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Newsletter Dec/Jan 2004/2005 Issue 41S


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  • A look back at 2004, a look forward to 2005 - New Year, New Site!

Firstly, we send our thoughts to those who are suffering as a result of the Asian tsunami and include advice on contributing to the appeal.  Click Here

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Website www.sur.co.uk and welcome any feedback you may have. More interactivity has also been added to our popular online demonstration centre with the addition of interactive tours so you can sit back and let us demonstrate how you, your company and/or organisation may benefit from the products and services we have to offer. Breaking down the barriers! Click Here

Once again I am happy to report that our clients and ourselves have experienced another period of steady growth in online activity during 2004. Much of this additional business has been contributable to our existing customers developing more complex projects in response to demand, which is very encouraging. 

Content Management came of age in 2004 with most of our customers now enjoying the benefits of our Content Management System (CMS), which we continue to develop as our core product. With it being software developed in house, we can offer greater flexibility to give solutions tailored to match requirements as closely as possible with minimal compromise. This remains our main aim. With the combination of such systems and online marketing services, we continue to offer a powerful suite of online utilities for maximum return.  

With online making up 20% of overall media consumption (Claims EIAA October 04), thoughts will be turning to development and promotional strategies for the coming year and we have a few considerations for you in this and future Newsletters. Our clients will be kept informed of emerging techniques well in advance via our client only section of these regular newsletters, so keep watching this space closely.

Broadband has matured with availability to 91% of the UK at the end of 2004. This allows websites to embrace rich media but careful application is still key.

Also in 2004 3G (Mobile Broadband) has been developing but based on our own experience has a long way to go as it is still only practical for use in major cities, mirroring the problems with the terrestrial roll out of broadband. Wireless networks have developed but not as quickly as predicted amid security issues.

We see this year being big again for Content Management, online Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and the desktop search allowing you to search simultaneously for files either located on your hard drive or on the web. The Blog (Web log) is also growing in popularity as a marketing and PR tool but again careful application and management is paramount. Affiliate Marketing & PPC is also maturing while the web continues to attract increased marketing spend. 

On this note, we have and will continue to invest in our systems and people for the longer term and the support we receive from our clients is testament to this, for which we thank you. Here's to a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2005 to all.

Best regards

David Morgan (Managing Director)

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  • Search Engine News - Desktop search taking off!

What is Desktop Search? Ever tried finding that KEY Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or PowerPoint presentation on YOUR own hard drive, and come up empty? Who hasn't?

How about trying to search for a specific email by using a single name or phrase? Impossible? Not any more!

Read more Here


  • Latest Virus News - Check live virus info here

Ensure you keep up to speed with the necessary updates right here! 

Brought to you in conjunction with Sophos Anti Virus - Click Here for live info on the latest viruses and hoaxes or go to www.sur.co.uk/whatsnew/index.html

If you use a computer whether it be standalone or on a network, you need to protect your system! Good protection is achieved by having a security policy which incorporates regular Operating System updates, deploying Anti Virus software and installing a Firewall.

OS updates can be obtained from Microsoft at http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp and affordable Anti Virus and firewall software/hardware is available from various suppliers so there really are no excuses for being caught out. 

Please be certain you take the necessary steps to ensure against compromising your network.

Read more Here


  • Fast Fact - Online represents 20% of overall media consumption!

Throughout 2004, we have been inundated with encouraging growth figures. The EIAA claims that online now represents 20% of overall media consumption - 100% up on the same period in 2003! 

Source: EIAA (European Interactive Advertising Association) Oct 2004


  • FREE & Other Useful Software

We have selected the best FREE and other useful online software.   

The Google & Yahoo Desktop Search mentioned above, is featured this time around!

For further info/download please click Here


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