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Life in the Channel: Acer’s Nick Walter

The tech brand’s Head of Commercial and Education talks about his team’s core focus, how Acer encourages diversity in the workplace, and its pursuit to make a positive impact on our society and environment. Tell us about your career in the industry and your current role at Acer. I have …

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TP-Link’s Lino Notaro on launching new products and helping consumers make the right smart home purchases

Founded in 1996, TP-Link is well known throughout the world for its networking products. As the connected lifestyle continues to evolve, the manufacturer has been expanding its offerings to include a robust smart home range. This year’s IFA show was the perfect opportunity for TP-Link to showcase exactly what it …

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In My Team: BT Shop

BT Shop – the retail arm of BT – discusses the growth of its smart home offerings and how it has used extensive customer feedback to recommend the perfect products for any connect home setup. Can you tell us a bit about BT Shop’s history and what it specialises in? …

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Life in the Channel: Netatmo’s Sean O’Brien

Netatmo’s Regional Sales Director Sean O’Brien discusses its key product launches at IFA 2019, how its recent acquisition will benefit the company, and the key design principles Netatmo follows to ensure its smart home products stand out from the crowd. Tell us about your work history and your current role …

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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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