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Friday Donut tip: three keyboard shortcuts I use a hundred times a day

Every Friday afternoon we bring you a great business IT tip. From nuggets that make repetitive tasks easier to simple ways to banish business tech annoyances, we’re here to help.

Date: 27 April, 2012   By: Imanuel Votteler

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2012 ultrabooks: lightening the load in your bag?

Laptops have been getting better for years. Back around 2002-ish, you were delighted if your laptop could run Microsoft Word without slowing down and lasted over an hour away from mains power. ...

Date: 26 April, 2012   By: John McGarvey

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What does Google Drive mean for business?

The launch of the long-rumoured Google Drive happened yesterday. But is this online storage a useful new service for businesses, or is it a step too far for a company that already knows so much about you?...

Date: 25 April, 2012   By: John McGarvey

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Shopping list: what you need to back up your data

Backing up your data doesn’t have to be that difficult. It doesn’t even have to involve expensive-sounding ‘backup solutions’ or wrestling with 300 individual CDs, each of which contains a small but crucial portion of your company’s data. ...

Date: 23 April, 2012   By: Craig Sharp

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Friday Donut tip: change what happens when you shut your laptop lid

Every Friday afternoon we bring you a great business IT tip. From nuggets that make repetitive tasks easier to simple ways to banish business tech annoyances, we’re here to help.

Date: 20 April, 2012   By: John McGarvey

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The DIY guide to IT support

I’ve always been a fan of DIY in the workplace as well as in the home. Doing as much as you can yourself before calling in the experts is not only a learning experience, but can also save you money. In times of economic uncertainty this way of working can help bring down costs – especially...

Date: 19 April, 2012   By: Maff Rigby

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Why you’ll never buy another PC again

I run a small IT company and I make no apologies for making my customers keep their hardware up to date. I feel it makes a real difference to the productivity of their staff. Modern, reliable, stable hardware returns investment many times over. It’s all about keeping your staff able to do their...

Date: 18 April, 2012   By: Lee Wrall

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Will Real Time Information for Payroll help your business?

HMRC is planning to make the PAYE system more accurate. Its aims seem reasonable: it’s looking to drastically reduce the number of corrections it has to make for overpayment and underpayment. And it wants to slash the possibility of fraud. Sounds it should save us all a bit of money.

Date: 16 April, 2012   By: Neilson Watts