PCR FEBRUARY ISSUE OUT NOW! Independent Retailer Special Focus

In the latest February issue of PCR we have a special focus on Independent Retailers.

It goes without saying that the retail market has gone into a complete spin these past few years following the pandemic, with many major high-street brands falling victim to the effects of the lockdowns. Included in this are the independent retailers that have had to battle to keep their heads above water. Though for the channel, evolving growth markets such as esports and gaming have driven demand for games and gaming consoles and peripherals. In our big interview we speak with Toby Roberts, co-owner of independent UK PC retailer Wired2Fire about his view on the current state of PC gaming and demand for PC components.

In our independent retailer focus, Chillblast’s Director, Ben Miles speaks about the company’s recent Tactus Group acquisition, its involvement with F1 and how the explosive growth of the PC gaming market is driving product demand.

Don’t miss our exclusive interview with e92plus’ Neil Langridge, and Bitdefender’s Wim Cops about its 20 years in the making as a cyber-security solutions provider, current black spots within the cyber security market and measures to address these critical issues.

In our sustainability spotlight, QBS’ Dave Stevinson speaks about achieving carbon neutral.

Peter Ruffley, CEO at Zizo, discusses the challenges that local authorities face with retrofitting buildings and cities with smart environmental technology, and how edge computing could be a low-cost and low-carbon solution.

In our education spotlight, Laurent Briant from ServiceNow discuses, how to tackle tech talent troubles.

Zoom’s Phil Perry talks about taking the remote/hybrid workforce experience to the next level and the company’s current and future plans to transcend this space.

In our Life in the Channel Q&A, we caught up with Forcepoint’s Lauren Marsden, about her personal experiences as a female in a leadership role within the channel and why more ladies should consider a career in IT.

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