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WatchGuard completes acquisition of Panda Security

 WatchGuard Technologies has completed its acquisition of security vendor Panda Security. WatchGuard announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase Panda in March 2020. Now a wholly-owned subsidiary of WatchGuard, the combined company will enable its current and future customers and partners to consolidate their fundamental security services for …

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ESET launches new Partner Programme offering incentives and technical training

Cybersecurity company ESET has launched its new Partner Programme, designed to help both new and existing partners unlock their full sales potential through a series of incentives, benefits, and training courses. The programme offers partners dedicated account management support along with lead generation and marketing assistance throughout their sales journey. …

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Excel Esports extends partnership with Chillblast

British esports organisation Excel Esports has announced an extended its partnership with the UK PC manufacturer Chillblast as its official PC supplier. Excel and Chillblast will “continue to push the limits of PC capability and quality” by introducing innovative collaborations in the gaming and esports space. The new agreement includes the …

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QBS Technology merges MSP distributors to create QBS:MSP

QBS Technology Group has announced the merger of the two MSP software distribution companies it has in portfolio, creating a new and highly-focused dedicated MSP distributor based in Warrington called QBS:MSP. The combined company has a strong security bias and will provide software to almost 1,000 MSPs, serving over 40,000 …

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PCR’s 30 Under 30 list 2020: nominate yourself or a colleague now!

PCR’s annual 30 Under 30 list will be returning in our July print issue, where we’ll be showcasing the most talented individuals under the age of 30 working in the industry. From retail, marketing and PR, to IT services, distribution and manufacturing, nominations are open to those working in all …

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Exertis consolidates services businesses to better support and equip resellers

Exertis has announced a consolidation of its services businesses to “provide an end-to-end integrated portfolio” designed to cover the whole technology lifecycle. The range of services encompass six key areas: Consult: Professional Services to identify business improvements Deploy: Configuration and installation solutions Maintain: 24×7 in-life support solutions Manage: 24×7 fully managed and proactive monitoring …

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Northamber to distribute Lifesize’s range of video conferencing solutions

AV and IT distributor Northamber has signed a new partnership agreement with Lifesize, a global innovator of video collaboration and meeting productivity solutions. The agreement will see Northamber promote and distribute Lifesize’s range of video conferencing solutions in the UK. Lifesize combines cloud-based video conferencing services and apps with integrated hardware …

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Tech Data launches Trusted Advisor campaign to highlight its full range of services and resources

Tech Data is launching its new Trusted Advisor campaign to make its customers aware of the full range of services and support available to “enhance their efficiency, drive sales and achieve business objectives”. “The campaign aims to bring to partners’ attention the whole range of services and resources – from …

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Dixons Carphone provides free tablets, connectivity and tech support to vulnerable older people

In partnership with Age UK, Dixons Carphone has provided free tablets, connectivity and a dedicated technology support phone line to help hundreds of vulnerable older people from feeling lonely and isolated during the pandemic. The technology retailer, which owns Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse, is working with its charity …

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Bluedog launches Office 365 monitoring service backed by live team

With many employees continuing to work from home during the lockdown, a new service from bluedog Security Monitoring promises a “fast and low-cost way for companies to monitor remote devices and manage their cybersecurity”. The Microsoft Office 365 monitoring service can detect risks ranging from suspicious account logins and data …

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