• The Business

    Do you get your cut from the cloud?

    Cloud computing stands to be the most significant transformation for the IT industry in a generation. Analysts predict that within a few years, almost all companies will run at least some of their IT in the cloud; a minority will run all their computing that way.
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  • Telecoms

    Stopping Spam for Exchange Users

    Spam doesn’t have to be a way of life; add to the built-in spam tools in Exchange Server with services that can almost banish spam from the inbox.
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ServerServer Resources

What you can do with the second SBS server licence

Small Business Server Premium Edition comes with a licence for a second server (running Windows Server 2008 rather than SBS).

   
Security

Setting up a VPN between two sites

Setting up a VPN between two sites for a small business to create a single network; although the interface will be different for every router, the functions are roughly the same.

   
Server

Set up event subscriptions in Windows Server 2008

Set up an event subscription between two Windows Server 2008 systems

Open the Reliability and Performance Monitor console, right-click on Data Collector Sets > User Defined, and create a New > Data Collector Set. Name the Data Collector and choose to Create manually (Advanced).

   
SecurityNetworkBusiness Continuity

Backup goes online and offsite

Remote backup services can offer the speed of disk, the security of tape, and the simplicity of a consumer service. But how do you ensure that remote backup services comply with your clients’ data policies and integrate with their existing IT set-ups?

   
ServerClient

Application control with Windows Group Policy Preferences

Get total application control with Windows Group Policy Preferences.

   
Business Continuity

Backing up Exchange

Like any other database, Exchange needs a little TLC if you want to recover from any downtime.

   
ClientTelecoms

Video Conferencing on a Budget

Video conferencing technology has never been so cheap or so effective: what can it do for your small business customers?

 

   
Server

Using SharePoint for document management for the small office

Project management, version control, group calendars, no more duplicates… SharePoint offers the small business a lot more than fancy file sharing and often it’s free. Julian Jordan from London based  IT support consultancy Network Fish shows them how to get the most from it.

   
Security

Danger, USB!

USB has given us fast, easy access to devices and files – but it’s also a security nightmare. How can you lock it down for clients?

   
ClientThe Business

Buying Laptops for Small Business

The lowest price isn’t always the best value; paying a little extra for a notebook that’s designed for business could be a better deal.

   

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