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How best to address AI fears?

Audra Streetman, Security Strategist at Splunk SURGe, Splunk's security research team, discusses how, in today's digital landscape, misinformation and manipulated content have eroded societal trust to a critical point. Audra outlines the strategies necessary to foster a future where AI is trusted to enhance society rather than cause challenges.

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Digital adoption - a double-edged opportunity?

Ofir Bloch, Vice President of Strategic Positioning at WalkMe, discusses the company’s recent report: The State of Digital Adoption 2024, which finds that, while digital adoption is a rising priority for enterprises, a lack of best practice is still costing many organisations dearly. Ofir warns of the digital adoption ‘pitfalls’, but also outlines the significant rewards of HyperProductivity for those who implement digital adoption best practices successfully.

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SME AI optimism tempered by security concerns

Greg Keller, Co-Founder and CTO of JumpCloud, discusses the findings of the company’s latest report focusing on the SME IT landscape. AI is on the horizon, but there’s some nervousness over how to best manage this opportunity. Security remains the number one SME concern, alongside budgetary and people constraints. Greg explains how SMEs are placing increasing trust in MSPs to help navigate these challenges and opportunities, alongside some advice as to how organisations can help themselves. View the State of IT 2024 Report here: https://jumpcloud.com/resources/q1-2024-it-trends-for-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-smes

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From breeding hamsters to best-of-breed AIDC solutions

Richard Gilliard, CEO of Renovotec, provides some fascinating insights into his journey as an entrepreneur, now having established his company as a leading provider of end-to-end automatic identification and data capture solutions (AIDC). Richard gives his views on how the AIDC market will develop across many sectors, with robotics and automation set to make a real difference for businesses of all sizes and also provides plenty of advice to budding entrepreneurs along the way.

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Digital transformation is about much more than infrastructure change

Erik Nicolai, CEO of Workspace365, explains why a successful digital transformation journey is about much more than migrating to the cloud. Workspace365 provides a range of technology solutions which enable truly digital businesses, working with its Channel partners to educate and work alongside end users.

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Master MSP Services make sense for a secure future

Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners, navigates through the maze of VADs, MSPs and Marketplaces, to explain some of the significant opportunities which await forward-thinking channel organisations as they seek to optimise their cybersecurity solutions portfolios, with the ultimate aim of growing their businesses by helping end users address the seemingly ever-increasing IT security challenges they face.

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A changing Channel landscape for Parallels

Christa Quarles, Alludo CEO, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the company as it heads into the new year. She’s optimistic that, with increased visibility, Alludo’s compelling solution will attract new customers via the channel partner network.

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Where there’s a way, there’s a will

Paolo Perani, Sustainability Manager for ABB Electrification Distribution Solutions, discusses electrification, decarbonisation and broader sustainability topics, with plenty of examples of how the company is working with its supply chain and customers, as well as internally, to ensure that the journey to NetZero is energised by the many digital and sustainable technology solutions being continuously developed by ABB.

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MSPs optimistic as to business opportunities

Holly Pateman, SVP Product Marketing at Kaseya, discusses the recent Datto State of the MSP: Trends and Forecasts for 2024 Report, which finds a steady transition of traditional VARs to become MSPs, and also highlights the main challenges and technology growth opportunities for the Channel, which include improving the customer experience, vendor consolidation, self-service, storage and cloud. Overall, MSPs are cautiously optimistic as we head into a new year.

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ESG drives technology investment priorities

Sujata Kukreja, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Expereo, discusses the company’s recent CIO survey results, which reveal that ESG and climate change is the most significant factor influencing attitude towards technology investment in 2024. Sujata explains just why CIOs are prioritising ESG ahead of other influences, such as supply chain issues, the increasing security threat landscape, and automation advances.

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Zuzanna Stamirowska enjoyed data processing so much, she set up her own company!

Pathway CEO, Zuzanna Stamirowska, discusses her journey to the IT industry – one which brought her to the world of data analytics and AI, and which ultimately inspired her to launch her own company. Zuzanna shares her experiences along the way, offering advice as to how organisations can best focus on equality and diversity, and also explains how Pathway’s real-time data processing solution works.

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Making the transition to managed services – the major channel driver

Kunal Kaul, Cisco Managing Director, Partner Managed Services & SP RTM, EMEA, discusses a recent Cisco/Canalys report, which reveals that IT Channel partners anticipate significant growth in 2023, with the main driver being managed services. Technology-wise, the cybersecurity focus remains a major driver, alongside managing IT complexity, the AI opportunity and sustainability.

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Customers the key drivers of ESG initiatives

Susan Kenniston, Wipro’s Global Head & VP of Sustainability, discusses the company’s recent research which finds that customers are the key drivers in shaping an organisation’s sustainability strategy. She also explains the importance of the employee experience in driving change, how businesses can refocus their own buying habits reframe their sourcing strategies and why becoming an agile learning organisation is critical to ESG success.

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The importance of delivering the Total Experience

John Hayes-Warren, CEO of Agilitas, discusses the findings of the company’s 2023 Channel Trends report, with customer experience and company culture, combining to provide the Total Experience, as the main priorities for the channel. The report also highlighted the importance of leadership, purpose, alliances, skills and sustainability, as John explains.

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CIOs

Michael Cantor, CIO at Park Place Technologies, discusses how the role of the CIO continues to change and develop with the new challenges and opportunities presented by the world of technology. In addition to the CIO’s ‘traditional’ role of ensuring the smooth running of the IT department, as well as understanding how new technologies might impact on the business, the role now demands many new skills: sustainability, business intelligence and analytics to technology lifecycle, digital transformation, and customer experience.

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News

CultureAI's Human Risk Management Platform joins forces with Ignition Technology to revolutionise employee security behaviours.
Strategic partnership between Kyndryl and Veeam promises enhanced cyber resilience services, offering improved business continuity and reduced costs.
Auxilion appoints Patrick Jordan as COO to drive business strategy and growth in Ireland and the UK.
Infinigate UK&I is launching DX Insights, a new managed service programme enabling digital experience management and expanding partner opportunities.

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