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Christian Harris is editor and publisher of BCW. Christian has over 20 years’ publishing experience and in that time has contributed to most major IT magazines and Web sites in the UK. He launched BCW in 2009 as he felt there was a need for honest and personal commentary on a wide range of business computing issues. Christian has a BA (Hons) in Publishing from the London College of Communication.

REVIEW: HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2

HP’s EliteBook x360 1020 G2 is a super slick convertible laptop featuring 7th-generation Intel Core processor choices, impressive security options, and an ultra-bright 12.5-inch display (there’s also a 13.3-inch model). HP pitches it as the world’s thinnest and lightest business convertible. The downside to all this tech loveliness is a steep asking price that starts at £1,282 and raises to £2,122 – serious money for such a small machine that’s not quite the perfect package. Design The most striking feature of the EliteBook x360 1020 G2 is its svelte design. The machine weighs next to nothing at 1.13 kg and measures just 13.9mm thickness. But it’s still an enterprise-friendly computer that’s MIL-STD 810G tested for shock and drop resistance, among other things...

VIDEO: The Criticality Of Communications To Businesses

Communications is central to how businesses tick but it is fair to say that it’s often overlooked, probably because it’s been so reliable over the years. But by neglecting that communications core organisations could miss out on a great opportunity to boost their business by interacting in a smoother, reliable and more effective way with key customers. In this video, Gregg Widdowson, Customer Engagement Sales Lead, and Natalie Keightley, Solutions Marketing Director at Avaya, discuss what can be achieved through investment in a communications core and how it can help organisations in their digital transformation efforts.

How To Reduce The Number Of IT Issues In Your Business

In today’s business world, it really doesn’t matter how large or small your company is, or what industry it is in; the company has some sort of IT being used. Whether your company has a dedicated IT department or not makes no difference as IT tools are being used in all kinds of different ways and stages of production. Many companies actually rely on strong IT in order to conduct their everyday business. So, what happens if it seems like your business is suffering from a high number of IT issues? If it seems as though they are constant and there is one thing after another, there’s a good chance your IT needs some attention. IT that has constant issues interrupts workflow and production and can end up costing the business money due to downtime and mistakes. Here are some ways that you can t...

5 Reasons Why It’s So Important For Entrepreneurs To Attend College

There are numerous reasons that aspiring entrepreneurs should study for a degree. Whether you are thinking about starting your own business or already have one, you will need to make a point of learning some of the reasons why you should go back to school. The right degree can enable you to create a successful, thriving business. If you want to increase your chance of success in the business world, you will need to consider the following reasons for doing so. 1. It’s Good For Networking College is the perfect place to build connections that can benefit you later on in a very real way. Those who go to college are simply more likely to succeed for a variety of reasons, including the numerous connections they made while working towards their degrees. The more effectively you are able to...

7 Steps For Maximising Hosting Performance

Ever wondered how you can maximise your website’s hosting performance? The first thing to do, of course, is to choose a reputable hosting provider. But then what? To help you on your way to an improved website – and therefore an improved experience for your customers – we’ve put together seven top tips. Read on… 1. Don’t Settle For The Cheapest Hosting Provider So, we’ve already mentioned that choosing a hosting company is just half of the battle when it comes to ensuring your site’s performing at its best – but it’s for good reason. After all, a poor first impression of your website may do more harm than good in terms of your customers’ experience, than a company which simply doesn’t have a website at all. It’s important, then, that you don’t settle for the cheapest hosting provider...

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