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Several new phones to launch in 2016

December 29th, 2015

There was a plethora of phone releases in 2015, but not a lot of game-changers hit the market. That looks set to change in 2016, with major players like Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and many others gearing up for major phone launches in the coming year.

2016’s possible security problems

December 28th, 2015

Female hand with notebook marks 8 MarchAs a small or medium-sized business owner or manager, it’s only to be expected that you want to keep your company safe from cyber attacks and hacking attempts. But how much do you really know about online safety? With massive corporations such as Sony falling victim to attack, cyber security has never been more in the public eye.

The link between big data and profit

December 25th, 2015

Investor with growth chart of profits.Pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box, keeping someone in the loop. All of these phrases, and countless more, have had their turn in the corporate spotlight. Thankfully now, in most working environments, they have been consigned to history. However, one buzzword is making the rounds at the moment and – unlike some of its predecessors – it actually means something: here we take a look at “big data.

Do.com: enjoy more productive meetings

December 25th, 2015

Smiling group of successful business people on a meetingMeetings that result in little more than wasted hours are counter-productive and a surprisingly large drain on resources. After all, if your best people are spending the majority of their working day locked in a meeting room, drinking endless cups of coffee, making copious notes, and yet leaving with little or nothing to show for it, you’re quite simply throwing money down the drain.

How to use data to add business value

December 23rd, 2015

Light Bulbs on vector technology pattern BackgroundIt’s one thing to look at and collect your business’s data, but how do you actually go about turning that wealth of information into something meaningful you can use as a force to propel your organization on to bigger and better things? Data mining can be a daunting task, and may well make a regular appearance at the very bottom of your to-do list, but there are ways of tackling this seemingly insurmountable challenge.

Interruption insurance for businesses

December 22nd, 2015

BusinessContinuity_Dec22_BYou are protecting your small or medium-sized business with insurance – of course you are. But is that really enough? The recent increase in natural disasters has led savvy business owners to also take out business interruption insurance, which covers many additional scenarios in the event that you are unable to carry on operating.

Twitter alerts users to cyber attacks

December 18th, 2015

Security_Dec18_BWhile a small number of Facebook and Google users have, in the past, been warned that their accounts may have been hacked into by something called a “state-sponsored actor”, users of social media platform Twitter have largely escaped unscathed by the phenomenon.

How Google overcomes secure browsing issues

December 17th, 2015

Security_Dec17_BAs end users of Google’s suite of productivity enhancing tools, we have a right to know that the company is doing everything in its power to protect its billions of users – whether they are working from a desktop, browsing while they are on the go, or working remotely.

Don’t download that health app just yet

December 17th, 2015

HealthcareIT_Dec17_AMobile health applications have been growing in popularity but this doesn’t necessarily mean their effectiveness is improving. In fact, doctors have called for greater oversight and regulation when it comes to health apps as many have never been truly tested.

Choosing your MacBook: which one is best?

December 15th, 2015

AppleMacOS_Dec15_BWhen it comes to purchasing a new MacBook, there are four main options available: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro with Retina display, and the new 12-inch MacBook. Each model comes with different display resolutions, configurations, and various custom-made options.