On June 1st at the D9 Conference, Microsoft demonstrated the next generation of Windows for the first time. Explained as “a re-imagining of Windows from the chip to the interface” Windows 8 has been built around a new generation of touch-based hardware, which includes small touch screens, but without eliminating larger screens that are used [...]
Objective: Provide professional office printing capability in a home office setting Approach: Replace multiple devices with the HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One printer IT Improvements: Consolidates functions of multiple office devices to a single e-All-in-One to save space, money Provides wireless print capability from throughout the home Enables printing from notebook PC, Apple iPadÂ® [...]
Last month, we wrote a post about how social networking on LinkedIn can help give small businesses a boost. Since our last post, LinkedIn has introduced the new iPhone and Android apps, which are faster, easier to use, and introduce a highly requested feature called Groups. LinkedIn has also revealed an HTML 5-enabled mobile website [...]
A few weeks ago we wrote a post about LG’s Scanner Mouse, and introduced the world’s first mouse which doubles as a scanner. This week we thought that we would keep with the innovation of simple office tools and share the new Smartpen Echo from Livescribe. The Smartpen allows its users to capture every word, [...]
Built to optimise productivity, this Samsung 200B5A laptop includes a range of ergonomic features such as a desktop style keyboard which provides more comfort and a much larger touchpad with easy to use buttons. It also comes with a 180-degree metal hinged anti-reflective screen that is up to 40% brighter than conventional displays making it [...]
Browser start up speeds, page loading times, crashing, freezing, and masses of unused tool bars are just some of the frustrations business owners deal with when their web browser becomes cluttered with multiple add-ons. In June, we took a look at the best web browsers for business asking you what you liked and disliked about [...]
Data backup is critical to any business and there are loads of different ways to go about it: on-site back up to portable hard drives, NAS etc or remote backup to offsite servers. But the hot topic at the moment is undoubtedly “the cloud”. Backing up on the cloud means that, similar to using a [...]
Twenty years ago Tim Berners-Lee posted an online summary of a project that would fundamentally change the world as we knew it. In 1989, he first described his project as “a large hypertext database with typed links.” On August 6th 1991, the World Wide Web went live and was introduced as a way to “merge [...]
Google Android: This is one of the most popular operating systems for tablet, and while the official Android Market doesn’t host as many applications as Apple’s App Store, it is rapidly growing with new tablet specific applications. There are also third-party applications available for Android, with a number of effective office applications for business such [...]
Why Mac OS X Lion is good for business So the latest version of the Mac operating system – OS X Lion – came out last week (not OS X Kitten, which I found on KeepThatApp.com when searching for a suitable image for this). No doubt all you Mac users have been having a good [...]
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...