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Microsoft Office 2013 Feature Comparison & OEM Pricing

For those customers purchasing Dell OptiPlex PC's or Dell Latitude Laptops from us we can offer Microsoft Office Professional 2013 and Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 at a competitive 'OEM' price. Please view the comparison chart below to select the version that is right for you, or call us for help in selecting a…
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Important News about Newly Found USB Flaw

Here is our take on a newly found potential flaw in some USB devices which presents a distant but possible threat to your system: http://www.wired.com/2014/07/usb-security/ (Article with heated discussion about if this is a serious risk or not). https://srlabs.de/badusb/ (Seems to be the original research). Essentially there is a flaw in some USB devices which mean…
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Good, Quick, Cheap. Pick Two Only!

If you are the owner of a small service business then you'll probably recognise that some customers demands are quite different to others. We all have those customers that very much appreciate prompt service and are only too happy to pay your invoice at the end of the month. Then we all have customers that…
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Small Business Desktop Security – Our 10 Point Plan

In the past week or so we've had a number of customers express concern over the newly identified 'Gameover Zeus' malware. Many of those customers are asking if they are protected against this kind of online threat, but it's not a black and white answer. No business will ever be secure from every threat that…
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In-Car Technology Reducing Insurance Premiums

One of out longest established clients, Bowmonk Ltd, is leading the field to help both consumers and fleet managers reduce their vehicle insurance costs. Later this year they'll be releasing a pioneering new black box (installed in a car or van) which beats the competition by being, compact, comprehensive and easy to install. Read the…
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New Dell OptiPlex 7010 – Stock Model Announced

Last year we took the step of recommending a 'standard' model computer system for all our clients. A good quality, mid-range computer which was more than capable of performing typical day to day office tasks yet also able to cope with more demanding applications on an occasional basis. This approach proved to be an outstanding success…
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Introducing AutoTask – Our New Business Management System

Another new arrival for 2013 is a system called AutoTask. It’s a system designed very specifically for IT service providers and has advantages for you as a client and us as a service provider. Until this point in time I've had to manage my workload using a combination of systems, including Outlook, Excel, Sage, the…
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BT Exchange 21CN Upgrade (Hoveton & Wroxham)

Exciting news... at least for us anyway! We are fortunate enough to be around half a mile from our local BT Telephone Exchange and as a result get a reasonably decent connection of around 8 Mbit. Yes, we know that there are plenty of users running at well over 50 Mbit on even domestic grade lines,…
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Securing Your WordPress Site

Visitors to this web site over the past year or so will know that our web site was cracked earlier this year. (We do not use the word hacker, that is different). We take full responsibility for this lapse in security. Our site was one of the first WordPress sites we'd ever developed at the time…
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Microsoft Surface Lands… First Impressions.

So, the long awaited Microsoft Surface landed late this afternoon. Yes, Microsoft are a little late to market but there seems to be a lot of sense in having devices which were developed by the same people that wrote the operating system on your computer, laptop and server. Even on this RT version of the…
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