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Around-the-clock Retail: the rise of 24-hour warehousing

13 April, 2021 / by Jane Liston posted in Retail

The ‘always open’ store is here to stay as eCommerce continues to dominate retail. But what are the new demands placed on warehouses and how can technology help them adapt quickly without compromising costs and employee safety?

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Stretch your IT budget in 2021

24 March, 2021 / by Kyle Davies posted in Integrated Technology

The past year’s shift to remote working has been challenging and rewarding. It has also created unprecedented pressure to deliver more from IT budgets.

In this post I’ll explore some of the ways IT leaders and managers can meet these new demands, while also investing wisely for the future.

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Pre-cloud Legacies are Still Causing Business Headaches – Here’s Why

24 February, 2021 / by Ashminder Ubhi

Being an IT manager was a very different career before the advent of cloud-based services. When it came to adding or replacing infrastructure, you had only one option: buy the latest hardware or software.

So, IT would receive its budget and go off and buy the biggest and best kit it could.

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Supporting Your Network’s Edge Environment

16 February, 2021 / by Brandon Zimmerman posted in Data Centre, Data Centre Modernisation, APC

As edge environments become more critical to business success, maintaining the power, cooling and management needs should be top of mind. 

With more people working remotely, end users must have faster access to critical information. Edge environments move that critical information closer to the end user, thus making them more efficient. This is the same concept streaming services use to distribute content to their users.

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IT Automation is Here - Reap the Full Benefits

15 February, 2021 / by Pete Hulme posted in Data Centre Modernisation

Automation is one of the hottest trends in IT right now, for good reason. We all know that it can cut out some of the more tedious work involved in data centre management – but far more exciting is the way it can enable software development to proceed at a pace that would have been unthinkable a few years ago.

In this blog post, I explore what’s driving automation and how organisations can reap the most benefit.  

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On the floor sales staff - the remote frontline you've always had

8 February, 2021 / by Jane Liston posted in Retail

The frontline of retail -  your shop-floor staff - have had to step up in 2020 like never before. Which means they've needed seamless, reliable digital workspace solutions more than ever.

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Boring Enables Amazing: In Praise of the Invisible Data Centre

27 January, 2021 / by Pete Hulme posted in Data Centre Modernisation

One of the great paradoxes of technology is that the more successful it is, the more invisible it becomes.  

Car technology is a case in point. Let me tell you a story to back up my thinking.  

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Overcoming Trust Issues: How the Application of Software-Defined Perimeters Can Provide First-Class Cyber Security

8 December, 2020 / by Ross Hammond posted in cyber security

Don’t trust anyone - that’s the basic premise for an advanced approach to cyber security that is being increasingly deployed across forward-thinking organisations.

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Subscription Models in Retail

4 December, 2020 / by Jane Liston posted in Retail


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Why Good IT Strategy Requires Outcome-First Thinking

25 November, 2020 / by Ashminder Ubhi & Ross Pedder posted in Cloud Services

Cloud technology is nothing new. In fact, today’s largest cloud platform provider, Amazon Web Services, was founded way back in 2006 – just a year after YouTube.

Since those early days, cloud has made businesses’ IT infrastructure more flexible, powered remote working, and helped many organisations adapt to change – especially this year. These benefits have, however, created significant hype and cloud now dominates the IT conversation like nothing else.

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