Dell Inspiron

2013-09-06 @ admin

Some people want a tablet only – godd for them. Some people want a netbook only – good for them too. Some people like me needs both and we should be allowed this as well. TheiPad is rated by all and yet it lacks basic functionality like ports and multi-threading. The duo allows me to run Office and sync with my work email system. I can view ANY website as on my desktop PC. I can develop on it, even though the compiles are slightly slow – but I can live with that as it is portable. The viewing angle is irrelevant as it is a personal device as therefore I can make sure I view it from the front. The touch screen is fine by me and the extra from 600 to 764 pixels vert in landscape means I can view websites without having to scroll all the time. I dont know what the issue is with SD cards as it has USB ports and card readers are now so small for micro-sd cards that carrying one with your SD cards is of no consequence.

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THE MSP QUALIFICATIONS

2013-09-03 @ admin

Right now, in many organisations, the change manager is either non-existent or appointed half way, or later, through the programme’s deployment. This is a potentially fatal error because getting end user acceptance during change is vital for the success of the new business objectives,

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Right now the change manager is either nonexistent or appointed halfway through

2013-08-19 @ admin

The problem for the IT department is finding a way to manage not just the tricky job of designing a system architecture and commissioning or writing the software, but making sure that the users are trained and ready for the new way that the business works. Vocational training courses for the technical work of IT proiects, such as those that end up in MCSE or CCNA qualifications, are widely known. The process of change management has been largely neglected in IT in terms of formal training. However, that is beginning to change with the growing availability of courses and qualifications based on guidance from the Office of Government Commerce (OGC).

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A failure to involve the users lay at the heart of the problem

2013-08-19 @ admin

The focus of IT management has itself been changing in this direction for some time and in the future management will be even less focused on technology and still more integrated with the overall needs of the business management and processes. It is essential that we recognise that information and communications systems are crucial assets and therefore organisations must invest appropriate resource into the support, delivery and management of the critical IT services that underpin them.

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Four plays for a better health service

2013-08-12 @ admin

The National Programme for Information Technology in the NHS (NPfIT) has four core goals aimed at delivering an infrastructure for more advanced healthcare.

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Going soft on change

2013-08-12 @ admin

Having been elected in 1997 on a manifesto that argued the case for improved public services, the Labour government issued a white paper in early 1999 entitled ‘Modernising Government’. It was an ambitious plan of reform that foresaw a leading role for IT as a critical element in providing new forms of electronic service deliver. The intention was that the government would wholeheartedly enter the Information Age, with ‘innovation being the new watchword.

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Bezos literally built Amazon out of his own garage into the largest online retailer in the world.

2013-08-11 @ admin

Bezos purchase of the Post raises alarm bells for me. I remember those little ads and apps saying “go to your local retailer, look at the product, talk with the knowledgeable employees, then click order, and we’ll send it to you” In retail we call that “showrooming”. Come in, spend an hour trying on shoes, then order them online. Any product that we find discounted excessively on Amazon, we stop carrying asap. Any person we find taking pictures of items we stock, we immediately subject to “friendly shadowing”. We smile, we talk, we do not leave you alone until you leave the store. We consider you to be a shoplifter.

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