Opinion

How UK businesses can avoid a digital skills disaster?

Sean Farrington, SVP EMEA at Pluralsight explores How UK employers can build a cultural environment that promotes learning and development, and ultimately boosts productivity and morale. Recent research has truly brought home the existence and implications of the digital skills gap in the UK. Conducted by The Learning and Work …

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LPAs hold the key to greater product quality and a faster manufacturing recovery 

Eric Stoop, CEO of EASE,Inc. discusses the creation of effective LPAs, perceived weaknesses and the need for collaboration between technology and people.  As UK manufacturing continues its recovery from the pandemic’s impact, its factory production growth is simultaneously being slowed by Brexit-hit supply chain disruption. Between Brexit and COVID, movement …

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Big Interview: BullGuard’s Steve Hicks

Steve Hicks, Head of Global Sales, BullGuard talks to PCR about cybersecurity, the burgeoning vgaming industry and the need for greater security and new channel opportunities. Steve Hicks, Head of Global Sales, BullGuard had this to say: How do you see the coming year developing in terms of consumer cybersecurity? …

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Industry Opinion: The case for delivering managed services through the data cloud

Tim Alexander, Senior Director of Alliances EMEA at Snowflake makes the case for managed services infrastructure and its importance when developing a mutually beneficial relationship between partners and customers. Last year, the channel faced one of the most uncertain years on record. As the pandemic rewrote the notion of the …

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Industry Opinion: Brexit’s impact on the channel

PSA Part’s Sales Director, Nick Walsh looks at how Brexit is impacting cross European border trade for the tech channel and how companies can look to address these challenges. Prior to finalising a deal, or Trade and Cooperation Agreement to give it its official title, there was a great deal …

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Industry opinion AOC: Now you see me, now you don’t

AOC and MMD’s Paul Butler looks at enabling on screen privacy. In today’s world data security is more important than ever before. Educational, financial, medical, governmental organisations are increasingly transitioning to the digital world, where the data needs to be secured with various layers of encryption and with controlled user …

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Industry opinion: Vulnerable to attack – retail’s patchy cybersecurity problem

Stephen Roostan, VP EMEA at Kenna Security explores how retailers can ramp up their security and block any potential cyber attacks. The seemingly unstoppable rise of e-commerce means more customers are flocking online to fulfil their retail needs, 24 hours a day. Nearly every large retailer runs an online store …

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Driving fulfilment efficiencies with artificial intelligence

Akash Gupta, CTO of GreyOrange looks at how Artificial Intelligence can help retailers overcome the operational efficiency challenges they are currently facing.  Retailers are constantly looking to make efficiency gains to boost their overall performance. In fact, 67% of retailers state overall business operations efficiency to be of critical importance. …

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Converting challenges into opportunities: channel initiatives in times of change 

Anton Shelepchuk, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, NAKIVO, explores how the channel-vendor relationship can be leveraged and adapted to convert challenges into new reseller opportunities and initiatives during turbulent times. With the Coronavirus outbreak, 2020 was a year like no other. The channel and vendors alike had to adapt to radical …

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Is AI vital to keeping backup data safe from malware?

Every day more than 350,000 new types of malware are unleashed on the Internet. The scale of the problem is so massive, it is no longer enough to have traditional anti-virus software, solely defending against known threats. We spoke to Tom Hext, AI Product Manager at Redstor, about the problem …

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