As the power and cost of laptops have become comparable to desktop PCs, and with staff increasingly expecting more flexible working conditions, many organisations are choosing to swap the trusty desktop PC estate for a shiny fleet of laptops. But with laptops making the bulk of your office computing mobile, the risk of it being [...]
There’s good news for budding female entrepreneurs this week. According to the networking community Everywoman, the number of women running businesses should accelerate by 100,000 over the next ten years. Small Business UK reports that there are currently about 620,000 majority women-owned businesses in the UK, so by 2021 this could rise to over 700,000. [...]
According to a survey of 200 business users, Lexmark have revealed that 53 percent have cut down on the amount of general printing they do in the work environment, proving that they are environmentally conscious. Office workers are printing 73 percent less emails than they were a year ago, and 41 percent claim to be [...]
I’m sure that many of us would agree with the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, when he says that people are at the heart of every successful business. As it turns out however, almost half of businesses are struggling to recruit the right staff. Despite the tough economic climate, UK companies are [...]
Producing many of the world’s fastest and smallest printers, Samsung is celebrating its 20 years in the laser printing industry. Over the past two decades Samsung has seen a considerable change in printers from original inkjet & laser printers, MFPs and untidy cables to laser printing and WiFi connectivity, enabling printers to talk intuitively to [...]
I think most of us will agree that it isn’t exactly the best time for small businesses in the UK. Combine, soaring unemployment rates, the biggest inflation rise for 20 years, and the prospect of energy prices increasing and this suggests a fairly gloomy state of affairs. This week it was also revealed that lending [...]
In case you don’t already know, the Diamond Awards is our annual recognition event – based on *votes entirely from you. This year we will be crowning the best manufacturers in a number of key categories at the awards event on 27th October. Cast your vote* before the 25th of October and you’ll be entered [...]
Installing the CPU and motherboard Welcome to part 2 of our common sense guide to building your own PCs for your business. In part 1 we looked at all the components you need to build your new machine. So by now you should have gone to the online shop and, by following my highly scientific [...]
If you’re not into the cloud, you’re a dinosaur. A bit extreme perhaps, but with all the big IT players seemingly betting their futures on the cloud, there’s got to be something in it. For Google, the move to the cloud is perhaps much less of a leap. The search engine giant was conceived on [...]
We wrote about the first printers to support Google Cloud Print back in April, and have promised to follow the services since. In the last year and a half, HP has introduced millions of web-connected printers across many different LaserJet and inkjet platforms. Both ePrint and Apple AirPrint are included in these models at no [...]
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...
The customer is always right Whilst a server might not be the most exciting piece of IT equipment a business might purchase, it might be the most important and...