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  • Geographic and sector growth in the Middle East will be driven by efficient technologies
    2020-12-28

    Despite the current turmoil in the global economy, looking ahead to next 18 months there is reason for optimism in several sectors. In hospitality, for example, the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) believes its target of attracting 100 million annual visitors by 2030 remains realistic, boosted by diversification and reform at new beach resorts.

  • VIDEO TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2021
    2020-12-23

    There are some key video tech trends to look to, as well. These technologies and their applications can translate into more profitability for systems integrators looking to grow their businesses in the New Year.

  • How smarter technology will help the Middle East manage the challenges of diversification
    2020-11-18

    With Intersec postponed, Expo 2020 delayed until October 2021, and Middle East economies facing huge disruption, some security professionals are feeling pessimistic. But you don’t have to look far to see some promising oases of growth, writes Kwon, general manager for IDIS MEA.

  • A HOLIDAY BOOST FOR RETAILERS – AND GOOD REASONS TO INVEST IN TECH
    2020-11-11

    As the holiday season approaches, the U.S. is still in the grip of the 2020 pandemic. Many families have lost loved-ones, and there is no escaping the fact that the death toll will escalate into the winter. But now, with news that Pfizer and BioNTech’s 90%-effective vaccine could start being rolled-out within weeks, spirits and stock markets have soared.

  • AN UP CLOSE LOOK AT LOGISTICS
    2020-10-27

    The logistics sector has always been a vital one in keeping the global economy humming, but the COVID-19 pandemic has shone an even brighter light on the pivotal part logistics plays in ensuring the sustainability of the supply chain.

  • Preventing aggression against front line staff
    2020-10-15

    Customer-facing staff need safeguarding from verbal and physical abuse – last year in the UK a survey of shop workers by the union USDAW found that shopfloor staff were abused, threatened or assaulted on average once a fortnight.

  • Security and safety solutions to help the reeling retail sector fight back and prosper
    2020-09-25

    The UK high street has never been under such extreme pressure and now, more than ever, video surveillance technology can deliver much-needed help. In this article we look at what help we can give.

  • How Savvy Systems Integrators Can Educate the Educators
    2020-09-21

    COVID-19 has unleashed an exorbitant amount of challenges we barely could even have imagined as we rang in 2020. Preventing the spread of the virus is priority 1 – and doing so means implementing new and often unfamiliar procedures to contain the spread and get ahead of the curve.

  • Increasing demand for smart home and business automation solutions means better video security too
    2020-08-18

    Home and business automation solutions – ‘smart homes’ – are an important growth sector, a fact underlined by Google’s recent investment in ADT.

  • While COVID-19 is the economic enemy, could cannabis offer up a remedy
    2020-07-16

  • Don’t be mystified by the data economy – why systems integrators are lining-up for projects in this fast growth market
    2020-07-14

    Much like investors, systems integrators across Europe are looking to diversify their customer portfolios. The rapidly growing world of ‘the data economy’, and data centres, can sometimes feel mystifying – yet for security providers, moving into this sector offers some great opportunities.

  • Locked down, but not slowing down - new ways to succeed during the pandemic
    2020-06-12

    How are systems integrators dealing with the many challenges of lockdown – and what lies ahead for them? We asked Nicky Stokes, Managing Director of ISD Tech, to share his thoughts…

  • Why the most optimistic and forward-thinking businesses won’t just survive – they’ll prosper
    2020-06-12

  • Tech that counts: the new occupancy monitoring solutions that will see retailers through this crisis
    2020-05-15

    How can retailers adapt their store operations – and how can they use innovative and low-cost technical fixes help them move forward? 

  • IS COVID-19 ALSO SPREADING AI ADOPTION?
    2020-05-11

    Video analytics (VA) have evolved in sophistication significantly in recent years. They provide end users with a greater understanding of the activities on their premises and are fast becoming standard in video surveillance devices and solutions.