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Posted on Jan 9 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Let’s get phygital

As the recent Two Sides survey (see opposite) attests, the choice facing consumers is less print or digital and more print and digital – sometimes in the same product. A case in point is the world’s first connected vinyl, which uses PowerCoat Alive technology from ArjoWiggins to provide music and vinyl fans with additional digital content on their tablet or smartphone. Revive aims to bring new...

Posted on Jan 8 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Decision-makers still unaware of inkjet technology benefits

Despite the advances that business inkjet technology has made in the workplace in the last few years, business decision-makers are still prey to misconceptions about the technology, warns Epson. In September, Epson Europe surveyed more than 5,000 professionals in six European countries, asking them a series of true/false questions to gauge their knowledge of different print technologies. The results...

Posted on Jan 7 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on IBM designs its first typeface

IBM has designed its own corporate typeface, IBM Plex, which will replace Helvetica Neue in the company’s corporate communications and which IBM is giving away free to anyone who wants to use it. In a video on YouTube, Mike Abbink, IBM’s Executive Creative Director, Brand Experience and Design, said: “Helvetica is a child of a particular set of modernist thinking that’s gone today, so what’s...

Posted on Jan 6 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Sponsorship hat-trick from Midshire

Midshire, the full-service technology reseller acquired earlier this year by Sharp Electronics Europe, is continuing to support sporting groups in the Midlands through sponsorship, print and design. It recently renewed its sponsorship agreement with Stockport County Community Foundation’s School Coaching Programme for a third consecutive year and is also providing £1,000 to the University of Manchester’s...

Posted on Jan 5 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Commercial steps up to boost staff wellbeing

An employee wellbeing initiative at Cheltenham-based business services specialist Commercial led to 40 staff taking nearly 13 million steps in a six-week walking challenge, at an average of 12,265 steps per employee, per day. The challenge was part of Commercial’s ongoing Green Angels programme, which stimulates and supports staff-led ideas for environmental and social initiatives. www.commercial.co.uk ...

Posted on Jan 4 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Blackbox expands services with cloud telephony

Office technology supplier Blackbox Solutions has added cloud-based telephony and unifed communications to its growing portfolio of services, following an agreement with TelcoSwitch, winner of The Best Hosted Platform category at the Comms National Awards 2017. Colin Griffin, Managing Director of Blackbox Solutions, said: “This partnership will give Blackbox Solutions access to a comprehensive integrated...

Posted on Jan 3 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Matthews the Printers digs deep

London-based, family-run business Matthews the Printers has given £4,000 to the Fields of Life charity to go towards the construction of borehole wells in Uganda. Fields of Life aims to bring safe drinking water to over one million people by 2020. To date, it has completed the construction of 117 schools and 580 wells in Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. www.matthews-printers.co.uk ...

Posted on Jan 2 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Public sector business triples at UKFast

Cloud hosting specialist UKFast is on track to triple public sector revenues in 2017, following a £2.3m investment in government data centre space and the acquisition of public sector cloud hosting firm Secure Information Assurance (S-IA). Recent business wins include a £250,000 deal with the Cabinet Office and a £375,000 deal with an undisclosed public sector organisation. Martin Knapp, head of...

Posted on Jan 1 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on PixelPin replaces passwords with pictures

PixelPin, a cyber security company based in Cheltenham, has developed an alternative way for end-users to authenticate their online accounts by replacing traditional password and biometric methods with an image that the user must click in four places, in a specific order. www.pixelpin.co.uk ...

Posted on Dec 31 2017 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Negligent employees main cause of security breaches

SMBs face an increased risk of cyber-attack, warn Ponemon and Keeper Security, following research showing that 61% of SMBs experienced a breach in 2017, up from 55% in 2016, and that the quantity of stolen data in an average breach has nearly doubled to 9,350 records, from an average of 5,079 in 2016. According to Ponemon, the average cost of disruption to business operations now exceeds $1,000,000,...