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Growth of 31% in cross-border ecommerce sales over the 2018 holiday shopping season

Growth of 31% in cross-border ecommerce sales over the 2018 holiday shopping season

There was an impressive increase in the number of online international orders from UK merchants during the holiday shopping period at the end of 2018, with a 31% increase in orders in the lead up to Christmas (23 November - 22 December), compared to the previous month (24 October - 22 November) according to data released today from cross-border ecommerce solutions provider, Global-e.

The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

The best things come in small packages for retail SMEs

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

“Britain is a nation of shopkeepers,” is the famous phrase coined by economist Adam Smith to explain the desire of a commercial nation to secure ever-expanding markets for its wares.

86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed supply chain digitisation

86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed supply chain digitisation

According to new research released from Gravity Supply Chain Solutions, 86 percent of UK retailers haven’t completed the digitisation processes (using a cloud based platform with real time visibility, and automation capabilities) required to give them full control of their supply chain.

Research shows that retailers have five days to crack the sale, before risk of losing the customer rapidly increases

Research shows that retailers have five days to crack the sale, before risk of losing the customer rapidly increases

New research by retail technology expert Conversity has revealed that just under half (43 per cent) of shoppers researching complex purchases such as mobile phones, laptops or broadband packages make a buying decision within five days.

What 2019 has in store for information technology law

What 2019 has in store for information technology law

This year, we’re seeing the inevitable intersection between digital transformation and politics. While there’s a wealth of potential in the IT and IP industry to improve efficiency, elevate existing processes, and provide new types of services altogether with all these advancements, current events in the political landscape may have the last say. Here are a few trends to keep up to date with.

Industry pessimism could delay digital transformation and restrict growth across the manufacturing sector

Industry pessimism could delay digital transformation and restrict growth across the manufacturing sector

A decline in business optimism caused by economic uncertainty and Brexit confusion is holding back manufacturers from investing in vital technology improvements, and this could seriously impact future growth across the sector.

Greater security in manufacturing IT

Greater security in manufacturing IT

By Paresh Kansara, Rittal’s Product Manager for Industrial & Outdoor Enclosures.

Rittal’s teams work closely with leading industrial companies to create IT infrastructures for use with Industry 4.0 technology, including edge computing platforms. We’ve put together the following tips to help companies implement fast-deploying and secure IT for production environments.

Frontline workers frequently turn to unapproved messaging apps for work-related communications, unbeknownst to HR

Frontline workers frequently turn to unapproved messaging apps for work-related communications, unbeknownst to HR

Internal communications is a tough nut to crack, especially when companies employ a globally dispersed workforce of non-desk employees. The need to stay informed, cut out irrelevant messages and empower staff to be more efficient is greater than ever. But more often than not, frontline workers in the retail, hospitality and entertainment industries are turning to unapproved messaging apps and social media sites for work-related communications, without HR’s knowledge.....

Two thirds of SMEs are more concerned about cyber-attacks now than they were 12 months ago

Two thirds of SMEs are more concerned about cyber-attacks now than they were 12 months ago

Businesses in the UK are more concerned about cyber-attacks now than they were a year ago, according to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer research.

Banks leave customers open to more outages through code vulnerabilities

Banks leave customers open to more outages through code vulnerabilities

Veracode’s latest State of Software Security report (SoSS) revealed financial services is one of the slowest industries when it comes to addressing common vulnerabilities found in software.

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