The Importance of the Individual – IT Champion

Written By Matt Phillips, Managing Director – IT Champion When I think about the theme for the November Grow Exeter magazine, wellness in the workplace, I think about what we try to do to help our team handle the pressures of working in a business which effectively handles other people’s IT problems. Furthermore how we, as an IT Partner for many local businesses, can directly influence how IT challenges impact the people we support. Perhaps the hardest thing for me when we started IT Champion was getting used to people ringing us with problems –  not because of something we’ve […]

Workshop: A Guide to CRM, Client Portals and Customer Engagement

  You and your colleagues are invited at attend our morning workshop where we will dive into the solutions to customer retention, including insights into the use of Microsoft Dynamics from Ian Bourne of Cloud 2020. Learn how this solution can engage your clients, empower your employees and optimise your business operations.   With the help of our partners OfficeLabs and Cloud 2020, we will demonstrate the pure power of Office365 CRM, the pay monthly CRM software that integrates with the complete 365 suite to enable your organisation to successfully target and win new clients. We will also show you […]

Don’t Have a Plan ‘B’

When the Grow team first discussed the very first edition of their Grow Exeter Magazine being about startup to scale up businesses, I immediately though of some of the companies we work with and the unique and frankly thoroughly impressive journeys they and their teams have been through. First, I should wish Dan, Llew and the Grow team the very best of luck in the launch of this publication and it’s only through their startup that Exeter now has its only dedicated business magazine and something we were keen to be involved in from the outset. It’s been tough choosing […]

Breakfast Briefing: Bringing Power to your Business with Microsoft

IT Champion would like to invite you to their latest event, a free Breakfast Briefing focused on how you can improve your business with Microsoft, in collaboration with OfficeLabs. If you’re a business owner or IT manager looking to get more out of Microsoft, join us on September 22nd and learn how you can utilise it more effectively for your business. The briefing will cover Microsoft 365, Power BI, and SharePoint Online. Everybody’s talking about Power BI but exactly what is it and what can it actually do?  On average, less than 15% of existing Office 365 users are using any features other than Exchange online and Microsoft Office. Could […]

Grow Exeter Magazine is proud to announce IT Champion as their main sponsor!

IT Champion, based in Southernhay Exeter, was founded in 2009, and prides itself in providing organisations with the latest forms of pro-active IT support, products and services to suit almost every budget. On average, IT Champion answer over 150 phone calls a day and their team assist thousands of people with a fresh & enthusiastic approach. Matt Phillips – Managing Director, IT Champion commented “It’s a really exciting time for the city and the Grow Exeter publication. We are proud to be part of the magazine from day one and look forward to a bright future with the publication” Daniel […]

Can your business cope with a disaster?

Exeter has recently been hit with some high profile disasters that affected the businesses involved and stopped them trading. How would your business cope in this scenario?  What happens if you come into the office and find the server room flooded or worse? A business continuity and disaster recovery plan covers all possible eventualities from data loss, prolonged power failures or internet outages and acts as a road map for the business to ensure they have the right IT support and solutions in place should the worst happen. If it does, there’s a ready-made plan to follow. IT Champion specialises […]

Microsoft Teams rolls out to Office 365 customers worldwide

Today, during a global webcast from Microsoft headquarters, we announced that Microsoft Teams—the chat-based workspace in Office 365—is now generally available in 181 markets and in 19 languages. Since announcing the preview in November, more than 50,000 organizations have started using Microsoft Teams, including Accenture, Alaska Airlines, Cerner Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Expedia, J.B. Hunt, J. Walter Thompson, Hendrick Motorsports, Sage, Trek Bicycle and Three UK. We’ve also introduced more than 100 new features to deliver ongoing innovation and address top customer requests. With more than 85 million active users, Office 365 empowers individuals, teams and entire organizations with the broadest […]

Helping communities bridge the digital divide with Office 365

Saeed Jabbar has spent the last two years building Inclusion, a non-profit determined to close the digital divide in his community of Queens, New York. By providing equal access to technology and job training, Jabbar is opening the information economy to those who are often overlooked. “Forty-seven percent of the workforce is [facing] some kind of automation in the next 25 years,” Jabbar says. “A lot of people are going to lose jobs, and we need to do something immediately to resolve that issue. Giving people coding skills is one of the first steps on that path, so they can […]

Microsoft UK Data Centres continue to build momentum

When we think of some of our most basic human needs – security, health, for instance – we recognise the great deal of trust we place on those who provide these services for us. They, in turn, recognise the tremendous responsibility for continually earning that trust. Against this context, we were pleased that The Ministry of Defence and the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust would turn to us, and be among the first customers to adopt the Microsoft Cloud when we opened our UK data centres. With its launch on 7th September Microsoft was officially the first global cloud […]