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Life in the Channel: Netgear’s Max Wu

The Nighthawk Pro Gaming Product Line Manager discusses why it’s important that gamers are aware of the many benefits of gaming routers, and NETGEAR’s plans for taking advantage of the next-gen Wi-Fi 6 standard. Tell us about your career in the industry and your current role at NETGEAR. I have …

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HyperX on how it found the sweet spot in the gaming headset market

Created in 2002 as a high-performance product division of memory manufacturer Kingston Technology, HyperX started life with one line of high-performance memory. The DDR1 high-performance memory line boasted data speeds of up to 370MHz, and since its release, Kingston’s gaming brand has continued to push the envelope with its products. …

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Life in the Channel: Synology’s Jeremie Francois

The NAS manufacturer’s Business Development Analyst discusses upcoming expansions to its surveillance and high-end rack solutions, reveals how Synology is adapting to changes within the storage and security sectors, and explains why prevention is always better than cure. Tell us about your career in the industry and your current role …

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In My Team: The PR Room on being at the forefront of Smart Home PR

The PR Room discusses being at the forefront of smart home PR and how the industry has changed in the past 16 years since the family-oriented business began. How and when was The PR Room formed? Sarah Chard, who has 22 years of in-house and agency experience in both B2B …

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Kaspersky’s David Emm: “It’s no longer enough to be reactive”

Cybersecurity software and services have traditionally been thought of as a way to block an incoming attack or threat, but as the rise of IoT has created a whole new sector of connected devices – ranging from fitness trackers, to smart appliances, to business hardware – the security industry is …

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In My Team: Channelstar Media

PR firm Channelstar Media reveals how they founded the company, why building relationships in the channel is still important, and how Rambo the cat helps out when things get stressful. Who makes up the team? Essentially, Simon Meredith and Neville Street. Both of us have worked in media or media-focused …

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Life in the Channel: Starboard Solutions’ Michelle Bulbring

Starboard Solutions vice president Michelle Bulbring discusses her thirst for interactivity, why the company’s touch technology is ideal for learning, and outlines plans for new product launches in 2020. Tell us a bit about your work history and your current role I’m the vice president of StarBoard Solutions Limited, and …

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“Change creates opportunity”: Entrepreneur Gerald Ratner offers up advice to retailers at Synaxon Conference

Gerald Ratner is the entrepreneur who infamously said in 1991 that, while it was true a pair of gold earrings sold at his Ratners store cost less than a prawn sandwich from Marks and Spencer, they would probably not last as long as the sandwich. His empire subsequently collapsed, but …

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The Big Interview: Craig Booth on what Acer has up its sleeve for consumer, education and B2B

In amongst global concerns over CPU shortages, Britain’s Brexit-induced economic concerns, and the on-going challenges both online and high street retailers are facing, it would be easy to assume most tech manufacturers would be proceeding with caution when selling to consumers and businesses. Considering the numerous retail reports of late …

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Synaxon UK Conference 2019 “signals a new start” for the channel service group

The Synaxon UK Member Conference 2019 signalled a ‘new start’ for the channel service group – Mike Barron, Channel Director at Synaxon UK, told PCR about the conference and the investment that is being made to expand the team and deliver new service to its members. The Synaxon UK Member …

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