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  • Mobile - shifting from 'enabled' to 'optimised'

    Workers have used various tools to access IT on the move for some time, but much of it was simply shifting desktop applications onto laptops and it took the arrival and massive success of smart phones and tablets to really get the

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  • What can we read into Dell's customer event?

     Michael Dell, founder & CEO, Dell Inc.

    Michael Dell, founder & CEO, Dell Inc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  • Getting the business message across

    With so many forms of communication available, is it still necessary to think carefully about medium as well as message?

    Sometimes, yes. Electronic communications might all appear to be instant and completely effective, but there are the occasional 'blips'.

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  • VMworld 2015 in Barcelona: Taking Risk is the Lowest-Risk Corporate Strategy According to VMware CEO

    Competition today is about speed
    The message to corporate IT shops from VMworld 2015 in Barcelona was that VMware intends to unify the hybrid cloud environment to allow any device to access any app on any public or private cloud - securely. The message to business was that the competition between incumbents and start-ups is being replaced with the competition between the fast and the slow - irrespective of company size. If a company is risk averse, it's on the road to extinction - an acquisition target for faster moving competitors.
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  • Capacity planning - aiming for the sky, but hitting the cloud ceiling?

    At a recent round table event hosted by Sumerian (a provider of IT capacity planning tools), discussions took place around what role capacity planning should be playing in an organisation.

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  • HP: Putting Print Security on the CISO Agenda

    Amidst a rapidly evolving threat landscape, where malware and exploits continue to proliferate, endpoint security often fails to adequately protect networked printer and multifunction printer (MFP) devices. With its new enhanced LaserJet enterprise printer range, announced on 22 September 2015, HP is demonstrating its serious commitment to closing the print security gap. 

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  • Mobile email innovation? Geronimo!

    At a casual glance the mobile world of hardware and apps appears fast moving and packed with innovation, but often much of what occurs is improvement and refinement. The old IT hardware vendor mantra of "smaller, cheaper, faster, more" is very welcome and can lead to marked change based on the positive benefits of both Moore and Metcalfe's laws of processing power and connectivity benefits respectively, but it's not radical is it?

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  • The robots are coming!

    Two headlines on the BBC website recently caught my eye - "How to robot-proof your career" and "Which jobs will robots steal first?"

    The second headline uses the media's clickbait approach of using a strong word like 'steal' - this raises the question of whether robots have already got to the level of intelligence to understand the concept of taking something from someone without their permission, which they patently haven't.

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  • Enterprise social media - where are they now?

    After an initial rush towards enterprise adoption of social media and social networks, it seems that for many organisations, the idea of enterprise tools to stimulate a collaborative and social approach to the workin

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  • Managed Print Services and the Circular Economy

    The circular economy is fast gaining ground as the latest buzzword in sustainability, bringing together emerging practices such as collaborative consumption and traditional concepts such as recycling and remanufacturing.  The circular economy aims to eradicate waste, departing from the linear "take, make and dispose" model and its reliance on infinite natural resources and energy. According to McKinsey, each year around 80% of the $3.2 trillion worth of materials used in consumer goods are not recovered 1

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