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Half of women in tech feel the gender pay gap is still an issue

New research from Ivanti has found that the majority of women who work in the technology industry are still experiencing inequality when it comes to salary and career progression. The Ivanti Women in Tech Survey 2019 surveyed over 800 women about their experiences and priorities working in the technology industry. Despite the …

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Addressing the talent shortfall in technology

Anthony Webb, Vice President EMEA at A10 Networks, looks at how the modern talent pool is changing, and why building and nurturing talent is a vital part of creating a resilient industry. Regardless of Brexit, it seems certain that the shortage of talent in the UK’s technology industry is set …

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ParcelHero predicts a “Christmas crush” with 3 “Super Saturdays” before Christmas

The final Saturday before Christmas has become known as ‘Super Saturday’ as Christmas shopping, both in store and online, reaches a crescendo.  A quirk of the calendar means that December 2019, for the first time in four years, has just three Saturdays rather than four, before Christmas. That will turn …

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Black Friday: “The retailers who came out on top were as smart as their customers”

With the dust settling on another record-breaking Black Friday, Bloomreach data suggests that consumers were eager to get their Christmas presents early this year. Based on this year’s data, Bloomreach discovered the most popular shopping times in the UK, with 28% of shoppers hunting for bargains during their mid-morning work hours …

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Why a happy, healthy workforce is good for business

Nick Foster, HR Director at Exertis, discusses the benefits of promoting positive mental health and why the wellbeing of the distributor’s employees is at the top of its agenda. The importance of mental wellbeing both in and out of the workplace is rightly gaining more attention. The Department of Health …

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PCR Awards 2020: You have until the end of the week to submit your entries!

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. To be in with a chance of winning an award, you must submit …

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PCR Awards 2020: How to win in the Channel Services Category

Entries for the 2020 PCR Awards are well underway, but do you know what it takes to win in the Channel Services Category of next year’s awards? Taking place at The Brewery, London on Wednesday 4th March, the awards will celebrate the retailers, resellers, distributors, channel service providers and vendors …

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Can collaborative retail save our high streets? Consumers urge independent retailers to merge to survive

New research from Gekko has revealed that 73% of UK consumers think independent retailers should collaborate. The ‘Collaborative Retail’ report features comments from over 2,000 UK adults, and has found that many believe independent retailers should “think creatively and work together” to avoid going to the wall and revitalise beleaguered …

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Brigantia’s Iain Shaw on the importance of GDPR compliance tools

In response to Luke Horton-Walker from Cameo’s recent opinion piece about what resellers need to know about protecting data in the channel, Iain Shaw, Commercial Director at Brigantia Partners, discusses why structure is required to safeguard data and how GDPR compliance tools can help with this. Firstly, I just want …

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PCR Awards 2020: CMS Distribution signs on as Retail Category Partner

CMS Distribution is the latest company to be announced as a sponsor for the PCR Awards 2020, supporting the annual awards show as Retail Category Partner. CMS is a value-added distributor of B2B and retail products, and creates global markets for its 150+ vendors selling to corporate resellers, managed service …

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