About Carl the IT Hound

I am passionate about all things technical and in helping businesses to improve how they work and experience greater efficiencies with the right technology http://ithound.co.uk
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IT Hound review's Google's 2-step verification

How does Google’s 2-step verification protect your Gmail or Google Apps account?

These days it is commonplace to have the same password which is used to access more than one website and we are working more  in public places like coffee shops and airports. Both of these factors make it easy for your account to be hacked and your information to be stolen. That’s why Google have […]

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The benefits of Cloud computing

Carl Hughes, Director of IT Hound talks to the Rapid Leverage Forum about the benefits of Cloud computing.

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Review of the new Gmail App for iPhone and iPad

Gmail app for iPhone now available on your iOS device (iPhone and iPad) in the App store. So what’s great about it and how will it change your emailing experience on your mobile device? Android tablet and mobile users have had the gmail app since day one and for those of you who run your […]

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Is iCloud for business?

So now that Apple have launched iCloud, I am going to explore whether it can actually assist businesses to become more  productive or is it simply a tool for individuals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCjeSNomXrU   So what is iCloud? iCloud is a hosted storage service that works by storing your music, ebooks, documents, apps, photos, contacts, calendar entries […]

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10 reasons to use Google Drive for online documents

I am between properties and have two months to spare without a home, so I’ve decided to live with my family up in Staffordshire. My usual location is London and I wanted to really test remote working and using Google for Work for creating documents online. Ordinarily for a traditional business, this type of move would pose […]

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The challenges for storing and communicating business information

Information is the key ingredient to running our businesses. It can come in many forms; however we are not really using that information to make informed accurate decisions and connect with out customers easily. This article will help explain why a lot of businesses do not really have key business information at their fingertips and […]

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Why should you move your business online

Online can be for some businesses a scary place full of insecurities and complex ways of workings. However these are both myths and if you can move both your files and communications online, you can really open up your business to new clients, colaborations with other businesses and substancially reduce your operating costs. Both small […]

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Going to “Gracelands” and working remotely

One man and his bike head off to Gracelands in Kensal Green London in search of some mobile working and shows just how easy it is to work away from your desk and have all your business with you using Google Apps for Business. Well in the UK we are having some splendid weather and […]

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Create your own virtual office, anytime, anyplace, anywhere…

I often come into contact with businesses small and large who are doing really well, fabulous client base and incredible profit lines…however they are still tied to their computer in there office which prevents them from being out there connecting with customers. Creating your own virtual office enables you to work on a more flexible […]

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How to get organised in your business using technology

Running a business can be challenging especially when we are often having to manage all the business functions ourselves. I’ve been reminiscing back to when I first started work and I’ll be sharing ideas as to how you can be just as organised in your business using technology running a small business as the structured corporates are today by […]

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