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Early Q3 sees “healthy demand” for multifunction printers in Europe

Early Q3 has seen a healthy demand for consumer and business laser multifunction printers (MFPs), according to the latest report from Context – following the pattern that has “characterised the past few quarters”. However, volume sales of printers through West Europe’s largest distributors were down by -4.4% year-on-year in July …

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Tapping into the booming esports market

Rupert Cook, Sales and Marketing Director at Gekko, looks at the potential opportunities – and pitfalls – gaming retailers may face over the next 12-18 months. In July 2019, spanning three days, the largest gathering of gamers from around the world – 40 million – took part in the Fortnite …

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‘Third Age of Print’ will change everything

Gemma Glen, Product Marketing Manager of OKI Europe’s North West Region, looks at how economic, business, technological and social shifts will put consumers in the driving seat. The print industry is now entering the ‘Third Age of Print’; it’s being driven by technology and commercial developments, but the ultimate beneficiaries will …

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Sustainable sales: How retailers can help reduce their impact on the environment

With the US President claiming last year that he “doesn’t believe” in a report by his own government warning of devastating effects from climate change, and the recent social media whirlwind 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg has made while travelling from the UK to America to attend two climate conferences, the …

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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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