Posted on May 18 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Despite the widespread availability of notepad apps for tablets and smartphones, 91% of people still attend meetings armed with a pen and paper, according to a survey by stationery brand Rhodia. The Rhodia Art of Writing survey highlights the enduring appeal of handwritten notes in the office and in the home. Three quarters of survey respondents still write shopping lists in the traditional manner,...

Posted on May 17 2016 - 10:56am by John Peters
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Mainland UK is a divided kingdom – or at least that’s the way it sometimes seems; split between between North and South, haves and have-nots, in-ers and out-ers. Now, the CBI and IBM are warning of a divide between businesses that have embraced digitisation (55%) and those that haven’t (45%). They argue that this split is bad not only for digital laggards, but for the nation as a whole, pointing...

Posted on May 17 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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With so much attention on digital collaboration, it’s easy to forget there’s still a place for whiteboards, flipcharts and marker pens. Here’s our quick guide to old-school collaboration solutions that don’t need a plug or network connection. Whiteboard paint Dry-erase whiteboard paint can transform your office walls into a whiteboard surface. A room completely painted with whiteboard paint...

Posted on May 16 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The WiT adjustable desk lamp is designed to reduce eyestrain when reading from a screen. A built-in light sensor detects the level of ambient light and adjusts light output accordingly. Alternatively, users can adjust brightness manually. WiT by Benq is available in five colours – red, blue, green, gold and silver – and illuminates an area 90cm wide. It costs £159. www.wit-lighting.com ...

Posted on May 15 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The Goodspeed 4G mobile hotspot MF900 works as a portable 4G router, converting a local 4G connection into a private WLAN connection that can be shared with up to 15 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously. The device can hold and automatically switch between ten local SIM cards. It has a maximum downlink speed of 150 Mbps and uplink speed of 50 Mbps. The rechargeable 3200mAh battery lasts for up to 12...

Posted on May 13 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Adam Elements has launched a successor to its award-winning iKlips Lightning flash drive. The improved iKlips DUO is designed to fit more iPhone/iPad cases and has a silicone body sleeve for added protection. The associated iKlips 2 app features 3D Touch support, password protection and integration with Apple’s Music app. www.adamelements.com ...

Posted on May 12 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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No larger than a business card, but capable of storing terabytes of data, the portable Samsung SSD T3 solid state drive enables consumers, content creators and business users to store and transfer large multimedia files between devices. With a shock-resistant metal case and frame, the T3 can withstand up to 1500G of force and a drop of up to two metres. Integrated Thermal Guard protection prevents...

Posted on May 11 2016 - 3:04pm by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on Connected bike light crowned winner of BT Infinity Lab SME Awards: Connected Cities

See.Sense, a company which aims to use technology to make cycling and cities safer and smarter, was crowned the overall winner of the BT Infinity Lab SME Awards 2016: Connected Cities, run in partnership with the Cabinet Office, MK:Smart* and TechHub. See.Sense won for its ICON intelligent and connected bicycle light, which was judged to have the greatest potential to make a difference to the cities...

Posted on May 11 2016 - 11:32am by Tayla Ansell
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Findings from the latest National PA Survey reveal that PAs are facing escalating workloads and greater responsibilities without a commensurate increase in pay. The survey of 1,000 PAs by Diversified Communications UK, organiser of office* (the UK’s leading annual two day exhibition and conference for PAs, EAs, VAs, secretaries, office managers and executive support professionals) reaffirmed last...

Posted on May 11 2016 - 10:23am by Tayla Ansell
Comments Off on Nominet encourages tradespeople to get online

The .uk domain, run by Nominet, is launching its new campaign to encourage tradespeople to get online. British tradespeople earn over £16,500 more a year by having their own website, new research from the .uk domain has found. Over a third (39%) are winning jobs outside their main patch and 36% are pulling in jobs from clients with heavyweight budgets. Despite the clear advantages of having a website,...