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Why being hacked is good for your business
Businesses are taking cybersecurity more seriously than ever. In 2021, executives ramped up their cybersecurity spending in response to the explosion of cyber-attacks exploiting lockdown remote working.
What does 2022 have in store for channel partners?
The effects of the global pandemic continued to impact enterprises throughout 2021, and there’s no doubt that we’ll continue to see ongoing changes in 2022. The technology sector has experienced several major shifts, from the emergence of remote and hybrid working to an increased reliance on cloud technology and collaboration tools.
Visual communications solutions will support office equipment reseller growth
Office equipment resellers will be tapping further into the industrial workplace visual communications, impact protection, waste segregation and products to improve the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of the modern workspace in 2022, according to Chris Bevis, Business Development Manager at Beaverswood.
Employers face wall of mental health problems
Doctors are becoming increasingly concerned about the growing wall of mental health problems stemming from the pandemic, with some predicting dire consequences for employers and the economy.
MSPs and IT resellers should be looking to PSA tools
As channel firms grow, many back-office systems that manage invoicing and payments can often struggle to operate efficiently and accurately. This is because many businesses are unknowingly using inefficient systems, however, these poor invoice and billing practices have a knock-on effect on profitability. Instead, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and IT resellers can benefit from PSA (Professional Service Automation) tools to enable them to better plan, monitor and implement faster billing cycles for their customers and teams.
SMB employees admit to being lazy with cybersecurity
The Mobile Workforce Report 2021 from Avast has found that over a quarter of employees (27%) in UK SMBs admit to being laxer with IT security whilst working from home. A further 24 per cent has intentionally circumvented IT security guidance to get their job done. 
Westcon-Comstor channel predictions for 2022
As 2021 draws to a close, Westcon-Comstor’s is sharing its predictions for which challenges, and trends will face the channel in 2022. The predictions span cybersecurity, the supply chain, subscription models and hybrid working.
How to enjoy the festive period without missing out on business
After another tough year for all businesses, everyone deserves a break over the festive period. However, with a survey of 1,600 businesses from BT finding that a missed call loses a UK business on average a massive £1,2001, it’s clear that making sure you can enjoy the holidays without having to worry you're missing essential business calls is incredibly difficult.

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