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VIP UK adds Mad Catz to its gaming hardware portfolio

VIP UK has announced a distribution agreement with renowned gaming brand Mad Catz. Mad Catz is the global manufacturer of gaming hardware and will be joining VIP’s established gaming line-up, enhancing the distributor’s portfolio and offering customers access to its award-winning line-up, featuring gaming mice, headsets, keyboards and gaming surfaces. …

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Tech Data appointed as UK&I distributor for Micro Focus

Tech Data has been appointed as sole UK and Ireland Platinum VAD (Value Added Distributor) for enterprise application software provider Micro Focus. The distributor has made significant investment in developing its skills and capabilities in Micro Focus software solutions. It has put technical and sales staff through the vendor’s training …

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Target gives customers “the online experience they want”

Target Components recently updated its website with new features influenced by customer feedback. The distributor’s site has been designed and developed following customer feedback collated over the last two years, with customers also instrumental in beta-testing pre-launch. Target’s product marketing executive Cory Lees explained: “The two things that most differentiates …

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Being relevant in UK tech distribution in 2019 and beyond

Dave Stevinson, Managing Director of QBS Software and GNR:Tech, looks at the UK tech distribution channel consolidation and shares four insightful observations. There are less distributors than ever before and the channel is exhibiting all the signs of a mature market. The old adage of “get big, get niche or …

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AMD’s Neil Spicer on accelerating the pace of innovation for high-performance computing

As is the nature of the products that it makes, AMD is one of those companies that has managed to embed itself into the tech industry. From its Ryzen processors to its Radeon graphics cards, you’d struggle to find a technology-focused news site or publication that doesn’t bring up a …

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The total package: The services that are helping indies boost their delivery options

Everyone that works within the retail channel is in agreement that customer satisfaction is crucial when it comes to standing out from the crowd. And in a world where consumers are looking towards the fast turnaround times of ecommerce giants as the basic standard when it comes to package deliveries, …

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The who’s who of tech distribution

From software specialists to hardware heroes, PCR profiles the IT and tech distributors everyone should know about. CMS DISTRIBUTION What products/services do you specialise in? CMS Distribution prides itself in building partnerships with market-leading vendors offering innovative new tech and being first to market in new categories shaping our industry. …

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Why retailers need to embrace constant change

Kevin Murray, Managing Director at Greenlight Commerce, offers up his tips for future proofing your retail business… In today’s competitive landscape, modern businesses thrive or fail due to their reputations. Poor customer experience is enough to make a shopper abandon their cart and move directly to that retailer’s closest rival, …

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Digital transformation is the key to customer engagement

Dan Power, UK regional manager at OneLogin, looks at how technology can be used to improve customer engagement as well as employee retention. Retail is one of the most challenging sectors in the UK right now, particularly with the collapse of the British high street regularly splashed across the front …

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Life in the Channel: Tech Data’s Matt Child

The distributor’s UK and Ireland managing director for Endpoint Solutions discusses its new Tech-as-a-Service platform and how Tech Data has bolstered its gaming and smart home ranges. Tell us a bit about your background and your role at Tech Data… My background is predominantly in private equity- backed tech companies …

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