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How the IoT boom has left businesses open to cyber attacks

We live in a world where the only constant is change. The brightest minds in the technology industry continue to innovate at such a rapid pace that our once outlandish predictions for the future, including the rise of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR), are no …

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12 trends that will boost profits in IT Channel

Strong customer demand for business-changing technologies, coupled with new disruptive software and services, will drive growth in the IT industry over the next 12 months. In fact the global IT industry is expected to grow by 5 per cent, according to a new report released by CompTia. In total CompTIA …

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Cloud migration, GDPR and collaboration

The growing availability of cloud solutions and platforms to choose from means that businesses are finding cloud migration increasingly difficult to manage. Alongside this, the running of hybrid solutions and the general transition from traditional on-premise licensing to per user, per month models – and the complexity and risk it …

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Why IoT at scale needs ‘shrink-wrapped’ options

Analysts continue to talk up the potential of the IoT market – but it is hard to see how 21 billion devices will be connected by 2020 given the current, highly bespoke IoT deployment model from a handful of large suppliers. The potential of IoT will never be achieved until …

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How to get your data GDPR ready in the Cloud

By the time you finish reading this article, more than 70,000 data records around the world will have been compromised (assuming it takes you around 10 minutes to read, and you make it to the end). In the first half of 2017, some 1.9 billion data records were compromised, according …

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AMD pushing forwards in 2018

What did AMD do differently in 2017 that it didn’t do previously? Over the past three years, we completely re-shaped AMD’s product portfolio and technology competitiveness by introducing three fundamentally new architectures in client PCs, high-end graphics, and the very important data centre market. Most importantly, we are just at …

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Investors feeling anxious as chip prices slump

The price of memory chips is heading in the wrong direction for the manufacturers pumping them out. After an 18 month chip boom, the bubble appears to have burst as investors back away from the market. The recent chip bug scandal combines with Samsung’s disappointing profit estimate appears to be …

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Working backwards, moving forwards

2017 marks AWS’s tenth anniversary in EMEA. How has it changed and evolved over the past decade? The 10 year anniversary is in the EMEA region, but we actually started opening APIs to developers at Amazon back in 2003. These weren’t the AWS services that you know today, these were …

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CES 2018: Assistant-less Wi-Fi speakers’ days numbered

Wi-Fi speakers have to get smart to get ahead in their class. Analysts forecast a continuing surge in sales of smart Wi-Fi speakers, which incorporate voice-controlled digital assistants, but they see nothing but declining sales of slowing sales of Wi-Fi speakers that lack digital assistants. As a result, CE suppliers …

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CES 2018: read the CES Daily online now

As you might be aware, CES – the world’s largest consumer tech trade show – is currently going on in Las Vegas.  You’ll also be aware that we here at PCR some of the big news hitting the Channel out of the event from our offices in London, but what …

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