11th October 2017

Microsoft finally admits defeat in the mobile war

A pretty big clue arrived last month when Bill Gates admitted that he had switched to an Android phone rather than a Windows one. Now senior executive Joe Belfiore, who had headed up the PC, tablet and smartphone efforts for Windows 10, has pretty much confirmed what most of us already knew. Windows 10 Mobile is not just pining for the fjords. It is an ex-OS. Okay, that’s maybe a slight exaggeration. Windows 10 is not being discontinued…yet. Microsoft will continue to support the operating […]
1st September 2017

Identity theft at epidemic levels.

Identity theft at epidemic levels warns fraud prevention service. Data fraud is achieving epidemic levels with about 500 cases happening in the UK consistently, as indicated by a leading fraud prevention servicet. Cifas is the UK’s driving cross-sector fraud prevention service and deals with the biggest confirmed fraud database in the country. In the half year of the year, the organisation recorded more than 89,000 cases of identity theft. That represented a 5% increase over a similar period in 2016 and was also another record […]
1st May 2017

The month ransomware hit the big time

May 2017 saw the WannaCry ransomware bring down the majority of the UK’s NHS IT systems and reduced many departments back to paper based systems where possible, surgery was cancelled and A&E departments warned the public to stay away. So what is ransomware? Ransomware is now one of the biggest threats to a company computer systems as it encrypts the files and displays a message requesting a ransom payment for the supply of the encryption key/program to unlock your files. The payment will be requested […]
1st April 2017

Dell 70″ display is ideal for the class room

The Dell C7017T 70-inch Interactive Conference Room screen is an ideal choice for both corporate and primary schools searching for that fully-collaborative solution that works for everyone. This superb 70-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) will enhance any conferencing or learning environments, with bold colours, and 10-point touch capabilities. It also supports hand and stylus interaction and comes with DisplayPort, USB, HDMI and VGA ports and optional wireless connectivity. Conveniently, it also ships with a wall-mount kit, so it’s ready to install right […]
1st March 2017

Wolf on the hunt in HP print security awareness

HP has created an imaginative series of videos that focus on the secure aspects of its Print solutions and is running an extensive campaign to highlight security awareness of networked printers.
1st February 2017

HPE enhances hybrid appeal

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has extended its range of mid-range solutions for hybrid IT. The new HPE ProLiant Easy Connect ML110 Managed Hybrid Server supports up to 150 users per site and offers businesses more control over management of both cloud-based and on-premises applications. The data management capabilities of the HPE StoreEasy 1650 have been enhanced to provide support for up to 280TB internally. They also now come with enhanced encryption and support for Microsoft Windows Storage Server. HPE is also adding integrated cloud backup to Microsoft […]
3rd January 2017

Send scanned documents straight to the cloud

Fujitsu has launched ScanSnap Cloud, adding the feature to its eponymous range of scanners and giving customers an even more convenient and faster way to send scanned images straight to cloud services. ScanSnap Cloud enables user to scan documents directly from Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 or iX100 directly to any cloud service, without needing to be connected to a PC or mobile device. Services such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and several other services are fully supported. The software now comes free with every ScanSnap scanner […]
1st December 2016

The secure way to charge all laptops overnight

The Kensington AC12 Security Charging Cabinet provides convenience and flexibility for schools that want to charge up different devices overnight. Instead of having range-specific power adapter built-in, it simply provides 12 AC plugs into which any type of adapter can be plugged. The cabinet itself has enough room to accommodate the power units of the device, and slide-out drawers make an easier check-in/check-out experience for teachers or administrators. It can take 12 devices measuring up to 14-inches.
1st November 2016

WD adds colour to SSD range

WD has unveiled its first own-branded SATA SSDs for systems builders. The WD Blue and WD Green boast near-maximum speeds for SATA drives, best-in-class endurance and MTTF and WD Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) Lab certification, resulting in quick boot times and increased program responsiveness. The WD Blue SSDs are optimised for multitasking and resource-heavy applications. They are available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities, and in both 2.5-inch/7mm case or M.2 2280 form factors. They offer up to 545MB/s and 525MB/s sequential read and write […]
10th October 2016

Converter King – New Website

Converter King – New Website The durable and well-presented three phase converters from Converter King is our latest in a long line of recent additions to our ecommerce websites. The site is running the latest version of our preferred on-line shop and integrated into pay as the preferred payment gateway. You can visit them in person at the Midlands Model Engineering Show from Thursday the 13th October to Sunday the 16th October 2016 or just use their shiny new website to place an order. We […]