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Addressing the talent shortfall in technology

Anthony Webb, Vice President EMEA at A10 Networks, looks at how the modern talent pool is changing, and why building and nurturing talent is a vital part of creating a resilient industry. Regardless of Brexit, it seems certain that the shortage of talent in the UK’s technology industry is set …

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Read PCR’s diversity special online now!

Within this month’s mag you’ll find our 2019 Top 25 Women in Tech list. As is always the case with this popular feature, I received lots of excellent entries. It was hard cutting the list down to just 25, and I really wish we could showcase everyone who took the …

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PCR Awards 2020: Entries now open, and we have 3 new awards!

The PCR Awards will be back at The Brewery, London on Wednesday 4th March to celebrate the retailers, resellers, distributors, channel service providers and vendors that have made the biggest impact on the channel over the past year. 2020 is the perfect opportunity to revamp the look and feel of …

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Dealer Discussion: Is there still value in selling gaming gear?

This month, Tech For Techs asks its members if they still find value in selling gaming gear, what items are they’re looking forward to stocking, and whether low-end or high-end products are proving most popular. DANIEL CLIFFORD, VOLTS UK “I often find we get undercut by the larger online gamer-focused …

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“Retailers need to evaluate the purpose of their physical stores”: UK high streets hit highest vacancy rate in 5 years

New research from LDC has found that nearly 12% of UK shopping locations were empty in the first half of 2019, indicating the we’ve now hit the highest number of empty outlets in the past five years across high streets, shopping centres and retail parks. LDC’s review of more than …

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Smashing the glass ceiling: Women from the tech sector share their experiences

Events such as the recent Women’s Equality Day have gained recognition around the globe over the past few years as opportunities to celebrate women everywhere and reiterate the importance of gender equality. The world of technology is an area where gender equality could be improved. We are in an age …

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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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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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Read PCR’s security special online now!

One of PCR’s most popular issues we run each year is the security special. It’s one of those few themes that feels like it really does extend into so many parts of the industry. It covers software and hardware, vendor, distribution as well as retail and resellers. And it extends …

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How manufacturers are overcoming the digital innovation deficit

Nick Pike, VP of UK&I at OutSystems, looks at how manufacturers can counter the digital innovation deficit to become faster, more agile and more open. Manufacturers are facing an unenviable sea of challenges as they bid to realise the opportunities of Industry 4.0. The businesses achieving the greatest gains in …

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