The Importance of Modernising Infrastructure
July 30, 2018
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 […]
Guest blogger Dr Adam Makarucha tells us about real-world use cases of artificial intelligence It has been the subject of sci-fi novels since Mary Shelley created the genre when she penned Frankenstein, but Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer stuck in the realms of fiction. Fortunately, at IBM we are not creating monsters – but […]
Every quarter, Malwarebytes releases a new report on the threat landscape around the world. We like to review these and share the key takeaways with you, so you know what to look out for and why we may be recommending a specific security tactic. Malwarebytes recently released their latest Cybersecurity Tactics and Techniques report and […]
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 […]
With the new financial year now underway, businesses are beginning to start thinking about in the upcoming 12 months. You may be reviewing or renewing budgets, tools, and new tech, which can be a bit overwhelming. So, we’re taking a look at one of the most important areas – your technology and IT strategy – […]
The digital world is all around us – even on the worksite! Ensuring your tech is tough enough is essential when working in an unpredictable environment. Panasonic Toughbook® rugged laptops and Toughpad® durable tablets are engineered with enterprise-grade security to withstand drops, spills, dust and grime, and to perform in the harshest environments. Rugged reliability, […]
I will be the first to admit that this title may be a little misleading. In fact, WebEx Teams has existed for almost two and a half years now – It has just been masquerading under a different name. As of April 18, Cisco announced that they are edging towards a much more unified collaboration […]
Wireless networks can be difficult. You use them every day for everything and they don’t always work the way we expect! Whether it be designing, implementing, configuring or troubleshooting Computer Merchants are here to help you along the way. We can help you design, analyse, optimise and troubleshoot your Wi-Fi networks utilising the ESS (Ekahau […]
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 […]
Teamwork, of course, begins with people, and from an IT perspective, that means equipping them to play their part.
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 as 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 help. In this edition we’ve profiled […]
While lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have been used commercially for more than 20 years in various applications, they typically haven’t been adopted as batteries for static data centre UPSs. This was mainly because Li-ion cells that provided UPS vendors with the right balance between price, energy density, power, safety, and reliability for static UPS applications simply […]
Today’s employees are connected to the Internet all day every day, communicating with colleagues and stakeholders, sharing critical information and jumping from site to site. Less than 20 percent of respondents from a recent survey Mimecast conducted, said they felt completely confident in their ability to spot and defend against these cyberattacks. In 2017, these […]
Businesses of every shape and size rely on their IT to keep them running. Technology is so crucial in the modern workplace and transforming your organisation into a modern digital enterprise requires the best support. This year’s Cisco Live highlights the heroes of IT, celebrating the importance of tech in business. Computer Merchants are excited […]
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 […]
Mobile computing is a hot topic lately and for good reason – as technology continues to evolve, the ability to work remotely is easier than ever. There are a few trends in this area that we see growing in the next few years. Connected everywhere, all the time The advent of mobility in the workforce […]
Mobility in the workspace can free up your staff and improve productivity and efficiency. However, it does also come with several new security risks that must be considered. As mobile devices become more common both on a personal and working level, it is crucial to ensure the right training and education for your staff, as […]
The increase of technology comes with both benefits and drawbacks. While we get to enjoy the best in tech and see the workplace transform, this evolution also comes with increased security risks.
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.
Whether you have staff who work remotely, a workforce eager to go mobile or simply want your employees to be able to access business-critical information and applications anywhere, anytime, mobility is hugely powerful for companies.
Offices that look like something out of a sci-fi movie are no longer just a thing of fiction. The office of the future is now. Businesses are evolving rapidly and the workspace has transitioned to focus on flexibility and activity-based work. But what does this mean for your business? The age of “bleisure” A combination […]
The supermarket industry can be extremely competitive making efficiency and a positive customer experience crucial…
Just when you thought that data security professionals might get a break after a year focussed on big malware attacks, along come some new regulations that affect Australian organisations. Lucky IT security professionals like a challenge! In a move to improve transparency and beef up data protection for individuals, all Australian businesses with an annual […]
Summer and the festive season are here again, with warm days, sunny beaches, cold ales and for those that have been good, Santa. Computer Merchants’ will remain open right across the Christmas and New year period. Our office will be open for trading as per normal every work day, closing only for the public holidays. […]
In spite of the massive amount of hardware most of us deal with, some is just special. Those machines that just do what they’re supposed to, and keep on working when others around them fail…
If you are using V7R1 on one of your IBM i servers it is time to start planning on moving to a newer release. On the 30th September 2017 IBM withdrew V7R1 from marketing.
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 as you can leverage our technical staff when and how it suits you.
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.