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Virtual essentials for 2010

Designed for companies with up to 500 users, System Center Essentials (SCE) takes Microsoft’s enterprise management tools and makes them accessible to small to mid-size organisations via a single, easy to use, integrated console. It can be used to monitor Windows server availability and automatically identify and fix problems.

February 4, 2010 by First Take


Fujitsu Lifebook T4410

Convertible Tablet PCs have never really taken off in a business context, and they are far from ubiquitous. But Fujitsu has been committed to the format for many years, and its regularly refreshed range includes a number of models.

January 20, 2010 by First Take

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Nokia Booklet 3G

Nokia’s newest category of device is the mini laptop. It isn’t groundbreaking, it doesn’t do anything that has not been done before, yet it comes in at a hefty price.

January 13, 2010 by First Take


Sony PM5 Bloggie HD video camera

Sony’s PM5 Bloggie HD video camera was unveiled at CES 2010 in Las Vegas. They’re Sony’s answer to Cisco’s popular Flip, and they could have been just another pocket video camera.

January 11, 2010 by First Take


140-character reference

You'd have thought there couldn't possibly be anything sufficiently complicated about typing 140-character messages to warrant writing a book about how to do it, but at least three people think you're wrong.Tim O'Reilly (http://twitter.

January 8, 2010 by First Take


Lenovo takes ThinkPads to the Edge

Lenovo has just announced a number of revisions to its ThinkPad range of business notebooks, plus a couple of interesting new departures from its traditional offerings. The company is also using AMD processors for the first time in the ThinkPad's long history.

January 5, 2010 by First Take



PsiXpdaEarlier this month I mentioned the PsiXpda in my personal blog. Now I have one and I’ve had the chance spend a little bit of time using it.

December 21, 2009 by First Take


Toshiba JournE Touch

Look around the room at any meeting these days and you see the back of a lot of laptop screens, with as many people catching up on email as taking notes or doing relevant research. We've even met managers who go around the room shutting laptops to kick off the meeting.

December 18, 2009 by First Take