Tag Archives: Covid-19

Covid-19 recovery has derailed progress towards Net Zero by 2050

Three quarters of UK businesses support the government’s Net Zero by 2050 target. Yet, recovery from Covid-19 derailed plans and sustainability initiatives for 50%, and only one third (36%) have plans in place and are on track to make the deadline, new research has found. The survey of over 250 …

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Enhancing education channels

One year ago, Intel launched Pandemic Response Technology Initiative (PRTI), a $50 million commitment to use Intel resources to combat the effects of COVID-19 across three focus areas: healthcare, education, and economic recovery. Under this programme hundreds of initiatives and life-saving projects came to fruition, helping communities beat the virus, …

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SML RFID’s latest RFID tags for tracking pharmaceuticals

RFID specialist, SML RFID, has launched  its first DoseID certified inlay for pharmaceutical applications. The GB32U9 is equipped with the latest chip from NXP, UCODE9 and provides rapid inventory counting in dense RFID tag populations. This inlay can track general pharmaceutical packages and easily fits on a wide range of …

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Covid-19’s positive impacts on home automation market

The home automation market has developed at a rapid rate in recent years, a trend which has been partially accelerated by Covid-19 and the fact that people have been forced to spend more time in their homes due to lockdown measures. This in turn has encouraged more suppliers to enter …

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Digital transformation: the long-term revenue opportunity 

Steve Law, CTO of Giacom reflects on the last year and provides an outlook on where the opportunity to generate revenue lies through the rest of 2021. At the start of the pandemic, many people would have been mistaken for thinking that work-from-home and stay at home orders were going …

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Adapting to the new security buying environment

Florie Lhuillier, Head of Security at CCgroup highlights key findings from Research that uncovers top vendor marketing strategies to influence buyer awareness and purchasing decisions The COVID‐19 pandemic has created considerable uncertainty and caused sudden and widespread disruption in businesses security operations. Remote working in particular has been an issue. …

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Retail analysis: Post Covid: Why Winning Brands Will Focus on Trust

In a guest article Derek O’Carroll, CEO, Brightpearl shares five strategies online retailers can deploy to build trust with their customers and why it’s vital to get this right to survive the post-Covid retail landscape. Brightpearl is a digital operations platform for retailers and wholesalers with a clear mission to …

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Study: Majority of high street retailers reject plans for mandatory Covid ‘Shopping Passports’

Majority of High Street retailers reject plans for mandatory Covid ‘Shopping Passports’, according to new survey * 58% of retailers reject idea of “Covid passports” for customers visiting shops * 80% of stores think mandatory vaccination passports would drive more people to shop online than in store * 79% claim …

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Will High Street stores turn to the dark side to survive their battle with e-commerce?

A new study by the home delivery expert ParcelHero reveals the store of tomorrow might replace shoppers with robots and stock with digital screens. The reopening of non-essential stores has seen shoppers flocking back to the High Street. Footfall soared over 90% during the first week that non-essential stores reopened. However, …

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Optimising Order Management for the Evolving Retail Landscape

Rob Shaw, MD EMEA at Fluent Commerce argues that to foster memorable and profitable shopping experiences in the ‘post-Covid’ era, retailers should consider implementing certain strategies for intelligent, flexible order fulfillment In the past 12 months, the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant national lockdowns have prompted a seismic shift in the …

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