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      • Reopening retail safely with smart technology

        Reopening retail safely with smart technology

        Wednesday 31st Mar 2021
        Under plans set out by the Prime Minister, UK shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality and other non-essential retail outlets will reopen on 12th April in England. Although a welcome move for many, the reopening doesn’t come without si...Read More...
        Half of Brits reluctant to return to the office

        Half of Brits reluctant to return to the office

        Thursday 18th Mar 2021
        Two thirds (63%) of Brits say COVID-19 has changed their behaviour forever, admitting that there are things they will never do again following the pandemic. Research conducted amongst 2,000 UK adults in February found that one in five (19%) of t...Read More...
        Home working as a differentiator

        Home working as a differentiator

        Tuesday 9th Mar 2021
        The first lockdown saw people uprooted from their offices and expected to work from home en mass. No one realised quite how successful this would be and the ease with which it was adopted. In fact, it has been so successful that 9 in 10 workers&...Read More...
        Financial services and utilities industries lead investment trend in collaboration tools

        Financial services and utilities industries lead investment trend in collaboration tools

        Monday 8th Mar 2021
        Almost 60 per cent of business leaders in sectors including Financial Services, IT and Digital, Hospitality and Telecommunications are readying for hybrid-working becoming the long-term norm and expect investment in audio equipment to increase over t...Read More...
        Making school safety a priority with smart technology

        Making school safety a priority with smart technology

        Tuesday 23rd Feb 2021
        With pupils set to go back to school on 8th March, there are a number of safety measures schools need to implement to ensure the health and wellness of the staff, students and school communities.  The first lockdown and closure of schools broug...Read More...
        Omnichannel contact centre needs further transformation post-pandemic

        Omnichannel contact centre needs further transformation post-pandemic

        Tuesday 23rd Feb 2021
        For organisations operating contact centres, now is the time to plan for a more settled future where consumer and worker habits are permanently changed from how they were before. This is according to TelcoSwitch, a provider of unified communications ...Read More...
        Over 1/3 UK consumers cease purchasing EU goods post-Brexit

        Over 1/3 UK consumers cease purchasing EU goods post-Brexit

        Friday 19th Feb 2021
        Eskenzi PR & Marketing, a voice in the cybersecurity public relations industry has announced the results of a survey which found that over a third (34%) of UK consumers have stopped purchasing goods and services from the European Union since...Read More...
        Bureau Veritas presses retailers to refocus on sustainability

        Bureau Veritas presses retailers to refocus on sustainability

        Friday 19th Feb 2021
        Retail businesses are being urged to prioritise their efforts to reduce single-use plastics by Bureau Veritas, following an increase in plastic waste in 2020 as firms took steps to limit human contact during the coronavirus pandemic. Some cafe ...Read More...
        The broadband supplier mistakes that cost households hundreds

        The broadband supplier mistakes that cost households hundreds

        Thursday 18th Feb 2021
        With broadband speeds increasing and average costs falling at an average of £37.25 at the end of 2020, comparing broadband packages is increasingly vital for Brits, especially with the majority now working from home.  Data released by Com...Read More...
        90% admit to boozing while working from home

        90% admit to boozing while working from home

        Monday 21st Dec 2020
        To say that 2020 has been a tough year is an understatement, and it appears that there has been an increase in the amount of alcohol being consumed at home since the pandemic began. But the worry for many employers is that staff are drinking on the ...Read More...
        PaperCut’s checklist to get print business-ready for 2021

        PaperCut’s checklist to get print business-ready for 2021

        Friday 11th Dec 2020
        In order for print to be business-ready for 2021, PaperCut has devised a Five Point Print Checklist that public and private sector organisations of all sizes can follow.  The advice ensures businesses are maximising their investment in print, w...Read More...
        Lack of support during furlough impacted employee happiness and loyalty

        Lack of support during furlough impacted employee happiness and loyalty

        Thursday 3rd Dec 2020
        According to the survey, conducted by Censuswide on behalf of KnowBe4, almost a third of respondents (28%) feel less loyal to their employer post-furlough. Of these individuals, 70 per cent conceded to either not feeling supported by their employer, ...Read More...
        Black Friday weekend to smash online sales records

        Black Friday weekend to smash online sales records

        Friday 27th Nov 2020
        The Black Friday weekend is anticipated to be the largest for online sales on record as the UK remains in lockdown, according to data from eCommerce experts Visualsoft, with daily online sales revenues already having exceeded Cyber Monday 2...Read More...
        Around 39% UK consumers intend to spend during the 2020 Black Friday period

        Around 39% UK consumers intend to spend during the 2020 Black Friday period

        Thursday 26th Nov 2020
        Nearly two-fifths of UK shoppers plan to participate in the Black Friday promotional period this year, with it being an important occasion to purchase Christmas gifts for consumers who have been hardest hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19, says G...Read More...
        Predicted future investment in audio technology reflects role in business performance

        Predicted future investment in audio technology reflects role in business performance

        Monday 23rd Nov 2020
        Audio quality has become a new priority for global businesses, according to new research published by EPOS. The audio brand’s latest report, ‘Quality Audio: A Sound Investment’ shares insights from 2,000 decision-makers across 7 glo...Read More...
        Cloud helps over 90% UK businesses to mitigate the IT challenge of COVID

        Cloud helps over 90% UK businesses to mitigate the IT challenge of COVID

        Friday 20th Nov 2020
        COVID-19 has forced a real-life, real-time digital transformation on the majority of enterprises, and many leaders have seen digital’s long-term value as a result. This is according to the latest research from Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) which h...Read More...
        Over half of UK councils don’t have a designated Business Continuity Manager

        Over half of UK councils don’t have a designated Business Continuity Manager

        Thursday 19th Nov 2020
        A freedom of information (FOI) request conducted by Databarracks has revealed that over half (54%) of councils do not have a designated Business Continuity Manager. However, 91 per cent review their Business Continuity Plans at least a...Read More...
        Increased responsibilities pushing IT to breaking point

        Increased responsibilities pushing IT to breaking point

        Monday 16th Nov 2020
        Increasing pressure on IT teams is pushing many IT decision-makers to the brink of burnout, according to new research from Pulsant, a UK provider of regional data centre and cloud infrastructure services. Nearly two-thirds of UK IT decisio...Read More...
        Remote working during lockdown increases ‘Zoom fatigue’

        Remote working during lockdown increases ‘Zoom fatigue’

        Friday 13th Nov 2020
        Working remotely during the UK’s first COVID-19 lockdown led to an increase in employees suffering from ‘zoom fatigue’ while generating a need for longer recovery time, says new research by London South Bank University (LSBU). The ...Read More...
        Better tech improves patient care confirms 2/3 UK healthcare workers

        Better tech improves patient care confirms 2/3 UK healthcare workers

        Wednesday 11th Nov 2020
        More than two-thirds (68%) of UK healthcare workers (55% globally) agree that investment in new or better technology could help save lives. These are the findings of the new Critical Technology for Critical Care: The State of Mobility in Healthc...Read More...
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