Blog

  • November 27, 2019

    How does the FlexiDesk work?

    Changing the way your business delivers IT is not a simple decision and requires planning. There is also a small learning curve to understand how using cloud technology to deliver your desktops works. Our Virtual Desktop solution is called FlexiDesk and it enables our clients to work in an agile and […]

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  • October 14, 2019

    Is a hosted desktop right for my business?

    It is always a scary feeling like the first one to take a leap of faith, right? Nobody wants to be the first and certainly not the last to get it wrong. Hosted desktops are not new, they have been around for many years and is now mature and tried and […]

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  • September 23, 2019

    Advantages of moving to the cloud

    It seems that every piece of software runs from the cloud these days, gone are the days of installing software on your PC and servers. It used to be disks and then CDs and DVDs followed by downloading the software and now nothing, it all runs from your browser in most […]

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  • August 28, 2019

    Is Cloud Computing Expensive?

    The first thing you need to consider when asking the question “is cloud computing expensive?” is the fact that cloud computing is billed differently to a traditional computing setup. Traditional computing has always been very much a capital cost. This is where you buy your servers and computers and in general, […]

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  • August 28, 2019

    Is it time to move completely to the cloud?

    Cloud computing has promised a lot for such a long time but is now the time to finally move your business into the cloud? The truth is you are probably already moving than half-way there. Think about many of the applications and programmes you use daily? How many of these are […]

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  • August 1, 2019

    Do we still need a server in our business?

    Historically, once a business got to a certain size the IT needs got to the point where a server was required. This was for the following three reasons: Files all needed to be saved in a single location where they could be organised and backed-up. User required logins so they have […]

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  • 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 XP – calling 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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