Top ten tips for video calling whilst you work from home

The need for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic has meant that as many as one in four of us now work remotely. Of course, the need to communicate effectively is still incredibly crucial, and video conferencing has played a vital role in ensuring working teams are all on the same page – even when …

Hosted Exchange Platform – TLS changes

In December 2017, Microsoft announced that in October 2020 they would disable older versions of their Transport Layer Security (TLS) in Hosted Exchange and Office/Microsoft 365. This means that following this change, users must use version software that uses version 1.2 of TLS or above to connect to Hosted Exchange. catalyst2 will be applying this …

And the 2020 Best Customer Service Award goes to… catalyst2!

Last week, The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK), an esteemed British body representing internet service providers, held its renowned Annual UK Internet Industry Awards ceremony, also known as the ISPAs. For the past 22 years, the awards have brought together a plethora of companies within the ISP industry in the UK – regardless of …

Which Tech Solutions Should You Invest In Before 2021?

Regardless of whether or not you are familiar with the goings-on in the world of technology, the chances are that, at the very least, you will recognise that there have been countless advancements made in recent years. Thanks to the equipment that we have available, the software and services which are now available are simply …

Managed cloud hosting

Businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries are leaning towards managed cloud services. In January 2020, Gartner predicted that adoption to the cloud will continue to grow, and it is. Moving to the cloud has many distinct advantages, so let’s take a look into the world of managed cloud hosting. First of all, what does …

Viewing invoices for Dedicated Servers

If you would like to view all your old invoices, you can click on the link in a recent invoice email. This will then take you to a screen that looks like this: If you click on the outstanding bills link at the top that is highlighted, you will then be taken to a screen …

SOC2 hosting versus ISO 27001

In an ever-changing world, the risk of cyber-attacks and threats to data security is in the mind’s eye of every business. Therefore, it makes good business sense to always be on the lookout for the most bulletproof and secure way to manage data, to protect a business’s interests and that of its customers. Globally, there …

Why should your business use a managed dedicated server?

A dedicated server is a type of website host in which the user has the exclusive use of the entire server. If your business currently uses a shared hosting server, you may have experienced some hosting problems. This is because other websites are using the same server, which means you are competing for limited server …

Changes to SSLs lifespans

At catalyst2 we sell a range of SSLs, however from the 1st September, we will only be selling 1-year SSLs. To learn more about SSLs and the new changes to the certificates, continue reading. What are SSLs? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is an internet security protocol which is encryption-based. SSL certificates are …

catalyst2’s Haiti Clean Water Project

catalyst2 are a managed hosting provider and are known as one of the most trusted names in UK hosting. We pride ourselves on being an eco-friendly company, and this extends far beyond good intentions. As part of our efforts to become more eco-conscious, we are active supporters of many climate positive projects. One of the …