With 1 month to go, we are fast reaching 14 July, the deadline Microsoft has set for End Of Life for Windows Server 2003. Despite Microsoft warning about EOL for Windows Server 2003 as early as April 2013, many organisations are yet to begin their migration away from the server platform. For a product’s EOL,  Microsoft is no longer going to support or update it anymore. But really what does this mean for SMEs and business owners?

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You already trust the planning, installation, configuration and support of your company’s servers, data and workstations to a trusted provider (hopefully us) and now you’re thinking about what to do with recovery.

You probably have a pretty good handle on it – you’ve invested in a tape system, have a tape rotation schedule, even use off-site tape storage. But you keep hearing about outsourcing and wonder what all the noise is about. Providers like us are pushing cloudbased backup & recovery – some (like us) even use terms like “hybrid cloud” and this is all very new and uncertain.

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Emotion rage is one of the factor that can affect a person’s productivity in his work, what if we can remove 1 of the common rages in the office? When is the last time you say “ARGGG SO SLOW”, “NOT WORKING AGAIN!?!” and proceed to smash the keyboard or the monitor? That’s right, we are talking about computer rages – not unlike road rages where you flare up and go crazy over little things you normally wouldn’t.

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Pop quiz. Right now, without looking. How many servers and computers are on your network? How many of them are supposed to be there? Are their Anti Virus (AV) and security patch all updated? No idea or unsure? This is an ever present problem with companies and businesses that do not have their own IT department. So what are you doing about it?

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Sometimes when your workstation feels bogged down, a relatively cheap and simple hardware update can make a huge difference in performance. Adding more RAM (Random Access Memory, often just referred to as memory) can be a game changer for your bogged down PC.

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Saving a little on your technology can go a long ways, but cutting too many corners can lead to additional problems and expensive downtime. Here are a few ways you can save money on IT without creating long term issues.

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