Institute of Directors The Institute of Directors (IOD), supports, represents and sets standards for individual company directors in the UK. Its membership of almost 53,000 encompasses every sector of UK industry, as well as education and healthcare. Members represent 95% of the FTSE 500 companies, while 70% of members are from SME’s. A constant stream of advisory, policy, and… Continue Reading
Metropress (part of DMG World Media) Justin Massie-Taylor, Production Manager This publishing company has been going strong for thirty years and is now part of The Daily Mail Group. It created a newsletter for the antiques business, the Antiques Trade Gazette which has been the market leader for the last twenty years. The subscriber-based magazine has become an international publication… Continue Reading
DMG World Media Martin Hull, IT Manager As part of the Daily Mail & General Trust plc, DMG World Media publishes one of the largest ranges of business magazines in the world. Thirty publications are produced at the Surrey-based division and clients include 3M (the cassette tape, stationery and metal giants) and paintmakers Polymers Colour. The magazines are used… Continue Reading
Conran Design Group Ltd Reginald Thompson Conran Design Group Limited is one of the UK’s top ten design companies. It’s a leader in environmental design for the retail food and non-food sector and in the corporate arena with graphic design. Conran specialises in design for corporates, new media, interiors and exhibitions. Conran Design Group work on a global basis with… Continue Reading
Getting the most out of the web The web is a complex beast, and one that more and more companies are coming to rely on as an essential companent in the way they do business. The problem is that, for the vast majority of companies, the web does not work very well – because their sites have not been… Continue Reading
Web hosting, content management and more Let us help you get the best out of the web We offer a variety of web-related services, including Web hosting Content management systems Search engine optimization Webmaster tools Database “back-end” systems We have extensive skills and experience across a wide range of web technologies, and are well placed to guide and consult with… Continue Reading
Tate Enterprises The big picture Tate, the national museum of British and Modern Art, is a network of four art galleries: Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Modern, with Tate Online, a complementary website. As part of this three thousand-people organisation, Tate Enterprises, the London-based trading subsidiary of Tate, has the mission to manage publishing, product and… Continue Reading
Standard Profile for Macintosh The fast, effective way to manage your Mac OS X networks Standard Profile for Macintosh is only available from SupportPlan. The concept behind SP for Mac is simple: rather than have different system configurations everywhere that you need to support, it makes sense to limit them to one, two, or three. In that way you can… Continue Reading
Four IV Design Neil Hickford, Digital Design Consultant/Senior Artworker Four IV Design is a highly successful consultancy that specialises in graphics and interiors. The company is better known for designing interiors for highbrow clients although various projects have covered graphics and interiors. Four IV’s clients include Burberry, Liberty, the National Portrait Gallery, Harvey Nichols, New Look and the Arcadia… Continue Reading
Film Education Amanda White, Operations Executive Movie industry sponsored company, Film Education was established fifteen years ago. This is a charity-based firm and it produces film-related teaching materials, events and teacher training sessions using film in the curriculum. They highlight the fact that film can be used in English lessons by studying text and the adaptation of the text… Continue Reading
About Standard Platform builds Standard platform builds are frequently undertaken by large corporations, in order to standardise and largely automate the deployment and maintenance of servers, desktop computers and infrastructure framework. Typical tools used include RIS (Remote Installation Services), SMS (Systems Management Server) and Ghost MultiCast. SMEs do not generally have the manpower, finance or expertise for this, but… Continue Reading
Battery Exchange Program iBook G4, PowerBook G4 and MacBook Pro Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 Note: For 15-inch MacBook Pro click here The following information is from Apple’s website. Apple has determined that certain lithium-ion batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony Corporation of Japan pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances.… Continue Reading
Potential benefits of Boot Camp Running Windows XP on Macs Many users and companies can potentially benefit from the availability of Boot Camp, which will be released as standard with OS X 10.5 At present Apple is being rather cool about the prospect of running Windows software, but it is hard to believe that they are quite so cool about… Continue Reading
BEAM Education Sheila Ebbutt, Managing Director & Martha Matthews, Production Assistant This company began life as an advisory project for maths teachers within local government in 1987. Islington Education Authority took over BEAM in 1990 although it eventually became self-funded three years ago. As maths education specialists, BEAM caters for nursery teachers through to secondary schools teachers. They have… Continue Reading
StandardPlatform for Windows Integrated, reliable and scalable IT infrastructure at a fixed cost With StandardPlatform for Windows you should never again have undue system downtime, big bills for configuring standard desktops and servers, or be short of the security updates or virus definitions that you need. You will never again have anything less than a state-of-the-art Windows operating system,… Continue Reading
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