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Westcoast partners with foldable smartphone maker Royole

Westcoast has announced a new partnership with Royole, which will see the technology distributor extend the brand’s reach in the UK. Royole focusses on cutting-edge flexible displays, flexible sensors and smart devices. You may recognise the name from CES 2019, where the company unveiled the FlexPai, beating Samsung in the …

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Dixons Carphone profits down £259m

Dixons Carphone has posted its preliminary results for the 12 months to 27th April 2019, reveal a statutory loss before tax of £259 million, compared to its pre-tax profit of £289m last year. “The past year has seen us keep our promises to investors, delivering around £300 million of headline …

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Tech Data to offer full range of Toshiba HHDs in Europe

Tech Data’s specialised solution business, Global Computing Components (GCC), has entered into a pan-European agreement with Toshiba to offer the company’s full client and enterprise internal hard disk drive (HDD) portfolio. Toshiba’s HDD products are optimised for data centre, cloud and server storage, surveillance, network attached storage and PC among …

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Facebook Libra will raise awareness of cryptocurrency, but how safe is it?

Facebook has announced its own cryptocurrency, Libra. The social media platform intends to operate its own digital wallet for people to spend the currency, known as the Calibra Wallet, which will be available in WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and as a standalone app. Libra will enable users to send money to …

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DNS attacks are costing organisations over $1m on average

The average DNS attack cost has risen 49% to $1,070,000, reveals EfficientIP’s 2019 Global DNS Threat Report, sponsored research conducted by market intelligence firm IDC. Over the past year, organisations faced on average more than nine DNS attacks, an increase of 34%. Costs too went up 49%, meaning one in …

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Passwords negatively impact company security and employee mental health

Okta’s new Passwordless Future Report demonstrates how passwords negatively impact the security of organisations as well as the mental health of employees. The research, which surveyed 4,000+ workers across the UK, France and the Netherlands, found that 70% workers believing biometrics would benefit the workplace. It also revealed that the …

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Tech Data launches HPE Accelerate programme

Tech Data has launched its Accelerate programme for HPE partners, providing them with knowledge and business development support to “accelerate their sales growth” around the vendor’s ‘Super Six’ areas of focus. The programme has three defined tiers – Discover, Develop and Specialise. Resellers will benefit from having access to highly-accredited …

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UK shoppers trust retailers with more than 30 positive online reviews

Almost a third of British shoppers have left a negative review online, with nearly seven in 10 having done so in the last year, according to a new report from Brightpearl. The survey, which spoke to 2,000 Brits, found that 76% of those surveyed will also share a negative retail …

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Ricoh UK leverages Agilitas’ expertise across IT inventory management, datacentre technology and more

Agilitas IT Solutions has announced a new partnership agreement with Ricoh UK. Through the partnership, Ricoh can now leverage Agilitas’ expertise across IT inventory management, datacentre technology and deploying on-site technical resources. The partnership will enable Ricoh UK to deliver specific expertise for customers, deliver on management of parts and …

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World’s largest beer brewer opens cybersecurity unit

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest brewer of beer, has opened its own cybersecurity unit in Israel in a bid to help protect itself from a growing number of attacks. AB InBev’s cybersecurity hub will be based in Tel Aviv and will focus on analysing threats and potential attacks, …

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