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  • Can unified comms save your marriage? Maybe, maybe not

    At first glance, I have to admit there's something very worrying in research from Avaya that shows a tenth of decision makers in British and German SMEs blaming overwork for the break-up of their marriages. The research also found a further 27% suffe... 

  • PR Masterclass: how to write engaging content

    Gavin Bird is digital engagement director for Condescentii PR. Like many public relations executives who've been in the business for more than six months, he's sick and tired of journalists. So, to cheer him up, we asked him for an independent review... 

  • The Power of Nice - Review

    If you're going to be a service provider, you might as well be nice. Start with the welcome you offer people when they arrive at your company. There's a business logic. Nice people tend to listen more, understand the customer better and, consequently... 

  • Elegant answers - how to funk up your business phone

    There's one marketing agency I know of whose offices are like a library, normally. But, when a client visits, the old codger running the agency puts gangster rap on the sound system, in an attempt to convince the client they are young and funky. It w... 

  • Why a Trulink USB Hub could ease the pain of owning a MacBook

    There are some times when it's OK for a man to cry. One of them is when he wakes up and suddenly realises he's married to Janet Street-Porter. It's also OK to cry, I found out the other day, when you discover that your new MacBook Pro isn't as cool a... 

  • Five minute interview: Philippos Nikiforou, MailQuatro

    This week, MicroScope puts its questions to Philippos Nikiforou, founder of hosted business email specialist MailQuatro. What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?Best advice ever received: work when others sleep, from my high sch... 

  • Opinion: Virtualisation meeting the demands of a maturing market

    by Ian Wells, Director of Northern EMEA, Veeam Software Having overcome its growing pains, virtualisation has matured and is finally being perceived as a must-have for large enterprises in order for them to continue expanding. Indeed, Gartner has pre... 

  • Is autism more common in areas of high IT employment?

    A fascinating study from the University of Cambridge appears to suggest that the rate of autism among children could be much higher in areas that have a strong focus on the IT industry 

  • Ovum to Apple: You took your time with iCloud, didn't you?

    Apple took its time with iCloud, didn't it, says Ovum analyst Mark Little. Good, he says, it's all the better for it. But don't cock things up by using MobileMe. It its current state, it's a donkey. It's not easy to make it in the music business. You... 

  • The world strongly supports intellectual property rights

    Intellectual property rights - copyrights, patents and trademarks - provide the legal framework necessary for creative enterprise like commercial software development to flourish, writes Robert Holleyman. But it is widely assumed that most people vie...