Earlier this month Intel unveiled their Core vPro enterprise processors with Ivy Bridge architecture. Intel, who last year acquired McAfee for its security expertise, have embedded security and threat management features into the hardware of the vPro processors. With features like Identity Protection Technology for adding a second layer of user authentication and Active Management [...]
What are the benefits of the new processors for business users? Business users must be able to check emails, manage appointments, create documents, use spreadsheets, process data, crunch numbers, access the internet and often quickly switch between each of these tasks. A fast CPU is essential for multi-tasking when a variety of applications must be [...]
Ahead of the long anticipated launch of its 3rd generation Intel Core processor, codenamed Ivy Bridge, Intel has officially released the 7-series chipset family. The new chipsets, which include the HM75 and HM76 for laptops and the H77 for desktops, will be used in a range of motherboards, designed to unlock all the benefits of [...]
Fujitsu has done away with an optical disk drive in its latest LifeBook models and has replaced it with something that is much more impressive: a pico projector (or mini beamer). Just imagine having the option to press a button on the side of your laptop and being able to project a movie, presentation or [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Ok, so most businesses tend to buy their machines ready built. But why? The chances are you’re reading this blog because you’re the more tech savvy one in your business. If you’re an IT manager you may already know how to build a PC. In that case this post isn’t for you, but we would [...]
Mobile working has been a hot topic this month. With more and more businesses investing into this new way of working, laptops are becoming a necessity – not just for the work place but for home use as well. Here at BT Business Direct we’re excited about the launch of the new Toshiba R8 business [...]
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...