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Doing It On Disk

At one time, all backups were done on tape or some other form of low-cost removable media, but disk drives have now become so inexpensive and deliver such high capacities that disk-to-disk (D2D) backup systems have become viable even for small businesses.

VMware Releases Next Generation Of Free Virtualisation Server

VMware, which is widely regarded as the world leader in the growing area of software virtualisation, has released the latest version of its free virtualisation product, which enables users to partition up a single physical server so that it looks like two

Looking To The Future

We are always hearing about new technologies and how they will make our business and personal lives better – but what does the future really hold? Living IT took time out to talk to one of the IT industry’s leading technology gurus to find out.

The shape of software to come

Now that broadband is just about everywhere, Microsoft and other software companies have started to talk more about the concept of Software as a Service (SaaS) and within a few years, we could all be ‘renting’ rather than buying the applications we need t

Why Does Your Business Need Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Outlook 2007

The latest versions of Microsoft’s email server and client systems have been on the market for some time now and if you have not made the leap yet, it may be time to seriously start thinking about it.

Sophisticated and deadly

You may have heard the term, but do you really understand what a blended threat is and how you can guard against them?

Step up to Office 2007

Many small businesses could benefit by upgrading their desktop software to Office 2007 – the latest in Microsoft’s ubiquitous suite of productivity software.

Transferring to Vista made easy by Belkin

Belkin and Laplink have teamed up to offer users a quick, easy way to transfer files onto a new Windows Vista PC. The new Belkin Easy Transfer Cable for Windows Vista lets you quickly transfer your MP3s and photos as well as your files and emails from you


Microsoft has released Exchange 2007 to its manufacturer partners, as well as the latest version of its Windows operating system Vista and the Office 2007 applications suite.

Vista – What can it do for your business?

Microsoft Windows Vista has arrived but what benefits will it bring to small businesses if they decide to take the plunge and upgrade? Simon Vail explains.

Alliance wants heavy fines for unlicensed software use

The Business Software Alliance (BSA), an industry lobby group that campaigns against illegal use and pirating of software, has called on the UK government to impose stiff financial penalties on companies that break licensing rules.

‘Rented’ business software now available

A range of tools that small businesses can ‘rent’ to take care of functions like business planning, human resource management and financial forecasting has been launched.

Going digital

Switching from manual to digital bookkeeping can have benefits even for very small operations.

Accounting for business

Assess your needs and make sure that you choose the right accounting or stock control system for your business.

X marks the spot for SharePoint at Premera Blue Cross

Premera Blue Cross handles the post-hospitalisation needs of patients with complex medical conditions, but until recently, opening a new case sometimes took as much as three hours and required the use of two different case management systems, and on-going

How to choose the right accounting package for your business

Selecting the right accounting package for your business is something you need to do with care if you are going to get the right software – and the right type of service.

Stepping up to Windows 2003

If you are looking at moving up to the latest version of Microsoft Windows on your server, these are just some of the questions that you might want to ask.

Linux v Windows - what's best on the desktop?

You may have heard about Linux being an alternative to Microsoft Windows but what do you really know about it? Our Q&A; should answer most of your questions.

Soft options

If you thought software could only be bought in a ‘packaged’ form, or that licensing is only for large firms, you’d be very much mistaken – and there are other ways in which you can provide the right applications for your business as well.

Keeping A Watch Over Your Business

With Power over Ethernet going mainstream and plenty of new solutions on the market, IP-based surveillance is becoming a more viable option for the smaller business, reports Gareth Kershaw.