By David Norfolk, Industry Analyst, Bloor Research When I think of how a Mutable Business (i.e. a business in a constant state of evolution and change) can be made to work, I think of maximum possible automation. Not just automation of the business process, but automation of the necessary governance too. What’s more, this needs to be ‘clever’ automation that exploits machine learning and AI...

Posted on Apr 18 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Heads-up on headsets Sennheiser has launched HeadSetup Pro Manager, a cloud-based IT management solution that facilitates the tracking, monitoring, updating and configuration of multiple Sennheiser devices from a single, easy to use dashboard. IT departments can receive an overview of active and inactive audio devices; push out software updates to all headsets; centrally configure settings; and create...

Posted on Apr 17 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Seven up Toshiba has released seven ultra-portable E-Generation laptops optimised to meet the productivity and security challenges facing businesses today. The new models include two Portégé devices (the X20W-E and X30-E); three Tecra laptops (the X40-E, A50-E and Z50-E); and two Satellite Pros (the A50-E and R50-E). The new devices feature up to an 8th Generation Intel Core processor for productivity;...

Posted on Apr 16 2018 - 3:34pm by Tayla Ansell
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InfoTrends is looking for Office equipment dealers or IT resellers to participate in its survey on serviceability. InfoTrends is a market research firm that studies office technologies and services and is part of the Keypoint Intelligence Group that also owns BLI. As part of the company’s on-going research, this survey will be used to understand what technical service tools Vendors/OEMs offer and...

Leading UK distributor Northamber announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with audio experts JBL.  The agreement will see Northamber promote the heritage audio brand into its core target markets of classroom and meeting room. Phil Gaut, Director of AV at Northamber, said: “Within the JBL range there are some core products that can significantly enhance the classroom experience....

UTAX (UK) Ltd, part of Europe’s largest Document Management company specialising in the sale of high-quality printing and copier systems has demonstrated its compliance to and been certified to the Quality Management System Standard – ISO 9001:2015 by BSI (British Standards Institution). The certification was presented by BSI following a stringent auditing process. BSI Group is the business standards...

Posted on Apr 16 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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The SD Worx Digital Assistant could be the ‘second brain’ you’ve been waiting for. James Goulding reports Artificial Intelligence was a key theme at the SD Worx European Conference for users its HR and payroll solutions, held in London on February 6. The topic featured prominently in a roundtable discussion on The Future of Collaboration, with both Marc Teerlink, Global Vice President of SAP...

Posted on Apr 15 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Lucie Greene, Worldwide Director of J. Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group, picks 10 key technology trends to look out for in 2018 1. AR Reaches Mass In 2017, augmented reality (AR) went from niche technology to must-have tech. Now tech giants are pushing AR into the mainstream. Though AR came to prominence through the immensely popular Pokémon Go, it is no longer a game, but a serious feature poised...

Posted on Apr 14 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Sharp is expanding its AV portfolio to address new growth opportunities Foxconn’s investment in Sharp Corporation almost two years ago has re-energised the company and given added impetus to its AV business, epitomised by its expanding product range and innovation in areas such as 8K technology. At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, held in Amsterdam in February, Sharp was showing its largest...

Posted on Apr 13 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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ISE 2018 Integrated Systems Europe 2018 (ISE), the world’s largest trade show for the professional AV and electronic systems industry, took place February 6-9 in Amsterdam. As always, there was much to see. Here are some highlights Bright and clear NEC Display Solutions Europe unveiled its latest range of 4K/UHD large format displays. The MultiSync P and V Series are available in four sizes from...