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Westcon to distribute ExtremeCloud IQ

Westcon to distribute ExtremeCloud IQ

Westcon, the global technology distributor, will supply Extreme Networks’ cloud management solution, ExtremeCloud IQ, from 1st January 2020.

Konica Minolta opens Digital Imaging Square, an industrial printing European showroom in Bratislava

Konica Minolta opens Digital Imaging Square, an industrial printing European showroom in Bratislava

Konica Minolta opened the latest showroom focusing on all its main industrial printing technologies in Slovakia. On a total area of 480 m², a unique space in terms of complexity in equipment, software solutions, printing substrates and workflows was created.

Versa Networks announces support of Amazon VPC Ingress Routing

Versa Networks  announces support of Amazon VPC Ingress Routing

Versa Networks, the innovator of Secure Cloud IP architecture, unveiled its support for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Ingress Routing at AWS re:Invent 2019. Versa’s disruptive SD-WAN technology is fully integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to leverage Amazon VPC Ingress Routing.

LLamasoft opens new EMEA headquarters to support continued growth

LLamasoft opens new EMEA headquarters to support continued growth

LLamasoft, the provider of AI-enabled enterprise supply chain design and decision-making solutions, has announced that the official opening of its new EMEA headquarters in Birmingham took place on Tuesday 26th November. Guest of Honour, Lord Digby Jones, a non-aligned Peer in the UK House of Lords, international businessman, media commentator, TV presenter, author and public speaker addressed the attendees.

New research from Ivalua shows UK businesses’ cost focused approach with suppliers is blocking innovation

New research from Ivalua shows UK businesses’ cost focused approach with suppliers is blocking innovation

Research from Ivalua, the spend management cloud solutions provider, has shown that two thirds (67%) of UK businesses say innovation is being blocked by a focus on cost reduction. This comes at a time when pressure is growing on businesses to develop new, innovative products, faster and at a lower cost. In fact, 51% of UK businesses say the number of products or services they launch has increased in the last 12 months, indicating that pace of innovation is on the rise.

Flashpoint Expands Business Risk Intelligence Capabilities for Managed Security Service Providers

Flashpoint Expands Business Risk Intelligence Capabilities for Managed Security Service Providers

Company’s Commitment to Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) Helps Them Meet Growing Demand for More Proactive, Value-Added Services

UK retailers to regain £7.23 million each year by going cashless

UK retailers to regain £7.23 million each year by going cashless

Analysing the annual revenue of the UK retailers with the fastest profit growth reveals a total potential recovery of £7.232 million each year as a result of refusing cash payments.

56% of European companies recognise the need to prioritise data protection, Kyocera Document Solutions Europe report finds

56% of European companies recognise the need to prioritise data protection, Kyocera Document Solutions Europe report finds

Over half of European companies have identified data protection as a priority, although firms are still struggling to find the most effective way to keep their information secure. The finding comes from a report by Kyocera Document Solutions Europe, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, who reports that the answer lies in secure digital archiving.

NetApp appoints Matt Watts as Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, and promotes Johannes Wagmueller to Lead Solutions Engineering in the Geo

NetApp appoints Matt Watts as Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, and promotes Johannes Wagmueller to Lead Solutions Engineering in the Geo

NetApp, the data authority for hybrid cloud, has appointed Matt Watts to the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), EMEA, and promoted Johannes Wagmueller to lead solutions engineering, EMEA. Watts and Wagmueller report to Alexander Wallner, Senior Vice President & General Manager for NetApp in EMEA, and join his executive leadership council.

The Cloud trap: Strategies to avoid lock-In

The Cloud trap: Strategies to avoid lock-In

By Dan Kuenzig, Vice President of Global Strategy, Kofax.

Attend any major tech conference and it’s a good bet that someone will be on stage talking about the accelerating rate of change in technology. It’ll most likely be the keynote speaker, listing several examples to help the audience grasp the power of exponential change that we’re experiencing today and will continue to experience moving forward.

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