Things to consider when planning an office move

SME’s by their very nature often need to move office, hopefully because of growth and the need for additional space. Like moving house this can be a stressful time particularly if you are the one tasked with project managing the process.
As with most things, good planning is the key ingredient to a successful outcome. From an IT perspective in particular, it is important that you think about the key elements you will need to have in place for a smooth and painless move. Without a plan you can expect to be in for a bit of a bumpy ride.

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Blackberry vs. Android

Blackberry vs. Android – as you are all probably well aware, this is a topic of much debate at the moment.

I personally am a Blackberry man, and up until a week ago there was very little that anyone could do or say to persuade me otherwise…. That was until I was put to the ultimate challenge, replacing my Blackberry with an Android for a week! Once the cold sweat and palpitations had passed and I had a little think about the implications, I figured that it would actually be quite an interesting experiment.
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Will the Olympics affect your IT services and Business?

With only a couple of months to go until Olympic Games officially begin in London the business community is abuzz with talk of lost productivity, sickness levels spiralling out of control and worse yet the Internet crashing due to the sheer weight of demand. How real are these threats to your business and what can you do to mitigate them.

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How to access that Drive

Setting up drive mappings are a stable of IT support. All too often I will see an email come into the support mailbox requesting access to “The S Drive” or “The Projects Share”.  Most of the time the person raising the request already has access to this location, their actual quandary is that they need or have lost the short cut that enabled them to navigate to said location by the press of a button. IT support staff thrive on these types of questions, as they are quick to resolve and boost their stats. But this process shouldn’t be steeped in mystery, so the following article will hopefully go some way to dispelling the mystery and empower you to create all the drive mappings you could ever dream of.
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Striking the right balance between Cloud and local systems

Over the past few years the notion of “cloud computing” has become far more main stream on both a usage and marketing basis. Cloud computing can mean a lot of different things to different people and there is certainly a lot of confusion around between different competing solutions and systems. Read more