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For Sale – A load of cheap laptops

Had a clear out enforced by my better half, so i’m putting all my old laptops i’ve hoarded from the last 5 years or so. I’ve wiped and reinstalled the original Windows 7 Pro OEM OS onto them all, other than the Fujitsu which a upgraded to Win 10 Pro when Microsoft were offering free upgrades. So here we go:

Fujitsu Lifebook E753 – 15.6″ – this was mega high spec when I got it – i7-3632QM 2.2GHz processor, 16GB RAM, 1920×1080 screen, Samsung 256GB SSD, secondary 1TB hybrid Toshiba SSHD drive, includes desktop docking station. This machine is in good condition other than some fairly minor wear and tear to the top cover, and a small dink to the wrist wrest. The screen has a small (less than the size of the tip of my little finger) light patch, these aren’t dead pixels, the image is fine, it’s just lighter in that area for some reason. I’ll try and take some pics to show this. Looking for £250 for this machine.

HP Elitebook 820 G1 – 12.6″ – i5-4200U processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD. Good condition, no damage of note. £150.

Dell E6330 – 13.3″ – i7-3520M 2.9GHz processsor, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, extended 65W battery. Again good condition, no damage, hardly any wear even on the top case. £200.

Thanks for looking

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Cash/BT/PPG
Location: Watford, Herts
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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SAP defends S/4HANA HCM upgrade amid questions

SAP’s new plan to extend on-premises ERP human capital management support from 2025 to 2030 is raising eyebrows. That’s because maintaining on-premises systems means migrating to S/4HANA HCM, which complicates the decision-making for on-premises users.

The upgrade won’t be available until 2023, and the license for the S/4HANA HCM only runs until “at least” 2030. This doesn’t prevent the vendor from extending support, but users, for now, don’t know.

SAP said it has about 14,000 on-premises HCM customers, with about 80% outside of North America.

SAP believes the S/4HANA HCM migration is best for these users, arguing that the upgrade cost will be offset by the benefits of the in-memory system.

But cloud-based SAP SuccessFactors remains the ultimate HCM upgrade path for its users. This means uncertainty about whether on-premises systems will continue.

“The important thing is that the intention for this is to make life easier for our customers so that they can run their business in the best possible way,” said Amy Wilson, an SAP product manager, in an interview. “It’s not something that we’ve concocted for any other purpose other than this is what our customers are asking for. We care about them, and we empathize with them,” she said.

But there are questions. “Simply extending support for the existing R/3 SAP HCM would probably be very difficult, especially as support has already been extended from 2020 to 2025,” said Paul Cooper, chairman of the U.K. and Ireland SAP User Group, in a statement in response to questions from TechTarget.

“At this stage, it is far enough out for SAP to be encouraging users to move to S/4, rather than extending the deadline further,” Cooper said.

User-group surveys “highlighted that many users have concerns regarding the integration of legacy [SAP HR] and new apps [SuccessFactors] with S/4HANA, so the S/4 HCM announcement does begin to help address this to an extent,” Cooper said.

But Cooper said the announcement also raises issues.

“However, without seeing the product and more information on its scope, it is difficult to judge the complexity of the migration,” Cooper said. “Projects of this nature are time-consuming, resource-hungry and, therefore, they can be disruptive to an organization. The question for a lot of organizations will be, are they prepared to buy and license ‘on-premises’ software that only has a potential life of seven years and won’t be available until 2023?”

Wilson said the upgrade to S/4HANA HCM should be “nondisruptive.”

It’s not something that we’ve concocted for any other purpose other than this is what our customers are asking for.
Amy Wilsonproduct manager at SAP

“In the on-premises world, there’s technical upgrades and then there’s functional upgrades. When you’re talking about a technical upgrade, there is some work to do and some testing and that sort of thing, but it’s more similar to a cloud update,” Wilson said.

SAP’s plan has drawn sharp criticism from Jarret Pazahanick, an SAP HCM consultant who is managing partner of EIC Experts, based in Houston. He also has a large following on his Global SAP and SuccessFactors LinkedIn groups.

Pazahanick said he believes SAP should have extended its support beyond 2025 for its HCM customers.

SAP’s action is “not customer-centric,” Pazahanick said in an email responding to TechTarget questions.

“They are asking loyal maintenance paying customers to wait at least five years [2023] to upgrade to a new SAP HCM on-premises ‘sidecar’ offering and take full ownership of the migration cost and risk associated with that,” Pazahanick said.

There is no native HCM in S/4HANA, hence the “sidecar” meaning. SAP HCM for S/4HANA will run on a separate instance, but tightly integrated with S/4HANA. SAP said it has the tools and services to support this approach.

“All SAP had to do was make an announcement of, ‘We will support SAP HCM and customers until 2030 on their current offering,’ which would have been simple, clear and, ultimately, what some portion of their customer base wants,” Pazahanick said.

For Sale – BNIB – Logitech Orion Spectrum G910 Mechanical Keyboard

Brand new from Logitech, if any interest is forthcoming I can provide pictures.

No warranty on this however, price reflected.

Collection is welcome!

Price and currency: 80
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal, Cash, Bank Transfer
Location: Durham
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – BNIB – Logitech Orion Spectrum G910 Mechanical Keyboard

Brand new from Logitech, if any interest is forthcoming I can provide pictures.

No warranty on this however, price reflected.

Collection is welcome!

Price and currency: 80
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal, Cash, Bank Transfer
Location: Durham
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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News briefs: Mobile recruiting interfaces still painful

Mobile recruiting platforms aren’t getting enough attention from HR departments, according to a recent Glassdoor report. Mobile interfaces are clunky and hard to use. They impose required fields that duplicate data that’s already on the résumé.

“Mobile job application experiences remain painful for most job seekers,” said Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist, in a report on upcoming trends. This is a problem for employers. Many job seekers today are using mobile devices to reach employer job sites.

It is a consequence of legacy enterprise applicant tracking systems (ATSes) built before the mobile era. Firms are waking up to this fact, and Glassdoor believes improving mobile recruiting systems is on the verge of becoming a priority.

A lot of organizations have a hodgepodge of HR systems. Their primary goal is moving to cloud and to mobile more quickly, said Tony DiRomualdo, senior director of the HR executive advisory program at The Hackett Group, based in Miami.

But mobile is only “widely implemented” in 16% of organizations surveyed last fall by Hackett. DiRomualdo said he believes the percentage is higher for mobile recruiting platforms, because it’s easier to make a business case.  

Mobile recruiting implementation “has been slower than a lot of people in HR would like,” DiRomualdo said. “They have a hard time getting the funding and prioritization for it,” he said.

A new recruiting platform with ATS-like systems

Mobile job application experiences remain painful for most job seekers.
Andrew Chamberlainchief economist, Glassdoor

Recruiting platform vendors are taking on some of the work of internal applicant tracking systems and can give job seekers a better mobile experience. They are creating dashboards and intelligent ranking systems. JobzMall, the latest addition to this trend, is due to launch Jan. 15.

The site, which has about 250 participating organizations and is running in a closed beta, organizes itself around a “virtual shopping mall,” said Nathan Candaner, co-founder of JobzMall, based in Irvine, Calif.

Employers have virtual stores and can use video to create a personalized experience about their business. There are different buildings — such as the startup building, one for nonprofits, another for freelancers and one for larger firms. Job seekers fill out a template on the recruiting platform, which they can use to apply for multiple jobs. The system gives applicants a little more transparency into the progress of their application.

Candaner said he sees a need for this type of recruiting platform. Many job sites today want users to cut and paste their résumés for each job application. The systems give employers little help in managing the applications.

JobzMall gives employers a dashboard, which includes collaborative tools, for managing and viewing applicants in one spot. The system knows what the qualifications are and the skill sets of the applicants. It also learns the employer’s behavior in evaluating candidates. It uses that to help rank and select applicants. “Our system learns, and in time, we do give very pointed candidates to required jobs,” Candaner said.

For Sale – A load of cheap laptops

Had a clear out enforced by my better half, so i’m putting all my old laptops i’ve hoarded from the last 5 years or so. I’ve wiped and reinstalled the original Windows 7 Pro OEM OS onto them all, other than the Fujitsu which a upgraded to Win 10 Pro when Microsoft were offering free upgrades. So here we go:

Fujitsu Lifebook E753 – 15.6″ – this was mega high spec when I got it – i7-3632QM 2.2GHz processor, 16GB RAM, 1920×1080 screen, Samsung 256GB SSD, secondary 1TB hybrid Toshiba SSHD drive, includes desktop docking station. This machine is in good condition other than some fairly minor wear and tear to the top cover, and a small dink to the wrist wrest. The screen has a small (less than the size of the tip of my little finger) light patch, these aren’t dead pixels, the image is fine, it’s just lighter in that area for some reason. I’ll try and take some pics to show this. Looking for £250 for this machine.

HP Elitebook 820 G1 – 12.6″ – i5-4200U processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD. Good condition, no damage of note. £150.

Dell E6330 – 13.3″ – i7-3520M 2.9GHz processsor, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, extended 65W battery. Again good condition, no damage, hardly any wear even on the top case. £200.

Thanks for looking

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Cash/BT/PPG
Location: Watford, Herts
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – QNAP TS-431 4 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure

I have the above NAS enclosure for sale.
Excellent condition with original packaging.
Purchased from Amazon in July 2016, had minimum usage as basic media storage since then.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the enclosure only, it does not include any hard drives.

Item Weight 3.03 Kg
Product Dimensions 23.5 x 18 x 17.7 cm
Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Item model number TS-431
Series TS-431 Turbo NAS
Screen Resolution n/a
Processor Brand ARM
Processor Speed 1.2 GHz
Processor Count 2
RAM Size 512 GB
Hard Drive Size 8000 GB
Graphics Coprocessor n/a
Connectivity Type n/a
Wireless Type Radio Frequency
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Wattage 33.75 watts
Lithium Battery Energy Content 1 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packaging batteries_contained_in_equipment
Lithium Battery Voltage 1 volts
Lithium Battery Weight 1 Grams
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells 1

Price and currency: £150
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PayPal
Location: Tonbridge
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – A load of cheap laptops

Had a clear out enforced by my better half, so i’m putting all my old laptops i’ve hoarded from the last 5 years or so. I’ve wiped and reinstalled the original Windows 7 Pro OEM OS onto them all, other than the Fujitsu which a upgraded to Win 10 Pro when Microsoft were offering free upgrades. So here we go:

Fujitsu Lifebook E753 – 15.6″ – this was mega high spec when I got it – i7-3632QM 2.2GHz processor, 16GB RAM, 1920×1080 screen, Samsung 256GB SSD, secondary 1TB hybrid Toshiba SSHD drive, includes desktop docking station. This machine is in good condition other than some fairly minor wear and tear to the top cover, and a small dink to the wrist wrest. The screen has a small (less than the size of the tip of my little finger) light patch, these aren’t dead pixels, the image is fine, it’s just lighter in that area for some reason. I’ll try and take some pics to show this. Looking for £250 for this machine.

HP Elitebook 820 G1 – 12.6″ – i5-4200U processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD. Good condition, no damage of note. £150.

Dell E6330 – 13.3″ – i7-3520M 2.9GHz processsor, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, extended 65W battery. Again good condition, no damage, hardly any wear even on the top case. £200.

Thanks for looking

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Cash/BT/PPG
Location: Watford, Herts
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – QNAP TS-431 4 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure

I have the above NAS enclosure for sale.
Excellent condition with original packaging.
Purchased from Amazon in July 2016, had minimum usage as basic media storage since then.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the enclosure only, it does not include any hard drives.

Item Weight 3.03 Kg
Product Dimensions 23.5 x 18 x 17.7 cm
Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Item model number TS-431
Series TS-431 Turbo NAS
Screen Resolution n/a
Processor Brand ARM
Processor Speed 1.2 GHz
Processor Count 2
RAM Size 512 GB
Hard Drive Size 8000 GB
Graphics Coprocessor n/a
Connectivity Type n/a
Wireless Type Radio Frequency
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Wattage 33.75 watts
Lithium Battery Energy Content 1 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packaging batteries_contained_in_equipment
Lithium Battery Voltage 1 volts
Lithium Battery Weight 1 Grams
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells 1

Price and currency: £150
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PayPal
Location: Tonbridge
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – BNIB – Logitech Orion Spectrum G910 Mechanical Keyboard

Brand new from Logitech, if any interest is forthcoming I can provide pictures.

No warranty on this however, price reflected.

Collection is welcome!

Price and currency: 80
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal, Cash, Bank Transfer
Location: Durham
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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