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Dealer Discussion: What security products and services do you provide and why?

This month, Tech for Techs asks its retailer, reseller and tech services members about the security products they provide to customers. MARK, COMPLETE TECH “We provide Panda for AV with mail filtering for on prem email, Ubiquiti for WiFi, Draytek for routers, Grandstream for on prem pbx or yealink for …

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Good news for high street tech sales, but etailers are still missing out

ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, looks at the recent healthy results for tech sales – but questions why some online stores are still missing out… A recent Reuters poll revealed retail experts feared a particularly dismal outlook for June sales, with a slump of 0.3% or more …

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Tackling violence on the high street

Every day, 115 employees within the UK retail sector are attacked in their place of work. I personally found this statistic from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) to be shockingly high. As someone who has never got into a situation that has led me to harass or attack someone working …

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How is Google’s repair ads ban affecting tech businesses?

As Google removes adverts related to computer repairs in a bid to stop scammers, how is this affecting legitimate businesses? Tech For Techs asks its members. MIKE WHITEHOUSE, SUNDERLAND COMPUTER REPAIRS “I have worked with Google for a long time and I’ve resigned myself to having to spend £300 a …

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How retailers are using mobile technology to become more competitive

A new global survey of 700 retail IT decision makers has revealed that nearly all of them (99%) are implementing mobile technology in store. Conducted by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by Jamf, the survey found that respondents believe that mobile technology enables them to optimise inventory planning and management (96%) …

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“UK’s homespun Amazon Tax won’t save the high street”

E-commerce home delivery specialist ParcelHero has spoken out about Chancellor Hammond’s decision to push for an international tax on web giants at the G7 Finance Ministers’ meeting, and his earlier announcement of a new independent British ‘Amazon Tax’. “In the dying days of this Cabinet, the current Chancellor is still determined …

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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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“Change creates opportunity”: Entrepreneur Gerald Ratner offers up advice to retailers at Synaxon Conference

Gerald Ratner is the entrepreneur who infamously said in 1991 that, while it was true a pair of gold earrings sold at his Ratners store cost less than a prawn sandwich from Marks and Spencer, they would probably not last as long as the sandwich. His empire subsequently collapsed, but …

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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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E-commerce platform Mercarto boasts seven-figure revenues in first year

New e-commerce platform Mercarto announces seven-figure revenues in its first year of trading. Designed to allow budding entrepreneurs to set up an “end-to-end e-commerce store in minutes with no cost or risk”, Mercarto connects sellers and suppliers through its marketplace, providing a full suite of e-commerce tools including a store …

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