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Only 50% of retailers in the UK have a digital strategy despite consumer demand

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:36:00 +0000

Almost half (46 percent) of British consumers believe Augmented Reality (AR) will positively impact retail, with Virtual Reality (VR) close behind (22 percent), yet only 50 percent of retailers have a digital strategy to implement these technologies according to Fujitsu's Tech in a Transforming Britain Report.

Common mistakes retailers make on their e-commerce platforms

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:09:00 +0000

By David Lindores, Technical Director, Eureka Solutions.

The recent festive period saw shoppers spend huge amounts, with consumers already spending an average of £220 each in online January sales alone.

88% of IT leaders unable to deliver on organisation’s need for business agility

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:46:00 +0000

A survey of senior IT decision-makers in large enterprises, commissioned by Coeus Consulting, found that IT leaders who can clearly demonstrate the cost and value of IT have greater influence over the strategic direction of the company and are best positioned to deliver business agility for digital transformation.

Half of SMEs fear financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:48:00 +0000

Recent research by Ultima, the provider of on-premise and cloud IT infrastructure and managed service solutions, has found that over half (58%) of the UK's SMEs think their businesses are at risk of financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance, with 67% believing they may be out of business in three years if their IT security and compliance doesn't improve.

Frequency and complexity of DDoS attacks is rising

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:47:00 +0000

Netscout Systems has released its 13th Annual Arbor Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) offering direct insights from network and security professionals at the world's leading service provider, cloud/hosting and enterprise organisations.

SMBs at risk as emails are still in the crosshairs of cybercriminals

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:56:00 +0000

Small and medium-sized businesses are still on a cloud adoption journey and for the majority of them, embracing a cloud-based email service is the first checkpoint along the way.

Fraud authorities not visible enough to UK SMEs

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:35:00 +0000

Nearly 6 out of every 10 (58%) of the UK's SMEs do not know who the relevant authorities are to help them deal with fraud, according to research from Close Brothers Asset Finance.

Why the insurance industry is uniquely vulnerable to cyber threats

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:29:00 +0000

By Chris Camacho, Chief Strategy Officer, Flashpoint.

The insurance industry plays a unique role in modern society, providing individuals and organisations with a sense of financial security when faced with unforeseen circumstances.

Study finds that tech fails people every week

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0000

Nearly one in two people say technology fails them once a week or more, a new study commissioned by CRITICAL Software has revealed.

New Schneider Electric research analyses how IT Pod Frames reduce cost and increase speed of data centre deployments

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:51:00 +0000

Modularity is a key design approach for today's data centres, helping to drive trends such as edge computing and hyper-convergence, whilst reducing both deployment times and capital expenditure costs.

Allianz Risk Barometer: Cyber threats to keep UK business awake at night in 2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0000

Like natural disasters, a cyber-attack can potentially impact hundreds of companies and incidents have escalated. Cyber incidents (# 1 with 60% of responses) are this year's top business risk in the UK, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018.

Multi-tasking Brits are embracing mobile working…but it’s not as easy as it could be

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:12:00 +0000

Dubber today announced the findings of research designed to better understand how prevalent mobile working is in the UK, and how well supported workers are to maximise productivity when away from their desk.

Brexit has transformed SMEs' recruitment strategies

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:52:00 +0000

Half of SMEs (50%) have changed the way they recruit as a result of Brexit, according to research from Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager.

Half of UK businesses are fearful robotic process automation will drive them out of business

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:50:00 +0000

A recent OnePoll survey for Ultima has found more than half (57 per cent) of the UK's SMEs fear big businesses use of robotic process automation will help to drive them out of business in the next five years, yet 10 per cent believe that automating repetitive, time-consuming tasks is not important to their success.

Big Data Analytics – realising the potential

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:46:00 +0000

Big Data is an increasingly coined term used to reference the vast, varied and often complex sources of information now available to businesses. Through the sophisticated algorithms built into modern Big Data Analytics tools, valuable business insight can be derived through harvesting better structured, relevant data from manifold unstructured sources.

Chief editor, Ed Holden, spoke with a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments within the Big Data Analytics arena.

Schneider Electric and 451 Research deliver direct insights into hybrid IT management from enterprise leaders

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:49:02 +0000

Schneider Electric commissioned a new 451 Research study designed to shed light on hybrid IT environments at large enterprises from across the globe.

Join the cloud crowd: Three key reasons why retailers should adopt cloud computing

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 21:36:00 +0000

By Niklas Hedin, CEO of Centiro.

One of the things that makes the world of omnichannel retail so exciting is that it doesn't tend to stand still for long. In recent months, for example, we have seen Amazon announcing a full online supermarket service with same-day deliveries in parts of London and Sainsbury's doubling the number of Click & Collect sites it provides.

Don't let the Naughty Elf run off with your company data

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 21:33:00 +0000

Ultima, provider of on-premise and cloud IT infrastructure and managed service solutions, is warning companies to stop the 'Naughty Elf' pinching company data left lying around on obsolete technology over Christmas.

Over a quarter of consumers find Christmas shopping online as stressful as purchasing in-store

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:30:00 +0000

More than a quarter (27%) of Christmas shoppers find buying presents online just as stressful as going in-store.

Ingram Micro Cloud reveals its five key focus areas for channel evolution and survival in 2018

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:12:00 +0000

Ahead of 2018, distributor Ingram Micro Cloud has revealed the five areas for focus in the channel as traditional models transform, and the intelligent future of cloud takes hold.

Manufacturers tentative about electric vehicle investment, npower research finds

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:18:00 +0000

New research from npower Business Solutions has found that the British manufacturers are holding back on investing in Electric Vehicles (EVs).

Half of organisations undertaking IoT projects have fully implemented strategy – but concerns over security, lack of funding and commitment - Wi-SUN Alliance research shows

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000

A new report by the Wi-SUN Alliance, a global member-based association driving the proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart utilities and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications, shows that half of organisations investing in IoT initiatives already have a fully implemented strategy in place, while more than a third (36%) have a partially implemented strategy.

Why I believe monozukuri is not only the art of manufacturing, but also an art for society

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:40:00 +0000

By: Mr. Usui, President, Seiko Epson Corporation.

Since starting as an engineer in the printing business in the late 1970s, I could not have imagined that Epson would become the company it is today: a global technology leader with a mission to better society and the world we live in.

Retailers break down silos to deliver the omnichannel experience

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:32:00 +0000

By Tridip Saha, vice president and head of Europe for Sonata Software.

There will always be customers who buy the latest product from a brand as it becomes available, whether it is the latest political thriller, smartphone or sports shoe. Equally, there are customers who do their research and know precisely what they want to buy, down to the model number.

Product recall risks growing in size and number, as technology drives new triggers, warns Allianz

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:10:08 +0000

A faulty pedal causes a car to inadvertently accelerate. An outbreak of contaminated peanuts results in a 25% industry-wide reduction in sales.