Posted on Aug 27 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The Minkels MatrixCube is a mini data centre for small and medium-sized companies that prefer to keep their IT infrastructure in- house. MatrixCube is available now in Belgium and the Netherlands, with launches in the UK and other European countries to follow. www.minkels.com ...

Posted on Aug 26 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The Barisieur – a sort of hipster Teasmaid – is described as the world’s first coffee-making alarm clock. Before going to sleep, just add water, milk and coffee or tea, set your alarm and the brew time for your drink and wake up to an invigorating coffee or cuppa. Find out more on Kickstarter. www.barisieur.com ...

Manchester-based information, communication and technology services provider Brother UK has been named as Official Shirt Sponsor of Stalybridge Celtic Football Club. The National League North club from Stalybridge, Greater Manchester will wear the Brother logo on the front of its home and away kits for the remainder of the 2016/17 season. The deal is Brother UK’s second partnership with a football...

Apple has lost its usual ‘leader’ position to Android in the battle for smartphone performance according to the Q2 2016 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report released today by Blancco Technology Group. The failure rate for Apple devices more than doubled from 25% in Q1 to 58% in Q2 while Android device performance showed improvement, dropping from 44% to 35%. This ‘failure...

Posted on Aug 25 2016 - 9:18am by Tayla Ansell
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When selecting a new HQ it’s important to get things right as the quality and location of a company’s premises greatly affects how consumers and their own employees perceive them, a new survey by business address provider ava highlights. More than three quarters (78%) of respondents said they do judge a business based on its premises to some degree. One in three people (32%) said that...

Posted on Aug 25 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Kolbak is a stylish new range of seating for reception areas and breakout spaces.Rhubarb Solutions is offering a number of different tyles and sizes to choose from, including single and double-seater units, high and low backed seating, stools and corner units. www.rhubarbsolutions.co.uk ...

Posted on Aug 24 2016 - 11:17am by Tayla Ansell
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More than one in ten (12%) British workers have left previous jobs to become ‘funtrepreneurs’, pursuing a career they are passionate about, according to research from Samsung Electronics UK, in association with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) and YouGov. Samsung has released the results of the survey to coincide with the launch of the TabPro S, a 2-in-1 Windows tablet...

Posted on Aug 24 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Amid rising concern about the effects of indoor air pollution, Emerald Air is seeking crowd-funding for a new smart air system for offices and homes. The Emerald Air consists of two devices that can operate together or independently of each other: an Emerald air sensor that monitors pollutant, temperature and humidity levels, displaying the results on a smartphone app; and an Airadicate smart air...

Posted on Aug 23 2016 - 2:45pm by Tayla Ansell
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Seven out of ten (69%) British workers claim their workplace is a health hazard, according to an online survey by personal injury solicitors Hayward Baker. One third (35%) of the 1,019 workers who completed the survey say they have picked up an illness at work, with 18% claiming to have been struck down with food poisoning or a stomach bug because of dirty conditions. A further 39% have suffered an...

Posted on Aug 23 2016 - 10:43am by Tayla Ansell
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More than half (52%) of small firms have been stung by unfair contract terms with suppliers, new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests, costing nearly £4 billion in the last three years. The research reveals that suppliers are failing to make auto-rollover clauses clear up front (24%), tying businesses into lengthy notice periods (22%), charging high early termination fees...