Becoming a Paperless Office

Posted by on September 29, 2014 | No Comments

The ‘Paperless Office’ has been the ideal for businesses since the 70’s, however, people’s reluctance to stop using paper altogether has still a long way to go.

Despite the environmental benefits of going ‘paperless’ and the obvious cost saving effects of reduced paper consumption the embedded office culture still obstructs these advantages. The habit of writing things down to be typed up, or stored digitally to be printed out is inherent in the majority of working environments.

Although we are moving in the right direction as we move from servers to online storage in “the cloud”, according to The Economist a paperless office is still a long way off in the future. We can be more hopeful of such a way of life as the younger generations become more involved in their own careers with their experience of a lifetime online.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/09/
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The Apple Watch

Posted by on October 14, 2014 | No Comments

Following on from the much anticipated iPhone 6, Apple announced their new ‘Apple watch’ (as opposed to ‘iWatch’). It may be a wonderful gadget, but is it a useful business tool?

Previously, smart watches have not taken off in the sense that they have failed to be regarded as an essential accessory up there with the smart phone. One notable smart watch is the Moto360 which has previously been labelled as ‘trying to do too much’.

Does this mean that Apple could enter and dominate the market with their brand? Well, the biggest selling point for the Apple Watch seems to be its ability to monitor your health and personal fitness, and notifying you of e-mails (although it’s not recommended you try to read them on there). The major criticism of it is that it needs an iPhone to work in conjunction with, rather than as a stand-alone accessory.

If you’re still keen to get your hands on the Apple Watch however, you won’t be looking at getting it any sooner than early 2015. We’ll keep you posted.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/09/
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Christmas Opening Hours

Posted by on December 23, 2016 | No Comments

During Christmas, our opening hours will be as follows:

Monday 26th December 2016 Closed
Tuesday 27th December 2016 Closed
Wednesday 28th December 2016 09.30 to 16.30
Thursday 29th December 2016 09.30 to 16.30
Friday 30th December 2016 09.30 to 16.30
Monday 2nd January 2017 Closed
Tuesday 3rd January 2017 Return to regular hours

Merry Christmas and a big ‘Thank You’ to all of our customers!

Mark and the team.

 

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Using Online Storage Services

Posted by on July 20, 2014 | No Comments

If you’re still sceptical about the benefits of online storage services, let us highlight some of the acknowledged benefits for your smaller business.

Cloud software is becoming broader in scope and usage. Packages such as Microsoft Office 365 includes email, calendars, conferencing, website building tools and access to the Microsoft Office desktop suite used by millions of businesses across the globe.

The biggest advantage is its assistance of managing projects and collaborating much more effectively with your customers. Other benefits include heightened security for your business that storing vital information on site cannot always guarantee, with all your information backed up and retrievable within the online database.

Online storage services have become a huge factor of commercial competiveness. The ease smaller businesses can have from keeping information in a more accessible form is something that can benefit across the whole organisation internally and externally.

http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/partner-zone-microsoft/cloud-computing-perfect-small-businesses

Are slates and tablets right for your business?

Posted by on August 14, 2014 | No Comments

It was only a year ago when the iPad was considered a netbook killer, but people are still questioning whether tablets are able to replace an actual laptop.

They’re great for surfing the web, checking your emails and reading digital magazines or eBooks. Their convenient and practical nature was originally thought best for recreational purposes such as searching Facebook, playing games or watching movies etc.

However as the industry begins to adapt to the demand for tablets, so does the increase in apps tailored to assisting a business. Dropbox and iCloud exist to overcome the limited storage disadvantages such as in the case of downloading apps.

When deciding whether or not slates or tablets are good for your business it comes down to the original idea that Tablets are better for play and some work, and laptops are better for work and some play.

http://blog.laptopmag.com/tablets-vs-laptops-whats-best-for-you

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