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Life in the Channel: Starboard Solutions’ Michelle Bulbring

Starboard Solutions vice president Michelle Bulbring discusses her thirst for interactivity, why the company’s touch technology is ideal for learning, and outlines plans for new product launches in 2020. Tell us a bit about your work history and your current role I’m the vice president of StarBoard Solutions Limited, and …

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“Change creates opportunity”: Entrepreneur Gerald Ratner offers up advice to retailers at Synaxon Conference

Gerald Ratner is the entrepreneur who infamously said in 1991 that, while it was true a pair of gold earrings sold at his Ratners store cost less than a prawn sandwich from Marks and Spencer, they would probably not last as long as the sandwich. His empire subsequently collapsed, but …

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The Big Interview: Craig Booth on what Acer has up its sleeve for consumer, education and B2B

In amongst global concerns over CPU shortages, Britain’s Brexit-induced economic concerns, and the on-going challenges both online and high street retailers are facing, it would be easy to assume most tech manufacturers would be proceeding with caution when selling to consumers and businesses. Considering the numerous retail reports of late …

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Synaxon UK Conference 2019 “signals a new start” for the channel service group

The Synaxon UK Member Conference 2019 signalled a ‘new start’ for the channel service group – Mike Barron, Channel Director at Synaxon UK, told PCR about the conference and the investment that is being made to expand the team and deliver new service to its members. The Synaxon UK Member …

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In My Team: Agent42

London-based marketing agency Agent42 reveals how it stands out from the crowd with a flexible and trustworthy approach to its staff as well as its clients. Who makes up the Agent42 team? From the core team based in the UK, Linda Hassall and Lauren Tauben are the company directors. Linda …

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Life in the Channel: Dynabook’s Nick Offin on the Toshiba rebrand, new partner programmes and more

Dynabook’s Head of Sales, Marketing and Operation for Northern Europe talks about his experiences working in the channel and explains the reasons behind the recent company name rebranding. Tell us a bit about your work history and your current role… I’ve spent most of my career working in the IT …

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Making the virtual a reality: Qualcomm’s Brian Vogelsang on the tech behind VR headsets

Whether it’s the Oculus VR headset range or Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality devices, most people are aware of AR and VR technology being used in both consumer products and within the logistics and manufacturing sectors. Known for its pioneering work in mobile technologies, Qualcomm has been at the heart of …

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Life in the Channel: Ingram Micro’s Scott Murphy

The distributor’s Director of Cloud and Advanced Solutions talks about its new ISV FastTrack program and discusses how Ingram Micro plans to dominate the IaaS, UCC and cyber security sectors. Tell us a bit about your work history and your current role at Ingram Micro. After being in the IT …

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In My Team: Customer Thermometer

Every day, thousands of people rely on Customer Thermometer to give and receive valuable email feedback. We find out why the company’s customer service team has been given the nickname the ‘Ministry of Magic’. Who makes up Customer Thermometer’s customer service team? Our 5+ customer service team is based in …

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