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MacBooks & Chromebooks: The End-of-life Problem

Thinking about getting MacBooks and Chromebooks for your business? Be careful, or you might be replacing them sooner than you want.


Both MacBooks and Chromebooks have grown in popularity in recent years, but the way they reach end of life could be a major drawback for businesses – particularly smaller organisations with limited budgets.

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3 Telltale Signs Your Legacy Systems Need To Be Replaced

Over the years, a business and its key operations may become reliant on ageing hardware and software systems. Known as legacy systems, the time comes when these systems' operational value is outweighed by the challenges of keeping them running optimally. Many businesses face this situation, including large organisations.

Decision-makers can be reluctant to change legacy systems for many reasons. These include cost and disruption to operations, particularly when a system performs a function that is bespoke to the organisation. Yet the risks involved in continuing to use legacy systems are considerable. Look out for the following indicators, which are warning signals that the time has come to replace them.

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Right-to-repair Laws For Technology Are Needed – And Fast

Current regulations are undeniably broken.


Right-to-repair laws, which dictate that manufacturers make goods that are easier to fix, benefit consumers and help reduce waste. But there aren’t enough of them, and they’re far too restricted in their scope.

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Are Your IT Solutions Too Complex?

Simplification can be helpful, but only if you do it right.


IT is complex – there’s simply no getting away from that. But just how complex it needs to be is another matter entirely. Far too often, businesses have IT solutions that are badly in need of simplification, but because they don’t realise this fact, they struggle on with what they have. So what’s the solution?

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5 Cool Technologies That Never Took Off

Sometimes, an interesting idea just isn’t enough


The graveyard of history is littered with technology products that failed because they were awful. Like the Nintendo Virtual Boy, an early virtual reality console with terrible graphics and a tendency to give users headaches. Or the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, with its tendency to explode and catch fire.

But not all failed tech products are bad. In fact, they can actually be pretty cool but, for one reason or another, they just don’t make it. Here, we tip our hats to five technologies and products

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What Are IT Bottlenecks, And How Do You Deal With Them?

Find that thing that's slowing you down and make it stop.


Everyone wants their IT solutions to work quickly, so they’re not left waiting for things to load or transfer. But it only takes one part of a computer or a network to slow you down, and that kind of limiting factor is referred to as a bottleneck.

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Do Small Businesses Need Servers?

Or can the cloud do it all instead?

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Security Isn’t The Only Reason To Invest In IT

Technology can make real, positive contributions to your business.


We write a lot about cyber security at TMB. It’s one of those unavoidable subjects that needs to be addressed, because it’s so important. But let's be honest: it’s not exciting. Most of the time, when it’s working, you’ll barely know it’s there, and it’s designed to protect your business, not to improve it. As much as security matters, though, there are many other reasons to invest in IT – in ways you’ll notice every day.

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HoloLens 2: Good For Business Or Not?


Is it time to augment your business reality?


In May 2018, we asked ‘Is the Microsoft HoloLens Worth It For SMEs?’ Now, as of yesterday, it’s time to ask whether the HoloLens 2 has worthwhile uses in a business setting or whether it’s merely a solution looking for a problem.

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TCO Certified Focuses On Extending Product Life Cycle


Updated criteria to aid in responsible purchasing choices.


Earlier this week, the world-leading sustainability certification for IT products, TCO Certified, launched the latest generation - the eigth, in fact - of its set of criteria.

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