Note from Norm – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – (ICT: Cost v Business Enabler Part III)
August 14, 2017
Note from Norm – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – (ICT: Cost v Business Enabler Part III)
One of our most fascinating transformation explorations has been with Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning. Whilst this project was something of an experiment, I am pleased to report that early in the project we are seeing promising results.
On the 3rd of May 2017 Computer Merchants unveiled it’s new look iNoc, a tool that we have developed to help us support you and your IT infrastructure.
To address the changing needs of today’s computer users and organisations, Humanscale has created a range of technology-integrated tools to enhance and support the modern computing experience.
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Today, the office is no longer the four walls we work within but instead are about being able to work anywhere, anytime. Digital workplaces that are fast and secure are crucial for businesses to function beyond the brick and mortar. By deploying an end-to-end digital-workspace solution, you can simplify management, create mobility for staff, increase […]
When you’re reviewing new options for storage, it is always good to see what others have done. After all, when it comes to your valuable data assets, you want proof that you are going to get the right outcome.
In business, protection is the necessity none can live without. Whether it arises from the cost of insurance, physically resistant security or an alert and surveillance system, making sure protection has been engaged is a requirement of doing business. Data is no different, and yet organisations still to this day struggle to comprehend the importance, […]
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This really is the era of the technologist. In our newsletter, we talked about how management is viewing ICT professionals in a new light. There is a growing realisation of the role that the ICT team can play in business success. We also shared our own key ICT projects, and the business transformation impact we […]
After ransomware affected more than 150 countries recently, IT security was thrust into the limelight. It wasn’t just in the data centre, or even in the boardroom. In the last week, we’ve heard a gardener, a delivery driver and a care worker discussing cyber-crime. The discussion has gone mainstream. This is because it affected so […]
If you’ve ever tried to work with a graphics-intensive app on a mobile device that lacks sufficient capability, you’ll know just how frustrating even simple tasks can be. While the mobile revolution has transformed work and study for most environments, those working with design, video or medical imaging have been chained to their desks. There […]
If you’ve been in a hospital recently, you’ll probably have noticed the number of devices that medical professionals use in patient care. And rather than deal with the logistics of taking the patient to the technology, in many cases it is possible to take the technology right to the bedside. But mobile devices can be […]
Computer Merchants has a team of engineers ready and available to help you with your business. No need to hire your own full time staff, you can leverage our technical staff when and how it suits you. Whether it be for one off projects, regular scheduled tasks or on-call support our team is available to […]
Many organisations we speak to say that IT has historically been viewed as a cost. Generally it is expected that each year IT delivers more for less. Read how ICT is most definitely a business enabler for Computer Merchants.
We are constantly looking for innovation in the marketplace. We are delighted to be working with Oper8, an organisation at the cutting edge of innovation. We are able to present our customers this month with an exclusive opportunity to view the latest in Cloud Edge devices, we introduce you to STULZ MDC Enabled by Oper8.
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Remember when working on the go meant carrying a hefty laptop, and waiting until you got somewhere with a phone connection to go online? Thankfully, times have changed, and the improvements for today’s mobile workforce are rapid. This year, we’ve already seen new device announcements that are making our gadget addicts giddy with excitement. So […]
There are some terrific occasions on the Computer Merchants calendar, but for sheer size, content and adrenalin rush, it is hard to go past Cisco Live. Topping last year’s spectacular was no easy task – but Cisco delivered! Our booth, in the aptly named World of Solutions, featured a motor racing theme that reflected the […]
Cisco has reimagined high density Wi-Fi the way customers would want it. The fact that it works under intense interference conditions will be meaningful for those affected.
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As the old saying goes, two heads are better than one – so clearly, workplace collaboration has been happening for a long time. The way we join forces and work together, though, is changing fast. Technology is giving us exciting ways to build teams.
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Selecting the right devices One of the greatest pain points for staff is working with paper documents. The process reengineering required to turn paper workflow into fully online forms with accompanying mobile devices for use by both staff and customers is a high-cost, long-term project, and in the meantime, businesses need to continue as usual […]
Healthcare professionals work in one of the toughest jobs. Long hours and shift work that can be exhausting and compounding this is the influx of new technology that is now required in most healthcare facilities. Skilled caregivers who already have high demands on their time are now required to spend as much time on computers […]
Gain insights into traffic patterns across your WAN from a central aggregation point, designed for organisations with multiple sites and networks. Provide an amazing network experience for your end users by understanding their behaviour on the network and alleviating network performance problems. With the ongoing migration to cloud applications, organisations now more than ever need […]
MV cameras setting a high bar in IoT security The last couple of weeks have shown how vulnerable our connected world can be. Reports of a new wave of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at a scale beyond what has been seen before are attracting worldwide headlines. With traffic floods now reaching the terabyte […]
For many customers, it is when we look at the big picture that the magic happens. Don’t be surprised when our Cisco services experts are curious about your end-game. Often when they dig a little deeper, and learn more about your business direction, they will spot an alternative path that offers you greater business value. They get a kick out of getting you more mileage from your budget.
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Think about the planning that goes into rolling out a new IT solution. Now, imagine rolling that solution out to 600 retail locations within weeks. Multi-site projects aren’t for the faint hearted. Everything from delivery, asset management, co-ordination of technicians, re-imaging of machines, green disposal of old equipment, training and handover – all has to […]
As solutions providers, we’re used to evaluating and implementing new technologies daily. Some are straightforward, and get little attention outside our customer’s data centre. Others, though, demand a profoundly different approach. Mobility solutions fall firmly into the latter type. Done right, the productivity and morale advantages can be considerable – but it takes solid planning […]