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      • 91 per cent of consumers can recognise a brand from colour alone

        91 per cent of consumers can recognise a brand from colour alone

        Friday 15th Dec 2017
        Colour has the ability to communicate a feeling immediately. Whether that feeling is passion for red, serenity for green, or festivity when combining the two; it is not difficult to see why it is so important to choose the right colours when it comes...Read More...
        Inadequate delivery options threaten retailer Christmas sales

        Inadequate delivery options threaten retailer Christmas sales

        Wednesday 13th Dec 2017
        The UK’s top retailers may be jeopardising 30 per cent of their Christmas sales due to limited delivery options, according to a new study. The research, carried out by ecommerce and digital agency Visualsoft, found that 17 per c...Read More...
        Unibail-Rodamco to buy Westfield

        Unibail-Rodamco to buy Westfield

        Tuesday 12th Dec 2017
        An agreement has been set out by European commercial property company, Unibail-Rodamco, to add 35 shopping centres to its portfolio, gaining from Westfield’s extensive number of locations, including Westfield Stratford City and Westfield London...Read More...
        Is it getting harder to spot a fake email?

        Is it getting harder to spot a fake email?

        Monday 11th Dec 2017
        Daren Oliver, cyber security expert and Managing Director of Fitzrovia IT, explores whether fraudulent emails are getting more difficult to identify and if email communication should be limited for those working in security-sensitive sectors. Email ...Read More...
        Toys R Us UK stores rejuvenation is the key to future growth

        Toys R Us UK stores rejuvenation is the key to future growth

        Tuesday 5th Dec 2017
        While Toys R Us hopes that shutting 26 stores, as part of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), can stop it falling into administration, the only way it can save itself is by rejuvenating the rest of its tired portfolio, according to data and a...Read More...
        News in Tweets Fri 1st December

        News in Tweets Fri 1st December

        Friday 1st Dec 2017
        Missed the latest news on Twitter @oenmagazine? Here’s our top picks Mon 27th Nov Officeworks‏ @officeworksuk  Will we be seeing more unconventional workspaces in 2018? http://bit.ly/2AFF5tH  OEN Magazine‏ ...Read More...
        47% of second hand data storage devices found to contain sensitive information

        47% of second hand data storage devices found to contain sensitive information

        Wednesday 29th Nov 2017
        Kroll Ontrack recently carried out a global security study that indicated we are putting our personal information at risk far too easily. The data recovery company analysed used drives to see if any traces of data remained after the previous owners s...Read More...
        Consumers ahead of high street stores on technology curve

        Consumers ahead of high street stores on technology curve

        Tuesday 28th Nov 2017
        The growing public familiarity with advanced technology is pushing change on to high street retailers whether they like it or not, according to James Pepper, Technical Services Director, Vista Retail Support. As much as we may tire of hearing about ...Read More...
        60% of Brits want work emails banned whilst on holiday

        60% of Brits want work emails banned whilst on holiday

        Tuesday 28th Nov 2017
        Britain’s workforce seems to be drowning under digital overload according to a new study by villa holidays firm, www.OliversTravels.com. It shows the vast majority of the UK’s workforce has a work life balance that is in essence, broken. ...Read More...
        Employees fail to identify themselves as carers

        Employees fail to identify themselves as carers

        Friday 24th Nov 2017
        The working population underestimates the number of co-workers who care for loved ones, leading to a shortfall in support, according to new research by Carers UK released for Carers Rights Day, today (24th November). The research shows that 3 in 5 (...Read More...
        Future online purchases could be just a wink away

        Future online purchases could be just a wink away

        Friday 24th Nov 2017
        As speed and security become increasingly important for online shoppers, retail technology experts claim passwords are on the way out and that paying with a wink is closer to reality than we think. High-profile cyber-attacks have put security in the...Read More...
        Sage speaks out about the Autumn budget

        Sage speaks out about the Autumn budget

        Wednesday 22nd Nov 2017
        Alan Laing, Managing Director, United Kingdom and Ireland at Sage has given his response from Sage, following today’s Autumn budget from Chancellor, Philip Hammond. Digital Skills “We welcome the government’s additional funding an...Read More...
        SMBs and big businesses reveal top IT issues

        SMBs and big businesses reveal top IT issues

        Wednesday 22nd Nov 2017
        New research, carried out by Altodigital, has revealed that just two thirds (66%) of SMB IT executives admit that that they have significant IT challenges within their business, while the majority (97%) of those IT bosses working in larger organisati...Read More...
        Smartphone voted as most life-changing tech of the past 25 years

        Smartphone voted as most life-changing tech of the past 25 years

        Tuesday 21st Nov 2017
        The launch of the smartphone and wider ‘connectivity’ are seen as the most significant technology breakthroughs during the past 25 years, a survey from telecommunications company, TSI, has revealed. Participants were asked to share their...Read More...
        Over half of UK’s retailers risk revenue losses due to slow website speeds

        Over half of UK’s retailers risk revenue losses due to slow website speeds

        Monday 20th Nov 2017
        A study of the UK’s leading e-retailers has revealed that poor page speeds are putting their Black Friday and Christmas sales at risk. The research, carried out by ecommerce and digital agency Visualsoft, found that 54 per cent of leading...Read More...
        First time Christmas customers 19% less likely to return

        First time Christmas customers 19% less likely to return

        Monday 20th Nov 2017
        Christmas ad spending is set to hit a record high this year, with the Advertising Association reporting a 40 per cent rise over the past seven years. However, customers who make their first purchase with a brand during the Christmas season are 19 per...Read More...
        2017 office design trends that are here to stay

        2017 office design trends that are here to stay

        Friday 17th Nov 2017
        This past year has seen the continuation of three strong trends dominating office interior design and they will likely continue to shape much of 2018 too. While some design trends come and go, these are likely to have more longevity because they refl...Read More...
        Budget: Cutting VAT could plough billions into UK businesses

        Budget: Cutting VAT could plough billions into UK businesses

        Friday 17th Nov 2017
        Research from commercial insurer, NFU Mutual, has found that over half of consumers would be likely to spend the extra savings, gained as a result of a VAT cut, if it is announced in the Chancellor’s Budget. A cut in VAT by 5 per cent could pr...Read More...
        Better tech is key to building brand loyalty

        Better tech is key to building brand loyalty

        Friday 17th Nov 2017
        Businesses and brands that make the best use of new technology are more likely to build a loyal customer base, according to new research. Augmented reality (AR) is now leading the way as the technology people most want to engage with, as 50 per cent...Read More...
        81% of consumers prefer physical stores to online only

        81% of consumers prefer physical stores to online only

        Wednesday 15th Nov 2017
        81 per cent of UK consumers see the physical store as vital to the shopping experience and 70 per cent say they enjoy the full experience of going into stores to browse, see what’s new and buy what they like. This is according to new research f...Read More...
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