Johnny Kromer

Johnny Kromer
Starting his career as a Technician, Johnny quickly moved on to becoming a system specialist for large switching systems and spent a year in Belgium in the international support centre handling all system related queries from South Africa, India, Spain and Ireland. An expert in PABX, VoIP, and cloud-based communication systems, Johnny is now the Divisional Manager of the Technology team at Nashua. When he isn’t exploring the world of technology you’ll find him fishing in his favourite stop. And besides fishing, his favourite things are his Harley and expensive toys.
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Will millennials influence the future of data compliance?

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 21 Aug 2019 2:30:00 PM

Millennials are the future decision makers of every industry and will see an evolution in communications compliance that many may not be ready for. 

New communication is already radically changing the way people interact with each other. We’re seeing a shift from physical and interpersonal communication to almost purely online communication, being led by the millennial generation. The question is, how will the different views and focuses that millennials have, coupled with rapidly advancing technologies, like cloud collaboration, affect data compliance

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Topics: Adoption and Change Management

The future is now: How AI notifications are changing the way people do business

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 23 May 2019 11:00:00 AM

Due to the sheer volume of notifications, many people simply choose to ignore them. By using AI and machine learning, notifications can be tailored to suit individual behaviour so that the right message can be delivered at the right time. Here’s how AI and machine learning are changing the notification, and therefore business, landscape.

Push notifications are constantly improving due to technological improvements and audience segmentation that relies on geographical location or dynamic messaging. Last year Gmail introduced AI lead notifications that will only send high priority notifications and nudge reminders for important emails.  Despite this, many end users view notifications as a hassle that imposes on their privacy rather than a useful tool that is meant to enhance their user experience. End users ignore notifications if the messaging is too technical or if they fail to realise the importance of keeping a system up - to - date.

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Topics: Microsoft Insights

6 reasons to love Microsoft Power BI

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 15 May 2019 11:00:00 AM

Microsoft is Microsoft, right? It’s a certified leader on pretty much all levels of software production, but also in analytics and business intelligence platforms, including solutions such as the Microsoft Power BI platform.

Microsoft Power BI is used by data-intensive companies like supermarket chains and even London Heathrow, where a flood of data from numerous sources must be crunched and packaged, often on demand. Here are six ways Microsoft Power BI helps companies, large and small, to manage their data.

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Topics: Microsoft Insights

Ask the expert: Why should I have an integrated, cloud-based presentation system? [UPDATE]

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 08 May 2019 11:00:00 AM

Integrating your presentation system in your boardroom and taking it to the cloud is the future of the mobile boardroom. We chatted to our expert Andrew Fouche to explain what makes ThinkHub an industry favorite

In a country like South Africa where the petrol price keeps rising, it’s becoming more difficult for businesses to justify the expense of having a meeting with everyone in the same room. Luckily, with the advancement in cloud-based communications, it’s becoming easier for teams to collaborate from across the country.

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Topics: Integration

Ask the expert: How to change service providers | Move your Microsoft licence

Posted by Johnny Kromer on 24 Apr 2019 11:00:00 AM

Thinking of changing Microsoft Providers? Here is what you should know

In the old days, service providers used to get away with supplying licences and nothing more. The industry is starting to move away from that model to one where service providers are adding value to the licences. Customers themselves have become more discerning about the level of service they get with licences, which has become a primary reason for switching providers. The service provider needs to provide value and not just collect licence money. If your service provider is not adding value to the licences you are consuming, and are not matching your expectations, it might be time to switch.

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Topics: Microsoft Insights

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