in a damp basement office with poor ventilation or they are sitting on kitchen chairs for hours on end, or maybe they’re working on that 10 year old laptop with poor screen resolution because ” it still does the job”. Start with a decent quality desk chair which has more levers and buttons then a jumbo Jet to make sure you can get your sitting position just right. Forget popping into a high street store and pick up a nice looking, but utterly inadequate home study chair.

Steelcase Lets B Hi-Back
Task Chair with New Black Leather

Go to the professionals and let them advise you on what a good quality chair looks like. We bought our chair from https://www.2ndhnd.com/ A great company that offer refurbished office chairs. We did some research and we opted for a Steelcase Lets B Hi-Back Task Chair with New Black Leather for £149. It has all the adjustments I need to sit properly, its comfortable and looks great too.




Tip 2 – Don’t stare at your tiny 13″ laptop screen all day

Lightweight compact laptops are great… for resting on your lap…. whilst working on the train or in a hotel room. They are not designed for staring at for 12 hours a day whilst sitting in your office! that’s why they’re called “Laptops”. But you don’t need to spend a fortune on buying a new Desktop Computer. Just get a good quality additional screen (or even a 3rd screen). Make sure it is as least 24″ with a minimum resolution of 1920×1080. We bought this basic DELL E2416H Screen, for less then £120. Its a few years old now but its clear, sharp image and screen size means I’m never straining to read anything on the display.

You can set up your windows environment so that you can extend your desktop to this second screen (hit Windows+ P on your keyboard). Now you can utilise all the available space for the hundreds of windows you have open at any one time (if you’re anything like me). Just check what connection you have on your laptop to make sure you buy a screen with a compatible connector. (I.e. HDMI, DVI, VGA or DisplayPort) adapters do exist from one type to another but they’re not always that great!

We’re using a laptop stand to bring the laptop up to correct height as well.

Tip 3 – Have some good quality entertainment available.

Newsflash! You are your own boss now! You want to watch a bit of TV whilst you’re doing some light admin work? Maybe you fancy blasting your favourite tune on Radio 1? Nobody is going to stop you. Remember you will probably be in this same position in another 10 hours from now. So if you can’t take a break let the break come to you right at your desk. We bought this Panasonic TX-24J330B HD Ready TV with Freeview HD , Black for £149. Now I’m in my happy place watching the Netherlands work their way to the finals in the Euro 2020/2021 whilst I’m working. Although to be honest I might have to move over to the lounge for the big screen for that.

And when I’m not watching the footy? The screen comes with a HDMI port so I can make great use it for my 3rd screen when I’m doing development work and just need another screen to lay things side by side.

Tip 4 – Posture is Everything!

So a good chair is king but without the ability to set your screens at the correct height your posture is still going to suffer and you run the risk of a trip to the GP to get some medication for that chronic back ache again! We bought these highly versatile HUANUO Dual Monitor Stand for 13 to 27 inch Screens, Gas Spring Monitor Arm for Curved Flat Screens, Monitor Mount Support VESA 75/100 mm for just £41.66.

They come as single or double arms and can work well with different sizes and makes of screens. Our workstation looks cool and with all the screens neatly aligned next to each other despite them being slightly different sizes and they are all at the correct eye level to spare my back and neck. In addition because I’m also utilising the laptop as a screen We’re using a laptop stand to bring the laptop up to correct height as well. Here’s a great example of a stylish but cost effective laptop stand https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07P6X63SD/.

And by the way another important benefit of getting a laptop stand and 2nd screen is so that you can stop using that tiny laptop keyboard and mouse pad and get a proper full size keyboard shaped exactly to your hand positions if you need and as a proper mouse. the choices are endless, just try a few and see which are most comfortable for you. RSI is no joke and once you start having problems they’re not always easy to cure.

We bought these highly versatile HUANUO Dual Monitor Stand for 13 to 27 inch Screens, Gas Spring Monitor Arm for Curved Flat Screens, Monitor Mount Support VESA 75/100 mm for just £41.66.

Tip 5 – Make your life simple

So now you’ve got a few gadgets to make your day more enjoyable and keep you in the tip top shape that you are. There is a few things we added to our home office station to finish it off. We now have multiple screens, radio , TV and a Boom Mic for our virtual conferences I needed a simple method of managing all these audio devices. So we bought this very simple Premium 12 Input 2 Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamps/Compressors/British EQs/24 Bit Multi FX Processor and USB/Audio Interface https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008O51872/ for only £72.50.

Now, if the phone rings and the TV is on or the radio in on, there is no mad rush to grab the mouse and mute my audio or find the remote to turn the TV Off, just a quick slide of the main mix slider and everything goes quiet. If we’re in a Teams meeting with a client we can adjust the sound quality, the microphone levels and even the EQ without ever needing to touch the PC.

I know this is a bit overkill for some people. But the point is this; invest in your Home Office so that your time spent in there, which is extensive, keeps you fit and healthy and is enjoyable and fun. We could go on about all the other gadgets we have brought into our home office. From the books on the desk, which I can pick up and read without ever leaving my desk. Or the foot stool under the desk which helps with my posture again. Or even my special VDU varifocal glasses, (bet you didn’t even know they existed? – But ask your Optician). The list goes just goes on and on.

But Don’t forget…

No matter how nice your Home office is now, its important to make sure you do take time away too. Get some fresh air, go for a walk, have your lunch in the garden. Maybe meet a friend for a coffee. A change of scenery does you a world of good.

If you’ve enjoyed this article “5 tips for your small business home office” then leave us a comment below. If you need any help in finding the right equipment for you then just drop us an email at [email protected] Our helpful sales team will be only too pleased to assist you.

Here are 5 tips for your small business home office.

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We might even send you a prize for the best Home Office kit-out we have found!

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