Technology

Humans Replaced By Machines: The Future Of Security

Humans Replaced By Machines: The Future Of Security Image source Regardless of the type of business you run, security should be a top priority, and although guards may have been the best precaution in the past, this is starting to change. Cameras and motion sensing equipment has been around for quite some time now, and let’s face it; we all knew the day would come when these devices and other technology would eliminate the need for human interaction, but it’s only now we’re really seeing this come into fruition thanks to advancements in HD recording. With this in mind, I’ve written this short article to highlight the pros and cons of the new security systems vs old ones, and hopefully this should illustrate exactly why you need to get with the times and find a suitable solution for

An Expert Guide To Stress-Free IT Relocation

An Expert Guide To Stress-Free IT Relocation Anyone that has ever had to move home will know exactly how stressful and at times frustrating it can be. Sadly the same is true of office moves. Because an operational office is crucial to the smooth running of any business, any disruption during an office move - no matter how small - can end up snowballing into something monumentally catastrophic if there hasn’t been enough care and planning put into it! Image Source The importance of minimising downtime Most businesses rely on IT equipment such as desktop computers, laptops, file servers and NAS (network accessible storage) devices in order to help them perform their daily operational tasks. If your office move brings up some issues such as lack of Internet connectivity or a lack

Just How Much Better Is Fibre Optic Broadband?

Just How Much Better Is Fibre Optic Broadband? We’ve all heard of this new(ish) technology; superfast broadband using fiber optic cables. However, many of us aren’t aware of the benefits it offers over current broadband packages, or how much hassle it is to upgrade. Is it really that much better? If you think your connection could do with an upgrade, read on to find out how much better fiber optic broadband is: image author: flickr What Exactly Is Fiber Optics? Since the 1840’s, fiber optic technology has been used  - although only recently it has been used to give a much faster broadband connection. To get an idea of how fast, think of it like this; with a 100Mb connection you could download a whole film (about 1.5GB) in two minutes. For standard customers of ADSL broadband,

Google Docs: The Easy Way to Make PDF’s Editable

Google Docs: The Easy Way to Make PDF’s Editable Adobe PDF files (or “Portable Document Format” to give it its full official title) were developed over 20 years ago. They were designed to enable documents to be opened and read across a wide range of platforms, independent of operating system or type of device; so, for example, an Apple Mac user could read a PDF file from their iPhone, and it would look exactly the same as on their Mac. This feature is a major selling point of the PDF format, as it means people don’t have to worry about file or platform incompatibilities. But there is one downside to PDF files; you can’t easily edit them! Why it’s so hard to edit PDF files Adobe has a piece of software called Adobe Acrobat Pro, which is a premium product that enables users

Laptops vs Desktop PCs

Laptops vs Desktop PCs When you look at the grand scheme of things, in the technology stakes laptops are reasonably new. Personal computers have been around a long time, however, laptops seem to be overtaking in the popularity stakes. When it comes to looking at a new computer it can be hard to decide whether a laptop or a personal computer is going to suit you best. The great news is that, as technology advances, there are more machines on offer – which helps to ensure that there is something to suit everyone. Specifications As computers go, you will usually find that a desktop computer has better specifications than a laptop – especially if you compare like for like price wise. This doesn’t mean that you should always go for a desktop because it is about