How to choose the right Microsoft 365 (Office 365) package

Combell offers you various Microsoft 365 packages. But which Microsoft 365 package should you choose for your company or organisation, or even for home use? The following questions will help you make a decision.

Are you still wondering if Microsoft 365 could be a good solution for you? Our previous blog post will help you make up your mind: 7 reasons to choose Microsoft 365 (Office 365).

1. How many users do you have?

The first thing you need to consider is how many 'users' you have, i.e. for how many collaborators you need to purchase a license.

Managed WordPress soon available at Combell!

With Combell's new Managed WordPress, you will be able to fully focus on the content of your website. Combell will take care of the rest: security, speed, updates... And if you want, we can even check your code in order to optimise it. Here is a brief explanation on the subject.

Managed WordPress: extra services to make your life easier

WordPress has quite rightly become the most popular CMS thanks to its user-friendliness. You know the principle: you pick a theme to build your website, add extra features by means of plugins, and all you have left to do is upload your content via a simple form.

CloudAtWork makes teleworking accessible for every company

Teleworking has become the new normal. But working with and from the cloud is not always an easy task. CloudAtWork provides the bridge between Combell's cloud infrastructure and the customer's working environment.

All you need to work from home is a screen, a keyboard and a mouse

Although companies are increasingly turning to telework, the coronavirus crisis has greatly accelerated this trend. Under normal circumstances, the benefits of teleworking for employees had already become clear: they can save an enormous amount of time due to the fact that they no longer have to waste their time in traffic to get to work, they are often more productive because they can work undisturbed, and above all, they can work on their own time schedule, which makes it easier for them to combine work and family life.

What is the best domain name strategy?

You want to get your business online. And you are thinking about the future – the international market is your final goal. What is the best domain name strategy when choosing the right domain extension? Will you go for a single generic domain name for all countries or will you pick different domain names for each country? Here are a few tips.

Your domain name is the foundation of your business – offline as well!

Even if your business does not offer products or services online – just think of the self-employed such as bakers, butchers, plumbers, etc.

Corilus supports healthcare providers with new digital platform Helena

The coronavirus crisis provided the final impetus for the further digitalisation of healthcare. In these difficult times, Corilus, which has been an expert in software for the healthcare sector for 22 years, is relying more than ever on Combell's dependable and high-performance hosting. 

Corilus: pioneer and expert in healthcare digitalisation

Ghent-based Corilus, a leading medical software provider, is a pioneer in the digitalisation of the healthcare sector. In a report that was aired on Kanaal Z, Corilus CTO Jelle Gacoms stated the following: "More than 40,000 healthcare professionals use one of our software solutions on a daily basis.

Function-as-a-Service (FaaS): the vanishing trick for your infrastructure

In a DevOps approach, through which developers and users can collaborate on software or an application from the very beginning, the architecture takes non-functional requirements (such as security and scalability) into account from the outset. We are increasingly dividing the functional side into separate blocks, or even individual 'functions'. Containers – a recent trend in the field of infrastructures – support the division of an application into many smaller components called microservices. This allows you to optimise the performance of each component. But FaaS (Function-as-a-service) goes one step further, so that you no longer have to worry about the infrastructure at all.

Warning: Google Chrome 80 may cause problems with online payments

If you have a website that allows you to receive payments online and this has sometimes failed to work properly for your users over the last few weeks, it could be due to a recent change in Google Chrome, more specifically when passing the SameSite cookie in Google Chrome 80. This change sometimes causes problems with online payments, and we experienced this as well.

Google has put the change on hold for the time being, but we recommend that you prepare for this change now. 6 so that you do not have to do any research.

Are your employees ready for working at home?

Home working guarantees your business continuity in difficult circumstances. But is your business prepared for this? In this article, we are going to present you all the pros and cons of home working in a nutshell, and provide you with practical tips for organising this properly. 

Working from home: business continuity even in difficult circumstances

‘Remote working’ is a way of working that is gaining increasing traction. Your employees do not have to be physically present in their usual workplace in your business premises in order to perform their daily tasks.

How Combell is coping with the coronavirus (COVID-19)

As you are undoubtedly aware, the worldwide situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing hour by hour. Apart from the impact on the health of the global population, there is also going to be an economic impact that is not currently predictable. Many companies are concerned about their own continuity and we understand that our customers may also have questions for Combell, as their provider of IT services.

No downtime anticipated

We want to reassure you: the continuity of the services you receive from Combell is totally unaffected by the coronavirus.

Ensure that your e-mail marketing will not be considered spam

Your commercial messages have to overcome many obstacles before they reach their target (your customer's inbox). So, how can you ensure that your customers actually receive your e-mails and, more importantly, also open them? Here are some good practices.

Meet all the requirements using Flexmail e-mail marketing

 

Pay attention to the technical aspects of your mailing

An e-mailing campaign is still one of the best ways to reach your customers and users. Unfortunately, it is very hard to get your marketing message into your customer's inbox, as spam filters block one in five messages before it reaches the recipient.

Cloud Computing and GDPR: what you need to know

The data protection rules, laid down in the GDPR, also apply to data that you store in the cloud. And also via the many cloud computing services you use. What does this mean, and what measures should you take?

Take a look at our cloud solutions

GDPR: the principles

In order to better protect the privacy of citizens in the age of the Internet, the EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. This set of rules provides detailed information on the processing of personal data.

This regulation, which has been in force in Belgium since 25 May 2018, can be summarised as follows:

  • Citizens must give their consent for the processing of their data; they also have the right to access and amend their data and, in certain circumstances, to have them deleted.

Windows VPS: why OpenStack is a better alternative

Are you looking for hosting on which to run Windows? If so, you are probably thinking about a Windows VPS. But working with OpenStack might be a better alternative. And why not also try a Linux VPS? Let us guide you through the various options available.

Take a look at our OpenStack solutions

 

Opting for a VPS: a lot of autonomy and control

Combell has a large variety of hosting options on offer - from predefined web hosting packages to managed hosting solutions tailored to your needs and OpenStack Cloud. The form of hosting that is the most suitable for you depends on your specific requirements.