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    January, 2010

    • Give your IT support people less to do

      Show your IT support people how much you care - give them less to do! This is the title of one of our new articles on the small business website. What's the secret behind reducing your IT support? No magic really, just common sense. We've got five suggestions on how you can manage your IT more effectively...
    • New Year bugs and snow – are you prepared?

      How many of you remember the millennium bug crisis? When no-one in IT was entirely sure whether or not computers would seamlessly roll over into 2000 or just sit darkly on the desk, refusing to turn on? I was organising IT events in London at the time and Y2K was big business. 2010 has arrived without...
    • Staff stuck at home? Try a Microsoft Online Service FREE for 30 days

      The big freeze shows no signs of easing. With ice compounding the problems of snow, and temperatures of -18o in some areas, few people are travelling unless they absolutely have to. Offices and schools are shut and there’s more snow on the way. Great for the kids – they get an extended holiday, but for...
    • Reminder! Tax Return online deadline Sunday 31 January

      If you haven’t sent your Tax Return to HM Revenue & Customs yet (editor's note: yes, that includes me!), you’ll need to be quick, or you may get a £100 penalty. Make sure you visit www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa and file your 2008/09 Self Assessment Tax Return online by 31 January. Why not do it today...
    • Kids stuck at home? Keep them busy….

      Is there a household in the country that hasn’t been affected by the snow? I doubt it. We’re on Snow Day #4 here, except for youngest whose school has managed to open for 2 of those. So what do you do with the kids when you’re trying to work and they’re bored because they can’t see their friends? Here...