What’s currently having the greatest impact on your business? We are currently seeing some good opportunities coming from our corporate and public sector accounts and this is having a positive impact on our performance as we look to grow year-on-year. Service margins were being impacted earlier this fical year. However, we have worked to address this with more effective management and supply chain....

Posted on Sep 26 2016 - 8:05am by Tayla Ansell
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Toshiba TEC and Canon have just launched new MFP ranges. With both launches, the OEMs are bringing new capabilities to dealers. Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 series offers significant improvements in reducing the cost to serve for partners, which is sure to go down well with the channel, who may potentially be facing price increases because of Brexit. And, according to Toshiba’s Chris Mills,...

Posted on Sep 25 2016 - 8:05am by Tayla Ansell
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The Managed Services and Hosting Summit has announced its early sponsor and speaker line-up. Under the theme of ‘The Digital Dividend – The Role of Managed Services in a Digital World’, this year’s event which takes place at 155 Bishopsgate, London on 21 September will examine the rapid changes taking place currently in the industry and among IT customers. LOGICnow (now part of SolarWinds MSP) and Schneider Electric have been confirmed as Platinumlevel sponsors; Autotask, Ingram Micro and Kaseya as Gold; ConnectWise, Exponential-E,...

Posted on Sep 25 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Peter Galdies, Development Director at DQM GRC, gives six reasons why UK businesses must still heed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Whilst the decision by the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has implications for the legislative framework for privacy in the UK, these implications are unlikely to signifiantly affect the need for organisations to adopt the General...

Posted on Sep 24 2016 - 1:05pm by Tayla Ansell
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ECi Software Solutions has completed a series of opXML links for CTS Toner Supplies, giving users of the Horizon and Progress business management systems a further choice of trading partners. This latest technology relationship with CTS Toner Supplies allows Horizon and Progress dealers to send orders and receive invoices electronically, as well as make real-time stock enquiries and receive terms files via email or FTP, further streamlining order processing routines and taking additional costs out of their business. ECi Managing Director...

Posted on Sep 24 2016 - 9:05am by Tayla Ansell
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UK-based global IT infrastructure specialist Viadex has joined NaviSite’s growing European channel partner programme. Viadex has partnered with NaviSite to deploy its NaviCloud platform and colocation services to deliver hybrid cloud solutions as part of its value added offerings. NaviSite’s flexible, scalable system enables the VAR to adapt its business model to offer a range of new utilisation-billed cloud services, in addition to delivering traditional CapEx funded projects, an essential component of the companies’ ambitious global...

Posted on Sep 24 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Only 4% of SMEs understand impact of GDPR Most small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK have either not heard of, or are uncertain about the impact of, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was adopted in April 2016 and takes effect within two years. In the latest Close Brothers quarterly survey of UK SME owners and senior management, 82% have either not heard of GDPR...

Posted on Sep 23 2016 - 1:05pm by John Peters
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With 50 per cent more entries this year, the judges of the annual Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards had a difficult time deciding the top accolade of Innovator of the Year. The quality of the entries was so high that the judges selected two companies: DataLase Ltd and Heidelberg UK, for the honour. Now in its third year, the Awards attracted entries from the printing machinery, consumables,...

Posted on Sep 23 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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New Advanced Multi-Board software from Sharp Europe can link up to three 80” BIG PAD Pros, to create one huge interactive flat panel display. The Advanced Multi-Board setup, with three BIG PADs side-by-side, creates a surface that is 5.4m wide. Six people can work on the display at the same time. Easy to configure, Advanced Multi-Board has been designed to deliver the same experience as using a...

Posted on Sep 23 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Integra adds 3D printers to its print service offering Working in partnership with Centrex Print Services, Integra Office Solutions has added 3D printers and printing consumables to its service offering. The 3D printing market is forecast to be worth over £10 billion dollars by 2021, and as the technology becomes more affordable, the sales opportunities available to dealers will increase. Integra...