Although it’s been around since the 1960s, virtualisation is a technology that is still developing and improving in many exciting ways. Fuelled by faster, more accessible broadband connectivity, it offers massive potential for businesses and other organisations.
In this guide, we’ll explain what virtualisation is, how it works and what it can do for you.Read More »
Apple is rightly getting flak for this pricy piece of metal
This week, the technology community reeled in shock as Apple unveiled a monitor stand that costs $999.
Even for Apple, which has a long history of pushing its luck on pricing, this is clearly excessive. Not only were there audible boos when the stand was announced at the company’s World Wide Developer’s Conference in San Jose, it soon attracted criticism from the press. “There's no defending Apple's ridiculous $1,000 monitor stand,” said Wired. “A $999 monitor stand is everything wrong with Apple today,” claimed Engadget.Read More »
And why hardware upgrades are inevitable.
Just like property leases and utilities, IT is an ongoing expense for any business. As well as subscription payments for services like managed helpdesk support, antivirus and Office 365, every few years most organisations have to replace hardware items – sometimes at great expense. Why? Because computers get slower, more unstable and eventually become so unbearable, upgrading is the only real solution.
If you’re picking up the cheque for a bunch of new PCs, you might well wonder why this happens at all. Is it something that can be avoided?Read More »
A phone is a phone is a phone
If you’re lucky enough to be able to choose your own work phone or if you’re buying for someone else in your organisation, then you’ll no doubt want to know which is the best phone for business. But the truth is it barely matters, and it’s likely the one you already own is more than good enough.Read More »
If you like losing money, hop on board. Otherwise, you should hold off for now.
Depending on who you talk to, cryptocurrency is either the best modern invention since the smartphone or it’s nothing more than a hyped-up Ponzi scheme covered by a thin veil of mainstream acceptability. Previously, when TMB wrote about this subject, we predicted big players like Bitcoin might have the staying power to survive any kind of crash in the cryptocurrency market, but we recommended that SMEs should probably avoid getting involved – at least for now. But more than a year has passed since we wrote that, so what about now? Is cryptocurrency worth it?Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
Scheme launched as part of London Mayor’s wider Economic Development Strategy.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has published his strategy for making the capital a fairer, more inclusive city, the Economic Development Strategy. As part of that strategy, plans are in place to help small businesses take advantage of London’s technology and artificial intelligence sectors, both described as “flourishing”.Read More »
We take a look at some of the current stories surrounding this new technology.
Are consumers willing to pay for 5G? Not according to research from PwC. A recent survey carried out in the US asked 1,000 people about their awareness of 5G, their expectations of the technology and, crucially, their willingness to pay for it. While the research showed that 5G has an opportunity to improve people’s current perceptions of the mobile web experience (only half of respondents stated that they were currently completely satisfied with their mobile internet service) and that the idea of 5G appeals to the majority of consumers, only a third stated that they were willing to pay more for 5G.Read More »