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For Sale – AMD Ryzen 2700X – Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero X470 – Powercolor RX580 8GB V1 (Better Cooler)

Looking to build a new PC, for the first time in 12 years!

Interested in the CPU + Mobo; I don’t want to offend you with a “lowball” offer, what’s the lowest you’re willing to go for these two considering the CPU Cooler is worth about £60, which ends up being £280 which is what they’re going for brand new, and that Asus don’t allow warranty transfer for the Mobo

For Sale – Ryzen 2700x, Gigabyte X470 Gaming 7 Wifi Motherboard, Trident Z RGB Series 32 GB 3200mhz Ram

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For Sale – Complete ‘gaming’ PC – VR ready

Hey, this PC has sat behind my TV for ages but I don’t get the time to play on it…it’s pretty good spec and I have used it with VR so ‘VR ready’ as it were

i5-4690K CPU
8GB RAM
500GD SSD
1060 3GB GFX card
Comes with Razer keyboard and mouse (worth ~£100 alone!)

Buyer will not be disappointed, more than happy to demo/let buyer test if collected/delivered.

Am looking for £660 inc courier (personally delivered if within 50 miles of GU14 subject to deposit to cover costs) – open to offers within reason.

Price and currency: £680
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG/Bank xfer
Location: Farnborough
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Wanted – HP Microserver N54L only

Okay, just checked and my N40L has 8GB RAM, it’s also fitted with a DVD writer.
HDD wise it’s got a 250GB drive and 3 x 3TB drives (although I know you’re not interested in them).

Only other thing is I don’t have the key for the door.

How about £40 for the N40L including the RAM and I’ll throw in the DVD writer (I don’t have a blanking plate if you didn’t want the drive).

For Sale – EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SSC Gaming ACX 3.0 Graphics Card *Brand New & Factory Sealed*

Hi Guys,

Just received this brand new factory sealed EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SSC Gaming ACX 3.0 Graphics Card as a warranty replacement direct from EVGA. This is a brand new retail product and not a reconditioned example.

Comes with the excellent dual fan ACX 3.0 cooler along with decent factory overclocks of 1835 MHz GPU core boost clock and 8008 MHz memory (effective)

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Model: 06G-P4-6267-KR
Full Specifications: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SSC GAMING, 06G-P4-6267-KR, 6GB GDDR5, ACX 3.0 & LED

It has warranty until 29/04/2020 which I’ll happily assist with or you can deal direct with EVGA.

RRP seems to be around £305

Asking Only £245inc Insured Delivery or Only £235 Collected!

Collection welcome from Yate near Bristol, South West England.

Payment by Bank Transfer preferred or PayPal gift.

Listed elsewhere

Thanks,

Mark

Price and currency: £245inc Delivery or £235 Collected
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer, PayPal Gift
Location: Yate near Bristol, South West England
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For Sale – Palit GTX 1080 Ti JetStream Graphics Card

Palit GTX 1080 TI Jetstream hardly used bought 6 of these bulk from Spire Technology 05/01/2018 with 2 years manufactures warranty for a mining project. Mined Etherium only 1 month then shut rig down I was going to move to other algos, but decided to just mine Etherium for that month. Under clocked during use to conserve power. Have 5 for sale although this advert is for 1 of them although I will be selling all of them at some point.

Comes in original Box with everything that came with the item. The item is as almost brand new and the card has had very little use. They are quite cards that when idle just browsing internet etc the fans do not need to spin because of the large heat sink cooling on board.

PALIT GTX1080 Ti JetStream

This a 3 slot card please make sure you have the room to install the item before purchase.

Manufactures Model Number NEB108T015LC-1020J
Specs
Product Description
Palit GTX1080 Ti JetStream, 11GB DDR5X, DVI, HDMI, 3 DP, 0-dB Tech, RGB Lighting, VR Ready
Chipset Manufacturer
Nvidia
Interface
PCI Express 3.0
Graphics Chipset
Nvidia GTX1080 Ti
Memory Type
DDR5X
Memory Size
11GB
Memory Interface
352-bit
Core Clock
GPU Boost Clock: 1582MHz
GPU Base Clock: 1480MHz
Memory Clock
5500MHz (effective 11000MHz)
CUDA Cores / Stream Processors
3584 CUDA Cores
Outputs
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI 2.0b
3 x DisplayPort 1.4
HDCP Support
No
Resolution
7680 x 4320
DirectX Support
DirectX 12
Multi-GPU Support
SLI
Maximum Display Support
4
Cooling
Dual Fan
TurboFan Blade
PSU Requirements
600W or greater recommended
Connector Requirements
8-pin x2
Bundled Software
ThunderMaster
Features
See Overview
Accessories
Manual
DVD Driver
Power Cable
Dimensions
285 x 133 x 58mm
Package Type
Retail
Package Weight
1.9020 kg
Warranty
2 Years

£525 Delivery £11 via Royal Mail Special Delivery Payment by Bank Transfer or Paypal Gift

Price and currency: £525
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or Paypal Gift
Location: Truro
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Deloitte CIO survey: Traditional CIO role doesn’t cut it in digital era

CIOs who aren’t at the forefront of their companies’ digital strategies risk becoming obsolete — and they risk taking their IT departments with them.

The message isn’t new to IT executives, who have been counseled in recent years to take a leadership role in driving digital transformation. But new data suggests CIOs are struggling to make the shift. According to a recently published global CIO survey by Deloitte Consulting, 55% of business and technology leaders polled said CIOs are focused on delivering operational efficiency, reliability and cost-savings to their companies.

Kristi Lamar, managing director and U.S. CIO program leader at Deloitte and a co-author of the report, said IT executives who are serving in a traditional CIO capacity should take the finding as a clarion call to break out of that “trusted operator” role — and soon.

“If they don’t take a lead on digital, they’re ultimately going to be stuck in a trusted operator role, and IT is going to become a back office function versus really having a technology-enabled business,” she said. “The pace of change is fast and they need to get on board now.”

Taking on digital

Manifesting legacy: Looking beyond the digital era” is the final installment of a three-part, multiyear CIO survey series on CIO legacy. The idea was to chronicle how CIOs and business leaders perceived the role and to explore how CIOs delivered value to their companies against the backdrop of digital transformation.

Kristi Lamar, managing director and U.S.CIO program leader at DeloitteKristi Lamar

In the first installment, the authors developed three CIO pattern types. They are as follows:

  • Business co-creators: CIOs drive business strategy and enable change within the company to execute on the strategy.
  • Change instigators: CIOs lead digital transformation efforts for the enterprise.
  • Trusted operators: CIOs operate in a traditional CIO role and focus on operational efficiency and resiliency, as well as cost-savings efforts.

Based on their findings, the authors decided that CIOs should expect to move between the three roles, depending on what their companies needed at a given point in time. But this year’s CIO survey of 1,437 technology and business leaders suggested that isn’t happening for the most part. “We have not seen a huge shift in the last four years of CIOs getting out of that trusted operator role,” Lamar said.

The pace of change is fast and they need to get on board now.
Kristi Lamarmanaging director, Deloitte

Indeed, 44% of the CIOs surveyed reported they don’t lead digital strategy development or lead the execution of that strategy.

The inability of CIOs to break out of the trusted operator role is a two-way street. Lamar said that companies still see CIOs as — and need CIOs to be — trusted operators. But while CIOs must continue to be responsible for ensuring a high level of operational excellence, they also need to help their companies move away from what’s quickly becoming an outdated business-led, technology-enabled mindset.

The more modern view is that every company is a technology company, which means CIOs need to delegate responsibility for trustworthy IT operations and — as the company’s top technology expert — take a lead role in driving business strategy.

“The reality is the CIO should be pushing that trusted operator role down to their deputies and below so that they can focus their time and energy on being far more strategic and be a partner with the business,” she said.

Take your seat at the table

To become a digital leader, a trusted operator needs to “take his or her seat at the table” and change the corporate perception of IT, according to Lamar. She suggested they build credibility and relationships with the executive team and position themselves as the technology evangelist for the company.

“CIOs need to be the smartest person in the room,” she said. “They need to be proactive to educate, inform and enable the business leaders in the organization to be technology savvy and tech fluent.”

Trusted operators can get started by seeing any conversation they have with business leaders about digital technology as an opportunity to begin reshaping their relationship.

If they’re asked by the executive team or the board about technology investments, trusted operators should find ways to plant seeds on the importance of using new technologies or explain ways in which technology can drive business results. This way, CIOs continue to support the business while bringing to the discussion “the art of the possible and not just being an order taker,” Lamar said.

Next, become a ‘digital vanguard’

Ultimately, CIOs want to help their organizations join what Deloitte calls the “digital vanguard,” or companies with a clear digital strategy and that view their IT function as a market leader in digital and emerging technologies.

Lamar said organizations she and her co-authors identified as “digital vanguards” — less than 10% of those surveyed — share a handful of traits. They have a visible digital strategy that cuts across the enterprise. In many cases, IT — be it a CIO or a deputy CIO — is leading the execution of the digital strategy.

CIOs who work for digital vanguard companies have found ways to shift a percentage of their IT budgets away from operational expenses to innovation. According to the survey, baseline organizations spend on average about 56% of their budgets on business operations and 18% on business innovation versus 47% and 26% respectively at digital vanguard organizations.

Digital vanguard CIOs also place an emphasis on talent by thinking about retention and how to retool employees who have valuable institutional knowledge for the company. And they seek out well-rounded hires, employees who can bring soft skills, such as emotional intelligence, to the table, Lamar said.

Talent is top of mind for most CIOs, but digital vanguards have figured out how to build environments for continuous learning and engagement to both attract and retain talent. Lamar called this one of the hardest gaps to close between organizations that are digital vanguards and those that aren’t. “The culture of these organizations tends to embrace and provide opportunities for their people to do new things, play with new tools or embrace new technologies,” she said.

Microsoft and Amazon sync AI voice assistants Alexa, Cortana

Microsoft and Amazon have launched the first phase of a long-awaited integration between Alexa and Cortana. Although currently targeted at consumers, the partnership could boost adoption eventually of AI voice assistants in the workplace.

The link between the two platforms lets users access some basic Cortana features through Alexa-enabled devices, and vice versa. The public preview works on Amazon Echo speakers, Windows 10 computers, and Harman Kardon Invoke speakers.

Both vendors appear poised to benefit from the partnership, which brings together Amazon Alexa’s large footprint in the consumer market with Microsoft Cortana’s link to office productivity tools, said Werner Goertz, analyst at Gartner.

“Alexa and Cortana can address my needs as a private individual and as a professional knowledge worker,” Goertz said. “That is a very important and winning combination.”

If Microsoft and Amazon decide to pursue a long-term partnership, the deal could pose a challenge to Google and Apple, the two other big players in the market for AI voice assistants.

But Microsoft and Amazon will likely approach the relationship cautiously given that they compete against each other on many fronts, said Jon Arnold, principal analyst of Toronto-based research and analysis firm J Arnold & Associates.

“They will know in time if it’s a good idea or not,” Arnold said. “And if they get the synergies, then they will do more of it. And if not, then they will put the walls back up.”

One possible stumbling block is Alexa for Business, which is excluded from the integration with Cortana launched this week. Released by Amazon in late 2017, the platform connects Echo speakers to enterprise messaging and meetings software.

The absence of a link between Cortana and Alexa for Business — at least for now — suggests their creators are targeting the partnership primarily at consumers, said Juan Gonzalez, analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

“While it may seem that both companies can gain and benefit from this agreement, it’s still not clear who will grab the lion’s share of it,” Gonzalez said. “Will this initiative be the beginning of a long-standing partnership where both companies can combine forces against Apple and Google? Only time will tell.”

Cortana-Alexa integration starts off small  

For now, users need to command their smart devices to open the alternative AI voice assistant software: “Hey Cortana, open Alexa,” or “Alexa, open Cortana.” The two vendors said they were planning for a more seamless link between the two platforms in the future.

Until then, office workers could use an Echo speaker to have Cortana check their morning emails and meetings. At work, they could access Alexa through a Windows 10 work computer to monitor package shipments or control smart home devices.

But many advanced functions, such as music streaming, are not yet available across platforms, as Microsoft and Amazon seek customer feedback during the public trial. The two tech giants first announced plans to sync their AI voice assistants in August 2017, initially promising a paring by the end of last year.

“It’s still very clunky. … In the end game, that should look a little bit different,” Goertz said. “There should be some intelligent mechanism that determines which of the two personal assistants would be the ideal one in any given circumstance to respond to the user’s command.”

For Sale – Dell XPS 13 9360

Hi all,
Selling my XPS 13, immaculate condition, dbrand carbon top cover installed from new, boxed. Top spec:

i7-8550U
16GB Ram
512GB NvME SSD
4k Touchscreen

Checking the service tag states it’s covered until January 28th 2019. I also have the Currys purchase receipt.
Currently running Linux (deepinOS) but I can stick Windows back on if required (please allow a few days so I have time).

Any questions fire away.

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Price and currency: £780
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Wellingborough/Northants
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