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Richard Gilliard

Renovotec is the UK’s largest independent rugged hardware and maintenance, software and services company. Managing Director Richard Gilliard has helped lead the organisation for over 25 years, supporting customers across many sectors including warehousing and distribution, transport and logistics, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, seaports and field mobility. Richard's drive is to enable firms through…

Adjusting to ‘pre-new normal’

Everyone's talking about the 'new normal' and it's hard to see what exactly this will look like in the warehouse but, for now, technology is helping adjust to new requirements like social distancing.

Never before have we needed to be so dynamic

To respond to the colossal demand that Covid-19 has placed on our industry we need to be agile and dynamic, which is where technology can help

It pays to be genuine

Counterfeit printer cartridges and other fake products are a real issue for the consumer imaging trade but the industrial sector is not immune. Non proprietary supplies can affect performance and the life of the printer so it pays to favour OEM supplies.

Prepare for even denser cloud coverage

Annual IT spend on cloud infrastructure has risen from virtually zero to $100 billion in a decade. Cloud networking now looks to be one of the next big areas for growth.

What goes round comes round

Circular supply chains is where we're all headed but staff shortages are an issue in terms of fulfilling current and future demand. Technology is arguably the differentiator that will make careers in warehousing and the like more attractive.

Why choosing tablets should be a ‘tough’ call

Buying consumer tablets for harsh working environments could prove a false economy in the long run; TCO should be better considered in procurement decisions.

Life begins at 40

The barcode celebrated its 40th anniversary this month, its impact has been immense and is likely to remain so in the future in some guise or another

Upskilling non-IT staff

Technology skills shortage is the highest since 2008, can 'citizen developers' lighten the load of IT departments?

Talking up confidence; can voice technology help turn fortunes for logistics?

Confidence among logistics providers is at an all-time low. Few are planning on increasing headcount so maybe voice-directed technology can be the confidence boost they need.

Fleet management priorities have gotten smaller

A failed mobile device can lose an organisation 100 minutes in productivity per incident. Both EMM and MDM need to be fully exploited to help minimise this downtime.

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