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Small Business Servers

Windows Small Business Server is an all-in-one server solution designed to help you keep your data more secure and your company more productive. It provides many of the features used by larger companies, such as email, Internet connectivity, internal websites, remote access, support for mobile devices, file and printer sharing – all at one affordable price and all part of our standard small business servers.

Affordable, integrated solution
Windows Small Business Server is designed for small businesses. It is designed to work with existing technology, built on Microsoft best practices, and deliver a comprehensive network at an affordable price.

Grow your business capacity
Windows Small Business Server gives you highly secure access to business contacts, calendars, email, files, and other important desktop resources from any Internet-connected computer, virtually anywhere at any time, so you can be productive while you’re away from the office or on the road.

Create a comprehensive network at an affordable price
Windows Small Business Server combines several server technologies under one Microsoft licence to help you create a comprehensive network at an affordable price.

This product is available in two editions (Standard and Premium) and includes:

  • A single administrative console to view and manage IT tasks
  • Technology to create shared resources and equipment, such as Internet access, printers, and fax machines
  • Advanced e-mail and calendar functions
  • Network updates and protections
  • Comprehensive data management and analysis functions

Remote Backup

100% secure off-site remote back up offering essential safe data protection to ensure your files will never get lost, damaged or stolen and you can access your data 24/7

Our hardware is housed at a secure location and all data is encrypted to the same level as any major bank. Our backup software will run on all major operating systems and support major applications based on databases.

Features Include:

  • No on-going license costs or costs for the software/licenses, just the storage space required for the compressed data we hold
  • One comprehensive solution for desktops, laptops and servers
  • Server backups include Server 2003/2008/2012, Exchange, SQL, Active Directory etc.
  • Powerful data compression and robust data encryption with up to 448bit military strength protection
  • Support for multiple versions of the same file with time stamps for easy restores
  • Intelli-Delta Technology ensures that after the first ‘seed’ backup only changes in the files and folder are backed up thereafter
  • Monthly audit reports
  • Pricing based on data volume in 25GB stages

Software: Hosted Email and Anti-virus

We offer three types of hosted email mailbox service all include domain and DNS hosting as well as offering Anti-Virus solutions

Standard Mailbox

  • Up to 50 standard POP3 mailboxes per domain
  • Personalized email addresses
  • Compatible with all standard email software

Advanced Mailbox

  • Up to 50 standard POP3 mailboxes per domain
  • Personalized email addresses
  • Compatible with all standard email software
  • Virus scanning and spam filtering
  • 1GB mailbox space

Office365 Exchange Mailboxes
Utilize the full power of Microsoft exchange without the need for a server of your own

  • Personalized email addresses
  • Virus and spam protection
  • 25GB storage per mailbox
  • Real-time Exchange “Push” mobile access
  • Public mailboxes for shared use
  • Shared calendars – make and check appointments with colleagues
  • Shared address books – includes automatically populated global address list and offline address books
  • Outlook Web Access – full benefits of Outlook, using a web browser
  • Outlook Mobile Access – access using compatible mobile devices

Anti Virus
Get complete protection with the latest anti-virus solutions. Using Sophos or Eset you will benefit from essential security features including:

  • Complete defence against viruses, spyware, adware and PUAs across the widest range of platforms of any vendor. Sophos Anti-Virus is 100% Checkmark-certified for spyware detection
  • The smallest, fastest protection is automatically distributed at pre-set times or on-demand. Failsafe updating and bandwidth throttling ensures remote laptop users stay protected
  • Computers can be completely disinfected in a single operation. Unwanted registry entries, running processes, and even files on disk are removed
  • Behavioural Genotype protection identifies malicious code and blocks it before execution, giving the benefits of a Host Intrusion Prevention System
  • Scanning can be performed on access, on demand and automatically at scheduled times. Decision caching technology means only those files that have changed are rescanned

Vezo Support +

Ideal for growing business and enterprise

Vezo Networks can manage your complete IT system from 1 to 200 users offering total solutions for any type of business. We can work hand in hand with your entire business, as well as your suppliers helping you to co-ordinate your broadband, hosting, domain names and hardware. We want to help you to get the best results from your whole IT infrastructure and system and can offer our in-depth knowledge as well as being able to provide the right solution for you.

Unlimited Remote Assistance during office hours
We can resolve 85% of problems via remote log in which means we can see what your computer is doing with out even having to be there. For our Vezo Support + customers we offer this service totally unlimited during office hours which are 8.30am to 5.30pm

Unlimited on site support during office hours
We know that not all problems can be fixed using the latest remote assistance technology and that there may be times we need to attend site. For our Vezo Support + customers we offer unlimited onsite support during office hours no matter how many call outs you need to make

Unlimited Helpline support during office hours
Sometimes all you need is a friendly voice to guide you through the technical side of the process which is where we are the experts. For our Vezo Support customers we offer unlimited expert helpline assistance during office hours which are 8.30am to 5.30pm no matter how much you need to speak to us

Consistent point of contact
You will know that who ever you talk in our team to will be able to resolve your issue from start to finish. We take pride in saying that each and every member of Vezo staff has many years of technical and problem resolution experience and we understand what matters when it comes to keeping your systems working

Trusted and reliable service
We have built many long and valued relationships with our customers worked that we have been able to help them with their changing IT needs have they have developed and grown

We work ‘until the problem is fixed’ guarantee
If your system fails at 5pm we will work through the night to get you up and running for business as soon as we can

An onsite engineer within 4 hours
If we find that we cannot resolve the issue by using the latest remote assistance technology, we will get an engineer on site with you within 4 hours of the fault being diagnosed

Bi-Monthly health check
Our engineer will arrange a bi-monthly health check to carry out any critical updates or configurations to ensure maximum system health

+  Preferential out of hours call out rates
If we find that we cannot resolve the issue by using the latest remote assistance technology and we need to get someone on site, Vezo Support customers pay a reduced rate of only £55 per hour for an out of hours engineer

Vezo Support

Perfect for start ups

Vezo Networks offer solutions which are perfect for start-ups and small businesses. We can work hand in hand with your IT team, and your suppliers helping you to co-ordinate your broadband, hosting, domain names and hardware. We want to help you to get the best results from your whole IT infrastructure and system and can offer our in-depth knowledge as well as being able to provide the right solution for you.

✓ Remote Assistance during office hours
We can resolve 85% of problems via remote log in which means we can see what your computer is doing with out even having to be there. For our Vezo Support customers we offer this service during office hours which are 8.30am to 5.30pm

✓ Remote Helpline Support during office hours
Sometimes all you need is a friendly voice to guide you through the technical side of the process which is where we are the experts. For our Vezo Support customers we offer expert helpline assistance during office hours which are 8.30am to 5.30pm

✓ Consistent point of contact
You will know that whoever you talk in our team to will be able to resolve your issue from start to finish. We take pride in saying that each and every member of Vezo staff has many years of technical and problem resolution experience and we understand what matters when it comes to keeping your systems working

✓ Trusted and reliable service
We have built many long and valued relationships with our customers worked that we have been able to help them with their changing IT needs have they have developed and grown

✓ An onsite engineer within 4 hours
If we find that we cannot resolve the issue by using the latest remote assistance technology, we will get an engineer on site with you within 4 hours of the fault being diagnosed

✓ Bi-Annual health check
Our engineer will arrange a bi-annual health check to carry out any critical updates or configurations to ensure maximum system health

+  Preferential call out rates during office hours
If we find that we cannot resolve the issue by using the latest remote assistance technology and we need to get someone on site, Vezo Support customers pay a preferential rate of only £40 per hour

+  Preferential call out rates out of hours
If we find that we cannot resolve the issue by using the latest remote assistance technology and we need to get someone on site, Vezo Support customers pay a preferential rate of only £75 per hour for an out of hours engineer

Vezo Pay as you go

Keeping you safe and supported at home or work

Vezo Networks can help you stay safe and feel supported even when you have the smallest of budgets. We can work hand in hand with your IT team or yourself whenever you need it. Making sure you are getting the best possible results with the least possible hassle

✓ Remote Assistance during office hours
We can resolve 85% of problems via remote log in which means we can see what your computer is doing with out even having to be there. For our pay as you go customers we offer this service during office hours which are 8.30am to 5.30pm

✓ Consistent point of contact
You will know that whoever you talk in our team to will be able to resolve your issue from start to finish. We take pride in saying that each and every member of Vezo staff has many years of technical and problem resolution experience and we understand what matters when it comes to keeping your systems working

✓ Trusted and reliable service
We have built many long and valued relationships with our customers worked that we have been able to help them with their changing IT needs have they have developed and grown

✓ An onsite engineer within 12 hours
If we find that we cannot resolve the issue by using the latest remote assistance technology, we will get an engineer on site with you within 12 hours of the fault being diagnosed

+ Remote Helpline support at standard rate tariff
Sometimes all you need is a friendly voice to guide you through the technical side of the process which is where we are the experts. Pay as you go customers pay only £15 per 30 minutes for expert helpline assistance

+ Onsite engineer at standard rate during office hours
If we find that we cannot resolve the issue by using the latest remote assistance technology and we need to get someone on site, Vezo Pay as you go customers pay a standard rate of only £60 per hour

+  Onsite engineer at standard rate out of office hours
If we find that we cannot resolve the issue by using the latest remote assistance technology and we need to get someone on site, Vezo Pay as you go customers pay a standard rate of only £95 per hour for an out of hours engineer

Standing Desks: The pros and cons

Does this sound like your day:   You wake up, you sit on the side of the bed. You get in your car, bus or train and sit. You get to work and sit. Get home and sit down for dinner and to watch TV. You get up only to go and lay down in bed.. repeat!

Standing desks are a great and healthy way to work. Several reliable sources state how unhealthy it is to remain seated at a desk or computer all day. It doesn’t matter if you work out for three hours every day of the week or jog three miles every morning, if you remain seated for the majority of the day, you run an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, a variety of cancers, and, ultimately an early death. A standing desk is pretty much what you think it would be. A desk for working or writing while standing. No matter how active or inactive a person may be, a standing desk is ideal for any lifestyle or job that requires or otherwise promotes that one remain seated the majority of the day.  In this article we look at the Standing Desk pros and cons.

Standing Desk Pros

There are many different benefits to a standing desk. Standing regularly is shown to improve metabolism greatly over sitting and burns roughly an extra 50 calories an hour more than sitting. So can aid weight loss, many customer reviews report losing up to five pounds in the first week. It’s not much weight but it is a large improvement over the weight that could be gained from sitting for that amount of time. Another benefit to a standing desk is improved attention span. Many customers indicate that working at a standing desk makes them feel more attuned to their work, as if the aspect of standing makes them focus and concentrate more, reminding them that they are supposed to be working. This benefits individuals who have trouble paying attention, who claim that they get much more work done quickly while standing at their desk rather than sitting. Back pain is also reduced in people who have switched to a standing desk. Many back problems people suffer from originate from extensive amounts of time sitting and slouching in chairs and at desks. The standing desk eliminates these problems and helps prevent similar problems from occurring in those who need to spend many hours a day seated for work or recreation.

Standing Desk Cons

It seems that every benefit also comes with its own set of detriments as well. There are a few negative aspect in customer reviews on the standing desk. One of those disadvantages many people come across is sore feet. Especially in the first couple of weeks as the body and feet adjusts to a routine of standing for hours rather than sitting. Many customers also complain about the fact that they have needed to wear shoes with insoles while working at the standing desk. This helps relieve the foot pain that they experience but it also causes side effects such as increased foot sweat and not being able to wear those cosy house slippers they have grown accustomed to as often.  One way to combat this would be to get a Standing Desk Mat. A standing desk does not work so well with laptops either. The space between screen and keyboard can be significantly smaller than the distance between eye and elbow. There have also been reports of an increased chance to get varicose veins, but as long as you don’t stand for too long, or stand perfectly still, the risk is low.  Your body will naturally want to move while on a standing desk, let it.  The other option is to purchase a Treadmill Desk, that’s the next level..

Conclusion

There are a great deal of benefits that can come with having a standing desk, but every good thing in life comes with a price. Despite the small list of issues people seem to have with the standing desk, it seems in the end there is more ‘good’ to be come out of standing than ‘bad’. It is most certainly much better than all of the various detriments that come with sitting all day every day. Obviously if you have an adjustable desk then you can sit to rest those feet initially.

the original artical can be found here

Business Continuity - Have you got a plan stan?

A disaster recovery plan (also known as a business continuity plan) is something all companies need. Whether your company is large or small it is important to have processes in place in case the worst scenario happens.

Most businesses depend on technology to some degree so disruption, whether it be for a few hours or a few days, can cause a major headache if you have nothing in place.

If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan you should start to formulate one as soon as you can.  What would you do if you had a fire or a flood and it ruined your computers? What would you do if your data backups were ruined? What would you do if you installed software on your PC which resulted in your data becoming corrupted?  Do you have a backup office and how do you ensure the PC network there is working?  How do you access emails, databases and customer information?  It is important to think about these questions to ensure your company is prepared for any disaster.

The quickest and easiest way to protect your information is to get your data off-site to a different location.  Having a copy of your data at a remote facility will help ensure you can get up and running a lot quicker.  It can also be worth inviting an IT specialist to review your PC network to offer help and advice on the best way to limit the impact of any unforeseen issues.

The team from Vezo Networks can visit you on-site and help you to decide which of our services is right for your needs.  We provide an off-site backup solution which will ensure you never lose your data.  For more information about backup solutions or any of our other services please contact us.

Antivirus solutions

Protecting your computer is absolutely essential, we all know that we should have an anti-virus solution but we don’t always actually know why! Whenever we get a cough or are feeling a bit poorly we pop along to the doctor but obviously you can’t do that with a computer.

Computer viruses can literally destroy anything from a small portion of your work to ALL of your work and there is an unknown quantity of viruses roaming about in cyberspace. Working online clearly has many benefits and even the most basic understanding can make your daily tasks so much easier, quicker and overall more efficient.

To lose some or all of your work due to your computer being targeted by a virus could potentially have devastating consequences. At best you might have to re do a small amount of work, at worst, well let’s not even think about at worst! Having the right anti-virus solutions for your computer will protect your computer from becoming poorly because of malicious intention from a virus.

The question is, if you don’t have an in house IT department who deals with this sort of stuff for you, what do you do? You could take a trip to one of the computer stores, however if you don’t fully understand what it is you need you are likely to get lost in all the computer jargon used. Either that or come away with something entirely different than what you thought you were getting and this could then put your computer even more at risk because you could continue using it believing it is protected when in fact it’s not!

One of the safest ways to deal with this problem is to have someone who understands do it for you! They will have sound knowledge of anti-virus and all aspects of IT work so they will establish exactly what you need, install it and you won’t have had to leave your office and spend your time doing anything other than your job.

Vezo networks will provide you with the right anti-virus solution within your budget. Normally recommending Sophos and Eset products. For more information on anti-virus solutions please go to www.vezonetworks.com

Are you LinkedIn? We are!

We have recently launched our offical company page on the professional networking website, www.linkedin.com. If your a member of the site then please have a look and maybe leave us a
recommendation or two on our services.

Don't forget you can also follow us on twitter @vezonetworks too.

Mass surveillance of UK citizens on Facebook, YouTube and Google is legal

The mass interception and surveillance of UK citizens’ activity on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google is legal, the government’s top anti-terror chief has said.

In the first detailed defence of the UK’s surveillance policies since the Snowden revelations, Charles Farr, the director general of the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, has said that the surveillance of such popular sites is legal because their US origins means they count as “external communications”.

In a 48-page statement issued in response to a legal challenge brought by Privacy International, Liberty, Amnesty international and seven other civil liberties groups, Farr admits that the government allows the interception of a massive range of online activities without a warrant.

It was previously thought that the interception of communications within the country was covered by section 8(1) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), with warrants granted when law enforcement suspected the individual in question of illegal activity.

However, by defining these web services as “external communications," they fall under the general warrants of section 8(4) of RIPA. This means that a range of activities – from emails to Facebook messages to Google searches – can all be intercepted even when the police have no grounds to suspect the individuals of wrongdoing.

Farr argues that the convoluted paths that data can take across the internet justifies an indiscriminate approach to data collection: “The only practical way in which the government can ensure that it is able to obtain at least a fraction of the type of communication in which it is interested is to provide for the interception of a large volume of communication.”

Referring to the concern that analysts would therefore be able to read the private communications of law abiding citizens, Farr said: "The analyst, being only human and having a job to do, will have forgotten (if he or she ever took it in) what the irrelevant communication contained."

Eric King, deputy director of Privacy International, said: “The suggestion that violations of the right to privacy are meaningless if the violator subsequently forgets about it not only offends the fundamental, inalienable nature of human rights, but patronises the British people, who will not accept such a meagre excuse for the loss of their civil liberties.”

James Welch, Legal Director of Liberty, said: “The security services consider that they’re entitled to read, listen and analyse all our communications on Facebook, Google and other US-based platforms.  If there was any remaining doubt that our snooping laws need a radical overhaul there can be no longer.”

 

orginal artical can be found here

Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote in a 10 minute Video

Apple's 2014 WWDC keynote was indeed "the mother of all releases", there was so much info. The Verge have just about cut it down to 10 minutes, just for you.

 

About Vezo Networks IT Support

Who we are

“Dedicated to supporting you” Vezo Networks provides IT services dedicated to supporting you whatever kind of assistance you are looking for – offering services to small businesses, educational facilities, multi-site enterprises and home users “30 years specialist IT experience” We really know about IT and we benefit from over 30 years of specialist IT experience in the provision of IT support services which are cost conscious and customer focused

“Our essential services suit any size of business”
Vezo Networks are one of very few IT companies who offer essential services from an operation that is large and experienced enough to deliver complete IT solutions to any size of business, whilst small enough to personally get to know our customers

“Specialist expertise and attention”
When you deal with us, you always know who you are talking to – on the phone, by email or face-to-face. Our customers always receive our specialist expertise and attention. Not only do we aim to deliver individualized solutions – we also provide our customers with consistent support throughout the duration of the job from first point of contact to final completion

“Helping our customers to ensure they can work at their best”
As a small business we understand how important it is to ensure you have the time and facilities to focus on what you do best – running your business. We help our customers to achieve this by focusing on what we do best – keeping your IT network monitored, safe and at its working best

“Remote monitoring and fast onsite engineers”
Providing you with remote monitoring technology we fix the problem before it becomes one, also providing fast onsite engineer support when needed and a high level of personal service from people you can trust and know

“Getting the job done simply and effectively”
We have a proven and successful track record and methodology of design, project management and delivering complete solutions from our extensive range of services. We don’t believe in technical jargon – we want to get the job done simply and effectively and we have been able to successfully do this for all of our happy clientele.