LifeStyle

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 18, 2012

    Introducing the least technical person in 404 – me!

    OK I’ll admit it. I missed my deadline. I promised the guys at work that I would write my first blog by the end of August and I did not deliver. So, here it is. Late, but here. It is also my very first blog – EVER! Let me introduce myself. […]

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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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  • 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

    Anytime, Anywhere, Any device

    No matter how old you get your parents will still always have that annoying knack of knowing the motivation behind everything you do. When you were smaller it was “you only want that toy because you’ve just seen the advert”. Then as you got a little older that became “you do […]

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  • August 6, 2012

    The Windows XP Crisis

    Operating systems govern the way you use your computer, you’ll always have a favourite. But there are storm clouds on the horizon for one of the most popular OSs ever created which could put a great number of users’ data in harm’s way. You’ll always have one favourite pair of shoes. […]

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