Monday, December 27, 2004

Spyware detection tools

Is your computer behaving oddly? Slow performance, system lockups, excessive pop-up advertisements. Your computer might be infected with Spyware! Download, install and scan your computer using Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Considering the first PC Server for your business

Many small businesses have invested in multiple desktop PCs for their employees, thereby increasing their productivity. The next step in their technology evolution is enabling computer users to easily share their computer resources – their information, files, printers, faxes, and even their applications – using a centralized computer server.

Servers are normally more powerful and provide reliability technology options not available on desktop computers. The server components are designed to run 24x7 and to have long life. Why are these important for a server? Business data is now being shared and stored in one central location – the server. A failure on the server affects not only the server, but many of the users.

New server solutions also have to be simple to install and easy to operate and maintain. The Windows Small Business Server 2003 delivers a simple to install and affordable server solution for small businesses. It provides features such as e-mail, secure Internet connectivity, business intranets, remote connectivity, support, file and printer sharing, backup and restore capabilities, and a collaboration platform. In short, it enables small businesses to be more productive using fewer resources.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Technology priorities of small businesses

According to AMI Research, 66% of small businesses have more than one PC. Approximately 19% use at least one PC server and only 6% use more than one server.

Small businesses typically want to send and receive e-mail, store and share data, and work with business applications. The number one concern of these small businesses is to protect their data with a reliable and easy to use data backup process and protecting it from computer viruses.

These are the top technology priorities for small businesses:
  • Data backup and recovery
  • Data security and privacy
  • Document storage and management
  • Internet, e-mail and networking
  • Technology training and skills enhancement
What are the technology priorities of your business? Talkback.