Chief Information Officers and other information technology leaders realize the importance of maintaining their information technology infrastructure capabilities in line with technological advances so their customers can get the services and performance they expect to keep their business growing. Large or small, all businesses have been impacted by the increasing availability of artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Whether it’s advanced analytics or machine learning, traditional IT infrastructure configurations don’t necessarily deliver the best performance for these applications. Artificial intelligence applications and services are notorious for consuming large amounts of data and requiring fast networks and storage with low I/O latency. A good system engineer will realize the key infrastructure attributes needed for high-performance AI solutions and incorporate those in its systems design.
ARN continues to celebrate and reward excellence across the Australian ICT channel with the Annual ICT Industry Awards, 2017. This year EMPR Australia has been nominated for not just one, but for TWO AWARDS within the Distributor category – Hardware Distributor and Specialist Distributor! We are so very proud of this achievement as being finalist testifies to our accomplishment within the ICT industry. Being recognised by the channel community as a contender for these prestigious awards alongside multi-billion dollar companies reinforces our vision and mission to serve the Australian Channel to the highest standard.
The Tokyo Institute of Technology teamed up with HPE to build what has been named the most powerful computer in the world. What’s more, the HPE SGI 8600 system is not an ordinary super machine, it is a machine designed with environmental sustainability in mind.
Climate change scientists have expressed concerns that computers continue to demand a lot of energy whilst in operation. Additionally, these devices have become so ubiquitous that it is difficult to find a home without a desktop or a laptop computer. In factories, industries, and big institutions mainframes are more likely to be found. Research institutions are likely to use both the main frame and super computers.
Never a company to rest on its personal computing laurels, the brand continues to churn out exciting upgrades to eager tech users. This year is no different. The company has released several new products recently. Following are just three of Lenovo’s latest offerings that are worth the upgrade.
HPE Unveils New Advances in Firmware Security
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently unveiled their newest advances in silicon-based security, including new methods specifically designed to address firmware attacks. With cyber security increasingly becoming an issue for both corporations and governments alike, HPE is confident that their new advances will help to balance the playing field and bring back a measure of security to clients. Aside from addressing security concerns, HPE also announced that they have made improvements to their software-defined infrastructure, which provides clients with new tools for economic flexibility and responsiveness.
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) has partnered with Hedvig to create a cloud storage platform for Hewlett-Packard servers. Hedvig is a former Facebook and Amazon engineer and is popular for the creation of the Cassandra database. Hedvig’s software will be offered with Hewlett-Packards Apollo 4200 Servers as a distributed cloud storage service.
This new platform has two types of memory offerings, 48 TB and 96 TB configurations. The platform has been designed with a specific set of enterprises in mind. These are private, multi-data, and hybrid enterprise data centre clouds. According to Hedvigs, the configuration of the new platform will also support personal cloud storage for various hypervisors such as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.
The $20k asset write-off as well as promising to lower general tax rates for small businesses was one of the major platforms that the Treasurer called his 10-year enterprise tax plan, which was introduced in the 2016 budget. The major change to the $20k asset write off is that in the 2017 budget it is available to all businesses up to and including $10 million annual turnover. In the 2016 budget, it was limited to businesses up to and including those with a $2 million annual turnover. Read more
Building vs. buying is an age-old conundrum for businesses and individuals alike. One is often initially less expensive than the other, but the comparisons don’t stop there. Sometimes what might seem like the more expensive option turns out to be the better plan in the long run. So how can an IT professional gauge their decision making and make sure they are making the best possible choice given budgets, schedules and the goals of the enterprise?
Lenovo has built quite a name for itself as the industry-standard for business laptops. With reliable, tried-and-true products, Lenovo stands out as an industry leader in the world of professional laptops. Rather than take these claims at face value, though, let’s consider why Lenovo’s products are so widely popular.
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