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Most UK independent retailers and brands selling through the pandemic based outside of London

According to data from Ankorstore, a curated marketplace connecting independent brands with local retailers, the economic disruption caused by the pandemic has inspired a wave of entrepreneurial independent retail businesses. Over the last six months, more than 10,000 independent retailers were...


Editor’s Question: What are your top tips for marketing a company?

Three experts offer their top tips on how to market a company. Paul Wright, Managing Director UK, FR, ME and Turkey at AppsFlyer With vaccines being rolled out across the UAE, businesses have started the work of rebuilding for the ‘new normal’. For many, this will include reclaiming...


Suncorp NZ invests in a technology-enabled workforce

Suncorp New Zealand has announced it is doubling down on developing a technology-enabled workforce, following its success in adapting to fully remote work during last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns. Suncorp NZ began a major digital overhaul in 2016 with a focus on offering employees the freedom...


Editor’s Question: How have customers’ expectations changed within the last 18 months?

Dave O’Flanagan, Chief Product Officer of Sitecore explains how customers’ expectations have sky-rocketed during the pandemic and how companies can meet these expectations. Customer expectations are always evolving in real-time, but the pandemic really set things into high gear. In...


eSignatures are a crucial step towards secure Digital Transformation

Pre-Internet, we wouldn’t have left sensitive documents lying around the office, so why would we leave them open and vulnerable on our digital platforms now? Andy Wilson, UK Site Lead at Dropbox and HelloSign, explains the best way to protect your documents. COVID-19 has increased Digital...


Rapid economic growth to follow COVID-19 crisis: 10 key insights for business leaders

As we recover from the COVID pandemic, environmental, social and technological trends are converging, leading to rapid, disruptive and transformative change, the likes of which we have not experienced for more than a generation, argues Simon Sear, CEO and founder of Studio 44. Leaders need to...


COVID triggers changes in payments habits among over eight in ten consumers

More than eight in ten consumers (86%) say that their payments habits have changed since the start of the pandemic, with 59% trying a new payment method for the first time – a number which rises to 77% among the 18- to 24-year-old age group. That’s according to new research released...


Reimagining the physical office and its connectivity needs

Employees have become accustomed to working from home and although some will want to return to the office, others will be content to remain working remotely. The answer lies in hybrid working and Jon Howell, Smart Spaces and IoT Lead EMEA at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, explains...


Editor’s Question: What have you learned in business during a year of a global pandemic?

Alex McMullan, VP and CTO International, Pure Storage, explains what he has learnt following more than a year of COVID-19. Even before COVID-19, the world was going through a period of great change. For many years, businesses have been under intense pressure to digitally transform or lose out to...


Ultima warns CEOs of huge security threat from employees returning to work

With the roadmap out of lockdown now underway, many employees are set to return to the office either part-time or full-time. While this might be an exciting development for many, businesses need to be aware of the IT risks the return poses, said Ultima. While companies may think they have good IT...


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