July 29, 2008
Comology are very proud to be sponsoring Race For My Wife for the third year running.
Race For My Wife was established to give boys and men a chance to do their bit for Cancer Research UK without having to get into training for distances of 10k or more. It is believed that much of the success of Race For Life is down to it’s attainability - almost anyone can walk or run 5k although Race For My Wife is slightly longer at 6k, due to the fact that it is held on the motor racing circuit at Castle Combe, near Chippenham in Wiltshire.
It is a great and great fun, fundraising event for Cancer Research UK and in it’s first two years has raised over £5000 with very low entry numbers. The plans for this year are to raise the profile and awareness of the event to encourage more people to take part.
You can visit the site at www.RaceForMyWife.org.
July 17, 2008
Free company email, absolutely anywhere at any time with mobile access. Free backup, free server, free software.
Not only possible but here, now, working and reliable.
A while ago now, Google launched Google Applications which offer businesses of every size a full suite of hosted office applications. These include:
- Google Docs for word processing, spreadsheets & presentation software to rival Microsoft Office.
- Google Talk for instant messaging and PC to PC phone calls to rival Messenger and Skype.
- Google Calendar to arrange meetings, set schedules, and publish event information.
- Google Sites to share information & collaborate on projects.
- Google Mail
Google mail is absolutely free and provides 6Gb of email file space for each account and you can have up to 100 free email accounts on each account/domain name.
The storage space pretty much means that you would never have to delete an email and amazingly each mailbox grows the more you use it. There are spam filters built in which in our experience so far are exceptionally reliable, I have had to visit my spam folder a couple of times to retrieve some messages that weren’t spam but haven’t yet received any offers of drugs, watches, jewellery or pornography in my inbox.
Access to email can be from any web browser via the google apps website where each user can log in to their own mailbox from any pc or handheld device connected to the web. There is an awesome mobile apps service for users of smart phones and PDA’s* and you can use almost any email client on a desktop, laptop, PDA or smart phone. Keeping the ethos of “free” we have chosen Mozilla Thunderbird** as our email client rather than going to the expense of Microsoft Office for Outlook or suffering the inadequacies of Outlook Express.
Unlike Blackberry, there is no need for additional software or servers and you don’t need to buy additional devices. Some devices however do make it easier to read and manage your email on the go but we consider these to be a replacement for your current mobile phone (see PDA* note below).
To top it all off, your mail is fully backed up by Google so, as long as you use IMAP rather than POP to read you email if use use something like Outlook or Thunderbird, you will only be viewing your messages and they will all still be held on the Google server and regularly backed up.
We offer a complete set up service including the Google signup and setup including the necessary changes to move your existing email addresses & accounts and device and software configuration.
For a demonstration or to get on the go with your free mobile email now, call us on 0800 970 2630 or CLICK HERE and we’ll contact you.
*PDA - Personal Digital Assistant or Palm Top PC such as the exciting range from HTC including the TyTN II, the Touch Diamond and Touch Pro.
**Mozilla Thunderbird - An email client similar to outlook but possibly more feature rich and more importantly open source and therefore “FREE”.
July 12, 2008
We’re really pleased to announce that we have been appointed to take over the management of WWW.NEWBURYRFC.CO.UK the website for National League One side Newbury.
Newbury are entering a new era for the club and want a new site that will be easy to manage and update and one on which it will be easy for club members to add content. The additional goals are to streamline the site, incorporate their sponsor links and place them into more pages, make it easier to navigate around the site and to promote the club to a wide audience.
The site we’re building is a Wordpress Website which is blog based and perfectly suited to this kind of application as the Wordpress blogging technology makes it easy to use and update. This means that the club members responsible for keeping the site up to date with match reviews, match reports, club news and so on have a much easier job, save time and work in real time. Additionally, as all of the sitefunctionality is on the web, the users can log in from any pc with web access and work on the site. As soon as they hit the save or publish buttons on the user interface, the changes go live.
To help to promote the club to a wider audience it’s essential to keep the content relevant and up to date. In doing so, we are able to continue to improve the sites position in search results with search engines such as Google and Yahoo. There’s no quick way but given a little time to work on the content and design we aim to achive the common goal of putting the site on page one of Google.
If you’d like to watch our progress with the new site Click Here