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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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  • Should everybody be on video?

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  • DevOps and the IT platform

    Historically, the development team has had a bit of a two-edged sword when it comes to their development environment.  It has tended to be separate to the production environment, so they can do whatever they want without any risk to operational systems.  The network tends to have been pretty self-enclosed as well, so they get super-fast speeds while they are working.  However, those positives are also negatives as they then find what had worked so blazingly fast in the development environment fails in the user experience stakes in the production environment

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  • How managed print services accelerates business process digitisation

    Despite the transition to a digitisation of paper workflows, many organisations are struggling to integrate paper and digital information. A recent Quocirca study amongst 210 organisations revealed that 40% of organisations plan to increase their spending on workflow automation, but that there is also much progress to be made - and it is primarily those that use a managed print service (MPS) that are most confident of their digitisation initiatives.

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  • The path to continuous delivery

    What is it that a company wants from its IT capability?  High availability?  Fast performance?  The latest technology?

    Hardly.  Although these may be artefacts of the technical platform that is implemented, what the company actually wants is a platform that adequately supports its business objectives.  The purpose of the business is to be successful - this means that its processes need to be effective and efficient.  Technology is merely what makes this possible.

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  • Video conferencing - why use it?

    What is it with video conferencing?

    The technology has been around for decades; it's been seen as an inherent part of sci-fi on film and TV over a similar period; networks from fibre to 3G have been touted as being great for it; and yet it still doesn't appear to have made the transition from unusual to everyday.

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