Going Big at Cisco Live
April 7, 2017
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.
Security is one of the perennial concerns of IT professionals, and rightly so. The behaviour of attackers is evolving rapidly, and every organisation, from every industry, of every size, should be considered a target.
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.
Nearly three years ago – after only a handful of years into shipping a revolutionary storage platform – Nimble Storage had achieved a measured availability of Five Nines (99.999%) across their installed base. Well, things have only gotten better! They now have over 9,000 customers, representing over 315 million hours of system uptime, and are […]
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.
Fortinet’s segmented approach to retail security covers network, endpoint, application, datacentre, cloud and access, with everything designed to work together as an integrated security fabric.
Wide, adjustable screens, beautiful, branded styling, and as easy to use as swiping a smartphone. Learn why Toshiba’s latest POS technology is making sense in a fast-changing retail world.
From boutique businesses to major retailers, Computer Merchants has helped create some of the most technically advanced retail environments. Read what our retail IT experts say are the key considerations when planning your next technology project.
When you’re juggling e-commerce, wired and wireless access, connected shop-floor devices and mobile workers, your security needs to be nailed down. Read how our partners at Fortinet are creating smarter, easily rolled out networks that welcome customers, not crims.
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 […]
After some very public problems on Census night, IT security has been well and truly shoved into the spotlight. While fortunately, most of us don’t have the eyes of the entire nation on us while we go about our jobs, breaches can draw very unwelcome attention to lower profile organisations. For the unprepared, attacks can […]
There is a saying, usually attributed to Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, that ‘the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’ While he could not have dreamed of some challenges facing modern business leaders, his words apply as much today as they ever did. Businesses in all kinds of industries are facing competition […]
Remember when the mention of a cyber-criminal brought to mind bored, sun-deprived teens making mischief? Or poorly punctuated email pleas to accept non-existent multi-million dollar inheritances? Today’s cyber-criminals aren’t like that. The new breed is smart, well-resourced and in many cases, run as an efficient business. Threats have changed, so IT professionals need to mount […]
We worked last year with a customer in the printing industry. Once we had helped them to address immediate technology problems, we worked with them to explore how IT could be used as an enabler that would increase opportunities in a very competitive sector. Our customer introduced online services, where their clients could build their […]
When you look at the businesses that have survived – and thrived – for a long time, they all have two things in common. First is the ability to understand their markets well. Second is the ability to transform themselves through changing times, so that they stay relevant to their customers, and continue to win […]
As we farewell the financial year, many businesses take the opportunity to reassess their plans for the year ahead. Of course, there are some perennial priorities that remain high on the list, such as security, but what is top of the wish list beyond ‘business as usual’ matters? Cost reduction is always a focus, but […]
No matter how much things change in technology, some things stay the same. A perennial quest for most businesses is to do more with less – which is no mean feat for IT teams facing demands that are increasing daily. That more-for-less battle is why you should be looking at hyperconvergence. What is it? Put […]
We were honoured this month by Lenovo as their Innovative Partner of the Year. As well as thanking Lenovo for this award, we thank every one of our staff and customers, because they are all true innovators. Computer Merchants has a team of people dedicated to innovating the way we serve our own customers, as […]
It was a pleasure to host you and to facilitate a great discussion. Clayton Oates shared compelling stories around leading the charge towards transformation on a business and career level. Mark Goudie provided insight into the trends and issues in cyber-security in today’s world. Thank you again for supporting Computer Merchants and I look forward […]
ˈjuːnɪti/ Noun: the state of being united or joined as a whole We spend a lot of time listening to the hurdles our customers face, and one topic that is always on the radar is storage. Little wonder – they are dealing with tsunami-like volumes of data that they need to store. When we help […]
EMC just launched its Unity storage family, and it looks set to make a lot of IT managers happy. Unity checks a lot of boxes. Affordable Flash optimisation is the big drawcard, with serious simplicity, data protection and an easy path to the cloud high on the list. It offers some attractive advantages for businesses […]