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  • Changing the world - company-by-company, city-by-city, person-by-person?

    I had a good conversation with a large computer company recently about its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.
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  • Supporting serious software investment

    The language of IT is not only peppered with technical jargon and the eponymous TLAs (three letter acronyms), it also afflicts the purchasing processes. The term 'big iron' is

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  • The software game - Perforce's new Helix Platform

    A few years ago a friend of mine told me he was concerned that his son wanted to take a degree and find employment in the software games industry. I think my friend thought it might be a frivolous career path. Not at all, I reassured him, the games industry is deadly serious, it is as Formula 1 is to the motor industry, at the bleeding edge and the UK is a world leader.

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  • Boosting video conferencing confidence - simple and small steps

    The spread and adoption of video conferencing in the office might have been held back in the past when the technology was expensive and network capacity was limited. However, today high definition screens are even available on devices as small as smartphone, along with high quality cameras putting video into almost everyone's pocket.

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  • Making more of print

    Mobile, cloud, the internet of things and other fast expanding technologies might be making dramatic changes in many organisations, but the much heralded 'paperless office' is still not only an out-of-reach concept, but for most it is way out-of-sight.

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  • Stepping up to the cloud


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  • Avoiding a piecemeal mobile strategy

    It is easy to see that world is 'going mobile', from smartphones and tablets to radical innovations such as wearable technologies and the highly connected internet of things. The impact on consumers is wide-ranging and fast-changing, but despite this, some businesses seem to think that this is a phenomena that they can take their time to evaluate further to see how it 'pans out'. Or their IT departments think that it

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  • Samsung's bold ambitions to transform office print

    At its recent press event in Monaco, Samsung outlined its latest plans to expand its foothold in the enterprise printing market. As a company, Samsung is already in the midst of looking for new revenue streams for growth, as focus shifts from its consumer business and it looks to better serve larger businesses and deepen its relationship with the enterprise customer. 

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  • Getting value from video conferencing

    Despite advances in technology often bringing business costs down, IT investment always requires justification. With communications in particular, the challenge is tougher as there are knock on costs, such as further investment being required in

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  • Net Neutrality: Don’t Block, Tackle Instead

    European Net Neutrality Challenges Rebuffed

    Net Neutrality has landed, and is playing hardball with some European carrier service launches. Direct carrier actions to block some types of traffic on their networks, as well as indirect incentives by ‘zero-rating’ specific content and services, have led to financial penalties from government watchdogs. While there is a greater political acceptance of mergers & acquisitions among European mobile carriers, there seems to be no willingness in EU political circles to give way on net neutrality.

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