Why should I consider getting a server - Linux or Windows

Why should I consider a server for my business or home office?

What is a server? 

A server is commonly a dedicated computer, offering centralised services to the network. The server receives requests from the client PCs e.g. your or your colleague’s computer, and serves the request back to the requesting computer.   Read more

Network a Printer and Optimise Your Office Network

Network a Printer – Optimise Your Network

If you’re a small or large organisation with multiple computers connected together then you most likely have a network setup for these computers to communicate with each other. This means you can connect a printer to your network so that everyone in the office who is also connected to the network will have access to that printer. A communal printer is great way to reduce costs or the number of printers in your office. This is easy to setup and connect and is a perfect solution for small businesses who require one printer. Read more

The importance of business back up in your day to day operations

The importance of business back up in your day to day operations

If you mention back up for business use to anyone, or look it up on a search engine, you may be bombarded by a variety of different methods. If you’re a novice when it comes to cloud storage, or in fact any kind of backup storage then you’ve got a lot to learn. Whatever you decide, as long as you conduct a business back up of your files and you have a good understanding of why it’s so integral to your business, you’ve made the right move. Read more

Bean IT remote working - Utilising HTTP requests to support a business

Remote working

Work life has become more flexible of late with more staff choosing to work from home rather than make the commute to the office each day. Although it may not work for those that lack motivation and who prefer the routine of daily life in the office, remote working is an appetising concept for the business man or woman. But is it for you?  Read more

Emailing From Your Phone

Emailing from your phone

Does emailing from your phone seem like madness? Or is it second nature, something that you’ve been well aware of for some time? Emailing from your phone may not be something some of you are accustomed to. It is a quick and convenient way of keeping in touch with business clients when you’re away from the office. Read more

Laptop vs Desktop | Choosing a Computer for Your Office

Choosing a Computer: Laptop vs desktop

Whether you choose a laptop or a desktop largely depends on your requirements. Are you on the go, do you need to work from different locations, or are you office based? It also depends on what you need from your PC, to not only fit in with your lifestyle, but fit in with your line of work. If you need remote working and mobility then a laptop’s the answer. If you want performance and durability you should usually opt for a desktop. Read more

Bean IT - VoIP telephones

Using VOIP telephones to reduce telephony costs

It’s important in business to remain in communication, if you regularly find yourself using the telephone to call different offices then VoIP might be the perfect option to reduce costs for your organisation. This system is already widely used in businesses as it’s proven to be a great option with little to no disadvantages. We have created a quick video to tell you more about VoIP phones: Read more

Optimise Remote Working

Optimise remote working to improve performance

Optimise Remote working

In recent years work life has become more flexible with more staff choosing to work from home rather than make the commute to the office each day. Although it may not work for those that lack motivation and prefer the routine of daily life in the office, remote working is an appetising concept for the business man or woman. But is it for you and how can you optimise remote working? Read more

Office 365

Using Office 365

If you work in an office environment, you probably require shared documents between your colleagues. Although it sounds easy enough this can be quite troublesome. One way some choose to do it is through their server. This works well until you’re on the go and need to access or edit a file quickly. You may need to share a document remotely or from different devices so that rules out an easy alternative such as using an external hard drive which of course leads to multiple copies of the same document. The next easiest solution to this, is Office 365. Read more

Having a Network Server Can Be Beneficial To Your Business

The 6 major benefits of having your own network server

In the past having your own network server has often been seen as the preserve of much larger, more complex organisations. These days many small and medium sized businesses are seeing the advantages of owning a server.

Below are listed 6 of the key benefits that you will enjoy by investing in a network server: Read more