Analysis

E-commerce explosion opens cyber attack floodgates

According to the Global Information Security Survey by Ernst and Young, customer information is the most valuable type of data for most attackers. The threat to cybersecurity and privacy is increasing: about 6 in 10 organisations (59%) have faced a significant incident in the past 12 months, and 48% of …

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The virtual shopping assistant

Engaging with the audience or knowing your customer is a top priority for any sales environment and both in-store and online shopping experiences are no exception. Just as advertising is designed to subliminally appeal to the target market, shoppers should feel that they are being guided through the shopping experience …

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PCR March issue how to get involved: Esports special

The March 21 issue of PCR, which hits desks at the beginning of March, will focus on the evolving Esports industry. We will be covering: Current state: esports market The importance of gaming security Here’s how to get involved:  We are looking for opinions, Q&A’s and analysis around the sector …

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Why Covid could save the local high street

Mark Hook, Global PR Director, Brightpearl considers the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the retail industry.  The pandemic has placed a huge strain on British retailers.  There’s no doubt it is creating dramatic changes in how and where we shop, and its likely we’ll new trends over the next year …

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Luxury goods market hit by pandemic as shoppers refrain from frivolous spending

Just 6% of British shoppers are planning to buy business suits in 2021, according to a new Brightpearl survey on how Covid will impact on spending. The survey points to a crisis in the luxury sector with a major switch away from ‘frivolous’ spending. Just 8% of shoppers had made …

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PCR Dec/Jan 21 Retail analysis: 2020’s COVID crisis transitions into 2021’s recovery phase

Nobody could have predicted what 2020 held in store. A year depicted by yesteryear’s sci-fi novels as the epitome of the future, but having now reached that year and come out the other side into 2021, it’s time for the channel to reflect on the lessons learned and grow stronger …

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Agilitas how-to-report final instalment: COVID-19 and customer-centricity 

‘CONNECT to Transform’ is a newly launched guide from Agilitas, the third and final entry in the company’s latest series of ‘How-to’ reports. The guide is based on the results of research commissioned by Agilitas and carried out in partnership with leading research firm Opinion Matters. The survey asked 250 …

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71% of businesses do not have a plan to deal with potential cyber-attacks

The Office of National Statistics recently cited a 12% increase in fraud and computer misuse. Cyber-attacks can be particularly damaging to small and medium-sized enterprises. But despite this news, a recent Kaspersky report shows there has been a lack of investment in IT security. Why has the amount of money into cybersecurity …

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Survey: 47% of IT Professionals Said Quality of User Experience Has Not Suffered Due to Remote Work

Ivanti has announced findings of a new study which shows that nearly half (45%) of IT professionals reported doing a run-through of supporting remote workers prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 41% of other non-IT departments also reported doing a remote work run-through. For many organisations, this preparation has paid off. 61% …

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Pandemic-sparked IT purchases force 47 percent of global enterprises to focus on E-Waste

New research by Blancco Technology Group explores enterprise perspectives on e-waste and highlights both the e-waste and sustainability challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. Blancco’s study, The Rising Tide of E-waste, produced in partnership with Coleman Parkes, reveals that nearly half (47 percent) of large global enterprises created …

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