Is4profit’s tech section covers a variety of features on how small and medium enterprises can utilise technology hardware, digital software, business broadband and hosting and mobile apps to help them grow and succeed.

What is Bluetooth?

With increasing emphasis on flexible working and greater ownership of mobile devices, Bluetooth is growing in popularity. What is Bluetooth? Bluetooth gets equipment ‘talking’, letting businesses create instant wireless networks and share computing resources. It is short-range wireless technology that allows electronic devices like mobile phones, PDAs, mice, headsets, PCs, printers and keyboards to communicate securely with each other. How Does Bluetooth Work? Using radio waves, any Bluetooth-enabled item can automatically connect securely to others within a range of 10m (or 100m using a higher specification). The data transfer speed is up to 1Mbps, less than the 10Mbps available for standard Ethernet office networks. This means that, while Bluetooth generally isn’t fast ... »

3G: Best Practice Guide

What is 3G? 3G is like broadband for mobile phones. It offers voice, video, picture message, e-mail, the internet and more, all in one portable device. 3G, standing for third generation, is a collective term for the new communication procedures, standards and devices that will improve the speed and quality of services available on the move. 3G takes the form of handsets that can combine the functionality of a mobile phone with that of a personal computer and a personal organiser/PDA. 3G devices generally have greater transmission abilities, both in terms of speed and capacity, than their predecessors. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) defines 3G as any device that can transmit and receive data at 144Kbps or better. In practice, 3G devices can transfer data at up to 384Kbps, ... »

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