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QBS acquires MSP distributor Zedsphere

QBS Technology Group has acquired the majority shareholding in UK-based MSP distributor Zedsphere. This is the second acquisition in as many months for QBS and further strengthens the recurring revenue business model for the QBS group. It also adds another 814 unique resellers to the amount served by the group. …

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Almost half of online shopping is done on mobile devices

Despite online shopping brings convenience to people’s lives, there are a number of challenge retailers are faced with when it comes the changing way consumers shop. Picodi.com analysed data over the past year to find out just how Brits are shopping online. The results revealed that mobile commerce is booming …

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From theory to reality: How channel businesses leverage relevance

Scott Lynn, Services Director at Agilitas, looks at why businesses in the IT channel need to embrace a customer-centric model. In today’s changing IT channel, expectations are on the rise, with customers demanding more and more from their channel partners. The need for relevance from channel businesses has never been …

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Avocor expands market presence with Lenovo alliance

At Enterprise Connect, display solution company Avocor announced an alliance with global technology leader Lenovo that will not only enable seamless integration of Avocor interactive displays across Lenovo Enterprise clients but also expand Avocor’s market presence. As part of the alliance, Lenovo will include Avocor in its successful Vendor Label Hardware Program this spring, which includes listing …

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It’s time for brands to prioritise the happiness of millennial shoppers

Derek O’Carroll, CEO of Brightpearl, looks at why brands must work harder than ever before to attract buyers and to encourage repeat purchases, particularly from the younger demographic. We now exist in a world where technological innovation is empowering customers to expect more from the brands they deal with, to …

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Kaspersky launches Endpoint Security for Business

Kaspersky Lab has unveiled the next generation of its endpoint protection with the new Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business. The product features Adaptive Anomaly Control, which intelligently perceives and blocks anomalous applications and user behavior, and offers improved protection from miners and network threats. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business now …

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Dixons Carphone handed £29.1m fine for “mis-selling” geek Squad service

Dixons Carphone has been given a £29.1 million fine for training staff in “spin selling”. Handed to the retail giant by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the fine relates to the mis-selling of its geek Squad services. The ‘Geek Squad’ is a mobile phone insurance and technical support service, but …

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Tech Data to offer Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud solutions

Tech Data has been appointed as a distribution partner for the Symantec Cloud Solution Provider program in Europe. Through this agreement Tech Data will offer Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud solutions via its StreamOne Cloud Marketplace. Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud is a security solution that gives SMB customers flexible and easy-to-use device protection that is always kept …

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CMS Distribution celebrates 30 years of innovation

Set up in 1988 by CEO and founder Frank Salmon, CMS Distribution is a company well-known for taking emerging technologies to market as well as growing established brands. Now, with more than 30 years in business, the distributor has outlined just how innovative its work in the channel has been …

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UKFast unveils plans for future campus growth

The company has a long-term aspiration to create a dedicated tech campus, stimulating the UK tech community, creating jobs for Manchester and adding value to the city.

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