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Infographic: Cloud demand

Infographic: Cloud demand

This infographic illustrates how much cloud investment has increased in the past few years and how much it continues to increase.

December 7, 2018 by

Using the cloud to turn governance into a business advantage

Using the cloud to turn governance into a business advantage

New regulations, such as the recently enacted GDPR, create significant concerns for managers but these rules cannot be ignored. By making a shift to the cloud, your business can develop a much tighter awareness of the information it holds and the location of that data.

November 30, 2018 by

Using the cloud to cut costs and keep them low

Using the cloud to cut costs and keep them low

By investing in a serverless approach, your business can slash capital expenditure and create a tighter grip on operational costs. The result is an agile approach to infrastructure that is fit for the digital age.

November 21, 2018 by

Turning shadow IT into a business advantage

Turning shadow IT into a business advantage

CIOs in large firms are being circumnavigated by line-of-business decision makers who are buying their own apps, often without input from the IT department. In a smaller business, that siloed way of working won't fly. In fact, the close interactions of a smaller team make Agile and DevOps the perfect solution for end user-focused development.

November 19, 2018 by

How analytics can improve supply chain agility

How analytics can improve supply chain agility

An efficient supply chain can make the difference between leading a market and being left behind. This presentation shows how real-time analytics can help your supply chain respond dynamically to ever-changing customer needs.

February 10, 2015 by

CommonSense wants to offer Amazon-like delivery to small businesses

CommonSense Robotics is hoping to give Amazon-like delivery chops to small companies. *** Small companies and retailers are struggling to offer quick, profitable, and scalable shipping. *** It’s a huge market opportunity, however, as warehouse automation grows and falls in price. *** So, in an attempt to offer one-hour delivery and on-demand fulfillment… *** CommonSense wants to use Micro-Fulfillment Centers with on-demand fulfillment robots. *** These are small, urban, automated spaces that combine local distribution with automated fulfillment. *** They’d receive, stock, and package merchandise of participating vendors based on predictive algorithms. *** Vendors would then arrange their own last-mile delivery, something even UPS and FedEx are exploring. *** CommonSense’s plan is a smaller, chopped-up version of how Amazon's decidedly macro centers work.

August 10, 2017 by

NASapalooza: a first look at six hot new NAS boxes

What happens when six hot new NAS boxes arrive at the door? It's NASapalooza! In this video, David compares the Synology DiskStation DS1817+, the QNAP TVS-473, the Buffalo TeraStation 5410DN, the TerraMaster NAS F2-420, Western Digital MyCloud PR4100, and the nearly indestructible ioSafe 1515+.

June 2, 2017

QuickBooks Pro 2013 review

QuickBooks Pro 2013 review

A jazzy new interface and a CRM-like Lead Centre are the main new features in QuickBooks 2013. Existing users may struggle to justify the upgrade, but there's a lot in the product already and this refresh certainly won't do sales any harm.

September 20, 2012 by

EonNAS Pro 800

EonNAS Pro 800

This eight-bay NAS server offers excellent functionality, managed via a usable web interface, at an affordable price. Highly recommended.

May 17, 2012 by

Dell Vostro 410

Dell Vostro 410

Dell claims its Vostro 410 is an energy efficient, high performance PC for small businesses. While Dell's efficiency claims seem to be hot air, the 410 is a sleek, zippy and good value PC.

July 17, 2008 by

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