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November 2005

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Google gets personal

Perthshire Hospitality at the Royal Hotel

Virtual Tours in action

Take the effort out of admin


Google gets personal
Google seem to be doing everything these days. The search engine company have recently bought lots of 'dark fibre' - internet telecommunications infrastructure - and rumours abound that they are going to become a super-ISP.

They've also recently introduced a pay-for-call feature in the US so that when you click on certain search results, that will generate a phone call to you from the advertising company.

But despite their quest for advertising world domination, they still keep coming out with lots of useful things.

One is Google Personalised Search. You can set up you own Google account page with your choice of favourite information and Personalised Search will save all your Google searches for you so that you can replay them any time you want using a calendar picker.

Could save you some time!!

Welcome to our last newsletter of 2005. Look out for big changes and new products at Spear Connect in 2006...

  • Perthshire Hospitality at the Royal Hotel
  • Perthshire is known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands'. It is one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland and right in the middle is Blairgowrie and The Royal Hotel.

    Owner Iain McLean and his wife Maureen have spent the last year improving the hotel and putting plans in place to make it even better, with a further 16 ensuite superior rooms available in April.

    It's the perfect place to make your base for golfing, fishing, sightseeing, cycling in and around Perthshire. And if you're looking for a Hogmany venue a little out of the ordinary, The Royal is just the place!

    Royal Hotel Hogmany Breaks....
  • Virtual Tours in action
  • You may remember us talking about how valuable a website Virtual Tour can be to give your visitors an 'almost being there' experience.

    Recently, with our photographer friends Stewart & Baxter Photography, we've just completed a project for Barrett Homes.

    The virtual tour shows two different houses with a number of rooms in each house.

    Barratts used the tour to help sell all the houses - remember 'almost being there'?

    If you have a something that you think could benefit from a virtual tour, get in touch. We can personalise it to use your own logo and colours and even add more commands if required.

    A broadband connection is recommended for the virtual tours as they need to download large file sizes

    Our virtual tour services...
  • Take the effort out of admin
  • We are members of BNI, the most successful business networking group in the world.

    Each month we showcase member companies that might be of interest to you.

    This month we'd like to introduce you to Eden Admin Services.

    They provide a complete admin service to small and medium sized businesses. This can include any mix of bookkeeping, Vat, Payroll and Personnel support from Interview to appraisal.

    Services are provided either from Eden's office or at client's own premises.

    So, if your business needs some help getting your books or personnel sorted out, phone 01875 813 252 or email edensolves@beeb.net.

    BNI Scotland...
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