Posted on Jul 27 2015 - 8:00am by John Peters
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iBeani holds iPads, tablets and e-readers at the perfect angle on any surface. Because it is a bean bag, it does not require a hard, level surface unlike other stands. It comes in 16 varieties with a selection of materials and designs to choose from. Prices start at £24.99. www.ibeani.co.uk ...

Posted on Jul 25 2015 - 8:00am by John Peters
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The stunning Silver Filigree Collection of journals from Paperblanks was inspired by covers created in France in 1697 to house Paradiesgärtlein, a text by Johann Arndt. The intricate collection is available in sizes Slim, Mini, Midi, Ultra and Grande. Prices start at £11.99. www.paperblanks.com ...

Posted on Jul 24 2015 - 4:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on The office is dead… long live the office

The UK’s office property sector, worth £2bn per annum, is undergoing fundamental change. Tim Meredith, a unified communications expert with Daisy Group, argues that thanks to the growth of cloud-based services and mobile devices, people no longer need a permanent desk and will increasingly work from home or utilise pay-as-you-use alternatives. “The business world has become extremely fast-paced...

Posted on Jul 24 2015 - 1:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on What’s new in inkjet printing

Business inkjet sales bucked the trend in the UK in the fist quarter of this year, with year-on-year shipments up 18.8%. Overall, the UK printer/MFP market fell by 6.4% in Q1, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). In Western Europe as a whole, printer sales grew 2.6% in unit terms and 8.4% in value in Q1, 2015, with double-digit increases in Finland, Spain and Greece. Highlights included...

Posted on Jul 23 2015 - 4:30pm by John Peters
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As InstaCloud launches a private cloud solution for smaller businesses, co-founder Steve Belton argues it is time more effort was made to explain the benefits of the cloud to SMEs In the last decade, cloud computing has been a game-changer for businesses of all sizes and particularly SMEs. More than 580,000 start-ups were registered with Companies House last year, and much of this growth can be put...

Posted on Jul 23 2015 - 1:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Easy mobile printing with International Paper

International Paper, manufacturer of the HP Everyday Papers range, has brought out a free mobile printing app to simplify printing from any Android/iOS smartphone or tablet to any wireless printer. Developed in conjunction with Dynamix US, LLC, Happy2Print can be used to print Microsoft Office documents, images, photos, web pages and email and attachments. Users of Android phones can also print contacts,...

Posted on Jul 23 2015 - 8:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on Beat jet-lag with HumanCharger

Jet-lag can affect performance at work and kill productivity but, with HumanCharger, travellers can beat jet-lag in half the usual time. HumanCharger alleviates the symptoms of jetlag by directing 12-minute beams of UV-free, blue-enriched bright light at the cranium through two earbuds. A clinical trial published in the medical journal Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance found that travellers...

Posted on Jul 22 2015 - 7:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on A UNIQUE BALREED EVENT AT THE NATIONAL CYCLING CENTRE VELODROME

DISCOVER YOUR ROUTE TO DOCUMENT EFFICIENCY THE NATIONAL CYCLING CENTRE VELODROME, STUART STREET, MANCHESTER, M11 4DQ Join us on a journey to discover how you can improve the efficiency and resilience of your document infrastructure, and control the costs of your document processes. WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2015 9.30AM TO 5PM At this open-house event you will see how Balreed can help you plot your journey...

Posted on Jul 22 2015 - 4:30pm by John Peters
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Office workers spend a lot of time sitting down, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, poor circulation and other conditions associated with sitting for prolonged periods. The free Varidesk app helps minimise the dangers by reminding you to stand up every hour. For maximum benefits, use it with a Varidesk sit-stand platform that can be retrofited to your existing desk (see photo)....

Posted on Jul 22 2015 - 1:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Panasonic has announced a new MFP for the small office, home office market.

The DP-MB311 represents a big step-up from Panasonic’s existing DP-MB310 MFP, with duplex printing at close to the rated speed, more memory (768MB vs. 64MB) and a doubling of both the duty cycle (to 100,000 pages per month) and print resolution (to 1200 x 1200 dpi). In addition, the DP-MB311 features WiFi and Gigabit connectivity and supports mobile and remote printing from smartphones and tablets....