New Partnership Announced!

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Corinthian-Casuals Football Club including exclusive naming rights of the United Business Group Stadium.
 
The ground, which hosts the iconic football club will now be known as ‘The United Business Group Stadium’.

The two-year partnership agreement will also see the United Business Group logo appear on the backs of first team home and away shirts as well as other visual branding around the ground.

Corinthian-Casuals’ Press Officer, Stuart Tree said, “King George’s has been our home for over 30 years and we’re delighted to be partnering with an outstanding company who, like us are proud to represent their local community yet have a global outlook. United Business Group also have a strong ethos of conducting charitable work and we very much look forward to working closely with them.”

United Business Group’s CEO,  Terry Woods said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to be able to support our local community. We’re really proud to be a part of the continued growth of Corinthian-Casuals. It’s an amazing club and we’re delighted to become a part of that.”

Konica Minolta Launches Workplace Hub Pro

Konica Minolta today announced Workplace Hub Pro, further strengthening its all-in-one IT offering to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs.) Joining the Hub and Edge solutions in the next-generation Workplace Hub portfolio, the newly launched device combines powerful, smart office printing technology from Konica Minolta’s bizhub i-Series MFP range, with best-of-breed software and managed IT services – all in a single solution.

Designed with the particular IT needs of SMBs in mind, Workplace Hub Pro combines the innovative Workplace Hub software with high-quality bizhub® i-Series printing and scanning capabilities to deliver a powerful solution for the intelligent connected workplace. The advanced solution offers customers print and copy speeds ranging from 25ppm to 65ppm (pages per minute), and scanning speeds range from 100/200ipm to 140/280ipm (images per minute.) Workplace Hub Pro also offers a comprehensive portfolio of features and applications including print and document management, cloud back-up and remote virtual public network (VPN) connection, and WiFi management to give users the convenience of working with a single provider for all their technology needs.

Workplace Hub Pro

HP Introduces Remote Work Solutions for Rapidly Changing Work Environments

News highlights:

  • Helps partners modernise infrastructures and accelerate transition to cloud
  • Delivers adaptable solutions to help distributed workforces perform in the office and at home
  • Enables workers to stay productive and effective no matter where they work

July 15, 2020 — Today HP Inc. introduced a suite of remote work offerings that enable partners to deliver progressive, integrated services-based print solutions. By building out capabilities that drive business outcomes, HP Amplify partners can ready their businesses to succeed in today’s environment while driving long-term recurring revenue streams.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring companies to accelerate their shift to modern workstyles where where automation and adaptability reign supreme,” said David Prezzano, HP’s General Manager and Global Head, Print Services and Solutions Category, HP Inc. “Customers and partners are now looking to rapidly modernize their infrastructure and shift to service models to better manage distributed IT environments. No matter where a company is on the curve, HP has a suite of solutions to help them succeed.”

Scalable solutions for managing printer fleets remotely

Included in the offerings is HP Advance, a new integrated platform for managing HP Access Control Print, HP Access Control Scan, HP Mobile Connector1 and HP Direct Print from one admin console.  By offering a modular system, enterprise customers can scale requirements easily with the switch of a license key. HP also announced that HP Command Center, a single tool for HP partners to deploy and manage cloud applications for their customers in many cases without going on-site, can now enable fleet onboarding, saving partners time while freeing up IT resources. The HP Workpath ecosystem, which enables workers to connect to cloud-based platforms directly from the MFP, has expanded rapidly since it launched in November 2019, with more than 275 reseller partners, 100+ apps available on the platform and thousands of apps deployed.  In addition, HP has launched its revenue share model for HP Workpath, which simplifies access to third-party applications. By having the order and payment process transacted through HP Command Center, partners now have access to a much broader range of apps. 

Drive your digital transformation journey with imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX

Full Canon Press Release: https://www.canon.co.uk/press-centre/press-releases/2020/02/digital-transformation-journey-with-imagerunner-advance-dx/

4th February 2020: The workplace is changing rapidly. Thanks to mobile and remote working, employees can work wherever and whenever they want. So staying agile in your approach to information management is crucial. We’re evolving our portfolio beyond pure print and scan technology to create adaptable “hubs” for digital transformation: meet the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX range. Wherever you are in your digital transformation journey, our new devices can help you seamlessly integrate print and digital, enhancing productivity and freeing up valuable IT resource.

Key Specs

  • 1 pass ADF 270 ipm for duplex A4 (unrivalled speed on the market)
  • New stain-resistant glass (only available from Canon)
  • Ergonomic design of the ADF
  • uniFLOW Online Express embedded as standard for cloud connectivity
  • Output management software, UniFLOW Online, can now be deployed straight from the device, on subscription, for easier adoption and implementation
  • Even quieter scanning operation, making the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX a leading solution for working office environments
ImageRUNNER ADVANCE DX

Financial considerations for Cloud Migration

Jeremy Winter Partner Director, Azure Management

Co-authored by Jorge Magana, Director, Azure Finance (Financial Planning and Analysis).

In the kick off blog of this series, I shared our top recommendations to accelerate your cloud migration journey, one of which was around aligning key stakeholders across your organization. As you move through assessments and plan your migration, it is critical to get buy in from your CFO and other financial stakeholders—even more so in today’s challenging macro-climate.

IT and finance organizations need to be aligned around how to be agile to adjust to rapidly shifting demands while ensuring that their cost structure is lean enough to weather tough market conditions. With this dual focus, it is critical to understand not only the technical benefits of a cloud transition but also the financial and economic opportunities associated with it. Today I’m sharing my own experience of partnering with finance along with the wisdom that customers have shared about their journey.

Visit the full article here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/preparing-for-what-s-next-financial-considerations-for-cloud-migration/

Best Business Laptops 2020

Read the full article here via TechRadar https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/best-business-laptops

The best business laptops on the market are both powerful and versatile enough to cater to a wide range of requirements and use cases.

In this age of working from home, the best business laptops need to do more than just send emails and connect to the internet – it needs to be reliable, robust, and be as easy to use for working remotely as for taking to the office, or events.

In short, you need one of the best business laptops on the market, a powerful machine with the latest and greatest internal components as well as the best productivity features and the longest battery life. It’s also worth considering which accessories you may need, such as the range of available laptop bagsdocking stations, and portable chargers to keep the battery going.

You also need to think about your laptop will have any specific needs. While Windows laptops are the most common, sometimes a Linux laptop will be more useful. Additionally, for outdoor use you may need a rugged laptop. Students may find themselves preferring a Chromebook

These considerations are essential whether you’ve got a small startup, a Fortune 500 enterprise, or a home office-based one-man team. And, with them in mind, we put together a list of the best business laptops on offer. So that whether it’s the best Ultrabook or the best mobile workstation or even a thin client you’re seeking, you won’t have to waste countless hours doing research. You’ll find something here to suit the needs of your bus oniness.

If you’re looking for something with a bit more oomph though perhaps not as portable, you might just be looking for the best business desktop PC or even a workstation Alternatively, check out our best tablets for business feature as well.

We’ve ranked the best business laptops on the market

Making buildings smarter with Azure IoT

Kirsten M. Walker Principal Program Manager, Azure IoT Business Acceleration

Commercial real estate developers, building owners, facilities management companies, and tenants have a huge opportunity to address, and solve for, the unique business challenges faced by their industry, by applying the Internet of Things (IoT) to buildings. For example, by leveraging data from IoT sensors and building management systems, companies can gain insights that enable them to save energy, reduce operational expenses, increase occupant comfort, and optimize space.

However, the COVID-19 crisis has presented a new set of challenges for developers, owners, and management companies. New forecasts show the smart building market size growing between 7.3 per cent and 11.6 per cent annually to overall market revenues of between $65.2 billion and $82.7 billion USD in 2025.

Read the full article here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/making-buildings-smarter-with-azure-iot/

Smart buildings also help companies meet regulations for tracking and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.