• The Business

    Automated sales tools

    Marketing collateral, sales tools, and automated reports can save a lot of time in preparing quotations. But will they alienate your customers or win you business?
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  • Security

    Application Whitelists

    Endpoint security is about ensuring that PCs and laptops are secure at all times – so what better way to do it than by ensuring that everything running on them is completely trusted?
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Managing and migrating firewalls

Firewalls can provide you with a host of information about what’s going on inside and outside your customer’s network. But that information isn’t necessarily easy to manage and analyse.


Optimising wireless access for the small business - tips for site surveying and analysis

Most people share the same idea of Office Hell. A plain, bland and featureless big room, with open desks that give no privacy or peace. At best, a maze of little cubicles with walls no higher than five feet eight, no door and no ceilings.


Managing iPhones more easily

The iPhone continues to increase in popularity and it’s been more suitable for business since the launch of the 3GS, which added hardware encryption. However, configuring and deploying devices remains an issue. Apple’s iPhone management tools are primitive at best, and awkward for any business trying to manage a fleet of devices.

ServerNetworkBusiness Continuity

Failover, not fall over - how to keep running when the hardware fails

Failure is not an option in business and redundancy is the solution. You can offer customers systems that keep running when the hardware fails.

Server failure used to mean widespread panic and a scramble to find backup tapes and a spare server to restore onto. Inevitably this meant business interruption, user frustration and even data loss. Recovering from a backup can take hours; even planned maintenance can take the server down during business hours leaving users unable to work. Today there is no excuse for this situation.


Supporting mobile email on multiple handsets

Everyone wants mobile email - but not every mobile phone is suitable for business email. Use these tips and tools to secure Exchange servers and make them work with more than Windows Mobile handsets.


Application control with Windows Group Policy Preferences

Get total application control with Windows Group Policy Preferences.


Setting up Blackberry Enterprise Server BES with Exchange 2007

Getting BlackBerry Enterprise Server up and running needn’t be complex, but it can be tedious: here’s how to get BES working with Exchange 2007 in a Windows network.


A smart approach to IP-based video surveillance

The trend towards converged security requires companies to keep their eye on physical premises. Here's how to specify and deploy an IP-based video surveillance solution for your small business clients.

ClientClient Resources

Limitations of VDI

Before deploying VDI, it is important to understand the limitations of the technology.

ClientClient Resources

The architecture of VDI

The architecture for VDI is really very simple and the basics do not differ between the various VDI vendors. 



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