2011 has been and gone, and it was a whirlwind year for technology. Google made a play in the social space, Amazon dipped its toe into the tablet market and Apple continued to dominate pretty much everything. It was the year of iPhone vs Android, with Apple suing various Android producers over numerous patent infringements. [...]
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. [...]
The first ever computer mouse was invented in 1963, a dark metallic square prototype with mechanical wheels (not a mouse ball) that made contact with the working surface in order to move the on-screen cursor. Fast forward to the present and we see mice that have USB capability, models that are wireless, host multiple buttons [...]
A couple of weeks ago, we asked you – our blog readers – for some suggestions regarding small or big ways that we could improve our blog. After taking all of your wonderful ideas to the drawing board, we have come back and are proud to announce that we have now implemented the following changes: [...]
Ever since the launch of the first iPad, there have been numerous tablets introduced into the market. From the Blackberry Playbook to the various Android tablets, none seem to master productivity improvements quite like the HP TouchPad. The TouchPad is great for the average consumer but really excels for business professionals who need high levels [...]
Advanced 365 highlights the key factors that organisations must consider before moving across to a cloud computing model. The hype surrounding cloud computing is expected to reach unprecedented levels over the next few years. According to recent research by analyst Gartner, CIOs view the cloud as their top technology priority for 2011 and it expects [...]
So, I’ve been looking into the new Thunderbolt High Speed Connector, and thought I should write a blog post on my thoughts. Personally, I think the previous name, Light Peak, sounds a lot cooler than Thunderbolt, but I guess that doesn’t really matter. What’s in a name? Anyway, on to the analysis. With Thunderbolt, ultimately [...]
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...