Futuresource Consulting is predicting strong growth in 360-degree camera sales over the next five years, from worldwide unit sales of 150,000 in 2015 to 600,000 in 2016 and 4,000,000 in 2020. The research company expects consumer demand to be boosted by falling prices for virtual reality (VR) headsets, the availability of headset-free 360 video experiences on sites like Youtube and Facebook, the launch...

Posted on Jan 8 2017 - 10:05am by Editorial Content
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With so many winds of change blowing, I got to thinking recently about the industry we’re in and what its prospects might be for the future. Behind the usual background chatter of the big eating the small, the small eating the big, mergers, acquisitions, births, deaths, marriages etc., there’s a lot going on that’s changing the landscape we all operate in. Many will be impacted by recent announcements...

Posted on Jan 7 2017 - 10:05am by Editorial Content
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The iStorage range of PIN-authenticated, hardware-encrypted portable storage devices is designed to help companies and individuals secure sensitive and confidential information. The range includes USB Flash, Hard Disk and Solid State Drives, featuring military-grade XTS-AES 256-bit full disk hardware encryption and a keypad for PIN entry. A Brute Force Self Destruct feature wipes the device after...

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization for advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, has published a 2016 guide to the open cloud, its projects and technologies. Guide to the Open Cloud: Current Trends and Open Source Projects provides a detailed overview of the cloud infrastructure, including projects in the areas of IaaS, PaaS, virtualization, containers, cloud...

Posted on Jan 6 2017 - 10:05am by Editorial Content
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Synaxon, the channel services dealer group, is making Norton security solutions, including Norton Security Standard, Norton Security Deluxe and Norton Security Premium, available to members via the EGIS platform. In addition to promotions, members will receive access to support tools such as POS Kits, online marketing assets and technical support. Nick Shaw, Vice President and General Manager EMEA,...

Tech Data and Microsoft are helping resellers target the education sector with the launch of an incentive scheme that gives schools the chance to win a class trip and with the publication of an e-guide showcasing Microsoft technologies for the sector. The Microsoft EduWins campaign is structured around three ‘lessons’, highlighting Microsoft solutions for Better Learning Outcomes, Safety and Security...

The UK government has renewed funding for the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway, University of London. Part of the five-year, £1.9 billion National Cyber Security Strategy announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, the grant of £3.45 million will enable the university to fund three further cohorts of PhD students in cyber security. Royal Holloway...

The ability of organisations to resist cyber-attacks has diminished in the last year, according to a new study by IBM company Resilient and Ponemon. Less than one third (32%) of 2,400 IT and security professionals surveyed for the 2016 Cyber Resilient Organisation say their organisation has a high level of ‘cyber resilience’, down from 35% in 2015. Two thirds doubt their organisation’s ability to recover from cyberattacks. Barriers to achieving a high level of Cyber Resilience include the complexity of IT processes, cited by 46%...

Business leaders are relying on technology partners to help them address the challenges of digitisation. In a survey of 1,180 C-Suite decisionmakers by Fujitsu, 61% cited digital disruption as the biggest challenge they face, with 46% stating that the right partner would make them more confident about their ability to thrive in the digital world. This was thought to be even more important than having...

Posted on Jan 1 2017 - 10:05am by Editorial Content
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The UC team at technology products distributor Exertis is urging resellers to exploit growing demand for collaboration products and attach audio- and video conferencing solutions to both existing and new UC system installations, including personal speakerphones for mobile workers. Michael Thompson, Head of UC Devices at Exertis, said: “Conferencing is at the heart of modern Unified Communications...