HP have come a long way since their first inkjet debuted on the market in 1988; the pricey introductory model was capable of single sheet printing at 2 pages per minute. 25 years later and the lowly Inkjet has rapidly upped its game. In the past, Inkjets were always thought of as Laser’s poor relation [...]
In my last post, Business Buyers Guide – Toner Cartridges – Originals vs Compatibles, I concluded that for quality, reliability and even price I would opt for original toner over compatibles. The only area that I didn’t touch upon was the environmental impact … Remanufactured cartridges may seem environmentally-friendly because they’re produced with reused materials, [...]
Basically you’ve got three options when stocking up on toner cartridges for your laser printer: Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) – made by the printer manufacturer Compatible toner cartridge – made by a 3rd party with all new compatible parts Remanufactured toner cartridge – a reconditioned OEM cartridge that is refilled Pros and cons of using [...]
The mobile office is becoming more and more commonplace. Numerous surveys indicate the benefits of flexible working and working from home, commuting has always provided a bit of pre-office prep, and from presentation to pitch the life of many businesspeople is decidedly on the road. Computing is, unsurprisingly, becoming increasingly mobile, with ever more portable, [...]
Do you find that traditional PCs are impractical in a compacted office environment, but you’re not prepared to switch to a smaller machine or laptop? If you answered ‘yes’, the chances are you’ll be anticipating the upcoming release from HP of their Z1, the world’s first all-in-one workstation with a 27” display. The Z1 grew [...]
When it comes to satisfaction guarantee, HP is totally confident. So confident in fact that if you aren’t happy with your new laptop they will give you a 100% refund. The HP Business Promise gives customers the chance to return their notebook after 30 days if they aren’t entirely satisfied. Plus, now they are [...]
The blog team at BT Business Direct has decided to round-up our most popular posts of 2011 in order to celebrate our 100th online post. We would like to thank you for reading our blog and we would love to hear your thoughs on our top 5 posts. In addition, if there is something you want [...]
In keeping with our storage theme for this month (see our NAS post from last week), this week we thought it would be useful to offer some tips on how to swap out the hard drive in your blade server, in the event that the drive has failed or you simply want to upgrade it. [...]
Many thanks for all of your votes, we had a great response and we are pleased to announce the winners. The winners are, as voted for by you: Best Memory Manufacturer – Kingston Best Printer Manufacturer – HP Best Components Manufacturer – Intel Best Networking Manufacturer – Cisco Best Storage Manufacturer – Samsung Best Software [...]
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 [...]
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...