Making the Move – When Companies Shift to a New Digital Home

by Jamie O’Brien Moving, in whatever context, is always fraught with unexpected variables, whether it is moving to a new physical home, or to a digital one. Every business, from time-to-time, has to move from one digital home to another as computer operating systems (OS) change and evolve. Over the past quarter century this has meant moves from Unix, DOS, or Windows 3 to Windows NT, 95, 98, or XP, then to Vista, 7, and  …>> more

On se déplace – Quand les entreprises se tournent vers une nouvelle maison numérique.

Par Jamie O’Brien Se déplacer, quel que soit le contexte, est toujours chargé de variables inattendues, qu’il s’agisse de déménager dans une nouvelle maison physique, ou de passer à une nouvelle maison numérique. Chaque entreprise, de temps en temps, doit passer d’une maison numérique à l’autre car les systèmes d’exploitation informatiques (SE) changent et évoluent. Au cours du dernier quart de siècle, cela s’est traduit par un passage d’Unix, DOS ou Windows 3 à Windows  …>> more
BY RANDY MANDRISH, JULY 25, 2017
RETAIL

Brick and mortar’s customer experience advantage in retail

The retail world has been rapidly evolving with the increase in online retailers, digital interaction and growing competition. As the shopping experience becomes immersive, consumers have endless shopping options both online and in traditional stores. In such an environment of multiple retailers clamming for buyers’ attention, how can retailers continue to have a competitive edge? Superior customer experience continues to make all the difference. We all know the scenarios. Sudden lineups that leave shoppers waiting,  …>> more
BY JOE ADDISON, APRIL 8, 2014
SECURITY

5 things to do if you’re still running Windows XP

If all goes according to plan, today will be the last Patch Tuesday for Windows XP and Office 2003. And while rumours still abound that Microsoft will back down and offer a low cost support option, I’m not holding my breath. However, there are still some legitimate reasons why you may still have Windows XP running in your environment. There may be a critical application that won’t run on anything other than XP and the  …>> more
BY JOE ADDISON, DECEMBER 28, 2013
CLOUD COMPUTING

The evolution of the datacentre

Change is nothing new in IT. First there were main frames, then personal computers and client server computing. Servers then got virtualized and then came cloud computing. Through these changes, software has been centralized, decentralized and now distributed. Consumption of IT services has moved from centralized, to shared and now it’s all about self-service. Change is nothing new. Neither is it always easy. There are 3 things IT managers and decision makers need to consider  …>> more

What we learned when we rebuilt our own data centre

New Data Centre
When we rebuilt the Compugen data centre at our new headquarters, we had a chance to put our own solutions into practice. We have seen lots of advances in technology for datacentres in recent years – network convergence, virtualization, blade infrastructure, multi-core processing, SANs, IP telephony, fibre-over-ethernet, cloud computing and more. With so many exciting new choices, however, there is always a risk of getting caught up in the ‘latest & greatest’ and the quest  …>> more