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Zynstra Hybrid IT Blog

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

How Furniture Retailer Made.com Utilized their Branch IT as a Customer Experience Asset

Posted by Ifan Kaldain on Feb 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM
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Topics: Retail, Case Study, Multisite

The Retail Technology Trends of 2017 - Zynstra

Posted by Ifan Kaldain on Jan 24, 2017 3:30:31 PM

2016 was quite a rollercoaster for retailers: Magento 2.0 was released, the ‘Internet-of-Things’ escaped the clutches of science fiction and became more reality, and omnichannel retail became an increasingly important term for retailers to consider. While each of these changes sounded exciting to the average person, they were viewed with trepidation by retail professionals, as with each opportunity comes a host of new issues, such as the need to upgrade one’s IT infrastructure to cater for these growing trends.

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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

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for IT Professionals

Posted by Ifan Kaldain on Jan 10, 2017 2:20:29 PM

You’ve survived the first week of 2017. You patched up the server issues that cropped up over the holiday period, and now you can take a quick breather to reflect on what the next 12 months have in store for you. One question that might be popping into your head is: ‘how do I want to do things differently this year?’ The holiday season is a good time to reflect on how content one is with one’s career on a day-to-day level, and how improvements can be made in the coming year. While you can find reams of material for how to achieve that in the general sense, there’s a shortage of ideas specifically aimed at IT professionals.

Below is a list of ideas for your IT New Year’s resolutions. And while we all know New Year’s Resolutions can be tough to achieve, we also know that if we don’t plan to make things better, nothing ever changes. Find a way to:

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Topics: Hybrid IT

[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

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


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

Success at the 2016 UK IT Awards

Posted by Team Zynstra on Nov 18, 2016 12:49:09 PM

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On Wednesday, 16 November Zynstra joined other leading technology companies and professionals at the UKIT Awards. 

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Topics: Hybrid IT, Awards