Tag Archives: Opinion

Creating long-term relationships with public sector buyers

Public sector authorities across the land attract sales departments like bees to a honey pot, and from across almost all market sectors, not just IT. Departments in the public sector can be vast, from local to central government and everything in between, including police, NHS, schools, MoD and even lesser …

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Employees need to forget about files so they can become more collaborative

Advocates of greater collaboration in the workplace face a number of challenges. First, they are hampered by 25 years of archaic file-based desktop PC working throughout the enterprise. This is not fit for today’s workplace. Different teams within an organisation are responsible for entirely different outputs – but need to …

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What does IoT really mean and how can businesses harness its capabilities?

The Internet of Things (IoT), a phrase coined in the late 1990s, is the art of making a ‘stupid’ device ‘smart’ and thus giving it the ability to transfer data over a network from machine to machine. One of the first of these ‘smart’ devices was a Coca-Cola vending machine. …

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Why the tube strike should provide businesses with food for thought on mobile collaboration

In today’s digital world, it should be ‘business as usual’ when city dwellers are faced with transport turmoil. With every strike comes lots of advice on how to travel across the capital, but sadly it doesn’t stop the disruption as employees arrive late and try to head off early. As …

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Why the future looks bright for energy-efficient computing

It’s often said that engineering is the compromise between dreams and reality. Indeed, the process of balancing the competing factors of high computing performance, low power consumption, cool operation, and light weight is a perfect example of the engineering trade-offs that must be considered with every design. Not long ago, …

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How to reap the benefits of a flexible working environment

Do you find yourself day dreaming about a world outside the confines of your office walls? Well it’s time to do something about it. The brilliant thing about technology is that it acts as an enabler for what would otherwise be nothing more than a pipe dream. Gone are the …

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The cloud is making education clearer

When I visit our schools customers, we inevitably end up talking about cloud at some point. It may not be the starting point to a question about their ICT need, but I’m finding more and more that when we delve into the changes they want to make, whether they be …

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