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    March, 2013

    • Guest Blog: The Future of IT for SMBs

      (Please visit the site to view this video) SMBs need to look beyond the classic deliverables of Cloud Computing: they need to see that it also gives them a golden opportunity to explore new ways of working, embracing collaborative applications such as IP telephony, video conferencing and presence...
    • Blog: Can upgrading to Windows 8 boost productivity?

      Upgrading to Windows 8 can help businesses boost productivity and increase output, it has been suggested. Here's the scenario - your business has long been a Microsoft customer, using the firm's software solutions and operating systems on all its PCs. Windows 8 has arrived, you've heard good things...
    • Guest Blog: Making Businesses work as Brands

      Guest post by Martin Zine There are a variety of hurdles for business owners who intend to develop a company with brand in mind. Of course all small business owners understand the value of brand, of how associations of being established lead to revenue growth. Yet, there are a handful of mistakes...
    • Experiencing Business Intelligence First Hand

      Business Intelligence (BI) and its sibling Big Data are top IT industry buzzwords. But what do they mean in practice? How do business people actually benefit from them? In an attempt to bridge the gap between the hype and the reality, I spent a morning with Umair Waheed, a BI wizard at Microsoft,...
    • A SQL Server DBA walks into a Parallel Universe

      We all know some pretty bad SQL jokes (the language that is). Well I do anyway. Like, a DBA walks up to two tables in a bar and says 'may I join you'? Enough. But imagine that same DBA walking into a restaurant and finding no tables or chairs! Only cloud tags, long arrays of text strings, angry looking...