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Reducing your workplace carbon footprint – the ESPRIMO way

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A lot is changing in the working world with new models and a different work culture. The advancements in technology allow us to work from different locations at different times, and even from home. There also is the generation Y, which introduces quite different expectations to the working world compared to their predecessors. Mobility and […]

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A lot is changing in the working world with new models and a different work culture. The advancements in technology allow us to work from different locations at different times, and even from home. There also is the generation Y, which introduces quite different expectations to the working world compared to their predecessors. Mobility and fun at work plays a role nowadays, as well as a healthy work-life balance. Yet, with all these new factors, we must not forget one thing: more than half of the current workplaces still use a traditional stationary desk.

Despite mobility, the traditional desk-based stationary workplace is here to stay

Reducing your workplace carbon footprint – the ESPRIMO way A Gartner study confirms that in 2017, 54 percent of office workplaces remain stationary. Even if the number decreased comparing to the previous year, we still must not ignore this fact. Long ways, tangled cables, a low safety level, poor networking and high energy consumption are among the possible nuisances of working on a stationary desk.

In order to avoid these, Fujitsu experts brought the project “Hyper Efficient Workplace (HEWP)” into being. In fact, the name says it all. From baby boomers and millennials to the new digital natives, the efficiency of the office workplace is the deciding factor, as well as energy consumption. All employees, no matter which generation they belong to, should be able to work as efficiently and comfortably as possible.

An intelligent overall concept aimed against power and efficiency issues

Taking a closer look at the “classic” once more, we can quickly define the necessary components. What we need for work is a desktop PC, a telephone, usually two displays or screens as well as a mouse and a keyboard. Also, there are other components aimed at improving functionality and comfort. We need electricity and sockets for all those devices. This leads to problems which many employers know by heart. There are not enough power sockets; your feet get caught up in the clutter of wires with multiple sockets and extensions. And all devices consume power continuously. HEWP is targeted against these power and efficiency traps.

For example with a solution consisting of the mini PC ESPRIMO Q957, two screens and a Workplace Connect Kit. The special socket strip allows quick access for all end devices. At the end of the workday an employee can easily disconnect all users with a simple click and save energy. The ESPRIMO has a power-saving Low Power Active Mode, which also becomes active every time an employee leaves their workplace. In addition, the mini PC is extremely quiet and its small size makes your workplace tidy. After a 10-second timeout period (a defined period of inactivity), the mini PC switches to the “Dimmed Mode” and reduces brightness of the display automatically. After another 30 seconds the BacklightOff Mode is turned on and the display switches off.

All necessary processes remain active and available – despite saving mode

Reducing your workplace carbon footprint – the ESPRIMO way After one more minute on Low Power Active Mode, it is not the usual standby that is activated but the mini PC simply shuts down only all unnecessary processes. All the rest remains active and available. Now, for example, if you have an incoming call via Skype for Business, you can simply answer it immediately. This is one of the many advantages of the special Low Power Active Mode, which still saves energy. In sum, significant improvements can be achieved with all components in many areas. You work better and more comfortably in an ergonomic and well-organized workplace design.

Thanks to the Skype for Business component, which replaces the traditional telephone, employees are always available. The Hyper Efficient Workplace, however, mostly scores with its low energy consumption. Taking a year that has 224 working days and 141 work-free days, we can easily take advantage of very high energy savings potentials for a traditional stationary workplace. During one working day employees can save up to 70% on energy. The entire project can make a great contribution to a better environment and the society also just by improving a workplace model, which is all too often forgotten in the hyper-networked world.

This post was originally published by Jörg Langer on our regional blog (German) here.

If you are interested in energy-efficient devices, please have a look at the ESPRIMO product page or contact your local Fujitsu reseller.

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Suman Singh Wednesday, 30.August 2017

Organizational data security, EraseDisk and end-of-life devices

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EraseDisk ensures your data does not fall into the wrong hands after end-user devices in your organization reach their end of life Ever wondered what happens to your company’s devices, such as PCs, laptops, workstations, once they reach their end of life? Most of the times these old devices are either discarded or donated; however, […]

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EraseDisk ensures your data does not fall into the wrong hands after end-user devices in your organization reach their end of life

Ever wondered what happens to your company’s devices, such as PCs, laptops, workstations, once they reach their end of life? Most of the times these old devices are either discarded or donated; however, in companies with strict compliance regulations, the old PCs are recycled or sold after the so-called ‘secure’ deletion of the drives. But is it really secure? Not really.

Disk sanitization or the process of permanently removing data from old PCs is considered costly, time consuming and somewhat complicated, and because of this many organizations tend to overlook it. Retrieving sensitive or critical data from old equipment is not that difficult, if data is not permanently deleted. Data is the currency of the digital world; companies simply cannot afford to lose it.

EraseDisk: a watertight data protection solution for your end-of-life devices

EraseDisk is a data protection solution from Fujitsu to help organizations tackle the problem of leaving sensitive data on hard disk drives when end-user devices reach their end of life. It enables the complete and ‘residue-free’ cleanup of a PC’s hard disk drive, before a device is retired, reused or sold. EraseDisk functionality allows easy and secure recycling of end-user devices, such as PCs and workstations, and helps companies with the compliance measures necessary in many industries. In addition, it also provides time and cost-savings and environmental benefits.

EraseDisk Option by Fujitsu

Embedded into the firmware of selected Fujitsu client computing devices, EraseDisk irretrievably wipes the data on all partitions on all hard drives of a device. With EraseDisk, disk sanitization can easily be done internally, either by the user or administrator – it’s up to the company to decide who should perform data deletion (no need for third party services!).

Why EraseDisk?

  • Allows easy, cost effective and secure deletion of the drives
  • Permanently and irretrievably delete all data from drives without any third party involvement
  • Ensures that the devices are recycled or sold without any risk of critical business data being disclosed
  • No separate installation required as it is already implemented within a system’s UEFI firmware (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)
  • Can’t get lost during the lifetime of the device since it’s a part of the BIOS
  • Supports remote deletion of drives [EraseDisk function can be accessed remotely with Intel® Standard Manageability or Intel® Active management Technology (iAMT)]

Why delete data in a secure manner?

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Before drives can be discarded or a device is sold the data should be irretrievably erased to ensure highest data security. Simply erasing data from drives or formatting drives is not sufficient to ensure data protection. Confidential or business-critical data might still be recovered and misused. EraseDisk shall also be used whenever users need drives to be completely wiped, e.g. when installing a new operating system.

To know more about the Fujitsu EraseDisk functionality, please refer this FAQ document.

If you are interested Fujitsu’s energy-efficient client computing devices, please have a look at the ESPRIMO product page or contact your local Fujitsu reseller.


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Suman Singh Tuesday, 22.August 2017

Is Your Organization Ready for the Future Workplace?

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Mobile technology has dramatically changed our lives. Fast, cheap, and ubiquitous Internet connectivity makes it easier than ever to be online 24/7. As an integral part of our private lives, the technologies that enable this paradigm shift have already spread throughout the workplace. Smartphones, tablets, cloud technologies, and easy access to productivity, communications, collaboration, and […]

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Mobile technology has dramatically changed our lives. Fast, cheap, and ubiquitous Internet connectivity makes it easier than ever to be online 24/7. As an integral part of our private lives, the technologies that enable this paradigm shift have already spread throughout the workplace. Smartphones, tablets, cloud technologies, and easy access to productivity, communications, collaboration, and other apps tailored to specific needs have already changed the way we work. We can now work whenever, wherever, and however we want. Employees can access the information they need from virtual workplaces and interact with their remote colleagues and business systems anywhere, making mobility a key requirement to remain competitive.

Wearables, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things are also set to reshape the workplace, in ways we’re only just starting to see. Mark Zuckerberg has demonstrated how virtual reality will replace conference calls as we know them. 3D printing already provides us with rapid prototyping capabilities which allow us to construct prototype objects much quicker and cheaper than before. And the Internet of Things and wearables have changed the way we monitor and process environmental data – changing our interaction with our buildings and surroundings. These technologies are driving change. They are also data-hungry, requiring huge amounts of storage and bandwidth: mobility and data will be the key enablers of the future workplace.

Ready for the challenge?

As the pace of digital innovation strides ahead, businesses are challenged with developing a more social, mobile and data-driven work environment that can support their changing business needs.

Mobile devices will need to have high storage volumes and performance specifications, and will need to seamlessly integrate into rapidly changing corporate environments both in the office and remote. Employees who spend most of their time working remotely – whether from coworking spaces or home – will need portability, but also excellent connectivity options. Those who travel much of the time will need ultra-mobile devices that combine top performance with a super-lightweight form factor. Regardless of their role, all employees will need a device that is flexible, allowing them to adapt quickly to workplace changes and the way they work. The right choice of mobile device for each business case is essential.

Regardless of your needs, there’s a FUJITSU ultra-mobile product offering to meet the challenge – and with €100 cashback, there couldn’t be a better time to buy! Find out more in our free eBook.

Organizations also need the right strategy and support services to successfully transition to the needs of the future workplace. FUJITSU helps its customers to co-create and develop the innovative digital strategies needed to drive workplace transformation. And with the hardware- and software-level support provided by made4you Customizing Services as shown below, we are in a unique position to ensure that your organization is more than ready for the challenges ahead!

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Louis Cherian Wednesday, 26.July 2017

What To Consider Before Buying A Business Mobile Device?

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Looking to equip your mobile workforce with new ultra-mobile devices? With every new generation, ultra-mobile devices are getting lighter and more powerful. To add to that, the arrival of new standards like USB Type-C and Thunderbolt promises to revolutionize connectivity (while rendering your existing peripherals obsolete). In these changing times, with a multitude of options […]

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Looking to equip your mobile workforce with new ultra-mobile devices?

With every new generation, ultra-mobile devices are getting lighter and more powerful. To add to that, the arrival of new standards like USB Type-C and Thunderbolt promises to revolutionize connectivity (while rendering your existing peripherals obsolete). In these changing times, with a multitude of options at one’s disposal, how do you actually choose the right device for your enterprise?

The Essentials

What does a mobile device need, regardless of its form factor? True mobility calls for a day-long battery life and an ultra-lightweight design. Design and ergonomics are important if a device is going to be carried around and used during the day and while travelling. For productivity, look for full-sized keyboard options. An anti-glare full HD display is essential for working just about anywhere – even in bright outdoor spaces. To keep up with the demands of video conferencing and online collaboration platforms such as Slack or Trello, you’ll need a full complement of connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, built-in LAN for the office, 4G/LTE and Bluetooth.

Performance and Security

Fast SSD drives mean faster boot times, quick application starts, and better performance for more productivity and less frustration when jumping between tasks. Mobile devices are more prone to loss or theft, and also more exposed to the potential risk of man-in-the-middle attacks on open public Wi-Fi networks. You’ll need both innovative hardware and solid software security features to protect your device and your organization’s data from unauthorised access.

Business Continuity

How do you manage device obsolescence or very short product refresh cycles? For many manufacturers, this is a key aspect of their business model – but it shouldn’t be part of yours. Continuity is key: Look for a manufacturer that offers long product lifecycles – more than 12 months – and a guaranteed stable system roadmap that is consistent across generations, for better device compatibility and servicing over time. Can the battery be replaced? Look for business notebooks with user-changeable batteries and access to memory and storage to prolong their lifespan and make serviceability a lot easier.

Compatibility

Choose devices that can share accessories and peripherals. All devices from the manufacturer should share a “family concept”, providing a universal docking solution. This allows devices to be quickly integrated into a common infrastructure and creates a consistent working environment over several generations of devices. Not only does this reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), but it also results in a “flat” team hierarchy where everybody feels equally well equipped to do their jobs.

Docking solutions within the family concept should also support traditional interfaces in addition to new ones such as USB Type-C, which is not yet available everywhere. While this may become the future standard, you’ll want to continue using existing peripherals until they need replacing and not before.

What about the device itself? Whether you choose a tablet, an ultra-lightweight business notebook, or a 2 in 1 tablet will completely depend on its usage scenario. Consult our free eBook to guide you through the options and an insight into the FUJITSU family concept for long term TCO savings.

Notebook, Tablet or 2 in 1? The Same. Only Different.

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Kathrin Hofherr Monday, 17.July 2017

Do More with Less and Start your Lean IT Journey Today

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There are companies and there are smart companies. While ‘Rip and replace’ is one of the many options for companies that want to refresh their hardware, smart companies typically preserve budgets for projects that have more priority. Smart companies have CTOs/CIOs, IT managers and system admins that know how they can extract the maximum value […]

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There are companies and there are smart companies. While ‘Rip and replace’ is one of the many options for companies that want to refresh their hardware, smart companies typically preserve budgets for projects that have more priority. Smart companies have CTOs/CIOs, IT managers and system admins that know how they can extract the maximum value from their existing IT instead of stretching their budgets to acquire newer equipment.

Striking the Right Balance

Smart companies also look at alternatives that provide the optimal balance between security and computing power. If a certain percentage of your computing is purely task-based computing — POS terminals at multiple retail locations, customer service terminals at branch offices — that handles sensitive information and happens over a network with a server at the backend, then it makes sense to shift to a secure, easy-to-manage infrastructure.

Handling an Attack

Smart companies are all about having a secure infrastructure that can handle an attack while ensuring that business continuity never gets disrupted. Smart companies always prioritize security, high availability and scalability that are critical for matching up to the growth of the organization without losing perspective on the operational difficulties of having a large IT sprawl.

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FUTRO S930

Do More with Less

Having a ‘do more with less’ outlook by leveraging existing infrastructures such as your server backend and virtualizing certain ‘departments’ in your organization is a smart way to start. Server-based computing (SBC) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) are not new concepts; however, in the current environment of frequent cyberattacks, it makes sense for organizations to have greater control over their end-point devices, their networks and, more importantly, their data. Companies that are interested in having a proactive security posture that can effectively handle an IT crisis such as a breach or a cyberattack need to start experimenting with this approach.

Leverage your Existing Infrastructure. Start your Lean IT Journey Now

Maybe your IT team is struggling for time, personnel and budgets? Why not leverage your existing server backend, pilot a Thin Client deployment and see how you can do more with less?

One way to start is to inventory all devices that have almost reached their end-of-life (EOL). Instead of acquiring new equipment and getting rid of EOL equipment, you can start by checking if it can be repurposed. This is facilitated by the eLux operating system (OS), which is a hardware-agnostic Thin Client OS that has flexible licensing, enabling customers to:

  • Convert existing hardware such as Desktops to Thin Clients by installing the eLux OS
  • Migrate the existing license to a newly acquired Thin Client device when the old device needs to be replaced completely

These two simple steps enable you to protect your existing investments and save costs when you finally acquire new hardware, resulting in a dual benefit of trying out a new computing approach and doing more with less.

In case you require any further consultation, feel free to get in touch with your local Fujitsu sales representative or Fujitsu Reseller, or visit our website. We have experienced teams that can help you understand how it can benefit your organization.

Click on the links to learn more about our Virtualization expertise, FUTRO Thin Client offerings and partner solutions.

Related posts: How Lean IT helps enterprises enhance security, increase productivity and streamline costs

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Salil Lawande Monday, 10.July 2017

How Energy-Efficient PCs Can Help Your Company Save Costs and Meet Energy Goals

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Large enterprises spend millions of dollars on energy each year, and a significant part of this comes from computing devices and IT infrastructure, yet many companies fail to see energy efficiency as something that can affect their bottom line and help them meet their energy and climate change goals. Green Goals: Save Energy, Save Money […]

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Large enterprises spend millions of dollars on energy each year, and a significant part of this comes from computing devices and IT infrastructure, yet many companies fail to see energy efficiency as something that can affect their bottom line and help them meet their energy and climate change goals.

Green Goals: Save Energy, Save Money

Switzerland recently passed a new energy law that paves the way for a green future for Swiss people. The new law aims to promote renewable energy, reduce energy consumption and phase out nuclear power plants. It will eventually result in a greater focus on energy efficiency and green targets for companies and public offices. Germany, Austria and Nordic countries have had similar energy laws in place for many years.

Computers are considered to be one of the biggest energy guzzlers in consumer electronics, with desktops being the worst offenders. According to a report from the US Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the total electricity consumed by all the computers in the US is the same as 30 large power plants emitting 65 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year.

Last year, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved new energy efficiency standards for desktop computers, laptops, workstations and monitors in an effort to regulate energy use and reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. It is expected that, once PCs and monitors that are not energy efficient are replaced with energy-efficient devices that meet the new standards, the total energy consumed by computers will be reduced by half, saving approximately $370 million in electricity bills each year.

Save Energy and Reduce Costs with Fujitsu’s Energy-Efficient Desktops

Saving energy has always been at the core of Fujitsu’s deskbound devices, be it desktop PCs, workstations or thin clients and displays. Our commitment to environmental protection and focus on low carbon footprint devices starts with our choice of components and production methodology. Our desktops comply with the latest energy consumption standards and certifications such as Energy Star®, Blue Angel and EPEAT.

Save Energy and Reduce Costs with Fujitsu's Energy-Efficient DesktopsHalogen-free mainboards and PVC-free options: By selecting environmentally friendly materials and eliminating the use of harmful and potentially harmful substances in our ESPRIMO PCs and production processes, we ensure energy-optimized product development and recycling in an environmentally conscious manner.

Energy-efficient power supply units (PSUs): With up to 94% energy-efficient PSUs, our desktops virtually eliminate the risk of power losses and therefore facilitate the highest level of energy efficiency, low carbon footprint and substantial cost savings. ESPRIMO power supply units and board regulator circuitry do not only have highly energy efficient transformation at full or half load, they are also extremely efficient at low levels of power.

Low Power Active Mode (LPAM): LPAM is an innovative, power-saving feature of our ESPRIMO PCs. It helps bridge the gap between a PC’s operating state and conventional standby. With LPAM activated, a desktop PC becomes more responsive than in suspend-to-RAM mode — a PC may look as though it’s been turned off, but it will draw enough power to perform critical background tasks. Power-hungry applications such as browsers are reliably suspended while network connections are kept alive so that email clients may connect to the server and keep a user’s inbox up to date at any point in time. Put simply, the LPAM feature ensures that your desktop PC is constantly available and that energy consumption is significantly reduced in idle mode.

Change Is in the Air

Thanks to international collaboration on climate change and global carbon regulation, some companies are getting serious about energy saving, reducing their carbon footprint and energy efficiency. The additional push comes from the fact that many countries have already passed energy laws that companies have to comply with. The Asian giants, China and India, have made huge commitments to reducing their carbon footprints. All these factors combined are motivating (or forcing, in some cases) organizations across the globe to find ways to improve the energy efficiency of their offices.

If you are interested in such energy-efficient devices, please have a look at the ESPRIMO product page or contact your local Fujitsu reseller.

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Suman Singh Monday, 26.June 2017

How Lean IT Helps Enterprises Enhance Security, Increase Productivity and Streamline Costs

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Many large enterprises are currently saddled with legacy IT infrastructure – hardware and software – making it increasingly difficult to maintain for your daily computing requirements. There is also the looming risk of a cyberattack that could possibly exploit the inherent weaknesses of the aging equipment and the applications that run on them, which could […]

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Many large enterprises are currently saddled with legacy IT infrastructure – hardware and software – making it increasingly difficult to maintain for your daily computing requirements. There is also the looming risk of a cyberattack that could possibly exploit the inherent weaknesses of the aging equipment and the applications that run on them, which could disrupt business continuity, breach data or, worse, compromise your networks.

We also have to consider the energy consumption of this legacy equipment. Old desktops that still haven’t reached their end-of-life (EOL) have a much larger energy footprint and are still being used by certain departments within your company. Not to mention the software – operating systems and applications – that keep them running. If you have an agile, proactive IT management policy, you can plug those gaps and deficiencies; however, that approach costs your IT department precious man­hours and money and stretches your budgets and manpower thin for projects where they might ideally be used more effectively and efficiently.

Enhance Security and Improve Productivity

IT teams that have successfully deployed and are managing large fleets of endpoint devices such as Thin Clients for their organization’s computing needs will agree to the benefits the lean IT approach brings compared to desktop PCs. This is especially true when it comes to infrastructures that are distributed over vast geographies.

Enhanced Security

  • Secure data storage: Data loss in the event of device theft or damage due to a natural disaster is zero because your mission-critical data is stored in a data center, and affected locations and facilities can easily be recovered
  • Granular administration: User and device profiles can be activated and deactivated remotely, eliminating the possibility of unauthorized access to company data
  • Write protection: Cyberattacks can no longer affect your computing infrastructure because programs cannot be installed, whether intentionally or accidentally

Increased Productivity

  • Centralized and simplified management: Firmware upgrades and security policies can be implemented remotely at the data-center level, saving time and effort
  • Efficient rollout and restore: Individual endpoint devices can be rolled out faster and can be refreshed, shut down or restored in the event of any issues
  • Less time spent: Thin Clients can be supported remotely via the network and, in the rare event of a failure, it can be replaced and redeployed within a matter of minutes
  • Lower maintenance costs: Thin Clients have no moving parts, effectively eliminating failure and the subsequent replacement of physical components such as hard disks, cooling fans, etc.

Reduced Energy Consumption

  • Enforce energy policies: Thin Clients can be shut down remotely by administrators. No more wasting energy due to leaving equipment on after office hours
  • Energy savings: Thin Clients consume* approximately 25%–33% energy compared to desktops, helping you save on operating costs, especially for large-scale deployments across vast geographies

If you require further consultation, feel free to get in touch with your local Fujitsu sales representative or Fujitsu reseller or visit our website. We have experienced teams that can help you understand how it can benefit your organization.

Click on the links to know more about our Virtualization expertise, FUTRO Thin Client offerings and partner solutions.

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*Newer desktops are efficient and consume far less energy compared to older desktops. The comparison stated in this blog factors in older desktops. One Thin Client consumes 65W compared to 150–250W for an average PC.

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Salil Lawande Thursday, 22.June 2017

The Perfect Mobile Companion

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For many of us it has become the norm to work wherever, whenever, and however we want. We work in cafés, during flights, in the train on the way to meetings; we need mobile devices that give us both flexibility and the power we need to get our work done anywhere. But what do you […]

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For many of us it has become the norm to work wherever, whenever, and however we want. We work in cafés, during flights, in the train on the way to meetings; we need mobile devices that give us both flexibility and the power we need to get our work done anywhere. But what do you choose – a notebook, or a tablet?

Mobile working no longer means having to carry a heavy laptop just so that you have the power you need on the road. The latest high-end business notebooks offer an ultra-lightweight form factor while featuring bright full HD displays to make working with them on the move effortless. Pull up a chair in your favourite café, slip out your notebook, and you’re ready to work. Thanks to built-in 4G / LTE you can choose your workplace based on the coffee you like, and not on their Wi-Fi setup. It’d even enable you to pull down those important files from your office server while meeting a client on a building site!

A full complement of connectors means you can access peripherals and get straight to work on days when you’re in an office. Fast SSD drives mean quick application starts and maximum performance, while all-day battery life ensures you won’t spend your first ten minutes in a new location looking for a power outlet. Worried about device security? Don’t be: technologies like FUJITSU’s PalmSecure® prevent unauthorised access to your notebook.

Enter the 2 in 1!

IDC recently interviewed IT and LOB decision makers across Europe about the role of tablet PCs in the digital transformation of their company. 60% consider tablets to be integral to their mobile strategy, with 70% quoting an increase in employees’ productivity and mobility as a reason for purchase.

As the study showed, many are turning to tablets due to their ultra-mobile portability and convenience. Instant on technology and touchscreens are perfectly adapted to the use of task-focussed app software like maps, flight and train timetables, team messaging apps and more while on the move. With Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 4G / LTE connectivity, they allow you to be connected wherever you are. Clip-on keyboards add comfort for longer data entry tasks and slot-in cradles allow instant access to corporate networks and peripherals when you’re at your desk.

2 in 1 models with full-sized keyboards in addition to touchscreens are the ultimate travel companions. Representing a great synergy between the notebook and the tablet, these devices have both the power of the notebook and it’s full-sized keyboard for more intensive data entry tasks, and the ultra-mobile convenience of the tablet with it’s touch input and light weight. Often sporting anti-glare touch displays that can be flipped or even rotated to make viewing easier for several people, they are also perfect for adhoc presentations and informal, spontaneous, meetings while on the road!

Notebook or Tablet? The Same. Only Different.

Whatever your needs – business notebook or 2 in 1 – FUJITSU has the perfect device for you AND with €100 cashback, there couldn’t be a better time to buy!
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Kathrin Hofherr Thursday, 15.June 2017

The Ultra-Mobile Computing Revolution

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Picture a Sales Manager’s day, out from early morning until late evening. What used to mean an early start in the office to pick up notes about her prospects, followed by phone calls/emails during the day, now all happens while she’s on the road: preparing for the day’s meetings; dealing with important emails; pulling up […]

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Picture a Sales Manager’s day, out from early morning until late evening. What used to mean an early start in the office to pick up notes about her prospects, followed by phone calls/emails during the day, now all happens while she’s on the road: preparing for the day’s meetings; dealing with important emails; pulling up real-time CRM data; interactive presentation and proposal-writing together with a prospect aided by her device’s rotatable screen; closing the deal digitally with digital signing as she wraps up the meeting; then simply plugging into a port replicator in the office or home at the end of the day for instant access to drives to back up her machine for the night. This type of flexibility and productivity boost is driving the adoption of ultra-mobile devices within the Enterprise.

In a recent study, IDC interviewed IT and LOB decision makers across Europe about the role of tablet PCs in the digital transformation of their company. 60% consider tablets to be integral to their mobile strategy, with 70% quoting an increase in employees’ productivity, and a decisive 63% citing an increase in working flexibility and mobility as key:

mobile productivity

Tablets are already in the enterprise and seen as strategic – for good reason. They really are ultra-mobile: Ultra light, and instantly on, they support apps for task-oriented working on the road and yet allow seamless integration into networks for office working. While tablets are ranked by the study in 3rd or 4th place IT spending priorities for 2017, Notebooks are still ranked in joint 2nd place. Premium notebooks are being chosen based on ultra-lightweight high-spec configurations – perfect for productive working while on the road.

Whether ultra-mobile notebooks or tablets are used to supplement an existing infrastructure or to replace older laptops and desktops depends on the application scenario: For pure touch-based applications, such as checking flights or pulling up a customer’s details within a CRM app, a tablet is perfect. If you need a keyboard for preparing an offer, then simply clip one on and you’re ready to go – or choose an ultra-lightweight 2 in 1 for its full-sized keyboard and flexibility:

2 in 1 devices have all of the power you’d expect from a premium notebook combined with an ultra-lightweight form factor, day-long battery life, full HD touchscreens that can flip or even rotate for rapid switching between notebook and tablet modes, and all of the connectivity you’d expect both out of, and in, the office. The IDC report anticipates that 2 in 1 devices will make up over half of the tablets that will be purchased over the next few years.

FUJITSU ultra-mobile premium solutions deliver flexibility and productivity without compromise:

The FUJITSU STYLISTIC R727 tablet, for example, offers the high performance, battery life, multitasking, and security you’d normally expect from a notebook. With optionally integrated 4G / LTE, Bluetooth, WLAN, and NFC, it comes with all the connection options you’ll need. Combined with the superior features of Windows 10 and a convenient drop-in cradle it also integrates seamlessly into your existing infrastructure.

If an ultra-mobile premium notebook is what you’re looking for, the FUJITSU LIFEBOOK S937 is a touch-enabled notebook for the most demanding traveller. Its slim lightweight design impresses with a per-charge battery life of up to 21 hours and an anti-glare display which guarantees a crystal clear picture even in bright conditions.

The new LIFEBOOK U7 family is perfect for demanding mobile professionals. It’s super light, offers enterprise-grade security, a super crisp and touch FHD display, and full sized interfaces for maximum connectivity in the office.

FUJITSU has the perfect device for you AND with €100 cashback, now is the time to buy! See details here

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Jana Pütz Thursday, 01.June 2017

Gen Y: talkin’ ‘bout our generation

Future Workplace, The Workplace for Talent, The Secure Workplace

When it comes to millennials – or Gen Y –  they’re the subject of constant discussion. But there’s one thing for certain: they’re a powerful addition to any workplace. They’re tech savvy, highly trained, and highly informed. But they have higher expectations and demand more from their employers. So, how can you manage millennials? Questioning […]

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When it comes to millennials – or Gen Y –  they’re the subject of constant discussion. But there’s one thing for certain: they’re a powerful addition to any workplace. They’re tech savvy, highly trained, and highly informed. But they have higher expectations and demand more from their employers. So, how can you manage millennials?

Questioning the norm

Many millennials don’t hesitate to question traditional work styles. Thanks to growing up in a super connected world, a world full of media and technology, they can easily find out how companies around the world work. So, when it comes to their own workplace, they aren’t afraid to change things up, based on what they’ve heard of and seen.

What do millennials demand from employers?

Millennials have big demands and high expectations. And they view the world of work in a very different light to earlier generations. Job security isn’t enough anymore: they want challenging and creative assignments. They want to love what they do and develop their skills. This personal development is a top priority when choosing a career.

They don’t want to be chained to a desk. The standard nine to five, for millennials, is a thing of the past. They want to work wherever and whenever they want. So, you must let your workplace be flexible if you want to attract millennials. The latest technology and hybrid devices enable this flexibility – and millennials know it. As a result, they won’t settle for subpar, restrictive technology.

They prefer to use their own devices, devices they have an affinity with and enjoy working on. So, bring your own device (BYOD) schemes are key when it comes to employing millennials. But a BYOD scheme brings its own set of security challenges, and you might need to update your IT infrastructure to accommodate one.

Why hire millennials?

Gen Y drives a new understanding of workplace IT. And while this will give you a heap of challenges to overcome, it will also give you a head start against your competitors. You’ll not only attract and keep the best new talent, but you’ll have IT that allows for forward-thinking and innovation.

BYOD can open holes in your IT security, as we’ve mentioned before. Employees will be storing private, sensitive company data on non-company devices. The solution? Upgrading your workforce’s devices. If you can choose devices that tick the boxes of the millennials, as well as offering the best IT security – you can help employees reach their potential, without risking company data.

Winning the race for talent

To have a successful business, you need the best of the best. And to get them, you need to offer schemes like BYOD, or give employees modern, stylish tech. Tech that lets them work how they want, where they want.

The argument of notebook vs. tablet is irrelevant these days, thanks to hybrid devices. Millennials no longer need to carry a notebook and a tablet around with them, or weigh up the pros and cons of each. If you can give your Gen Y employees hybrid tablets, they get the best of both worlds. Hybrid tablets, like the STYLISTIC R727 or LIFEBOOK T937, work as both tablets and notebooks, and are becoming firm favourites across the workplace. They allow millennials to adjust their device depending on how they want to work.

It’s a huge step up from the stereotype of workplace tech. Once, work laptops were run of the mill – even boring. Now, millennials demand more. They want prestigious devices from companies with good reputations. And performance isn’t enough anymore – these devices have to be sleek and stylish.

You can find out more about BYOD, Gen Y and what we can do for your workplace in this video:

You can also find more about the workplace technology for talent HERE

In your workplace, does style come into it – or are you sold solely on the specs?

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Manuel Deuse Monday, 30.January 2017