Posted on May 20 2018 - 4:15pm by Editorial Content
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Egan Reid has acquired the goodwill and customer base of Thomson Office Equipment in a deal that sees the company further strengthen its position in Greater Manchester. Thomson Office Equipment has a strong and loyal client base in and around Stalybridge, Tameside, developed over the past 30 years. Egan Reid Joint Managing Directors and Owners, Andrew and Martin Reid, said: “2017 saw the company...

Posted on May 20 2018 - 10:15am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Tech Data strengthens IoT offering

Tech Data has signed a strategic partnership with the IQRF Alliance. Tech Data is the first IT distributor to join the alliance, which comprises a group of cooperating companies and institutions building an ecosystem of IQRF-interoperable devices and related gateways, software, clouds, mobile apps and solutions to enable the effective realisation of IoT projects. As a partner of the alliance, Tech...

Posted on May 19 2018 - 4:15pm by Editorial Content
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Some 80% of IT professionals surveyed for the 2017 CompTIA research report “IT Career Insights” said they anticipated needing additional education and training to progress on their chosen career path. Practice tests and assessments (63%), labs and simulations (60%) and eLearning courses (55%) were among their preferred training methods. The value of IT certifications continues to grow, as well....

Posted on May 19 2018 - 10:15am by Editorial Content
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Diary date Synaxon’s annual conference brings more than 400 delegates from members and supplier partners for two days of one-to-one meetings, networking, business and technical workshops, and thought-provoking presentations. This year’s event will take place at the prestigious International Centre in Telford on 7 and 8 June. www.synaxon.co.uk ...

Posted on May 18 2018 - 4:15pm by Editorial Content
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IT and technology professionals are well aware that their skills are highly sought after across a wide range of industries, particularly those specialising in cyber security and web development. As a result, they have high expectations regarding salary increases. 59% of IT professionals are expecting their salaries to rise in 2018 and 55% are also expecting to receive a bonus, according to new research...

Posted on May 18 2018 - 10:15am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on New trade alliance to drive channel growth

Specialist distributor ArtSystems has been appointed as the sole trade distributor across UK and Ireland for Sihl. Sihl produces media for all key applications, including specialist products for photo/fine-art, and media for signage applications with paper-film combinations, self-adhesives, and coated papers and films. www.artsystems.co.uk ...

Posted on May 17 2018 - 4:15pm by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Organisational productivity is suffering

Research from M-Files Corporation has revealed that two thirds of organisations are seeing negative impacts on staff productivity caused by them continually needing to navigate through different systems to find and verify the most current versions of their documents. Key findings include: nearly half of organisations believe that their company struggles with managing information silos. 60% of respondents...

Posted on May 17 2018 - 10:15am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Focus On: Printers and inks

Ricoh announces new ink technology Ricoh is to introduce new state of the art ink technology for current and future platforms. The new ink will soon be brought to market as an additional option to current and future clients on the Ricoh Pro VC60000 continuous feed inkjet printing platform. The inks are designed to print directly to traditional offset coated substrates, without primers. The printing...

Posted on May 16 2018 - 4:15pm by Editorial Content
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According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 27.3% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2017), reaching $12.8 billion. For the full year 2017, the combined public and private cloud deployments continued the double-digit annual...

Posted on May 16 2018 - 10:15am by Editorial Content
Comments Off on Exertis gains security certifications

Exertis has gained Cyber Essentials PLUS certification for its professional services division, an independently verified self-assessment which assesses a company against five basic security controls. In addition, it has completed IASME governance which demonstrates that a company has prepared for the introduction of GDPR by focusing on how data is collected, maintained and protected. Technical Services...