Posted on Jul 14 2017 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Retailers are investing in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to simplify, enliven and customise the shopping experience. Zebra’s 2017 Retail Vision Study shows that: 77% of retail firms plan to use ‘real-time visibility’ in their supply chain to greatly reduce the risk of items being out of stock, with RFID platforms capable of boosting inventory accuracy by 95%; 25% plan to equip staff...

Konica Minolta’s new report, The Digital Workplace Initiative, identifies inefficient technology as a productivity drain, along with rigid working practices. Based on a survey of 100 senior IT decision-makers and 1,000 office workers across the UK, the report reveals how small distractions, computer problems and the difficulty of accessing data when working away from one’s desk all contribute to lost productivity for UK businesses. Konica Minolta points out that these problems can be overcome by investing in Digital Workplace Initiatives...

If you’ve never delved into the world of scan software before, now might just be time. Spend a little time getting to understand what can be achieved and you could suddenly become your customer’s new best friend. GDPR With many companies, big and small not only looking for time-savings and cost-efficiencies, the fast-looming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) deadline means that many of...

Posted on Jul 12 2017 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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With less than a year until the deadline for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, 73% of European CIOs and IT managers are concerned that their organisation might not be able to meet the time-scale. A survey of 750 CIOs and IT managers from France, Germany and the UK by NetApp also highlights a worrying lack of urgency ahead of the May 25, 2018 deadline, with only 37% of respondents...

Posted on Jul 11 2017 - 12:50pm by Tayla Ansell
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Win a Crucial 275GB SSD! Resellers have a chance to win a 275GB Solid State Drive from Crucial. All they have to do is follow @northamberplc and retweet the competition post (which has been posted several times) and they have a chance to win the SSD. The competition ends on 31st July and is open to all UK resellers. Full terms and conditions available at northamber.com/news. Good luck! ...

Posted on Jul 8 2017 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Crestron presented its new table-top meeting room system, Mercury. The all-in-one console turns meeting rooms into effective collaboration spaces by combining the conferencing and collaboration features employees need, along with the fast, secure cloud deployment and management required by IT managers. Users can present content wirelessly, using the built-in Crestron Air Media wireless presentation...

Retail stores of the future will still have human sales assistants, but the shopping experience will be radically different due to greater use of technology. Seven out of 10 shop workers surveyed by Epson believe technology will never replace personal interaction in shops, but they do admit that it will revolutionise the customer experience. For example, 60% believe Augmented Reality will be used...

IoT solutions provider Telenor Connexion has produced a report explaining how businesses can make the transition from a product-based to a services-based business model. From product to a connected product-as-a-service answers key questions including: What are the main benefits to the company and its customers?; What are the key considerations and challenges in the process?; and What are the best...

Yealink’s stand showcased the recently launched T58V Smart Media Phone featuring a 7in touchscreen, HD camera, built-in Bluetooth, Wifi connectivity and support for up to 16 SIP accounts. Based on the Android 5.1.1 operating system, the T58V has a built-in browser and the option of third-party app installation for customisation to specific user requirements. www.yealink.co.uk ...

Three lucky partners will be joining Sir Ben Ainslie and the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) team to sail in the Solent. Jola Cloud Solutions, KSM Telecom and Solution Consultants ICT will join the British challenger for the 25th America’s Cup and sail on-board the Foiling ‘AC45’ with Sir Ben Ainslie himself. Garry Growns, Sales Director of Daisy Wholesale, commented, “These three partners...