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Agilitas Chairman Tom Kelly awarded OBE

Channel services provider Agilitas IT Solutions has announced that its chairman, Tom Kelly, has been awarded an OBE for services to the information and communications technology sector in Wales. Kelly has been a major influence in helping to shape and grow many successful technology businesses over the past 30 years. …

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CI Distribution adds Patriot and Viper Gaming products to portfolio

CI Distribution has announced a new partnership with US-based company Patriot. As part of the deal, CI Distribution will be supplying a vast range of Patriot and Viper Gaming products to its growing client base, including high-performance memory modules, flash memory, mobile accessories and gaming equipment. “The UK PC Gaming …

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Target reveals workshop lineup for annual Open Day

Target Components has finalised details of its annual Open Day on 27th September in Bradford. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the distributor will be building on last year’s event with a record number of resellers taking part in a full day of business workshops, exhibitions, product demonstrations and networking. This will …

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John Lewis reports £26m loss due to “subdued consumer confidence”

John Lewis’s half-year report has revealed a pre-tax loss of £25.9 million, compared to a profit of £0.8m this time last year. The retailer blamed “difficult” trading conditions, which were not helped by “subdued consumer confidence”, for a large portion of the loss. “The re-drawing of the UK retail landscape …

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Kondor to distribute iRing’s attachable smartphone accessory

Consumer electronics distributor Kondor has announced a supplier agreement for the iRing attachable accessory for smartphones. The iRing comes in a variety of colours and finishes and enables users to hold, hook or dock their smart device. “The iRing is a versatile accessory that will prove popular with our retailers …

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iPhone 11: How to livestream Apple’s new smartphone announcement

Apple is set to unveil the latest model of the iPhone today at 10am PDT (5pm GMT). Heavily rumoured to be named the iPhone 11, the new smartphone will be showcased at the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park HQ in Cupertino, California. Leaks suggest we’re likely to see …

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Smart Tech Special: How to get involved in PCR’s October issue

The next issue of PCR, which hits desks at the beginning of October, will look at the world of smart tech, featuring opinions and analysis around the sector as well as product guides looking at the latest smart home products and smartphone accessories. Here’s how you can get involved: Sector …

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Tech Data Live 2019 to focus on sustainability

Tech Data has revealed that it will put the emphasis on sustainability at its Tech Data Live partner event, which takes place at Ascot Racecourse later this month. The company is using recyclable materials, minimising the use of paper and taking other measures that aim to keep the carbon footprint of the event as …

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ASUS extends ‘Trade Up Your Graphics’ program until end of September

ASUS UK’s ‘Trade Up Your Graphics’ program has been extended until the end of September 2019. The program gives customers cash rebates of up to £270 towards their next ASUS GeForce graphics card, including the most recent RTX series of cards. The program also encompasses all of ASUS’s range of …

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Dixons Carphone reports 10% drop in mobile sales

Dixons Carphone has released a trading update for 13 weeks ended 27th July, revealing a slump in mobile sales. The retailer saw electrical like-for-like revenue up 2% in UK and Ireland, with strong performance in white goods, tablets and gaming; offset by small declines in large screen TVs against World …

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