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As some SMEs reopen for business, e-commerce remains key for sustainable growth

The pandemic restrictions are being slowly loosened, and the usual brick-and-mortar stores in countries like the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Czech Republic, are being opened again, while some states in the US are planning to do so soon. The US saw more than 31% of...


Businesses fail to prioritise customer engagement in post-pandemic recovery

Yext, a AI Search company, has announced research results which reveals that UK businesses could be putting their post-pandemic recovery at risk by failing to effectively communicate with customers.  As many organisations begin preparations for a full reopening over the coming weeks, recent...


Why a wave of technology giants will come from Africa

Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAÍC, investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses, has noted a significant increase in investment demand for African technology start-ups. He said start-ups on the continent are at a distinct advantage because they compete out of necessity....


Beyond Identity announces expansion in Europe

Passwordless identity management provider, Beyond Identity, has announced its expansion into Europe with a series of new hires to its sales, marketing and engineering team as well as a new Frankfurt data centre.  Launched in April 2020 by Silicon Valley...


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...


Learning from the grocery store barcode: How the telco sector can maximise benefit from digital asset management

The telco sector can learn a lot about how to maximise benefit from digital asset management by looking at the success of the grocery store barcode. Simon McFadden, Data and Telecommunications Industry Leader, Aurecon, explains what telecommunication companies need to consider when planning their...


Editor’s Question: How should SMEs improve and adapt their remote working policies?

Fifty-seven percent of UK workers have felt happier over the past year as a result of working from home, according to a new study commissioned by Avaya to take the emotional pulse of the nation as we move beyond 2020. The Life and Work Beyond 2020 study, conducted by research firm Davies Hickman...


Protecting SMEs from email threats

Cybercriminals don’t just attack large organisations – they also target SMEs too, which is why SMEs should always consider their email security. Business leaders need to ask if they have the right systems in place and also if the employees are aware of the dangers posed by email...


Eight ways to improve the value of your business

Andy Clayton, Founder and Lead Coach of Scale, outlines eight ways to improve the value of your business. The Problem If you run a privately held Small to Medium Enterprise (P-SME), you’ll know what a tough but rewarding experience it is. It affords you the opportunity to achieve two things...


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