Companies are failing to train and upskill employees in the face of technological disruption, warns the Workforce Institute at Kronos. Research by its European chapter reveals that almost one in three workers (30%) has received no training in the past year. At a time of growing automation in the workplace, 39% feel technologically challenged; and 24% think most of their colleagues lack sufficient skills...

Avocor, the fastest-growing collaboration display solution company in the world, has announced it is building Windows collaboration displays that feature the world’s most advanced touchscreen technologies to enhance collaboration and enable teamwork. The new collaboration displays are fully compatible with Windows 10 and deliver the power and productivity of Office 365 and Microsoft Teams at room...

Financial services companies should prepare for a deluge of requests from consumers wanting to know what personal information they hold, if research by Veritas Technologies is to be believed. Forty per cent of 1,000 UK consumers surveyed by the company are planning to request personal information within six months of GDPR coming into force. The industries most likely to be targeted are financial services...

Posted on Jun 13 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Online office supplies business Office Monster has been shortlisted in the Fastest Growth category of the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards in recognition of its sales growth over the last four years. During this time it has gone from start-up to a £1 million turnover business. The overall winner is due to be announced on April 26. www.officemonster.co.uk ...

Posted on Jun 12 2018 - 2:00pm by Editorial Content
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Awareness of their rights under GDPR has made consumers happier about sharing data, according to a new report by Acxiom and the DMA. The survey also reveals clear understanding of the potential benefits of sharing data, with 57% expressing a liking for some form of personalised marketing and 62% believing it could stop companies from sending them irrelevant marketing material. Even among shoppers that...

Posted on Jun 12 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Pennine has achieved Gold partner accreditation within Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity Competencies programme in recognition of its expertise in implementing Microsoft Office 365. Managing director Andrew Roberts said: “Office 365 and in particular Skype for Business are absolutely pivotal for us. Securing Gold accreditation from Microsoft is not only great recognition of our expertise in delivering...

Nearly half (47%) of SMEs are concerned their IT storage lacks critical performance, with 39% saying it lacks capacity as well. The survey by Ultima reveals that over half of data held within a business is dark data. Nearly one third is redundant, obsolete or trivial (ROT) and provides no value to a business (e.g. multiple copies of a file held within a file server in different places, data that has...

Northamber are running another of their popular Solutions Events at Brooklands Hotel  & Mercedes-Benz World on July 5th. Combining Mercedes-Benz test drives with keynotes from CompTIA around IT security and  vendor lead discussions on Security, Ransomware, Managed Services and Infrastructure, promises to make the day both informative and fun! CompTIA’s Sue Gilkes will deliver the IT Security...

Posted on Jun 11 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Synaxon is making its EGIS channel information and procurement system available to hundreds of Autotask managed services partners who rely on the latter’s Professional Services Automation (PSA) to run their business. The integration between the two systems will give Autotask PSA users full access to stock availability and pricing from leading UK distributors and the ability to manage all their procurement...

Channel partnership specialist Channeliser has appointed Phil Bean as Sales Director. He was previously Managing Director of Stonemere IT Limited, where he increased turnover by 631% in four years. In his new role, Bean will be responsible for building the Channeliser customer base and increasing subscriptions to the services it has developed to help companies form the partnerships needed to deliver...