Small Business IT Issues

IT Issues relating to Small Businesses

My Computer’s broken AGAIN!

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in Small Business IT Issues

My Computer’s broken AGAIN!

You know, I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve been to see a new customer and they’ve told me that their computers are sh*t, or that they’ve told me how much they break down and how slow they are and how many problems that they give them. But then, as soon as we start talking about the hardware that they should have, and what they need to invest in, they come back and tell me that they can buy a computer for half that price down at [Insert Local|National Computer Retailer Here] – it’s SO INFURIATING! No wonder it’s sh*t if you’re paying peanuts for it! Decent, reliable hardware costs a bit more money. Quite frankly, you do pay for what you get in the IT world. We supply high quality business-grade hardware that it suitable for use in your business, does your IT Supplier? If not then ask them… or change… it’s hurting your business! We only supply businesses in Lichfield and the surrounding Staffordshire and West Midlands areas, but even so feel free to drop me a note below and I’ll happily give you a bit of advice… Yes, in the short-term decent hardware costs a bit more, but in the long-term it saves you a lot of time and ultimately a lot of lost...

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E-mail Should just work!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Small Business IT Issues

E-mail Should just work!

There are not many businesses today that don’t use email. E-Mail is the life blood of most small businesses. Thousands and thousands and thousands of pounds worth of business is conducted over email every single day. So when it stops working – That’s a problem. In my professional opinion, Microsoft Exchange is the best option out there for Small Business. There really is no excuse not to. If you’ve got your own server, the chances are you ‘ll already have Microsoft Exchange on it (It’s included with Microsoft Small Business Server), If you don’t or you’re a sole trader there are plenty of hosted exchange providers out there today. Our own services start from £65 per year. And let’s be honest, considering how important email is, that’s not a lot! I really don’t mind whether you use our e-mail systems or not. But I do care that you’ve got secure, reliable e-mail systems in place, it can really hurt your business when you...

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Why is IT so important to your business?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Small Business IT Issues

Why is IT so important to your business?

Let’s get started, I’d really like to hear from Small businesses out there, about the challenges they face day to day with their IT, I’d love to share my views and provide advice where I can help. Please leave some comments on the kinds of IT related topics you’d like me to cover over the comming weeks and months. Thanks, Chris.

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