Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Migration from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps on a Mac made easy

Moving from a hosted Exchange mail system to Google Apps needn’t be fraught with challenges I have just migrated from using a business class hosted Exchange mail system to Google Apps, and I wanted to share my experiences so that others can make the same change should they wish to do so. Some Background Although…

Is this the end of Facebook for business?

Did you realise Facebook users were neurotic? I was listening to a podcast of the truly excellent BBC Click radio programme on the World Service the other day and there was a fascinating item on the psychological profile of social networking users. The source material was a blog post entitled “Facebook or Twitter: What does your…

Are Dropbox and Evernote the killer Apps?

In the quest for the Apps that really make me productive: these two are in the Pantheon   As somebody who is naturally disorganised, but intelligent enough to both realise it and appreciate the pitfalls of staying that way, I’ve always been interested in ways by which I can bring order to the chaos I otherwise create. Thus I…

I’ve just updated to WordPress 3.2

Let me know if there are any glitches. It all looks OK from where I am, but you never know.

Thank you Greater Manchester Police

Good things do happen sometimes In yesterday’s post  “Stay calm under pressure“, I related the tale of my car being broken into whilst parked in Manchester. Well, the story has a good ending; for me anyway. Shortly after posting that item, I received a call from Greater Manchester Police [GMP] to say that they had…

Be Prepared – Life Continuity?

An exchange about telecomm failures just now on Twitter with Dave Allen of Doxbond prompted the response from me of “Be Prepared”. This is, of course, the motto of the Scout Association. Being a Scout Leader of many years standing I am always instilling into my scouts the need to think ahead and be prepared…

Don’t make claims you can’t support

This is pretty much off-topic, but I knew it would be of interest to anybody who has a web-site. Did you know that: From March 1st, the ASA’s online remit will be extended to cover marketing communications on organisations’ own websites and in other non-paid-for space under their control. The UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales…

Setting up a new Facebook Page

As part of my mission to spread the word about the importance of Business Continuity, I have just created a new Facebook page for Business Continuity UK. The Page is called, unsurprisingly, “Business Continuity UK” and can be found at http://on.fb.me/eCZDXO. I intend using it to engage with the community in a different way than…

Extra Tip – Don’t leave your online tax return to the last minute

I am prompted to write this after having seeing somebody ask a question on Twitter about whether the lost password recovery process on the HMRC website involves sending the password by post. I have been pretty astounded by the number of tweets in the past couple of days from people who are still preparing their…

What I did last weekend

Photo of three marshals on Peak Assault

By way of a slight diversion from business continuity and supply chain resilience, another one of my leisure activities is being a Scout Leader in Letchworth and Baldock District. As I am also a very keen hillwalker, every year I assist on Hertfordshire Peak Assault. HPA is a wild country orienteering competition that is held…

Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Migration from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps on a Mac made easy

Moving from a hosted Exchange mail system to Google Apps needn’t be fraught with challenges I have just migrated from using a business class hosted Exchange mail system to Google Apps, and I wanted to share my experiences so that others can make the same change should they wish to do so. Some Background Although…

Is this the end of Facebook for business?

Did you realise Facebook users were neurotic? I was listening to a podcast of the truly excellent BBC Click radio programme on the World Service the other day and there was a fascinating item on the psychological profile of social networking users. The source material was a blog post entitled “Facebook or Twitter: What does your…

Are Dropbox and Evernote the killer Apps?

In the quest for the Apps that really make me productive: these two are in the Pantheon   As somebody who is naturally disorganised, but intelligent enough to both realise it and appreciate the pitfalls of staying that way, I’ve always been interested in ways by which I can bring order to the chaos I otherwise create. Thus I…

I’ve just updated to WordPress 3.2

Let me know if there are any glitches. It all looks OK from where I am, but you never know.

Thank you Greater Manchester Police

Good things do happen sometimes In yesterday’s post  “Stay calm under pressure“, I related the tale of my car being broken into whilst parked in Manchester. Well, the story has a good ending; for me anyway. Shortly after posting that item, I received a call from Greater Manchester Police [GMP] to say that they had…

Be Prepared – Life Continuity?

An exchange about telecomm failures just now on Twitter with Dave Allen of Doxbond prompted the response from me of “Be Prepared”. This is, of course, the motto of the Scout Association. Being a Scout Leader of many years standing I am always instilling into my scouts the need to think ahead and be prepared…

Don’t make claims you can’t support

This is pretty much off-topic, but I knew it would be of interest to anybody who has a web-site. Did you know that: From March 1st, the ASA’s online remit will be extended to cover marketing communications on organisations’ own websites and in other non-paid-for space under their control. The UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales…

Setting up a new Facebook Page

As part of my mission to spread the word about the importance of Business Continuity, I have just created a new Facebook page for Business Continuity UK. The Page is called, unsurprisingly, “Business Continuity UK” and can be found at http://on.fb.me/eCZDXO. I intend using it to engage with the community in a different way than…

Extra Tip – Don’t leave your online tax return to the last minute

I am prompted to write this after having seeing somebody ask a question on Twitter about whether the lost password recovery process on the HMRC website involves sending the password by post. I have been pretty astounded by the number of tweets in the past couple of days from people who are still preparing their…

What I did last weekend

Photo of three marshals on Peak Assault

By way of a slight diversion from business continuity and supply chain resilience, another one of my leisure activities is being a Scout Leader in Letchworth and Baldock District. As I am also a very keen hillwalker, every year I assist on Hertfordshire Peak Assault. HPA is a wild country orienteering competition that is held…

Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Migration from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps on a Mac made easy

Moving from a hosted Exchange mail system to Google Apps needn’t be fraught with challenges I have just migrated from using a business class hosted Exchange mail system to Google Apps, and I wanted to share my experiences so that others can make the same change should they wish to do so. Some Background Although…

Is this the end of Facebook for business?

Did you realise Facebook users were neurotic? I was listening to a podcast of the truly excellent BBC Click radio programme on the World Service the other day and there was a fascinating item on the psychological profile of social networking users. The source material was a blog post entitled “Facebook or Twitter: What does your…

Are Dropbox and Evernote the killer Apps?

In the quest for the Apps that really make me productive: these two are in the Pantheon   As somebody who is naturally disorganised, but intelligent enough to both realise it and appreciate the pitfalls of staying that way, I’ve always been interested in ways by which I can bring order to the chaos I otherwise create. Thus I…

I’ve just updated to WordPress 3.2

Let me know if there are any glitches. It all looks OK from where I am, but you never know.

Thank you Greater Manchester Police

Good things do happen sometimes In yesterday’s post  “Stay calm under pressure“, I related the tale of my car being broken into whilst parked in Manchester. Well, the story has a good ending; for me anyway. Shortly after posting that item, I received a call from Greater Manchester Police [GMP] to say that they had…

Be Prepared – Life Continuity?

An exchange about telecomm failures just now on Twitter with Dave Allen of Doxbond prompted the response from me of “Be Prepared”. This is, of course, the motto of the Scout Association. Being a Scout Leader of many years standing I am always instilling into my scouts the need to think ahead and be prepared…

Don’t make claims you can’t support

This is pretty much off-topic, but I knew it would be of interest to anybody who has a web-site. Did you know that: From March 1st, the ASA’s online remit will be extended to cover marketing communications on organisations’ own websites and in other non-paid-for space under their control. The UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales…

Setting up a new Facebook Page

As part of my mission to spread the word about the importance of Business Continuity, I have just created a new Facebook page for Business Continuity UK. The Page is called, unsurprisingly, “Business Continuity UK” and can be found at http://on.fb.me/eCZDXO. I intend using it to engage with the community in a different way than…

Extra Tip – Don’t leave your online tax return to the last minute

I am prompted to write this after having seeing somebody ask a question on Twitter about whether the lost password recovery process on the HMRC website involves sending the password by post. I have been pretty astounded by the number of tweets in the past couple of days from people who are still preparing their…

What I did last weekend

Photo of three marshals on Peak Assault

By way of a slight diversion from business continuity and supply chain resilience, another one of my leisure activities is being a Scout Leader in Letchworth and Baldock District. As I am also a very keen hillwalker, every year I assist on Hertfordshire Peak Assault. HPA is a wild country orienteering competition that is held…