A new Centrify survey (page 18) reveals senior managers are fiding it harder to understand the next-generation workforce, which is making it diffiult to assess and guide attitudes to security and privacy at the offie.
By 2025 it is estimated that millennials will make up as much as 75 per cent of the workforce. There is no getting away from the fact that this generation will be critical for filing the employment gap, and that businesses looking to secure the best talent need to bridge the age gap – to understand who millennials are and what motivates them. M-Files’ Tim Waterton alludes to this on page 26, he says that at a senior level the one topic that is playing out is the impact of the generation change and the advent of digital natives in the workplace.
With the traditional print industry predicted to decline, Sharp’s Jason Cort says both OEMs and channel fims need to undergo enormous changes in order to become digitally focused and succeed in this disruptive landscape. Sharp has acquired Toshiba’s computer business, a move it says will strengthen its capabilities in the growing areas of AI and IoT (page 31) and on page 22, Cort explains more about how the company is developing new areas of innovation whilst also protecting its core business.
This month’s Q&A is with Janet Bowden, Founder and Director, Woodbank Offie Solutions and PITR spent 60 seconds with James Pittick, Director of B2B Indirect Sales, Canon UK.
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