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How can we can elevate Women in STEM?

Having undergone the struggles of growing up in war-torn Afghanistan, Okta developer Sara Daqiq, argues that more female representation is key towards the progression of the industry… Stats today show that only 15 per cent of Engineering graduates are female. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) has, in the past, been male dominant, which in …

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Women in tech: where we are and where we should be

With International Women’s Day (IWD) taking place on 8th March, Sarah Lewis, Women in Tech Ambassador at Ivanti, outlines the key areas business should improve to better attract female tech talent. As gender equality becomes ever more prominent on the global agenda and the #MeToo movement gains momentum, women in …

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PCR Awards 2020: Here are all the winners!

claudia winkleman presenting the PCR Awards 2020

Last night (4th March) the channel gathered at The Brewery in London to celebrate the biggest and brightest companies working in the UK tech and IT industry. And what a great night we had! The PCR Awards 2020 were hosted by Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman, where – with …

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Standing out in the cloud: How the market is evolving in 2020

Although there had been a few mutterings about “the cloud” sprinkled here and there throughout PCR’s publications beforehand, it was around 2010 that we really started to knuckle down and try to understand this somewhat mysterious concept. Ten years on, and every man and his dog – within or outside …

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Unexpected items in the bagging area: The truth about biodegradable bags

On 5th October 2015, the UK government put in place a law that requires large shops in England to charge 5p for all single-use plastic carrier bags. Supermarkets, high street stores and out-of-town retailers with 250 or more employees had to abide by this rule, and smaller businesses were encouraged …

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Claudia Winkleman to host PCR Awards 2020!

Taking place at The Brewery, London in March, the PCR Awards 2020 will be hosted by television presenter Claudia Winkleman. Perhaps best known for co-presenting BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, Claudia is a British household name, working across TV and radio for the best part of 20 years. On Wednesday …

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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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