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Read PCR’s New Tech Special online now!

PCR’s Jan/Feb 2019 issue has hit desks, and this month’s mag is our CES/New Tech special! In this issue: – CES Review: The most interesting products from this year’s show – 2019 Tech Trends: What the tech elite believes will be this year’s biggest trends – Mental Health: Improving mental health in …

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CONTEXT urges the channel to ensure it has contingency plans in the event of no-deal Brexit

A new report from CONTEXT report has revealed the biggest issues and trends facing EMEA tech companies in 2019. After a strong 12 months, experts are predicting continued channel growth for 2019, with digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution driving new opportunities, although “macroeconomic headwinds including Brexit will inevitably …

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How 5G will revolutionise the business world

Fifth generation networks, just like the preceding 4G LTE and WiMAX networks, are expected to greatly increase available bandwidth, with improved end-to-end performance providing a better end-user experience. In the most basic of terms, 4G LTE was the long-term evolution of Radio Access Networks (RAN); 5G is the next iteration. …

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The Distribution Special: How to get involved in PCR’s March issue

The next print issue of PCR is going to be our Distribution special, which hits desks at the beginning of March. Here’s how you can get involved: – Sector Guide: Desktops Whether is for business, consumer and pro gaming, this sector guide will cover the latest desktop computers on the …

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Ortial Technologies backs PCR Awards 2019 as Event Partner

The latest company to join the line up of partners for this year’s PCR Awards is Ortial Technologies. Ortial is one of the leading manufacturers of networking, memory and data storage components specialising in SFP and GBIC transceiver modules, server, desktop and notebook memory DIMMS, and solid state drives.  "Ortial …

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PCR Awards 2019: Ci Distribution named as Dining Room Partner

Ci Distribution is the latest company to support the PCR awards 2019, signing up as Dining Room Partner. Established in 1993, Ci Distribution has earned worldwide industry respect as a supplier and distributor of a wide array of hardware devices. In 2014, the company began to invest in a new …

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Half of consumers happy to chat with customer service robots on the phone

Despite the frustration many of us have experienced when calling up a company’s customer service line only to be greeted by an automated voice giving you a million confusing options, it seems that consumers’ opinions about AI assistants are starting to change. As Google Duplex – the company’s AI system …

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European security product sales driven by GDPR and high profile hacks

European enterprise security products sales were 8.8% higher in 2018 compared to the previous year. The latest data from CONTEXT shows that this this growth was seen in revenues from hardware and software and encompassed products designed for large enterprise customers, products aimed at small and medium businesses (SMBs), and …

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‘Compliance is no joke’: Security industry reacts to Google’s £44m GDPR fine

Google has been found guilty of breaching the EU’s data protection rules after complaints were made against the tech giant by two privacy rights groups. French data regulator CNIL has fined Google 50 million euros (£44m) for its "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads …

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ASUS backs the PCR Awards 2019 as Photo Booth Partner

Global tech manufacturer ASUS has been announced as the latest firm to support the PCR Awards 2019, joining the lineup as Photo Booth Partner. Starting life as a humble motherboard manufacturer with just a handful of employees, ASUS is now a leading technology company with over 12,500 employees worldwide. It …

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