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Connecting the Modern Workplace

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Sep 21, 2017 7:49:30 AM

By Victor Paradell, Vice President, IoT Solutions & Analytics Europe, Tech Data 

The Internet of Things is rapidly evolving, re-shaping thousands of industries in fresh and exciting ways. Gartner predicts that 20.4 billion connected devices will be in use globally by 2020 (source: Gartner, 2017).

What makes IoT so exciting is its ability to completely transform how a business operates. IoT is innovation-led meaning the better you can innovate, the better the business outcome. Organisations who fail to grasp this, face being left behind by competitors. Most businesses need help understanding how to embrace the advantages that come with IoT, as well as support to successfully implement connected solutions into the business model. As an IT provider, you need to start by having a thorough understanding of your customers’ most pressing business challenges. Then with an open mind, look at creative ways you can use IoT solutions to overcome these challenges. To start off, don’t allow yourself to be constrained by the traditional ways of doing things. Remember, you are looking for game-changing innovation. Then reach out to experienced partners, like Tech Data, who can help take an IoT concept through to a production-ready solution, capable of delivering a measurable return on investment.

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Topics: Internet of Things (IoT)

Tech Data Academy training supports a global tourism organisation’s move to the latest version of ‘IBM Campaign’

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Aug 4, 2017 5:23:54 AM

Background

A global player in the tourism industry needed to replace the legacy application it was using to manage marketing campaigns with IBM Campaign. For the deployment to be successful, it was important to get two things right; firstly, the time given to rollout the project was tight, so staff had to be trained quickly to ensure minimum business disruption. Secondly, being new to IBM Campaign, staff feared there would be complexities that they would struggle to master. It was critical they were taught how to use all the features and get the most from their investment in the application.

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IoT Lab Munich—the partnership. Discuss the benefits of the partnership

Posted by Tech Data Europe on May 17, 2017 7:36:37 AM

By Victor Paradell, vice president, IoT Solutions & Analytics, EMEA at Tech Data

The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting humanity to physical objects in ways we never imagined. With billions of objects exchanging an endless stream of data and becoming active participants in business processes enabled by the cloud, IoT is helping businesses transform the way they operate, creating significant efficiency gains and improved customer experience. Worldwide, IoT is a huge business, as global spending on the technology reached more than $643.8 billion in 2015 and, it is expected to account for approximately $998 billion of IT budgets in 2018.

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Topics: Internet of Things (IoT)

The Future of Flash Storage

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Apr 26, 2017 7:08:20 AM

By Evan Unrue, Chief Technologist, IoT, Analytics & Cognitive EMEA 

 

Evan Unrue, Chief Technologist, IoT, Analytics & Cognitive EMEA, Technology Solutions, now part of Tech Data.
 
This is a big topic, but in essence there are a few areas where we will see flash technology advances, in the immediate to mid-term, and I would categorise this into a few areas: Cost, Capacity, Connectivity, Performance and Acceptance.
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Why Flash is such a big deal in the enterprise

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Apr 19, 2017 8:10:11 AM

By Evan Unrue, Chief Technologist, IoT, Analytics & Cognitive EMEA 

 

Why is Flash's impact likely to continue to expand?

 

At the point of its entry into the market, the All-Flash Array gained its appeal through jaw dropping performance, primarily to those with specific use cases that demanded they do something different to address the high performance storage requirements, such as high performance OLTP database environments and large-scale virtual desktop deployments.

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Topics: Storage

The Economic Realities of All-Flash Arrays Today

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Apr 12, 2017 5:45:42 AM

By Evan Unrue, Chief Technologist, IoT, Analytics & Cognitive EMEA 

 

Evan Unrue, Chief Technologist, IoT, Analytics & Cognitive EMEA, Technology Solutions, now part of Tech Data.
 
In the past, the economic viability of All-Flash Arrays was based primarily on cost per IO (a performance metric denoting price/performance).
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Topics: Storage

Choosing Flash Storage

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Apr 5, 2017 10:42:25 AM

 

Evan Unrue, Chief Technologist, IoT, Analytics & Cognitive EMEA, Technology Solutions, now part of Tech Data.
 
Now the All-Flash Array has developed some maturity in the market, it is important to look beyond just how blisteringly fast it is and to make your use cases based on other key features such as availability, management, flexibility and how well it will grow with your business.
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Topics: Storage

Flavours of Flash Storage

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Mar 15, 2017 7:22:27 AM

By Anthony Greenhalgh, Business Group Director – EMEA Strategic Suppliers, Technology Solutions, now part of Tech Data.

 

Anthony Greenhalgh, Business Group Director – EMEA Strategic Suppliers, Technology Solutions, now part of Tech Data.

Flash was once most commonly associated with consumer grade memory and found in products such as smartphones and digital cameras. Today, flash storage solutions offer levels of reliability and availability at a price that organisations of all sizes can afford.

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Avnet makes a push into IoT through Mars rover demo

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Feb 20, 2017 7:31:17 AM

Avnet is going out of this world to show customers that they are industry leaders in the universe of IoT (Internet of Things) solutions. In November at the inaugural IoT Emerge event in Chicago, Avnet used a Mars rover mock-up to demonstrate a complete IoT-enabled application.

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Topics: Internet of Things (IoT)

The significance of certified training in a competitive partner landscape

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Jan 10, 2017 8:42:45 AM

 

Stephen Ennis, Director Education Services, Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA
 

Stephen Ennis, Director Education Services, Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA discusses how training certification is fast becoming a necessity

The channel must understand just how vital IT training and certifications are – not only for its own success, but also to the end-users it serves. A recent survey conducted by Analyst house IDC found that almost all respondent had been certified in some form of IT training in the past two years. This represents a significant shift towards comprehensive education to address the blossoming skills gap in many IT professions.

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Topics: training

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