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Addressing the talent shortfall in technology

Anthony Webb, Vice President EMEA at A10 Networks, looks at how the modern talent pool is changing, and why building and nurturing talent is a vital part of creating a resilient industry. Regardless of Brexit, it seems certain that the shortage of talent in the UK’s technology industry is set …

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Why a happy, healthy workforce is good for business

Nick Foster, HR Director at Exertis, discusses the benefits of promoting positive mental health and why the wellbeing of the distributor’s employees is at the top of its agenda. The importance of mental wellbeing both in and out of the workplace is rightly gaining more attention. The Department of Health …

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Facial recognition: My face is my password

Dennis Goldenson, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Machine at SAR Insight & Consulting, looks at the range of expanding uses for facial recognition and the importance of regulatory controls. The other day, as I was walking briskly through a stressful airport, I came across Clear, a biometric authentication technology and …

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Brigantia’s Iain Shaw on the importance of GDPR compliance tools

In response to Luke Horton-Walker from Cameo’s recent opinion piece about what resellers need to know about protecting data in the channel, Iain Shaw, Commercial Director at Brigantia Partners, discusses why structure is required to safeguard data and how GDPR compliance tools can help with this. Firstly, I just want …

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Three steps to “digital brandformance” for the golden quarter and beyond

Laurent Quatrefages, Co-founder and CEO, Swaven, highlights the importance of brands adopting a ‘brandformance’ strategy and the three main steps involved to overcome Q4 pressures. The last three months of the year are critical for so many companies. eMarketer has defined November and December as the most crucial sales periods …

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What resellers should know about protecting data in the channel

Luke Horton-Walker, Operations Director at Cameo, discusses why it’s critical that VARs evaluate the data protection needs of every end user. Data security is now the crux of many concerns for modern businesses and the IT channel is no exception. As reliance on data grows, IT resellers must provide the …

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Tackling the employee diversity gap

While employing the right range of people is the first step in creating a more diverse industry, Maggie Zaboura, Managing Director of Zaboura, explains why the right framework needs to be in place to support them. As a female immigrant myself, born in Africa to a Palestinian father and Armenian …

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Dealer Discussion: What impact has the smart tech sector had on your business?

As we see more and more smart home products enter the market, what impact are they having on tech retailers and resellers? Are customers going to them directly for new smart tech, or is the sector providing new opportunities for those in the business of setting up and repairing gear? …

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Reimagining the modern working style

Bianca Nesgaard, Vice President of Global Marketing, Enterprise Solutions at Sennheiser, looks at how technology is evolving to support modern workplaces. Over the past two decades we have seen an evolution of our workspaces. The traditional office layout of cubicles and private offices has become a relic of the past …

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The channel opportunities of PC lifecycle management

Nick Offin, Head of Sales, Marketing and Operations at dynabook Northern Europe, looks at how lifecycle management of the device fleet is becoming even more important, and what revenue opportunities this opens up for resellers. Organisations today are continually looking to mobilise their workforces and equip employees with secure and …

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