A note from our Managing Director; A changing world.
April 8, 2020
I have often written about change. For those that know me understand that I am a large advocate of change, to the point that it should be part of our everyday life. I encourage a culture of fostering change both at home and at work. I believe we should all be doing things (taking action) […]
Regardless of what industry you are in, it is safe to say that this is a very unique time for all of us. What were priorities only a few weeks ago have been pushed aside, and a whole new set of challenges have taken their place. As many of you know, Computer Merchants is a […]
Many of our customers will remember that Computer Merchants was founded 40 years ago, purely as a used hardware supplier. Since then, like many businesses, we have evolved to cater to your changing needs over time. However, with the current uncertainty in the world it’s worth remembering that we can still help with used hardware, […]
Wherever you have a situation that involves processing large amounts of transactions or large volumes of data, there’s an opportunity for automation. This was certainly the case for a Computer Merchants client in the property maintenance industry. Servicing over ten thousand strata title properties, one of the main functions of the business is to provide […]
What has changed with the asset write-off scheme? Many of you may recall that the Instant Asset Write-Off was introduced many years ago. The positive news right now in light of the current challenges we all face is the instant asset write-off threshold has been increased from $30,000 to $150,000 and expanded access to include […]
During these challenging times, here are four key IT points we hope the community is taking into consideration.
A power outage is just one of nine common power problems that impact power quality and availability. Eaton have compiled their annual blackout tracker report and we’ve chosen some of the most valuable insights for you to ensure you have uninterrupted power supply this storm season. Did you know: While putting a price tag on […]
Windows 7 is Going End of Support in January, Have You Changed OS? Every product has a lifecycle. It begins when the product is released and ends when the product is no longer supported. In 2020, support will end for Windows 7. With the deadline fast approaching, are you wondering what will happen if you […]
Dell’s newest edition to the Optiplex range is the Optiplex 7070 Ultra. This workstation is the smallest, most flexible, and fully modular desktop solution on the market. Users are given swappable elements to configure the ultimate solution for their needs, while the PC hides within the monitor stand; Providing you and your staff with a […]
Take our quick and simple questionnaire to take your first step towards simplifying your network. What’s the right fit for your organisation? Answer the questions below to find out! If you’d prefer to skip the quiz, you can find the questions below: Q1 Do you have a small IT staff of a full department? Small […]
One of the strengths of Computer Merchants’ team is the ability to create change and innovate quickly. Throughout 2019 we’ve been able to leverage the technology we develop internally to help our business drive positive results. On average we’ve implemented one system improvement per day over the past year and by making these small improvements […]
How to ensure you’re prepared to implement AI when the time comes. At Computer Merchants, we use IBM Watson to power our email sentiment analysis tool. We also have a dedicated development team who have built and implemented AI’s that run across our internal services. IBM has been a huge partner in our AI journey […]
In the digital era, the key for brick-and mortar retailers is evaluating how to best deliver a memorable but streamlined and information-rich experience. Through focusing on these 3 key areas, retail point of sale (POS) technology can help significantly.
Computer Merchants have a long and proud history of working with HP, and the HP EliteBook x360 1030, powered by Intel® Core™ processors is a fantastic example of a modern device built for the modern workplace. View why here:
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Trend Micro are one of the world’s leading security providers with specialties across all fields of IT and business sizes. As such Computer Merchants work closely with them to ensure we can offer you the best security solution tailored for your business. Trend Micro release security predictions yearly to help prompt consumers on what they […]
Computer Merchants has developed a reputation for early engagement with customers working on very complex issues. Recently we were engaged with a company solving some unique IT problems around big data. EcoThought is the Australian-owned brainchild of Slade and Marjolein Beard. They specialise in the analysis and design of sustainable human systems based on the […]
The demand for Office 365 is growing. With over 3 million new users a month and 180 million users worldwide as of April 2019, many businesses are seeing the value of cloud-based applications and subscription-based licensing. While there’s no doubt that using cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) is easy and can offer several advantages […]
ISDN (the Integrated Services Digital Network) will be retired in Australia in 2019 with the arrival of the National Broadband Network (NBN), so it’s time to move to a SIP network to avoid issues down the line. Like most upgrades, this is about streamlining what your organisation uses into a more unified infrastructure with cost […]