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Smartphones and the circular economy

Smartphones and the circular economy

What do you do with your old smartphone when you no longer need it? Chances are, you keep it. According to a survey conducted by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 45 per cent of UK households have two to five unused electronic devices at home. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, discusses smartphones and the circular economy.

Mail Handling International pushes the envelope with Datalogic barcode scanning technology

Mail Handling International pushes the envelope with Datalogic barcode scanning technology

Mail Handling International (MHI) has revealed that Datalogic barcode scanning technology has enabled it to dramatically enhance speed and accuracy for the automatic enclosure of personalised letters from its Bristol based mail fulfilment centre. Combining Datalogic Matrix 300N barcode readers with software provided by Scansys, MHI can match and insert personalised letters into their corresponding envelopes at a rate of 4.16 items per second.

ProGlove collaborates with Samsung to introduce solution that meets growing demand for wearable scanners in industrial environments

ProGlove collaborates with Samsung to introduce solution that meets growing demand for wearable scanners in industrial environments

Industry wearables company ProGlove, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America, has announced a combined product solution to address the growing need for wearable scanners in industries ranging from retail, transportation, logistics and manufacturing.

New Blue Prism SaaS offerings add to portfolio of automation solutions

New Blue Prism SaaS offerings add to portfolio of automation solutions

Building on a foundation of enabling greater choice, security and scalability, Blue Prism has launched three new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that augment its Digital Workforce powered by the company’s connected-RPA Platform.

From Brexit to omni-channel fulfilment – a year-in-review for online retail

From Brexit to omni-channel fulfilment – a year-in-review for online retail

By Joe Farrell, VP of international operations at PFS. 

Amidst ongoing political turbulence and the continued transformation of the modern high street, 2019 was a challenging year for retail to say the least. Brexit uncertainty, combined with the growing customer demand for sustainability and superior levels of customer service, has put substantial pressure on embattled retailers.

More than two-thirds of consumers believe mobile technology delivers a better shopping experience, new report finds

More than two-thirds of consumers believe mobile technology delivers a better shopping experience, new report finds

A new State of Mobility in Retail Report by SOTI Inc., provider of mobile and IoT management solutions, reveals that 67.3% of consumers perceive mobile technology as the most effective way to provide a faster shopping experience.

More consolidated, more integrated and more secure: How the UK channel is set to change in 2020

More consolidated, more integrated and more secure: How the UK channel is set to change in 2020

By Vince Blackall, VP EMEA Channel Sales, Arcserve.

With 2020 now in full swing, the UK channel is gearing up for another period of significant change. From increased cross-company and cross-industry collaboration, to more all-in-one offerings and the need to provide solutions that can more effectively combat escalating cyber threats, 2020 is set to present a different set of challenges compared to 2019.

Elastic Path acquires Moltin

Elastic Path acquires Moltin

Elastic Path, the provider of headless commerce solutions, acquired commerce technology company Moltin to create what is claimed to be the industry’s only commerce platform that enables every business leader to quickly and easily leverage microservices to gain a competitive advantage in the market.

Contextual commerce, loyalty, sustainability and payment preference will dominate eCommerce agendas in 2020, says Tryzens

Contextual commerce, loyalty, sustainability and payment preference will dominate eCommerce agendas in 2020, says Tryzens

2019 saw the retail sector continue to battle to keep ahead in an environment of rapid market, technological and consumer behaviour changes. Couple that with disrupted spending habits, both in terms of level of spend and the channels consumers prefer to buy through, as well as rising costs, the UK uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and increased international competition, it all added up to another challenging year for retailers.

Capgemini report: Automation provides competitive advantage to retailers to bring customers back in store

Capgemini report: Automation provides competitive advantage to retailers to bring customers back in store

As automation technology continues to mature, it is becoming increasingly a point of competitive advantage, with consumers responding positively to the improved convenience that it can deliver. However, in order to capitalize on this trend, retailers will need to prioritize automation that creates positive consumer experiences rather than as a cost saving exercise, according to new research from the Capgemini Research Institute.

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