May 2021

New survey shows ‘Big Six’ losing ground as challenger brands shake up the energy sector

  • Big Six have lost 8 percent of market to challenger brands in three years
  • Good customer service still the key to consumer trust
  • Price remains the most important factor when choosing to switch provider
  • Green credentials increasingly important for consumers wanting to switch
  • 70 percent of 18-34 year olds want energy conservation advice
  • Email still customers’ preferred channel of communication

London, 19 May 2021 – A new survey has revealed that the ‘Big Six’ energy providers have lost ground to challenger brands over the past three years, revealing that the market share of the Big Six has reduced

TCG releases first security verification guide for enterprise systems with NIST

Beaverton, OR, USA, May 19, 2021 – IT administrators and manufacturers can now secure enterprise computing, with the latest specification from the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). This new guide verifies the trustworthiness of each end point, by allowing the integrity of devices and networks within enterprise systems to be measured for the first time. This follows a 430% increase in supply chain attacks in 2020, according to Sonatype.

The TOUGHBOOK S1 tablet is the ultimate rugged device for truly mobile workers

Easy to use in one hand, adaptable for a variety of tasks yet powerful and tough enough to cope with the busiest shift.

BRACKNELL, UK. 18th May 2021 – Panasonic today introduced the TOUGHBOOK S1 tablet - the ultimate rugged Android™ tablet for the truly mobile worker. This 7 inch screen device is easy to use in one hand, adaptable for a variety of tasks yet powerful and tough enough to cope with the busiest shift. It’s at its best when in the hands of security and police forces patrolling the streets, technicians monitoring production lines, field services engineers carrying out inspections and maintenance or construction workers on site.

Everything You Should Know Before Purchasing Insurance For Your Business

Only around 50% of businesses [PDF] make it past the 5-year mark. Making a small, regular, and gradual investment into a business insurance policy may have protected them from going out of business.  Business insurance exists to keep your savings and profits intact. Small businesses especially can shut down after a single lawsuit, and an appropriate liability insurance policy could be a lifesaver. In the text below, you’ll find relevant, up-to-date information on insurance for business ventures, as well as some additional tips for business owners.

New Study Reveals Importance of Optimized Strategy for the Selection, Support, and Maintenance of Open Source Software

MINNEAPOLIS, MAY 11, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the results of a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting and an upcoming webinar that analyzes the results.

The study, based on a survey of decision makers at enterprise organizations, showed 91% of companies who adopt open source either meeting or exceeding business expectations. Among teams implementing OSS, those with optimized OSS strategies were 82% more likely to have exceeded expectations.

Research: An alarming 85% of organizations using Microsoft 365 have suffered email data breaches

LONDON, UK – 11th May 2021– Egress’ Outbound Email: Microsoft 365’s Security Blind Spot report has revealed that 85% of organizations using Microsoft 365 have suffered email data breaches in the last 12 months.

Remote working has exacerbated the risk of an email data breach even more for Microsoft users, with 67% of IT leaders reporting an increase in data breaches due to working from home, versus just 32% of IT leaders whose organizations aren’t using Microsoft 365. Looking to the future, 76% of IT leaders report that remote and hybrid working will make it harder to prevent email data loss from Microsoft 365, compared to 40% of those not using it.

BIXOLON Adds to the SRP-S320 to its Linerless Label POS Printer Line-up

Offering economic and environmental benefits through its value added features

BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the addition of the SRP-S320 to its highly successful SRP-S300 3-inch (80mm) Linerless Label printer series. A dedicated permanent direct thermal, linerless labelling solution offering the capacity for a 120mm outside diameter media roll which results in fewer roll changes, making it ideal for applications which require high volume labelling.

Bamboo Systems’ Victoria Grey Featured on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List

Grey has been named to the prestigious list for the past 10 years

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND AND SAN JOSE, CA – May 10, 2021 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of revolutionary Arm-based, enterprise-class servers architected to meet the needs of today’s software design and data center demands, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bamboo Systems’ CMO Victoria Grey to the Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.

How Mobile App Development is Fueling Digital Marketing

As we're all well aware, digital marketing is constantly evolving. The main reason is that new technologies are pretty much setting the new standards and creating new trends for consumers to follow. Marketers are, therefore, constantly adjusting their strategies and adapting to the new environment.

Nowadays, mobile apps are the main buzzword in the marketing world. That said, mobile traffic has long since surpassed that of desktop traffic, and now every company that operates online wants to provide convenience to mobile users and ensure mobile friendliness. Mobile apps fit quite well into this endeavor.

BIXOLON Launches New RFID Label Printers to the European Market

Enhancing its Existing Desktop RFID Label Printer Line-up

BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the addition of the XT5-40NR and XD5-40tR to its growing RFID label printer line-up. Built upon the foundations of the existing label printer models, these RFID solutions offer intuitive designs and are packed with value added features which are ideal for a range of labelling applications.

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