Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Remote support

Currently logged into a computer in Zimbabwe doing remote support... They have a total clown doing their IT support who doesn't know what he is doing...

Pretty easy to do what you need to do remotely and doesn't really make a difference if they are in London or indeed Zimbabwe...

Global IT support is here! :-)

Friday, 18 December 2009

Office 2010

So, welcome to Office 2010... just downloaded and installed the 64bit beta... Outlook looks cool so far... will keep you posted on how well it works etc...

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Virgin media install...

Well, that went well. Efficient and friendly engineer. I just hope it is reliable.. The speed is insane!! Speed test indicates 15MB download and 1.54MB upload... Who's your Daddy??

I will have to download something big to test the actual throughput but as long as everything is quick and snappy then I am happy...

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

50MB Virgin coming tomorrow...

Well, lets hope they actually turn up and I am really curious to find out just how quick it will be... Does anyone else use this service from Virgin?

Saturday, 12 December 2009

dropbox.com

Wow, I have found an awesome bit of software. It seems very similar to idisk but it works great.

Essentially you download and install the software from www.dropbox.com - create an account - and setup your dropbox folder. You dump any files you want to share on your other computers into this folder and they get synced up to the Internet. You get 2GB for free or pay $9.99 a month for 50GB.

Step two is to download the software on your next computer and put in your account details and you instantly have access to all the files and folders on your other computer via the dropbox folder.

Now here is the winner!! Yes, there is an app for that! A quick download and put in account details and i have access to all my files from my iphone. So I go to a meeting and need to access a contract or config document and it is right there. Wow, this is serious...

It is solutions that enable us to work better that i really love and this is one of them. True mobility...

Thanks to MacWorld for giving me this info. They have a great podcast that is worth listening to. I will post on a few other apps they mentioned are cool to use as well including launch bar which i haven't tried yet...

Friday, 11 December 2009

Managed Services Software

Desperatly trying to decide the best package to use moving forwards...

Centrastage - good package and price but need additional funtionality

Kaseya - very expensive but apparently the cream of the crop

and now a new contender - http://www.manageengine.com - Still looking into but possibly expensive too... Good list of current customers...

50MB Fibre

Just ordered my 50MB broadband from Virgin... Lets hope it is awesome...

Does anyone else run this service?

Thursday, 10 December 2009

About to put the spider back online...

I will soon be setting up the web cam so that my pet tarrantula, Rose can be back online for all the world to see. I will post here again when i have completed the little task...

It is a night vision camera so you can see her 24 x 7... Unless of course she is in her little house fast asleep...

www.bitingspider.co.uk

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

STOP!! Wow, check out this

OK, this is the future, check out this shopping website. To buy stuff, you simply drag it to the bar at the bottom of the page... This really rocks!!

http://www.panic.com/goods

Twitter not working?

Well that is interesting.. even though I have correctly configured twitter to run on my blog, it comes up with some other arb stuff including some people swearing so I have decided to take it off... Erm... Google, something is broken...!!!

Apple Tablet

I am getting pretty excited and impatient for the new tablet to be released. I guess it will only be in 2010 now but I am sure it will be worth the wait... May have to wait for version 2 to come out as the first one launched usually has a few teething issues...

Will you be getting one?

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

FSB

Currently at an FSB meeting in Solihul.. Good turn out... Pretty interesting...

Ian ODonnell spoke to us about online marketing and website etc. All about using social media to boost your business profile...

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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

New website

Launched my new website last night.. Feel free to give me any feedback please?

Http://Www.colins-it.co.uk

Thanks...


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