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  • Blog Post: Microsoft cloud computing (BPOS): More new features, by Richard Gibbons

    Microsoft BPOS has, yet again, been something of a star of the Worldwide Partner Conference and a bunch of new features have been confirmed/announced. They are: Exchange Online: Voice mail with Unified Messaging Integrated archiving Retention policies and legal hold Transport rules ...
  • Blog Post: Software Asset Management : Stay legal and save money

    More than four in 10 programs installed on PCs around the world were counterfeit, according to a 2010 study by analysts IDC and industry lobby group Business Software Alliance (BSA). That’s software with a commercial value of over £32 billion! Since software typically represents 25% of an...
  • Blog Post: Events: Maximising your investment in Microsoft technology

    Could you get more from your technology? The answer has to be a yes really. If you'd like targeted advice on how to maximise your IT investment, this workshop is for you. Focused on the needs of medium to enterprise-sized businesses these 3 hour workshops are designed to help business and technical decision...
  • Blog Post: Downloads and Free Trials area is proving to be a big hit on our new site

    Since the recent launch of our ew site for medium sized businesses ">new site for medium sized businesses we've been checking to see which areas are most used. And early indications suggest that the Downloads and Free Trails area is proving to be a big hit! If you haven't been there yet, here's...
  • Blog Post: A Look at Microsoft SharePoint

    Guest post from Trevor Eddolls, CEO iTech-Ed Ltd ( www.itech-ed.com ), specialists for IT consultancy, analysis, technical education and training, web design, writing, and editing solutions. Read more from Trevor on his mainframe blog and follow him on Twitter . Let me start with an apology for talking...
  • Blog Post: Firms set to virtualise in 2013 and 2014

    There are huge opportunities for virtualisation in the next two years, it has been suggested. According to virtualisation management vendor Veeam, adoption of the technology is set to further accelerate in the next 12 to 24 months. Don Williams, regional sales director at the firm, told ARN that...
  • Blog Post: User convenience vs. Security

    Who knew? Following our Hot Topics debate about security in midsize businesses, such IT vs. employee tension would break out. Last week we look at how most data breaches come from within and how employees are constantly at fault for malware issues and general data loss. However, there has been more...
  • Blog Post: How might the rise of mobile malware impact modern businesses?

    Following Monday’s increasingly popular Hot Topics debates , we decided to take a real in-depth look into the scary rise of mobile malware and its impact on modern business. Not only should phones be loved as an essential tool in communication, but they should be also taken with a pinch of salt...
  • Blog Post: Mid / medium / Growing / MSB - What’s in a medium-size business name?

    Genuine question! Here at Microsoft we categorise a medium-sized (or in US terms, mid-size) business as having around 50-250 PCs, regardless of revenue, profit margin, employees etc. We describe a small business as one with 1-50 (approx) PCs. The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS...
  • Blog Post: Firms set to virtualise in 2013

    There are huge opportunities for virtualisation in the next two years, it has been suggested. According to virtualisation management vendor Veeam, adoption of the technology is set to further accelerate in the next 12 to 24 months. Don Williams, regional sales director at the firm, told ARN that...