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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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  • 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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