With Windows 8 being released today, we thought we’d take the time to look at 8 features that will hopefully make Microsoft’s latest OS a revolution rather than an evolution. As many of you will know, Windows 8 hasn’t been designed specifically with the traditional desktop in mind. Instead of focusing just on the office worker, Microsoft [...]
You may have read our recent post about the popularity of ultrabooks, so-called because they combine performance with long battery life and reduced size and weight. But if you’re a cloud advocate and want a simple and efficient laptop, you might want to consider the Chromebook. The first wave of Chromebooks was released last year [...]
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 [...]
IT leaders speaking at the Computing Roundtable on Nov. 4th told attendees that they do not think that they will have the financial resource to scale up their infrastructure to take advantage of big data and are looking to the cloud for the answer instead. Big data can include social media content, email, HTML pages, [...]
As is typically the trend with IT, enterprise-class technology finds its way to smaller businesses over time, and even eventually to consumers. This ‘trickle down’ effect is common in many industries, but perhaps it’s never more true than in IT. As Moore’s Law has stayed true and ensured the cost of technology halves every 18 [...]
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 [...]
Last week, we wrote about specialist IT workers in cloud computing. This week, we are looking to other departments such as finance and marketing that could potentially bypass the IT department, saving on cost and potentially harnessing large amounts of data themselves or outsourcing to cloud providers. Companies need to be able to filter, sort [...]
A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the increasing demand for IT workers in the private sector. This week, we have shifted focus to IT workers who have skills specifically in cloud computing. After Google announced that it was setting up a London base for high tech entrepreneurs and Amazon publicised a series of [...]
A few weeks ago we introduced the latest Windows 8 details and features as announced at the D8 conference. Since the Microsoft BUILD event which took place on 13th September, more details have surfaced regarding the operating system. No doubt we’ll be seeing more developments arise over the coming months until its release mid 2012. [...]
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...