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      • Need for multi-layered approach to customer experience identified

        Need for multi-layered approach to customer experience identified

        Tuesday 19th Jun 2018
        Despite consumers demanding an ever-more personal service, a new report from marketing platform, iAdvize, in partnership with InternetRetailing, has revealed that just half (50%) of retailers believe that they offer the same level of c...Read More...
        72 per cent of the UK fear theft of personal data from company hacks

        72 per cent of the UK fear theft of personal data from company hacks

        Monday 18th Jun 2018
        Almost three quarters of the nation fear their personal details will be stolen every time they hand over bank details and email addresses to companies, it has emerged.   The general distrust of organisations and web-based stores emerged in a stu...Read More...
        81% of millennials would relocate up to 4,000 miles for work

        81% of millennials would relocate up to 4,000 miles for work

        Wednesday 13th Jun 2018
        Feeling homesick? That doesn’t seem to be a problem for millennials, as new research from mobile current account, Monese, has found that 81 per cent of the generation would relocate up to 4,000 miles in the pursuit of work. ...Read More...
        Multi-price retailing not enough to save Poundworld, says GlobalData

        Multi-price retailing not enough to save Poundworld, says GlobalData

        Monday 11th Jun 2018
        Following today’s news (Monday 11th June) that Poundworld has collapsed into administration, Emily Stella, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, offers her view on the current status of the UK discount market. Emily said, ‘‘Poundwo...Read More...
        Third of business decision makers would pay hacker’s ransom demands rather than invest in more security

        Third of business decision makers would pay hacker’s ransom demands rather than invest in more security

        Tuesday 5th Jun 2018
        One third of global business decision makers report that their organisation would try to cut costs by considering paying a ransom demand from a hacker, rather than invest in information security. In the UK, this figure drops to a fifth (21%) of ...Read More...
        Employee feedback shows technology increases job satisfaction

        Employee feedback shows technology increases job satisfaction

        Tuesday 5th Jun 2018
        Employees who work in digital workplaces are not only more productive but also more motivated, have higher job satisfaction, and report an overall better sense of well-being, according to a new global study from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise co...Read More...
        How your work space can create a happy mind space

        How your work space can create a happy mind space

        Wednesday 30th May 2018
        According to a new Bupa report, employee mental health is now a bigger concern for companies than physical health issues. Bupa has seen the number of people claiming on their health insurance for mental health treatment double in the last d...Read More...
        M&S store-closure plans show UK retail sector’s vulnerability to online disruption

        M&S store-closure plans show UK retail sector’s vulnerability to online disruption

        Wednesday 30th May 2018
        As Marks & Spencer plans to close over 100 stores by 2022, Scope Ratings sees this as the latest signs of how particularly vulnerable the UK retail sector is proving to digital disruption in Europe. The move by M&S follow other signs of stre...Read More...
        Enabling easy access to documents is key to stopping reliance on removable storage devices

        Enabling easy access to documents is key to stopping reliance on removable storage devices

        Tuesday 29th May 2018
        Recently, IBM announced that it is banning its employees globally from using USB sticks and removable storage devices of all types due to security risks. However, according to intelligent information management expert, M-Files, dependency a...Read More...
        Artificial intelligence to transform print security

        Artificial intelligence to transform print security

        Friday 25th May 2018
        Everyone from the C-suite right across the spectrum is discussing how artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will impact their everyday personal and professional lives. It’s a topic that can’t be escaped and as IT directors look to whe...Read More...
        GDPR requirements will transform the effectiveness of customer databases

        GDPR requirements will transform the effectiveness of customer databases

        Friday 25th May 2018
        With the new EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) law coming into effect today (25th May 2018), retailers are likely to lose a significant chunk of their customer data as consent requests are ignored or refused, says data and analyt...Read More...
        5 ways you can protect your back at work

        5 ways you can protect your back at work

        Wednesday 23rd May 2018
        80 per cent of all office workers suffer from back pain or herniated discs at some point in their careers, mostly due to incorrect posture at work. Here are some simple ways to prevent it, according to blitzresults.com. 1: Place your compu...Read More...
        Quocirca report highlights challenges of print security and compliance

        Quocirca report highlights challenges of print security and compliance

        Wednesday 23rd May 2018
        With 64 per cent of organisations expecting to remain reliant on printing in the workplace, analyst Group, Quocirca has released its latest Print 2025 Spotlight Report, examining the trends, challenges and opportunities surrounding print securit...Read More...
        Easy access to information is key to UK remote working

        Easy access to information is key to UK remote working

        Tuesday 22nd May 2018
        New data has uncovered that when it comes to remote working the UK is lagging behind the rest of the globe. Identifying the reasons for this, intelligent information management expert, M-Files states that a critical factor behind slow ...Read More...
        Low levels of GDPR compliance found among educational facilities

        Low levels of GDPR compliance found among educational facilities

        Tuesday 22nd May 2018
        Despite high levels of awareness regarding the incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) only 22 per cent of schools, colleges and universities of the 500 surveyed felt their data protection policies were compliant. Furthermore, 70 per ce...Read More...
        Profitable Digital Transformation relies on customer experience

        Profitable Digital Transformation relies on customer experience

        Monday 21st May 2018
        Speaking at Experience Avaya Manchester, Avaya has expressed a strong and continued commitment to UK and Irish customers, communicating a focus on simplifying technology, investment in employees and a commitment to an ecosystem that complements Avaya...Read More...
        Data protection and network security made easy for businesses

        Data protection and network security made easy for businesses

        Wednesday 16th May 2018
        Issues around security, data protection and business continuity have historically been seen as critically important. However, they have not always been prioritised by expanding businesses who see establishing a strong position in their chosen marketp...Read More...
        Tips for creating a healthier work space

        Tips for creating a healthier work space

        Monday 14th May 2018
        With office workers spending long hours at their desk, choosing the right furniture design and office layout is crucial to productivity and wellbeing says Mark Brown, Owner of specialist furniture suppliers Lismark. Here he offers advice on how ...Read More...
        Ricoh finds improving workstyle could lead UK to greater productivity

        Ricoh finds improving workstyle could lead UK to greater productivity

        Wednesday 9th May 2018
        The UK could reshape its economic future and unlock its share of £39.8 billion in untapped GDP if organisations were to optimise their workplaces, according to a new study by Ricoh and Oxford Economics, titled ‘The Economy of People&...Read More...
        Flexible working driving up IT and tech spending

        Flexible working driving up IT and tech spending

        Tuesday 8th May 2018
        Toshiba has revealed that IT and technology budgets within European businesses will increase this year for more than three quarters (76%) of organisations. This rise in IT spend is directly linked to the number of remote workers within businesses, wi...Read More...
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