Getting ready for the unknown

“Many jobs that will exist in the next two decades don’t exist today, in just the same way as the jobs we have today are different from or didn’t exist 20 years ago” – Phil Vokins, Intel. What do a big data analyst, a driverless car engineer, a mobile app developer, a cloud computing specialist, an Uber driver, and a drone operator have in common? Their jobs didn’t exist ten years ago. Things are changing  …>> more

A simple guide to integrating digital learning into the classroom

As the number of schools embracing technology in classrooms increases, providing sufficient support for teachers to integrate new learning tools into the classroom is a major challenge. More attention must be paid to instill confidence with teachers that the technology being introduced into their classrooms is useful and relevant. Technology cannot become a distraction or a burden, or lead to the loss of valuable class time. If educators aren’t prepared or confident in the reliability  …>> more

Want to win in retail? Here’s what you need to know

The retail landscape is more crowded than ever before. Competition ranges from digital stores that can ship to any geography and market, to out-of-country retailers setting up shop locally. With so many choices available to today’s consumer, a retailer must adapt to evolving consumer expectations in order to compete and attract consumers. For most retailers, competitive positioning is based on their brand strategy along with how they engage with customers. Some drive business by cutting  …>> more

Inspiration from a 20th century warrior

When I was thirteen years old my father took me to see George C. Scott’s cinematic portrayal of General George S Patton. I was forever to become a student and fan of one of the most controversial generals of the Second World War. more

Accelerating Microsoft SQL with Flash Technology

With the ever increasing demand for speed and throughput, SQL databases can present performance challenges to enterprise businesses that rely on them. Many organizations have resolved this in part by adopting flash technology. Microsoft’s recently announced licensing changes provide further incentive to integrate flash technology. Databases were some of the first applications to leverage flash arrays. They are the preferred choice to accelerate high-performance OLTP – Online Transaction Processing applications on Microsoft SQL server databases  …>> more

Why It Might Be Time to Let Go of Your Wireless Network

Wireless Network
BYOD means mobile devices are flourishing and adding to headache of keeping networks secure and optimized. Cloud-managed wireless ultimately benefits both IT departments and business operations. Outsourcing IT functions and adopting managed services are standard operating procedure for many enterprises to streamline costs and increase business agility. Now the impetus and technology is available to farm out your wireless networking infrastructure. The Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomenon is reason enough to offload elements of your wireless network.  …>> more