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  • Blog Post: PayPal blocking ‘unsafe browsers'

    Small Business Blog's credit card was hi-jacked last week, resulting in the immediate shut-down of said account. Luckily the sum in question was just 51p, which apparently, is why it was picked up by the credit card company. All credit (ha, ha, no pun intended....) to them for picking it up so quickly...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista SP1 - making your IT work for you

    A secure system not only means your data is protected it means you can devote more time to growing your business. When you're confident that you can find the information you need, quickly and simply, that you can retrieve ‘accidentally deleted' files, and that your systems are being backed up regularly...
  • Blog Post: Special offers on Windows Vista

    If you're thinking of upgrading to Windows Vista you should check out the special offers available (for a limited time) from a number of retailers. You can find details of all the offers here . Think of it as an early Christmas present to yourself! Once you've seen all the productivity gains - not to...
  • Blog Post: Don't let your business go down the plughole

    A PriceWaterhouseCoopers and DTI report on information security breaches states that recovery from a serious security incident costs an average of £12,000. And that many small businesses never manage to recover because the damage - in terms of lost revenue - is just too great. So what can you do to...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows Intune

    If you have more than a handful of PCs in your company, you already know that it can be a chore keeping them secure against viruses and ensuring that they have the latest software and updates. This is where Windows Intune comes in. It provides cloud-hosted PC security and management. It helps you...
  • Blog Post: Video: Matt McSpirit talks about Office 2007

    We have new content on Small Business Centre that you may be interested in (we have also updated our key pages on the site, the Starting your business and Growing your business homepages). In a video newly published on Small Business+, Microsoft's Partner Technology Specialist Matt McSpirit talks...
  • Blog Post: Win a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate

    By Matt Brady Readers of Microsoft's Exploring Windows newsletter can win a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate in a free prize draw expiring on 14 August 2007. Entrants are required to answer a number of survey questions . To sign up to receive Exploring Windows, sign into the Profile Centre using...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista magazine investigates social media

    By Matt Brady I blogged the other day about the official Windows XP magazine. Today, I picked up the other Windows mag, Windows Vista: The Official Magazine (an inexpensive £3.99 if you buy it). Like the XP sister title, Vista is packed with useful tips and case studies. Three features in this...
  • Blog Post: UK Desktop Deployment Centre goes live!

    When you're investing, or thinking about investing in new solutions to help you improve productivity you want to be sure you're maximising your assets to the full, and deploying them successfully. This is where the new Desktop Deployment Centre can help. If you're thinking about buying the 2007 Office...
  • Blog Post: Give your business more stature

    How? Ask yourself these questions: 1. Have you budgeted for an extra £1,259 bill each year? Two thirds of businesses surveyed said that this is how much their IT security failures cost them. 2. Could you cope with losing all your data tomorrow? Half of small businesses don't back...