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Taking part in a wheely good cause

A three-strong team from Activ Technology, has completed a 100 mile bike ride from its office in Dumfries to its headquarters in Newcastle, to raise funds for the charity, Changing Lives. Formed in 2010, the company has 30 staff and is a managed service provider for IT and telecommunications across the North of England and […]

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Exam success for dancing queen, Lauren Robison and IT enthusiast, Harry Young

The development of younger members of our team and their enthusiasm to learn has been great to witness. We are committed to encouraging young talent and are proud to have developed the careers of many people within our workforce. Harry Young has successfully completed his IT and networking apprenticeship with training provider, QA, to become […]

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Case study: Newcastle Falcons

“A bespoke mobile package that was far more cost-effective and flexible for the client and which was fully supported by a dedicated internal account manager.” About Newcastle Falcons The rugby union team is in the English Premiership and was established in 1877. It played as Gosforth Football Club until 1990, when it changed to Newcastle Gosforth and moved […]

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Dean Cowens, sales manager at Activ Technology, discusses the benefits of BT migrating customers to IP Voice

In 2025 BT will switch all ISDN lines and migrate customers to IP Voice or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) with the internet as the transmission medium or network for telephone calls. What does this mean for customers? Closing down its public-switched telephone network is a dynamic step for BT, marking a move to a […]

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Case study: Hewats Solicitors & Estate Agents

About Hewats Solicitors & Estate Agents Hewats is one of the longest established legal practices in Galloway in South West Scotland, dating back to 1841. The firm provides a broad range of legal services to the local community and also to clients from further afield. Long-standing relationship Hewats is on a long-term journey with Activ. […]

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Head of information technology at Activ Technology, John Prescott, urges Microsoft users to start planning for the end of Windows support in 2020.

Are you still using Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Small Business Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2011 or Exchange 2010? If so, now is the time to begin looking at a migration strategy as they all come to the end of support in January 2020. What does this mean for users? It […]

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The environment in which we work in is a top priority

Developing a strong work-place culture and showcasing our support for a number of North-East based initiatives, including sponsorship of Newcastle Falcons, has boosted our status as a workplace of choice. We very much look to support organisations which mirror our own values – teamwork, dedication and loyalty. So, as a company which places strong emphasis […]

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