Need some help with Office Live?

To help you access Office Live information and resources more easily we’ve just set up a site where webcasts on Office Live will be stored, take a look here. There are three webcasts up already: Create a professional website for free Getting started with Office Live email Building an Office Live website These brief webcasts…


The SideWinder returns

With Christmas in mind, you might want to add the SideWinder mouse to your list for Santa, or buy one for those awkward-to-buy-for relatives.  Back with – as the blurb says – “a revolutionary new mouse system designed to power-up your game. The SideWinder Mouse is fully customisable, responding accurately to every twitch of your…


Have fun with Windows Live Betas

If you like exploring new add-ons, extensions and gadgets you might like to download the current Windows Live betas. You can get beta versions of Windows Live Calendar, Gallery, OneCare 2.0 (security) SkyDrive (password protection) here. Windows Live Gallery offers all kinds of add-ons and extensions, including desktop and web gadgets, to personalise your Windows…


Useful small business contacts on the BBC website

Got a question and you don’t know who can give you an answer? You might try the BBC’s Running a Business website, and their small business panel of experts. You can submit questions online, on a number of topics, including start-up support, bank and money matters, and business rates.  The environment is a hot topic…


If you’ve got it, flaunt it!

We’re talking about your website of course. Are you one of the thousands of UK SMBs hiding your assets in dark, unvisited area of the worldwide web? Or are you thinking about what pay-per-click advertising could do for your business? Hopefully it’s the latter, but a recent survey says that British businesses are effectively wasting…


Overcoming the FUD factor

That’s Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt by the way… following on from the Women in IT post last month, one reader asked for ideas and suggestions on how to overcome an apparent reluctance on the part of small businesses to adopt new technology, and how to get more women interested in IT careers. This second question…


Finance not your strong point? Try new Office Business Accounting 2008

Yesterday’s launch of Office Business Accounting 2008 could transform your financial processes and procedures.  Two versions – Office Accounting Professional 2008 for business owners, bookkeepers, and companies with up to 25 employees, plus the Express version for home and start-ups, provide functionality that translates into real, time-saving benefits. You can create invoices, manage cash flow…


More help required…

An October Small Business Nation survey revealed that nearly three quarters of Britain’s small business believe the government could ‘do more’ to support them. Simplifying regulations was top of the ‘wanted’ list, followed by reducing business-related taxes. More incentives and better advice were also significant asks. You can read more about the report and download…


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 mention…


Just how safe are you?

The 2007 Get Safe Online week runs 12-17 November, touring the country and offering independent, expert advice on how you, your children, colleagues, and maybe your silver surfer parents as well, can stay safe and secure on the Internet. Visit the GSO website for more information on dates and venues, and take the safety test…