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5 cybersecurity tips for businesses during Amazon Prime Day

Karl Barton, Senior Director of International Channels and Alliances at SecureAuth, offers up some top tips for safeguarding businesses during online sales. In the age of digital transformation, more and more consumers are turning to ecommerce retailers for the convenience of shopping from anywhere, at any time, from different devices, …

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How retailers can tap into Edtech

With the back-to-school retail market worth some £1.45bn in the UK, Dan Todaro, Managing Director of field marketing agency Gekko, looks at how retailers can expand their sales within this sector… The UK is leading the adoption of digital technology in education with schools allocated an estimated £900 million in …

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UK businesses say the cloud is “not living up to expectations”

The benefits of the cloud are not living up to the expectations of UK businesses according to a new report from Advanced. Only 44% say the flexibility of the cloud has lived up to their expectations followed by efficiencies (31%), productivity (30%) and mobile (21%). Just 19% say it has …

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“Blame culture” is hindering growth and success of UK e-commerce projects

British retailers are wasting on average £178,000 in failed e-commerce budget according to a study by Greenlight Commerce. The study, which questioned 100 UK-based e-commerce decision-makers within the retail sector, reveals that “an internal war is waging within retail businesses as IT and marketing teams blame each other”. More than …

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Amazon’s Prime Day predicted to bring in $6.7bn, but what about its marketplace traders?

On 15th and 16th July, Amazon will once again run its annual Prime Day sales bonanza, where shoppers will be able to pick up products at incredibly low prices. This year is predicted to set a new record, says the e-commerce delivery specialist ParcelHero, believing the members’ only sale will …

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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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