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For Sale – Mac mini late 2012 Core i5/8GB/620GB Fusion Drive/macOS Catalina

Selling my Mac mini late 2012 model, Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 620GB Fusion Drive (120GB SSD, 500GB stock hard drive) running macOS Catalina. Fabulous little machine, bought locally to tide me over while my MacBook Pro was in for a logic board swap and has been faultless. Slight nicks in a couple of places to the unibody case.

Mac mini and power cable only, no box or accessories. Will be Factory Reset before sending by DHL insured next day.

£210 delivered, or £200 collected.

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OpenText’s Mark Barrenechea talks Google, AI, future of CMS

Since he took the helm as CEO of OpenText in 2012, Mark Barrenechea ushered the company through arguably the biggest change in content management technology’s history: On-premises applications migrated to the cloud, which in turn were broken down into content services.

His company, based in Waterloo, Ontario, serves customers all along the digital transformation spectrum. Some still use paper-based workflows and ingest enterprise content into applications hosted on premises. Others are all-cloud, and automate processes with the latest AI and machine learning tech. 

Barrenechea, who took on the added role of CTO in 2016, discussed where content management is going and how AI is changing everything about the technology, workflows and even the definition of content itself.

OpenText started in 1991 and has gone through many chapters in its history. How would you describe the current chapter?

Mark Barrenechea: We started out as a search company, evolved into a content management company in our second phase, and since have evolved into enterprise information management. [EIM] is a very wide, horizontal platform to manage, deliver, secure and exchange unstructured data.

OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea and Google's Kevin Ichhpurani
The Google-OpenText partnership is deeper than with other cloud providers, OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea said, pictured here with Google’s Kevin Ichhpurani discussing the companies’ joint plans during last July’s OpenText Enterprise World keynote.

Over the decades, OpenText acquired many companies. In the last few years, Dell EMC’s Documentum and Guidance Software stand out. How would you describe OpenText’s acquisition philosophy?

Barrenechea: We’re not a ‘public private equity firm.’ We’re a strategic acquirer, building a software platform for information management. Through that lens, we are going to remain an acquirer, remain a consolidator. [An acquisition] has to be a strategic fit in our EIM market. It also has to fill a green space for us, whether it be some functionality, industry or geography that can accelerate our time to market. It also has to meet our financial discipline around value, return on investment capital, payback and integration into the tech stack.

How has AI changed content management and content services over the last few years?

We’re going to support all the clouds, but we’re going deeper with Google in order to add capabilities to the OpenText platform.
Mark BarrenecheaCEO, OpenText

Barrenechea: Maybe this comes with time — we’ll see if it’s wisdom — but I’ve been in software more than 30 years, and I’ve seen a lot of trends come and go. B2B2C tech, dot-com, big data. AI is real because it’s the natural next extension to extreme automation. Once you automate a corporate process, and you automate it for a long time, and, if your data’s really good, you want to go into that data and learn as much as you can to create a better process, company or business model.

AI [can do that], but it’s also going to take time. I’m in a lot of discussions where we tried to go get this insight or outcome, but the process wasn’t quite complete yet. Or the data wasn’t quite right. Those are the battle fronts right now. I’ve seen a lot of progress in getting the process and data right and now AI and machine learning is producing very actionable insights, whether that’s into talent all the way through to field service preventive maintenance to cash collections. It’s also intersecting with GDPR and privacy as to what can be shared.   

OpenText introduced its own Magellan AI two years ago, but you’re also partnering with Google for AI services. To outsiders, it kind of looks like you’re competing with yourself.

Barrenechea: One of the things we’ve learned is that you have to bring in many sources of data — and keep enriching the data — to get actionable insights. We’ve been bringing new features into Magellan, but we need to look at third-party data sources as well and have a factory to be able to cleanse and merge these different data sources.

But it can’t all be just OpenText data and an OpenText tool to provide insight. So, the partnership with Google provides different tools, different data in different languages, facial recognition going to metadata, speech to metadata, being able to translate and transcribe. For us, it’s about enriching OpenText tools, and Google helps us do that at scale with market-proven technology. It’s quite complementary.

Are you doing the same with AWS and Microsoft Azure partnerships, or is Google a favored partner, and how does it figure into the OpenText roadmap?

Barrenechea: We support all of them, as well as other clouds hosted by Rackspace and global service integrators. A customer can come along and deploy on their own, or we can provide a managed service. But there are features in Google Cloud that we’re going to go deeper in: G Suite, the desktop products, browser, clickstream, transcription and AI. We’re going to support all the clouds, but we’re going deeper with Google in order to add capabilities to the OpenText platform.

What technologies on the OpenText roadmap should customers and prospective customers watch in the near term?

Barrenechea: First, technologies that enable sustainability and responsibility: Enabling ethical supply chains; enabling the circular economy from recycle, reuse, replant; supporting efficacy — track and trace the minerals that make up products. We have a lot of activity in our products to enable this over our business network and content services. It’s a real area to watch.

Second, the volume of content is exploding; handling that with our content services and business network.

In the next three to five years, the center of our world will not be a document. The center of content services will move from a document to an ID. Being able to capture all the metadata and transactions around an ID, whether it’s a person, application or thing and making everything machine-readable — voice, transcripts, facial recognition, photos videos, PDF — is front and center, what we’re working on.

Editor’s Note: This Q&A was edited for clarity and brevity.

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For Sale – Macbook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) – 1.8ghz i5, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD – £150

I bought this laptop direct from Apple in 2012, but since the start of the year I haven’t been using it so would like to move it on.

This is a well used laptop! I will do my best to describe any issues – but please understand that this is not in pristine condition.

I have recently wiped the machine and installed the latest version of OSX (Mojave).

Here are all of the things to bear in mind with this laptop.

1) The condition of the casing – there a various dings and knocks on the body of the laptop. I have tried to take pictures of them all, however there will undoubtable be more than I haven’t captured. These are all cosmetic issues.
2) The charger has been better days! It was eaten by the Roomba a couple of times and the plastic from the cable is coming away. It still works though.
3) Some of the antireflective glaze, or what every it is, has come away on the screen. Looks terrible when its off – not as noticeable when it is on.
4) There are a couple of bright spots in the bottom left of the screen.
5) The touch pad is a little funny. Clicks fine in the bottom left, but have to really put a lot of pressure on if clicking anywhere else. Taps work all over the touchpad.

All of that said it works fine, if you connected it up to a screen with a mouse and keyboard you’d be fine.

I still have the box and it will be sent in the box. Happy to answer any questions etc.

My preference is to sell as collection only (London SM6 or WC2B) however would consider delivery.

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Price and currency: £150
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or PayPal
Location: London SM6 or WC2B
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Or Trade – 27″ iMac (Late 2012 Boxed) & HTPC

I am selling both my 27″ iMac (Late 2012) and HTPC the specs are:

27″ iMac

27″ Screen
Intel Core i5 3.2GHZ
32GBS RAM
1TB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB RAM

The original keyboard and mouse are included and in excellent condition, the iMac has barely been used over the years as I would always end up using my MacBook air out of convenience.

The original box is in great condition and I have included an external blu-ray drive as well.

£850

HTPC

Windows 10 Pro
Intel Core i3-4160 – 3.6GHZ
8GBS RAM
120GB SSD
1TB HDD
Slim line DVD drive
TBS 6281 TV Dual Tuner Card
Silverstone Case
Microsoft Xbox controller
Logitech Keyboard and touchpad
Pulse Eight USB – CEC adaptor (control the media software with your tv remote)
TP Link AC1200 Wifi Adaptor

I have reset windows to remove all my files etc, I used this as our main media centre for the past 3 years flawlessly. I used Kodi as the main software which booted automatically, and mediaportal as the freeview client which worked perfectly. These will need to be reinstalled but are all free and there is a great Kodi / Mediaportal guide on these forums.

£320

Price and currency: £850 & £320
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Aberdeen
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference
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For Sale – Or Trade – 27″ iMac (Late 2012 Boxed) & HTPC

I am selling both my 27″ iMac (Late 2012) and HTPC the specs are:

27″ iMac

27″ Screen
Intel Core i5 3.2GHZ
32GBS RAM
1TB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB RAM

The original keyboard and mouse are included and in excellent condition, the iMac has barely been used over the years as I would always end up using my MacBook air out of convenience.

The original box is in great condition and I have included an external blu-ray drive as well.

£850

HTPC

Windows 10 Pro
Intel Core i3-4160 – 3.6GHZ
8GBS RAM
120GB SSD
1TB HDD
Slim line DVD drive
TBS 6281 TV Dual Tuner Card
Silverstone Case
Microsoft Xbox controller
Logitech Keyboard and touchpad
Pulse Eight USB – CEC adaptor (control the media software with your tv remote)
TP Link AC1200 Wifi Adaptor

I have reset windows to remove all my files etc, I used this as our main media centre for the past 3 years flawlessly. I used Kodi as the main software which booted automatically, and mediaportal as the freeview client which worked perfectly. These will need to be reinstalled but are all free and there is a great Kodi / Mediaportal guide on these forums.

£320

Price and currency: £850 & £320
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Aberdeen
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference
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For Sale – Lenovo Z580 Laptop – 15.6″ – Core i7 – 8 GB RAM – 1TB HDD – GPU – Blu-ray

A few scratches on the lid (see pics) otherwise laptop is in excellent condition for its age (2012). Battery is decent: 2hrs+ on desktop apps (can’t comment on battery life when gaming as I’ve not tried).

Intel Core i7-3612QM Quad core
8GB RAM DDR3 1600MHz
1TB HDD
Blu-ray player + DVDRW
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
15.6 inch 16:9 (1366 x 768) Display
Dolby Home Theater v4, High Definition Audio
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (with licence sticker)
HDMI
Bluetooth
Webcam
SD Card
USB 3.0
Original Lenovo power supply

Price and currency: £250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Lenovo Z580 Laptop – 15.6″ – Core i7 – 8 GB RAM – 1TB HDD – GPU

A few scratches on the lid (see pics) otherwise laptop is in excellent condition for its age (2012). Battery is decent: 2hrs+ on desktop apps (can’t comment on battery life when gaming as I’ve not tried).

Intel Core i7-3612QM Quad core
8GB RAM DDR3 1600MHz
1TB HDD
Blu-ray player + DVDRW
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
15.6 inch 16:9 (1366 x 768) Display
Dolby Home Theater v4, High Definition Audio
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (with licence sticker)
HDMI
Bluetooth
Webcam
SD Card
USB 3.0
Original Lenovo power supply

Price and currency: £250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Or Trade – 27″ iMac (Late 2012 Boxed) & HTPC

I am selling both my 27″ iMac (Late 2012) and HTPC the specs are:

27″ iMac

27″ Screen
Intel Core i5 3.2GHZ
32GBS RAM
1TB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB RAM

The original keyboard and mouse are included and in excellent condition, the iMac has barely been used over the years as I would always end up using my MacBook air out of convenience.

The original box is in great condition and I have included an external blu-ray drive as well.

£850

HTPC

Windows 10 Pro
Intel Core i3-4160 – 3.6GHZ
8GBS RAM
120GB SSD
1TB HDD
Slim line DVD drive
TBS 6281 TV Dual Tuner Card
Silverstone Case
Microsoft Xbox controller
Logitech Keyboard and touchpad
Pulse Eight USB – CEC adaptor (control the media software with your tv remote)
TP Link AC1200 Wifi Adaptor

I have reset windows to remove all my files etc, I used this as our main media centre for the past 3 years flawlessly. I used Kodi as the main software which booted automatically, and mediaportal as the freeview client which worked perfectly. These will need to be reinstalled but are all free and there is a great Kodi / Mediaportal guide on these forums.

£320

Price and currency: £850 & £320
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Aberdeen
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference
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For Sale – Lenovo Z580 Laptop – 15.6″ – Core i7 – 8 GB RAM – 1TB HDD – GPU

A few scratches on the lid (see pics) otherwise laptop is in excellent condition for its age (2012). Battery is decent: 2hrs+ on desktop apps (can’t comment on battery life when gaming as I’ve not tried).

Intel Core i7-3612QM Quad core
8GB RAM DDR3 1600MHz
1TB HDD
Blu-ray player + DVDRW
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
15.6 inch 16:9 (1366 x 768) Display
Dolby Home Theater v4, High Definition Audio
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (with licence sticker)
HDMI
Bluetooth
Webcam
SD Card
USB 3.0
Original Lenovo power supply

Price and currency: £250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Lenovo Z580 Laptop – 15.6″ – Core i7 – 8 GB RAM – 1TB HDD – GPU

A few scratches on the lid (see pics) otherwise laptop is in excellent condition for its age (2012). Battery is decent: 2hrs+ on desktop apps (can’t comment on battery life when gaming as I’ve not tried).

Intel Core i7-3612QM Quad core
8GB RAM DDR3 1600MHz
1TB HDD
Blu-ray player + DVDRW
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
15.6 inch 16:9 (1366 x 768) Display
Dolby Home Theater v4, High Definition Audio
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (with licence sticker)
HDMI
Bluetooth
Webcam
SD Card
USB 3.0
Original Lenovo power supply

Price and currency: £250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Manchester
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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