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Desktop monitor sales grow thanks to popularity of larger screens

Desktop monitor sales in West Europe (WE) continued to grow in early Q2 2019 with 12% year-on-year growth after an already strong first quarter, reports CONTEXT. Larger monitors, with screens above 30-inch, made a significant contribution, according to the technology market intelligence company’s data. In the first two months of …

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The future of retail: How fingerprint biometrics can optimise the retail experience

David Orme, Senior Vice President at IDEX Biometrics, explores how fingerprint biometric smart cards are the answer to securing loyalty accounts and optimising the retail experience in a challenging environment. The need for fingerprint biometrics in retail has never been more acute. While traditional high street sales continue to decline, …

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DNS attacks are costing organisations over $1m on average

The average DNS attack cost has risen 49% to $1,070,000, reveals EfficientIP’s 2019 Global DNS Threat Report, sponsored research conducted by market intelligence firm IDC. Over the past year, organisations faced on average more than nine DNS attacks, an increase of 34%. Costs too went up 49%, meaning one in …

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Passwords negatively impact company security and employee mental health

Okta’s new Passwordless Future Report demonstrates how passwords negatively impact the security of organisations as well as the mental health of employees. The research, which surveyed 4,000+ workers across the UK, France and the Netherlands, found that 70% workers believing biometrics would benefit the workplace. It also revealed that the …

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Soaring logistics company failures “an early warning of a possible recession” says ParcelHero

ParcelHero has warned that the failure of a significant number of major logistics and delivery companies over the past year is an early warning of a possible Brexit-fuelled recession. Calling the logistics industry a “bellwether for the economy”, ParcelHero says that the abnormally high number of leading supply chain companies …

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UK shoppers trust retailers with more than 30 positive online reviews

Almost a third of British shoppers have left a negative review online, with nearly seven in 10 having done so in the last year, according to a new report from Brightpearl. The survey, which spoke to 2,000 Brits, found that 76% of those surveyed will also share a negative retail …

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Rising to the e-commerce challenge

Listen to any podcast or scroll through a popular social media site and it won’t be long until you see or hear an advert from the likes of Squarespace, Shopify or WooCommerce (amongst many others) outlining just how easy it is to set up an online shop and get selling …

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Over half of UK SMEs don’t use the cloud

New research has revealed that 58% of UK SMEs are not using cloud-based computing. Conducted by Close Brothers, the research shows that in total, a third of small and medium sized businesses (33%) say that they do not use the cloud at all and 25% say that they are not …

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UK firms should be “careful what they wish for” when it comes to a Brexit resolution, warns ParcelHero

Despite UK businesses crying out for a resolution to the Brexit limbo, ParcelHero has warned that they should be careful what they wish for, as its recent study reveals most companies go bust immediately after, rather than during, a downturn. Whether it’s a hard, soft or no-deal Brexit, most businesses …

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Read PCR’s Wearables Special online now!

PCR’s June 2019 issue has hit desks. Within this mag you’ll find our annual 30 Under 30 list as well as an array of content on the wearable technology sector. In this issue: – 30 Under 30: We round up the 30 rising stars under the age of 30 who …

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