Businesses world-wide are facing rising costs and bigger challenges to store and manage their important data, most of which is critical to their survival. By 2020, it’s estimated that the accumulated volume of big data will increase 10-fold (from 4.4 zettabytes to roughly 44 zettabytes or 44 trillion GB) and business transactions (both B2B and […]
The digital economy is seeing businesses evolve, with new models and increasing demands. This puts pressure on IT to deliver applications faster, while also ensuring security and availability for staff. While this has come a long way, with compute or server virtualisation a reality for many, there is more to do. With many IT teams […]
The modern world is digital. From the time we wake up, to our daily work and all the way to our heads hitting our pillows at night, we use technology in one way or another. We check the weather before opening the door, catch up on messages with friends, some even check emails on the […]
As edge computing deployments get under way, organisations need to make their edge computing sites resilient. As the saying goes, “you’re only as good as your weakest link,” so if edge computing locations are allowed to be the weakest link in a multi-location environment, the entire network surely will suffer. You can’t have a truly resilient IT […]
You’ve depended on it for server virtualisation and as a cloud operating system, you enjoy its ability to use the best available compute resource for each workload – but if you’re running vSphere version 5.5 or older, it’s time for a change. This September, VMware is ending its support for older versions of vSphere, and […]
It sounds like it’s straight out of the movie theatre… machines with cognitive functioning that can perform problem solving tasks, understand their environment, and make decisions based on masses of information. Artificial intelligence (AI) is real, though – and the emerging business applications are worth getting excited about. At Computer Merchants, we’ve been exploring AI […]
We see our business very much as a collaborative effort. Everyone in our business can contribute ideas – but it is more than that. The team at Computer Merchants works with our vendor partners, a network of experts from across the globe, and of course our customers. In 2017, our collaboration with our customers paid […]
Productivity and engagement in the office is a crucial factor to an organisation’s success. Thankfully, today’s tech makes workplace productivity easier than ever before.
Many of our clients are happy with their current hardware and don’t really want to renew it just yet. In the past, it has often been cheaper to simply upgrade to the latest hardware and accept the missed savings.