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Gaming during lockdown is easing anxiety, finds new BullGuard survey

UK gamers are taking advantage of lockdown to up their game time, and by doing so, 49% say they are alleviating anxiety of the current situation. That’s according to BullGuard’s new survey. The cybersecurity company teamed up with system and gaming rig builder Chillblast to survey over 1,000 gamers about …

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UK tech sector sees steepest decline in business activity since 2009

In the opening quarter of 2020, the UK’s tech sector suffered its worst performance since 2009’s global financial crisis, according to KPMG’s quarterly survey of UK technology companies. The report shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a swift decline in non-essential spending. Business activity across the tech sector …

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Be on the safe side: How business device security is evolving

Despite themes around tech and cyber security being some of the most popular content that we run in PCR, it’s surprising how many companies still fall short of the mark when it comes to properly securing their networks, devices, printers and more. And it’s not just the network and devices …

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Tough tech: How the rugged marketing is evolving

As more and more consumers buy smartphones, tablets and laptop devices, they want to keep them functioning as long as possible, whether that’s by putting the big brand devices in ruggedised cases, or buying a device specifically manufactured to withstand extreme conditions. This demand for protecting devices for longer also …

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UK monitor sales almost double as employees are urged to work from home

With the UK government urging everyone to work from home if they are able to do so, British consumers almost doubled the number of IT monitors bought during the week ending 14th March compared to the week before, reporting to new stats from GfK. In contrast to the same period …

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Positive January sales could be a turning point for the high street

Over the past couple of years it has been difficult to weed out the positive news about the state of the UK high streets, as most headlines have been occupied by the words like “Brexit”, “Negotiations”, “Uncertainty” and so on. While we’re still working out the exact details of the …

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20 years on from the dot-com crash: What has commerce learnt?

Today (10th March) marks 20 years since the dot-com crash – the day the markets peaked and subsequently fell sharply. But what caused it and how can another be prevented? Brad Soo, Product Manager at commercetools, discusses. The dot-com crash was facilitated by a combination of poor digital customer experience and …

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Standing out in the cloud: How the market is evolving in 2020

Although there had been a few mutterings about “the cloud” sprinkled here and there throughout PCR’s publications beforehand, it was around 2010 that we really started to knuckle down and try to understand this somewhat mysterious concept. Ten years on, and every man and his dog – within or outside …

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CES 2020 Review: The most interesting tech from this year’s show

Gekko Field Marketing MD Daniel Todaro rounds up his interesting tech finds from this year’s CES show. The New Year in tech wouldn’t be the same without CES, the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas between 7th – 10th January attended by almost every established tech brand, start up …

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