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Posted on May 22 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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Lenovo introduced a new device portfolio at Mobile World Congress, including a detachable and two convertibles. The Miix 320 lightweight Windows 10 detachable can be used as a 10.1in Full HD tablet or as a laptop with full keyboard. It has an Intel Atom X5 processor, Intel HD graphics, up to 4GB memory and up to 128GB eMMC storage. The new convertibles, the Yoga 720 and 520, are available in 13, 14...

Tech Data and employee benefits specialist Grass Roots have worked on a new programme that enables employers to offer their workforce a salary sacrifice scheme for smart home products, with interest-free credit and no formal credit checks. The Grass Roots Techscheme lets employees spread the cost of purchasing smart home solutions over a number of months, with payments deducted directly from their...

Posted on May 21 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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Acer’s TravelMate Spin B1 convertible notebook is targeted at education customers. The Windows 10 Pro device has an 11.6in screen and a 360-degree hinge supporting four usage modes: Stand and Tent modes for group projects and sharing; Tablet mode for learning on the move, in labs or on field trips; and Laptop mode for everything else. Designed with durability in mind, it has a shock-absorbent middle...

Posted on May 21 2017 - 10:05am by Editorial Content
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Epson (UK) has appointed Exertis as a distributor of its consumer projector range. Exertis is already a long established Epson printer distributor. Ian Aitken, Exertis AV general manager, said: “This appointment is testimony to the success our AV team has had in building and growing our AV business right across the market with our retail, IT and AV channel partners. It means we now have an Epson...

Posted on May 20 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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September 12-13 sees the first staging of Channel Live, a free trade-only exhibition for the ICT community. Technology Reseller talks to Miles Bossom, CEO of Swink Events, about the rationale for the new event and how it differs from the Convergence Summits that it is superseding. Technology Reseller (TR): Why are you replacing the Convergence Summit events with Channel Live? Miles Bossom (MB): The...

Tech Data is calling on any resellers that have not yet engaged on the Microsoft CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) programme, in particular those who currently earn fees for Microsoft Cloud Solutions through the Partner of Record scheme, to switch their customers to CSP before June, when all fees relating to Partner of Record through the Advisor programme will be withdrawn by Microsoft. The distributor...

Developed in collaboration with partners globally, the new initiative has been designed to address partners’ requirement for a simple, predictable and profitable programme that enables growth The new Dell EMC Partner Programme embraces the entire Dell EMC partner ecosystem, inclusive of solution providers, cloud service providers, strategic outsourcers, OEM partners, systems integrators and distribution...

Tech Data is encouraging more resellers to become authorised to sell Chrome Device Management in the B2B market and capitalise on Chrome devices’ suitability for use as thin clients. Matt Beresford, Google Business Development Manager at Tech Data, said: “Chrome devices share many of the attributes of thin clients. Chromebooks are easy to maintain and affordable. They are also extremely portable...

The Internet of Things: Today and Tomorrow: a global study published by Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, reveals that 85% of businesses plan to implement IoT by 2019. The research questioned 3,100 IT and business decision-makers across 20 countries to evaluate the current state of IoT and its impact on different industries. The study shows that while virtually all business leaders (98%) have...

Posted on May 17 2017 - 10:05am by Editorial Content
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More than 20 VOW Venture resellers won places on VOW’s 2017 Whiteout sales incentive, which took place in Méribel, France on March 4-8. The incentive, which ran from July to December 2016, set sales targets for the 12 participating vendors – Avery, Acco, 3M, Philips, Bic, Henkel, ExaClair, Durable, Energizer, Nestlé, 2Work and StoreStack. Over the incentive period, sales of these brands increased...