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Industry reactions to the Chancellor’s Budget

On Wednesday (11th March), Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP delivered the Government’s first budget since October 2018, announcing tax and spending plans for the year ahead. Specifically of interest to the UK tech channel, the budget included a £3,000 cash grant for eligible small business, and £5bn to be spent on …

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How can we can elevate Women in STEM?

Having undergone the struggles of growing up in war-torn Afghanistan, Okta developer Sara Daqiq, argues that more female representation is key towards the progression of the industry… Stats today show that only 15 per cent of Engineering graduates are female. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) has, in the past, been male dominant, which in …

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NETGEAR appoints Midwich as distribution partner for UK

NETGEAR has appointed Midwich as a distribution partner in the UK and Ireland. The agreement extends NETGEAR’s reach into the UK Pro AV market for its range of M4300 and M4500 network switches, which are engineered for AV over IP systems. “We’re excited to be partnering with Midwich and working with …

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Can the anonymous boardroom help women into leadership?

Karla Brooklyn, Global VP of Enterprise at SiteMinder, looks at how different the business world might be if we took our names of the CVs during the recruitment process. Women are more visible in the workplace now than ever and taking advantage of the many career opportunities available. Traditional barriers …

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Tech Data reveals Q4 and FY results ahead of acquisition

Tech Data has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 31st. For the distributor’s Q4 results, worldwide net sales were $10.4 billion, a decrease of 1 percent compared to the prior-year quarter. In Europe, net sales were $5.8 billion, a decrease of 2 percent …

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Acer for Education expands ecosystem with LEBA partnership

Acer for Education has expanded its exclusive ecosystem of partners and solutions and formed a strategic relationship with LEBA, a Danish company that designs and develops charging storage solutions to keep IT equipment secure. Acer says the partnership will be “highly critical in helping the education sector in the digitalisation …

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How IoT is saving the social housing sector

Nick Sacke, Head of IoT and Products at Comms365, looks at the ways in which IoT can be used to create smarter, safer social housing. As the demand increases for more affordable social housing across the UK, the pressure is on for social housing associations to adapt to a dynamic …

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WatchGuard Technologies to acquire Panda Security

WatchGuard Technologies has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Panda Security. Once the integration is complete, WatchGuard says the joint customer and partner community will “benefit from a powerful security platform that bridges the network and user perimeter, touting the same combination of innovative security …

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Women in tech: where we are and where we should be

With International Women’s Day (IWD) taking place on 8th March, Sarah Lewis, Women in Tech Ambassador at Ivanti, outlines the key areas business should improve to better attract female tech talent. As gender equality becomes ever more prominent on the global agenda and the #MeToo movement gains momentum, women in …

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