Posted on Apr 15 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Lucie Greene, Worldwide Director of J. Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group, picks 10 key technology trends to look out for in 2018 1. AR Reaches Mass In 2017, augmented reality (AR) went from niche technology to must-have tech. Now tech giants are pushing AR into the mainstream. Though AR came to prominence through the immensely popular Pokémon Go, it is no longer a game, but a serious feature poised...

Posted on Apr 14 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Sharp is expanding its AV portfolio to address new growth opportunities Foxconn’s investment in Sharp Corporation almost two years ago has re-energised the company and given added impetus to its AV business, epitomised by its expanding product range and innovation in areas such as 8K technology. At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, held in Amsterdam in February, Sharp was showing its largest...

Posted on Apr 13 2018 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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ISE 2018 Integrated Systems Europe 2018 (ISE), the world’s largest trade show for the professional AV and electronic systems industry, took place February 6-9 in Amsterdam. As always, there was much to see. Here are some highlights Bright and clear NEC Display Solutions Europe unveiled its latest range of 4K/UHD large format displays. The MultiSync P and V Series are available in four sizes from...

Posted on Apr 11 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Blockchain is the technology everyone is talking about. But what is it exactly and why should businesses take note? Erik Johnsson, chief architect at Epicor Software, explains the basics Most people associate blockchain with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin – it is what many are built on. However, blockchain is now being billed as a technology that will improve visibility, productivity and security...

Posted on Apr 10 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Dante Orsini outlines eight factors channel partners should consider when choosing a cloud provider There is no doubt that Cloud will continue to be at the top of the IT agenda in 2018. Channel companies, from managed service providers to resellers to agents, are increasingly recognising the huge opportunities that exist in cloud hosting, cloud-based Disaster Recovery (DR) and cloud backup. No matter...

Posted on Apr 9 2018 - 2:45pm by Editorial Content
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Kevin Kivlochan, Director of Sales & Marketing at ONI plc, argues that it is time for a better, fairer, less complex cloud pricing mode We’re all used to hearing about the virtues of the big players in cloud computing, namely AWS, Google and Azure. Let’s face it, they must have done something right to be so dominant in the market. But what was once positioned as a simple and easy-to-embrace...

Panasonic Business has launched a new Softphone application which aims to give employees the freedom to utilise their own smart phones as a business extension to work freely outside of the office. Seamless, simple and highly secure, the Panasonic’s mobile Softphone app combines audio visual communications in a mobile device, which allows employees’ smartphones to be registered as a company extension....

The UCC (Unified Communications & Collaboration) market size is set to exceed USD 57 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. In particular within the UK, after more than a decade since the technology was first launched, the majority of businesses are now familiar or aware of the terms unified comms and/or VoIP. Once the domain of the telecoms reseller, UC...

Midwich, a specialist audio visual and document solutions distributor to the trade market with operations in the UK and Ireland, France, Germany, Benelux, Iberia and Australasia, is pleased to announce that it has secured exclusive distribution in the UK & Ireland of Samsung and HARMAN’s Huddle Room Solutions. The new cost-effective solutions feature Samsung displays and collaboration technology...

DMSL is urging resellers to make the most of new BT Ultrafast Fibre Broadband services by bringing customers into the broadband fast lane and selling them additional services that make use of the extra bandwidth available to them. John Carter, Managing Director of DMSL, says that with download speeds of up to 314Mbps available under BT’s Ultrafast Fibre Broadband services, small businesses will...