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Need to Manage Multiple WordPress Sites?

If you manage multiple WordPress Sites, either for your own business or for your clients, then you know how much time this can take up. ManageWP is a great tool that lets you carry out all of the essential Blog Management tasks on Multiple WordPress Sites from a single admin console.

Its completely FREE for 30 days and if you have fewer than 5 sites then it continues to be free forever.

ManageWP Intro Video

Watch the introductory video below and see how ManageWP can transform your WordPress management.

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites

This is one of the best WordPress Plugins I have come across and is a huge time saver.

If you like the introduction to the ManageWP plugin then watch the New User Introduction Video below and you have a Virtual Training course to be up and running in 5 minutes.

If you like what you have seen then pop over to the ManageWP.com and sign up for your FREE Trial account and start Monitoring, Managing and Optimising your WordPress sites.

Ever had that heart stopping moment – I can’t find my laptop!

Most of us have those moments of panic when we loose our laptop, you start thinking “When did I last use my Laptop, did I leave it somewhere?”

Did you know that every 50 seconds a laptop goes missing.

Every day hundreds know the panic laptop theft brings.

Only LoJack for Laptops has a dedicated Theft Recovery Team that works to find and recover your stolen laptop, while giving you tools to remotely protect your private and sensitive data.Find My laptop with LoJack for Laptops

Find my Laptop with LoJack for laptops

See how Lojack for Laptops can help find my Laptop when I loose it. To find out more about LoJack for laptops and how you can find your lost or stolen laptop quickly and easily just click on the image on the right and you will be able to start protecting your laptop within minutes.

When your computer is stolen, you can feel powerless, but you don’t have to. LoJack® for Laptops by Absolute® Software gives you the power to remotely locate,lock and delete the data on your computer before it falls into the wrong hands.

Most powerful of all, only LoJack for Laptops has a dedicated Theft Recovery Team that works with local law enforcement to recover your stolen laptop and return it to you.

Map Your Laptop’s Location

Is your laptop really stolen? Or did you leave it on a business trip? Using Wi-Fi geolocation, LoJack for Laptops can map and display your laptop’s current and past whereabouts. So you’ll know whether it’s simply left behind, or something more serious. Even when your laptop is safe and sound, you can see that LoJack for Laptops is on the job.

ManageWP has just got its latest update which adds even more features to this superb tool for managing Multiple WordPress Sites.

In inbuilt multi site backup tool now supports Google Drive, in addition to the existing support to backup to:-

The Scheduled Website Backups can also Optimise your database tables for you, helping to keep optimum performance for your WordPress Database and  Website.

ManageWP from your iPhone

ManageWP from your iPhone

Now you can also use all of the great ManageWP features on the move, from your iPhone.

So no matter where you are you can still Control Backups, Manage all our your site plugins, deal with Spam Comments in fact everything that you can do with the ManageWP Dashboard you can now do from your iOS device.

The best part about ManageWP for iOS is that its completely Free, even if you only have a trial account or the Free 5 site account.

If you are an IT Consultant, Web Designer or Web Site Manager and need to manage multiple WordPress sites on the move then ManageWP and the Free iPhone app are the best way to keep everything under control.

It really is that simple, just add the WordPress Websites to your ManageWP dashboard and they will appear within your ManageWP for iOS app on your iPhone.

Other Great New Features

Google Drive backup integration is the main feature of this most recent ManageWP update, but we managed to incorporate a bunch of other new features:

  • An increase in keyword tracking allowance from 5 to 20 per site. So, if you have a 25 website account, you can now track a total of 500 keywords!
  • Support for Google Analytics API 3.0
  • Website Preview Screenshots
  • Assign newly added websites to existing backup tasks
  • Clone tool upgraded to support special characters and localized WordPress installs
  • Backup history is now preserved on website re-adds

Where can I get ManageWP?

To find out more about ManageWP pop over to the ManageWP Site and Sign up for your Free Account

Do you Manage Multiple WordPress Sites?

If you are a Web Designer, Hosting Company or IT Services Company then chances are that you end up having to Manage WordPress Sites for your customers, or you might just have multiple WordPress sites of your own.

If you Manage Multiple WordPress Sites, whether they belong to your company or your customers, then you know the challenges of keeping all of the Plugins up to date, Maintaining Backups and dealing with Comments. If this is you then you need to try ManageWP – you can get a Free Trial for 5 sites direct from the Manage WP site.

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites from one console

This widget gives you information on the status of your sites right now. At a glance, you can see which of your WordPress sites need updated along with which plugins and themes need updated. You can also see how you can optimise your sites’ performance by removing post revisions and spam comments, and optimising your database. Just a few clicks and you’ll have performed all of these tasks.

Take a quick look at the Video below to see ManageWP in action.

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites

ManageBackup Multiple WordPress Sites

  • One Click Access to all of your Managed Sites
  • Update WordPress and Plugins on Multiple WordPress Sites with a Single Click

Monitor WordPress Sites

  • Uptime Monitor – Be Alerted if any of your Managed Sites stop responding
  • Get Notified if Backups Fail
  • Find out about the Latest Plugin Updates

Backup Multiple WordPress Sites

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites

  • Schedule Database backup
  • Schedule File System Backups
  • Backup to FTP Locations
  • Backup to Dropbox
  • Backup to Amazon S3

 Clone & Migrate

Clone WordPress Sites and Migrate them to a new Hosting Provider

That’s just some of the time saving features of ManageWP, the more sites that you manage the more time you can save. Instead of having to login to each site on a regular basis just install the ManageWP Plugin to your sites and away you go.

Once you have the Plugin installed you can start to Manage Multiple WordPress Sites in minutes – its a massive time saver and also means that you will keep the sites properly managed as its so simple to use. If you know how to use WordPress then you can use ManageWP as the application is built using WordPress.

When did you last Backup Your Computer?

Most of us have loads of irreplaceable information on our computers, photo’s, business information, that book we have been trying to write. In general this information only lives in one place, our computer, but when did you last backup your computer.

The other week my laptop was knocked onto the floor, whilst I was on a clients site, unfortunately the screen and keyboard broke and the laptop was a write off. Saturday morning saw me in the local PC Super Store buying a replacement, as I needed to have a working laptop for Monday mornings meetings.

Luckily my laptop was set up with our Cloud Backup service, Best Online Backup UK, so within a couple of minutes I had access to all of my documents, templates, photos etc. from my new PC. I have never been so glad of having installed a simple piece of software that works silently in the background.

Backup Your Computer with Best Online Backup UKWhen did you last Backup Your Computer?

For me the answer to ‘When did you last backup your computer?’  is simple, every minute of every day that my PC is connected to the Internet. As soon as I save a new file, document etc it starts to backup to the Cloud Backup Service. It even supports versions and incremental backups, so if I update a large document only the changes in the document get uploaded.

Free Trial

Go to www.BestOnlineBackupUK.co.uk and get a Free 14 day trial and always know the answer to the questions ‘ When did you last Backup Your Computer ?’

Combine the Advantages of Cloud Storage & the Speed of Local Storage

There are many different Cloud Storage products available today. Some are designed for a single PC and are very simple to use, but they don’t work well for teams of users who need to share files. At the other extreme you get Cloud Storage solutions which are designed, and priced, for large enterprise organisations. If you are in a typical SM business you still need the facilities of Cloud Storage, to provide the flexibility and Disaster Recovery needed to run a business but you don’t want the expense or complexity.

  • Does your Business need a cost effective Cloud Storage solution for the ever growing need for more disk space?
  • Are you put off Cloud Storage by the fear of slow speed?
  • Would you like to be able to share files with colleagues and across your different computing devices (PC, Android, iPad & Mac)?
  • Would you like to be able to quickly and simply email very large files to your customers without clogging up your mail server.
  • How about including Version control for Documents?
  • Don’t forget the need for secure backup
Up to now you would have needed several different products to achieve all of the above. You probably would have also to duplicate some of your files, which then leads to the problem of managing file versions and using more storage than you need.

Hybrid Cloud Storage from Egnyte is the Answer

Egnyte combines the best of the Cloud Storage world with all of the advantages of Local Storage, all managed through a single interface and integrated with your Active Directory to maintain Security Control. With this single product you get everything that you need for:-

  • Online Storage
  • Fast Local Access
  • File Sharing
  • FTP Access
  • Backup
  • Mobile Access
  • Email integration

See Egnyte Cloud Storage in Action

How much does Egnyte Cost?

This isn’t as expensive as it sounds, Egnyte is designed for the SME market, and is priced to work for the SME market as well as the Enterprise. The solution is sized for the 5 User, 10 User and 25 User businesses for Professionals and Small Companies.

Package Name

Included Power Users

Included Standard Users

Included Storage

Backup Licenses

Approx Monthly Cost *

Group 5 100 150Gb 10 £18.50
Office 10 200 1TB 20 £31.00
Company 25 500 1TB 50 £77.00
* Based on Exchange Rates and Prices July 2011

Get a 15 day evaluation of Hybrid Cloud Storage

Don’t wait, just start your Free 15 day trial of the Egnyte Hybrid Cloud Storage solution now.

Lookout mobile security catches car thieves

Its a US video, so unfortunately has the mandatory 15 second  commercial at the beginning, but is well worth watching to see how Lookout Mobile Security helps in real life.

What is Lookout Mobile Security?

Lookout is a Mobile Security application which works on Blackberry, Android phones and Windows Mobile. Protecting your phone from rogue applications, malware and spyware.  It provides 4 key features.

  • Security from Malware
  • Data Backup
  • Device Management
  • Missing Device – Remote Location and Remote Wipe

In this video Lookout Mobile Security helped to recover a stolen car, which had the owners mobile phone in it. So it has gone beyond the expected use of the application, protecting the data and device from malware and rogue applications.

Free Mobile Security

Lookout Mobile Security comes in 2 flavours:-

  • Free
  • Premium

The table below shows the features in each version of Lookout Mobile Security

Feature Description Free Premium
Security Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware Included Included
Privacy Advisor No Included
Backup Contacts Backup Included Included
Photo, Call History Backup No Included
Restore Data to Existing Phone Included Included
Transfer Data to New Phone No Included
Missing Device Find Phone (Locate & Scream) Included Included
Remote Wipe No Included
Remote Lock No Included
Support Standard Support Included Included
Premium Support No Included

The Premium version of Lookout costs $2.99 a month or $29.99 a year.

Lookout Web Interface

Below is a quick summary image from the Lookout Mobile Security website.

Lookout Mobile Security Web Interface

Get Lookout Mobile Security

You can download Lookout Mobile Security from the Lookout website a www.mylookout.com

Protect your mobile phone with Lookout Mobile Security

How can you use the latest FTTC fast broadband?

The latest fast broadband provides speeds of upto 40Mb download and 10Mb upload. These speeds could drastically change the way that businesses work and how home users interact with the internet.

A fast broadband connection, using FTTC, is cost effective at little more than most people pay for standard ADSL.

What services can I now use with FTTC  Fast Broadband?

Once you have the new super fast broadband in place a host of new applications become real options for businesses. The applications below are just a few examples of what you can do with a fast broadband connection. The new FTTC Fast Broadband connections could also change the way that we work, being able to work from anywhere being a real option.

Fast Broadband and Online Backup

The massive increase in upload speeds means that services like Online Backup become a real option for Small Business. Previously the upload speed of a typical ADSL line was around 0.5Mb, so the increases to either 2Mb or 10Mb with an FTTC services, like BT Infinity, mean that for a lot of businesses online backup services will be upto 20 times quicker. Even at 4 times quicker, with the 2Mb upload throughput, Online backup is now a serious option for a lot of businesss.

Fast Broadband and Cloud Services

Cloud Services for applications like document management now become a real option for Small Businesses. The increase in upload speed makes scanning and storing documents in the cloud, with cloud services like Microsoft Office 365 (Formerly BPOS). The massive increase in download speeds also means that documents can be stored in the cloud and accessed only when required, rather than keeping a copy in the office.

Fast Broadband and Hosted VoIP

Small and medium size businesses have been able to run hosted VoIP over a dedicated ADSL line, supporting around 5 concurrent calls on a typical ADSL line.  The advent of the additional bandwidth means that you can run significantly more concurrent VoIP users over a FTTC fast internet link. This expansion of users helps to keep the costs down as larger organisations no longer need multiple lines to support a larger VoIP community.

 

Using SamKnows for FTTC Availability Checking

To check if you are in a fast internet area take a look at our blog post, fast internet availability,  and you can see when your area is due to be upgraded. You can also use the SamKnows service to see what connection speed you can expect from your new Fast Broadband connection.

FTTC Availability Checker

The SamKnows website provides ADSL and Broadband availability checking  http://www.samknows.com/broadband/broadband_checker

FTTC Availability SpeedAvailability Checker

Once you enter, either, your phone number or your post code into the Broadband checker at SamKnows then you will be presented with a summary screen, like the one on the left.

The summary shows which options are actually available in your area. This summary will show all of the available connectivity types including FTTC, ADSL and SDSL from BT, along with the options from the independent ISP’s.

If you then click on the connectivity type, e.g. BT FTTC on the left hand side you will be shown the details of the speeds you can expect at your home or office. You will see both the minimum and maximum speeds that you can expect to receive from your fast broadband connection.

In this case you can see that we anticipate a minimum download speed of 28.4 Mbps and a minimum upload speed of 6.2Mbps. The upload speed is approximately 10 times what we currently achieve with an ADSL line.

If you are interested in getting the fastest internet connection for your home or business then talk to us at SystemAssure and we will will help you upgrade to FTTC Fast Broadband.

 

Why create an email archive?

There are a variety of different reasons why your business should have an email archive. These include:-

  • Legal Compliance
  • Performance improvement
  • Protection of Your Intellectual Property
  • Business Continuity

In general all of the above come down to getting a copy of your email into a secure location as quickly as possible after it is received, or sent.

Options for creating your email archive

There are different ways that your email archive can be created. These either involve you:

  • Installing email archive software on a server in your office
  • Using a hosted email archive provider

Local Email Archive

A local email archive will generally involve having an additional server, somewhere in the infrastructure. This server host the archive to ensure that data cannot be ‘lost’ by people deleting emails.

Your local archive should be on a separate server to your email server, ideally it should also be in a separate physical location.  So for Small Business this isn’t a realistic option, the capital expense of a second server just to hold your archive would not normally be acceptable.

Hosted Email Archive

I would recommend that you use a hosted email archive. A hosted archive is a very cost effective solution as, most of the email archive providers, don’t require any upfront investment. You will get a highly performant email archive, you don’t need to worry about having to backup the email archive, you also don’t have to worry about scalability.

There are lots of options for  Hosted email archive companies, but don’t forget that you are entrusting them with your information so don’t just choose the cheapest. The 2 options I would recommend are:-

If you want information about either of these please contact me via the SystemAssure website. Both Webroot and Microsoft offer free trials of their archive solutions and we can help you set these up and evaluate the best email archive product for your business.

Free Online Storage

Skydrive - Free online StorageIts not often that you are offered something for nothing, but that is what Microsoft have done with their Windows Live SkyDrive.

They are giving you 25GB of free disk space to store files, pictures etc. You can keep files private or share them.

You can get your own SkyDrive by going to http://windowslive.com/online/skydrive and signing in, if you have a Windows Live account. If you use Windows Messenger you already have a Windows Live account, so you can just start saving files to your SkyDrive.

Free Online Storage for Travelers

If you are traveling on business and want to make sure that you have copies of important documents, save a copy from your laptop to your SkyDrive. That way even if your laptop is damaged whilst you are traveling you will still be able to access those important documents. Its also safer than leaving a copy of your documents lying around on a USB drive, which anyone could get at.

So get your 25GB of Free Online Storage with the Microsoft SkyDrive today.