The right stuff for road warriors: essential kit for mobile pros

Technology enables us to work from anywhere – but while it solves many problems it also introduces new challenges. We discover the kit, add-ons and accessories that will make you a happy traveller.

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It ain’t over till it’s over: why perfectionism can be your worst enemy

Creative work isn’t like other kinds of work, and if you’re not careful, projects can go on forever. It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of believing that “finished” means “perfect”, and if you do you’ll drive yourself daft.

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Are you hot or not? The sites where your customers review you

User reviews are no longer the preserve of disappointed holidaymakers and people who buy electrical goods: they’re spreading to every kind of business, including creative ones. Do you know what people are saying about your business?

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Death of the disk: is the HDD heading to hardware heaven?

Flash storage is smaller, faster and more energy efficient than the humble hard disk – so are the hard disk’s days numbered? Perhaps not: we discover SSDs and HDDs up a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

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Anti-social networking: how social media can build or break your brand

Social media is incredibly powerful, putting you directly in touch with your customers, but it can be a blessing and a curse for businesses: get it right and you’ll reap the rewards, but get it wrong and you’ll reap a whirlwind.

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How to please all of the people all of the time

Your content could be viewed on all kinds of devices: smartphones, tablets, set-top-boxes, games consoles, desktops, notebooks, netbooks, ultrabooks and many, many more. How on earth do you create content that works everywhere?

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Inspire me! Where to go when creative block strikes

When you’re a creative professional, inspiration can come from anywhere – but where do you turn if your usual muse doesn’t deliver? We discover the best places to relight your creative fires.

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Secure your server: protect your most important assets

Whether you work in HD video or HTML5, your firm’s data is the special sauce that makes you unique – and yet many firms don’t take even the simplest steps to protect it. We discover the security secrets of the smartest firms.

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Keep taking the tablets: how servers and mobile devices can make your business more flexible

The rise of smartphones, tablets and other constantly-connected mobile devices has made mobile computing mainstream – and for creative businesses, that’s a blessing.

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Creative computing: eight ways servers can help your business take off

Moving to a server-based system can be safer, more secure and considerably less prone to problems than ad-hoc IT – and it can boost your business too.

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