Future-proofing your physical access control system

A number of factors are increasing demand for improved access control; new technology capabilities, escalating security threats, and the trend to converged access control solutions that combine multiple applications either on smartcards or a new generation of Near Field Communications (NFC) – enabled mobile phones.

Whither are we bound?

It’s no exaggeration to say credit is the life blood of channel business. Distributors provide credit to partners who don’t have the wherewithal to roll out IT projects, and many resellers choose their disties based on their ability to extend credit and financing.

The third dimension

We’ve all read about how 3D printing is set to change the manufacturing scene, but the technology has so far been too expensive or complex to make any real impact.

How to make real-world use of Big Data

What is so new about Big Data, the tech buzzword that is attracting so much attention these days?  Ahmed Auda, Business Unit Executive, IBM Middle East Software Group, demystifies this latest technology trend

Think Big

Big Data has morphed from silent, misunderstood elephant in the room into a huge opportunity for ambitious VARs, says Condo …

A little help, please?

Having done a shed-load of research for the training and certification feature in this month’s issue, I’ve been left wondering one thing: Why aren’t vendors providing more free training courses to the channel?

Channelling big data

Zaeem Ahmed, Channel Manager, TechAccess offers his thoughts on how companies can tool up for and leverage big data, as …


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