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For Sale – Sealed HP Omen ce012ce i7 1060

Hi,

I bought this but am reflecting on whether I am going to keep it, mainly because I really dislike the colour of the keys. I have yet to open it and will throw up some pics with a piece of paper with my screen name and date on it. I can process the transaction through ebay, should you prefer, as I think I might have a coupon offering me no selling fees.

I’m asking £900 with postage via UPS or Special Delivery.

OMEN by HP – 15-ce012na Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Core i7 7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 120Hz 1080p panel

Happy to speak on phone should you prefer and offer any other info as it is a minefield buying on the net, albeit Classifieds are slightly safer.

Andrew

Price and currency: £900
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Location: Inverness
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Sealed HP Omen ce012ce i7 1060

Hi,

I bought this but am reflecting on whether I am going to keep it, mainly because I really dislike the colour of the keys. I have yet to open it and will throw up some pics with a piece of paper with my screen name and date on it. I can process the transaction through ebay, should you prefer, as I think I might have a coupon offering me no selling fees.

I’m asking £900 with postage via UPS or Special Delivery.

OMEN by HP – 15-ce012na Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Core i7 7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 120Hz 1080p panel

Happy to speak on phone should you prefer and offer any other info as it is a minefield buying on the net, albeit Classifieds are slightly safer.

Andrew

Price and currency: £900
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Inverness
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Sealed HP Omen ce012ce i7 1060

Hi,

I bought this but am reflecting on whether I am going to keep it, mainly because I really dislike the colour of the keys. I have yet to open it and will throw up some pics with a piece of paper with my screen name and date on it. I can process the transaction through ebay, should you prefer, as I think I might have a coupon offering me no selling fees.

I’m asking £900 with postage via UPS or Special Delivery.

OMEN by HP – 15-ce012na Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Core i7 7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 120Hz 1080p panel

Happy to speak on phone should you prefer and offer any other info as it is a minefield buying on the net, albeit Classifieds are slightly safer.

Andrew

Price and currency: £900
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Inverness
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Sealed HP Omen ce012ce i7 1060

Hi,

I bought this but am reflecting on whether I am going to keep it, mainly because I really dislike the colour of the keys. I have yet to open it and will throw up some pics with a piece of paper with my screen name and date on it. I can process the transaction through ebay, should you prefer, as I think I might have a coupon offering me no selling fees.

I’m asking £900 with postage via UPS or Special Delivery.

OMEN by HP – 15-ce012na Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Core i7 7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 120Hz 1080p panel

Happy to speak on phone should you prefer and offer any other info as it is a minefield buying on the net, albeit Classifieds are slightly safer.

Andrew

Price and currency: £900
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Inverness
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 – Sealed HP Omen ce012ce i7 1060

Hi,

I bought this but am reflecting on whether I am going to keep it, mainly because I really dislike the colour of the keys. I have yet to open it and will throw up some pics with a piece of paper with my screen name and date on it. I can process the transaction through ebay, should you prefer, as I think I might have a coupon offering me no selling fees.

I’m asking £900 with postage via UPS or Special Delivery.

OMEN by HP – 15-ce012na Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Core i7 7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 120Hz 1080p panel

Happy to speak on phone should you prefer and offer any other info as it is a minefield buying on the net, albeit Classifieds are slightly safer.

Andrew

Price and currency: £900
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Inverness
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
  • Valid e-mail address

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.

Believe it or not, CIOs need a digital customer experience strategy

Whether or not a company is born digital, delivering a quality digital customer experience has emerged as a key performance indicator for technology leaders.

So say the CTO at Kayak, the CIO at DBS Bank, and the CIO at Adobe Systems Inc., who expounded on this idea during a panel discussion at the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. Simply put: Customer satisfaction equates to company success, and technology such as artificial intelligence is the link between the two.

The three technology leaders are aggressively helping build a digital customer experience strategy that benefits both customers and the company. Doing this requires collecting data on how customers interact with the company and then finding ways to make those interactions more efficient — and more intelligent. Here is what each had to say about using advanced technology to monitor, enhance and capitalize on customer experience.

The error budget

One of the most practical pieces of advice on creating an effective digital customer experience strategy came from David Gledhill, group CIO and head of group technology and operations at DBS Bank in Singapore. He encouraged the audience to follow his lead and steal Google’s concept of an “error budget,” which can help companies strike a balance between moving fast and keeping customer service top of mind.

DBS Bank, AI, MIT CIO SymposiumDavid Gledhill

The error budget, a concept that’s evolving at DBS Bank, is a joint key performance indicator between technology and operations “to gauge and monitor customer experience” on digital platforms, according to Gledhill. “Every time a customer gets a performance degradation or [experiences] a struggle, it counts against the platform,” he said. Whatever those strikes are — be they performance issues or incomplete transactions — the company should determine a threshold and “round everything up to a single number,” Gledhill said.

Once the strikes against the digital platform hit the error threshold, developers have to stop and “refocus their efforts on solving those customer pain point interactions,” Gledhill said. He pointed audience members to Google’s book Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems for more information.

Mapping the ‘customer journey’

Cynthia Stoddard, senior vice president and CIO at Adobe, said AI and machine learning have always been a part of the software company’s products. “We refer to it as the Adobe magic,” she said.

But what the company is attempting to do now is to use those tools to improve the customer’s experience with Adobe products — especially with its Creative Cloud. “What we want to be able to do with it is really unleash the power and let our customer have access to it so that we can remove the mundane and let people focus on the creativity,” Stoddard said.

Our view of the world with AI, from a product perspective, is more of a Harry Potter view of the world. We want to do good things and help people do their tasks quicker.
Cynthia StoddardSVP and CIO, Adobe

Part of Adobe’s digital customer experience strategy is to map a customer’s “journey” across its product set, which can help illuminate both customer friction points as well as repetitive activity that might be ripe for automation. “Our view of the world with AI, from a product perspective, is more of a Harry Potter view of the world,” she said. “We want to do good things and help people do their tasks quicker.”

Stoddard said she uses an “outside-in” approach to understand the customer’s perspective by “looking at their journey points and ensuring that we remove all friction points,” she said. But she also said it’s important to look at the world from an inside-out perspective, which focuses on designing for enterprise scale and efficiency.

When the two perspectives conflict, “the customer comes first,” she said.

A hybrid approach

Giorgos Zacharia, CTO and chief scientist at Kayak, demystified AI and machine learning as computational statistics with more computational power. “To me, there is nothing magic about it,” he said.

At Kayak, the digital customer experience strategy is the strategy for the company, according to Zacharia. “The dominant metric is completion of transaction — has the user found what they’re looking for?” he said.

Kayak, data science, AI, MIT CIO SymposiumGiorgos Zacharia

But as Kayak’s developers experiment with how to better serve their users, their ideas can sometimes produce an undesirable result. “If you change the user experience way too much, the users might be taken aback,” Zacharia said. “And it takes time to retrain them.”

This happened recently when Kayak developers implemented a machine learning algorithm for sorting flights. Rather than sorting by price, the algorithm sorted by likelihood that a customer would complete a transaction. “For some users, the snackers, we call them, those who run a search to see what the current prices are, they were taken aback that they didn’t see the cheapest price on top,” he said.

Zacharia and his team addressed the issue with a hybrid approach — the cheapest fare is on top and the rest of the results are sorted by likelihood of conversion. “It works for the user — for now,” he said.

I7 6700k GTX 970

Keep Changing my mind whether I want to sell this or not but here we go again.

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Collection only from Lichfield

Its a PC specialist gaming pc. The clear screen on the side panel of the pc is cracked but it is still in place ok.

I7 6700k
GTX 970
ASUS Z170-P
Corsair CS650 650w psu
16gb DDR4
240 GB SSD
2TB HDD
Windows 10

Price and currency: 595
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I7 6700k GTX 970

Smartphone push-to-talk apps poised for enterprise growth

With nothing but their voice, shopkeepers can check whether the backroom has that denim blouse in a size medium, and housekeepers can query which hotel rooms still need tidying. Contractors can see which plumber is closest to a homeowner’s leaky pipe, and co-workers from different countries can speak to one another in their native tongues in real time.

And it has all been made possible by the reinvention of a century-old tool — and toy: the walkie-talkie.

Startups and legacy phone companies alike are looking to remake the role of voice in the workplace with the introduction of push-to-talk (PTT) technologies that require nothing more than a smartphone or desktop application. Perhaps more critical, PTT vendors are incorporating artificial intelligence and data trackers to ease the workflows of corporate workers that historically have relied only on hardware.

While PTT cellphone technology has existed since the time of flip phones and Nextel, the reliability of 4G and LTE networks has made smartphone push-to-talk apps more attractive in recent years. AT&T, Verizon and Sprint offer PTT products for businesses over their networks, while Motorola Solutions Inc., which dominates the old-fashioned land mobile radio (LMR) market, sells a PTT platform that connects smartphones, desktops, radios and landlines.

Smaller vendors are also winning contracts — with hotels, hospitals, retailers, contractors, developers and recreation departments — by offering PTT apps improved by bots, location services, and the ability to integrate with business applications and collaboration tools. These platforms run over the top of cellular networks and Wi-Fi, connecting users over unlimited distances.

Orion Labs, based in San Francisco, sells small wearable devices that function as walkie-talkies by syncing with a smartphone app. Last week, the company upgraded its service, so workers using those tools can speak with colleagues equipped with only a smartphone or desktop app. Orion competes with vendors such as Voxer and Zello, which in mid-January extended a free-trial offering of its ZelloWork platform.

“The most important thing to understand is that this type of voice communication, walkie-talkies, really haven’t evolved very much in the last 20 years,” said Jesse Robbins, the co-founder and CEO of Orion Labs. The market, he said, is “long overdue for reinvention.”

Screenshot of smartphone push-to-talk app of Orion Labs
Screenshot of Orion Labs’ smartphone push-to-talk app

Cellular push-to-talk market poised for enterprise growth

In the United States, the PTT-over-cellular market will include 5.6 million business users by 2019, up from 4.2 million business users in 2016, according to projections by VDC Research, based in Natick, Mass.

First responders still depend on LMRs for their reliability. But other government agencies and industries with mobile workforces are increasingly adopting cellular PTT technologies to improve workflows and bring more workers into the PTT fold, said David Krebs, executive vice president of enterprise mobility and connected devices at VDC Research.

“In many ways, it is allowing organizations with significant investments in LMR to augment that user population,” Krebs said. “So that you can combine workers who have their LMR radios to other people who may be communicating with them.”

Companies and public agencies value being able to more closely integrate business applications with their PTT hardware, a functionality that isn’t possible with LMRs, Krebs said. Others choose smartphone push-to-talk apps to avoid the maintenance costs associated with aging LMR hardware.

Smartphone push-to-talk apps facilitate more than just conversations

Location services could be vital to inspiring more companies to adopt PTT smartphone apps, said Rob Arnold, an analyst with Frost & Sullivan, a global research and consulting firm headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. The artificial intelligence tools included in most offerings are also a draw, he said.

PTT smartphone and desktop apps typically pinpoint the location of users on an interactive map, a tool that could allow managers to monitor and dispatch workers from a command center easily. Smart Walkie Talkie, based in Singapore, has software that automatically shifts airport crews into and out of PTT groups based on flight plans.

The bots built into the smartphone push-to-talk app and wearable device of Orion Labs can translate languages among users in a PTT group and tap into inventory and other databases. The platform also integrates with the cloud-based collaboration tool Slack, allowing text-to-voice and voice-to-text communication among teams.

“The industries that we sell to, they have a large portion of workers who do not have a desk at work,” said Zhou Wenhan the founder and CEO of Smart Walkie Talkie, which manufactures smartphones designed for PTT, selling primarily to markets in Southeast Asia. “So, it’s the kind of workers that are currently still invisible to most IT companies.

“I think the potential is basically reaching a market that traditionally doesn’t have much technology,” Wenhan said.

Still, some analysts are skeptical industries that never used PTT in the past will adopt the smartphone model in the future.

“There are lots of other applications that are competing with this for the carpeted office worker,” Arnold said. “The guys that traditionally haven’t had these devices in their hands probably aren’t going to get them just because they can load them onto their own smartphone.”

5G networks advance in U.S. with expanded trials

In recent telecom news, the subject is 5G networks almost all the time, whether that means fixed broadband 5G mobile services trials. Telecom operators and equipment vendors have almost daily updates about 5G trials and rollout plans. AT&T and Verizon 5G have recently announced more specifics about their paths to 5G services in the U.S.

Beyond next-generation wireless, public Wi-Fi networks will get shored-up security with the release of the new WPA3 standard later this year. And on the subject of security, Verizon recently acquired a threat detection startup that uses machine learning to detect compromised equipment within an organization.

Here’s a closer look at the details.

Operators move forward on 5G networks

Verizon plans to launch 5G fixed wireless service in three to five cities later this year, but the launch is only “one slice” of its broad 5G and overall network plans, Verizon CTO Hans Vestberg said at a recent investor relations event. 

The 5G networks economics of Verizon’s fixed broadband service are good because the company is planning to move from operating seven vertical networks to one horizontal network that will work with a unified core, transport and fiber transport. Vestberg said Verizon will deploy an intelligent edge network that will be able to serve a particular customer whether the customer is on Verizon’s FiOS fiber service or its wireless LTE network. That will make the economics of Verizon’s 5G fixed broadband services better because most of the 5G network assets will be shared, Vestberg said.

The network evolution at Verizon will take years to complete, but it will be a major part of how Verizon reaches its target of saving $10 billion over the next four years, Vestberg added.

Looking toward 5G mobile services, AT&T plans to launch what it describes as mobile 5G services this year in 12 U.S. cities by using small cells deployed closer to the ground than the radios that support LTE placed at the top of towers. According to RCRWireless, AT&T’s first round of mobile 5G will use millimeter wave spectrum (between 30 GHz and 300 GHz) that offers higher capacity rates than low-band spectrum doesn’t propagate over long distances, so the radios need to be closer together than in LTE deployments. AT&T’s VP of network architecture Hank Kafka said millimeter wave can be placed on telephone poles, building rooftops or on towers but at a lower height than a macrocell because of the propagation characteristics. Out of 23 cities slated to receive AT&T’s 5G Evolution infrastructure — described as a foundation to AT&T’s evolution to full 5G while 5G standards are being finalized — AT&T hasn’t specified which cities will roll out the mobile services this year. Kafka said the rollouts will require significant zoning and permit negotiations.

Wi-Fi security upgrade incoming in 2018

Wi-Fi security is getting a long-awaited upgrade in 2018 later this year. The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced plans for WPA3, a new security standard that will replace WPA2, a security protocol almost two decades old that is built in to protect almost every wireless device.

According to ZDNet, the move to WPA3 will make open Wi-Fi networks found in places like airports and coffee shops safer by applying individualized data encryption that will scramble the connection between each device and the router. The security will also block an attacker after excessive failed password guesses.

Verizon acquires autonomous threat detection startup

Verizon recently acquired Niddel, an autonomous threat detection service company that uses machine-learning to detect compromised or infected devices inside an organization. The acquisition price of the company was not disclosed. Founded in 2014, the company’s primary product, Niddel Magnet, is a subscription-based automated service that reduces the need for organizations to hire qualified security analysts when dealing with compromised machines.

According to TechCrunch (a publication owned by Verizon), Niddel uses a variety of information from more than 50 internal and external sources to track security threats that could affect machines in customer organizations.

“Using machine learning to improve information accuracy significantly reduces false positives and significantly improves our detection and response capabilities,” Alexander Schlager, Verizon’s executive director of security services, said in a statement. Verizon has said it will look to incorporate this Niddel’s technology into Verizon products and services in the coming months.