Blog

  • March 31, 2014

    The inevitable is on its way

    Without wanting to age myself or any of the team at 404 but do you remember sending faxes for the first time? Or even email? Would it be intercepted? Would it get to the intended recipient? Was it safe? However that fear was short lived and soon we were all sending […]

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  • March 10, 2014

    3 reasons hosted desktops are not for you

    Yep, that’s right!  We are writing a blog post on examples of when hosted desktops are not for you (yet). At 404 our clients are the right kind of clients, where the technology is making a huge difference to the way they live and work. There are times when a virtual […]

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  • March 10, 2014

    We all like a bit of all-inclusive

    Best bit about an all-inclusive holiday is the fact you don’t have to worry about over-spending, whatever you eat, drink or do.  You can just relax into your holiday and not give it another thought. At 404 our vision was to do the same with IT, so that our clients can […]

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  • February 12, 2014

    Your office PC on your iPad

    One of the most common reasons for loving the 404 flexiDesk® is the fact that you can save everything and access anywhere, using pretty much any device, even a tablet or iPad.

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  • January 27, 2014

    Can virtual desktops save you money?

    Yes, they can. But how much? Well, some virtual desktop suppliers claim big savings – as much as 50%. So why we are not claiming savings of this scale? Because each and every single company is different, including yours.

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  • January 14, 2014

    flexiDesk – a personal testimony

    There is so much written about how great virtual desktops are, but we thought it would be a good time to write about what’s it actually like using one on daily basis and what it was like on Day

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  • January 1, 2014

    Life Laundry

    As we see another year draw to a close often we start to think about 2014 and what we want to achieve. New Year’s resolutions are being drawn up and spring cleans are being planned.

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  • January 1, 2014

    Backups at Christmas

    What lucky person gets to change the backup tapes over Christmas and New Year?
    Do you still have a traditional server in house with backup tapes?

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  • December 10, 2013

    The Cheapest Server

    So your server has fallen over, or it’s on its last legs. What are you going to do? What are your options?
    Most small businesses depend heavily on their server day in day out.

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  • November 30, 2013

    How does the weather affect your business

    Living in the UK can bring some varied weather, and to be honest we are not very good at dealing with even the slightest bit of snow. How many business days does your business days does your company.

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  • November 30, 2013

    Windows XPcalling it a day

    Fed up with scaremongering trying to get you to buy stuff?  So are we.  But we really do want to make you aware of this one. Windows XP – the most popular operating system ever created – is on its way out next year.   So popular was it, that it doomed […]

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  • November 20, 2013

    Is the cloud safe?

    This seems to be the question on many small business owners’ minds these days. I would turn that question round and ask you: • Is your company data safe now? • Is your server physically secure in your office?

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  • July 4, 2013

    School’s out for summer

    If you’re a parent, this statement can fill you with dread. Or a warm fuzzy feeling. Or a mix of the two. Pleasant thoughts of lie-ins, not having to get the show on the road five days a week,

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  • June 25, 2013

    flexiDesk® and traditional IT cost comparison

    How can you ask the price of something without knowing what it is and what it does? Our virtual desktop – flexiDesk® –  is a game changer, it’s a business changer, it’s a life changer.  No exaggeration. So I strongly advise you  look at this blog to get a full understanding […]

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  • June 21, 2013

    Sent to Earth to serve

    This is our flag. What’s a flag?” you may ask. A flag states what you stand for.

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  • June 20, 2013

    Traditional IT vs flexiDesk Features

    Something we have been asked a few times recently was what are the pros and cons of running a flexiDesk®. So we thought this is a great time for another 404 vs blog.

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  • May 28, 2013

    Virtual desktop pricing – why does it vary so?

    I felt the need to write this blog as there is a need to clarify the difference in product quality and relative pricing for Virtual Desktops . This is a non-techy article as I am proudly non-technical. The need arose since clients have asked us to justify why our pricing on […]

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  • March 28, 2013

    Where is the workplace?

    Teleworking – Homeworking – Agile Working – Remote Working, call it what you will, the benefits to both employee and employer are still enormous and massively misunderstood.

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  • January 22, 2013

    Activity Based Working

    Well we’re going to explain this phenomenon that has already been adopted by lots of organisations and by the end of this three day info-mail, you’ll know what it is and which benefits it could bring to you and your company.

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  • October 17, 2012

    Offices need to change in order for businesses to survive

    Technology is evolving at the fastest rate in history and yet offices and office cultures have remained pretty much the same for the last two decades. Sure we have implemented faster PCs, laptops […]

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