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Server operating system Windows Server 2003

It may have been delayed, but Microsoft’s latest server operating system has been well worth the wait. Some three years in the making, Windows Server 2003 is more an evolutionary than a revolutionary upgrade to its predecessor, Server 2000.

Wireless networking kit

For the uninitiated, ‘G’ in these new Linksys products stands for the latest IEEE wireless specification, 802.11g.

Goldmine business contact manager

GoldMine 6.0 Business Contact Manager is aimed at small- to medium-sized business and builds on the strengths of its predecessor. A couple of modules have been redesigned, including the Calendar and Scheduling tools, and you can now customise and exp...

LapLink Everywhere

LapLink Everywhere lets you access e-mail and files from up to three PCs via any browser-enabled device, be it Mac or PC, PDA or smart phone. The software itself is free, but the service isn’t — there’s a monthly fee of $US9.95, or slightly less if y...

Review: Crystal Reports 9.0 Report writer

Report writing has to be one of the least glamorous technologies around, but it is absolutely critical as most companies rely on reports to make important business decisions. Crystal Decisions’ Crystal Reports software ranks among the best in its fie...

NEC MobilePro 300E Pocket PC

This latest Pocket PC from NEC, the MobilePro 300E, has a good, but very common spec: a 206MHz StrongARM processor, 64MB of RAM, 32MB Flash ROM and a 3.5in TFT backlit 16-bit 320x240 colour screen (which isn’t bad, but isn’t as bright as that of the ...

Microsoft Project 2002 beta

Microsoft recently unveiled the marketing beta of Project 2002, the latest version of its best-selling project management software that is due for final release this month.

Dantz Retrospect Express 265

Retrospect Express is well suited to the single "user, home office or small business. It's easy to use, fast, fairly cheap and has features normally found in more expensive backup programs.

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Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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