This week has seen our Horse Chestnut Tree dropping large spikey shells on us, signalling that Autumn has arrived. Despite the best efforts of leaf mining moths, in our 20 years living here this has undoubtedly been the best for our very old Chestnut tree. (We named the house after it. The other early contender was The Hawthorns, but the wife twigged the link to my favourite football team, West Brom).
In no short measure, personal and professional development has been disrupted by the current pandemic. Workforces are now having to meet the needs of their businesses and their homes simultaneously, balancing their workload with domestic responsibilities. Furthermore, to keep pace with the rapid adoption of disruptive new technologies, which are now vital to succeeding through the pandemic, teams themselves will need disruptive digital solutions for learning to match.
The IT Industry is used to businesses coming to a crossroads in their strategy and having to make choices.
Over the past 3 years the business model for IT distribution and the channel community has been evolving.
Over the last few years, the things I’ve learnt from speaking to customers about how their businesses are transitioning to cloud have been so insightful. Now, these lessons are needed more than ever. However, the ever-increasing number of SaaS and PaaS providers has resulted in increasing support for products and services. This also highlights a paradox found with the concept of cloud. Simplicity is one of the main selling points of cloud, yet it can also become very complex as end users seek to work faster, smarter and cheaper.
Tech Data’s European Security Vendor Manager - Dan Steel explains why the company has added VMware Carbon Black to its cybersecurity portfolio in Europe.
At the start of the year, the physical store was regaining its competitive edge in the battle against online retail, in many cases as a result of the adoption of new technologies that supported customer experience. The brick & mortar Retail environment would have been in the midst of a digital transformation of course, had the coronavirus pandemic not disrupted the world 2 months ago. With massive worldwide lockdowns that spared essentials stores such as supermarkets and groceries, any retail vertical was stopped in its tracks and the image of our own daily lives as in-store customers was shifted.
We are already seeing the impact of Covid-19 for schools as they start to return after a long period in lockdown. With only limited numbers returning, to ensure social distancing can be maintained in class, and many more at home distance learning, there is a need more than ever for technology to help support and enhance the learning experience, whether physically in class or virtual, the classroom must be connected. David Johnson, General Manager Maverick Europe explains;
Today, cyber security professionals are fighting on multiple fronts. This has in turn engendered a marketplace full of hundreds of point products, each aimed at fulfilling different security objectives.
René Stuiver, Tech Data’s Finance Solutions lead for Europe explains more about how the distributor can help partners bridge the finance gap and continue to develop their businesses through effective cash management options.