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Leasing is best for veterinary practice

When veterinary surgeons Walker and Wikeley was set up in a converted tyre and exhaust garage, in March 2006, it needed some computer equipment. It also needed some financial flexibility so, when kitting itself out with three PCs and four work stations, a server with two network lasers, one HP Deskjet printer. the practice had no hesitation in going down the leasing route.

Going Underground

RAD Data Communications helped Samara City, one of western Russiaís regional capitals, build an IP based security platform for its subway system. Providing voice and data over IP, Ethernet, and MPLS backbones, it is used to collect audio information from dedicated police phones and reporting information from fire sensors.

ntl: Telewest takes IP CCTV north of the border

North Lanarkshire County Council has agreed a £1.3m deal with ntl:Telewest Business, for the largest deployment of IP CCTV in Europe, a move crucial to the councilís security strategy according to Councillor Tom Maginnis, Convener of the Economic Regeneration Committee at North Lanarkshire Council.

Get Geared

On-line motorcycle equipment retailer Get Geared is a great example of the potential benefits of ecommerce for small businesses.

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 management was paper-intensive.

Lotus QuickPlace makes the right Noises in Tech PR

A Lotus QuickPlace based extranet has helped free up time and improve customer service at Noiseworks, a specialist IT public relations company based in Maidenhead.

Investment in e-commerce pays off

Bagga Menswear was first set up in 1994 and soon grew into two thriving shops. MD David Lomax has been experimenting with e-commerce since 2002 but two years ago took the radical step of closing the more successful and busiest of his two shops to give him time to concentrate on developing the e-commerce side of the business.

Targeting gets results

Five-strong SME Kashflow is an on-line book keeping company making good use of IT to win sales.

Keeping systems and data secure

Simple anti-virus and firewall solutions can provide most of the protection many small businesses need.

Strategic approach keeps costs down

By treading carefully and taking advice, one building firm has been able to streamline its systems and cut costs.

Good advice makes all the difference

Getting sound expert guidance and also taking a long-term approach and planning ahead is crucial when you are looking for a company that can meet your business needs.

The virtual IT manager

Based in Leicester Square, at the heart of Londonís theatre-land, Encore Tickets is a small but fast-growing ticketing wholesaler but the companyís success and speedly growth has presented some challenges.

Putting broadband at the heart of the business

Even in this age where PCs and notebooks are ubiquitous, many companies still have a need for rapid, accurate transcriptions of dictation or meetings.

Driving efficiency on the road

McAllisters Recovery is one of the leading rescue and recovery business in Surrey and Hampshire. Based in Aldershot, it has 48 staff and over 50 vehicles on the road and its customer base includes local police forces, transport, bus and coach companies, motoring associations, local motor dealerships and the general public.

How To... Go Virtual

Could you transform your business into one that has no fixed office or location but runs purely as a collection of individuals who work in remote locations? Falk Bleyl, Head of Business Development at specialist communications and hosted applications system provider, Solution1 explains how you might.