While Mac Pros are the lure of many graphic designers, a well built PC can is often a more cost-effective workstation for those in need of a bit more processing grunt. If you work in anything visual – from graphic design to video editing – you know you need a lot more power than your [...]
In a week when consumer confidence has been described as being at “close to an all-time low”, we’ve been reading about how (according to the majority of UK businesses) the government seems unlikely to prevent things getting worse. A recent survey done by Bibby Financial Services revealed that as many as six out of ten [...]
According to a small Israeli start-up company called XTR3D, your remote control may soon see its day. They say that you will be able to control the volume of your TV set and select a channel by simply turning your palm sooner than you think. A ‘gesture recognition’ software installed in the TV will enable [...]
After only a few short years in the game, Google Chrome (apparently) recently claimed the number 2 spot in the Internet browser wars, overtaking Firefox, Mozilla’s edgy open-source offering for the first time. As a Chrome user myself I can totally understand Chrome’s success, but it also got me thinking, how much is Google exploiting [...]
Recently we’ve been reading a lot about how the UK’s small businesses are using e-commerce, and have come across some surprising statistics. While the bulk of the week’s headlines have been about the UK’s position in Europe, research also suggests that SMEs here are flagging on the e-commerce front. A study has shown that only [...]
We may be experiencing one of the mildest winters on record but some weather forecasters are predicting that temperatures may plummet very soon. It is estimated that last year, the heavy snow cost UK businesses around £1.2 billion per day in lost work-hours. Our colleagues at BT Engage IT can make sure that you are [...]
We’ve recently taken delivery of OCZ’s latest generation of SSDs, the Synapse Cache. These aren’t just the latest speedy SSDs (they’re that too), but they do something rather new and brilliant. So new and brilliant that we felt they deserved their own blog post. The OCZ Synapse Cache (available in 64GB and 128GB versions) are [...]
Chief technology officer at Getronics, Tim Patrick-Smith sat down with the BBC to talk about big data in 2012 last week. There were a few interesting highlights from the interview that we wanted to cover on our blog since cloud and big data have both been very popular topics over the course of 2011. Patrick [...]
According to a recent BBC article more than one million households in the UK are believed to be hosting criminals inside their family PC. This was revealed after a large scale study found that 5-10% of all domestic computers are regularly linked to criminal networks called botnets. It was found that 6% of the UK’s [...]
With Christmas coming up, thoughts naturally turn to our friends, family, and of course our business routers (well ok they might not, but I wanted to link this to Christmas somehow). While I can’t exactly write about friends and family on this blog, I can write about routers, so here it goes… With so many [...]
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...