Bett Show Review 2019
Technology in education is advancing, but are UK students being left behind? The 35th annual Bett Show saw more than 34,000 attendees walk through the doors of London’s ExCel between 23-26 January with hopes of finding inspiration and to discuss the future of education. A robotic Transformer certainly captured everyone’s attention as it danced down […]Read more >
The Essential Guide to Buying a Rugged Smartphone
The key features you need to look for when it comes to buying a rugged smartphone. Whether you’re a builder using a camera to take pictures of a site, or a plumber using a torch to light up a dark and damp space, a smartphone is arguably a tradesman’s most important tool.Read more >
Your Network Firewall: To Manage or Not to Manage? [Infographic]
We look at the benefits of both managed and in-house firewall approaches. To manage or not to manage? That is the firewall question. But answering it needn’t be difficult. As the main line of defence against external threats, your network firewall needs regular updates and maintenance – and paying no attention to it makes your […]Read more >
Moving Your Numbers to VoIP
Switching to VoIP-based solutions is becoming increasingly popular among businesses. This is thanks to reduced costs and greater flexibility. But what happens to your existing numbers when making the switch? How easy is it to port a phone number over? And what steps can you take to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as […]Read more >
Your GDPR Action Plan For Mobile
Seven considerations for developing a security strategy for your mobile estate. If the events of this year have taught us anything, it’s that when it comes to organisations handling data, consumer distrust is at an all-time high. End users have become increasingly wary of where their information goes, how it’s being used and who is […]Read more >
Straight Talking: Why the Sector Needs to Find its Voice
Why VoIP should be the next port of call on the journey to digital transformation. “When procuring new or existing services, public sector organisations should consider and fully evaluate potential cloud solutions first before considering any other option.”Read more >
The Future of Mobile for a Modern Workforce
Find out what the future holds for mobile and how it can help your business move forward. Most of us will struggle to imagine a life without mobile phones, but the reality is, it’s only been in the last two decades that mobile phones as we know them, have been in existence.Read more >
10 Top Tips for Organising a Successful Conference Call [Infographic]
From knowing your participants to securing the call, see our tips for organising a conference call. Conference calling makes it possible for anyone, anywhere, to connect with colleagues and participate in project discussions, in an easy and accessible way. By saving time and money on logistics and travel, holding a telephone or video conference is […]Read more >
What are the Advantages of VoIP?
We look at the advantages of VoIP and how it’s taken the business world by storm. Although VoIP technology has been around since the mid-1990s, a significant proportion of the UK’s existing infrastructure had needed to catch up before it became the widespread solution it is today, meaning more significant investment in fibre and Ethernet […]Read more >
What Does ISDN 2025 Mean For Your Business?
What actions your business may need to take before the big ISDN switch off. If your business’ phone calls are handled by a private automatic branch exchange (PABX) system it will almost certainly be connected to the telephone network using an ISDN line. But by 2025, BT is planning to switch off both the ISDN […]Read more >
Digital Infrastructure in Higher Education [Infographic]
How HE institutes can tackle the challenges of providing the perfect digital environment. The students of today and tomorrow are digital natives expecting more from technology than their predecessors. With the average student now owning seven internet-ready devices, a ‘connected’ campus shapes as much of their higher education years just as much as the ‘physical’.Read more >
6 Ways Your Organisation Can Benefit From WiFi
Download our interactive guide that gives example scenarios of how WiFi can solve common business challenges.Read more >
Mobile Device Management Explained
Mobile computing devices are now regarded as an essential business tool. Mobile computing devices such as tablets and smartphones have increased in both power and affordability over the years. According to market research company Forrester, 66% of employees now use two or more devices at work and such devices deliver huge benefits in terms of […]Read more >
The Benefits of SD-WAN [Infographic]
From improved agility to greater cost savings, four BIG reasons SD-WAN makes sense. Imagine a network that evolved in line with the needs of your business; saved more of your employees time and applied the same zero-risk approach to security as you do– all while reducing your business’ carbon footprint and overall spend.Read more >
What is Dedicated Internet Access and Why Does Your Business Need It?
Understanding broadband’s limitations and why it may be time for a change. The internet has never been more important in our lives than it is today. The rise of cloud-based applications, smart devices and machines, and internet-based communication tools have placed a greater importance on the reliability of an internet connection.Read more >
Introducing Daisy SD-WAN
Harness full visibility and total control of all your business networks. Whether your business operates from two sites or two hundred sites, selecting the right technology to connect them all is traditionally a real challenge.Read more >
Four Real Business Benefits of SD-WAN
From automation to advanced threat protection, how SD-WAN can help transform your business. It is a truth universally acknowledged that humans want two things: to be in control and to have things fast – think fast food, fast cars and fast internet speeds. Waiting for anything can feel like a death sentence and in the […]Read more >
Behind the Times: Why Slow Connectivity Can Cost You More Than Money
Is it high time your business connectivity was brought up to speed? Poor internet connectivity costs the average UK office worker 40 minutes each day, which leads to 21 wasted days each year at a cost of up to £2,100 – more than the average amount of annual leave. This is all caused by timewasting […]Read more >
What’s the Gig Deal? The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme Explained [Infographic]
We break down the what, the why and the how of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. With demand for greater, quicker connectivity set to accelerate over the next few years, more and more businesses are now looking for the next key step in reliable, future-proof networks.Read more >
What is the Difference Between LAN and WAN?
Terms such as LAN and WAN are commonly used, but what is the difference between them? People working in the IT industry love to use jargon and acronyms, so it’s not surprising that when it comes to networking, things can seem a bit confusing. Terms such as LAN, WAN and WLAN are now in common […]Read more >
What is SD-WAN? [Infographic]
We break down the what, the how and the why of the next-generation WAN technology. The days of traditional hub-and-spoke WAN architectures are long gone. In order to free their connectivity and strengthen their security defences, businesses of all shapes and sizes need to be able to centrally monitor WAN sites, manage traffic between those […]Read more >
Types of Broadband Internet Connections
When thinking about connecting your business to the internet, broadband comes to mind. You probably already have broadband at home. You understand how it works, and all broadband is the same, right?Read more >
Right Place, Right Time: The Efficient Retail Model
We look at the technologies retailers can wield in order to transform their business. It’s been a tough old year for retail. The number of high street favourites succumbing to the threat of administration rose in 2017 for the first time in five years as companies battled against rising wage costs, a weaker pound and […]Read more >
What is Ultrafast Broadband?
Find out what ultrafast broadband is and how it could help transform your business. Internet connectivity is an essential tool for businesses. We rely on it for communications such as email, instant messaging and voice over IP (VoIP) telephony services, amongst others. Any loss in connectivity is expensive for a business but can be especially […]Read more >
Five Signs Your Business is Ready for an Ethernet Upgrade [Infographic]
We look at the most common tell-tale signs that your business needs better connectivity. As a business, it can be difficult to pinpoint the reasons behind gradual decreases in efficiency and why your workforce are becoming increasingly disgruntled. But often, the answer is staring at you square in the face – perhaps via a slow-loading […]Read more >
What is Contention?
Learn exactly what contention is and what it means for you and your business. The dictionary definition of contention is “a heated disagreement”. And while the internet may well cause heated disagreements in terms of whose turn it is on the iPad or which movie you’re going to stream, in technical terms contention is something […]Read more >
The Importance of Backup for Mobile
Learn why backup for mobile devices is becoming increasingly important. Whether it’s our personal lives or time spent at work, the majority of us are reliant on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. And while this provides incredible convenience and has transformed the way we go about our everyday tasks, it also raises a number […]Read more >
What is Bandwidth?
Find out what bandwidth is, where it comes from and how it is consumed. In the early days of the internet, there wasn’t a great deal of choice about how you connected, it was dial-up or nothing. But the introduction of broadband opened up a whole new array of reliable connection options and over the […]Read more >
What is Ethernet?
Find out what Ethernet is and the benefits a dedicated connection could offer your business. Ethernet is a system which allows individual computers to communicate with each other and is the most commonly used local area networking (LAN) technology, so if you use a computer on an office network it’s almost certainly communicating via Ethernet.Read more >
What is the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme?
Watch to learn everything you need to know about the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. Following on from the successful Superfast Britain scheme, the UK government has launched a new initiative allowing eligible businesses to apply for government grants, issued in the form of vouchers, of up to £2,500 to cover the costs of upgrading to a gigabit-capable internet connection.Read more >
What is Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN)?
As businesses embark on digital transformation they often start to expand to multiple sites. Not only do they require high-quality internet connectivity, but they also need to explore wide area network options to enable seamless and secure communication between sites.Read more >
Broadband Drag Race: The Need for Speed [Infographic]
Understand what broadband connection options are available to your business. It’s easy to go for the fastest and latest that’s out there when looking for business tools. And while it’s true that no business today can exist without a fast and reliable internet connection, the quickest may not necessarily best suit your needs – much […]Read more >
Jargon Busting: 2018 Buzzwords in Plain English
From digital transformation to GDPR, we simplify popular business buzzwords for 2018. Should you be afraid of big or dark data? How do you connect to the Internet of Things (IoT)? How painful is it to undergo a digital transformation? And how close is artificial intelligence (AI) to overthrowing the human race?Read more >
The 5G Business Opportunity
How could the arrival of 5G mobile connectivity impact how UK businesses operate? The smartphone changed the way we work forever. Often referred to as a millennial’s Swiss army knife, mobile devices and their accompanying apps have enabled businesses to be more productive than ever before.Read more >
Your Roadmap to Becoming a Truly Digital Business [Infographic]
A step-by-step roadmap to help businesses invest in the right technology to get ahead of the game. The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at the speed of light, and with that comes a huge demand for all of the latest in technology to help businesses stand out from their competitors.Read more >
How SD-WAN Can Reduce Your Networking Costs
How SD-WAN allows businesses to operate in more eco-friendly ways whilst reducing costs. New networking technologies that can potentially improve the performance of a small business are constantly being developed. However, most businesses already have existing infrastructure in place. That means emerging technologies face¬ an uphill battle towards being adopted and have to demonstrate real […]Read more >
GDPR Compliance: An Explanation for SMBs
A simple guide on how small to medium-sized businesses can achieve GDPR compliance. With businesses across the country scrambling to get their heads around GDPR regulations coming in on May 25th, we take a look at a simple guide to achieve compliance.Read more >
What the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme Means for SMBs
How SMBs across the UK can gain access to gigabit-capable connections. Technology is constantly improving, and few technologies have brought more benefit to businesses than fast, reliable internet connections. Yet many small businesses are not able to take advantage of improvements, either due to regional availability issues or simple cost – often a business has […]Read more >
Striking the Balance: 8 Things Your Employees Want From You [Infographic]
Other than money, here are some of the key things today’s workers look for from an employer. 47% of British workers will look to move jobs in 2018 according to a recent study. This provides businesses with the perfect opportunity to review their investment – both technological and human.Read more >
Q&A: To Switch or Not to Switch to Mobile Working?
Daisy’s digital expert shares his advice on how to make mobile working work. Agile working, mobile working and remote working – whatever you want to call it – the practice of allowing staff to work outside of the office is extremely popular among the majority of UK businesses.Read more >
Techin’ it Easy: Technology Hacks for Small Businesses
Try these low-budget shortcuts to help make your daily work life easier. Competing with industry giants and doing more with less in order to become more efficient are at the very top of every small business’ list of resolutions. But the disconnect between small budgets and big ideas all too often results in those resolutions […]Read more >
Why it’s Time to Put People at the Heart of Digital Transformation
Using technology to change a business isn’t just an IT initiative, it requires a culture change. Digital transformation. It’s the latest industry buzzword. Everyone is talking about it – and with good reason. It’s something that is affecting every single UK business. Hoteliers are using artificial intelligence chatbots to act as a hotel concierges. Plumbers […]Read more >
Technology in Retail: A Digital Odyssey
A free guide discussing how UK retailers of any size can thrive in a new landscape. Few business sectors have experienced such rapid, large-scale disruption as retail. In less than a decade, digital technology has fundamentally changed the way we shop. There’s been a proliferation in the way we browse, select, buy, provide feedback and […]Read more >
How Does Encryption Keep Data Secure?
As businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on data, it is vital that information is secure. Data security is not just important for business reasons but also to comply with new legislations such as the General Data Protection Regulation. There is a vast array of data security measures available, but when it comes to guarding your […]Read more >
MiFID II Summary
Find out what MiFID II is and what your business needs to do to be compliant. If your business operates within the financial services sector, then it is almost certainly going to be affected by a new piece of legislation coming from the EU. MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) is aimed at making the […]Read more >
GDPR: Your 168-Day Update
Just how ready are UK businesses for compliance with the upcoming EU Directive? As the clock counts down to 25th December, so too does the clock to 25th May next year when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into effect. Putting privacy front and centre, the regulation forces businesses to objectively and critically look […]Read more >
Business WiFi Explained
Find out about the things you need to consider when setting up a WiFi network for your business. Where a decade or so ago business computing would have largely revolved around the desktop, in recent years there’s been a major shift towards the use of mobile devices. There’s greater emphasis on smartphones and tablets in […]Read more >
What is MiFID II and How Will it Affect Your Business?
Find out what MiFID II is, how it will work and how companies can ensure compliance. The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) is a new EU regulation coming in January 2018. If your business operates in the financial and investment sector, it’s almost certainly going to affect the way you work. The changes […]Read more >
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