SMEs

Deploying Instant Messaging 

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 

Basic Groupware

December 2, 2003

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

SMPT Server for Small Networks

December 2, 2003

Setting up the PostCast server, a free SMTP server

Setting Up An Intranet

December 2, 2003

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

Which Printer?

December 2, 2003

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

Choosing a Notebook

December 2, 2003

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

Choosing the Right Server

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?

Choosing the Right PC

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

Print Economically

December 2, 2003

Save on hardware maintenance , paper and toner catridges

How To Do Patch Management

December 2, 2003

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

Must – Have Software

December 2, 2003

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

Faxing from your PC

December 2, 2003

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

Stream music on your network

December 2, 2003

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

Your Company’s IT Policy

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

Essential Anti-virus, Firewall and Anti-Spam

December 2, 2003

Protecting your system and networks from virus, worms and spam

Free Security Tools

December 2, 2003

A run through of the free yet powerful tools to keep your network secure

Network Security

December 2, 2003

This starts with educating users and devising a policy. Investment in security equipment comes next