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Why it pays to effectively backup your data

20/05/2016

In light of recent news around Salesforce and their unexpected downtime, the importance of effective data backups and restoration procedures has once again been heightened in the minds of many...

Hybrid Cloud - The Best of Both Worlds

19/05/2016

Many businesses have identified a move to the cloud as a way to transform their IT infrastructure for the better. But one of the most common questions we receive is around the arrangement of...

Overlooked Elements of Business Continuity

19/05/2016

Businesses are increasingly seeing the value in Business Continuity. Where in years gone by Business Continuity planning may have been an afterthought or a luxury discussion, it is now seen as...

5 Key Elements of Business Continuity

27/04/2016

Organisations are moving away from the typical office hours into a 24×7 operation to service the increasing demands of their customers. This change means that the cost of downtime is growing...

Data Protection Peace of Mind - 5 Key Questions to Ask

21/04/2016

With increasing importance being placed on data to improve operational efficiency and deliver better service levels, the need for an effective and reliable data protection solution continues to...

Next-Generation Endpoint Security for Businesses

14/04/2016

Endpoint security is the one of the key foundations of an effective cyber-defence strategy for any business. As businesses increasingly utilise mobile devices as a means of improving...

The Badlock Vulnerability: What we know so far

13/04/2016

UPDATE 13/4/16: Since this initial article was written, more information regarding Badlock has been released. Most of the critical issues that arise as a result of Badlock require a...

Meet the Team: James Gallagher

12/04/2016

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

Onyx Group Shortlisted for Prestigious European Award

12/04/2016

UK based IT infrastructure and support specialists Onyx Group have been shortlisted for the “Enterprise Solution of the Year” at the 2016 IT Europa Awards. Now in its eighth year, IT Europa’s...

Ransomware and 'Malvertising'

23/03/2016

Ransomware was clearly the threat of 2015 and could retain the crown in 2016 with the number of high profile cases that are receiving not just industry, but mainstream media attention. If you...

Onyx Group announces appointment of new Director of Client Solutions

21/03/2016

Onyx Group has appointed Andrew Bevan to the position of Director of Client Solutions. This is, for Onyx, another key next step in the company’s ambitious growth strategy for 2016. As part of...

Your 5 Step Cyber-Defence Strategy

16/03/2016

This 5 stage cycle is your how-to guide for creating an effective cyber defence strategy. This process, developed from a framework originally proposed by Onyx partner Symantec, aims to help...

Hybrid Cloud and Digital Business Transformation

02/03/2016

It will come as no surprise that Hybrid Cloud Computing is one of the most prominent trends in the IT world today. Alongside that, digital business transformation is also at the forefront of many...

'DROWN' - Just the Basics

02/03/2016

Another new vulnerability has been disclosed in the aging SSLv2 protocol suite, we’ll cover the basics of what it is and how you can protect yourself and your environment. What is...

Meet the Team: Max Schulberg

26/02/2016

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

Another Day, Another Phishing Campaign

26/02/2016

This week a member of the Onyx team flagged up a suspicious email they had received and asked a member of the security team to investigate further. Upon further inspection it was clear that this...

Asigra Racks Up Yet Another Award

26/02/2016

Earlier this month we reported that Asigra, Onyx’s backup partner of choice, had been nominated as a finalist in the Backup Product of the Year awards for the fourth consecutive year. After...

Onyx Directors to sleep under the stars in homelessness fundraiser

22/02/2016

Chief Executives from across the North East – including Onyx Group’s CEO, Neil Stephenson (@NeilStephenson0), and Operations Director, Paul Crinnion (@PaulCrin), are set to vacate the comfort of...

The Rise of the Cloud

12/02/2016

An increasing number of businesses are beginning to adopt cloud based solutions for their business. Whether this be for Hosting or Backup, organisations are starting to identify off-premise cloud...

How Cloud Backup Saves you Time and Money

12/02/2016

This infographic from Asigra, Onyx’s trusted Cloud Backup Partner, details the real world savings that businesses across the globe have experienced since adopting an Asigra powered Cloud Backup...

Asigra Named as Finalist in Backup Product of the Year Awards

11/02/2016

Onyx Group’s Cloud Backup partner, Asigra, has been nominated as a finalist in the Storage Provider Magazine Product of the Year Awards. Each year a panel of providers, users, magazine editors...

Onyx Group reaches new heights in 2015 with record-breaking 34% growth

09/02/2016

IT Infrastructure & Support specialist Onyx Group is celebrating another successful twelve months after a year of investment and high-profile deals results in record revenue growth and...

The Safe Haven of the Cloud

03/02/2016

Asigra, Onyx Group’s Cloud Backup Partner, have produced an infographic which looks to explain just why an increasing number of businesses are beginning to feel at home in the cloud. This...

Security News Roundup – December

04/01/2016

This is our monthly roundup of some of the IT security stories you may have missed. Ransomware Reclaims the Spotlight Although it never went away, during December we have seen a rise in the...

Juniper Backdoors - Just the Basics

23/12/2015

Whilst there have been several high-profile debates around the need for, and requirement to implement, backdoors in security protections recently; we’ve had a real-world example of what can...

Onyx Group's Leon Hughes releases Charity recording for Cumbria Flood Relief

23/12/2015

Onyx Group Technical Architect Leon Hughes and his family have released a charity recording of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing in support of the flood relief charities in Cumbria. Every year just...

Ransomware for Christmas

17/12/2015

We have previously discussed ransomware, looking at one particularly prominent variant, Cyrptolocker, and how the threat landscape has changed with advances in both the attack and defence...

Keep the lights on this winter

17/12/2015

Companies across the UK are being encouraged to put procedures in place to reduce the potential disruption facing them this winter, after rain and strong winds wreak havoc throughout the...

The Cost of Downtime and How to Prevent it

11/12/2015

In light of continual high profile data disasters more businesses are beginning to realise the value of having a long term business continuity plan in place. Onyx have worked with a number of...

Getting the Best Value from your Cloud Storage

08/12/2015

A number of cloud storage providers have come under scrutiny from the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) after reports that some may be in breach of consumer law by increasing prices and...

Introducing Asigra Backup Lifecycle Management

03/12/2015

With businesses producing increasing levels of information, it will come as no surprise that the importance of different data sets can vary drastically. For example it may be crucial to update...

Security News Roundup - November

30/11/2015

This is our monthly roundup of some of the IT security stories you may have missed. Double Trouble for Dell Dell have come under fire twice this month with the news that they have...

Meet The Team: Harrison Sherlock

27/11/2015

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

Practical Applications of the Cloud

26/11/2015

When people talk about the cloud it is often in terms of product benefits such as the flexibility, scalability and agility of the solutions. These are significant advantages but just how do they...

Newcastle United and Onyx Group Announce Premier IT Initiative

24/11/2015

Newcastle United Football Club have announced a new project with local firm Onyx Group as they look to enhance their existing state-of-the-art IT infrastructure as part of their long-term...

Time to upgrade PuTTY

10/11/2015

PuTTY is a common Windows based tool used by system and network administrators to connect to, and manage key network and systems infrastructure using the Secure Shell and Telnet protocols. A...

Sanef on the road to success with Onyx Group

03/11/2015

Leeds-based tolling giants Sanef have boosted their IT Infrastructure by teaming up with IT experts Onyx Group. Headquartered in Paris, Sanef has extended its toll payment service to UK...

Security News Roundup - October

29/10/2015

A number of big names were caught up in cyber security incidents this month, with one major incident taking the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. This is our monthly roundup of some major...

Enterprise Mobility on the Rise

27/10/2015

In a recent study by CIO Magazine 1 , IT decision makers from large UK organisations offered their insights into workforce mobility, and the steps they are taking in order to leverage the maximum...

Meet the Team: Sarah Lean

22/10/2015

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

#ICanHazPDF: Peer Support or Stranger Danger?

21/10/2015

An interesting article from BBC today caught my attention from a security and risk perspective. Academics have been utilising a little-known Twitter hashtag, #ICanHazPDF, to request and share...

Onyx Appoint New CFO to Strengthen Team for Growth

16/10/2015

Onyx Group has appointed Andrew Goldwater, former Managing Director of the Daisy Group to the position of Chief Financial Officer. This is for Onyx, (one of the UK’s leading providers of data...

Serious Cyber Attack Targets UK Internet Users

15/10/2015

After potential loses of over £20m the National Crime Agency (NCA) has urged UK internet users to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against a significant strain of malicious...

The Safe Harbour verdict and how it could impact you

08/10/2015

On Tuesday 6 th October, a verdict from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared that the Safe Harbour framework, which was used to guarantee the security of data being transferred from the...

Onyx brings new features to backup clients with release of Asigra V13 software

01/10/2015

As of 28th of September all Onyx backup customers can benefit from an array of new features due to an upgrade in the software from our backup partner Asigra. This update replaces the previous...

Onyx Backup Partner Asigra Ranked Among Top Enterprise Backup Solutions

29/09/2015

Onyx partner Asigra continues to solidify its place as one of the industry’s most trusted and reputable cloud backup solutions with outstanding reviews from the G2 Crowd User Review Platform once...

Meet the Team: Jemma Herrell

03/09/2015

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

Windows 10: Should your business upgrade to the new operating system?

10/08/2015

Following the launch of Windows 10 on the 29th July 2015, the decision on whether to make the move to new Operating System (OS) has been high on the agenda for many businesses throughout the UK....

Onyx Cloud Backup wins Techtarget’s 2015 quality award for top Enterprise Backup Software

07/08/2015

Asigra, a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986 who provide the platform for Onyx Group’s Cloud Backup services, today announced that TechTarget has awarded it

Meet the Team: George Sanger

07/08/2015

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

Meet the team: Mark Major

30/06/2015

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

Customer Notice : Fake Online Opinion Surveys

30/06/2015

Recently we have encountered, and had several clients report, an ‘Opinion Survey’ purportedly to be from ourselves; and as a reward for completing the survey respondents may claim a ‘Free...

How Secure is Cloud Hosting?

26/06/2015

It’s easy to understand why cloud hosting is becoming an increasingly appealing option for companies looking for a data-hosting solution. The appeal of having your data securely backed up and...

Ransomware: The evolving threat landscape

25/06/2015

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...

North East to become IT stronghold with the opening of new Service Management Centre

25/06/2015

North East-based IT infrastructure & Support specialists Onyx Group have announced the opening of a new Service Management Centre at their Newcastle-based Data Centre facility. The Service...

Should you join the cloud revolution?

08/06/2015

The IT infrastructure landscape is undergoing a significant transformation for large corporate organisations, driven by the unprecedented growth of cloud computing, a truly disruptive technology....

Meet the Team: Parag Nawathe

29/05/2015

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

Scotland’s Digital Future: Onyx Group awarded place on Scottish Government IT framework

29/05/2015

Edinburgh-based Data Centre & IT infrastructure experts Onyx Group have been announced as one of the suppliers on the Hosting Services framework for the Scottish Government. The framework for...

VENOM Vulnerability - Just the Basics

18/05/2015

What is VENOM? Virtualised Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation or to put it simply, VENOM, is a vulnerability in virtualised environments that allows attackers to access the host...

Legal Services Flying With Fully Managed Cloud

05/05/2015

While Forbes reports that ‘cloud adoption is inexorably moving forward, the genie has left the bottle,’ is cloud answering the wishes of those organisations who’ve already made the move? This is...

Meet the Team: Tony Illingworth

01/05/2015

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

Award winning partnership gives UK businesses a voice

30/04/2015

UK businesses Onyx Group and Active Voice & Data are celebrating after being announced as winners of the “Private Cloud Solution of the Year” award at the recent Unify annual partner conference...

Private Cloud Protects the Public Sector

29/04/2015

With UK cloud adoption rates growing by 61% in the last four years, cloud is on a continual upward trend. However, many companies are wondering how influential a cloud computing solution would...

Yorkshire Data Centre Achieves PCI DSS Compliance

23/04/2015

IT infrastructure and support provider Onyx Group announces today that their Yorkshire Data Centre has been certified as compliant to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)....

Life's a Holiday with Hybrid Cloud

22/04/2015

“Cloud has set the stage for a new approach to IT that enables individuals and businesses to choose how they acquire or deliver IT services,” according to David Cearley, Vice President and...

Why backups are essential to cloud computing

10/04/2015

Cloud computing platforms are, without question, the most powerful and effective answer yet to the Big Data question. With companies around the world creating information at a rate never before...

Meet the team: Paul Crinnion

27/03/2015

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

Onyx Group named Mid-Sized Managed Services Provider of the Year for UK & Ireland

17/03/2015

IT infrastructure & Support specialists Onyx Group have been announced as winners of the “Mid-Size MSP of the Year 2014 UK and Ireland” category at the recent Kaseya User conference in...

Hybrid - A Smoother and Smarter Journey to the Cloud

11/03/2015

Recently we highlighted some of the key considerations when assessing whether your organisation is cloud ready. However a cloud hosting solution does not have to be all or nothing. While some...

Onyx Group confirm seven-figure investment into Core network.

06/03/2015

Businesses throughout the UK are poised to benefit from faster and more resilient connectivity as Data Centre & Cloud specialists Onyx Group announce a tenfold increase in capacity with their...

'FREAK' - Just The basics

05/03/2015

What is FREAK? FREAK, more officially designated CVE-2015-0204, is another Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack against SSL/TLS encryption. Under normal circumstances when communicating over an...

Onyx Named Top Performing Business in Scotland

04/03/2015

Data Centre & Cloud specialists Onyx Group have been announced as winners of the “Best Performing Business in Scotland” category at the 4th Annual Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business...

Onyx Group named Public Sector Cloud Supplier

26/02/2015

Data Centre & Cloud specialists Onyx Group have once again been named as one of the Cloud Computing suppliers to the government. In a move that aims to create a user-friendly, one-stop shop for...

Meet the Team: Steve Tron

26/02/2015

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

Are You Cloud Ready?

25/02/2015

The cloud is a powerful tool. Many organisations have already realised its potential to play an important role in achieving their business objectives. However implementing a new infrastructure...

Onyx announced as new UK partner for leading DDoS security solution

18/02/2015

Onyx Group have today announced an exciting new partnership with Sentrix to deliver a game-changing website security solution to businesses throughout the UK in the fight against Distributed...

What's it like working in a Data Centre?

13/02/2015

When it comes to Data Centres, Onyx are experts. Owning and operating five state of the art data centres across the UK all offering modern cooling techniques, fire suppression and uninterrupted...

Colocation: The pros and cons

09/02/2015

With the burgeoning trend towards buying managed IT services, there’s more potential than ever for your IT infrastructure to help achieve your business goals. Cloud and colocation are the two...

Cloud or Colocation: Which way to go in 2015?

30/01/2015

A more resilient, reliable and secure network and best value from your budget – these are just some of the reasons why buying managed IT services and getting your infrastructure right makes...

Meet the Team: Andy Rigby

28/01/2015

In this edition of our Meet the Team feature, we speak to Andy Rigby, one of our leading Data Centre Engineers who talks all things hosting and tells us some tales from his time working in one of...

Top 10 Cloud Computing Tips

28/01/2015

Neil Stephenson, CEO of Onyx Group, one of the UK’s leading and longest established providers of IT infrastructure, offers his top ten cloud computing tips. Prioritise security. Loss or...

Onyx Group Achieve PCI DSS Compliance

21/01/2015

Onyx Group are delighted to announce that we have been certified as compliant to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Onyx Group’s Newcastle data centre has been certified to...

The Sony hacking - what have we learned?

15/01/2015

The recent hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has had wide-ranging consequences for the company and its ongoing security. Most recently, the announcement that the film believed to have triggered...

Onyx Group urges Yorkshire businesses to prepare for adverse weather

15/01/2015

Met Office official weather warnings for Northern England and Scotland say there may be power cuts, transport chaos and damage to homes and buildings, as well as implications for many...

Managed vs Unmanaged Cloud Hosting: What's the difference?

09/01/2015

Cloud hosting can be a great decision for a business. It offers both financial and practical benefits over traditional hosting, giving you peace of mind, large amounts of storage, and reduced IT...

Fast-growing Onyx Group active on the acquisition trail

19/12/2014

Innovative IT infrastructure and support services provider, Onyx Group, today announced the acquisition of Knowledge IT, a highly accredited ICT solutions and support firm. After three years of...

Crathorne Hall Hotel reopens with help from Onyx Group

27/11/2014

It’s business as usual for Crathorne Hall as hotel reopens and key personnel continue to operate at their backup site provided by local IT firm Onyx Group. Despite the devastating blaze that...

Meet the Team: Andrew Waite

27/11/2014

Each month we will be introducing a different member of the Onyx team and getting to know a little more about them, their job, and their experiences in their field of expertise. This month we...

The History of the Cloud - An Interactive Infographic

13/11/2014

It’s estimated that by the end of 2014 the global cloud computing industry is predicted to be worth an incredible $150 billion. But where did the cloud come from? The team here at Onyx have...

SCHANNEL Vulnerability - Just the Basics

13/11/2014

What is the SCHANNEL vulnerability? SCHANNEL is a component of Microsoft’ implementation of the SSL protocol (which has been the target of some intense scrutiny in recent months – see

How the legal industry is finally adopting the cloud

06/11/2014

Those who were quick to make the switch to the cloud may find the idea ridiculous that the old cautions, fears and uncertainty still leave many hesitant about adopting cloud services, at least in...

Celebrating 20 years of providing IT Solutions

06/11/2014

One of the UK’s leading and longest established providers of IT infrastructure and support is celebrating 20 years in business. Onyx Group, which started its life in 1994 as an ISP provider in...

Security News Roundup - October

05/11/2014

October saw a few big names being hit with security issues, and a warning about one of the most common types of peripheral device on the market. Here’s our roundup of the month’s top computer...

'POODLE' - Just the Basics

15/10/2014

Another week and another vulnerability is doing the rounds; or at least that’s what it seems. Once again the marketing team have been in full swing so we’ll introduce you to POODLE, a newly...

SandWorm - Just the Basics

15/10/2014

The vulnerability marketing machine is in full-flow this week, this time bringing us ‘SandWorm’ 1; a flaw in Windows operating systems that can allow a malicious party to take control of the...

Security News Roundup - September

07/10/2014

From Gmail to Ebay, some of the biggest names online were hit by security concerns in September. Here’s our roundup of the month’s top data hosting and online security stories: Shellshock flaw...

'ShellShock' - Just the Basics

29/09/2014

It seems every new system vulnerability these days has a full strength marketing and PR team designing logos and developing ‘catchy’ names; this is how the bug in Bash classified as CVE-2014-6271...

Four Out Of Five SMEs Will Be Cloud Reliant By 2020

24/09/2014

It’s no secret that more and more businesses are using the cloud each day and the trend looks as if it’s set to continue well into the future. Recent research from Intuit, a global business...

Celebrating 20 Years of Onyx: A Timeline

23/09/2014

It’s come around quickly, but we’re happy to be in our twentieth year. We’ve created a timeline to show where we’ve come from and how our business has evolved through the years. From our original...

Regional Businesses Learn More About Big Data

17/09/2014

Businesses representatives from the Yorkshire Region have taken part in an event looking at how they can get the most out of data. ‘Big Data: Intelligence and Infrastructure’, which was...

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’...

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 Data Centre 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 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

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 simple to...