Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year 2022

We will be signing off for Christmas on 21st.  We will be closed on 22nd and back to normal operations on 4th January.

If you have an iBizify Priority or Premium service subscription and need urgent assistance, you can call 01296252015 as usual during this time.

We are excited about what's next in 2022 and look forward to working with you and your business.  We have lots of exciting new developments in the pipeline that we can't wait to share with you!

In the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas.  We wish you and your families the very best for the New Year.  Enjoy the holidays!

We have a new logo

Out with the old and on with the new...

This iBizify is simpler, bolder and more rounded than the old one.

We have moved

We completed our move to Claydon House in Aylesbury recently - a new workspace to increase productivity, create a professional meeting environment, a bit more desk space, and room to grow.  We are very pleased with the results.

Conveniently, our office address now matches what has always been our postal address.  You can find our location on Google of course.

Development and consultancy hours - simplified

We've simplified our pricing structure for development and consultancy services.

Previously only usable for technical support, service packs can now also be used for software / web development, consultancy / technical writing, and reports.

We simply apply a 1.5 multiplier.  For example: 2 hours of development would use 3 units; 5 hours would use 7.5 units.

This means it’s now really easy to purchase one or two ten-packs and use them for a variety of projects and support all through one simple billing process.

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iBizify Remote – your office anywhere

iBizify Remote allows you to connect to your Mac or Windows PC desktop from anywhere, providing a familiar environment with access to all the applications and services you need to be productive anywhere.  Work at the office – from home – on your Mac, Windows PC, iPad, iPhone, Android phone.

Remote costs just £12 + VAT (£14.40) per desktop, per calendar month.  Premium subscribers can get 20% off this price.

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The easy way to make your computer much faster from just £125

Does your computer take more than five or ten seconds to start up from a complete shutdown?  Does it take a while to get the applications you want running?  If so, it’s likely that your PC or Mac is not using a Solid-State Drive (SSD).

Most older computers use a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) which are a slow mainly because they employ moving parts.  This results in sluggish performance, especially when firing up the operating system or starting applications.

The great news is that quality SSDs are now cheaper than ever, and that most computers can be upgraded to make use of one.

iBizify is pleased to offer an upgrade service which simply returns your PC or Mac exactly as it was before – just a lot faster!  The service includes:

  • Supply of a Crucial MX500 SSD drive
  • A full “image” backup of your existing drive – including your operating system, software, and files
  • The physical removal of your old drive, and installation its replacement
  • A full restore of all your stuff onto the new drive
  • Optimising and testing

What capacity should I choose?

Firstly, choose as much as you can get for what you are willing to spend.

Secondly, see how much you are using now, then add at least 300 GB for breathing space.  However, if your drive is full of things you don’t need – then a clear-out could save you money.

To check how much you are currently using:

On Windows: Open File Explorer, go to This PC.  Under drive C:, take the free GB away from the capacity noted under the drive label.  In this example, 144 GB is used.

On a Mac: Open the Apple menu (top left), then About this Mac, click the Storage tab.  Take the available GB away from the capacity noted under the drive icon.  In this example, 147 GB is used.

How much does it cost?

Capacity

500 GB

1 TB (1,000 GB)

2 TB (2,000 GB)

Price

£125

£160

£230

Prices include the replacement hardware.  They don’t include collection, delivery, or VAT.

How long does it take?

Scheduled ahead of time, an SSD upgrade is typically turned around on the same day.  Collection and delivery time should be factored in.

Get in touch to claim this offer

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What to look for in a PC for your small business

When you need to get a new computer for your business in a hurry, it can be tempting to grab a cheap deal from a local store or from the top of Google.  After all, many devices look alike – they have screens, keyboards, more or less features.  However, what you buy and how much you spend will dictate a great deal about the experience you get with that device months or years after the purchase.  Here we discuss what to look for in a business PC and how to avoid pain later.

This article assumes you are looking for a Windows-based PC for general, everyday use.  If you use specialist or particularly demanding software you should consult the vendor to ensure the specifications are appropriate.  We discuss Apple Macs below.  Call us for advice if you are uncertain.

How much should I spend?

The short answer is as much as you can or want to.  A more helpful question is “what is the minimum I should spend?” because this is where things go wrong.  There is a wealth of low-end PCs available.  Many of which look great from the outside, often the same or better-looking than their more expensive counterparts.  We’ll discuss this more below, but in the meantime, here is a rough guide based on 2018 laptops:

Minimum spend for a sensible business laptop: £350 - £400 + VAT

Recommended spend for a business laptop: > £550 - £750 + VAT

Minimum spend for “luxury”, a convertible or more powerful laptop: > £1,200 ++