Time for an Ex Change?!

Support for Exchange Server 2003 runs out on the 19th of April 2014 I am just back from the latest in a series of Microsoft Office 365 events, this one held at the very prestigious Audi Quattro rooms in Chiswick London. One of the key points made by the Microsoft Executives is that on the 14th of April 2014 Microsoft is withdrawing support for Exchange server 2003. So what does this mean for business? Any serious business cannot run on hardware or software that is not ultimately supported by the manufacturer, it just does not add up as a risk […]

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Positive Computing qualifies for the Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Program

Positive Computing earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment. Reading, Berkshire 10th April 2013 Positive Computing, today announced it has qualified as a member of the Microsoft Cloud Accelerate program by demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft’s customers evolving needs in today’s dynamic cloud marketplace. To qualify for the Cloud Accelerate program, partners must successfully demonstrate their cloud services expertise through rigorous sales and technical assessments; and ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references to demonstrate successful customer implementations and satisfaction. Positive Computing are a IT service provider based in Reading Berkshire at the heart […]

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New staff member – Paul Pearce

We are delighted to announce that we have recruited a new member of the team. Paul Pearce is a very experienced support engineer. Paul has been supporting the PC environment for over 20 years. During that time he has worked for many blue chip companies including Compel PLC where he held senior customer service positions and worked on site for a wide variety of Compel clients including BT, Sony, Ericsson, DHL, GCHQ, Oxford University Press, Going Places, UK Atomic Energy Authority, Cunningham Ellis & Buckle, Dun & Bradstreet. More recently Paul has been providing support to small and medium businesses, […]

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Make Life Easier with Office 365 Consultants Positive Computing

With the need for greater mobility, agility and better data management increasingly driving the dynamic workplace, SMBs today are learning to appreciate the benefits cloud computing can bring to their businesses.  Yet, some SMBs still struggle to understand exactly what cloud computing can do for them.  Enter Microsoft Office 365, an all-inclusive productivity solution that delivers familiar Office applications coupled with powerful enterprise class communications and collaboration capabilities in a cloud-based subscription service you can easily use. Give your business a productivity boost with the new Office Today, you can acquire Office 365 Small Business Premium or Midsize Business through […]

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How do I – Save money on my mobile bills when abroad

Some of us like to use our phones abroad especially in this social media age. If you must use it either on business or on holiday then here are some hints and tips to help. If you do some planning you can minimise the cost of using your phone abroad. This can make the difference between deciding whether to take a quick last minute holiday, keeping in touch if required and avoiding “billing shock” for others whilst on holiday / business. As an example in the countries listed below an advance payment to Vodafone of £28.34 gives users 30 day […]

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How to avoid being hacked!

In the news this week we have had hacking and in particular phone hacking. I think that most of us are not that high profile to have our phone hacked but of course not all people involved were high profile. I would like to give you some general tips to avoid being hacked and this applies to IT as well as telephony and mobiles. 1. Change the default passwords or pass codes. New equipment comes with default codes, these can be changed and they should be otherwise its open house for a hacker. 2. Use a complex password but one […]

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