Extensis Portfolio – Digital Asset Management

ELEVATE THE IMPACT OF YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS
Extensis Portfolio is the industry’s most usable, flexible, and supported digital asset management solution for organisations and workgroups of all sizes wrestling with an ever-growing volume of digital content. By delivering visual and contextual insight for every file, Portfolio helps workflows move faster and people connect to their assets, projects,
and partners. Recognising that asset usability is business-critical to many departments and divisions beyond marketing and creative teams, Portfolio is built —and continuously evolving— to bring the efficiencies of DAM to workgroups across every organisation and industry. By getting the right asset in the right hands at the right time, Portfolio drives creativity, collaboration, and productivity—powering extraordinary work around the globe in a fraction of the time.

POWER CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION, AND PRODUCTIVITY WITH DISCOVERABLE ASSETS
Say goodbye to poorly organised and disconnected filing systems that limit usage of your organisation’s valuable assets, squander creativity, and challenge collaboration. Extensis Portfolio lets you create a single source for all of your images, videos, and documents so you can easily organise, find, manage, and use your assets effectively—even as your collection grows.

SUPPORT WORKGROUPS AND WORKFLOWS ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE
Whether you’re a small or mid-size workgroup, in marketing, operations, or another team, Portfolio lets you access and share your digital assets with internal teams, partners, and customers—anywhere in the world. This trusted and affordable digital asset management (DAM) solution can be set up within days and used with your existing business systems and workflow. Portfolio includes everything you need to get started, right out of the box. Plus, flexible and cost effective add-ons let you extend functionality when you need it.

Version 4.0 of Portfolio has also been newly released with updated features and security enhancements. Contact us at RGB Solutions today to discuss how Digital Asset Management can integrate into your workflow.  

Retrospect Automated Backup Systems

Retrospect is the number one office backup software for both networked and standalone computers, with support for Macintosh and Windows.  A professionally configured automated backup system such as Retrospect is essential as it allows recovery of important data should a disaster strike.

Retrospect Backup protects over 100 Petabytes in over 500,000 homes and businesses in over 100 countries. With broad platform and application support, Retrospect protects every part of your computer environment, on-site and in the cloud.

Retrospect 18 also contains Immutable Backups for Anti-Ransomware Protection, Executive Reporting, First Launch Redesign, Cloud Volumes, Cloud Deployment and Azure Support (18.1)

If you have any questions about any aspect of data backup please get in touch with us at RGB Solutions and we will be delighted to advise.

Internet Connectivity Solutions

RGB Solutions provide internet connections and Wide Area Network solutions that use any-access technology to overcome the challenge of modern bandwidth hungry business environments.

Choice

From traditional broadband connections to full bearer capacity leased lines and everything in-between. The choice is now available to implement a connection type which will provide download and upload speeds to suit your requirements that also suits your budget. Solutions can also include connection scalability and growth to allow your connection speeds to adjust with your business needs.

Reliability

RGB Solutions partner with one of the UK’s leading business focussed service providers who have an exceptional track record of minimum downtime and in business critical situations, resiliency can be specified within a connectivity solution to ensure zero downtime.

Remote Users

We all understand that reliable and fast connectivity leads to a boost in productivity and efficiency. Making sure we all have access to each other and business critical information no matter where we are or what device we are using will make sure business operations run at optimum.

Security

In conjunction with industry leading security firewalls, a level of protection to suit the security needs of your organisation will be implemented allowing your staff to conduct daily business without fear of malicious cyber attacks.

To discuss internet connectivity solutions that meet your professional business needs, contact us at RGB Solutions today.

Extensis Suitcase Fusion Update

Organise, find and activate fonts in your creative applications with Suitcase Fusion — the font manager trusted by more than 100,000 creative professionals. Powerful enough to manage font collections of any size — from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of fonts — and versatile enough to maximise your efficiency and productivity, while inspiring your best work.

All of your fonts at your fingertips
Manage all of your fonts from one source, no matter how many you have — including your systems fonts, purchased fonts, fonts synced from Adobe TypeKit, Google Fonts and more. Turn them on and off as you need.

Find the exact fonts you need, when you need them
Whether you’re searching for a specific font, discovering others that enhance your creative work, or recalling fonts you’ve used in previous projects—Suitcase Fusion helps you find the fonts you need. Auto-activation automatically brings your font collection into creative applications, patented Font Sense technology ensures the right font is activated as soon as you open your documents, and font tracking guides you back to fonts you’ve successfully used in the past.

Eliminates errors and inconsistencies
With your entire collection of fonts in one place and accessible where you need them, you’ll always deliver consistent and accurate font usage without frustration and wasted time due to missing fonts, font conflicts, or font errors.

Works how you work
Organise your font collection by project, client, or however you see fit — and access your fonts with the professional tools you already use. On both Mac and PC, Suitcase Fusion automatically brings your entire font collection into Adobe Creative Cloud applications through plug-ins and panels.

Fixes font problems fast
Get FontDoctor for free when you purchase Suitcase Fusion. You’ll be able to keep bad fonts from derailing your work as FontDoctor quarantines corrupt and malformed fonts, repairs common font problems, generates detailed reports about bad fonts, and weeds out improperly organised font suitcases.

Speak to our specialists at RGB Solutions today to find out how Extensis font solutions can support your workflow.

Charity, Education & Not-for-Profit Software Licensing

RGB Solutions are proud to partner with our vendors and have obtained certification which allows us to supply a wide rage of software to charity, educational establishments and not-for-profit organisations. Our most popular products are Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office 365 licensing.

As an example of pricing:

Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps – £738 per annum

As Adobe Partners we can offer educational pricing for charities, education establishments and not-for-profit organisations. This can provide up-to 50% off standard pricing.

Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Educational – £354 per annum

For enquiries and quotations on any licensing products, please call or email RGB Solutions using the details join our contact us page…

Coronavirus Service Update

As you will be well aware, and following the announcement on Monday 23rd March, Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is causing disruption to business as usual and life as we know it.  Over the past couple of weeks, RGB Solutions have been busy helping clients to secure connections into the office from the outside world should the worst happen.

At RGB Solutions we pride ourselves on our team’s capacity to adapt and deliver innovative solutions to complex problems.  As such we will be testing our mettle over the next few days, weeks and months as “Business as usual” turns into “the new normal”, however that will look.  While the majority of businesses are preparing to work remotely our team have had the capability of working remotely for a long time, as you may know if you’ve had support from us out of hours or at the weekend.

So what might be different?

For you, our valued partner, very little will change with how your service from RGB is provided:

– Our engineers will support you and your team via remote support, phone calls and emails.

– Your monthly maintenance visits will be converted into scheduled remote maintenance where our team will perform our normal tests, updates, clean ups and assorted maintenance items which we would normally do on-site.  We may break up this time into smaller chunks to allow us to remote onto various users’ machines to ensure that they are maintained during this time.

– Your calls should still be directed to our main number 0131 554 8888 where a member of our team will assist you.  Please note that any calls from RGB Solutions will be from mobile numbers during this time. Our team will leave a message with you if the call is not accepted.

– Our team may need a little extra time to get a hold of each other to discuss any complex or historical issues, we would ask for a little extra patience during this time.

We know that this is a time of unprecedented change and challenges for all, and the RGB Solutions team stands ready to support our partners throughout this time.

Wishing you the very best of health.

The RGB Solutions Team

SonicWall Network Security

Implementing a SonicWall firewall is a way of defending your business against everyday online threats such as malware and viruses and gives you much more than just that.  For effective zero-day threat protection, organisations need solutions that include malware-analysis technologies and can detect evasive advanced threats and malware.

A SonicWall firewall scans traffic and extracts suspicious code for analysis, but unlike other gateway solutions, has no file size limitation. Global-threat intelligence infrastructure rapidly deploys remediation signatures for newly identified threats to all SonicWall network security appliances, thus preventing further infiltration. Customers benefit from high-security effectiveness, fast response times and reduced total cost of ownership.

SonicWall provides these services for your business:

Gateway Security – protecting your network from the latest threat events contained within encrypted connections and unknown zeroday threats.
DPI SSL – Inspect HTTPs sites and links to filter any treats or websites that are non-productive.
Capture – ZeroDay sandboxing for detection of new threats that signatures have not yet been written for.
Content Filtering – ensure business focus by restricting as needed access to websites that can be time wasters.
Bandwidth and Application Control – see who’s doing what with what and when to ensure the correct resources are available and prioritised for key users or applications.
PCI DSS Compliance – use a Secure Firewall as part of your compliance needs.
Mobile workers – use of SonicWall Secure Mobile Access can deliver applications as needed with control depending on user, device and location.
VoIP integration – can your current firewall provide QoS along with securing the connection against hacks resulting in excessive bills.

We highly recommend that every business consider a solution like this to be in place to provide ultimate piece of mind.   To find out what options are available for you, please contact us now…

Microsoft Windows 7 – End of Life

Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System will reach End of Life in January 2020

When Microsoft Windows 7 reaches end of support on the 14th of January 2020 your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide technical support for any issues, software updates or security updates or fixes.

Whilst the end of life of an operating system and on-going support may not be an issue for some, the fact that Windows 7 will no longer be security patched after this date means you could be left highly vulnerable in what is already a rapidly changing threat landscape.

The most popular option to take following Windows 7 End of Life is to migrate to Windows 10 as recommended by Microsoft. However, this may result in the requirement for hardware upgrades and additional hardware costs at a time when many are already being challenged with reduced resources and increased demands.

RGB Solutions can guide through your options and advise of the best approach for your organisation. Whether it is a software upgrade, help with backup and storage, or looking into flexible cost effective solutions with our fully Managed IT service, we are happy to organise an audit and consultation to discuss your requirements.

Get in touch today by calling us on 0131 554 8888 or emailing [email protected]

Security Tip – SSL Certificates

Do you access your email remotely using webmail or provide access to a hosted website platform?  If the answer is yes, do you know if the connection is secure and is not being monitored or read by attackers/hackers on that network?  With an SSL certificate for your webserver or email server you have the knowledge and confidence of knowing that the connection between your computer and the server is encrypted and secure.

An SSL certificate in the modern online era forms part as the backbone of internet security.  Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates are used to establish an encrypted and secure connection between the computer’s internet browser or email client that you are using, to the server that you are connected to for data or emails.

With an SSL certificate in place a certificate will protect any sensitive data that you have in your company data such as client information, payment details and your own information from being intercepted from any non-authorised party.

The simplest way to tell if you have got an encrypted session on your web browser will be to see the padlock next to the web address you are browsing. Without this you are vulnerable to all non-authorised parties.  The padlock symbolises that the connection is encrypted and secured when browsing that site.

To discuss in more detail or to consider implementing a certificate for your website, data and email servers, contact RGB Solutions now.

Apple iMac Retina 5K

The Apple iMac features a 5K Retina display. This means it has 14.7 million pixels making up the displayed image on the 27″ screen which is four times as many as on the standard 27” screen providing incredible detail.

Thanks to new technology the latest iMac is only 5mm thick at its edge and has reduced energy consumption compared to previous Macs whilst still maintaining Apple’s high standards of brightness and contrast.

The latest iMacs are also the most powerful yet, with up-to six-core Intel processors which are available with speeds up-to 4.6GHz as well as the latest Radeon Pro graphics card and Thunderbolt 3 connectors which offer up to 40Gbps of bandwidth compared with just 10Gbps given on USB 3.1

Also optional is Apple’s Fusion hard-drive technology which combines the capacity of a traditional hard-drive with the high performance of flash based storage. Three stream 802.11ac wireless technology offers speeds of up to 1.3Gbps when connected to a compatible wireless network.

If you require any more information about the latest Apple iMac and how this fits within your organisation then contact RGB Solutions today.