The implementation of the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) this May set out how companies must protect EU citizens’ personal data, stipulating a number of conditions under which data can be kept and imposing strict fines on those that fall foul of these standards.
In a world where data has become increasingly commoditised and leveraged to drive business decisions and growth, this has naturally caused concern amongst those who are now living with GDPR and trying to navigate this new regulatory landscape.
As part of its commitment to assisting partners in building out their cyber security businesses Tech Data has launched three Practice Builder initiatives, which it showcased at InfoSecurity Europe this year, one of which relates directly to GDPR. A package of training and enablement sessions, complimented by assets like videos and social media content, these Practice Builders are designed and regularly reviewed to assist the effective management of current threats and changes in the market. By building these innovative packages, Tech Data is helping its customers take solutions to market and enable them, securing a better return on their investment
Whilst there is no denying the fact that GDPR presents businesses with some serious challenges, it is also the case that it is a major opportunity for those that get it right. Indeed, IDC has predicted that the market opportunity will be some $3.5 billion for storage and security vendors. Tech Data recognised the importance of this opportunity to their channel partners very early on. Now we’re all living with GDPR, Tech Data can work with their partners to pass on their skills and knowledge to help their customers with compliance. Through this transfer of expertise, partners can equip their customers so that they prosper in a post-GDPR business environment.
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