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Barix Unveils Next-Generation Exstreamer IP Audio Decoder

Barix’ Exstreamer M400 is the new model in the company’s Exstreamer IP audio decoder family. Powered by Barix’s Linux-based IPAM 400 audio module, the Exstreamer M400 has higher processing power than previous Exstreamer models and a more programmable, software-driven architecture for easier expansion, rapid prototyping, and customisation. An increased buffer …

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Tech Data speeds up time to renew support contracts with Dell software store

Tech Data’s latest Software Store with dedicated pages for Dell support contracts enables partners to maximise renewals business with lower turnaround times. Using the online portal via InTouch, Tech Data’s ecommerce platform, it is possible to see renewals for the current and next two quarters, so that customers whose support …

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Will High Street stores turn to the dark side to survive their battle with e-commerce?

A new study by the home delivery expert ParcelHero reveals the store of tomorrow might replace shoppers with robots and stock with digital screens. The reopening of non-essential stores has seen shoppers flocking back to the High Street. Footfall soared over 90% during the first week that non-essential stores reopened. However, …

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Channel reveals high vote of confidence for the future after  year of pivotal change

New research conducted by Agilitas IT Solutions has revealed that optimism and confidence in the future of the channel remains high despite a challenging year, as decision-makers give an overall confidence score of 7.4 out of a possible 10. These findings come as the company launches its latest Channel Confidence …

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Bloomberg report finds cybersecurity spending is heading for $200 billion a year due to cloud switch

Spending on cybersecurity is set to exceed $200 billion a year by 2024 as the market switches to cloud-based security with the network and endpoint security sectors likely to see the fastest growth, a new report from Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) says. Increased remote working is partly responsible for the expansion …

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Ubuntu 21.04 is here

Canonical has released Ubuntu 21.04 with native Microsoft Active Directory integration, Wayland graphics by default, and a Flutter application development SDK. Separately, Canonical and Microsoft announced performance optimisation and joint support for Microsoft SQL Server on Ubuntu. “Native Active Directory integration and certified Microsoft SQL Server on Ubuntu are top …

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Panasonic to acquire Blue Yonder, digital fulfilment platform provider

Panasonic Corporation  has agreed to acquire Blue Yonder, an end-to-end, digital fulfilment platform provider. Panasonic will purchase the remaining 80% of shares (for USD5.6 billion) of Blue Yonder, adding to the 20% which Panasonic acquired in July 2020. Combining Panasonic’s strength in industrial engineering, IoT and edge technologies with Blue …

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Netatmo brings HomeKit Secure Video to its smart outdoor cameras  

Netatmo’s Smart Outdoor Cameras (with and without Siren) now support Apple HomeKit Secure Video. Users can view videos from their Cameras in the Apple Home app and securely store them in iCloud. This free and automatic software update, available since February 2020 for the Netatmo Smart Indoor Cameras, will be …

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New Research Identifies Surge in Cybercriminals Using TLS to Carry Out Attacks

Sophos has unveiled new XGS Series firewall appliances featuring Transport Layer Security (TLS) inspection, including native support for TLS 1.3. “Sophos Firewall XGS Series appliances represent the most significant hardware upgrade that we have ever released, providing huge opportunity for the EMEA market,” said Kevin Isaac, senior vice president at Sophos. “The last …

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ServiceNow delivers new unified agent solution

ServiceNow’s Agent Client Collector (ACC) is a unified agent solution that gives teams the ability to capture and monitor data – as well as meet visibility requirements – across software, hardware, and cloud infrastructure.  ACC enables automation of incident resolution and to identify and help prevent service disruptions. For example, …

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