We love a good deal as much as the next person, but when it comes to something as important as your business it’s important that you make the right IT choices to suit your business needs and environment. Business owners tend to play with the idea of opting for consumer products rather than those that [...]
Since the Government announced measures to fuel “Startup Britain” there’s been a 25% increase in internet searches for start-up advice, according to credit reference agency Experian. This is definitely a good sign. The more curious people are about new entrepreneurial opportunities, the better for the UK economy as a whole. Curiosity getting the better of [...]
There’s less than a week to go until the Government’s Innovation Launch Pad competition closes. If you haven’t heard about the competition, don’t panic just yet. I have provided some crucial information below. So here’s the deal: SMEs from around the UK are invited to submit a 500 word proposal explaining how their goods and [...]
When thinking about the weak links in the security of your network, how often would you consider the printers in your organisation? Those innocuous white boxes do more than remind us that the paperless office is still just a dream. They represent a real security risk to your organisation yet only 35% of IT managers are [...]
For most of us the idea of being restricted to working only from our desks is an unfathomable idea. What would happen to those of us who need access to email or essential applications on the go? To those that work outside of business hours from the comfort of our own homes? In less extreme [...]
A couple of years ago, the business media were saturated with stories about the benefits of remote working and the boost it can offer to your ‘work-life balance’. While technology has made remote working far easier and more accessible, working from home is still quite far from the norm, not to mention that during the [...]
We all know how important the branch office is in its role to attract, service, increase revenue and, importantly, retain customers. The branch office is very often the face of the corporation, so as can be expected, staff are the most important aspect for the success of this department. Yet, without a reliable and efficient [...]
I’m quite sure that people sitting in their offices 20 some years ago could only dream of the technology many of us have available to us now – flat screen displays on virtually every desktop, laptops and tablets so thin and light they look like something from a sci-fi movie. Undoubtedly back then they would [...]
Using PayPal in a small business We covered the taking of online payments in our Online transactions guide. Due to the popularity of the PayPal system amongst small businesses this guide covers its use in more detail. Please note that the Business IT Guide does not endorse or promote any specific product or payment system. This guide is [...]
Propelled by the launch of the Government’s new Startup Britain initiative, there’s a real feeling in the air at the moment that the UK needs to be encouraging entrepreneurship. An article in The Times by LastMinute.com’s founder Martha Lane Fox calls for an increase in the number of digital start-ups in the UK and suggests [...]
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...