Quanta Blogs

Collaboration with Office 365 Part 1

This is part 1 of a series of blog posts around Office 365 and getting the most out of your licence. Cloud technology has taken off in a big way in the last few years and one thing we are asked for with increasing frequency at Quanta is workshop sessions for end users taking them through how to store documents in “the cloud” and collaborate with one another.

ITIL Foundation and Practitioner FAST TRACK INTENSIVE

Quanta is pleased to announce the launch of ‘ITIL Foundation and Practitioner FAST TRACK INTENSIVE’ - a new course which combines the ITIL Foundation and ITIL Practitioner courses for those that need both the broad understanding and the principles of organisational change to apply that learning into one.


What Resilia is (and also what it isn't)

Security is a hot topic, has been for a long time and it’s only getting hotter: The new GDPR is about to come in and make compliance even more challenging than it already is. Stories abound regarding this firm or that firm that has been hacked. The discussion of Brexit and how that frames relationships with trading partners and the need for security compliance.  There’s a lot going on.

Prince2 2017 Exam is Tough

Firstly, let me introduce myself.  I’m the in-house Prince2 trainer for Quanta and I’ve been delivering Prince2 training for just shy of ten years.  And boy was the new exam hard!


How to change when change is constant

It is extremely rare for any organisation to change without some external pressure to do so. There are a great number of factors beyond the control of most organisations that can apply such pressures – changes in the political landscape, the economy and sociological aspects that may prompt a change in customer demands to name but a few.

Installing SharePoint Server 2016

This is an update to my previous blog post on installing SharePoint Server 2013 - there are very few practical changes to the process for SharePoint Server 2016.

As previously. before installing SharePoint Server we must ensure that all the preparations have been made. These two blog posts were written for SharePoint Server 2013 but remain relevant for SharePoint Server 2016 (except that the sp_Farm account no longer needs to be given the "log on locally" privilege):

A useful Remote control tool - and a PowerShell command to stop it!

Whilst researching ethical hacking for Quanta's expanding security portfolio, I came across a remote control tool that can control a Windows computer with no agent on the target device. To take control of a remote device, Administrator credentials on the remote machine and access to the IPC$ share through the firewall TCP:445 are required. Additionally it will attempt to 'ping' the target machine before connecting and will not attempt a connection unless ICMP echo requests are allowed.

ITIL lifecycle business game launched

Could you take on the running of a disaster relief effort in the wake of the worst storms and flooding seen in Ocean City’s history?! Can you work with others to ensure that the people get food and water, and don’t contract deadly diseases? Can you satisfy the "Powers-That-Be" that this humanitarian effort is a beacon to the world for how these efforts should be managed? If so, then welcome to Ocean City after some of the worst flooding in history and take on the challenge of OPERATION AFTERMATH - an IT Service Management business game.

Quanta is on G-Cloud 9

What is the Digital Marketplace and G-Cloud 9?

The Digital Marketplace is the online marketplace for G-Cloud 9, from which public sector bodies can review and buy cloud related courses. Quanta is registered on the 'lot' called Cloud Support through which we provide training on cloud software and the underlying technologies and processes that support them.

Why use G-Cloud?

The challenge of delivering IT services into the NHS

This infographic is useful in showing some of the course options available to address key questions in NHS IT departments.  Whether using the ITIL framework to match NHS aspirations or Resilia to ensure cyber resilience is 'baked-in' to IT services;  Quanta has many course options available on site at your premises or at the Worcester Training Centre.

Contact us for further information.

Shake up your training with business games

This term, ‘Business Game’, is it really the next generation of classroom learning?  Well, anything that has ‘grabbing a pizza’, ‘a slowly dying spacecraft’ or ‘building a rollercoaster’ has the effect of piquing the interest of most before they even set foot through the door.  That’s a good start, so no more dragging your teams, kicking and screaming to a week of death by PowerPoint. 

Spring Discounted Courses

What's happened to the weather!?  To brighten things up we're offering some hot discounts on numerous courses.  See all courses to check dates and availability.  And if you can't see what you want or the dates aren't right, please contact us - we'll look into your request straight away.  

Do you have ex-Forces employees?

If you employ anyone who used to be in the Forces, they could have access to training funding to help further their career.  Here you'll find some answers to how the process works and how you can help your employees.


Where does this money come from?

Forces leavers are given Enhanced Learning Credits that they can use to gain skills and qualifications to transition into civilian life.


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