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PCR Awards 2019: And the winners are…

Last night was the PCR Awards 2019, where the PC and tech industry turned out in force to celebrate another fantastic year in the channel. Hosted by the Sinnerman himself, comedian and The Chase star Paul Sinha, the awards highlighted the cream of the crop across the retail, reseller, channel …

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Read PCR’s Distribution Special online now!

PCR’s March 2019 issue has hit desks, and this month’s mag is our distribution special!  In this issue: – The Big Interview: AMD’s Neil Spicer talks about the company’s latest technological achievements – Distie Profiles: The who’s who of tech distribution – Diversifying Distribution: A look at how the logistics landscape is …

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The future according to the tech industry elite

More than 4,500 exhibitors set up shop at CES to show off their latest gadgets and services to 180,000 attendees, across more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibition space in Las Vegas. It’s the biggest tech show in the world and as good an event as any to …

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30% of security leaders have given up on trying to stay ahead of malicious threats

A new report from Cisco, which surveyed 3,000 security leaders across 18 countries, has found that 30% of security leaders have ‘given up on trying to stay ahead of malicious threats and bad actors’. Cisco’s 2019 CISO Benchmark Study found that security leaders are inundated by alerts, with 41% see …

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Print and Storage Special: How to get involved in PCR’s April issue

As well as featuring our big PCR Awards 2019 review, the next issue of PCR, which hits desks at the beginning of April, is going to highlight the Print and Storage sectors. Here’s how you can get involved: Sector Guide: Storage From external hard drives to SSDs NAS, this sector …

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Resellers look to boost managed print services as hardware sales remain flat

Sales of printer hardware in Western Europe were flat at 0.1% year-on-year in Q4 2018, according to the latest distribution data published by CONTEXT. Laser devices reversed the trend seen earlier in the year by outperforming inkjet devices, and sales of consumer-targeted devices increased by 8.5%. Consumer printers steadily increased …

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Netflix-style streaming services to be the “next big thing” in gaming

A new report analysing the trends and opportunities in the games industry has revealed how Netflix-style streaming services are set to be the “next big revolution” in gaming. The Video Games report – UK Video Games: Heterogeneous not homogenous report from Edison Investment Research shows that the gaming industry is …

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The biggest rip-off in networking: Ortial supports Gartner’s stark warning about third-party transceivers

Networking, memory and data storage manufacturer Ortial Technologies has urged the industry to take Gartner’s advice on third-party transceivers. In a report entitled “How to Avoid the Biggest Rip-Off in Networking”, Gartner highlights the overheads that big name brands charge, calling them out on the scare tactics used against third …

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Commercial sector boosts PC sales in Europe

The trends that characterised Western European PC distribution during 2018 are continuing into the first weeks of 2019, reveals the latest report from CONTEXT. The stats show good demand from commercial buyers offset by weaker consumer sales. Volume sales of commercial PCs were up by 5% year-on-year in January following …

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In My team: Pioneer Group

We find out about Pioneer Group’s biggest successes of 2018, who makes up the team, and how it plans to double its work with corporate businesses. Who makes up the Pioneer Group team? Chris Appleyard and Paul Childerhouse founded Pioneer Group back in 2010, opening offices in Stockport and Reading. …

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