Since the start of the tablet boom in 2010, when Apple released the iPad, there hasn’t been a tablet that can truly say that it’s built for business. That was until Friday when HP’s latest tablet, the HP ElitePad 900 G1, landed with a thud on my desk. With a better spec than you might [...]
Here at BT Business Direct Blog we pride ourselves on bringing you IT news that will impact the way your business will operate in the future, usually it’s either a new operating system or gadget that will help you stay ahead of the competition. However this week’s blog will help you stay legal, by simply [...]
If you’ve been reading our previous posts on giving your PC a good spring clean, you’ll have seen just how much you can do to breathe new life into your computer. In this third and final spring clean post, we look at some more advanced things you can do to extend the life of your [...]
While spring might be the season for cleaning and de-cluttering your home and business, most people don’t think their computer warrants more than a cursory dust and polish. However, a good computer spring clean, both for the software and hardware, can make a world of difference. In just a couple of hours you can have [...]
For a lot of smaller companies in search of an ecommerce offering, setting up online payment was a tricky business. Setting up Direct Debit was costly and complicated to set up, putting it out of the price range of SMBs and with a process too time-consuming for the majority of busy companies whose priority was [...]
A couple of weeks ago, when Pinterest was buzzing around the ‘Twittersphere’ (and pretty much everywhere else) we just knew that we had to get in on the exciting conversation. We decided to write about whether or not Pinterest was ready for tech brands rather than just about Pinterest itself. We shared our post in [...]
In a strange reversal of direction, Twitter has decided to take their marketing strategy offline, with a new agency brought in and tasked with considering every possible avenue for new advertising, including TV. While Google has regularly taken its advertising offline with print and TV slots, and with the rise of connected TVs giving social [...]
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 [...]
Reading an article on the rift that sometimes develops between IT support and the rest of the workforce got us thinking about the role of IT in small businesses. Many won’t have internal IT support, relying on outsourced services. However, technology has a role to play in every single business, regardless of size or sector. [...]
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. [...]
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...