With the UK’s vaccination campaign working to contain the worst effects of Covid-19, the ICT industry is itching to fill the calendar with live events, awards dinners and networking gatherings. But this does not spell the end for digital events.
Sales and marketing are traditionally two distinctive approaches to the same end – yet all too often operate in silos. Marketing is strategy and lead generation; sales is the implementation of that strategy.
The job market is recovering post-Covid with the number of employees on payroll now well exceeding pre-pandemic numbers. Conversely, acute skills shortages have pushed vacancies to record levels with the number of unfilled roles in the UK currently sitting above 1.1 million.
Whilst the pandemic has warped and moulded the world of business around us, the ICT channel has continued to transform despite two years of tumult and disruption.
As we navigate one of the most competitive moments in the history of our industry, business leaders must find ways to differentiate their offering and create brand loyalty.
The cyber-threat landscape never stays the same.
It has become urgent in our industry that we have discussions about sustainability and reversing environmental decline. According to a BCG report, the ICT industry accounts for 3 to 4 per cent of global CO2 emissions and this is growing. The telecommunication industry is also uniquely placed to help other industries become more energy efficient.
As homeworkers return to the office and furloughed employees return to work for the first time in several months, there are plenty of points of anxiety for employers to consider.
In this month’s Kaleidoscope feature we look at the subject of Diversity in the channel. As the UK looks to bounce back from the effects of Covid, we asked our panel of channel experts if they think the ICT channel is doing enough to recruit people regardless of their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability?
It is not too late for resellers to get involved with full fibre and with industry expertise, knowledgeable contacts and experience managing complex projects, a path exists for resellers to transition into carrier providers.