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A new breed of partner network on the horizon

A new breed of partner network on the horizon

At the recent Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Barcelona, IT Reseller spoke with Jamie Bourassa, Vice President, Edge Computing, Schneider Electric, about the development of a new type of analytics-focused partner model, and the benefits this type of service provision can offer retailers.

Retail’s weakness is cyber crime’s opportunity

Retail’s weakness is cyber crime’s opportunity

By Bill Conner, CEO, SonicWall. 

Black Friday kicks off the festive shopping season 29 November this year, with millions of shoppers expected to take advantage of low prices. In 2018 alone, online Black Friday sales totaled $6.22bn; up 23% on the previous year’s figures. 2019 presents an excellent opportunity for retailers to not only increase revenues again, but elevate brand voice and extract valuable customer data leading to potential repeat sales later on.

Chip-enabled cards segment estimated to hold more than 46% market share by 2018 end, which is expected to give way to regular cards, including barcode cards

Chip-enabled cards segment estimated to hold more than 46% market share by 2018 end, which is expected to give way to regular cards, including barcode cards

In an era filled with digital electronics, it would seem as if working with an actual plastic card would be a waste of a time. But modern technology has taken the use of plastic cards to the next level. Increased technological developments in plastic cards, such as smart cards and chip cards, are gaining traction among consumers.

Are passwords on their way out? What`s next in tech.

Are passwords on their way out? What`s next in tech.

As our technology evolves, we are able to leave certain outdated things in the past. VCRs are antiques when 20 years ago everyone had one to record all of our favorite TV shows. They are the quintessential reason it was OK to go out to dinner on a Thursday was that the VCR could be set to record “Seinfeld” and “Friends”.

Sound of success - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Sound of success - WMS/Voice Picking Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of voice-directed picking systems – including those concerning augmented reality, the rise of e-commerce and the emergence of blockchain.

Part 2: Voice Picking Technology Report

We can work it out – How the ‘Lennon-McCartney’ method of songwriting can be applied to writing code

We can work it out – How the ‘Lennon-McCartney’ method of songwriting can be applied to writing code

Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary re-release of Abbey Road, The Beatles’ eleventh studio album, rose to the top of the charts again, a testament to the longevity of the band’s popularity and the universally magnetic quality of their music.

43% of IT workers unaware of how to defend a cyber attack

43% of IT workers unaware of how to defend a cyber attack

UK businesses are unaware and unprepared when it comes to protecting themselves against cyber-attacks, new research has revealed.

Pace of change drives MSPs to be acquired

Pace of change drives MSPs to be acquired

MSPs are being squeezed by more demanding customers, having to provide a wider range of services and advice.

Managed services for infrastructure IT – major opportunities for the channel

Managed services for infrastructure IT – major opportunities for the channel

At the recent Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Barcelona, IT Reseller spoke with Kim Povlsen, Vice President & General Manager of Digital Services & Data Center Software, the group behind Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT cloud-based management platform and StruxureWare for Data Centers software suite, about the rise of managed services for infrastructure IT and the benefits this offers to the channel.

IoT applications: IDTechEx forecasts great opportunities to come

IoT applications: IDTechEx forecasts great opportunities to come

Internet of Things (IoT) is considered the third revolution of the computer, after the first revolution of bringing computing to governments and big companies and the second one to the public via PC and smartphone. IoT aims at baking computing power into everything else via countless tiny chips, which will enable them to calculate, process information and decide, by gathering and analysing troves of data about the product, process and customers.

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