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Windows Server 2003 End of Support

Many people don’t realise or have failed to prepare for the fact that Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported by Microsoft from 14th July 2015.
From that date Microsoft will no longer release updates or hot-fixes for the ageing server OS.  That means no more security updates which renders the operating system unsafe for use. Systems running public

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What are the benefits of a Windows domain?

With small businesses increasingly adopting cloud based file sharing technology (see Box, Dropbox for Business and OneDrive for Business to name but three) is there still a place for the Windows Domain and Active Directory?
What is a Windows Domain?
Not to be confused with internet domains, a Windows domain is a closed system of users and computers that can

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188 billion emails per day: Why email signatures are key

If you add together all the Facebook and Twitter status updates, all the Google, Yahoo and Bing searches, and all the Internet page views, the resulting number is still only a quarter the number of emails sent per day. For businesses, an email will be the most important communication medium for many years. The signature is, therefore, an important component.
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