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Celebgate Scandal: Is Your Business Critical Data Secure?

15/09/2014

At the end of August 2014, outrage was sparked when several celebrities’ cloud hosting accounts were hacked and their personal and explicit photographs were taken and posted across the...

Security News Roundup - August

11/09/2014

August saw a few big stories in the news about data security. Here’s our roundup of the month’s top stories. Sony and Xbox hit by DDoS Attack Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit by a DDoS...

Cloud technology - which solution is best for you?

08/09/2014

As an established provider of cloud-based computing solutions, one of the most commonly-received questions at Onyx is about the three different types of cloud setup that are available: public,...

Big Data: Realising Opportunities and Assessing Risk

19/08/2014

Big data allows companies to pull together related information and generate a snapshot of a customer in an instant. For example, information relating to phone calls, personal details, order...

Why More Businesses Are Making The Switch To Agentless Cloud Backup

15/08/2014

As any system administrator will agree, managing software agents can be a challenge. Not only do you need to ensure the agent is running on each device, but you also need to match agents to the...

Celebrating 25 Years Of The World Wide Web - An Interactive Infographic

13/08/2014

Did you know that the first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer back in 1995 for $14.83? As 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the world wide web, the team here at Onyx are taking users...

Big Data Event to Showcase Opportunities for Business

12/08/2014

A national provider of IT infrastructure is staging an event in the Sheffield City Region to show businesses how best to get the most out of data. ‘Big Data: Intelligence and Infrastructure’...

Ransomware: The evolving threat landscape

07/08/2014

We covered the rise of ransomware previously, discussing the most prominent variant – Cryptolocker . Fortunately and unfortunately the threat landscape is constantly changing as both attack and...

Connecting the future: Onyx Group named on prestigious framework

06/08/2014

Data Centre & IT Infrastructure specialists Onyx Group have been awarded a place on the telecommunications framework, a service from Jisc, to supply IT connectivity solutions for the UK education...

What If It All Goes Wrong? How Workplace Recovery Could Save Your Business

25/07/2014

With natural disasters from tsunamis and volcanic eruptions to hurricanes frequently grabbing the headlines, it’s small wonder that business continuity and disaster recovery have become hot...

DFS turn to Onyx Group for comfort over business continuity plans

23/07/2014

National furniture retailer DFS is using the support from a Yorkshire-based I.T. infrastructure company for its business continuity procedures. DFS’ head office on Rockingham Way,...

HMRC Phishing Scam

23/07/2014

This morning started with a common enough security event, several users had received suspicious emails and requested expert analysis from the Security team. Take-away #1: Security awareness...

BBC Powers Radio Using The Cloud

17/07/2014

Businesses across the world are starting to utilise the power of the cloud. From IT and finance conglomerates, to the media, cloud technology is being used more than ever before. The BBC, one of...

Why Choose Managed Hosting?

02/07/2014

Anyone looking for IT hosting services has a plethora of different providers to choose from. In terms of the equipment that they use to host your data and software these providers are usually...

Why Consumer Cloud Backup Isn't Good Enough for Businesses

30/06/2014

When it comes to choosing a cloud hosting and cloud backup solution for your business, there are many options and factors to consider. You want a reliable and robust service that promises...

Onyx Group named official Public Sector Cloud Supplier

26/06/2014

Data Centre & Cloud specialists Onyx Group are celebrating once more as they have been named as one of the official Cloud Computing suppliers to the government. Following the launch of the...

Data Sovereignty - How Secure Is Your Data Overseas?

17/06/2014

A quarter of British and Canadian companies that use US cloud hosting services are planning to move their data to another country, according to a recent reports. The findings are a result of...

The Latest Trends in Cloud Computing (June 2014)

12/06/2014

It seems like only yesterday that cloud computing was being hailed as the ‘next big thing’ in technology. Although the concept was technically created in the 1950s, it really took off in the late...

The 5 Top Data Centre Myths Debunked

10/06/2014

As our world continues to become increasingly digitised, data centres have started to form the very foundation on which our digital lives depend. But yet, there are many misconceptions...

Why Business Startups Should Use The Cloud

06/06/2014

The business world is changing constantly and it’s vital for a startup business to adapt and stay stay ahead of the curve. Whether it’s working on a new product or service, or coping with...

Utilitywise and Onyx Team up in New Deal

05/06/2014

Energy management company Utilitywise has been called in by Onyx Group to improve energy efficiency at the data centre and IT infrastructure specialists. Onyx Group operates 5 large data...

GoZeus: What is the threat?

03/06/2014

GameOver Zeus (or GoZues as it is also known) is a spiritual successor to the long running malware strain Zeus; once a machine is infected the malware silently monitors a user’s actions looking...

Checklist for Choosing a Colocation Provider

29/05/2014

Moving your business critical data to a colocation facility can often be a confusing time. Previously we’ve spoken about the benefits of why colocation is perfect for your business, but what are...

Onyx Launch Official Partnership on the C4L Partner Network

28/05/2014

Onyx has today announced they are a ‘Professional’ Partner on the C4L Partner Network. C4L provide Onyx with a larger portfolio of resilient services to offer their clients, while Onyx offer...

Why Me? Tales from the Honeypot

27/05/2014

When we start talking to clients about their resilience against security threats one common question, amongst many others, that we hear is “Why would anyone want to hack us?”. There are many...

Onyx Finalist For 'Cloud Services Provider Of The Year' Award at Business Continuity Awards

13/05/2014

We’re incredibly proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted in the ‘Cloud Services Provider of the Year’ category at the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2014 Now in its sixteenth year, the...

How cloud computing is impacting everyday life

09/05/2014

Cloud computing is often talked about in terms of how important and beneficial it has been to businesses. Cost effectiveness, data security, mobile access, and scalability have all been discussed...

Opening Yorkshire Datacentre helps to attract county clients for Onyx

08/05/2014

A leading UK provider of IT infrastructure and support believes being based in Yorkshire is helping it to better address technology challenges faced by businesses in the county. Onyx Group...

10 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Cloud Provider

29/04/2014

With many businesses making the switch to cloud based solutions, including data storage, online hosting and cloud backup, it’s important that you select the right cloud provider. Here are 10...

Microsoft Warns of Internet Explorer flaw: Are you safe?

28/04/2014

This weekend, a major security flaw has been spotted in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser that could potentially let hackers gain access and user rights to your computer. The security...

Microsoft Ends Support For Windows XP: Be Prepared

15/04/2014

Last week finally saw the end of Microsoft’s support for Windows XP. After its debut in 2001, Windows XP went on to become one of the biggest selling operating systems of all time and after 13...

Beginners Guide: What is the cloud?

10/04/2014

Technology providers have been raving about how important the cloud is for years. For backing up, hosting and managing data, it has proven to be one of the best solutions out there; it looks like...

The Heartbleed Bug

09/04/2014

Yesterday was an interesting and busy day for those on both sides of the information security fence. A critical vulnerability was publicly disclosed in the widely used library OpenSSL, which...

Five Reasons Colocation Is Perfect For Your Business

02/04/2014

For many businesses handling data is a necessity, whether it is their own or their customers’. Additionally, server maintenance and security is hugely beneficial; no matter what your storage...

Avoiding Data Disasters

01/04/2014

Back in the day, worries about being the victim of a criminal act only arose when you heard that a house several streets away from where you lived had been burgled. A common reaction would have...

BEGINNERS GUIDE: What is a Data Centre?

13/03/2014

All businesses work with large amounts of data on a daily basis, whether it is their own or their clients’. Software packages, from accounting to CRM, are also essential to the day to day running...

A guide to protecting your business’ data

12/03/2014

Is your business data fully secure and protected? If not, the implications could be at best inconvenient and at worst critical. The Onyx Group runs five data centres throughout the UK, and we...

Ransomware and the need for comprehensive backups

11/03/2014

The latest malware threat, CryptoLocker has been making waves in networks and the media since it rose from the murky depth mid-2013; and has resulted in a large and costly headache for...

Onyx Group Growth in the Clouds

20/02/2014

Onyx Group, one of the UK’s leading and longest established providers of IT infrastructure and support, have delivered another year of strong growth. In the year where Onyx Group celebrates its...

Onyx launch revitalised Business Partner programme

21/01/2014

Data Centre & IT Infrastructure provider Onyx Group have revealed the details of their re-launched Business Partner Programme. Onyx will be offering three distinct programmes for companies...

Keep the wheels of business turning this winter

03/12/2013

Companies all across the region are being encouraged to put procedures in place to reduce the potential disruption facing them this winter. Long-range forecasters are predicting that Britain...

Onyx Group celebrates 10th anniversary of data centre

19/11/2013

Data Centre & IT Infrastructure provider Onyx Group has marked another milestone in its success, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the opening of its first data centre in Newcastle upon...

Onyx set the standard with key appointments

12/11/2013

Onyx Group, a leading UK supplier of data centres and IT infrastructure, have made two key appointments in the executive team, which continue its recent drive to invest in both people and...

Onyx toasts another data centre chapter

05/11/2013

Data Centre & IT Infrastructure provider Onyx Group are celebrating the next stage of their growth as the expansion of their flagship Edinburgh Data Centre creates new jobs and new opportunities...

The Benefits of Colocation and Hosted Services

31/10/2013

There are a number of factors that are currently driving the adoption of colocation IT solutions. The advantages are visible within the context of an increasing digital economy. Internet-based...

Choosing the right cloud for your business

17/10/2013

Abstract Cloud computing by its very nature is diverse and is characterised by the various models and services in which it can be implemented. Whilst the concept of cloud computing is fairly...