To Video, or not to Video?

When is it appropriate to make use of video conferences with clients? In the ultra-competitive business environment of today, making a great first impression with prospective clients is of vital importance. If your company, or people, fail to tick all the necessary boxes during that first meeting, the chances are the potentialcustomer will look elsewhere…

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Blog: SMBs can upgrade their IT without breaking the bank

Cloud services such as Office 365 give SMBs the opportunity to access advanced IT solutions on a budget. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are increasingly aware of the need to equip employees with the latest IT solutions, tools and applications. In an increasingly digital world, they can either embrace technology or continue to fall further…

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Blog: Bright future for Windows 8

Windows 8 does appear to be winning businesses users and consumers round – despite some initial hesitancy where the new operating system (OS) is concerned. Figures published by Net Applications this week reveal that Windows 8 grabbed a higher share of Microsoft web traffic during February, as more users upgraded to the new version. Undoubtedly…

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TechDays Online is back!

We’re bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April.  This time with more days and more topics.  Simon and Andrew will be back and we’ll be introducing some new faces as well!   We will also be providing free MVA points for the learning!  If you can’t spare the time to get out of the office or…

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Guest Blog: Can Windows 8 be good for business?

With the release of their new operating system, Windows means business. But does business mean Windows? Microsoft only mentioned Windows 8 Enterprise in passing when the announcement about their new OS was made. They barely included any specific details at all. Perhaps this signalled their focus on the consumer market, or perhaps it meant that…

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Register now for SQLBits XI

The conference will be taking place between the 2nd and 4th of May 2013 at the East Midland Conference Centre. We have capacity for 600 people and expect to sell out really quickly. With the special touch of medieval hospitality, the format for SQLBits XI is the same as always with leading speakers from all around the…

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Friday Support: Excel and using pivot tables

If you’re anything like me, Excel is one of the Microsoft Office applications that you use frequently but don’t feel that that you use to its full potential. Yes it’s great for lists and storing data and capturing information and you can make it look pretty but you know it’s capable of so much more….

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5 ways Microsoft Office 365 will make your workday more productive

  If you’re burning the candle at both ends and juggling endless priorities, Office 365 can probably help. And from as little as £3.90 per month – less than a fifth of other services like business phone contracts – it’s won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Oh, and there’s a 90-day free trial, too….

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Football benefits from Cloud Computing

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23ymQVM-ulw] Sounds odd doesn’t it? What has Microsoft, and more importantly, Windows Azure, to influence some great players like Gareth Bale, Craig Bellamy and Aaron Ramsey to inspire to greatness? A consultancy uses software-as-a-service to develop and improve the Football Association’s training system. DrillBoard Worldwide, which creates coaching software for football clubs and associations, wanted…

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Guest Blog: Cloud Computing and Office Space

Over the past twenty years, it has been commonplace for businesses of all sizes to invest more heavily than ever in technology in order to keep their organisation modern and maintain a competitive edge.  As the internet and the world’s reliance on digital communications and transactions have increased, so has the amount of money and…

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