May 2013

Data centers – supporting the cloud

May 17, 2013

Utility computing is now a reality.  Just as the National Grid allows businesses to access electricity at the flick of a switch (rather than owning, manning and running their own generators), the cloud allows similar economies of scale to be applied to IT infrastructure. The cloud is, …

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BYOD: the consumerization of IT

May 15, 2013

Many employers responded to the disruption caused by ‘consumerization’ of the IT workplace by embracing the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ trend. Essentially, BYOD has been promoted by three factors: (1) consumerization; (2) user frustration with devices procured by work; (3) desire to carry only one …

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4G: keeping up with the competition

May 8, 2013

2013 has been branded ‘the year of 4G adoption’ – 4G being the fourth-generation mobile internet infrastructure. With a rising trend in businesses adopting mobile working strategies, it is clear that consumers and businesses alike will be looking to explore the benefits that this latest …

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I Came, I Saw, I Bought Elsewhere

May 1, 2013

Showrooming is increasingly on the agenda of marketers and retailers, as the practice becomes more and more popular among shoppers around the globe. Multi-brand shops selling cosmetics, books and especially gadgets are most affected by this activity, where people go to stores to check and feel …

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