Consultancy opts for Dynamics CRM Online to keep pace with rapid growth

  It’s a familiar problem. You’re growing fast, but you need to stay in touch with and understand the changing needs of the customers that got you there in the first place, not to mention the new ones coming on board. This recent case study shows how it’s down. Eyeful Presentations is a consultancy specialising…


Growing your small business?

Learn how you can use technology to manage your business growth and get set for continued success. Take a look at our new Growing your business resources and consider whether you could use IT solutions such as Microsoft Office and Windows Small Business Server more effectively.   You can also download our new guides: Team-building…


You ask – our experts answer

Thanks to Jane Buswell who has just posted the first question on the new Facebook/AskTheExpert page. And she’s had an immediate and thorough response from our Microsoft Small Business Specialists. If you would like to post a question – business not tech support – you’ll need to have a Facebook account. Simply go to the AskTheExpert page…


Small businesses must keep investing in IT security

Here’s an extract from a new feature story published on the Microsoft Small Business website yesterday. You can read the story in full here. To some extent, urging small business owners to invest in IT security solutions may be preaching to the converted – unsurprising given the huge amount of media attention given over to…


So who needs a server, anyway?

In the current economic climate, small business owners need technology which pays its way many times over. So we grilled Paul Spelling, Managing Director of Storm IT, a Microsoft Small Business Specialist Partner on productivity and value. Before setting up Storm IT in the West Midlands, Paul worked as a service manager for a 250-strong…


Free tickets for Business StartUp

Business StartUp takes place at Olympia, London 26-27 November. If you’re thinking about starting up a business or growing your existing business it could be worth a visit. Tickets are free, and you can order them here . Activities include the Midas Touch – your chance to come face-to-face with a panel of potential investors…


Windows Home Server for small businesses

Spotted this great blog post from Cullen IT Consultancy  on Windows Home Server for small businesses and had to point it out.   “Windows Home Server has been around for a couple of years now, and while it is seen by many as something of a niche product, it is often overlooked as a solution…


Windows Server 2008 Foundation – ideal for small businesses

Windows Foundation Server offers a dependable and affordable technology foundation for running your business applications, as well as sharing information and resources. Because it’s based on Windows Server 2008, you can run not only core infrastructure, terminal services and identity management solutions for your business – you can support you core Line-of-Business applications built on…


Mega Monday

Today is apparently the busiest day for online shopping, when we’ve all been round the shops and failed to find that crucial present for husband/wife/Auntie Mavis. The forecast to be spent online is for somewhere in the region of £320 million – and that’s just today! The internet trade body IMRG says the UK’s Christmas…


The IT you need – the financing to make IT work

Budgets are tight, but you know that you need to invest in new technology to stay competitive. So what do you do?  Think about a new financing option from Microsoft, offering zero payments for six months, so you can get the IT solution that your business requires to keep ahead of your competitors. Microsoft Financing…