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A second Free Software Foundation-certified device from ThinkPenguin: long-range USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TPE-N150USBL long-range 802.11n USB adapter, sold by ThinkPenguin. This wireless adapter is based on the Atheros AR9271, using the same chip and firmware as the TPE-N150USB, which was awarded RYF certification in April. The RYF certification mark means that the product [...]

Would you like to start your own bank?

Over the last few years, the big banks have been taking a bashing from all sides yet have shown little change in their behavior and attitude.The Government is trying to encourage more competition in the banking industry and welcomes more challenger banks.
If we want more banks,  we need people to set them up.  So, how do you set [...]

Video - Olympians race across London. Commuting during the 2012 Olympic Games

Olympians Sally Gunnell and Chris Boardman share their tips on how employees can get around London quicker and easier during Games time

With some businesses offering employees flexi time and Sunday trading hours being extended during the Olympics it’s easy for employees to overlook something as simple as getting around during the Games.
With this in mind [...]

Business Video - Businesses urged to instil competition in the work place to drive success

As Britain gets set for a year of world class sport, businesses are being urged to take inspiration from our sporting heroes by encouraging competition, following a poll showing many embrace competition at work.
The report, carried out by the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange, shows that the majority of workers agree that winning [...]

Lovebytes festival of art, science and technology. Sheffield 22nd - 24th March 2012

Festival : Lovebytes Digital Spring. Festival of Art, Science and Technology
Date: Thursday 22nd-Saturday 24th March 2012
Venue: Across the city of Sheffield
Event Website: www.lovebytes.org.uk
This inspiring programme of events includes interactive art, music, performances, films, talks, workshops and educational projects for all ages. The events are open to everyone and many are free of charge.
I have visited [...]

Essex Business Seminar - The Bribery Act - implications for your business, March 6th 2012

Business Seminar: The Bribery Act - implications for your business
Date: Tuesday 6th March 2012
Time: 08.30 am to 10.00 am at,
Venue: Birkett Long, Basildon SS14 3EZ
The organisers, Birkett Long solicitors say:
The Bribery Act came into force on 1 July 2011 surrounded by a great deal of hype and uncertainty. Rather than jump in at the [...]

Prince’s Trust calls upon businesses to help grow new Job Ambassador scheme

HRH The Prince of Wales will visit the headquarters of his youth charity The Prince’s Trust today to announce 100 new jobs for unemployed young people - who will then help a further 100,000 young people to find work.
The new scheme will see young people, who have faced long-term unemployment and transformed their lives with [...]

QCon Software Development Conference comes to London March 2012

QCon, the Software Development Conference will be taking place at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London from March 7th to March 9th 2012  and would be of interest to enterprise software developers, team leads, architects and those involved in project management.
The organisers list Martin Fowler, one of the industry’s most influential authors,  [...]

Gartner Reveals Top IT Predictions for 2012 and Beyond

Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2012 and beyond. Analysts said that the predictions herald changes in control for IT organizations as budgets, technologies and costs become more fluid and distributed.
This year’s selection process included evaluating several criteria that define a top prediction. The issues examined included relevance, [...]

Audio Podcast - Finance directors ignoring employee health

Michael Wilson and James Glover of Simply Health discuss why employers are still to be convinced of the business case for investing in health benefits and links between wellbeing and productivity.

Companies are struggling to show they care about their staff, according to a new report which reveals that employees believe employers now care less about [...]

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