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Xero – Which browser should I use for best performance?

  Clearly it is always wise to ensure that you have the most up to date version of your default web browser to gain optimum performance, but it may be that sometimes a different browser suits a particular application better. …

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Why hosted desktop is perfect for new and growing businesses

Latest government employment figures show that about 40% of those finding jobs over the past year have done so by setting up new businesses and becoming self-employed. Obtaining finance to get any new business off the ground isn’t easy so …

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Business broadband not fit for purpose?

The Federation of Small Businesses has called on the government to give a higher priority to businesses over residential customers in the roll out of high speed broadband. An FSB study entitled ‘The Fourth Utility’ published in July 2014 found …

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How secure are your login details? Two-Factor Authentication

Many organizations and users protect local and remote logins with only a simple username and password, entering these two pieces of information grants access to company databases, applications, email accounts, and other sensitive information. Passwords are notoriously insecure, many users …

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Snapshot Backups – what are they and what purpose do they serve?

How could you or your company cope with the loss of vital data as a result of file corruption, accidental or malicious deletion, or any other similar event? Even though standard back-up and replication procedures usually provide daily and weekly …

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Hosted Desktop UK – 4 years in how do we stack up?

Hosted Desktop UK will be celebrating 4 years of providing managed IT services – and in particular its flagship Hosted Desktop – on Friday August 1st 2014. The company has seen tremendous growth over this period with turnover doubling year …

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Holidays are coming – how to keep connected and in control.

The summer holiday season is upon us once more and, true to form, the rains arrived to test the endurance of attendees of the many outdoor sporting and music events held at this time of the year. The uncertainty of …

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SysAdmin Day 2014

Friday July 25th 2014 is the 15th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day, on this special international day do something to let your System Administrator know that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication. So what is a SysAdmin? System …

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Network Rail fine means good news for commuters in ‘The Cloud’

The news that Network Rail has been fined £53 million pounds for ‘shortfalls in performance’ is good news for commuters and business travellers. The government are going to use this money to part fund £90 million pounds worth of improvements …

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Failover and Clustering – what is it and how does it benefit Hosted Desktops’ users?

HDUK uses server clustering for all of its services such as Hosted Desktop, Hosted Exchange, Hosted SharePoint, Secure Document Exchange etc., this is to ensure highest possible levels of service availability. The following gives a brief explanation of failover and …

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Migrating your business to the Cloud isn’t as daunting as you might think

Here at Hosted Desktop UK we regularly speak to prospective clients who are tempted by the many cost and efficiency benefits that can be had by moving their IT into the Cloud but are, quite naturally, concerned about the possible …

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Online File Sharing: How to keep your sensitive data out of the hackers’ hands

Secure Document Exchange Of all data passed between individuals and organisations, perhaps the most private and sensitive information is that contained in tax documents: names, addresses, National Insurance numbers, bank and employer details – it’s an identity thief’s idea of …

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How Online Backup can protect your business

Have you ever considered what effect it would have on your business if you lost all of your company’s electronic data, for example, if fire destroyed your office, or you lost your personal laptop which has all of your business …

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Business Data Backups – Online Backup

As part of our launch for our OnlineBackup service, we investigated business data backups and found some interesting stats. So we thought we would put them all together on this infographic. Click on the infographic for a full page version. …

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End of support for Windows XP – what does it mean for you?

It is likely that most if not everyone running Windows XP will by now be aware that Microsoft are withdrawing all technical assistance for this operating system after April 8th 2014 including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft …

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