IT industry executives are looking forward to growth of 4.1% in 2017 as businesses continue with their digital transformation and build on investment they have already made in cloud, mobility, data and connectivity. This is one of the key findings from CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2017 report, which also highlights the 12 trends that it believes will impact the IT industry in 2017. These are: TECHNOLOGY 1...

BullGuard, a leader in consumer security for PCs, tablets, smartphones and the smart home, has announced a partnership agreement for VIP UK to distribute the company’s range of products including BullGuard Premium Protection, Internet Security, Antivirus, Identity Protection and Mobile Security. Steve Hicks, BullGuard Head of Global Sales, said: “This is an exciting partnership. VIP UK is a leading...

Despite greater spending on cyber security, the number of IT security executives in large firms who have experienced a security breach continues to rise. More than two thirds (68%) of the 1,100 senior IT security executives surveyed for the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report (produced in association with 451 Research) say they have experienced a security breach at some point, with 26% suffering one in...

StarWind has appointed Hammer to distribute its simplified software-defined storage stack, hyperconverged and storage appliances for SMBs, remote offices/branch offices and low- to-mid-tier enterprises. The partnership is EMEA-wide, and is the first time Hammer has taken on hyperconverged technology optimised for the SMB market. It is the exclusive StarWind distributor in the UK, Ireland, Germany,...

Posted on Apr 28 2017 - 10:05am by Editorial Content
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Less than one third (29%) of consumers believe that businesses are doing enough to protect their data and more than half (58%) expect their personal details to be stolen at some point in the future, reveals the 2016 Data Breaches and Customer Loyalty report from Gemalto. Two thirds of the 9,000 consumers surveyed say it’s unlikely they would do business with an organisation responsible for exposing...

Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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Nimans is encouraging resellers to take advantage of free accessories being offered by Sennheiser for some of its popular headsets. The distributor says offers of a free standard bottom cable with any wired desk phone headset or free handset lifters, cables and chargers for DW or D 10 sales give resellers an opportunity to increase margins or pass on the savings to customers. ...

IGEL Technology has introduced two new solutions that make it easy for employees to access their virtual desktops from anywhere with simple and secure management built in for IT administrators. IGEL UD Pocket is a revolutionary micro thin client solution designed to improve the security of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives in organisations with remote or mobile workforces. No larger than a...

Posted on Apr 27 2017 - 10:05am by Editorial Content
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Half the world’s population, or 3.773 billion people, is now connected to the internet, according the latest digital trends report by social media management platform provider Hootsuite and marketing agency We Are Social. Digital in 2017 reveals that in the last 12 months global social media use has risen by 21%, reaching 2.8 billion users globally. Of these, 91% access social media from mobile devices,...

Cyber security firm Avast has appointed Northamber as a UK distributor of its AVG Business by Avast portfolio of small business security products. Under the agreement, Northamber will supply Avast’s products to its UK network of 5,500 active resellers and provide marketing, flexible credit, technical guidance and sales training support. The agreement covers the core AVG Business range of AVG AntiVirus...

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 3:05pm by Editorial Content
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Over a billion data records (1.37 billion) were compromised in 2016, almost twice (86%) as many as in 2015, claims digital security firm Gemalto. This works out at 3,776,738 records lost or stolen every day. The 2016 Breach Level Index reveals that North America accounted for 80% of all data breaches in 2016. However, Gemalto expects Europe to account for a greater share next year when GDPR comes into...