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Unexpected items in the bagging area: The truth about biodegradable bags

On 5th October 2015, the UK government put in place a law that requires large shops in England to charge 5p for all single-use plastic carrier bags. Supermarkets, high street stores and out-of-town retailers with 250 or more employees had to abide by this rule, and smaller businesses were encouraged …

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AI’s place in retail

Artificial intelligence has been slowly but steadily seeping into our everyday lives, from the smart home products that learn our habits to try and make our days easier to manage, to more complex use cases within areas such as cybersecurity, the financial sector and the automobile industry. But what about …

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UK tech sector sees weakest performance since 2012

The UK tech sector  has seen its weakest performance since Q2 2012, according to KPMG’s quarterly survey. Measuring the strength of business activity across UK technology sector companies, KPMG found that the sector’s performance  was “in limbo”, with staff hiring declining and new business activity flat-lining. UK tech companies reported …

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Dealer Discussion: How has piracy affected your business?

This month, Tech For Techs’ members discuss their thoughts on pirated software and how it has affected their businesses. RICH FORTH, PHASE 4 COMPUTERS “Piracy is definitely an issue for us. On a daily basis we see customers questioning our prices for software, for instance Windows 10 Home, we sell …

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The channel’s 2020 vision: From edge computing and malicious tech to closing the skills gap

As we enter 2020, PCR speaks to experts from various parts of the tech and IT channel to find out some of the biggest trends expected to hit the industry, the businesses that work within it, and the end users. IOT, 5G AND EDGE COMPUTING “To date, much of the …

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How the refurb renaissance can benefit retailers

Within an industry such as this one, there has always been a strong focus on new and emerging technology. Whether the end user is a consumer or a business, most people have some sort of idea of what they want, and these ideas usually come from new industry announcements, consumer …

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2020 will be a smarter year for retail

Gekko Field Marketing’s MD Daniel Todaro looks at how smart tech is set to make a big impact across the retail channel this year. We know that smart home technology has revolutionised the way we live at home and according to PWC’s recent white paper, Connected Home 2.0, £10.8bn will …

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Could 2020 see the death of the password?

With millions of workers returning to work after Christmas and New Year, each one will have to remember an average of 27 passwords. Many of these will have been forgotten over the break, causing employees to not be instantly productive as they waste time calling IT helpdesks to help them …

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Diversity in tech: Creating a winning workforce

Over the years, the industry we work in has often been criticised for its lack of diversity. Traditionally, tech and IT was seen as a boys’ club. But we have seen a shift over the past decade, where more women are taking up managerial and exec roles, companies are understanding …

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XR market expected to grow to over $30bn by 2030

A new IDTechEx report on AR, VR and MR products has found that the market will be worth over $30 billion by 2030. The report by technology analyst Dr. Charlotte Coles discusses the technology, market, and players of the past, present and future. XR, or extended reality, products are at …

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