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Cobian Backup 11 (Gravity) review: Business-friendly freeware

This popular backup tool hasn’t been abandoned but it feels a little dated and lacks proper backup restoration features
23 Mar 2020
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Areca Backup review: Capable but flawed

A powerful file-level backup and recovery tool that requires a little too much user intervention to automate
19 Mar 2020
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Duplicati review: Our new favourite backup tool

A cutting edge file-level backup utility with a browser-based interface that’s easy to install and use on any desktop OS
13 Mar 2020
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EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 12.0 review: Enterprise-unfriendly

One of the few file-level backup tools to also provide disk imaging, but you’ll see a lot of upgrade adverts
10 Mar 2020
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Amazon Web Services review

Amazon's one cloud service provider to rule them all isn't always the most economical option for SMBs
2 Aug 2019
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Microsoft Azure review

A clear and cost-effective path for deploying your Microsoft office network in the cloud
19 Jul 2019
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Salesforce Essentials review

The SMB edition of one of the world's most popular sales tools dials down both cost and complexity
11 Jun 2019
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Microsoft Teams review: A no-brainer for Microsoft shops

Existing Office 365 subscribers will love this - others, not so much
23 May 2019
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Slack review: Free your business comms

The industry-leading business chat system stands up to its big-name rivals
15 May 2019
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FreshBooks review: Slick, but shallow

Cloud accounting designed for freelancers and service-based small enterprises
23 Apr 2019
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FreeAgent review: Financial software you can count on

A hugely feature-packed small business cloud accounting suite, based in the UK
17 Apr 2019
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Xero review: Xero to (almost) hero

Comprehensive cloud accounting that's particularly well suited to sales-based businesses
15 Mar 2019
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Zoho Books review: Everything but the kitchen sink

A relatively low-cost accounting suite with a huge range of features at all tiers, but lacking integrated payroll
11 Mar 2019
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Intuit QuickBooks review: Quick to impress

QuickBooks provides polished, well documented and very easy to use cloud-based business accounting suite
5 Mar 2019
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Startech ST10000SPEX 10GBase-T Ethernet Network Card review

Effective and relatively inexpensive 10 Gigabit Ethernet adaptor, ideal for servers
6 Sep 2016
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Netgear ProSAFE XS716T review

An extremely capable 16­port 10 Gigabit managed switch with support for 16 copper connections and two ports with optional fibre support
2 Sep 2016
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Linksys LRT214 review

This VPN-capable business router won't leave your wallet black and blue
27 Jul 2016
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B review

The latest version of the compact computer adds more power and built-in wireless connectivity
20 Jun 2016
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bbc microbit review

The BBC Micro lives again to teach a new generation of kids! Well, sort of.
10 Jun 2016
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Raspberry Pi Zero review - the £4 mini PC

The tiniest and cheapest computer we've ever squeezed it into an office environment
16 Feb 2016
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Ruckus Unleashed review

Stop using consumer routers for your business
22 Jan 2016
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Amanda Network Backup review

Advanced network backup for free
21 Jan 2016
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Zimbra Collaboration Suite (Open Source Edition) review

The free alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Google Apps
14 Jan 2016
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Spiceworks Network Monitor review

Free network monitoring software, but there’s a catch
17 Dec 2015
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microsoft office 2016 for windows review

Office finally catches up with Google Docs. Well, sort of...
12 Oct 2015
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Microsoft Office Mobile for Windows 10 review

It's not Office 2016 - it's even better than that
14 Aug 2015
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Mobile

Android for Work review

Android for Work introduces some brilliant mobile device management features but feels rough around the edges
15 May 2015
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Cortado Corporate Server 7.2 review

Mobile Device Management on your own server, focused on Apple and Samsung hardware
3 Feb 2015
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Teamviewer 9 review

A comprehensive but expensive remote access tool for the enterprise.
3 Jan 2014
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Livescribe 3 smartpen review

A smartpen which syncs your notes to iPads/iPhones in real-time.
18 Nov 2013
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3CX Mobile Device Manager review

Manage employee Android and iOS devices with this web-based console.
4 Sep 2013
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Ubuntu vs. Windows 7 on the business desktop

Microsoft Windows may be the de facto standard desktop operating system in business environments, but high costs, restrictive licences and constant se…
9 Feb 2012
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Swyx SwyxExpress X20 review

Voice over IP systems can save money and reduce support hassles for time-starved system administrators. Unless it's a Swyx VoIP system, as Andrew Webb…
8 Dec 2011
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LG Scanner Mouse review

A mouse that's also a scanner: do they go together like a horse and carriage or is LG's latest gadget more like chalk and cheese? Kat Orphanides finds…
6 Dec 2011
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The ThinkCentre Edge 91z gets its name from its edge-to-edge glossy panelling covering the 21.5in screen.
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Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z review

It may not be quite as stylish as an iMac, but the latest all-in-one PC from Lenovo is a surprisingly compelling alternative as we find out in our rev…
26 Sep 2011