Many businesses rely on machines to help them provide goods or services. Think of a car factory and you’re reminded of the robotic machines used along the production line. These machines are what we call operational technology (OT).
IT connected audio visual (AV) systems have become a de facto part of the technology make-up of many businesses. From large enterprises to agile start-ups, the ability to collaborate with geographically dispersed colleagues via data sharing, screen sharing, remote participation and video conferencing tools has become invaluable. With their increasing importance, the sophisticated AV technology upon which such services rely upon has become a prime target for hackers.
Topics: Cyber Security
In today’s digital age, technological advancement is constant. The gradual evolution of existing technologies and, with that, new ways to solve business challenges creates new opportunities for businesses globally, every day. For the channel, making the most of these opportunities is a business’ main form of competitive differentiator and value-add for its customers. Below, Tech Data highlights just some of the trends that will make an impact this year.
Businesses around the world are being transformed by the Internet of Things (IoT). After all, smart devices and systems can enhance staff productively, cut costs and refine business processes, driving new revenue and allowing firms to get closer to their customers.
Christmas is almost upon us and, while Santa and his Elves are busy creating magical Christmases for children around the world, Tech Data has been pulled in to support Santa Corp with a radical new digital transformation project.
Santa Corp has operated in the same way for hundreds of years, with cumbersome processes and legacy equipment making their operations inefficient and not at all viable long-term. Consequently, Tech Data has spent the last 12 months overhauling Santa’s entire journey (from start to finish) to bring the latest in connected technologies to a traditional set-up and ensure Christmas 2018 is his most successful ever!
Due to rapid changes in technology, channel partners can seize the opportunity to grow. However, this does not come without financial burdens. Traditionally, the IT industry has provided credit, but this has now changed, as the conventional financial mechanisms used in the industry are inadequate for those in the channel.
Topics: business culture
As more and more businesses take the plunge and begin their rollout of IoT (Internet of Things) initiatives, IoT devices will become increasingly attractive targets for hackers. For organisations wishing to make the most of this fourth industrial revolution, security must be a priority.