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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

  • Office printer

    Framework vs non-framework contracts

    10 February 2022 By Zoe Morgan-Kriek - Category Buyer for ICT at YPO

    During a recent meeting with one of our Multifunctional Devices framework suppliers Ricoh, Zoe Morgan-Kriek, our Category Buyer for ICT met Keith Stevenson the framework manager to discuss the benefits of our customers using a framework.

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  • Packing up office

    Moving office? Top tips to ensure a smooth move

    08 February 2022 By Terry Gibbs - Director at Restore Harrow Green

    Many organisations are looking at how their offices are configured with lots making changes to fit in around new ways of working.

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  • ICT hardware chip

    Global chip shortages aka 'Chipageddon'

    16 December 2021 By Joe Holland, ICT Category Buyer at YPO

    The ICT Hardware supply chain has seen a number of problems over the past year or two. The biggest challenge the supply chain has faced is the shortage of semiconductors. The shortage of semiconductors if effecting over 100 different industries, from video game consoles, cars to IT hardware such as laptops and desktop PCs. The shortage has caused production times to increase which has ultimately had a knock-on effect for the end-product being delivered to customers. The lack of these chips has also had some effect on other parts such as screens.

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  • Data centre

    A guide to data centre maintenance

    25 October 2021 By Bailey Walker - Maintenance Support Manager at 2bm

    Whether you’re operating a private or colocation facility, taking the appropriate steps to avoid a data centre outage should be amongst the highest priorities for all data centre managers – with maintenance at the very top of the list.

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  • ISDN

    The ISDN/PSTN switch off – are you ready?

    20 August 2021 By Matt Dykes – Chief Operating Officer at Abzorb

    From 2023 public sector organisations will be unable to buy ISDN and PSTN telephone systems, and in 2025, they will cease to exist.

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  • Printing solution

    Sustainable printing for the public sector

    17 August 2021 By The APS Group

    As part of your social value objectives, you may be considering how to ensure any print requirements are aligned to your environmental and sustainability goals.

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  • Remember Emma - Fellowes

    Remember Emma? Home working is having an impact

    12 May 2021 By Richard Monk - Commercial Business Manager at Fellowes

    Emma Work ‘Colleague of the Future’ was developed by Fellowes - the healthy workspace experts - to show how office workers could look in 20 years’ time if we continue to work with inadequately set-up workstations, poor posture and minimal movement.

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  • Virtual call

    Save Education: Mobile and Unified Communications

    20 April 2021 By Matt Dykes – Chief Operating Officer, Abzorb

    Although the children are now back at school there will still be thousands who are having to self-isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has it, and will need to ‘home school’. So, daily disruption in UK schools will sadly be the reality for the foreseeable future and education will be delivered by a hybrid approach of digital learning and face to face in the classroom.

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  • business woman working from home

    Are you getting the benefits of working with SMEs?

    11 November 2020 By Robyn Lamport-Rann - Category Buyer for ICT at YPO

    As a nation we are dependent on technology more than ever, but have you thought about how small or medium sized businesses can help with sourcing this through procurement?

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  • man and woman in data centre

    XaaS: why everything is now a service

    05 November 2020 By The IT team at YPO

    As organisations look towards digitisation to improve their own business processes and their efficiency, services are becoming an increasingly popular way to cost-effectively use and implement IT.

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