With more people working from and staying at home, home improvement projects have become the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why Wickes, the market leading, home improvement retailer, sought to digitally transform its supply chain with Blue Yonder. The retailer will utilize Blue Yonder’s demand and fulfillment capabilities through LuminateTM Planning to quickly pivot to forecast consumers’ rapidly changing shopping patterns to address demand and accurately align product availability and supply.
The media group at UK Premier League Football Club Arsenal F.C. has adopted the File Fabric to help with their media data management, providing a tool that allows them to operate with large media assets quickly and securely.
Anglian Water has selected Appian’s low-code platform to accelerate the development of new digital business applications. Geographically, Anglian is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales, supplying 1.2 billion litres of water to 4.3 million customers, and collecting used water from over six million people every day.
Microsoft Inspire 2018, Microsoft UK CEO Cindy Rose announced the
company’s 25,000 UK partners had generated more than ?50,000,000 in the
past year. But, what recognition did the UK receive for these
exceptional results? Mark Twining, partner account manager at Microsoft IT recruitment partner Curo Talent, reports on his experience at the Las Vegas conference.
Technologies has formed a global reseller agreement with SAP SE. SAP will now resell the HCL next-generation maintenance, repair, and overhaul
solution under the brand name SAP® Enterprise Asset Management (SAP EAM), add-on for MRO by HCL for SAP S/4HANA®.
Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.
Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.
Under pressure from big merchants and watchful regulators, the two mega app stores Apple and Google made concessions last year that gave merchants monetisation options outside of their stores. For example, in June 2020, the European Commission opened an anti-trust investigation to “assess whether Apple's rules for app developers on the distribution of apps via the App Store violate EU competition rules.”