Payroll Management Payroll is yet another important task for the small business owner. It is possible to do payment runs yourself if you have a small business, but the problem comes with calculating National Insurance and PAYE deductions. Unless you are fully up to speed on such financial technicalities it is very easy to make [...]
Advanced 365 highlights the key factors that organisations must consider before moving across to a cloud computing model. The hype surrounding cloud computing is expected to reach unprecedented levels over the next few years. According to recent research by analyst Gartner, CIOs view the cloud as their top technology priority for 2011 and it expects [...]
The media has inevitably been focusing on the changes outlined in the Budget recently, where we heard the Government’s intention to ‘Make Britain the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a small business.’ George Osborne made it very clear that the Government recognises the potential of small businesses to boost the British [...]
It was interesting to see the Institute of Director’s (IoD) response to David Cameron’s promise of ‘the most pro-growth budget this country has seen for a generation’. Published on the 16th March, their response included four proposed changes to the taxation system to ease the strain on UK businesses. They were: A commitment to abolishing [...]
During February, Epson showcased their latest steps in projector technology, with their new range of short ultra-short throw projectors for education and business use. Now, I’ve been hugely aware of the value of a decent projector for both home use (indeed, instead of having a large plasma screen at home, I have a projector) and at [...]
With unemployment amongst young people reaching 2.5m, the highest it has been since 1994, the spotlight is shining on the private sector to look beyond survival and focus on growth. It so happens that 88.6% of the UK’s businesses have less than ten employees, meaning their success and ability to grow could have a big [...]
So, I’ve been looking into the new Thunderbolt High Speed Connector, and thought I should write a blog post on my thoughts. Personally, I think the previous name, Light Peak, sounds a lot cooler than Thunderbolt, but I guess that doesn’t really matter. What’s in a name? Anyway, on to the analysis. With Thunderbolt, ultimately [...]
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There are a multitude of laptops around, from a seemingly ever increasing number of manufacturers, yet it’s not always obvious why one laptop should stand out from another. In this post I’d like to take a look at a few key components in a laptop and discuss why they are so important to us.
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...