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31 October 2018

Quick Start solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Quick Start for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a solution and implementation approach. As the name suggests, the aim is to provide a live system as quickly as possible. Business Central lends itself to this approach as it is intuitive and easy to use. Business Central is Microsoft’s

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25 October 2018

Connected customer, meet inspired field service (a checklist)

I have loved the field service management space since I accidentally fell into it at the start of my career in software nearly nine years ago. Perhaps that love stems from the fact that is an easily relatable industry; life happens, and the service industry is often there to save us.  Whether

19 October 2018

5 highlights from our Grow with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central workshop

An in-depth workshop showcasing the new release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central known previously as NAV took place on 16th of October at our Columbus office in Cambridge. Our team of experts discussed licensing and hosting available for Small Medium Enterprises (SME), enabling our

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03 October 2018

IoT workshop recap: Highlights from the HoloLounge

Tuesday 2nd October saw Columbus takeover Microsoft’s HoloLounge for our second IoT quick-start workshop. The innovative space located at Microsoft’s London HQ is purpose built to showcase the latest tech with particular emphasis on mixed reality in manufacturing environments. Attendees came

Categories: IoT

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01 October 2018

Are you a Dynamic SME? 3 steps to improve your business processes

I think it is safe to say all businesses are dynamic in one way or another.  Some are just more Dynamic than others based on the nature of their business.  However, the word dynamic can be described as (part of a process or system) characterised by constant change, activity, or progress.  Now we

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28 September 2018

Looking past the buzzword: A 6 step guide to digitalisation part 2

In part one of my guide to digitalisation in retail, we explored the first three steps to starting the digitalisation process, including the importance of profiling your customers, revisiting your roadmap and conducting a technology evaluation.

Categories: Retail

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26 September 2018

Using IoT in retail to improve customer experience

The retail industry – like many others – is experiencing rapid transformation with solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT) taking centre stage. IoT has many uses and benefits for retail including the ability to offer more personalised shopping experiences, increase customer loyalty and

Categories: IoT, Retail

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20 September 2018

The Digital Imperative: 3 ways it starts with the connected everything

The consumer culture has long outpaced the business world when it comes to evolving technology.  We have hopped into an Uber, waited in line for the iPhoneX and indulged in affordable VR headsets as an easy wow-worthy Christmas present.

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18 September 2018

Six ways to digitally empower manufacturers

We have reached an era where the success of a business is determined by how digitally empowered they are.

Categories: Manufacturing

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13 September 2018

Three trends manufacturers need to act on NOW (and three they should prepare for)

Recent surveys of manufacturing businesses illustrate the broad range of pressures being experienced as the industry transforms itself and embraces the 4th Industrial Revolution. But transformation is rarely a single-threaded process and with so many industry trends and so much technology

Categories: Manufacturing

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07 September 2018

Looking past the buzzword: A 6 step guide to digitalisation in retail part 1

It was in 1997 that a colleague showed me a bulletin board on the World Wide Web, while I was implementing standalone ERP solutions for medium-sized businesses. I hadn’t heard of Amazon at that moment in time. The key driver of digital change for the retail systems I was implementing was the

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05 September 2018

How emerging technologies can improve in-store shopping experiences for your customers

Find out how retailers can use the latest emerging technologies in physical stores to deliver a seamless omni-channel shopping experience to customers.

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