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GDPR- reseller opportunities in the UK Software Channel
Thu 25 May 2017, 08:30 – 16:30 BST
Sigma holds urgent channel summit to raise awareness of GDPR sales opportunities as the deadline for compliance looms.
Manchester Art Gallery, 25th May 2017 08:30-16:30
The countdown clock to GDPR coming into full force is now minutes to midnight, but the UK Software Channel looks is still missing the tremendous sales opportunities in front of us.
Recognising the size of this challenge and the opportunity it represents to the channel, Sigma Software Distribution has partnered with Assuredata, a certified GDPR Practitioner to create a reseller event at the Manchester Art Gallery on the 25th May 2017 to mark the 12 month countdown to the legislation coming into full force on 25th May 2018.
Ollie Christophers, Head of Communications for Sigma Software Distribution said: “The need for security and compliance tools in the channel has never been greater. This new piece of legislation puts data security front and centre in channel sales for years to come. If any of our reseller partners are unsure of the opportunities available to them, they need to come to this event and see for themselves.”
GDPR will, at the very least create significant opportunities for resellers offering solutions in any of these areas:
- Email Security
- Access Management
- Privileged Account Management
- Secure Mobile Access
- Multifactor Authentication
- Next Generation Firewall
- Access Governance
To fly the flag for our reseller partners, multiple vendors are coming together with Sigma in Manchester this GDPR Channel summit, to show resellers how to offer their customers solutions to the compliance issues thrown up by the implementation of this key piece of legislation. The GDPR Channel Summit features these major software vendors with products that directly mitigate GDPR compliance issues:
The requirement for commercial enterprises, SMBs, public sector and Government bodies alike to get a grip on their accountability for the way they store and use data is now at a critical level. After May 2018 they can be fined up to 4% of their annual global turnover (or 20 million euros, whichever is greater) for non-compliance, not to mention the brand reputation impact and civil action from those effected by a data breach. The true costs to a business of ignoring this can be catastrophic.