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Opinion: Big tech trends of 2018

After a big 2017, the internet of things is set to permeate even more of the market over the coming 12 months and beyond says Carl Oxley, managing director at Westcoast Retail With the prevalence of Google Home, Alexa-powered speakers and Nest home security devices, the internet of things was undoubtedly …

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Opinion: The power of VR

Someone once famously said: “We are the middle children of history. Born too late to explore the earth, born too early to explore the stars.” I once experienced an app called Titans of Space. I don’t have a memory of an app or playing a game, I have the memory …

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Opinion: Change management: catering for the ultra-mobile workforce

A company’s digital technology is no longer just the concern of IT staff – it has become an integral part of the employee experience says Jane Craven,sales director of Enterprise Solutions UK and Ireland at Sennheiser There is every chance that you are reading this via a smartphone, perhaps on your way …

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Opinion: Retailers can’t afford to ignore the smart audio revolution

As smart speaker sales start to take over, retailers must get on board or they risk missing out on a golden opportunity, says Gekko MD Dan Todaro As of December 2016, about 10 per cent of the UK population has a Spotify account, in addition around 2.6 million UK citizens have …

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How IT professionals can learn the skills to pay the bills

IT professionals may be prone to a few professional idiosyncrasies, but certainly aren’t one-trick ponies. This is fortunate, because businesses now require IT professionals to master multidisciplinary skills, adapting disruptive technologies. Meanwhile, businesses still expect “classic” IT skills such as extracting business value and ensuring seamless quality of service for …

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Xbox One X: Does X mark the spot?

As the review embargoes drop on Microsoft’s new super-powered 4K console, what does this signify for console gaming? Develop deputy editor Sean Cleaver offers some musings on the future that this console will bring to its market It seems odd to be starting a piece about the Xbox One X …

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Opinion: The interactive experience at retail

Having a visual presence in retail is a vital way to ensure that bricks-and-mortar stores stay relevant in the digital world of online retail and in-store automation says TP-Link retail marketing manager Simon Buckingham In the ever-changing retail world, coupled with the challenges of the growing popularity of online purchasing, …

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Opinion: Gaming can be a power-up for IT

Business is booming in gaming and serves as a stark contrast to the difficulties facing IT as a whole says Dominic Ashford, senior account manager at GfK. It’s no secret that PC gaming is providing a boost for the IT market. This has been further underlined by the fact that …

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Esports: Scratching the surface

Jonathan Easton takes a look at the incredible growth of the esports market and asks how the Channel can capitalise on the rapidly increasing interest "I think that the penny is starting to drop,” says Stuart Jarvis, gaming business development manager at Westcoast. “Esports is not going away and it is …

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Opinion: Protecting your gaming content

Gamers are among the most tech-savvy consumers out there, but they – along with the industry at large – are still vulnerable to cyber attacks says Steve Miller-Jones, senior director product management, Limelight Networks. Gaming platforms and esports broadcasters are both attractive to cyber criminals looking to launch an attack. High profiles and …

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