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Screen Shot 2021 04 29 at 11.59.18 AMShopify spurs
entrepreneurs

How MCommerce platform
helps dealers beat Amazon


Shopify,
 
the specialist MCommerce platform for business supply dealers & entrepreneurs grew 110% in Q1'21 with 1M+ independent partners. It has reinforced marketing prowess with distribution services. Here are case studies on how it enables brand makers & resellers to compete with Amazon 

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nadella satya msoft cloudMicrosoft's master
$1Tn partner plan 

Nadella views all programs
thru' a channel/user lens


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
, who’s been absorbed in the software giant’s “partner-first” culture for nearly 30 years, spends a lot of time contemplating how solution providers are impacted by every decision the company makes. Now he's enthusing about the $1Tn opportunity for stakeholder partners...

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musgoves nectere jan16Nectere's next
webstore plan

Broadline biz supplies
beyond OP wholesalers


Nectere
, the UK&I full service, smaller dealer group, announced a partnership with EvoX/Fusion to provide a broadline business supplies webstore that extends beyond narrowline OP wholesalers. Just another example of how groups are taking charge of their destiny. Next step CDC?

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Screen Shot 2021 04 12 at 3.07.32 PMLenovo leads in
PC market share

Understated powerhouse
overtakes complacent HP


A Seeking Alpha analyst has highlighted the relentless progress of Lenovo now well established as global #1 in PC' s and making strong progress in servers and mobiles. The 3yrs turnaround plan has succeeded with more innnovations in the pipeline....

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Screen Shot 2021 03 23 at 12.15.17 PMLyreco lights the
way forward in
sustainable supply

Zooming w/past & present
CEO's Bigeard & Lienard


The secret's out! Eric Bigeard, legendary Lyreco ceo until 2010, is back in support of current ceo Greg Lienard in the drive to consolidate its leadership position in Europe & Asia business supply markets. We discussed the recent acquisition of Staples Solutions mainland Europe operations, the market and its sustainability strategy. Complete

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Screen Shot 2021 03 23 at 2.54.54 PMSynnTech ceo's
"seminal moment"

Rich Hume's 10 statements
on the megabyte mash-up


Tech Data
ceo Rich Hume says the blockbuster Synnex merger will bring benefits for decades to come to both partners and vendors based on combo's ability to invest in future technologies. The odds against this happening are huge, so let's discuss his 10 point takeaway.... 

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Screen Shot 2021 03 19 at 2.52.19 PM"Faster Insights"
by Pinterest CMO 

Separate data collection to
improve strategic decisions


Pinterest CMO Andréa Mallard
reckons that ‘Marketers are misunderstanding the value of insight’. The social media platform’s top marketer argues that insights and data should be used to inform ideas, not to provide answers. We discuss... 

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Baumann Matthias OWorldGroupBaumann's new
Office World

How the group will adapt
to WFH/hybrid working &
the fast B2C market shift


Switzerland's
Office World Holdings'
 ceo Matthias Baumann recently completed a merger with Offix to form the new €400m Office World GroupWe interviewed Baumann about progress and plans for the consolidated group of retailers, wholesale suppliers & MPS providers. Complete

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Screen Shot 2021 02 22 at 7.01.59 PMOpportunities for
IDC in WFH print?

HP Pres Tuan Tran explains
SaaS & improved security


"The strong demand for WFH printing presents dealers with major opportunities for new sources of growth, as the hybrid workforce settles in as the new reality" believes HP’s printing business president Tuan Tran told CRN. We challenge his case....

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Officeless spaced outReimagining
the Future Office

Views of Innovative, ESND
Guernsey & W/Hse Direct


Following the views of furnituremakers Herman Miller's Andi Owen and Workrite Ergonomics' Charlie Lawrence, PP gets the thoughts from business supply distribution leaders at Essendant, Innovative, Guernsey & Warehouse Direct. We summarise and comment and next week get more views from specialist furnituremakers & dealers. 

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