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Intuity Technologies Merges with myITdepartment

Intuity Technologies Merges with myITdepartment The merger was announced today of one of Irelands fastest growing Managed IT providers, Intuity Technologies with myITdepartment, a Roscommon based MSP with an eighteen-year track record in delivering independent IT services from desktop to data centre. This latest merger brings the Intuity Technologies team to 85 professionals and is […]

The Intuity Approach to Managed IT

with Stephen Dwyer, Head of Technical Solutions at Intuity Technologies The renowned Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy is an unlikely source of inspiration for this month’s Leading Through Tech blog. In one of his short stories, Tolstoy delivers a phrase for the ages; “Put out the fire before it spreads”. This resonates so much at Intuity […]

Intuity Extend Partnership with Connacht Rugby

Pictured at the announcement are (L-R) :  Peter Wilkins, Defence Coach;  Andy Friend, Head Coach and Jimmy Duffy, Forwards Coach. Intuity Technologies extend their role as Connacht Rugby IT Systems and Security Partner Intuity Technologies, today announced it will renew its role as Connacht Rugby IT Systems and Security Partner. Intuity Technologies have been working closely […]

Leading Through Tech Security Report

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ― Benjamin Franklin You may not have heard of Ed Skoudis. Ed is one of the world’s leading Cybersecurity experts. He specialises in teaching security professionals the latest techniques to counter hackers and is often the first person brought in by Governments when there is [...]

Email Security

Email Security Solution The Intuity Technologies email security solution helps protect users from advanced cyber threats, such as phishing, spear phishing, and malware. Fed by data from more than 1 billion mailboxes, the predictive email defence solution leverages AI and machine learning to protect you from unknown, targeted attacks. This is the only native email [...]

Virtual CUMA conference

The CUMA Conference - but not as we know it! What a strange experience in the middle of a pandemic to attend the annual CUMA conference virtually! It was great to chat to attendees, albeit without the scones and jam, and we missed the huge canisters of coffee, it was tough feeding our caffeine habit [...]

Reporting and the POWER of Business Intelligence

with Mike Cox, Head of Business Solutions, Intuity Technologies When we engage with clients to develop bespoke solutions, one of the key topics we always discuss is reporting. I find myself explaining a perspective that can sometimes be new to my audience so I’ve decided to try to lay it out in this article. Reporting  [...]

Is your business ready for agile working?

with Mark Lyons, Head of MPS Sales, Intuity Technologies Covid-19 has changed the way we work, not only during the present pandemic crisis and the continuing roller coaster of lockdowns, but into the medium and long-term business cycle also. Most companies have managed to put the technologies in place to allow employees to work from [...]

Effective Team Goal Setting

Effective Team Goal Setting The start of any year is often a time for reflection and setting our intentions for the new year. Whether as a team or individually, we can look back on 2020 and ask ourselves some questions; What have we learned from last year? What helped us overcome challenges? What should we [...]

Leading Business Through Tech

In the Ever-Changing Pandemic Landscape, Technology will address the most Complex Business challenges.  The advent of remote working has heralded a new age in how we do business in Ireland. Heavy trends towards investment targeted at improving user IT security and the purchase of equipment and software to support our remote workers is a focal [...]

Intuity Top Tips: New Habits to Improve Security

One of the things we are super strict about at Intuity is Security. We instil this in our team from the minute they join us. Improving our IT Security as a team and individually is a continuous focus, and one in which we renew at the start of every year. Here is one simple habit [...]

2020 The Year of Resilience

On behalf of the Intuity Technologies team, I would like to take this opportunity to wish our clients, partners and friends, their teams and family well, especially those who have been affected by the Corona Virus.   Words like challenging and unprecedented and tumultuous have become part of our vernacular over the last year in […]

Connacht Rugby look back on 2020

How will we remember 2020? There comes a time in one’s life where you were alive for major moments in history which are the ones that you will always remember as clear as day even as you age. For many Irish people, the summer of 1990 will be forever etched in their minds as a […]

The Security Rollercoaster

Retaining our ISO Certification As Intuity retain and expand our ISO Certification for another year, our Key Account Director, Thomas Cox takes a moment to reflect on what this certification means to us at Intuity and how it has shaped the way we all now think about data security here at Intuity Technologies. In early […]

Intuity take a virtual stand at Cyber Expo Ireland 2020

Taking part in a virtual exhibition – Cyber Expo Ireland 2020 A key function we deliver to our clients is keeping ourselves and them informed of what exactly is  really happening out there. When we say out there, we mean in the wider technology sector and also in our clients’ individual sectors through the lens […]

Technology & Covid-19: What’s New? What’s Better? What’s Gone?

Technology & COVID: What’s New? What’s Better? What’s Gone? The end of the year is always a time for reflection, however, with everything that has happened since the start of 2020 all the usual timelines and rules have been ripped up and thrown away. This year has flipped back and forth between feeling long and […]

ITIL Diary 6 : Request Fulfillment

We are in the middle of designing our new Request Fulfilment process for the ITIL Project and it is starting to take shape. Unlike Event Management which happens quietly in the background, Request Fulfilment is going to be a process that our customers experience everyday as they interact with the Service Desk. Let’s break down […]

ITIL Diary 5 : Event Management reduces fear and builds improvements

While Halloween might be a frightful time for some, Event Management has taught the team at Intuity that there is nothing to fear. Events are alerts that let us know when something has gone wrong or something may go wrong, kind of like those jumpy moments from your favourite horror movie. The goal of Event […]

Cyber Security Myths Busted

Cyber Security Myths Busted Guest Blog from KnowBe4 Security Team It’s time for a pop quiz: Which of the following is a myth? Only people in high-power positions are targets of cybersecurity attacks.  High-tech hackers pose the highest threat to your organization.  Cybersecurity is a highly technical process that only your IT department can handle. […]

Guest Blog : Cyber Expo & YOU Are invited

Intuity to join security leaders at Renaissance Cyber Expo & Conference 2020! Now in its fourth year, the Renaissance Cyber Expo & Conference is established as one of the premier events for IT decision-makers to meet industry experts and discuss the latest trends and solutions across the cybersecurity landscape. Given the current landscape the 2020 […]

Cyber Security: Protect Your Business While Working From Anywhere

Better Protect Your Business in a “Work from Anywhere” World  Guest Blog from Datto Now more than ever, we are seeing a huge rise in cyber attacks. With businesses relocating from offices to home, it’s never been more important to make sure every business has the right protection. This month is the European Cyber Security […]

The Phishing Experience @ Intuity

AT Intuity : Security is King Intuity Technologies is an ISO-27001 certified company since 2011. End user security awareness is an integral part of the defence in today’s cyber security threat landscape. We are continuously improving on strengthening the company’s culture on information security matters.  We are fully aware of the problem’s organisations face with […]

Cyber Crime During Covid-19

Cyber Crime During Covid-19 Our guest blog this month is written by Brian O’ Mara ACII, Account Executive at O’Leary Insurance Group. It may have passed you by that both Interpol and the Garda Síochána released separate warnings in August related to increases in cybercrime during Covid-19. Cyber Crime during Covid-19 Happening at Alarming Rate Interpol […]

Secure Printing and Scanning

Security considerations when reviewing your Print & Scanning Infrastructure. When considering cyber security, most organisations will review their firewall, their workstation and laptop virus protection, HDD encryption and staff training. What few organisations do is review the security of their print and scanning equipment. The modern-day Multifunctional Printer  (MFP) is a workstation as it has […]

ITIL Diary 4 : Full Team Aboard

Change is good The seasons are changing, and signs of autumn are all around us. Like the orange coloured leaves, smell of toasty fires, and sound of children going back to school; the ITIL project has been leading change at Intuity. With the launch of Event Management this month and the process of Incident Management […]

Microsoft365 Groups

Collaboration and Security in a Scalable Serverless Environment – Microsoft365 Groups Changing landscape As recently as five years ago, if your business was considering upgrading its IT infrastructure, chances are, all that was required was getting a suitable spec for your server and swapping out older PCs for the latest OS. A LOT has changed […]

UniFLOW Print Solution for Remote workers

More than ever, businesses are needing to empower their workforces to operate productively, collaboratively and securely from anywhere. Whether in the office, at home or on-the-go, businesses need to ensure their people are able to do their job effectively from simple scanning and printing through to performing complex workflows. Seamlessly print and scan uniFLOW Online […]

ITIL Diary 3 : Launch of Phase One

  We are now up and running with our new improved Incident Management process and as some of you may already have experienced – our new phone system.  This new improved phone system, alongside our Service Desk email addresses allow you to communicate with our Service Desk engineers when you need us and allows us […]

Diary of a weary Product Manager: Final Instalment

Introspection is over... I feel that my time of introspection may be coming to its end…. I enjoyed writing about my crazy times during lockdown. About the different phases I went through which matches so many others out there. It was good to just get it all down on paper and let others share in [...]

ITIL Diary 2 : Incident Management

In last month’s blog, we shared our strategic decision to adopt the ITIL Framework as part of our focus on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Intuity’s service offerings. We’ve been working furiously in the background, and in August, we look forward to going live with our first improved process; Incident Management.   What is […]

Service Desk Support with Remote Working

Adapting the Service Desk to the "New Norm" For years, up until the Covid shutdown, our customer support was phone-based and in later years, online through our various CRM tools. You may have heard of ConnectWise, this is the software package we use to log all queries received and the medium we use to support [...]

Leasing for your technology project

Consider Leasing for your Technology Project Did you know that we offer a leasing option to our clients ? This is a facility that many businesses, throughout their development life cycle like to avail of. Our team are experts in Managed IT and Managed Print and can advise you on the best possible product and […]

Security Tips for Social Media

Security Tips – Social Media Social Engineering   Guest blog from KnowBe4 Social media offers cyber-criminals ample opportunities to social engineer or manipulate people to their nefarious advantage. Many do not consider how much personal information is available online and waiting to be used against you. Social Media – Not Just for Socializing Social media […]

Our IT Experts & your important IT Decisions

Empathy:  We will walk in your shoes. . . . I’ve been asked personally what my best and worst purchases were. The answer to both is the same product: Cars My worst purchase was a car when I was living 5 minutes from my office in Dublin, where a car is as much use inside […]

Microsoft Dynamics and Birds of Prey!

Recently published results brought reason to celebrate for all of the members of the Hen Harrier Project when it reported its most successful breeding season for the hen harrier in 14 years and a 34% increase in hatchings since 2017. Last year 56 pairs successfully produced 81 chicks in the participating SPAs, including a pair which […]

3 key features of uniFLOW Online Express

Not every small to medium business has the requirement for a fully managed print service, but with the right printer, many of the great features that are available to Managed Print Service customers can be rolled out to your own staff, whether there’s only a few of you sharing a printer or several printers. One […]

Diary of a weary Product Manager: Mid-Lockdown Crisis

My Mid-life Lockdown Crisis! At the time of writing this, the hardware stores and nurseries were re-opening…. Unfortunately, the wrong type of nurseries for me and my kids!   My thinking is we’re mid-covid and we have a long way to go. I will probably venture back into the office in the middle of August or […]

ITIL Framework at Intuity

Michelle’s ITIL Diary  Our Head of Service Delivery, Michelle Power Shares the Intuity Technologies’ journey of process improvements within the ITIL Framework Starting out Some of you may have heard of ITIL, either in your own businesses or a business that you partner with.  What is it?  ITIL stands for Information Technology Infrastructure Library, which […]

Microsoft TEAMS: Uniting your Workforce in Hours

Why Microsoft TEAMS is the Digital Swiss Army Knife your Firm Needs Our guest blog this month is written by Colin Burke, Head of Innovation Solutions for Ireland/UK with our partner LiveTiles.   Microsoft Teams usage is exploding across the globe right now, with up to 75 million daily active users at the last count. [...]

Positive Behavioural Impacts of Covid-19

  Positive Behavioural Impacts of Covid-19 At this point, we have all experienced the dramatic change in our workplace and the way we work as a result of the Covid -19 pandemic. The way we work, learn, exercise, shop and communicate has all changed for good. As a technology company, the transition to remote working […]

Diary of a weary Product Manager: remote working

Two in the office and the little ones said, “We’re hungry, we’re hungry!!!” When I first wrote this diary, I was juggling work/life easily. I was just: working from home. I was helping with the first aid when required (tin foil incident) but I had my 9 to 5 locked in as my working time. […]

How to look after your Multi Functional Device

5 Maintenance Tips for Your Multi-Functional Device In the current climate it is so important to maintain and care for our office equipment, whether we are working from home or onsite.  Apart from the impact a malfunction can have on team productivity – now we have lot of other considerations to think of, so better […]

Remote Working : Top Tips – Reality Check!

  A week or so into the lockdown, I, like others, offered some Top Tips on working from home. I think now, 7 or 8 weeks in… maybe it’s time to revisit and see if the reality has aligned with my own advice. Spoiler alert… It doesn’t!   It’s often easier to offer advice without […]

Office365 rebranded to Microsoft365

Most of you may already be aware that Office365 is the name Microsoft gave to its subscription based model when it was released back in 2011. In the intervening period, the world has seen a massive upsurge in cyber-attacks along with a huge increase in the appetite for remote working and multi device usage. In […]

Positivity in Adversity

A day in the life of that lucky person to be working during these times. Like a lot of people in the current climate, I’m grateful to still have my job. Such has been the disruption to all facets of the normal everyday existence that we had grown accustomed to, that to assume anything around […]

Human Awareness & Security Awareness : Parallels in Crisis

Human Awareness & Security Awareness : Parallels in a crisis. . . Most of us are now sitting at home living in a world that none of us could have imagined when we saw in the new decade of 2020 .   In Galway, home to our HQ,  we had added visions of 2020 being […]

Remote Working : Top Tips

  There are lots of reasons why you may end up needing to work from home. From family commitments to the unprecedented place we find ourselves in the world today. Whatever the reason, we have compiled some top tips to help you and your team get the most out of working from home. When compiling […]

CUMA 2020 A Fresh Perspective on Managed IT for Credit Unions

CUMA 2020 A Fresh Perspective  The Intuity Team are fresh back from the 2020 CUMA Spring Conference which we really enjoyed so much this year. As in previous years, highlights were meeting up with all of the familiar friends and colleagues whom we have been doing business with for over 4 decades now . For […]

Business Continuity Planning : Two things you can do today

As news breaks today of further spread of the CoronaVirus, businesses globally are stepping up their response plan in case they face situations where staff travel is reduced or access to work spaces is limited due to enforced quarantines.    From a business continuity perspective, here are two things you can look at today which […]

Workplace Productivity : How to hold Productive Meetings

Meetings are a staple in organisations, regardless of their age and size. In fact, rarely a week goes by without executives and employees gathering to discuss company matters. According to a report from Fuze, middle managers spend 35% of their time attending meetings. Meanwhile, a survey conducted by Doodle showed that professionals from the UK […]

How to Use a Photocopier

This may seem like a very prescriptive post – but you would not believe the number of people who just find these directions so useful to have nearby…. Just like a computer or laptop, a photocopier has become an integral part of businesses processes in numerous offices around the globe. As a result, employees must […]

Complacent in Compliance.

Why Security Awareness should be baked into your organisation’s culture (and your survival instinct) What is compliance? Ultimately, many of us view compliance as boxes that need ticking. E.g. Security Awareness Training  ✔ Annual Information Security Audit  ✔ Computers patched and up to date  ✔ Spam Filter in place  ✔ It’s all well and good […]

Improve Security Awareness through Coaching

Coaching for Security Awareness Performance Within Teams Coaching principles are very often the backbone of the Leadership style of a high-performance culture to which any organisations aspire. There are many significant benefits to a coaching culture which seeks to bring employees along a journey with an organisation rather than a tell follow approach. Coaching principles […]

Control the Controllable

Control the Controllable   Last month’s Cyber Hygiene blog talked about the importance of mindset in practicing proper cyber security hygiene. Here in Intuity, we first achieved our ISO:27001 certification in 2011. Part of achieving this involved a shift in mindset for our team. We have been living with the culture change for so long […]

A guide to scanning documents using a photocopier

Over the years, scanning documents has become an integral part of business processes in organisations. One of the drivers behind this is the need for a more efficient and secure way of handling and storing critical documents. By digitising files, companies are able to declutter their offices and save on storage space. They also minimise […]

Team news at Intuity !

Big Celebrations     Big Welcomes     & Tiny Babies !!!! It has been a busy time here at Intuity over the last month as we welcomed some new members to the team!  In our Galway office Tommy Simon has joined us as an IT Engineer and Ian Fogerty joined as our new Business Development Manager. […]

Top 10 Cyber Hygiene considerations you need to think about

  Hygiene: a series of practices performed to preserve health. Cyber Hygiene or Cyber security Hygiene is a term used to refer to practices performed to preserve cyber security when using the internet or engaging in any online activities. With the surge in cyber crime in the last 5 years and the rise of ransomware, […]

Stay Safe this Black Friday

Shop .Don’t Drop! According to a recent survey by PayPal, we Irish are the biggest international online shoppers in the world with 84% buying overseas and this new research shows that we spent €2.7 Billion at foreign owned websites last year. So, with Black Friday this week and Cyber Monday  next week we need to […]

IT Security Frameworks for Risk & Compliance Officers

  Do you look after risk and compliance for your business? If so, you may find yourself looking for a framework or a “to-do list” that will help you guide your organisation through the many steps required to ensure your organisation is compliant with regulation and that your business IT and cyber security needs are […]

Using technology to save time.

“My favourite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs Keeping pace with the modern workplace. In today’s fast-paced world, technological advancements have meant news travels in minutes, and it’s this technology which has helped save time in business. Emails, […]

How security savvy is your team?

Every year, a few hundred people pass through our Security Awareness Training program here at Intuity. It is a simple half day course designed to educate our customers and their staff on cyber security trends, scams, phishing attacks, and best practices. Over the past three years our training department at Intuity have gained valuable insights […]

Cyber Essentials. Taking security serious.

Nowadays across all industries, when seeking service providers, most companies will carry out research in advance of engaging with potential business partners. In the post GDPR landscape, data security and cyber security have become key considerations for companies seeking new business relationships. It is reaching a point where you need to have some tangible way […]

Protecting your Data Online

In today’s world, it is almost impossible not to have some level of personal data online, even if we choose to avoid social media, from booking holidays to using email, most of us have an online presence of some level and uploading your data online in some shape or form is almost inevitable. Rather than […]

The Green Office

As individuals, our level of environmental awareness proves important for many reasons; it fosters a sense of respect for the natural world we live in, promotes sustainable development and encourages conservation of irreplaceable natural resources and vulnerable plant and animal species. When it comes to ways in which we as individuals can make a difference, […]

Secure Managed Print – Why Your Business Needs IT

For many business owners and managers, improvements in workforce productivity and reduction in print-related costs are what come to mind when speaking about managed print services.   But managed printing has much more to offer your business and the improvement in security is a major benefit.     The Importance of Securing your Printers   […]

Choosing the right MPS partner for your business

There is a great choice of print suppliers open to businesses these days. But this is, by no means, an indication that choosing an MPS company is easy. Regardless of the vast amount of choice, always keep in mind: You need to work with the right managed print services provider to ensure that your company’s […]

Managed Print Services: The Complete Guide for SMEs in Ireland

When considering investing in Managed Print Services it is important to understand exactly what this is and to consider how it could really benefit your business. What is Managed Print Services? The most common definition of managed print services is a service focused on managing a company’s printer fleet. However, this definition can be deceptive […]

The Great Hack

What is The Great Hack? The Great Hack is a two-hour documentary released by Netflix that follows the stories of several people involved in, affected by, and connected to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The long and the short of it was this: Big data company meddles with elections by influencing voters on Facebook using highly-targeted […]

What is Phishing?

“It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled” Joey Skaggs. A quick internet search for a definition of Phishing  will return: “the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.” To elaborate the definition […]

Is your personal data your wealth?

It has been 15 years since the beginning of Facebook and the launch of Gmail, two giants that epitomise the “data economy” we live in today. We are no strangers to the fact that mountains of data are collected about us as we use online products and services – this is just the hidden cost […]

Keeping your business information secure

Data in all its manifestations is fast becoming the most important asset a business owns. So, protecting this data is a driver for most businesses today and protecting it in its print form is crucial for the successful day to day running of the modern workplace. If data loss is a concern to you and […]

IT Security for SME’s

The cybersecurity threat landscape is constantly changing. Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to compromise your organisation’s network and data. According to a study by Trend Micro, approximately 3.5 cyber attacks occur every second. These attacks are not limited to larger organisations. Cybercriminals are not picky about their victims, and all too often it […]

Keeping in tune with the Experts

In order to stay at the top of our game, we need to be in the game, at the game, all over the game! Our latest fact-finding mission took the Intuity Security Team to the global Infosec Europe Conference in Olympia, London in June. Infosecurity Europe is the sourcing and knowledge hub for Europe’s information […]

Vulnerability Assessments – What are they and why do we need them?

A Vulnerability Assessment (VA) is a process which enables us to identify, define, classify and prioritise vulnerabilities in a businesses’ virtual and physical IT systems, applications and network infrastructures. Put simply, an Intuity Vulnerability Assessment (VA) is an expert review of external and internal IT Systems. This is usually carried out by two of our […]

4 Great Tips for Managing Your Printing Costs

A key part of running your business is to manage costs and keep your admin and overhead expenses down. If you have high overhead, it can quickly eat up revenue that would have been profit. One common expense that all business have to manage is printing costs. Thankfully, there are many ways to make your […]

Business After Hours – June 2019

An evening of nostalgia, networking and new technologies Last night at Innovation House the Intuity team were delighted to welcome clients, friends, neighbours and peers to Intuity Technologies HQ for the final Galway Chamber Business After Hours event of the season. Guests were greeted by CEO of Intuity Technologies, Gerry Cox and President of the […]

Inside the mind of a cybercriminal

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War The best way to protect ourselves from any kind of criminal is to know how they operate. When travelling to Barcelona, which is famous for its pickpockets, it is wise to […]

The Impact of Office Space on Your Team’s Performance

The desire to create and maintain a high-performance culture is common to all business leaders. Key to achieving a high performing workplace is employee engagement. However, one ingredient which is easy to overlook is your work environment’s physical space. There are many studies such as Gensler’s Workplace Index which explores the relationship between the physical […]

Windows 7 – The End is Nigh!

“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” Bill Clinton As of January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. This will mean that computers still running this operating system will become a security risk on your network. […]

The Steps Challenge – WTF?

Intuity Technologies staff took part in a company-wide Steps Challenge recently. The idea was that staff would be divided into random groups of 4 or 5 members and over a 5 week period, our aim to add up all our steps to try to make it from Galway to China. The ‘WTF’ reference refers to […]

GDPR – One Year On

May 25th, 2019 marks the one-year anniversary of the EU’s most substantial piece of data privacy legislation, the GDPR. Have we all become more conscious of our data protection practices by implementing privacy by design? Or have we ticked a box by presenting a privacy and cookies policy on our website in the hope that […]

Growing Intuity

Over the last number of weeks we were delighted to welcome new team members Rachel White and Ann Marie O’Shaughnessy as Business Development Executives in our Galway and Dublin Offices. Engineer, John Russell has joined the helpdesk and as part of our ongoing partnership with current and former students of IT Sligo we have Mohammed […]

Intuity event with Connacht Rugby

“Amplify your Business with High Performance” This morning, Intuity Technologies and Connacht Rugby hosted a breakfast briefing for local businesses entitled “Amplify your Business with High Performance”. The event featured motivational presentations from both Intuity and Connacht Rugby focusing on how to improve and intensify the success of the business through technology and people. David […]

Big News as Office Technology joins Intuity Technologies

Great News at Intuity! Intuity Technologies, a leading ISO 27001 certified technology company, today announced its acquisition of Office Technology Limited, Riverview Business Park, Dublin 12, a dedicated Managed Print Services company. With a recruitment drive currently underway, the company plans to significantly increase the existing workforce of 67 in the coming months. Together, Intuity […]

How to Fix a Copier with Poor Print Quality

In the office, having good printouts is always a necessity especially if company executives or clients are the recipients of these documents. The print quality of these documents reflects on you. It may send the message that you are well-prepared or did things hastily. Naturally, you want the former to be the impression you’d leave […]

Intuity Technologies Ltd join Intuity Technologies to provide you with more solutions

This week Intuity Technologies Ltd have joined  Intuity Technologies, a leading technology company with offices in Galway, Dublin and Carrick on Shannon.  Intuity Technologies Ltd is proud and excited to become part of the Intuity team after 26 years providing Office Printer and Document Management solutions to all industry sectors in the Greater Dublin Area. Intuity Technologies, an ISO […]

A low cost alternative to the interactive whiteboard for the Classroom or the Office

A low cost alternative to interactive whiteboards is proving popular among schools that have not made the transition to interactive technology. Ultra short throw projectors and low cost whiteboard perform the same function at less than a third of the price In the past, you needed a projector and an interactive whiteboard to create an interactive […]

How To Scan Using A Copy Machine

Nowadays, multifunction devices (MFD) are fairly common in offices. Apart from creating copies, these machines may also be used for printing, scanning and/or faxing documents. The growing preference for this type of machine may be attributed to the fact that purchasing MFDs is more cost-efficient than buying a separate copier, printer and/or scanner. Moreover, it […]

Intuity Technologies unveiled as Connacht Rugby IT Systems and Security Partner

Following on from all of the good news and winning performances coming from Connacht Rugby recently, Intuity Technologies are proud to be announced as the Connacht Rugby IT Systems and Security Partner of choice. The technology company, headquartered in Galway with offices in Dublin and Carrick on Shannon will provide Managed IT support, IT & data security […]

How to Fix Slow Copiers

Photocopiers are meant to help your employees accomplish tasks faster and become more productive. When your copy machines are not working as fast as they should, then they are not serving their purpose. Instead of improving workforce and office efficiency, slow copiers hamper productivity and cause employees to become frustrated. In the long run, having copiers that […]

The Subscription Economy

We now live in a Subscription Economy. It was announced recently that Microsoft earnings from their Office365 online subscription-based-offerings had surpassed their more traditional “Box Copy”.  Microsoft’s gamble would seem to have paid off and begs the question – is the subscription economy here to stay? So, what is the Subscription Economy?  And what does it mean for […]

GDPR : Compliance & IT Security

In May 2018 all personal data processing businesses operating in the EU must, by law, be compliant with the GDPR. Therefore, there is a lot of pressure on organisations to get their houses in order before the deadline, but this, in turn, is creating considerable debate and confusion. Does GDPR make us IT Secure? There is […]

Company Culture + IT Security?

Have you considered IT Security? When you identified and articulated your organisational culture– way back when – did your IT Security come into the mix? Did you think about the security of your data, your employee’s data, the data you would collect from and hold for your clients? Was the way that your employees behaved online a consideration? […]

Everyone Works in IT

In the past, the biggest security threat to a company was “Did someone lock the gate at home time?” As business and technologies have changed the traditional “home time” checks have changed too. Modern business hours are 24×7, always open, meaning the gate never gets locked. This brings with it a new set of challenges […]

IT Security & The Internal Audit

The Internal Audit & Your IT Security Usual conversation openers can be, where do you work or what do you do? If you work for the Revenue or are an Auditor, you are safe enough in the knowledge that the conversation just initiated will probably end quite quickly. Internal Audit will struggle to stand up […]

IT Security – The Next Level

Want To Take Your IT Security Further? Your IT Security In the last 3 weeks, I have discussed the most immediate, easily accessible and effective actions one can take to improve one’s IT security and that of your organisation. These simple steps, tips and pieces of advice will most definitely improve your IT security – but what if you wish […]

Protect Your Passwords

Your IT Security With Ransomware hitting the headlines again – we are going to take this blog post right back to the simplest changes we can all make to help improve our personal and professional security: Passwords. Passwords literally affect everyone From children on snapchat and other online games and apps to CEO’s of multinational organisations. These […]

Disable Local Admin Rights

If You Do One Thing! What is IT Security? As mentioned in last week’s IT Security Blog, there is no silver bullet for the huge global issue that is Cyber Crime today. One of the 6 key steps we outlined was the need to disable local admin rights. We consider this to be the most important […]

Digital Transfo – WHAT?

“The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.” Rupert Murdoch For more than a year, the term Digital Transformation has been dominating my social media feeds, or “Echo Chamber” as it has become known since the US election last year. I work almost […]

Important Factors To Consider Before Buying A New Copier

Having the right copier in your office can greatly benefit your business. It can help increase employee productivity and improve the efficiency of your company’s day-to-day operations. These things can positively impact your revenues. So, how do you pick the right copier for your company? Below is a guide to help you determine the kind […]

Maintenance Tips To Keep Your Photocopier In Tiptop Condition

Gone are the days when businesses and organisations considered a photocopier a luxury they can do without. Nowadays, this machine is a regular fixture in offices, schools and hospitals, among others. It has even become an indispensable office tool that aids in accomplishing various tasks, from printing files to scanning documents. Given the importance of […]

The Impact Of Digital Transformation On Companies And Managed Print Services In Ireland

Changes in the business sphere due to technology are happening at an exponential rate. According to experts, this is going to be the norm. Hence, with technology driving the change, digital transformation in businesses is inevitable. What Is Digital Transformation? Digital transformation is all about integrating technology with the different aspects of the business or […]

CRM Is Built Not Bought

Increasingly at Intuity, our customers are beginning to look at Customer Relationship Management (CRM) as a strategic investment to develop their competitive edge. The Dynamics 365 cloud offering from Microsoft makes it quicker and more affordable for smaller businesses to break into systemised relationship management. One of the key mistakes that companies make in implementing CRM is […]

Ransomware Recommendations

There has been a significant increase in ransomware attacks globally throughout the pandemic with the most recent attack in Ireland destroying reputations, exposing sensitive and confidential information with estimations in the ‘tens of millions of euros’ in expected financial costs.  So, What Is Ransomware? It is a malicious program similar to a virus which is […]

Work Life Balance – What It Means To Me

Work, Life Balance – this is not a new concept or the hottest topic today, however, it never loses relevance with time. It affects us all in different ways and like Marmite – we either “buy in” to the idea or we simply don’t. So what is it all about? In my opinion, Work Life, […]

Internal Audit – What Does It All Mean?

As an organisation that embarked on attaining an International Standard on Data Security in 2011 we have become very familiar with the term “Internal Audit”. What does this mean? For us, like many of the customers we serve in the various markets we operate, it means having one of our own staff becoming an expert in driving the […]

The Intuity Guide To Straight Talking

When ice cube and tec support merged to form Intuity, one of the first things we did was to share information, and not just that which you would expect in the normal course of business, but the soft and deep and “getting to the bones of it” type of information. It was through this rather fun process that […]

CPD Is The Route To Survival Today

CPD can mean a lot of things to a lot of people – especially if you’re from Chicago, Cincinnati or Cleveland and you’ve had to call the local law enforcement. The debate is ongoing around the “value of CPD” or Continuing Professional Development. Everyone has an opinion as to just how worthwhile it is to […]

Where Is The Cloud Going For SME’s?

In my role as Sales Manager with Intuity, I regularly meet with companies who are in the process of upgrading their servers or looking at their future IT strategy. One of the most common questions I get asked is: “Can we now run everything in the cloud?”. Nowadays we are surrounded by so much talk about […]

Why Performance Management Matters

Performance Management is one of the most important processes that can be developed to deliver regular tangible returns on investment that I have encountered in business. This process works across all sectors and is also relevant in sports and I personally enjoy employing it weekly with our local soccer club and the teams that I help […]

6 Steps To Improve Your IT Security

One of the hottest topics across the globe right now is IT Security. So, what exactly is IT Security and how does this affect you and your Business? IT Security is how your business networks, computers systems, servers, PC’s, Programs and most importantly, Data are protected against malicious attacks, theft, destruction or unauthorized access. This is […]

4 Key Factors for Hiring in ICT

In the world of ICT, there have been many infamous quotes such as Thomas Watson, President of IBM in 1943 who said: “I think there is a world market for maybe 5 computers”. These inaccurate quotes were not all in the days before television, 34 years later in 1977, Ken Olsen who founded Digital Equipment […]

Celebrating 25 Years In Business: How Intuity Technologies Helps Your Work Flow

This year marks Intuity Technologies’s 25th Anniversary. We consider this a big feat, especially since studies show that the average lifespan of a company is 15 years. It goes without saying that you, our customers, play an integral role in our success. Your trust and support catapulted us to where we are now. It is our […]

Keeping your scanned and printed documents as secure as Fort Knox!

There is nothing more frustrating than having to deal with leaked documents. There is nothing more time consuming than having track down the leaks in your system. What if you could ensure your documents were secure from prying eyes? What if you could easily prevent security leaks through an encrypted system designed to deter prying […]

Why Your Company Should Have A Shredding & Document Management Policy

In this so-called digital age, a growing number of companies are investing in technology to ensure that valuable data or materials do not fall in the wrong hands. From purchasing printers with excellent security features to hiring experienced network security managers, business owners of today are undeniably taking digital security seriously, and they have reasons […]

Complete Office Chair Buying Guide

How to find a seat that fits your needs People come in all shapes and sizes. To find an office chair that fits you need to ask yourself a few questions. Office Chairs come with a variety of mechanisms that control the tilt angle, tension tightness and a variety of other functions. Depending on how much time […]

Inkjet vs. Laser Printer

With the advancements in modern technology the printing field has evolved to offer much more variety and choice in products as opposed to merely a decade ago. Although laser printing was invented before inkjet the roles have now reversed in terms of what is seen as more modern. Inkjet is perceived as being the “common” […]

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Back Up Today!

Today is world backup day and back up is a topic that is very close to our hearts in Intuity Technologies. Never before has this issue been more topical or important for business and in my role as a sales manager with Intuity I work with our technical team to ensure we find the best solution […]

Copier Leasing Agreements – What You need to Know

Along with telecoms, the photocopiers industry has been one of the most frequently complained about by consumers in recent years. Sometimes it’s the high-pressure manner of photocopiers sales staff but frequently it’s the confusing way that photocopier lease deals are packaged, so that part-way into a lease agreement, consumers often find themselves feeling short-changed, misled […]

What to Avoid When Buying Second Hand Printers

If you are thinking of buying a second hand printer then there are some things that you will need to keep in mind.  There are certain things that you have to avoid when you are buying used or refurbished equipment.  There are also a few things that you will need to look for when you are checking […]

Canon Photocopiers: “Scan directly to Microsoft Word” function

Everyone knows how to scan documents with a multifunction printer. While the operation is easy, there is one small problem with common scanning procedures. You can save the file as a PDF or image file, but importing it into Word so that it can be edited is a whole different story. Canon copiers and printers have […]

Modern Canon Printers & Photocopiers: Ozone emissions and reducing your green footprint

Since the modern photocopier and digital printers have become so completely ubiquitous in our jobs and in home computer use, we do not usually ever think of how the use of these machines could be affecting our environment. Did you know that these office machines produce a little bit of ozone as a byproduct of […]

Intuity Launch And Announce 100 New Jobs And Further Expansion

Two Galway technology companies, ice cube and tec support, both Intuity Technologies Companies, announced their planned expansion to include the creation of up to 100 new jobs. Part of this expansion includes strategic acquisitions and planned growth at national and international level, the most immediate impact is the opening of a third office in early […]

Why is Document Management so important?

Did you know that many organisations do a better job managing and securing their office supplies than they do their business-critical documents? It’s true. The electronic documents that are the very lifeblood of the modern organisation are all too often taken totally for granted. Very few businesses take the time to consider the expenses that they […]

Automatic Photocopier maintenance

MANAGING YOUR PRINTERS Take control with a new photocopier service concept. Wouldn’t it be good if your photocopiers did not break down? We can offer you the chance to take control. Canon e-Maintenance allows you to take complete control of  your Canon photocopiers, whilst simultaneously reducing administration burdens, increasing uptime for your printers and photocopiers and […]

GDPR: Keeping Printing and Document Management Processes Compliant

In just a few weeks, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to be implemented. With this legislation, protecting customer and employee data should no longer be an afterthought; it should be the priority of your organisation. Failure to safeguard the data you hold can result in costly fines and reputational damage. As you […]

OFFICE WORKERS LOVE Canon COPIERS for THEIR EASE OF USE

When running a successful business, your employees and the products and equipment they use can make all the difference in your production and efficiency. That is why finding out which products make their job easier in the most cost effective way is crucial. Business products and equipment come in many styles, prices and from a […]

How To Properly Maintain Your Office Copier

The copy machine is one of the most heavily used pieces of equipment in the office. This is why it’s not unusual for copier-related problems to crop up and repairs to be needed from time to time. Common Office Copier Problems One of the most common office copier issues encountered is paper jam. User error […]

Servicing your copier

The exercise of buying or leasing a new office multi-function printer(MFP) and service contract for your office can be eerily similar to that of buying or leasing a new car. You buy from the salesman but the real relationship will be with the mechanic. In the case of office equipment, you deal with the sales […]

Why SMEs Need to Invest in Cybersecurity

Many small business owners still believe that their organisations would not be victims of cyberattacks. As such, they have not made IT security a priority. You cannot buy into the idea that hackers and other cybercriminals won’t target your business just because it’s small. Doing so can put your enterprise at risk! Cyberattacks on SMEs Are Increasing […]

Canon Wide Format Printers – What benefits you can use

In the last few years, more businesses have found practical uses for wide format printers, so they have increasingly grown in popularity. Your standard copier can print documents, share information and prepare an engaging and insightful business presentation. However, that does not always meet the requirements of businesses. Sometimes you will have need for top-notch […]

School printer challenges and opportunities

Schools and colleges are looking to shave print spend and buy keenly. Yet the education information technology (IT) environment is unique – staff turnover can be high and networks are dynamic. Plus, crucially, excess printing incurs huge costs on educational/academic institutions. To learn more about how to save with a print audit, please click here According […]

Circular Economy and Print Industry – What You Need to Know

The concept of circular economy is gaining traction both in the public and private sector. Government leaders in some countries are passing legislations and launching initiatives to reduce waste and get more people and organisations to recycle and reuse. Meanwhile, in the private sector, companies from different industries are incorporating this concept into their business […]

The different types of IT support

IT support comes in a number of different ways and it is best to know when to call which type. Often you will only be presented with a single number to call for IT support. When you call this number the operator will listen to what your problem is and then decide whether you will […]

How Document Scanning Can Help in GDPR Compliance

The much-awaited General Data Protection Regulation is finally here. It came into effect last May 25, 2018. In order to avoid huge fines and reputational damage, you need to comply with the requirements of this regulation. Admittedly, however, being fully compliant can be challenging, even big companies which have the resources are struggling to meet […]

Office printer security

As the market has evolved, the technology associated with office equipment continues to develop at an ever increasing pace. Over the last several years alone, traditional office equipment has leapfrogged in technology, expanding its functional capabilities, while at the same time becoming an integral part of the company network and the Internet. As a result, […]

Energy Saving for Photocopiers

With rising energy costs and the increasing need to make business both environmentally friendly as well as efficient, saving energy on your workplace photocopying is a great way to reduce your bills and minimise your environmental impact. Save energy and money while copying without reducing your company’s productivity Make sure you are fully aware of […]

How to Reduce Office Printing Costs

Do you print a lot of documents and spend a good amount of money every month on paper and ink cartridges? If your organization demands working on “paper documents”, the overall printing and paper costs can sum up to a huge amount. Printing costs can amount to between 1% and 3% of turnover and are increasing […]

Canon Copiers Troubleshooting

Companies spend one to three percent of their revenue on copier related activities. Choosing the right company to manage print costs is important. Canon Ireland is an excellent choice. The company provides the following troubleshooting advice. Canon has a support area on its website for both home and work copiers. Select the appropriate tab to […]

Energy efficiency in the Office environment

Saving energy in the office is not just for the big end of business. For many small businesses, being connected via technology is pivotal to business success. The energy use from office equipment in a typical small business may account for approximately 18 per cent of its overall energy bill and as a result can significantly contribute […]

Buying Wide Format Printers in Dublin

Here at Intuity Technologies, we understand that different businesses need wide format printers for different reasons. Some use it to reproduce fine art and photographs for galleries; others need it to print marketing materials such as posters, banners and outdoor signages. Those in the home and construction industry utilise it to produce blueprints, building plan […]

Canon Printer innovation

Although Canon feels the impact of the economic downturn, it earns healthy profits. Three things work in the company’s favour: a robust balance sheet, steady sales of consumer products like digital cameras and printers, and the rapid rebound of Asian economies. Even in a recession, innovative products will always find buyers, and these days software is driving innovation. Canon’s […]

Printer Trade-in – turn old printer into huge savings

With any technology, devices you bought just a few years ago now seem much too slow or incompatible with new computer systems. If you have an old printer taking up space in the garage or basement, or maybe an outdated model you’d like to upgrade, this might be the best time to trade it in. […]

Advantages of Digital Copiers

There are many types of photocopiers on the market today: new, refurbished, analogue and digital photocopiers. With all the options, features and costs associated with copiers, it may be challenging to sort through the choices and make a valued decision. Copiers can be purchased either as analogue or digital. Analogue copiers use a much older process […]

How to Use Photocopiers Safely

Photocopiers have many uses within business environments such as duplicating numerous reports for the office quickly or producing copies of graphs needed for a presentation. They can be an essential part of everyday life. Photocopiers may appear straightforward to use and maintain but that is not necessarily the case. There are certain factors you must consider […]

10 Factors to Consider when Choosing an Industrial Printer

1. Price As with anything we can always argue that the most important part of purchasing any item is the cost of it. Getting value for money is especially important in business environments where budgets might be tight. Industrial Printers can be expensive investments so doing some research and comparing different suppliers and types will […]

Canon e-Copy Scan to Cloud is now available with Canon Office Printers, Canon Photocopiers, Document Management

It provides you with powerful document scanning capabilities by directly connecting Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE office printer devices to cloud-based services and applications. Canon e-Copy Scan to Cloud is now available with Canon Office Printers, Nuance eCopy Scan-to-Cloud connects Canon multi-function printer devices(MFDs) to Google Docs, Salesforce.com, Evernote and Other Cloud Services. This new Addition to […]

Hacking into your office printer

Every Office Multifunction printer device in a networked environment requires robust security defences. Any weak link in the chain can and usually will be exploited by cyber-thieves or online criminals and could end up costing the organisations affected very dearly indeed. McAfee, the online security experts, estimated that the overall cost of cyber crime had reached a […]

Office Multifunction Printers are Four times cheaper to run than Desktop Printers

A common dilemma in today’s office environment is prevalent at the Fuzzy Orange Widget Company. It has a Canon copier to make document copies, a desktop laser printer to print documents. In order to send the document to another location, they fax it from a fax machine. Their paper usage is through the roof, their printers and fax use three different kinds […]

Photocopier Rental v Lease

A good solution for small and large organisations alike, copier rentals provide an office with an office printer without saddling the organisation with a significant upfront cost. Aside from the initial monetary savings, renting a photocopier, printer or multifunctional printer as opposed to buying, eliminates upkeep and most supply expenses. Your business will enjoy the convenience of […]

Leasing a photocopier

Most businesses lease their copiers and office multifunction printers instead of buying them outright. There are a number of good reasons for leasing. Leasing a photocopier is one way for you to avoid the initial capital outlay required for outright purchase. Whilst the overall outlay is slightly more with a photocopier lease as opposed to […]

How Does A Photocopier Help Your Manufacturing Company?

Photocopiers are essential in the manufacturing sector, and your office manages a factory floor that is just a few feet away. The paperwork you create in the office must be copied several times over, but a good copier will do more than run a few hundred copies of the materials you need. A quality copier will send […]

Why You Need A Copier Maintenance Contract And SLA

Modern copiers like multifunction printers have helped companies in several ways, especially in increasing productivity and revenue. Apart from that, technological advancements involving the performance and capabilities of these devices have somewhat helped level the playing field for smaller companies, enabling them to now compete with the big ones. Given how copiers help keep your […]

Benefits of renting a photocopier

Costs less money (both short and long term) Do not have to sell machine at agreements end Maintenance of the copier and the consumables are included There is no risk to your organisation, no locked-in contracts and no money tied up which is great in these difficult times. Cash flow is the blood of any business […]

How Can Schools Make The Most Of Copiers?

School must use photocopiers every day that help communicate with students, parents and teachers. Thousands of papers can be copied in a day by schools, and each copy must provide the right information to the people in the school. One good copier makes all the difference, but the copier must be used properly when it is installed. […]

Label Printers and their benefits for your business

The new technology enhances today’s Label makers New technology makes Label makers today more efficient, with increased production time and a wide variety of label designs to choose for your projects. Improved software programmes provide you with capabilities that produce accurate labels for precise identification and classifications for any organisation’s commitments. Heavy-duty automatic tape cutters, […]

How to Bind Your Documents

If you are a business owner, you know how important a well put together presentation is and how having your documents properly binded is a reflection of your company. Organising properly binded documents creates a lasting impression on the recipient and therefore should be done in a very professional manner. Although many companies have shifted […]

New Trends in Managed Print Services

Business owners who are seeking to reduce operational costs may find that managed print services have a great deal to offer. From freeing employees to concentrate on other tasks to ensuring that all documents, printed materials and digital scanning efforts are able to produce superior quality results, working alongside the professionals may benefit many aspects […]

How to install office partitions

Separation devices such as these can be very useful in an office setting. You may opt for either flexible or sturdy partitions, ones that are easy to move and others that are more permanent features. If you are not hiring a professional and decide to install them yourself then there are certain steps you must […]

Should You Lease a Photocopier or Buy One?

Nowadays, replacing malfunctioning or unrepairable copy machines is easy. Apart from buying a new one, you can now opt to lease a photocopier. According to reports, more companies find leasing more advantageous. But there are still those who prefer buying their own copy machines. For your company, which option should you choose? There are various […]

What you could do With Broken Office Chairs

In a busy office belonging to a successful, sustainable business there is a requirement for a high volume of chairs. This is not only because of the number of employees but also because after prolonged usage over years chairs become well-worn and shabby. Depending on the material, most likely fabric or leather, different problems can […]

Inkjet or Laser Printers?

Printers are better and more affordable today than they have ever been in the past. If you’re buying a printer for personal or office use, you can expect a printer with a reasonable price point and excellent printing quality. You’ll face a rather difficult decision, though, when it’s time to choose an inkjet or laser […]

What are the benefits of leasing a printer?

We all know that owning printers can be a costly affair; not only due to the initial price but the amount it costs to run and maintain the machines. The simple reason for leasing a piece of equipment is to avoid a lump sum of expenditure being taken out of the company in the one go which […]

How to arrange office furniture

Utilising all the space is essential when organising office furniture. The layout is important so you must decide on the number of cubicles, if any, there will be and how much desks and seats are needed. You will also want to consider the style you are going for. This can be good for the attitude […]

How Does The Photocopier Work?

Ever wondered when and why the photocopier came to be? Are you curious about how it works? If you want answers to these questions, read on. The History Of The Photocopier Several decades ago, Chester Carlson, who was working in a patent office, found it very tiring and time consuming to make several copies of […]

Why Canon Printers are better

Not so long ago people would not have given much consideration into identifying specific criteria when purchasing printers other than whether or not it replicates documents appropriately. Now, however, there is a vast array of choice within the printer industry due to the constant evolution of technology. This has created much more difficulty for both […]

10 Different situations when you need a portable printer in Ireland

The ideal solution for every Irish business person on the go, a mobile printer offers a whole host of advantages over a home or office printer. Whether you are carrying out company tasks while traveling abroad or simply need to print your daily work as a traveling professional (e.g. salesperson), portable printers can get you out […]

Why Regular Copier Maintenance Is Important

Even in this so-called digital age, a lot of offices still rely on copiers. This is primarily because going completely paperless remains to be a challenge for many enterprises. In fact, paper documents are still integral in the day-to-day operations of businesses. For this reason, the copy machine is still an essential office equipment – […]

Your Health

It is a little known fact that copiers can affect health. The increasingly sleek plastic exteriors and the ever-expanding level of functionality on copiers, hide for many what is in fact a potentially risky, high temperature chemical process taking place every time a page is printed. The electrostatic reactions which are at the heart of […]

Mobile Fax

Possio invented the mobile fax machine 1989 and has ever since been leading the mobile fax industry into breaking new ground. Mobile fax solutions are common primarily in the transportation industry, in countries with poor fixed infrastructure and in mobile offices. For the past 30 years Possio has been developing and marketing fixed and portable wireless products globally, with a […]