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Email blasts: Should I use a service or my own server?

We are a mom and pop shop that has an online store with tens of thousands (less than 100k though) of customers on our email list. We currently use a service that costs us about $200 per month to send ...
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Boot windows from NAS with 6client-PCs

I am planning to start a small internet cafe with 6 PCs (will be 12 after ROI). Clients have gigabit network as well as the switch and router. Can i boot directly from NAS to client PCs? If yes, ...
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<10 users (windows 7 and Vista machines)--need basic network

A small office. Current environment: A few aging notebooks, one of which is connected to a printer by a USB cable. No sharing of anything, but everyone is able to do web stuff via one central ...
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When does ethernet cabling need to be shielded?

I run IT for a small business that does primarily office type work (no manufacturing or high levels of electrical interference), and we're looking to build additional office space onto our current ...
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Where can I read more about how workgroup environment works? (Windows) [closed]

I have two books on Windows Server 2003 and in each of those books there is scarcely or no information about computers working in a workgroup environment. I'm looking for a book that has at least ...
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Pandora-like service for private networks

Short Question Does a free or reasonably priced solution exist to setup an audio streaming service like Pandora or better yet an iTunes shared library that operates over a LAN rather than the ...
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Administrative Virus Scan over Network

Is it possible to run a virus or other type of malware scan over multiple computers at once? For example if there are ~30 computers in a network that I need to run Spy-Bot Search and Destroy on at ...
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Upgrading router for small office [closed]

My office is upgrading its staff and we're looking for a new router that can handle at least 12 wired computers and 4 wireless coming from 4 different rooms. We currently manage running off a N300 ...
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Microsoft Small Business Server - can I run a public website in IIS?

I am looking at installing my ASP.NET app on my client's Microsoft Small Business Server Premium Edition, but I've never used it as a platform. I need public facing IIS - obviously - and SQL Server ...
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Small office network setups

I work at a small office and we're overhauling our network setup there. We're a web dev company and at the moment we have 50+ production sites running on the same machine that runs our internal email, ...
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Project and Business Document Organization

How do you organize, maintain edits, revisions and the relationship between: Proposals Contracts Change Orders Deliverables Projects How do you organize your projects for re-usability? For ...
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Programmable Answering Machine Software?

Are there any free or commercial answering machine software that can be programmed to play different message based on the datetime of call? hardware: TAPI voice modem on Windows.
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What are the alternatives to Quickbooks?

Quickbooks is very complex and not very user friendly, is there any other online accountancy programs that you know that would also take care of creating tax papers to be sent out ? For small ...
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software program to help manage company

Is there a software program for a company who publishes a newsletter with advertisers in it. One that keeps track of sales of advertisers, payments to salesforce, layouts/copy for the publication, ...
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Create Wireless Connection Homepage

Upon connecting to a wireless connect, how would I go about directing the user's browers to a specific website? My dad wants his bowling alley's wireless to do so without having to pay someone to ...
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Purchase Order Tracking

I run a small tech business and I occasionally purchase items. Now, as of right now I am the only "employee", but I am going to be opening a shop soon. The question that comes to mind is that what ...
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Software and Tools for one person owned business

My Girlfriend helps a bit, but for the most part, it's myself working. I do transportation modeling, anywhere from modeling traffic flows, traffic impact studies, transit studies, safety impact ...
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What kind of software is there for tracking products and their production? [closed]

My parents own a small manufacturing business that needs a solution for tracking parts and information about those parts... for example, if someone called in with a serial number they need to know ...
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linux small business finance software

I'd like a financial management package that runs on linux. A web-based system would be ok, but it must be installable on my server. Is there anything out there? (Must be linux, but I'm willing to ...