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 [...]
When mentioning the word ‘cookies’, in this tech-savvy world more of us will think of the tracking tools used by websites than that much-loved teatime snack. And if you’re not already thinking this way, from next month you will have to. From 26th May 2011, every website operating in the UK had to do two [...]
Out of all of the other elements of a business’ IT systems, the humble printer is often the most neglected. Too often a business will choose the cheapest model it can find, not realising that in the long run this can be the more expensive option. The right printer for a business can help it [...]
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 [...]
Ever heard of a company deliberately trying to kill off one of its own products? No, neither had we. But then Microsoft did just that, with its dinosaur of an offering IE6. And now, the imminent demise of IE6 is a cause for celebration at Microsoft HQ, with them baking a cake to mark the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
There’s some new research doing the rounds showing that there’s an increasing demand for IT workers in the private sector. According to a study by Metaskil, demand for IT candidates has gone up nearly 40 per cent in private companies compared with three years ago. So does this mean that private sector investment is actually [...]
Over the past few months, data security and mobile working have been popular topics on our blog. In particular, you may remember reading about data backup with the LaCie Cloudbox as well as mobile working and the importance of security. With data moving to the cloud and workers becoming more remote, issues of security and [...]
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...