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The rise of the virtual high street: How the pandemic has reshaped our buying habits

The pandemic has transformed the high street, with smaller retail brands having to quickly innovate, and global household names becoming more agile to meet consumer demands and expectations.

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Gartner survey finds women comprise 41% of the supply chain workforce

Women comprise 41% of the supply chain workforce in 2021, up from 39% in 2020, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc.

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Qualys VMDR embedded in deepwatch’s advanced managed vulnerability services offering

Qualys, Inc., provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with deepwatch, the provider of managed security services and vulnerability management solutions.

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Time to automate ID verification in an online world

By Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa. 

Online retail sales are booming thanks to the pandemic and shoppers increasingly recognising the convenience of buying online. This is backed up by figures from the ONS that reveal ecommerce sales grew 46 per cent in 2020, compared with 2019. The fastest growth since 2008. 

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New study reveals 50% of UK shoppers have abandoned baskets due to poor digital experience

One third of the UK public have not completed an online purchase in the past year due to a bad experience with a website or app, according to new research from brand strategy agency, Curious, in partnership with YouGov.

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Made Smarter backs 200th manufacturing technology project

A programme helping manufacturers boost productivity and growth using digital tools has reached a major milestone, having now backed its 200th technology project.

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Kinaxis and LevaData bringing supplier risk insights into supply chain planning

Kinaxis Inc., the supply chain management software provider, and LevaData, the company that delivers applied AI to transform strategic sourcing and procurement, have entered into a new partnership to enable manufacturers to gain deeper insight into supplier risk and build greater supply chain resiliency.

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Quality audio solutions become a critical success factor for hybrid working and set a new standard of professionalism

61% of end users say the right technology solutions empower professionalism.

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Why is quality management more important in manufacturing and engineering than ever before?

Quality and consistency have always been benchmarks of good business in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, but after the turmoil brought by COVID-19 they have become even more crucial.

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Fake websites, delivery delays and foreign languages deterring UK-EU online purchases

Fear of buying from fraudulent websites (72%), damaged or delayed deliveries (72%) and issues with customs (68%) are putting UK consumers off from cross-border ecommerce purchases, new data suggests.

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Abu Dhabi Terminals unveils AI-focused partnership

Abu Dhabi Terminals, in the presence of His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE Ministry of Artificial Intelligence (AI), has announced a partnership agreement with Microsoft that heralds the next phase in the digital transformation of Abu Dhabi’s flagship maritime asset, Khalifa Port.

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NHS’ lack of communication with patients over plans to share their data is ‘astonishing’, warns Chartered Institute for IT

Most of the 55m patients whose GP records will soon be shared with third parties will be unaware of the plan due to a ‘total lack of engagement’ by NHS Digital, the professional body for the IT industry warned today.

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Nordic eCommerce marketplace CDON chooses LogRhythm’s NextGen SIEM Platform to expand and optimise its cybersecurity

LogRhythm has been selected by CDON, the Nordic region marketplace, to deploy its NextGen Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Platform.

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa collaborates with Flintfox and Microsoft to streamline pricing, promotions, and rebate management

As part of an on-going programme of digital transformation at its bottling plants, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is collaborating with pricing and rebate management solutions provider, Flintfox, and Microsoft to modernise how it uses technology.

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New £210 million centre to provide industry and research access to AI and quantum computing

A £210 million five-year programme, which will give the public sector and industry access to cutting-edge computing to advance discovery and innovation, has launched.

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Kyocera Document Solutions UK appoints Martin Fairman as new Group Sales & Marketing Director

Kyocera Document Solutions UK has appointed Martin Fairman as the company’s new Group Sales & Marketing Director.

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Attacks on healthcare industry continue to thrive, despite increased security measures

“91% of hospital administrators considered the security of data as a top focus last year, 62% feel inadequately trained and/or unprepared to mitigate cyber risks’ that could impact their healthcare organisation/hospital,” reports Abbott. 

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Glu Group first partner to achieve both Cisco Learning Partner and Advanced Customer Experience Specialisation

Glu Group, provider of global channel enablement, is the world’s first partner to achieve both Cisco Learning Partner and Cisco Advanced Customer Specialisation.

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Schneider Electric launches ‘industry-first’, all-in-one liquid cooled, EcoStruxure Modular Data Center

Schneider Electric has launched a liquid-cooled, EcoStruxure Modular Data Center, All-In-One Module. Integrated by Avnet and containing chassis-level precision immersion cooling from Iceotope, the new prefabricated module will allow the most CPU and GPU-intensive high performance computing (HPC) edge applications to be deployed with greater reliability in harsh and remote environments.

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JLT Mobile Computers announces next generation version of its fully rugged slim and light 10-inch Android tablet

JLT Mobile Computers, developer of computers for demanding environments, has launched the Android 9 based next generation MT3010A tablet computer.

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Zix expands Global Partner Program in the UK and Germany

Zix Corporation (Zix), provider of cloud email security, productivity, and compliance solutions, has expanded its global partner program in Germany and the UK. Zix German partners will now be able to take advantage of localized product offerings, including Advanced Threat Protection, Secure File Share and a dedicated Partner Portal.

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Digital.ai introduces AI-powered innovation platform to help enterprises

Digital.ai, the intelligent value stream management company, has announced the Digital.ai Platform, an AI-powered end-to-end solution that enables enterprises to orchestrate the delivery of software-driven business outcomes.

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WatchGuard unveils new endpoint security product family within WatchGuard Cloud, just one year after Panda acquisition

WatchGuard Technologies has integrated the WatchGuard Endpoint Security product family – previously known as Panda Adaptive Defense 360, Adaptive Defense, Endpoint Protection Plus and Endpoint Protection – into WatchGuard Cloud. 

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BlueStar signs deal with Brother to distribute thermal printing range

Brother UK has expanded its reach into the automatic identification (Auto-ID) market after signing a deal with global technology solutions distributor BlueStar, as part of a pan-European agreement.

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The Hidden Costs of Ransomware

A Carbonite/Webroot research paper

Businesses pay the price for partial protection. The true cost of ransomware infections includes more than just the ransomware payment.


We spoke with business leaders and IT professionals to find out how their organizations were affected by ransomware, beyond losing access to their data and paying a ransom.

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