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A Complete Implementation Guide for SMEs

by December 2, 2003

Technology cannot be only for rich, globe-stradling companies. The rest of us too, need to benefit from it. Unfortunately, the bulk of Indian businesses – what we call the SME – have lagged behind. Here is a guide to get them started on using technology

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Enough Bandwidth

by December 2, 2003

What internet connectivity should a smallish organization go for 

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Planning your Power Requirement

by December 2, 2003

First determine how much power outage your business can afford, and then decide the level of protection you need

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Data Backup and Recovery

by December 2, 2003

To decide what kind of backup solution you need, you have to first define how much data you really need to backup

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Designing the SME Network

by December 2, 2003

Before deciding which hardware or software to choose, define what you want to run on your network and the throughput it would require

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Setting Up An Intranet

by December 2, 2003

Why you need an intranet and how you can set one up

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SMPT Server for Small Networks

by December 2, 2003

Setting up the PostCast server, a free SMTP server

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Basic Groupware

by December 2, 2003

With MS Windows SharePoint solution you can collaborate with colleagues on projects

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Deploying Instant Messaging 

by December 2, 2003

Chat clients can help reduce long-distance phone bills. Using public clients in businesses is lucrative as they are free. But, keep in mind that you don’t have any control over who’s chatting with whom 

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Choosing the Right Server

by December 2, 2003

You could categorize servers by architecture, type of processor, usage, etc. Talk to any server vendor and you will swim in jargon. RISC or Intel? 32 bit or 64? Rack or blade? IDE or SCSI? You want RAID? Which level? How much redundancy?…. Confused?

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Choosing a Notebook

by December 2, 2003

Analyze your requirements and the features of the notebook before making your pick

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Which Printer?

by December 2, 2003

Choose between an inkjet, laser or MFD depending on your need: Personal or bulk printing

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Choosing the Right PC

by December 2, 2003

Decide a PC’s specs, if you need to buy a new one or upgrade and the vendor support you’ll get

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Must – Have Software

by December 2, 2003

A list of software that make mundane tasks easier or enable you to perform tasks you could otherwise not have done

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How To Do Patch Management

by December 2, 2003

You could go for commercial packages, free software, or create your own patch management system using batch files

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Print Economically

by December 2, 2003

Save on hardware maintenance , paper and toner catridges

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Faxing from your PC

by December 2, 2003

Win 2000 and XP have built-in fax support, while for Win 98 and ME you need third-party software

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Essential Anti-virus, Firewall and Anti-Spam

by December 2, 2003

Protecting your system and networks from virus, worms and spam

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Your Company’s IT Policy

by December 2, 2003

Create a set of general rules presented to employees at the time of joining, and specific policies for key areas of your IT infrastructure

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Stream music on your network

by December 2, 2003

Who says a smaller business can’t have the luxury of piped network music?

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