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HoloLens 2: Good For Business Or Not?

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. Unveiled at a kick-off event […]

TCO Certified Focuses On Extending Product Life Cycle

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. The TCO Certified labelling scheme is the brainchild of Sweden-based TCO Development, and the scheme exists to help drive progress […]

Microsoft’s Black Friday Deals (2018)

Microsoft’s Black Friday Deals (2018)

Surface devices discounted It’s strange to think that Black Friday wasn’t a thing in the UK until relatively recently. The day was traditionally a one-day event, originating in the States, to mark the day after Thanksgiving and to act as the first day of the Christmas shopping season. UK retailers have really begun to take […]

Surface Go Adds 4G

Surface Go Adds 4G

Mobile connectivity gives Microsoft tablet a fresh look. During the summer, while we were all sweltering amid what would eventually turn out to be the joint hottest on record, Microsoft launched a tablet that could genuinely be seen as an alternative to Apple’s iPad (and Google’s Chromebooks, to boot). The light Surface Go tablet featured […]

It’s World Ecolabel Day!

It’s World Ecolabel Day!

Support sustainable IT products I’m not going to lie – there are more exciting days to celebrate. Birthdays, Easter, the launch of a a new Avengers film, to name but three. But World Ecolabel Day, which is today, is important, nonetheless. The initiative, of which Sweden-based TCO Development is a member, is designed to be […]

How Using A Default Password Can Put Your Business At Risk

How Using A Default Password Can Put Your Business At Risk

If it says ‘changeme’, please take the hint. The importance of strong passwords should be obvious, yet when it comes to IT hardware an alarming number of people never bother to set a password at all. Instead, they stick with the default password and happily go about using their equipment – completely oblivious to the […]

A Load Of Rubbish! IT Recycling And Disposal

A Load Of Rubbish! IT Recycling And Disposal

Who’s up for saving the planet? Classified ads site Craigslist is known the world over as a place to advertise goods and services to sell to others. You’ll find anything on there if you look hard enough. New homeowners can fill their bare new abode, keen sports fans can purchase memorabilia and equipment, and job-hunters […]

It Still Works: 6 Reasons Why IT Audits Are Important

It Still Works: 6 Reasons Why IT Audits Are Important

What’s okay today may not be so tomorrow. It Still Works… three words that anyone working in IT services will have heard at some point. It’s a perfectly valid objection to buying new technology: the existing solutions are functioning perfectly well, so why replace them? In other words, if it ain’t broke… Also, keeping what […]

Google Titan: What Is It, And Should You Use It?

Google Titan: What Is It, And Should You Use It?

Say bye bye to passwords? For a company of Google’s size, it seems appropriate for it to have a product called Titan. Released just a few days ago, Google Titan is a hardware-based authentication device that enables users to log into computers and accounts simply by plugging in a USB key and pressing a button. […]

Peripheral Vision: The Importance Of External Devices

Peripheral Vision: The Importance Of External Devices

Is your business using the right computing equipment? When considering IT budgets and workstation setups, it’s perhaps understandable that computer peripherals might not stir up much passionate debate. If a brand new laptop, desktop PC or smartphone are blockbuster purchases, peripherals are all too easily viewed as the bargain basement purchase from the local supermarket. […]

Foreshadow Is Part Of A Long-Term Problem, Says Security Expert

Foreshadow Is Part Of A Long-Term Problem, Says Security Expert

SonicWall’s CEO, Bill Conner, explains why processor vulnerabilities like Foreshadow aren’t going away. Foreshadow, the hardware-level processor flaw recently discovered in Intel chips isn’t the first of its kind – and won’t be the last. At the beginning of the year, there was widespread panic about Spectre and Meltdown, and although patches have been released to […]

Should Businesses Stop Using Fax Machines?

Should Businesses Stop Using Fax Machines?

New research suggests they’re a security risk. This week, a report from the BBC revealed that millions of fax machines are at risk from hackers, who only need to send a booby-trapped image to give them a way into corporate networks. From there, the criminals could easily steal data, install ransomware and cause all manner […]