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  • Blog Post: Prices down 40% for hosted online services

    As Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) is expanding, so the powers that be have dropped pricing by a massive 40%. Prices (minimum of 5 PCs) start from just £6.69 per user per month, and for that, you get a messaging and collaboration solution that will: · Decrease your business...
  • Blog Post: You’re asking – the Small Business experts are replying

    Got a business-related IT question? Ask the experts on Facebook and you’ll get a prompt, authoritative reply from a panel of Microsoft Partners who are accredited Small Business Specialists. Here are a couple of questions received to date: “What is your view on using online applications...
  • Blog Post: Office Groove - helping small businesses reach new customers

    Using Microsoft Office Groove 2007 and other collaborative technologies has enabled a virtual office services business to grow and expand. After working as a PA and administrator for 20 years, Anna Isaacs decided to use her experience to set up a virtual office services business. She duly launched...
  • Blog Post: Can avatars substitute for colleagues in video-conferencing?

    'Location liberation' Not Microsoft-speak but all part of the video-conferencing, telepresence, webinar technological revolution. The latest development - out of Japan - is a somewhat creepy tele-operated android, which apparently helps you to actually 'feel' the presence of another person. This must...
  • Blog Post: Small firms see the benefits of web hosting

    News story on the Microsoft small business site - Small firms see the benefits of web hosting . Here's a quote from the latest news stories "This could be the year that sees a web hosting revolution fully kick into gear, according to one commentator. Clodagh Murphy, director of business at Eclipse...
  • Blog Post: Could Software + Services (S+S) be what you need?

    The S+S offerings coming onto the market are opening up new business models for companies of all sizes. Reduced start-up costs, anywhere access, ease of scale-up, greater control and flexibility over the applications you need - these are just some of the advantages. It’s a competitive space, with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Email shaped to fit your business

    Email has changed – take a look at our new Microsoft website and find out how. Mail solutions have become more flexible, scalable and economical and you can choose the option that suits you – hosted, on-premise or a mix. Did you know you can now get a web-based or hosted email service directly from...
  • Blog Post: Subscribe to online software services and cut overheads

    Q. Software + Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), online services, cloud computing - what does it all mean? A. Pretty much the same thing really. Instead of having to buy (or licence) the technology you need to run your business you can choose to subscribe to various software services instead...
  • Blog Post: Free Cloud Computing briefing, London, 2 Dec 9.30 – 1.00pm

    Open the gates to the cloud – that’s what Microsoft Gold partner contentandcode aim to do at a free briefing in London on 2 December. The event will provide an opportunity to learn how the cloud computing evolution, coupled with your current desktop experience, will help you be more productive and save...
  • Blog Post: Ask the Expert: Hosted technology is affordable and hassle-free

    Our 'Ask the Expert' question for June is answered by Ann Merrick, Managing Director of Infineo, a Microsoft Partner and Small Business Specialist. The question is: We're a small group of busy people trying to grow our business as quickly as possible. We're conscious that we need to use technology...