Commuting from Wexford to Dublin or traveling to sales meetings, on-line document access and sharing can be one way to maximise IT in your business. We have all done it, you go to give a Sales presentation at a clients only to find your laptop has wont start; your presentation is on it and the copy in the office is an old copy so getting somebody to e-mail you it wont do. If it was stored on-line you could use one of the clients PC’s to access your Office Live Workspace or Google Docs and give the presentation on the clients PC. A major disaster is a minor hiccup.
One other major advantage is collaboration with others, a document can be worked on by many people on-line without the need to e-mail multiple copies of the document to everyone. This avoids confusion over which document is current and changes can be approved before the final draft is drawn up. Office Live Workspace give the best intergration into your existing Office environment but you should also take a look at Google Docs.
Since the introduction of Office 2007 many people have had issues with compatibility with Office 2003 and older versions of Office. The issue is that Office 2007 by default saves documents in its new format, unless you tell it not to. This new format is not compatible with the older versions of Office.
To get around this issue Microsoft have produced a compatibility pack which will convert the Office 2007 files to Office 2003 format for you. So if you still have Office 2003 simply go here Microsoft Compatibility Pack and download the file. Then install it and it will do the rest.
Performance and manageability to scale your business.
The HP ProLiant ML330 G6 is a dual processor tower platform built on the latest Intel® Xeon® processors with QPI technology to create a unique system architecture. This unique architecture enables you to scale your business as needed and allows you to improve the efficiency of how you spend your IT dollars. The ML330 G6 not only delivers excellent performance with the latest technology, but it also incorporates the industry’s most powerful embedded management technology with the HP ProLiant Onboard Administrator (powered by iLO 2 controller), allowing you to manage servers anytime and anywhere.
Adaptable, reliable mainstay for your business.
The HP ProLiant ML350 G6 is the best price performance DP Tower server that delivers excellence with performance, expandability and availability. It’s a new generation server with more memory capacity and more HDD expandability. It combines the latest Intel® Xeon® processors with QPI technology, best-in-class availability features, and unsurpassed flexibility in a system ideal for growing businesses and especially well suited to meet the needs of remote branch offices.
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Windows 7 comes with a few handy features one of which is the System Repair Disk, which was part of Vista at testing but was removed before launch to the public, the reason behind this was never given and surely a loss. But its in Windows 7 so lets talk about it, its simple enough, you can make a System Repair Disk which can be used in the event that your system fails to boot. Just boot the system from the CD/DVD and it will give you access to tools to repair you system. You may need to adjust the boot order on your system to get it to boot from the CD/DVD ( This is specific to makes of PC/Laptop).
Watch the Video above if you already haven’t for where to find the options.
Microsoft’s Windows XP has enjoyed a long life and some will say there is plenty of life in the old dog yet; but hard drive manufacturers may put a nail in its coffin next year as they change the way larger drives are formatted. The problem is that the newer lager drives 1Terabyte plus will be formatted using smaller blocks to allow for less wasted space. This is good news if you have Vista or Windows 7, but sadly Windows XP won’t be able to read the smaller block size. Replacement drives will become harder to get as suppliers will only stock the larger drives, will this finally be the end of XP or will it last until it planed mothballed in 2014.