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Are you looking for a Free LogMeIn replacement?

As you may have heard LogMeIn have decided to discontinue the Free version of their well known Remote PC Connection product, which was used by thousands of people worldwide.

There are a lot of individuals and small businesses who are looking for a lowcost or free LogMeIn replacement and there are now several companies who are providing their remote connection software free to Home Users.

Once company has also taken the Bull by the horns and decided to make their Computer Remote connection software free, for business with upto 10 PC’s is Usoris Systems with their Remote Utilities Product.

Remote Utilities - Free LogMeIn Replacement Remote Utilities is a very comprehensive product and will make an ideal free LogMeIn replacement for Small Businesses and home users who need occasional remote access to their home or office when away from their PC.

They even have Apps for Android devices and Apple IOS devices, so you can control your PC and pick up files etc from your iPad or iPhone.

If, as a business, you need to go beyond the 10 PC’s then they have cost effective pricing schedules for either a Per PC pricing (for unlimited users) or for a Per Operator pricing to manage unlimited PC’s.

If you need a free LogMeIn replacement today then pop over to the Remote Utilities Website and download your copy today.

 

Do you want to use a Direct Debit Service to take regular payments from your Clients? If you want to use Direct Debit but your Bank doesn’t offer Direct Debit as they are not a Clearing Bank then take a look at GoCardless

Why GoCardless?

  • If your Business Bank isn’t one of the Clearing Banks then they won’t offer Direct Debit as a Service to your Business.  GoCardless is a Web based service offered to UK Bank Account holders, including Small Businesses.
  • It cost less than PayPal –  GoCardless charge 1% as a Transaction charge, up to a maximum of £2.00 per transaction. So if you charge a client £400 a month for a Service your charges are just £2.00
  • Its all electronic and also integrates with accounting packages like Xero, KashFlow, FreeAgent, ClearBooks, QuickFile and Sage.
  • There is also integration from WHMCS for Service Providers

Is GoCardless Direct Debit Safe?

  • GoCardless is Registered with the FCA as a Small Payment Institution
  • GoCardless access the Direct Debit Network through its Sponsor Bank RBS
  • Transactions are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee
  • All details are RSA encrypted and communications is over Secure Channels

 10 Reasons to Use GoCardless Direct Debit

  1.  No more chasing Late Payments – Take control of when your customers pay by setting them up on Direct Debit for future payments
  2. Automatically reconcile your invoices – GoCardless integrates with accounting software , so there is no more digging through bank statements to see who has paid.
  3. Save Money on Payments – Keep more of your hard earned money. GoCardless charge just 1% and cap fees at £2.00 per transaction
  4. Customers love paying by GoCardless – No more writing cheques or manually sending Bank Transfers
  5. Flexible Payments to suit you – Take one off payments, subscriptions or variable payments from your customers via Direct Debit
  6. Peace of Mind – Your funds are protected in ring fenced accounts and GoCardless are registered with the FCA
  7. Your Customers are Protected – Your customers can pay with confidence. In the event of a dispute the Direct Debit Guarantee ensures they get refunded
  8. Fast easy setup – No lengthy application review. No talking to your bank. Signup online in minutes and start accepting payments today
  9. Keep Track of Payments – You get notified when customers pay, or if a payment goes wrong. No more wondering if you have been paid
  10. Risk Free & no Commitments – There are no setup fees or monthly commitments, you can try it completely Risk Free

Unlike other UK Direct Debit Services there are no fixed charges,  or minimum commitments. You could start with a single £1.00 Direct Debit and pay just 1p in transaction charges.

Next Steps with Direct Debit

Take a look at the GoCardless Service, just follow the link to GoCardless if you signup after following the link you will also get the first £50.00 of your GoCardless transactions fees waived.

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.

Instant Mobile WordPress Blog with WPtouch –  Turn your existing WordPress Blog into a Mobile optimised site in just seconds with WPtouch. WPtouch is a WordPress Plugin which optimises your WordPress site for various Mobile platforms including; iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Some themes are Responsive and adapt well to Mobile devices, others don’t adapt quite so easily, how would you like to provide your mobile viewers with an an Instant Mobile WordPress Blog, optimised for their device?

How do you get an Instant Mobile WordPress Blog

ComputerSpot viewed on a Galaxy S3WPtouch works by detecting devices like iPhones, iPads, Android Phones and Tablets and more, then serving its optimised themes instead of your regular desktop theme. Mobile visitors can switch between the Mobile or Desktop theme if they choose, so that they are not forced to view the Mobile site if they don’t want to.

Site with Mobile Optimisation

Viewing the ComputerSpot site on a Samsung Galaxy S3 normally looks like the image on the left, you can see the mobile optimised version of the same pages below:-

Viewed on the Samsung Galaxy S3 you can see that the ComputerSpot website looks very similar on the standard (Android 4.1) mobile browser as when it is viewed on a standard Desktop browser, like Google Chrome or FireFox.

WPtouch Free

Install the Free version of the WPtouch WordPress plugin and your site immediately starts to look different on a mobile device. Even before you start changing any of the WPtouch Settings you have a Mobile Optimised version of your site.

The Free Version of the WPtouch plugin optimises for generic mobile devices, Learn more about WPtouch Pro » and you can see that the Pro version then adds specific optimisations for the iPad and the iPhone 4 Retina Display.

Some of the other differences between the Free version and WPtouch Pro include:-

  • Instant Mobile WordPress Blog - WPtouchCreate mobile sites as Web Apps
  • Use of WordPress 3 Custom Menus
  • Multi Level Menu Support
  • iPhone Retina Display Support
  • Select different Themes
  • Skeleton Template included

Instant Mobile WordPress Blog

As you can see the original site (above) and the mobile optimised site on the right look very different. Click on either image to see them full size in a pop-up lightbox window.

The Instant Mobile WordPress Blog  on the right is using the default settings from the Free version of WPtouch. So even with the Free version you instantly get a professional looking mobile WordPress blog site.

Adding the WPtouch Pro Plugin to your WordPress site to get an Instant Mobile WordPress Blog is much quicker and simpler than changing your existing WordPress Theme for a Responsive Theme. It also means that your current Desktop Users will continue to see your established theme, they will only see the Mobile Theme if they view it from a Mobile Phone, Android Tablet or iPad.

If you use the WPtouch Pro module then you have full control over how the site will look, so if you run a WordPress Blog and want to attract and keep mobile visitors with an Instant Mobile WordPress Blog then WPtouch Pro is the best option available.

Switching between Views

By default the Mobile Optimised site will be offered up to all mobile devices.

Switch Between Mobile Theme and DesktopHowever mobile users will be able to switch between the Mobile Optimised site and the traditional Destop view by scrolling to the end of the site and turning Moble Theme on or off.

So to get your Instant Mobile WordPress Blog, Learn more about WPtouch Pro » and you get the Free edition Plugin today and have an Instant Mobile WordPress Blog within a minute.

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 ?’

You have just started a new Consulting Business, you are brilliant at what you do, the only thing missing is the Client Meeting to close the business.

You need to market your business and get your expertise in-front of the key decision makes at your target business. The question is how can you get that initial Client Meeting.

ConsultingIncome: Get A Client Meeting Now!

How to get a Client Meeting Today

We all hate cold calling, but the only way to get the consulting contract and show off your considerable skills is to get in front of a client. You know that whenever you get in-front of the right person you win the business.

So how do you get past the receptionist and talk to the right person?

You probably already have the means to get that Client Meeting, you just don’t realise it yet.

Consulting Income provides a set of Free Videos that shows you how to get in front of the right people without the need to go through the pain of cold calling.

Get a Client Meeting with a local CEO

Is there a business locally that you know would benefit from your expertise?

You know the business so how do you get that Client Meeting with the CEO of the business that is going to land you the Consulting Contract that you want with your target business?

The answer to your Client Meeting dilemma is lies within the Free set of instructions available on Consulting Income.

How do I get the Client Meeting?

In the videos Raglan Tribe, a highly successful UK consultant, will explain how he used the techniques to obtain client meetings which ultimately earned him Millions of Pounds of consulting contracts.

If you want to take your consulting business to the next level I highly recommend these Free videos and the techniques to get a new Client Meeting today.

 

CamCard Business Card Scanner

CamCard lets Android and iPhone users create Contacts by just taking a photo of a Business Card, it really is that simple. The software is available as a Free Download for Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile.

Why a Business Card Scanner?

If, like me, you live out of Outlook then the first thing that I do when I get handed a business card  is to add the contact details into Outlook. From there it synchronises with my mobile phone and also with our Office VoIP phone system, so no matter where I am I have all the details to hand when I am talking to someone. Now I don’t even need to take a Business Card from someone, I just need to take a photo of it and let CamCard do the rest.

How to get the CamCard Business Card Scanner for your Android Phone

You can download the Free or Paid for versions of the Android App from the Android Market, just search for CamCard. The Free version of the Business Card Scanner lets you convert 10 cards in the first week of installing the App and then an additional 2 Business Cards a week after that. To unlock it to allow the creation of unlimited cards requires a small payment of about £4.00.
CamCard Business Card Scanner for iPhone

CamCard Business Card Scanner for iPhone

There is also a version of the CamCard Business Card Scanner for the iPhone, which has additional functionality over and above that provided in the Android version of the App.  CamCard supports 12 languages and works with the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. You can download the CamCard Business Card Scanner from the iPhone AppStore.

You can find out more about this great Free Business Card Scanner App on their website at www.intsig.com

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.

EU Cookie Law deferred for 1 year

The EU law on e-privacy, cookie law, came into effect on May 25th. At the moment only 2 countries in Europe have implemented this and the UK has deferred the implementation for a year, to give technology time to catch up.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small files saved to the users computer by the web browser. They are used to hold information about users and their preferences on a website, these rules relate to code designed to help target advertisements – specifically when the information gathered is unrelated to the website being browsed.

So what is ‘Cookie Law’?

It states that websites must seek consent from users before using tracking technologies.

What does Cookie law mean to UK Business

UK Business will lose out as a result of this law. We will implement it and every UK website will start to annoy visitors, by asking for consent to use cookies. The law only applies within the EU so rest of the world won’t have to take any notice of this law, so traffic will go to the sites that don’t have this as it will be simpler to do business on-line with them.

The problem with the law is:-

For a website to remember that you don’t want cookies it needs to do one of 2 things.

  • Require that you login to the site and save some preference data
  • Put a cookie on the users PC, which you aren’t going to be able to do

So website designers have 2 ‘options’ the 2nd of which isn’t an option. The only other way is for the web browser to hold the information of your preferences about cookies, like firefox does, but under the wording of the law that isn’t sufficient.

Basically a law drafted by people who have good intentions around privacy but have no idea of the consequences of their ruling.

 

Web Chemistry – how to secure High Value Clients online for your services

If your business has a website and you want to do more business on-line then you need to work out how to secure high value clients for your services. Web Chemistry will help you to discover how to build strong relationships and position your expertise online to secure high value clients, even while you sleep.

One Day Workshop: Wednesday 8th June 2011

Langstone Technology Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1SA

Introductory Video – Discover how to secure High Value Clients online

To get a feel for the content of the Web Chemistry seminar take a look at the short introductory video which discusses some of the techniques that will be introduced at the event. This will include how to:-

  • Attract targeted web traffic
  • Turn visitors into buyers
  • Build credibility
  • Connect with your visitors
  • Attain high fees for your services

Sign up for Web Chemistry

View the full agenda and Sign up for Web Chemistry at the Langstone Technology Park in Havant, Hampshire on June 8th. There are still  few Early Bird tickets available until the 25th May, so take advantage of this offer and you can discover how to secure high value clients for your on-line services business.