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  • October 15, 2012

    Is your VPN holding you back?

    When you are out of the office, in today’s world, getting access to your work email is easy. You have your smartphone and tablet that allow access whilst you are on the go. However, this does not deal with work applications such as accounting software or a CRM (eg Act!). The […]

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  • October 8, 2012

    What happens when the Internet goes down? The biggest fear when considering virtual desktops

    I have recently engaged in a blog discussion with a gentleman which began over the question of Internet connection.  Since a virtual desktop  relies on an Internet connection, this is not the first time this concern has been raised. And where there’s a question, there’s a blog post, so let’s get […]

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  • October 4, 2012

    Dropbox and a hosted virtual desktop – are they the same?

    When talking to people about a hosted virtual desktop and cloud storage, mainly Dropbox, we are often asked: “are they the same thing?” Well, I’m here to explain the differences between the two and why they are definitely not the same thing although they are both cloud solutions. Every day the […]

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  • October 1, 2012

    Calling all life-slicers!

    A few months ago I was introduced to a new term: “life-slicing”. One of our team showed me a video of Mark Templeton, the CEO of Citrix (technology giants), talking at one of their conferences earlier this year about the changing paradigm in working.  He used this pie chart to represent […]

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  • September 24, 2012

    Why have a hosted virtual desktop flexiDesk® from 404®?

    If you’ve still not got to grips with what a “hosted virtual desktop” is, don’t worry, as it took me a long time to get my head around. Here’s a short article (for the non-techy) to help you. There are already a few companies out there doing hosted virtual desktops. They […]

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  • September 24, 2012

    What is a virtual desktop? What is a hosted virtual desktop? In fact, please tell me, what is a desktop?

    he technical guys have been working hard to produce articles on the first two questions. However, if you read them and still are unclear, don’t worry. These guys are very technical and make me feel like cavewoman. When I talk to people and tell them we virtualise their desktop, many, many times […]

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  • September 24, 2012

    System Profiling – To discover and to plan

    At 404® our policy is to speak a language that you understand. We appreciate that a lot of IT terminology will not make sense to you, especially when talking about a technology that you are not familiar with. We’ve tried to make it as simple as possible, but if anything is still not […]

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  • September 20, 2012

    Office 365 vs. hosted desktop (Take 2)

    First of all, to clear up any confusion, the  flexiDesk® is the 404® version of the hosted desktop. We wrote this article in response to what is currently our most frequently asked question:  What is the difference between our flexiDesk and Office 365?  So the following is our attempt to answer […]

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  • September 18, 2012

    Introducing the least technical person in 404 – me!

    Let me introduce myself. My name is Jo and I am, truthfully, the least technical person in the team. I have no technical background but one of my roles as Office Manager made me responsible for IT. I have to say that if there is one thing that gave me frustration, […]

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  • September 10, 2012

    The real price of running an out of date office – evolve or become obsolete.

    Work is a function not a place and more than ever before our work follows us home and wherever we are. This new way of working is called anywhere working. Gone are the days that emails can only be read and sent from within the walls of your company’s office. Today […]

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  • September 5, 2012

    Terminal Services vs VDI

    Terminal Services vs. VDI Right off the bat, this is not intended as a technical blog but more for small business owners who have heard of or used Terminal Servers and are now wondering how this compares to VDI. We also hate acronyms, so I’ll make sure that I’ll explain exactly […]

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  • September 3, 2012

    What is Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

    What is Desktop as a Service (DaaS) With-in the new era of cloud computing emerges an abundance of services that use the cloud in multiple ways so that you, the customer can have a wide choice of what to use the cloud for. We know in most cases one size does […]

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  • August 28, 2012

    Who are you and what do you do?

    This post does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a quick introduction to who 404 team are and how we can help you benefit from cloud technology. Whether in the cloud or not, computers, today you can’t live without them. They help you talk to your customers, organise your workforce […]

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  • August 28, 2012

    Let Prattle Commence

    Well here it is, the best thing since Mr Hovis started chopping up his produce, the 404 Team Blog. This is the place to get all the latest news, views and reviews of all things cloud. We’ll keep you up to date on what’s happening in the industry, what’s new at […]

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  • August 13, 2012

    Why should small businesses consider using cloud computing?

    Why should small businesses consider using Cloud computing? Any small business should consider Cloud computing for three key reasons. 1) Cost  IT equipment and support contracts are not cheap. However IT is such an essential part of business. Traditionally the better software systems were expensive to buy and required their own […]

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  • August 8, 2012

    Cloud clarity

    A cold and noisy place where machines tower over you with their enormous computing powers, distributing more data than you can imagine and consuming more power than Benjamin Franklin could ever have fathomed the future would need. Yet this ambiguous and ugly place needs a pretty face and name; so a […]

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  • August 8, 2012

    Why you should consider using hosted desktops in your company

    The very first reason you should consider hosted desktops in your company is that you do not need to own or maintain in-house servers. They are costly to buy and maintain. You end having to try and be an IT expert to make sure you’re not paying for something you don’t […]

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  • August 8, 2012

    Say sayonara to your server

    How small businesses can have enterprise level IT without the large initial investment. No matter how large or small your budget is, the initial investment for IT can be daunting at best. And even after this investment there are other operational costs such as support, upgrades and replacements to think about. […]

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  • August 8, 2012

    What is a virtual desktop?

    So you’ve found yourself asking, “what is a virtual desktop?” Well let me clear that up for you with this short post that explains the basics of what a virtual desktop actually is. And don’t worry about having technical jargon thrown at you left, right and centre because this post is […]

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  • August 8, 2012

    Hosted Virtual Desktop Pricing

    Let’s be honest – it’s what we all want to know? How much is it and what do I get for my money? Normally revealing their pricing is not the sort of thing companies do; they want to get someone in front of you to SELL it to you. Well here […]

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