Using IT on the Move

Posted by on August 22, 2014 | No Comments

Using your technology outside of a Wi-Fi connection has been known to be costly. As the introductory hype to 4G dies down, now has become the best time to look at the prices and evaluate the benefits of paying more for 4G.

Although each network claims to provide a different rate of 4G, actual theoretical maximum download speeds prove to be much slower. However, it is still faster than what most people get on fixed-line ADSL connections and laptops connected to 4G now deliver a “near-identical” experience to that of one connected to Wi-Fi.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/390364/what-s-the-best-4g-network-in-the-uk

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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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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

Winner – Richmond Business Awards 2015

Posted by on November 18, 2015 | No Comments

We won! Best Professional Practice 2015! Thanks to all of our customers, and our staff – what an amazing achievement, we were up against some really good (and much bigger) companies. Have a look at our Twitter page for some updates: https://twitter.com/marklilleyman

 

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Google Glass arrives – but what’s the point of it?

Posted by on May 24, 2013 | No Comments

Google Glass is now being launched – a pair of spectacles that feeds a continuous data update into your line of vision. But how does that affect you, the small business owner? And will wearable computing ever achieve mass acceptance?

The onward march of the integration of computers into our lives continues. For anybody who hasn’t heard of Google’s latest innovation, Google Glass presents the user with a pair of spectacles that will give the user a heads-up feed of whatever they need to know.

But will people take to it? From first impressions, it does look a bit geeky wearing strange spectacles, and people have reported annoyed feelings of losing that eye to eye contact when someone checks their e-mail half-way through a conversation, but it’s less intrusive than checking your mobile phone for e-mails whilst someone is talking to you.

From a small business-owner perspective, it does bring home the need to be ‘out there’, to be listed and ranked with Google, on whatever medium comes next. And that’s perhaps why they’re doing it.

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