Configuring routers correctly

Your client needs a router to connect them to the Internet – but unless it is configured correctly, it could represent a significant security loophole.


How to spoof a MAC address (and why)

MAC spoofing is one of those odd tricks: it’s not very useful most of the time (and it can be extremely awkward in a well-managed environment) but sometimes it’s the only technique that will solve the problem.


Protecting Networks

Security is changing: smart clients and remote working mean that the security perimeter is getting closer to the server. How will you protect your clients’ networks tomorrow?

The Business

Death and ever-more complicated taxes

January 1, 2010 saw the first of five sets of annual changes intended to cut down on VAT fraud and ease cross-border commerce within the EU. Ignorance is perilous…

The Business

Contract Disputes

EDS-Sky dispute is a warning to all.


Remote Support

The phone rings; “My email isn’t working.” Now you have to decide: do you drive across town to give in-person support, or try to find a solution from where you are sitting? Personal visits for every support request are impractical, but telephone support can be frustrating and, at worst, a waste of time when a visit proves necessary after all.


Managing virtualisation for the desktop

Microsoft’s Desktop Optimization Pack includes two virtualisation tools, one for Windows itself and one for individual applications. what is involved with setting these up, and what are the benefits and downsides?

The Business

Partner Focus: Robert Epstein, Microsoft

A good working relationship with Microsoft is often the lifeblood of any IT consultancy or reseller business. Microsoft still sells the vast majority of its products through the channel, but recent moves into cloud-based services have led some firms to worry that Microsoft might bypass them, and sell directly to SMEs.

NetworkNetwork Resources

How to migrate a firewall

How to  migrate a firewall the ITX how to guide


Setting up Google Gmail Mobile in Google Apps

With Google Apps businesses can combine the Gmail service with their own domain names. Here’s how to get it up and running and provide mobile email without a mail server.


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None of your customers are complaining about viruses, their network being slow or strange things happening on their new PDAs and laptops; is it time to take the afternoon off? Maybe, but before you do, make sure things will look as good next week by making sure you know what you’re defending against. Microsoft has a set of resources at covering the current threat landscape and showing ways to help protect your clients and their customers, including analyses of data collected from millions of users, strategies, mitigations and countermeasures. read more


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