10 Oct 2012

Technology news this month

ARN reseller award for Brennan IT Brennan IT was thrilled to be named Mid Market Reseller of the Year at the ARN IT Industry Awards 2012. The Awards salute IT providers for their customer successes, productivity, technology delivery and growth. MD Dave Stevens says Brennan IT is passionate about customer service and is very happy to be recognised for continued innovative delivery of services. “Making it easier for our clients to run their business is our goal. If we can free them up from hassles associated with running the IT side of their business and give them time to focus on what is important to them – be it in the business or just time out – then we are doing our job well,” he says. The world of technology After months of rumours, Apple has finally revealed the iPhone 5: with a larger screen, lighter weight and LTE: here’s our review. Meanwhile Microsoft is promoting its Bing App for iPhone to iOS users angry about the loss of Google Maps, and has also showcased a Windows Phone 8 mobile wallet. Spending on storage continues to grow, despite economic woes in many parts of the world, according to IDC’s latest research. ACMA has been given stronger powers to keep telcos transparent – as VIPtel Mobile is fined $2.5 million for rogue conduct. Social media continues to evolve, with MySpace planning a fourth major redesign, Twitter announced a new mobile first strategy while it limits and locks out certain third party services and developers. And Facebook is busy fighting fake Likes and fake accounts. Spring fever specials As the weather warms up, enjoy these hot offers from Brennan IT. Get a business grade phone line from $15 a month. Jumpstart your organisation’s mobility with 20% off a 50 user RSA SecureID and Citrix Jumpstart Mobility bundle. Or try a free 60 day trial on any EMC VNXe Series product If you’re feeling creative, enjoy a Switch and Save of up to 50% off Adobe products. Or treat yourself to the HP Spectre XT Pro Ultrabook, currently 14% off, giving you power, style and speed for an amazing price. There’s also up to 37% of HP 5120 Switches, plus free Lifetime warranty. Now the sun is streaming in, 59% off LG’s Shine-out Commercial Monitor is the perfect solution, with its uncompromised image quality even in direct sunlight. And for another big display bargain, there’s 59% off Panasonic’s 77″ Elite Interactive Panaboard, an advanced Multi Touch Interactive Whiteboard. Views from the blog On the Brennan IT blog this month, Clinton Shiels explains why you should Drop the Start Button and upgrade to Windows 8, and Philip Scott describes how Microsoft’s integrated technology increases productivity. Geoff Crowshaw looks at the drivers behind Unified Communications. Mebs Shaikh considers implementing DR to the cloud, while Stephen Sims gives a Cloud checklist: 3 critical things to consider and also looks at enabling workforces through mobility. Samantha Poblete identifies the opportunities for business in social media, And there’s a useful infographic on web hosting, including 8 tips on how to choose a host. Why not jump on board and give us your thoughts, and stay up to date with all things Brennan IT via Twitter.