The Corbel Blog

Keeping your business up to date with the latest IT advancements and news

Microsoft Exchange 2003 – End of Life Notification

Support for an integral part of the popular SBS 2003 ceases Support for Microsoft Exchange 2003 is being withdrawn with effect from 8th April 2014; the same end of life deadline as Windows XP.  This demise will require some organisations to rethink their approach to their email solution. Implications If your business still uses Exchange ...

Windows 8.1 is now available

Corbel users embrace the update and the Start Button is back! On 17th October Microsoft released the Window 8.1 update for its flagship operating system.  It was believed that the download would seek to address some of the criticism directed at the original version of Windows 8. Keeping with the true “Techie” persona, some of ...

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP and Office 2003

The 6 month countdown has begun……6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…… So, what does this mean? On April 10th 2012 Microsoft reaffirmed that they would be ceasing support for Windows XP and Office 2003 after 12 and a half years of supporting XP.  Microsoft has gone out of its way to extend support on several ...

Dell Software Introduces The New NSA2600 Firewall

Delivers security and performance without compromise, for small to medium sized businesses The Dell SonicWALL NSA 2600 is designed specifically with the needs of growing small businesses, branch offices and school campuses in mind. The NSA 2600 (Network Security Appliance) provides intrusion prevention, SSL decryption and inspection, blocks malware and eliminates access to questionable web ...

Corbel Golf Day 2013

Corbel’s first golf day was held at Hintlesham Hall on Thursday 19th September – in the RAIN! 32 players participated in the day, from businesses across East Anglia, teeing off at 13:00… Despite the relaxed atmosphere of the event the competition element of the day was naturally present and team and individual trophies were won ...

Calling all Mitel phone users!

If you have a Mitel phone system, why not take advantage of Mitel’s free Unified Communicator Express client which gives you a single access point for all business communications. The application features the following functionality: • Windows and web client • Contact management • Click-to-call for all corporate phone users • Visual voicemail • RSS ...

5 Top Tips for Choosing a Technical Support Contract

It’s important that you choose the right technical support contract for your business and much depends on your choice of provider. Here are some considerations for making the right decision: • Transparency Make sure that the agreement you sign clearly details all costs associated with the service. Documentation should be provided which clearly states what’s ...

Is your WAN 21CN Compliant?

21CN (21st Century Network) Services are on average 48% cheaper than their 20CN (20th Century Network) Counterparts! Corbel Limited, (Part of Getech Limited, who won the prestigious BT IT Reseller of the year award 2013), can offer you specialist help to verify your 21CN (Next Generation Network) compliance.  If you don’t have the time or ...

A view from an apprentice

As part of Corbel’s strategy to invest in emerging IT talent we are pleased to confirm that we have recently taken two apprentices on-board – Leon Denny and Robert Long. Both of the new team members have got stuck-in from day one, with support from senior consultants, and Leon had this to say about his ...

Business on a Bike

Taking networking outside. Corbel joined a number of businesses from around the county for Crafted’s ‘Business on a Bike’ event, which saw eager cyclists ride 12 miles around the glorious Suffolk countryside while networking (most of which was carried out during a respite period at the local pub!) Peter Tickner and Jonathan Porter represented Corbel ...