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UK tech sector sees weakest growth for three years thanks to “global trade frictions”

The UK tech sector experienced a difficult end to 2018, as business activity growth eased to its weakest for three years, according to the latest report from KPMG. The report points to “global trade frictions” and “Brexit-related uncertainty” as reasons for client spending slowing down. At 52.4 in Q4, the …

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PCR’s guide to the latest headphones, headsets and earphones

Whether you’re selling to gamers, fitness fans or audio professionals, a decent pair of headphones or earphones can be a great add-on or bundled item. Disties and vendors showcase their best audio offerings. Audeze Mobius 3D Audio Headphones Specs: Planar magnetic drivers, audiophile-grade cinematic sound, full 3D emulation with support …

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“Building diverse teams should be a no-brainer for businesses” – McAfee on GCHQ’s all-female cyber-training classes

GCHQ has unveiled new all-female classes in cyber skills after finding that almost 90% of the sector’s worldwide workforce is male. It is offering up 600 free places on all-female CyberFirst Defenders courses in April and May of this year, with venues for the four-day courses including Nottingham, Lancaster, Wrexham, …

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3D printer market rises again thanks to demand for industrial models

Five or so years back we saw a boom in crowdfunding projects and rapid advances in the 3D printer segment, and it was looking like we were set for a 3D-printer-in-every-home situation. But despite a continued buzz around the seemingly endless possibilities that 3D printers could offer hobbyists and enthusiasts, …

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PCR bolsters sales team with Rob Baker and Beccy Barr

Following PCR’s acquisition by Datateam Media Group, Rob Baker and Beccy Barr have both joined the sales team to support the brand while Sarah Goldhawk is on maternity leave. Baker returns to the publication having previously worked on PCR while the title belonged to Intent Media, and later, NewBay Media. …

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Why retailers need a unified approach to inventory

Despite media coverage painting a bleak picture of the retail industry, consumers are spending just as much as always, and online retail in particular has seen a 16.8% year-on-year growth. It’s true that the industry has its challenges, but opportunities do exist to succeed if retailers take the right approach. …

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PCR’s guide to the latest music and gaming speakers

When it comes to buying speakers, nowadays, consumers not only demand the highest audio quality for the best price, but they also want portability as well as easy connectivity to their preferred devices. Here are some of the best speakers on the market for gaming, music and more… Jarre AeroBull …

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New app to simplify copyright administration for schools and colleges

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) has partnered with KYOCERA Document Solutions UK to create a new app that collects information about school copying. ‘CopyScanPublications’ is a free app that can be installed on the school copiers and scanners to collect the copying data that is required by CLA to make …

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Life in the Channel: Exertis Unlimited’s Glenn McClelland

Exertis Unlimited’s Glenn McClelland discusses the growth of its audio division and how the sector is set to evolve in the future. Tell us about your role at Exertis. I am the commercial director responsible for all Exertis UK consumer audio (CA) brands and own-brand accessory lines. My role is …

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PCR Awards 2019: And the nominees are…

PCR has sifted through the nominations for the year’s Awards and we can now reveal those companies that have made it into the shortlist. Congratulations to everyone listed below, and thank you to everyone who took the time to enter this year’s Awards. The finalists for the 2019 PCR Awards …

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