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Plus Net – autoturn.plus.net SMTP Store & Forward

August 7th, 2011

Do you use Plus Net as an ISP for Email?

This will affect your business if you currently use Plus Net’s SMTP Store and Forward service.

You need to be aware that Plus Net are ceasing their Email SMTP Store and Forward Service (autoturn.plus.net)

We have had notification fromMicrosoft Small Business Specialist Plus Net that it is their intention is to cease the Email SMTP Store & Forward service they provide to save costs. If your company uses this service from Plus Net it will mean you will lose incoming emails. To ensure you don’t lose emails you must take steps to make alternative arrangements for your SMTP Store & Forward service – there is a deadline of the end of September 2011

If you are unsure what this actually means to your business, please give us a call to discuss this important matter.

Microsoft Partner
Plus Net link – http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,97124.0.html/

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Providing Computer Support & Network Support to businesses in Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Wiltshire, Sussex & Berkshire

Century IT Services Move to Totton

August 7th, 2011



Totton Mill House Offices

We have been consistently busy for quite some time and our I.T support company has experienced a very busy expansion phase.


We have found that Century IT Services has remained very popular with the local small business community along the south coast and we have experienced our busiest year yet.


In September 2010 we decided to move from the Southampton Science Park to a larger office at the Mill House in Totton, Hampshire, unfortunately within a period of around 12 months we had out grown that office too.


We found we were quickly running out space for the numerous server, computer and network installations we have been performing for new and existing customers and had also recorded a 50% increase with our support desk tickets compared to the previous year.


We had also been considering employing an I.T apprentice for some time but simply didn’t have the space to do so.


The 3 business owners having started their early careers as an apprentices decided that an apprentice would be the preferable method of recruiting additional technical resource and we could train the apprentice to use our methods of working.



Opportunity soon came our way and another much larger office in the Mill House Centre became available so in August 2011 we took the decision to move to a larger office yet again (luckily for us within the same building).


To give us greater capacity and flexibility we used the timing of our office move to make significant improvements to our phone systems and server systems and slicker remote and home working, we also invested in a more modern looking web site. (Tell us what you think)


Plans for 2011 – 2012 are further growth and expansion, our business is a service based business


We will continue to deliver the same excellent level of service which is difficult to find elsewhere.