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Adding value at every stage

Sarah Rizvi
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In a market that is rapidly changing and where margins are diminishing, it is only with value-add that stakeholders in the distribution chain can expect better profits. The success of a value-added distributor depends mainly on channel empowerment through knowledge sharing and skill building. This means that a VAD must continually develop and improve all aspects of the business and thereby ensure a consistently high level of customer satisfaction. For AgilityGrid, training plays a key role in the VAD repertoire. […]

What to Expect at Computex 2017?

Chris Fernando
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We’re almost there – two days and the planet’s biggest hardcore tech extravaganza will throw its doors wide open. Held in Taipei every year, Computex is THE tech trade show to visit if you are a nerd, geek, tech enthusiast, and the likes.

A preview to GISEC 2017

Sarah Rizvi
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GISEC is one of the premier security-focused events in the region and this year’s event could not have been timed better, considering the recent mayhem created by WannaCry. Starting 21 May, the 3 day event is the only security event in the region that brings together the highest number of senior government officials and members from a variety of entities, along with 6,000+ decision makers across the key industry verticals.

Mobilizing the channel

Sarah Rizvi
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Organizations are increasingly leveraging mobility to transform their businesses. With continued mobile penetration in the Middle East region, smartphones are changing how organizations interact with customers, employees and partners.

How E-commerce is Turning Stores into a Marketing Channel

Chris Fernando
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Previously, a lot of shopping happened in physical stores and people loved taking their time to roam streets to find the right things they wanted. The official websites of these stores contained nothing more than a few pictures and write-ups. But, things have changed in the recent past. Today, ecommerce sites have become the place where maximum sales happen. We shop from the comfort of our homes. So, what is the role played by the physical stores? Experts say that […]

The snowballing effect

Sarah Rizvi
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The Middle East economy has been on the downward curve due to spending cuts, tightening liquidity, investor uncertainty, etc. and the IT sector has borne consequences like any other industry. This gave rise to defectors and the general idea has been that many IT businesses left the country with unpaid loans which has affected the IT industry adversely.

Not on top, but still ruling the desks

Sarah Rizvi
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With the advent of mobile computing, the PC market is gradually moving away from desktop computing. This trend has been consistent for past several years and recently analyst firm Gartner reported a decline in worldwide PC shipments for the seventh consecutive quarter. Despite several challenges the desktop market has a lot of potential and is far from over.

Security at its boiling point

Sarah Rizvi
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Cyber-crime is not a new phenomenon and it has gained momentum in recent years leading to more cyber-attacks on businesses, government establishments and other entities, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.