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MSPs under pressure to meet demand for IT managed services

MSPs are under growing pressure to meet rising demand for IT managed services or face losing out to rivals, according to a ConnectWise report.

Tech Data opens security centre in Warrington

Tech Data Europe has set-up a security centre of excellence in the UK and is doubling its security headcount in the region over the next six months.

Staff will be recruited in all areas, including professional services, account management, business development, marketing and operations. The centre of excellence is located in Warrington, Cheshire.

TrustArc gears up for post-GDPR ‘enforcement’ era

Provider of SaaS-based privacy solutions TrustArc has predicted a post-GDPR era of growing demand for its portfolio and has expanded its partner programme accordingly.

The company says its platform is designed to support virtually every privacy use case and includes solutions to manage data mapping, risk assessments, website tracker scanning and consent management.

Artificial Intelligence firms targeted by industry giants

The world's major IT players, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Facebook, Twitter and Salesforce - are racing to invest in, acquire and absorb cutting-edge artificial intelligence start-ups and scale-ups, according to Hampleton Partners' latest Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Market Report.

Warning: GDPR could emerge as another PPI scandal

Is GDPR a sleeping PPI scandal with a disproportionate impact on mid and small enterprises? Channels may need to start making plans now, says one industry security veteran.

Ian Kilpatrick, EVP Cyber Security for distributor Nuvias, says the impact of GDPR in the channel has not yet started, but could soon provoke a new sort of customer reaction.

Top Daisy Distribution partners win Barbados trip

The top 13 Daisy Distribution partners have been rewarded with a four day all expenses paid trip to Barbados.

Nimans renames HQ as 'Julian Niman House'

Nimans has renamed its Manchester headquarters Julian Niman House as a tribute to its former Chairman who passed away in January.

Julian's wife Sue Niman joined the ribbon cutting ceremony watched by the company's Agecroft workforce and flanked by the board of Directors.

Content Guru listed on new Education Framework

Content Guru's cloud communications services are now available to members of Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) following its listing on the new Education Framework.

CPC provides procurement advisory and contract management services to the UK's Further Education and Higher Education sector, as well as to schools and Academy Trusts.

BT launches Cisco-based SD-WAN managed service

BT has expanded its Cisco-based SDN and NFV solutions with the global launch of a new SD-WAN managed service using Cisco technology.

BT Connect Cisco SD-WAN provides customers with a clear view of data flows across their WAN, allowing them to optimise traffic.

Mid-market businesses face security dilemma

Over a quarter of mid-market businesses (28%) expect a cyber attack in 2018, according to the Mid-Market IT Priorities 2018 report by Node4.

The report also says that 23% of IT decision makers are concerned they may not be aware of data breach.

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