I'm sorry for your loss - but I know that my cats would be proud of such a wonderful smack-down :D
18 posts • joined 18 Apr 2013
...shame about the sales team.
I clearly don't buy enough hardware to get someone at Dell who has any idea what they're talking about.
I'm pleased so many readers have the ability to run on-prem solutions with zero unplanned downtime.
Can't be true
The end user recognised their error and how to correct it rather than angrily blaming the tech. That's just ridiculous fantasy-world thinking.
Yup. We tried to apply a few weeks ago - my wife had to identify herself to the Verify service, as she is the one sacrificing some of her allowance.
Using the Experian service, she was given a multiple-choice question for "a payment made onto your credit card xxxx in the last 3 months". None of the numbers matched any of the payments she'd made...
I eventually worked out that it meant the total of all payments made to the card over a given billing month, which took bloody hours to work out.
Re: Crap article
Fully agree. It may be "VoIP for non-techies", but the advice is so out of date. I dread talking to a business owner who's read this article.
We haven't installed a new ISDN line for 6 years, and that was only because the customer had been tricked into a long-term BT contract and couldn't cancel.
Looks like a SPOF has F'ed.
We only have a single client still using them, who of course have moved everything to cloud systems but didn't think a backup connection was a worthwhile investment.
Re: If only..
Nah. You'd have to keep pulling over to the hard shoulder to smooth them out again, and don't get me started on the cat fluff.
"It should also be noted that tax avoidance (perfectly legal, as it uses the existing tax system to reduce payments), and tax evasion (escaping payment by illegal means) are quite distinct. We have no way of knowing into which category the sellers fall."
We could use some fairly simple maths.
"thousands of iPad minis" at "£170 each" equals "quite a lot more than the VAT registration threshold"
One also presumes that the traders are reclaiming the purchase tax on the devices - but where are they buying them from?
"The reason for sluggish uptake is thought to be poor connectivity, coupled with expensive high-speed leased lines."
No, the reason is that it's only available in *SELECTED* *CITIES*. You know, those big places with lots of buildings and decent internet.
I have plenty of clients who would have taken up the voucher, if it was available EVERYWHERE.
Oh, and one client who wanted to upgrade from 2Mb ADSL to 8Mb EFM, was actually in a qualifying area, but couldn't use the voucher because the "new" connection had to be over 20Mb.
Something not right here...
Reported to the police in October and sentenced in March?
We had an accountant siphoning off funds. Whilst the police were awesome (we had a phone call one day soon after presenting them with the evidence to tell us that they'd raided his house at 5.30 that morning), the CPS and associated departments were useless. It took the better part of six months just to get the case moved from the Magistrates to the Crown court (as the mags had insufficient sentencing powers).
All in all, it took over two years to actually reach sentencing, and thanks to a procedural cock-up by the CPS he nearly got to keep all the money. We finally got a payout, of around 13% of the loss, last year - SEVEN YEARS after discovering it.
Someone here is being an idiot.
They arrival of a winding up petition would not have come as a surprise. Surely they can't have hoped that people wouldn't notice and their business wouldn't be affected?
I'm joining the rats
Time to jump off the sinking ship.
We have websites, domains, and DNS hosted on a virtual server at Alphadex. The last thing we want is for that to go dark - I was trying to do an Office365 migration over the weekend of their outage, and had to roll back because I wasn't able to update the mx records. Our helpdesk is on it, our remote support software is on it.
Better to move in a managed fashion than have a panic because one Monday morning absolutely nothing is working.
I believe the primary driver for smartphone upgrades is not battery life, but screens :)
I was going to be quite happy with my S2 for another year or two. I'd just replaced the battery for a whole £6, so it could last the entire day again. Then I dropped it on the wooden floor one time too many and the screen finally gave up :(
I've now got that mix of "shiny toy!" and "where's all my stuff?" that comes with toting a new device (a Note 3, in case you were wondering).
For REALLY important stuff...
...blink had to be combined with marquee.
For small customers, hosted Exchange has made more sense than SBS since SBS2k3 bit the dust.
For large customers, onsite Exchange is still cost effective.
Its the 25-75 user companies that I'm having the greatest trouble with. O365 is an expensive monthly sub. Onsite Exchange is an expensive capital investment. Alternatives are available, but without the large support infrastructure - tying my clients down to my knowledge of the installed system.
My feelings towards MS at the moment are very much "Bah."
Create parking tickets from a pretend company, give to your employer who has a policy of paying them, collect fines the account you control.
The position on Companies House does not affect an employment contract.
Why the hell aren't ProBrand filing the termination online?