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What Might You Achieve If You Used Your IT Service Provider More Effectively?

7 May, 2021 / by Kyle Davies posted in Integrated Technology

"How might we?" questions are extremely common for a good reason: they have a way of helping people to see beyond the here and now, to imagine new possibilities that often turn out to be entirely achievable.

So, if you're stuck in a rut with your service provider where you only hear from them when it's time to renew the contract, it's time to ask: "How might we have a more rewarding relationship with our IT partners?"

To help you think it through, here are some of the ways our customers have used us to their advantage:

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Beat the blockers: VDI needs a fast storage solution

22 April, 2021 / by Oreste Majeli posted in Storage, Integrated Technology, Data Centre Modernisation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How often have you heard the phrase “speed to market”? This mantra is becoming commonplace as companies facing increased competitive pressure adopt a more agile and speedy approach to drive growth. 

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Intelligent Storage Liberates Data Potential

20 April, 2021 / by Oreste Majeli posted in Storage, Integrated Technology, Data Centre Modernisation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

When I was little, my Dad used to keep a fuel logbook in his car. He would religiously write up his mileage and fuel purchase every time he would fill up. I inherited this habit, and still have a collection of logbooks filed away. For tax purposes, of course. And nostalgia. 

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Feel the love: unlocking the hidden value in data.

20 April, 2021 / by Oreste Majeli posted in Storage, Integrated Technology, Data Centre Modernisation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

I’ve been reading about Paracelsus, the early 16th century German-Swiss physician, who became famous for pioneering the use of chemistry in medicine. What I love most about him is his thinking, which is summed up in this quote: “The more knowledge is inherent in a thing, the greater the love.” 

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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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