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  • Screen Shot 2020 01 24 at 1.31.42 PMA BETTer EdTech
    Class for 2020's

    'Future is Now' shows top
    learning tools from leaders


    BETT 2020
    the 36th annual international Education Technology Show in London attracted 30,000+ visitors this week. We report and highlight the latest developments and best in class learning tools and services over the weekend

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  • Screen Shot 2019 04 02 at 10.52.42 AMDepot outsources
    same day delivery

    Late, late follower playing
    catch up w/market leaders


    Beleaguered bigbox & nonsensically named Office Depot OfficeMax has announced a same day delivery partnership with Shipt. Depot seems obsessed with PR to deflect from its poor customer service. This latest outsourced move is too little, too late & at least 6yrs+ behind leaders Amazon & WBMason 

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  • Williams John Domtar DumpsterDomtar down
    deeper'n'down

    Protectionist CEO cuts
    capacity & profit forecast


    Leading US papermaker Domtar Corporation today issued a profit warning for Q4'19. CEO John Williams has been active protectionist with ITC to limit and penalize importers. Is it too late to drive an urgent reinvention programme?

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  • MEGATRENDS 2020sq2020 Business
    Supply Market
    MEGATRENDS

    Put Productivity Services
    Top of your 2020's agenda


    Apple, Microsoft, Amazon & Uber have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Stop, look, listen & connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? Report inc. 2019 US/UK Market Review

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  • tech resellers 18Top Tech VAR
    Resellers 2019

    Progressive, productivity
    driven dealers dominate


    CRN
    has published its annual review of top tech resellers aka managed service providers. In addition, invaluable research on end user needs and attitudes towards suppliers. We highlight the business supply leaders and discuss why productivity driven dealers are back in vogue

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tech resellers 18Top Tech VAR
Resellers 2019

Progressive, productivity
driven dealers dominate


CRN
has published its annual review of top tech resellers aka managed service providers. In addition, invaluable research on end user needs and attitudes towards suppliers. We highlight the business supply leaders and discuss why productivity driven dealers are back in vogue

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rometty ginni ibm cloudIBM's strategic
moves improve?

8yr decline decelerates.
Red Hat boosts Cloud


International Business Machines (IBM)
continued its 8 years revenue slide in Q4'19 with the Red Hat acquisition the only redeeming success. Can CEO Ginni Rometty survive the continuing downward pressure after years of trying to transform the old tech giant into a serious cloud services competitor ?

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Icahn chainsaw carlXerox Chainsaw's
plan to hijack HP

Tech dinosaur determines
new director candidates


Xerox
is nominating its own slate of candidates to the HP Inc. board as part of its hostile bid to take over the company, Lead shareholder 'Chainsaw' Carl Icahn's surrogate CEO John Visentin confirmed the nominations

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groth magnus essity logoEssity healthy 

growth eases

Price rises boost hygiene
group amid new cost cuts


Essity,
the hygiene & health group, maintained good but slowing growth in Q4'19. Recently, CEO Magnus Groth announced an operational management structure that may hamper innovation involving customer collaboration?

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WHSmith slideWHSmith slips'n
slides in reverse

Messy customer service
survives on cost cutting


High Street & travel retail stationer WHSmith, continued its cost cutting agenda as its reputation for shoddy customer service deteriorates further. In denial, its complacent CEO Stephen Clarke commented on the 10 year continued decline as "good progress"

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green your workplaceHow to create
a sustainable

business culture 

Specialists in the Circular
Economy give guidance


The 'Climate Crisis' was a mainstream topic last year and as we entered 2020 with Australia facing the worst forest fires on record, it's likely to dominate the headlines this year. What are you doing to help? Here's  avaluable guide to contribute to the Circular Economy.

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StatiScreen Shot 2020 01 22 at 2.41.41 PMonery retail
chains choking 

Paperchase now Papyrus
liquidated in ruinous run


Stationery chain Papyrus is closing all of its US retail locations nationwide, citing "current challenges of the retail industry." Liquidation sales are already underway at several stores. This follows the demise of PaperChase and declining trends at WHSmith & Rymans

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darrell brack logi black shirtLogitech zooms
in video comms

Mobile, Collab & Gaming
grow strong in US/EMEA


Logitech International,
the $3Bn personal tech accessories maker reported steady growth in sales and profits in Q3'20. CEO Bracken Darrell was bullish about mobile & video collaboration prospects in 2020

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Screen Shot 2020 01 20 at 1.02.01 PMAMZN: new Palm
payment system  

Hand scanning to ease
check out experience


ECommerce giant Amazon wants to turn your hand into a credit card. PP Sources confirm founder Jeff Bezos is working on a technology that allows people to pay at the checkouts by showing the palm of their hand, without having to remove credit cards or mobile phones from their pockets.

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martin geoff CCLAvery expands
identity business

CCL continues to invest in
direct to consumer model


Leading label & badge maker CCL industries/Avery has confirmed the acquisition of 2 UK specialist direct-to-user digital printing and software powered businesses in the badging and personal identity market 

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