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Screen Shot 2020 04 02 at 2.12.10 PM#BeyondCovid:
How tech shapes
the future of work

A WFH/remote first culture
will transform industries


“We’re all in this together. For the past 6 months, this has been the message around the world. Governments say it in the press; Businesses advertise it; People say it on social media. But unfortunately, “We’re all in this together” is only the beginning of a long road ahead. A sense of normalcy may not happen until late 2021 writes SAP's Siddharth Taparia. We discuss.... Updated

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tatham alex westcoast 17Tech's top WFH
market sellers

As PPE demand peaks
personal productivity
tools power upwards


WFH execs, employees & students weren’t spending as much on mice or keyboards during Covid, but USB cameras and PC headsets became the hot items, according to the NPD Group. We discuss latest market reports and trends with Europe's leading IT wholesaler Westcoast MD Alex Tatham 

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Screen Shot 2020 09 27 at 4.20.45 PMCollaboration lifts
w/remote reaches

Productivity boosted by
random zoom discussion


There’s not a lot of feelgood factors on WFH/remote teams. No co-workers chat in hallways or breakrooms; can’t say good morning as you pass someone’s desk. But, reaching out to someone you don't know is difficult. Zapier shows how....

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walmart pickup tower 1Walmart's wishful
transformation?

Beyond TikTok, can old
click & collect model rival
Amazon's delivery speed?

 
Walmart’s planned investment in TikTok is being called “transformative.” Another analyst predicted the deal could “redefine retail”. But how? It's years behind Amazon in broadline supply, speed of delivery, webstore design and user collaboration inc. home entertainment. We discuss NYTimes Michael Corkery's article...

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Screen Shot 2020 09 23 at 2.17.20 PMRethinking the
return to work

CEO's consider hybrid WFH
-corporate office balance


With a second Covid wave and lockdown threatening: 'Do we as employers now have a different responsibility?' asks TechData' UK CEO David Watts. We discuss including other leading business supply market CEO's views on the dilemma

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brand identity hidden cropped thumb medium300 300Can Private Label
bt brand pretense? 

Daymon lists 5 Keys to
success in new normal


Private brand consultant Daymon has issued a White Paper explaining how consumer behaviour has shifted during Covid. It advises ways private label resellers can address these fundamental changes moving forward. What are these fundamental changes? It appears the consultant's paper borders on self serving propaganda?

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'Screen Shot 2020 05 24 at 1.57.24 PMOffice is where
you are' shift rolls

Richer remote workers run
to resorts to escape cities 


With many companies from the tech-heavy SF Bay Area embracing remote work, the towns surrounding Lake Tahoe's sprawling freshwater lake are becoming a refuge for Silicon Valley’s elite. The migration has transformed the region to a crowdwd tourist resort. A similar wave is occurring in NY, New England and leading European cities

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Screen Shot 2020 09 17 at 11.49.01 AMThe 8 traits of

resilient dealers

Pivoting from survival to
long term sustainability


Learning about the stellar results from implementing best practices often sparks inspiration for distributors. Practices that get a lot of attention include CRM, mobile webstore design, digital marketing, same-day delivery, strategic pricing, inventory and supplier management; plus many more to optimise profitability. We discuss MDM's strategic advice  

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OPocalypse now Mar17OPocalypse Now!

Pivot to WFH-B2U
delivery schedule

Plan: Provide Personalised,
Productivity Services, today


Feeling 'OPeless? As the pandemic continues to ravage the world, its tough to look #BeyondCovid. We continue to urge makers & distributors to refresh and plan beyond the OPocalypse. Without question hygiene, safety supplies, packaging, ergonomics, foodservice & sustainability will be the new demand drivers. We explore opportunities and update reports published in March & April

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MPS thornThe Melting Print
Services market

Covid's business disruption
adds perfect storm debris


Recent research reports from Keypoint & 360 agree that the Managed Print Services (MPS) market will grow at an average of 8%+pa through 2024. Amazing stuff given that most of the market leaders reported -30% declines during Covid hit 2020, following double digit declines in 2019. We summarise the details, analyse and comment on the content 

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