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      • New study finds ‘automations’, not automation, is worst thing about contact centres 

        New study finds ‘automations’, not automation, is worst thing about contact centres 

        Friday 2nd Dec 2016
        Call centres, staffed by operatives who are not able to make decisions, rate considerably worse than call centres that can automate processes, according to polling from specialist software company, Inisoft. The poll of 2,000 UK adults overturned the...Read More...
        Make print and paper part of your corporate social responsibility strategy

        Make print and paper part of your corporate social responsibility strategy

        Friday 2nd Dec 2016
        Many businesses are unaware that, if done smartly, the way they use print and paper can contribute to their social responsibility strategy. This is according to Brett Abson, Sales Director at ABS UK. Companies have become increasingly aware of corpo...Read More...
        Digital skills gap set to hinder UK productivity

        Digital skills gap set to hinder UK productivity

        Wednesday 30th Nov 2016
        The rapid pace of digital transformation is changing the nature of business in the UK and we must not only equip the next generation but those in the workforce today with the skills industries need. This is according to the CEO of the Cloud Industry ...Read More...
        76% of Christmas shoppers act on personalised smartphone offers

        76% of Christmas shoppers act on personalised smartphone offers

        Tuesday 29th Nov 2016
        76 per cent of consumers are more likely to visit shops that have sent them a personalised offer on their smartphone, a survey by Vista Retail Support has found, while 25 per cent of shoppers are also more likely to spend more. The latest research c...Read More...
        Fall in Government technology tenders caused by Brexit, says hSo

        Fall in Government technology tenders caused by Brexit, says hSo

        Tuesday 29th Nov 2016
        Uncertainty around Brexit has caused a slowdown in the number of government tenders to the technology sector, according to technology solutions provider, hSo. In the run up to the Brexit vote in June, government tenders were steadily being issued, h...Read More...
        UK businesses struggle to keep up with digital trends

        UK businesses struggle to keep up with digital trends

        Tuesday 29th Nov 2016
        UK Government statistics, from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, have confirmed that 72 per cent of large companies and 49 per cent of SMEs are currently suffering the effects of the digital skills gap. Although digital is no longer con...Read More...
        Retailers urged to boost holiday sales with happier shoppers

        Retailers urged to boost holiday sales with happier shoppers

        Monday 28th Nov 2016
        With retailers expect bigger crowds than ever this holiday season, and with happy shoppers spending more, customer and employee satisfaction improvement service, HappyOrNot, is urging retailers to keep their shoppers smiling. As much as 40 percent o...Read More...
        News in Tweets Fri 25th November

        News in Tweets Fri 25th November

        Friday 25th Nov 2016
        Missed the latest news on Twitter @oenmagazine? Here’s our top picks   Tues 22nd Nov Banner ‏‪@Banner_1   Why procurement professionals should see stress as a friend: ‪http://ow.ly/H0de306e8T1  ‪#UKBusinessLu...Read More...
        How can employers provide workplaces to cater for all employees?

        How can employers provide workplaces to cater for all employees?

        Friday 25th Nov 2016
        CBS Office Interior’s MD Phil Green knows a thing or two about the need to create a functioning workplace, having run his company for over 30 years. He’s observed that employers are seeing real benefits when they ensure that everyone has ...Read More...
        Proposed security measures are likely to hinder online shoppers

        Proposed security measures are likely to hinder online shoppers

        Friday 25th Nov 2016
        The European Union has proposed a new set of regulations in the hope of boosting security for online shoppers. While there are potential benefits of these regulations to online security, the negative impact will surely be felt by retailers. This is a...Read More...
        Four reasons MSBs need to drive automation to the top of the agenda

        Four reasons MSBs need to drive automation to the top of the agenda

        Wednesday 23rd Nov 2016
        In competitive environments, speed is crucial to success. For mid-sized businesses (MSBs) digital technology allows them to automate repeatable movements and focus on more complex tasks and decision-making. This is according to David Mills, CEO, Rico...Read More...
        News in Tweets Fri 18th November

        News in Tweets Fri 18th November

        Friday 18th Nov 2016
        Missed the latest news on Twitter @oenmagazine? Here’s our top picks.

   Tues 15th Nov Blake ‏‪@blakeenvelopes   The joy of pen on paper! Make it special ‪#LoveToWrite ‪#ILoveToWrite ‪#LoveToWriteDay  ...Read More...
        Organisations must not rush on the road to digital transformation, says Annodata

        Organisations must not rush on the road to digital transformation, says Annodata

        Friday 18th Nov 2016
        Organisations must not feel pressured to overhaul everything in their business at once on the path to digital transformation. This is according to Managed Service Provider Annodata, who argues that instead organisations should make strategic decision...Read More...
        British seniors among ‘most tech-savvy in the world’

        British seniors among ‘most tech-savvy in the world’

        Friday 18th Nov 2016
        A new report from retail property firm, Colliers International, has shown that while online shopping is growing rapidly, the way that people around the world shop and pay for their goods remains very diverse. The largest European e-commerce market i...Read More...
        Survey reveals latest consumer attitudes and shopping behaviour at Christmas

        Survey reveals latest consumer attitudes and shopping behaviour at Christmas

        Tuesday 15th Nov 2016
        A consumer survey, commissioned by SAS, has revealed the latest consumer attitudes and shopping behavior, highlighting key issues such as buying British, spending habits, Black Friday, AI, the power of suggestion, getting a bargain, and this year&rsq...Read More...
        Consumers plan to shop at night and at work for Black Friday deals

        Consumers plan to shop at night and at work for Black Friday deals

        Tuesday 15th Nov 2016
        One in ten consumers are planning to shop through the night and one in four confess they will shop from work, as Black Friday takes hold this year, according to new research from Royal Mail. According to the findings, 10 per cent plan to do their sh...Read More...
        62% of consumers will shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

        62% of consumers will shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

        Tuesday 8th Nov 2016
        62% of UK consumers will be shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, new research by Omnico has found. Omnico questioned 1200 consumers about their plans for Black Friday (25th November) and Cyber Monday (28th November), as part of the second Omni...Read More...
        EE and Vodafone are UK’s joint 2016 performance test winners

        EE and Vodafone are UK’s joint 2016 performance test winners

        Monday 7th Nov 2016
        P3, the international consulting, engineering and testing services company, has announced that mobile network operators EE and Vodafone share the top-spot in its tests that measure the quality of network performance in the UK. The tests measured the...Read More...
        News in Tweets Fri 4th November

        News in Tweets Fri 4th November

        Friday 4th Nov 2016
        Missed the latest news on Twitter @oenmagazine? Here’s our top picks.

 Mon 31st Nov Ricoh UK Printers ‏‪@RicohPrinters   Interactive Whiteboards: The future of workplace collaboration https://t.co/Sm4B20Tn3c   ...Read More...
        ISP welcomes government’s £1.9bn National Cyber Security Strategy

        ISP welcomes government’s £1.9bn National Cyber Security Strategy

        Tuesday 1st Nov 2016
        Following today’s launch of the government’s £1.9bn National Cyber Security Strategy, Sonia Blizzard, Managing Director of specialist business Internet Service Provider (ISP), Beaming, has offered her thoughts as she welcomes the ne...Read More...
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