K.G. Orphanides
1Password Business review: First choice for business travel and guest accounts
A screenshot of 1Password's password management vault
Security

1Password Business review: First choice for business travel and guest accounts

1Password provides a great user experience, but its entry level tier in particular lacks some surprising features
16 Jul 2021
Keeper Security review: Keeps corporate password management simple
A screenshot of Keeper Security
Software

Keeper Security review: Keeps corporate password management simple

Very polished business password management includes free lifetime personal accounts for all your users
9 Jul 2021
Dashlane review: A very web-focused password manager
A screenshot of Dashlane's password management console
Security

Dashlane review: A very web-focused password manager

A polished password manager with slightly limited platform support but plenty of security features
2 Jul 2021
LastPass review: Great to administrate, a little clunky to use
Screenshot of LastPass password vault
Software

LastPass review: Great to administrate, a little clunky to use

LastPass has the most comprehensive admin portal around but it’s excessively browser-focused
25 Jun 2021
Bitwarden review: Worth paying for
A screenshot of Bitwarden's password management interface
Software

Bitwarden review: Worth paying for

The competitively priced newcomer is at the forefront of password management
18 Jun 2021
Facebook Workplace review: Are you ready for Facebook’s social office?
Facebook Workplace review - newsfeed
collaboration

Facebook Workplace review: Are you ready for Facebook’s social office?

The corporate version of Facebook does a lot, much of it well, but its comms and events need more polish
18 Mar 2021
Seagate IronWolf 510 ZP1920NM30001 (1.92TB) review: Built for business
Seagate IronWolf 510 ZP1920NM30001 (1.92TB)
solid state storage (SSD)

Seagate IronWolf 510 ZP1920NM30001 (1.92TB) review: Built for business

Built for SMB NAS caching, this NVMe drive is pricey but has a massive lifespan
14 Jan 2021
Basecamp 3 review: More molehill than mountain
A screenshot of Basecamp 3's main user interface screen
project management software

Basecamp 3 review: More molehill than mountain

Basic project management and collaboration tools wrapped into a tidy web and mobile interface
30 Nov 2020
Slack review: Free your business comms
collaboration

Slack review: Free your business comms

The industry-leading business chat system stands up to its big-name rivals
19 May 2020
Cobian Backup 11 (Gravity) review: Business-friendly freeware
backup software

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
Areca Backup review: Capable but flawed
backup software

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
Duplicati review: Our new favourite backup tool
backup software

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
EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 12.0 review: Enterprise-unfriendly
backup software

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
Amazon Web Services review
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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
Microsoft Azure review
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure review

A clear and cost-effective path for deploying your Microsoft office network in the cloud
19 Jul 2019
Salesforce Essentials review
software as a service (SaaS)

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
Microsoft Teams review: A no-brainer for Microsoft shops
Microsoft Teams
Software

Microsoft Teams review: A no-brainer for Microsoft shops

Existing Office 365 subscribers will love this - others, not so much
23 May 2019
FreshBooks review: Slick, but shallow
software as a service (SaaS)

FreshBooks review: Slick, but shallow

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

FreeAgent review: Financial software you can count on

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

Xero review: Xero to (almost) hero

Comprehensive cloud accounting that's particularly well suited to sales-based businesses
15 Mar 2019
Zoho Books review: Everything but the kitchen sink
software as a service (SaaS)

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
Intuit QuickBooks review: Quick to impress
software as a service (SaaS)

Intuit QuickBooks review: Quick to impress

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

Startech ST10000SPEX 10GBase-T Ethernet Network Card review

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

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
Linksys LRT214 review
virtual private network (VPN)

Linksys LRT214 review

This VPN-capable business router won't leave your wallet black and blue
27 Jul 2016
bbc microbit review
Reviews

bbc microbit review

The BBC Micro lives again to teach a new generation of kids! Well, sort of.
10 Jun 2016
Raspberry Pi Zero review - the £4 mini PC
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
Ruckus Unleashed review
Network & Internet

Ruckus Unleashed review

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

Amanda Network Backup review

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

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (Open Source Edition) review

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

Spiceworks Network Monitor review

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

microsoft office 2016 for windows review

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

Microsoft Office Mobile for Windows 10 review

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

Android for Work review

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

Cortado Corporate Server 7.2 review

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