In 2012, the BT Business Direct team moved to a new wireless contact centre near Bolton. With the relocation to new offices, came the chance to refresh and upgrade some of the technology used by our team including most critically, their headsets. The Challenge Our IT Manager laid out a set of stringent requirements for [...]
We’ve talked a lot recently about virtual security for businesses, but physical security of your property is just as important. And as many businesses’ IT offering is both fundamental to improving operations and for attracting and retaining employees, often businesses will find themselves in possession of a valuable selection of technology. Home and business security [...]
The mobile office is becoming more and more commonplace. Numerous surveys indicate the benefits of flexible working and working from home, commuting has always provided a bit of pre-office prep, and from presentation to pitch the life of many businesspeople is decidedly on the road. Computing is, unsurprisingly, becoming increasingly mobile, with ever more portable, [...]
Out of all of the other elements of a business’ IT systems, the humble printer is often the most neglected. Too often a business will choose the cheapest model it can find, not realising that in the long run this can be the more expensive option. The right printer for a business can help it [...]
Fujitsu has done away with an optical disk drive in its latest LifeBook models and has replaced it with something that is much more impressive: a pico projector (or mini beamer). Just imagine having the option to press a button on the side of your laptop and being able to project a movie, presentation or [...]
CES this year set the tone for the oncoming rise of the ultrabook. Taking the lead from Apple’s MacBook Air, Intel are stepping to rival Apple’s offering with several of the big players – Lenovo, Toshiba, Asus and Acer to name a few – are unveiling ultrabooks this year. Most ultrabooks are based on Intel’s i [...]
Do you find that traditional PCs are impractical in a compacted office environment, but you’re not prepared to switch to a smaller machine or laptop? If you answered ‘yes’, the chances are you’ll be anticipating the upcoming release from HP of their Z1, the world’s first all-in-one workstation with a 27” display. The Z1 grew [...]
Yesterday evening saw the unveiling of the much-anticipated third iPad from Apple. In the days prior to the event, the rumour mill went into overdrive, desperately trying to guess and predict the features of the iPad. And last night, all rumours were put to rest as the new tablet made its debut. So, what’s on [...]
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available online. The latest version updates the look of the Developer Preview which we reviewed last September and adds a number of new features while giving a face-lift to some of the old ones. You can watch the Windows 8 Consumer Preview below. The round Start button has [...]
At the end of last year we wrote a post about how touchless technology could soon be making its way into our homes, and how the humble remote could soon become outdated. While we might soon be set to welcome motion-sensing and touchscreen devices into the home, what about into the office and even the [...]
What’s the catch? Today’s blog is a quick look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U772 Ultrabook. With most Ultrabooks being aimed at the consumer market (due...
We recently had Tristan Simmons from Netgear come into the BT Business Direct offices to talk about why 10 Gigabit connectivity is becoming an important topic...