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        Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the oen editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

      • Cyber-threats in university Clearing and how to overcome them

        Cyber-threats in university Clearing and how to overcome them

        Tuesday 15th Aug 2017
        A Level results will be issued to thousands of students across the UK on Thursday (17th August) and for those who have not received the results they need it can be a stressful time as they enter Clearing, and turn to online search to secure a univers...Read More...
        Why never-ending consultancy projects aren’t always a bad thing

        Why never-ending consultancy projects aren’t always a bad thing

        Tuesday 15th Aug 2017
        For large retailers, managing the supply chain is a mammoth of a task. Now imagine guiding that mammoth along a tightrope. It’s not easy to achieve a steady balance as the paradigms constantly shift in the world of supply and demand. Jon Nichol...Read More...
        Holland & Barrett consolidates water supply with Anglian Water Business

        Holland & Barrett consolidates water supply with Anglian Water Business

        Monday 14th Aug 2017
        Anglian Water Business is to help health & wellbeing retailer, Holland & Barrett, to reduce its water consumption and bills thanks to a new three-year contract covering the whole of England and Scotland. Holland & Barrett decided to cons...Read More...
        UK trends in cloud adoption point to strong future for Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service

        UK trends in cloud adoption point to strong future for Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service

        Monday 14th Aug 2017
        According to recent research conducted by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), UK businesses looking to embrace digital transformation consider the cloud to be a crucial cog in this process. However, the evidence also demonstrates that there is room for t...Read More...
        Morrisons promises not to stock ‘fake-farm brands’ in new statement

        Morrisons promises not to stock ‘fake-farm brands’ in new statement

        Friday 11th Aug 2017
        Morrisons’ pledge to never stock ‘fake-farm brands’ is a move which, on paper, will satisfy consumers and successfully convey its desire to be seen as ‘the people’s supermarket’. For Morrisons, it looks like a move...Read More...
        How to minimise the danger from phishing

        How to minimise the danger from phishing

        Wednesday 9th Aug 2017
        Phishing is one of a number of exploits that attempt to get an individual to participate in something that is damaging either to themselves or to the wider organisation they are part of. Employee training continues to be a vital part of the defence s...Read More...
        Mailroom - Managing the mailroom

        Mailroom - Managing the mailroom

        Tuesday 8th Aug 2017
        David Hymers, Chairman of Totalpost Ltd explains how outsourced mailroom services can help businesses reduce cost, as well as provide additional security. Meeting business’ challenges around processing mail is about combining the right mix of ...Read More...
        RFID Protection - Protecting sensitive data

        RFID Protection - Protecting sensitive data

        Tuesday 8th Aug 2017
        Sean Starkey, Managing Director, Durable UK explains why Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) protection is becoming increasingly important. According to data reported to The UK Cards Association, 73 per cent of debit cards in circulation are now c...Read More...
        Label Printers - A great fit for any office

        Label Printers - A great fit for any office

        Tuesday 8th Aug 2017
        Ioana Nitu, Product Manager at Brother UK, explains how label printers increase efficiency and bring order to the office One of the key findings of research conducted by Rainmakers CSI on behalf of Brother International Europe, was that over the nex...Read More...
        41% believe all payments will be made in-app by 2022

        41% believe all payments will be made in-app by 2022

        Monday 7th Aug 2017
        New research among 2,000 UK adults by supermarket app, Ubamarket, has revealed how out-dated payment systems are driving away customers. The survey revealed that 73 per cent of shoppers across the nation have changed their mind and decided not to bu...Read More...
        Move over touch – it’s time to make our voices heard

        Move over touch – it’s time to make our voices heard

        Monday 7th Aug 2017
        With Touch technology firmly part of our everyday lives, James Pepper, Technical Services Director at Vista, explores voice-technology for customer experience, and offers insights into how retailers can use this technology to get ahead of the competi...Read More...
        Individuals holding back local government tech adoption

        Individuals holding back local government tech adoption

        Friday 4th Aug 2017
        A survey of staff working in local government has revealed an appetite for new technology, but more than a fifth (22%) say certain individuals are holding back tech adoption to preserve the status quo. This view is more prevalent amongst those in IT ...Read More...
        Internet tips for DIY data recovery blamed for permanent data loss

        Internet tips for DIY data recovery blamed for permanent data loss

        Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017
        Kroll Ontrack is advising users to be cautious against DIY data recovery techniques as self-inflicted permanent data loss is on the rise. In an effort stop users performing DIY data recovery techniques, Kroll Ontrack has released its Top 10 DIY ...Read More...
        Over 70% of consumers think retailers waste too much packaging for online orders

        Over 70% of consumers think retailers waste too much packaging for online orders

        Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017
        72 per cent of consumers believe retailers use too much packaging for online orders and 66 per cent of consumers have received an online order where the delivery packaging was much bigger than the actual item(s) size on more than one occasion over th...Read More...
        Morrisons to give convenience another go with Safeway brand

        Morrisons to give convenience another go with Safeway brand

        Tuesday 1st Aug 2017
        Morrisons’ announcement on its plans to supply McColl’s convenience stores and newsagents signals a firm commitment to move back into the convenience market, according to Molly Johnson-Jones, Senior Analyst at GlobalData. MLocal stores w...Read More...
        UK shoppers more likely to be positive than negative in online reviews

        UK shoppers more likely to be positive than negative in online reviews

        Tuesday 1st Aug 2017
        According to research from reviews and customer insights company, Feefo, 71 per cent of UK shoppers will go online to leave a review if they have had a good experience of a product or service, but only 52 per cent go online after a bad experience. T...Read More...
        News in Tweets Fri 28th July

        News in Tweets Fri 28th July

        Friday 28th Jul 2017
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 Mon 24th July OEN Magazine‏ ‪@oenmagazine Tiredness hits productivity for UK businesses ‪http://smallbusiness.co.uk/tiredness-productivity-uk-busi...Read More...
        96% of consumers say AR has improved in-store shopping experiences

        96% of consumers say AR has improved in-store shopping experiences

        Tuesday 25th Jul 2017
        96 per cent of consumers who have experienced Augmented Reality (AR) in a retail store say they found it helpful and report that it has improved their shopping experience, a survey by Vista Retail Support has found. Of the respondents who have exper...Read More...
        News in Tweets Fri 21st July

        News in Tweets Fri 21st July

        Friday 21st Jul 2017
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   Mon 17th July OEN Magazine‏ ‪@oenmagazine Should we be brave enough to take sick leave for mental health? ‪http://smallbusiness.co.uk/brave-sic...Read More...
        News in Tweets Fri 14th July

        News in Tweets Fri 14th July

        Friday 14th Jul 2017
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 Mon 10th July OEN Magazine‏ ‪@oenmagazine Why UK workers are too scared to ask for flexible hours ‪http://smallbusiness.co.uk/uk-workers-scared-ask-fle...Read More...
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