Four IV Design

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

Metropress (part of DMG World Media)

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

Classic to OSX upgrade

Classic to OSX upgrade Upgrading your Classic-based Mac system to one running OSX is a job you will probably want to have done by an expert. If you think that that may apply to you, then you should call us on 0207 582 9988 to find out how we can help you. We have years of experience doing this kind… Continue Reading

Classic to OSX migration

Classic to OSX migration Migrating your systems from Classic to OSX can be a time-consuming process that, while well worth it, is best left to an expert. We are based in London and have enormous experience in projects of this type, especially for organisations in the creative sector – and for a veryy impressive array of clients. For details of… Continue Reading

International Business Leader’s Forum

The International Business Leaders’ Forum The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) works globally with businesses, governments, and international agencies to create new partnerships that help both business and communities to flourish. It is part of The Prince’s Charities – a group of 16 not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President. As the majority of IBLF’s workstations are… Continue Reading

IT infrastructure: A black art or manageable commodity?

IT infrastructure: A black art or manageable commodity? This is an edited version of the White Paper. It does not contain the appendices, which contain significant information about SupportPlan’s support schemes, resources and technologies.. A PDF of the full document can be downloaded from   History repeats itself Hundred years ago, in the early 1900s, if you wanted electricity, you… Continue Reading

Apple and Exchange integration

Apple and Exchange integration Macs and Microsoft can work effectively together Setting up a robust Exchange infrastructure is difficult enough and requires skill and experience to do really well. Getting Apple Macs to work with it requires another set of skills. Very few support companies have both sets of expertise. We do. If you are a business based in London… Continue Reading

Conran Design Group

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

Apple Introduces Boot Camp

Apple Introduces Boot Camp Public Beta Software Enables Intel-based Macs to Run Windows XP CUPERTINO, California-April 5, 2006-Apple® today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac®, and once… Continue Reading

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