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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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 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 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 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 at […]

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