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For Sale – Patriot Viper Elite Series DDR4 8GB 2400MHz

I have 4 x 8GB sticks of DDR4 available for sale.

Price: £50 per 8GB stick
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country – Royal Mail recorded delivery.
Payment method: BACS Transfer
Location: Wolverhampton

I do not have the original boxes, so I will just arrive in an anti-static bag.

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Price and currency: £50 per 8GB
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BACS
Location: Wolverhampton
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Custom gaming PC (i7 7700k 4.2GHz, GTX 1070, 16gb RAM, 500gb SSD)

PCpartpicker link for full specs and the cost now to build new. I built this PC around July last year for £1500-£1600. It comes with all the original boxes, extras included with the components such as PSU cables, brackets etc, sleeved white extension cables and led strips with a remote. I was in my final year of university and rarely got to use it let alone game on it so everything is in impeccable condition, and I maintained it by dusting and staring at it lovingly when required.

Couple things to note: no OS and no WiFi card, but I can throw in a wireless adapter as well as a LAN cable. Pictures here but will post more detailed ones soon.

Price wise I want to be transparent and fair – is asking for 75% of the built new costs, £1100, reasonable? I am open to discussion. I’m not in a rush to get rid of it and didn’t get much use out of it, hence wanting a good price. Mostly selling to save up for my gap year.

I live in London and can deliver within London and the South if it’s not too far, and viewing and collecting are also options too. Can post my ebay account where I sold games/peripherals if you want to check reviews on me. Thank you for looking and please feel free to ask me questions.

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Price and currency: £1100
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: BT or PayPal
Location: London
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For Sale – Custom gaming PC (i7 7700k 4.2GHz, GTX 1070, 16gb RAM, 500gb SSD)

PCpartpicker link for full specs and the cost now to build new. I built this PC around July last year for £1500-£1600. It comes with all the original boxes, extras included with the components such as PSU cables, brackets etc, sleeved white extension cables and led strips with a remote. I was in my final year of university and rarely got to use it let alone game on it so everything is in impeccable condition, and I maintained it by dusting and staring at it lovingly when required.

Couple things to note: no OS and no WiFi card, but I can throw in a wireless adapter as well as a LAN cable. Pictures here but will post more detailed ones soon.

Price wise I want to be transparent and fair – is asking for 75% of the built new costs, £1100, reasonable? I am open to discussion. I’m not in a rush to get rid of it and didn’t get much use out of it, hence wanting a good price. Mostly selling to save up for my gap year.

I live in London and can deliver within London and the South if it’s not too far, and viewing and collecting are also options too. Can post my ebay account where I sold games/peripherals if you want to check reviews on me. Thank you for looking and please feel free to ask me questions.

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Price and currency: £1100
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: BT or PayPal
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Apple-Wireless-Keyboard-A1314 £30

in a great condition ..

Price and currency: £30
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT,PPG
Location: London
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For Sale – Apple-Wireless-Keyboard-A1314 £30

in a great condition ..

Price and currency: £30
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For Sale – Apple-Wireless-Keyboard-A1314 £30

in a great condition ..

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For Sale – Apple-Wireless-Keyboard-A1314

in a great condition ..

Price and currency: £35
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Cost, doubt about tech hold back AI for HR investment

Concern about the cost of AI for HR technology and its maturity is keeping HR departments from deploying this tech. But users believe this technology will improve productivity and cut labor costs.

Those were some of the findings in a new survey of more than 1,300 HR professionals about AI for HR deployments. The survey was conducted by Future Workplace — an HR research and networking group — and Oracle.

More than half of the survey respondents believe the leading benefit of AI for HR technology will be an increase in worker productivity. These respondents said they expect HR technology will become interactive — not dissimilar from how people communicate with Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. The simplification of this technology was the second leading benefit cited by survey respondents.

The third benefit — cited by 41% of the respondents — is AI for HR’s ability to eliminate labor costs. But this labor-cost elimination won’t happen quickly, and there’s debate about the real impact of this AI tech on labor.

Nearly 70% of the respondents to the Future Workplace and Oracle survey reported cost was a barrier to AI tool adoption. This was followed by “failure of technology” at 66%, meaning users don’t see the technology as mature and ready for adoption. The third leading impediment, at 55%, was security risks.

About half of HR processes can be automated

The reason AI for HR tech may be disruptive is approximately half of all HR spending goes to transactional processes and routine administrative activities, according to The Hackett Group, a management consulting organization based in Miami. These are processes that are primed for automation.

The expectation is chatbots and machine-to-voice interactions will take over much of the work of HR help desks and redundant administrative tasks.

In the coming years, all the administrative jobs in HR “are going to be wiped out,” said Dan Schawbel, research director at Future Workplace, based in New York.

As automation arrives, these HR employees will have to take on new work, shift to other jobs in HR or deal with layoffs. The people remaining will be focused on the strategic work, Schawbel said.

HR employees need to get training on these new technologies and skills, Schawbel said, “so when these shifts happen, you’re prepared and set up for success.”

Schawbel said he believes AI for HR technology is ready for enterprise use. Chatbots and voice user interfaces have demonstrated that they can handle initial employee inquiries, such as answering basic questions about benefits or onboarding. But, according to some, this doesn’t mean HR staffs will necessarily shrink. 

HR workloads are rising

As these [AI] technologies get deployed, I don’t think you’re going to see a net loss of people.
Tony DiRomualdosenior research director for global HR executive advisory at The Hackett Group

HR workloads “are rising every year. They’ve got more work, and they have to do more with the same or fewer employees,” said Tony DiRomualdo, senior research director for global human resources executive advisory at The Hackett Group.

DiRomualdo said workloads are increasing because of difficulties in recruiting, as well as demands by the business on HR to help improve the productivity of the workforce, develop better leaders and exploit human capital for competitive advantage.

“As these technologies get deployed, I don’t think you’re going to see a net loss of people,” DiRomualdo said. But HR workers will have to learn how to handle more sophisticated tools, he said.

Even though AI technology creates some uncertainty about the future of work, people in HR aren’t necessarily opposed to its adoption. Failure to adopt this technology may hurt their careers and leave them with obsolete skills.

The use of advanced tech tools in the home life of HR employees may help drive adoption in business, similar to what happened with mobile devices, according to Emily He, Oracle’s senior vice president of the human capital management cloud business group.

“Employees are more ready  [to use advanced tech] than the enterprise,” He said. “There’s a gap between the rate at which employees are ready to adopt new technology and the rate at which enterprises are adopting technology.”

Managed private cloud gives IT a cost-effective option

Cost is a big factor when IT admins explore different options for cloud. In certain cases, a managed private cloud may be more cost-effective than public cloud.

Canonical, a distributor and contributor to Linux Ubuntu, helps organizations manage their cloud setups and uses a variety of proprietary technology to streamline management. Based on the company’s BootStack offering, Canonical’s managed cloud supports a variety of applications and use cases. A managed private cloud can help organizations operate in the “Goldilocks zone,” where they have the right amount of cloud resources for their needs, said Stephan Fabel, director of product at Canonical, based in London. 

Currently, 35% of enterprises are moving data to a private cloud, but hurdles such as hardware costs and initial provisioning can cause organizations to delay deployment, according to a June 2018 report by 451 Research. Here, Fabel talks about what makes a managed private cloud a more effective strategy for the long term.

What is different about BootStack? 

Stephan Fabel: BootStack is applicable to the entire reference architecture to our OpenStack offering. The use case will often dictate a loose handling of the details in terms of the reference architecture. So, you can say, for example, deploy a telco-grade cluster or a cluster for enterprise or a cluster for application development, and those are very different characteristics from another company.

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We support Swift [an API for data storage and scalability] and Chef [framework codes for deployments]. With some of the more locked-down distributions of OpenStack, we support multiple Cinder-volume stores. … We have the ability to do a Contrail application programming interface and even an open Contrail.

The reason why we can do a managed private cloud at the economics we portray them is that we have the operational efficiencies baked into our tooling. Metal as a service and Juju [an open source application modeling tool] provide that base layer on which OpenStack can run and manage.

One thing that is not entirely unique — but it is rare — is that BootStack actually stands for ‘build, operate and optionally transfer.’ Managed service providers generally want users to get on their platform and never leave. We basically say, ‘You know you want to get started with OpenStack, but you’re not sure you’re operationally ready. That’s fine; jump on BootStack for a year, and then build up your confidence or skill set. When you’re ready to take it on, go for it.’

We’ll transfer back the stack in your control and convert it from a managed service to a generic support contract.

What features contribute to a managed private cloud being more cost-effective than public cloud? 

Fabel: The value of public cloud is that you can get started with a snap of your finger, use your credit card and off you go. … However, down the road, you can end up in a situation where due to smart lock-in schemes, nonopen APIs’ interfaces and unique business features, you’re locked into this public cloud and paying a lot of money out of your Opex.

The challenge is it takes a lot more investment upfront to actually get started with a managed private cloud. Somebody still has to order hardware, it still constitutes a commitment, and someone still needs to install the hardware and run it for you. … But, for what it’s worth, we’ll send two engineers, and it’ll take two weeks and you’ll have a private cloud.

Is it common to be able to deploy a private cloud with just two engineers, or is that specific to Canonical?

I think we’ll see more adoption of managed services from the more advanced user base.
Stephan Fabeldirector of product at Canonical

Fabel: You’ll certainly find in this space a lot of players who will emphasize their expertise and the ability to do almost anything you want with OpenStack, in a similar amount of time. The question is, what kind of cloud is within that offering? If you go to a professional service-oriented company, they’ll try and sell you bodies to continually engage with as their way of staying with the contract, which racks up those tremendous costs.

The differentiating fact with Juju is, as opposed to other configuration tooling such as Puppet or Chef, it actually takes things further by not just installing packages and making sure the configuration is set; it is actually orchestrating the OpenStack installation.

So, for example, a classic problem with OpenStack is upgrading it. If you go to some of our competitors, their upgrades are going to be an extremely expensive professional services quote, because it’s so manual. What we did is basically encoded the smart in with what we call Charms that work in conjunction with Juju to manage that automatically.

How does automation help reduce the cost of managed private cloud? 

Fabel: We launched [Juju] five years ago, and it went through a lot of growing pains. Back then, everybody was set on configuration management, and they were appropriating configuration management technology to also do orchestration. … That’s great if you’re only deploying one thing. But, as OpenStack exhibits, it’s not quite that easy when you try and deploy something a little bit more complex.

[Now,] Juju basically says, ‘I will write out the configuration because I’m an agent and I understand the context.’ If you can automate tasks such as server installation and management, and you can code that logic, then you have to think less.

It does require more discipline on the Charms side and more knowledge on the operator in case something does go wrong. … For you to be able to debug this, you actually have to understand how to use it. And that’s a hurdle that people in the beginning sort of dismissed.

Will there always be a mix of public and private managed cloud?

Fabel: We’re seeing interest in power users of OpenStack who want to move onto new frontiers, such as Kubernetes, which seems to be it right now, and we’re ready to take [management] off their hands.

I think we’ll see more adoption of managed services from the more advanced user base and in the more off-the-shelf kind of market that want a 15-node or 20-node cloud. It’s not about the 2,000-node cloud as much anymore. I think there’s a whole market that’s just saying, ‘I have a 10-node cloud, and I can pay VMware or someone to run it for me, and I choose so because it’s economically more attractive.’ 

For Sale – Hyper X 1866mz 2x4gb ddr3

as in title works fine

Price and currency: £45>£40
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: ppg
Location: Derby
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Last edited: Jun 25, 2018