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Is the public internet good enough to support cloud services?

Emily Nerland, Channel Director EMEA at network and cloud platform Masergy looks at how leveraging public internet can be within the best interest of many businesses. Businesses have been using public internet as a cost-saving measure for decades, but as operations have started moving to cloud-based strategies, the money saved …

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VIP UK becomes Authorised Microsoft Distributor

VIP UK has been appointed as an Authorised Microsoft Distributor for COEM Products. The distributor says the announcement is a direct result of the “immense growth, intense customer focus and longstanding close relationship cultivated between Microsoft and VIP UK”. Coupled with VIP’s single-minded focus on the independent retail channel, the …

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Giacom CEO Mike Wardell on the distributor’s cloud vision

Boasting to be the UK’s fastest-growing reseller-only cloud services provider, Giacom has an impressive roster of vendors on the books, including Microsoft, Acronis and Bitdefender. With a promise to “support you throughout your journey”, the distributor has a strong focus on putting its customers first. Having won a number of …

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QBS Distribution to offer NordVPN software to UK resellers

QBS Distribution has announced a partnership with NordVPN to provide secure and encrypted VPN access to its network of resellers.  NordVPN redirects internet traffic through a specially configured remote servers to hide users’ IP addresses and encrypt all the data they send or receive. With NordVPN, you can check your …

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AI’s place in retail

Artificial intelligence has been slowly but steadily seeping into our everyday lives, from the smart home products that learn our habits to try and make our days easier to manage, to more complex use cases within areas such as cybersecurity, the financial sector and the automobile industry. But what about …

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CMS Distribution appoints Huw Jones as Chief Business Officer

CMS Distribution has appointed Huw Jones as its new chief business officer.  Having worked almost a decade at Tech Data, he joins CMS with extensive industry relevant knowledge and experience of Sales leadership.   “CMS Distribution is a highly specialised, dynamic and ambitious organisation that has obvious commitment to its Customers, …

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The uberisation of retail

Jeff Manning, EVP of Worldwide Sales at Cybera, looks at how retailers are thriving and surviving in an era when digital disruption has become the norm. Digital transformation is impacting every industry in radical ways. Today’s customers now acquire products and consume services in multiple channels and nowhere is this …

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Top 5 Tech: Lenovo’s Andrew Line

Andrew Line, Head of Consumer PC, Tablet & Visuals at Lenovo UK&I, discusses five pieces of tech that have shaped his life, from his love of music to the latest smart home technology. ITUNES AND THE IPOD CLASSIC I was at uni when the iPod Classic was first shown to …

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Life in the Channel: Westcon-Comstor’s Paul Cunningham

The value-added ICT distributor’s Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Cunningham, explains the two sides of the Westcon-Comstor business, its recent partnership with RingCentral and discusses its plans for the year ahead and beyond. Tell us about your career in the industry and your current role. I came back to Westcon in …

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UK tech sector sees weakest performance since 2012

The UK tech sector  has seen its weakest performance since Q2 2012, according to KPMG’s quarterly survey. Measuring the strength of business activity across UK technology sector companies, KPMG found that the sector’s performance  was “in limbo”, with staff hiring declining and new business activity flat-lining. UK tech companies reported …

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Northamber to distribute Vivitek’s collaboration solutions

Northamber has signed a new distribution agreement with Vivitek, which will see the UK AV and IT distributor offer the brand’s range of visual display and presentation products in the UK. Vivitek’s extensive lineup of award-winning digital projectors, collaboration solutions, and digital signage devices aim at coordinating teams and ensuring …

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