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Have you heard of 3D printing? What’s it all about? Is it actually something that can change our lives? Or is it a whole lot internet driven “buzz”?! Just imagine in the comfort of your own home printing dinner. You download a recipe, upload it to the printer and “hey presto”, it prints your food. Dinner tables will never be the same. In fact, the dinner table may even be prin ...

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What is Unified Communications?   Unified communications is the seamless coordination of multiple communication tools, so that people can interact successfully using various devices at different locations. As we live in a fast-paced world with colleagues, friends and family members at different locations, unified communications allows us to stay in contact, share information ...

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One of the biggest questions all businesses should be asking themselves today is “How do we take advantage of the mobile device that almost all of our key audiences use all the time - employees, customers, partners, vendors, etc.?” And this is the ‘elephant in the room’. Is it the role of IT departments or business leaders to take the lead on mobile strategy? Should IT be ensu ...

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Windows 10 means that I don’t have to buy Window 8! And that is great news!” said one small business owner who has 12 computers running Windows 7. He has been “avoiding” buying or using Windows 8 because it failed to meet his expectations – let alone exceed them – for ease of use, navigation and general usability.  The new operating system looks to combine features of both Win ...

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Microsoft’s Lync with comes with a variety of benefits that businesses can take advantage of such as Full Enterprise Voice Functionality .This could make internal and external communications more efficient and more effective. This is now Microsoft’s server platform for unified communications. Lync ties instant messaging with real-time presence, information, voice communication, ...

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The term cloud computing is thrown around a lot these days. But the question is, 'what exactly is cloud computing and how can it benefit your business"? Picture this scenario. You are an executive at a large corporation. One of your many responsibilities includes making sure that your employees have the correct software and hardware they need to be able to do their jobs. These ...

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Have a disaster recovery plan Perhaps the most neglected aspect of IT is the actual implementation of a coherent Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan. In fact a recent report by the independent research organisation, Data Recovery Preparedness (DRP) Council found that a surprising 73% of companies failed to implement adequate DR management plans. Companies without DR management plans ...

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IT failure is costly for any business. Besides time lost on work, employees can become demotivated, customers seek business elsewhere and it is expensive to resolve. According to ZDNet, the global cost of IT failures is a staggering $3trillion. (Click here to view the article.) This equates to 4.7% of global GDP and represents the loss of employment for people affected by busi ...

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Cloud computing is an innovative way to get an edge on competitors and reduce costs. It is also intrinsic to a well designed Data Recovery Plan. However, there are serious legal implications for businesses that choose to store sensitive, legally protected data using cloud technology. Ignorance of these can easily see a business losing more than it gained. Confidentiality of Da ...

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Windows 8.1 represents an improvement on Windows 8, which radically changed the direction of Microsoft’s operating system to that of a tablet-based future. Most of Windows 8.1 changes are small, yet they significantly improve user interaction and make for a more personalised operating system. Upon logging in, users will be presented with the Start Screen, as in Windows 8. How ...

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