Mozilla recently stated the foundation’s intentions to focus the Firefox web browser on consumers rather than businesses. The argument is that consumers are better able to cope with the fast release cycles of the updated browsers, while large businesses get bogged down in IT policies and processes so they can’t download the latest versions as quickly. [...]
A recent survey suggested that more than half of professionals have seen a direct boost to their business from using social media. The same study pointed to LinkedIn as the favourite business-to-business networking site. Personally, I’ve found chatting with small business owners on LinkedIn very interesting and enjoyable so I thought this would be a [...]
A couple of weeks ago we turned to you, our insightful BT Business Direct blog readers for suggestions on how to improve our blog. In return for your brilliant ideas we put a Logitech Squeezebox radio on offer. And while we would love to give it away to each and every one of you, we [...]
We are starting to see more and more people take the entrepreneurial route to business – for some it is the lure of the work/life balance, for others it is the freedom of a flexible schedule. Unsurprisingly, for most the biggest reason for entrepreneurs to start their own business is the feeling of being free [...]
With most businesses feeling the pinch right now, many are holding on to PCs longer than they otherwise would have. According to this study by Mozy, and reported on smallbusiness.co.uk, companies are increasingly abandoning the typical three-year refresh cycle of their PCs. As a result, the average age of a work computer in the UK [...]
This article in last week’s Telegraph about there being £2.7 billion worth of unused mobile phones lying around British homes got us thinking. Looking beyond mobile phones, how much old technology do UK businesses have lying around their offices? Companies spend small fortunes on technology to give them that competitive edge, and often upgrade their [...]
Saying a printer is eco-friendly may sound like an oxymoron, but we all know that in reality, we need to print documents from time-to-time. The key is to ensure that when we do need to print something, the printer we’re using is as environmentally friendly as possible. We recently started listing Samsung’s new Mono Laser [...]
We’re in a pretty good mood here at BT Business Direct as we’ve just reached our 1000th Twitter follower on @BTBizDirect! To celebrate this exciting news we want to give a little something back to our growing online community in the form of a brand new Logitech Squeezebox radio. The Squeezebox lets you play music [...]
There was a good post on Mashable a few days ago looking at ways to increase productivity while working from home. The advice reflects some of the feedback the business LinkedIn community had when I asked their advice on home working, picking up on key productivity killers such as too much time on social [...]
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...