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Infographic: Top 5 Problems with Managing Multisite IT

Posted by Team Zynstra on Apr 26, 2017 12:00:01 PM

Managing IT across multiple locations can result in a number of challenges. If left unchecked, the load on central IT systems can become overwhelming. In addition, it can lead to unneccessarily high levels of stress on the part of the IT professionals, who end up meeting every proposed improvement to the business with a stern 'it can't be done'.

We have created this handy infographic to help you identify the issues with managing IT for multisite businesses. There is also a free guide on how to address the challenges of multisite IT.

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Topics: Multisite

Infographic: Top 10 Things to Consider When Buying a Server

Posted by Team Zynstra on Apr 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM


In an increasingly cloud-driven world, server upgrades are no longer straightforward. Factors to consider include:

  • On-premises, cloud or hybrid-IT?
  • Single use or multifunctional?
  • Future-proof for growth?
  • Bought, leased or 'as a service'?
  • Mobility enabled?
  • Secure and reliable?
  • Easy to manage and maintain?

The questions go on and on and it can feel overwhelming. 

We have created this handy infographic to help you consider your business needs. There is also a free server guide for those who want more detailed information.

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IT needs to play critical role in branch – says 97% of retailers

Posted by Team Zynstra on Apr 12, 2017 10:26:39 AM

Our experience working with retailers across the US and UK, has shown that they are challenged to deliver a better user experience, whilst reducing the operational costs of remotely managing a highly-distributed branch IT environment. To investigate further, Zynstra commissioned research conducted on our behalf by survey consultant Censuswide, polling IT managers and C-level professionals in the retail space across the UK and US.

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Topics: IT for Retail

3 Proptech Trends to Look out for in 2017

Posted by Team Zynstra on Feb 23, 2017 9:19:04 PM

Technology has presented a threat as a disruptor within many industries over the last decade. This is particularly true of retail and hospitality, with the innovations surrounding self-service and delivery. Real Estate has been one of the few industries to escape disruptive tech relatively unscathed – that is until recently. Property tech has landed, and brings with it an ever-increasing standard from customers, who have grown accustomed to the way in which innovation has made their lives easier for purchasing across multiple retail industries, and now expect the same level of customer experience when evaluating real estate portfolios or simply buying property. This blog post specifies three game changing proptech trends to look out for this year.

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Topics: Proptech

How Toy Maker Re:Creation Future-proofed their Branch IT - Zynstra

Posted by Team Zynstra on Feb 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Re:Creation is a provider of innovative toys and children's lifestyle products across the UK and Ireland. In addition, Re:Creation also supply distributors with inventory, as well as develop their own intellectual property. Their aim is to seek out innovation and originality wherever it may emerge, identifying new products and brands from around the world that can bring to retail companies exciting, on-trend merchandise for short, medium and long-term sales opportunities. Like many retailers, they were struggling to find a system that could keep up with the numerous demands of the modern omnichannel business.

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Topics: Retail

[Lunch & Learn] Real Estate & Office IT: 17th March at The Gherkin

Posted by Team Zynstra on Jan 20, 2017 11:35:08 AM

Join Property-tech expert, James Dearsely, and Zynstra for a free lunch & learn: Transforming Real Estate & Office IT at The Gherkin, London.

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Topics: Hybrid IT, Events, Multisite, Proptech

Battling Ransomware in Education

Posted by Team Zynstra on Jan 18, 2017 1:39:05 PM

The recent article in The Register highlighted the threat to schools from ransomware. Ransomware viruses, like CryptoLocker, first encrypts users’ files then demands a payment to release a software key to unlock the files. This model of extortion can prove lucrative for the perpetrators, and they are now attacking education establishments. It’s important to understand the threat and what you do about it.   

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Topics: Solutions, Education

[Lunch & Learn] Transforming Retail & Hospitality Branch IT: 23rd February at The Gherkin

Posted by Team Zynstra on Jan 6, 2017 9:20:08 AM

Join Miya Knights, from Planet Retail, and Zynstra for a free lunch & learn: Transforming Retail & Hospitality Branch IT at The Gherkin, London.

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Topics: Hybrid IT, Events, IT for Retail, Multisite, Omnichannel

Expos, Shows & Summits... what a week

Posted by Team Zynstra on Nov 25, 2016 10:46:17 AM

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It has been a very busy week for the HPE ProLiant Easy Connect team with three events happening in one day across the UK.

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Topics: Hybrid IT, Events, ProLiant EC200a, HPE

We're heading to Discover 2016... come see us

Posted by Team Zynstra on Nov 24, 2016 9:43:04 AM

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On 29 November to 1 December, Zynstra will be in full force at HPEs largest event of the year - Discover 2016. Over three days, we'll be showcasing our global partnership with HPE on the ProLiant Easy Connect range of managed hybrid servers. If you're at the event, stop by stand 125, opposite Innovation Theatre 9.

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Topics: Hybrid IT, Events, ProLiant EC200a, HPE