Analysis

Commercial demand for PCs remains strong despite weak consumer sales

European PC distributors are continuing to see strong commercial demand being offset by weaker consumer sales in early Q3 – a pattern that has characterised the past few quarters, according to Context. The latest report from the IT market intelligence company found that volume sales of PCs through Western Europe’s …

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Dealer Discussion: What security products and services do you provide and why?

This month, Tech for Techs asks its retailer, reseller and tech services members about the security products they provide to customers. MARK, COMPLETE TECH “We provide Panda for AV with mail filtering for on prem email, Ubiquiti for WiFi, Draytek for routers, Grandstream for on prem pbx or yealink for …

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Partner Content: 3 hidden costs when purchasing a backup solution

Have you been tasked with finding a new backup solution, only to become overwhelmed with various options, features and licensing models? If you’re looking for a backup solution, Synology can provide the insight to help steer clear of pricing pitfalls. There are two types of business models in the backup …

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People who use tech feel 10 years younger, says Lenovo

New research from Lenovo has suggested a growing relationship between technological innovation and wellbeing, revealing that many people feel “younger, healthier and more emotionally connected” when using tech. The research, which surveyed over 15,000 individuals from the UK, US, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Germany, France and Italy, found that …

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How 5G will boost the smart home market

Gekko Field Marketing’s Dan Todaro looks at how 5G will enhance the possibilities for connected devices in, and outside, the home. Over the last few years, smart home technology has revolutionised the way we live at home and according to PWC’s white paper, ‘Connected Home 2.0’, £10.8bn will be spent …

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Partner Content: Increasing sales efficiency with the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace

The latest innovations make it easier for independent software vendors to publish, market and monetise in the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, while enabling channel partners to activate their demand engine. Here, the company explains more about the marketplace’s new features. Ingram Micro has announced the debut of the Go-To-Market Hub …

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UK tech sector being held back by slow economy, says KPMG

The UK tech sector marked seven years of continuous business activity expansion in Q2 2019, but, according to KPMG’s latest UK Tech Monitor Index, there are now signs that “subdued domestic economic conditions” have started to hold back growth. The Index, which measures the strength of business activity across the …

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Tackling violence on the high street

Every day, 115 employees within the UK retail sector are attacked in their place of work. I personally found this statistic from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) to be shockingly high. As someone who has never got into a situation that has led me to harass or attack someone working …

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Huawei’s 10 ‘megatrends’ for 2025: Living with bots, cloud AI and super sight

Huawei has unveiled its latest Global Industry Vision (GIV) report, revealing its predictions for technology and industry development up to 2025. Drawing from Huawei’s own quantitative data and real-world use cases of how intelligent technology is permeating every industry, this year’s report identifies 10 ‘megatrends’ currently shaping how we live …

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Is the password dead?

Fernando Corbato was the first person to use passwords to protect user accounts. He joined MIT in 1950 to study for a doctorate in physics, but realised during those years his passion for the machines that physicists used to do their calculations. Computers during the 50s could only handle one …

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