How Charities Can Benefit from Being on the Cloud

Both cloud computing and cloud hosting can offer a wealth of advantages to many charities across the UK. By now, you’re probably more than used to hearing about the ‘cloud’, which is another way of referring to the ability to store and host files and documents on a virtual platform – and retrieve them when necessary. Continue reading

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Technology Can Save Lives with New Virtual Reality App

Technology is an incredible tool, both for businesses and for charities. It can be a vital component to achieving success or a goal and, with new apps being created rapidly, these can be highly beneficial for businesses of any size or nature. What does technology offer charities today? Continue reading

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Charities and the Benefits of Contactless: Increased Income

Contactless is a form of payment that has gained increasing popularity in recent years. It uses radio-frequency identification, or near field communication technology, and allows for secure payments. The user only needs to hold their card near, against, or over the reader at the point of sale terminal. Continue reading

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How Newsagents Can Benefit from Technology

Technology has become an increasingly versatile tool for many businesses. Not only can it aid in keeping track of stock, it can also help to improve your efficiency and even assist in marketing your business (and give you a competitive edge). This is true for businesses of any size; from large corporations to local newsagents. So why should a newsagent care about investing in technology, and how can it benefit them?

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Charities and the Need for Cyber Security

Even with today’s technology and ever-advancing levels of security, cyber-attacks can still occur. And now, more than ever, charities are being urged to protect themselves against a specific type of cyber-attack; ransomware. Continue reading

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Ineffective Use of Data Detracts From Shopping Experience

As technology advances, we are seeing personalisation and tailoring everywhere, from online adverts to promotions offered by retailers. Not only does this enable consumers to find appropriate offers, it also strengthens the relationship between consumer and retailer. However, a recent report from Cognizant shows that retailers are not taking full advantage of the data available to them, meaning that the shopping experience is let down and retailers miss out on getting the most out of the data.

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Mobile Working a Major Cause of Data Breaches

There are many risks involved when running a business, the monetary loss being one of the major security issues that you may face. A lesser risk is that of data loss, which can easily occur as a result of workers being careless or accessing company data offsite. With the rise of remote working, this has become more and more common in the modern workforce.

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Technology Can Give Corner Shops a Competitive Edge

We live in a digital age and nothing reflects that more than the technology surroundings us. More and more retailers (from supermarkets to newsagents, for example) are investing in a wide range of technologies that offer an omnichannel shopping experience to their customers. Technology such as electronic point of sale systems with an integrated e-commerce solution can help shop owners manage their stock whilst competing with bigger retailers online. Continue reading

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Why It’s Never Too Soon to Start Preparing for Spring

Spring may feel like it’s still a while away but with days becoming longer and nights shorter it’s time to prepare for your retail store for the new season.

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Choosing the Right EPoS

There is no doubt that purchasing an EPoS system can represent a large capital investment. Rather than focus on the day one cost, it’s better to consider how using the system will benefit your business and how long it might take to pay for itself. EPoS can provide tangible savings on employee time and accounting. At the same time, it can provide an uplift in sales through accurate pricing and by improving the efficiency of your stock control. For some businesses, installing an EPoS system can be the first time that you begin to create a database of customers and customer behaviour. Continue reading

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