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Five ways to ensure cyber security this Christmas

Five ways to ensure cyber security this Christmas

Web hosting company Fasthosts offers its top five tips for keeping customers secure this Christmas.

5 ways small businesses can grow after emerging from disruption

5 ways small businesses can grow after emerging from disruption

The pandemic made 2020 a difficult year for many small businesses, as many closed permanently. But other small companies had success despite the surge in outbreaks and are hoping to build on those achievements in 2021.

Dakota interview with Marshalls: Jon Ellinger, Procurement Category Manager

Dakota interview with Marshalls: Jon Ellinger, Procurement Category Manager

Dakota Integrated Solutions spoke with Jon Ellinger, Procurement Category Manager at Marshalls, to find out how Dakota work with Marshalls as their incumbent printing hardware, software and consumables supplier.

Black Friday 2020: Gifts and self-care among leading purchases for loyalty programme shoppers in this year's unusual run-up to Christmas

Black Friday 2020: Gifts and self-care among leading purchases for loyalty programme shoppers in this year's unusual run-up to Christmas

Black Friday loyalty programme shoppers in 2020 spent significantly more than in previous years on items to show their love and appreciation for friends, family and themselves.

Five ways to boost ecommerce packaging performance

Five ways to boost ecommerce packaging performance

The pandemic has been a catalyst for change, way beyond our expectations. Ecommerce has been propelled to new heights, with online order volumes swamping conventional fulfilment centres. Now, as a second wave sweeps the country, are businesses ready for the predicted mega-peaks of a Covid Christmas? By Jo Bradley, Business Development Manager for packaging solutions at Quadient.

Kooomo announces new updates to improve the customer experience

Kooomo announces new updates to improve the customer experience

Global eCommerce platform, Kooomo, has announced further updates to its platform, including improved accuracy of stock, increased garment context through updated size charts, greater flexibility when managing cookies and a progress bar which indicates how close a consumer is to qualifying for free shipping.

Post-Brexit Product Compliance for CE-marked Products - what you need to know

Post-Brexit Product Compliance for CE-marked Products - what you need to know

With less than 30 days to go until the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, there are growing concerns as to what the impact of leaving the EU will be on product labelling and compliance – particularly for CE-marked products. CE is the administrative marking that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area.

40% of small business employees worried they’ll be blamed for data breaches at work

40% of small business employees worried they’ll be blamed for data breaches at work

Avast (LSE:AVST), the digital security and privacy products provider, has found that almost 40% of small business employees think that a staff member who unknowingly clicks a malicious link would be held personally responsible for a data breach, which could be encouraging employees to keep quiet rather than flagging a potential threat.

’Tis the season for confusion: marketers are unprepared for the disruption caused as consumer shopping behaviour is upended

’Tis the season for confusion: marketers are unprepared for the disruption caused as consumer shopping behaviour is upended

Seismic shifts in consumer shopping behaviour are happening in the run up to the festive period, according to new research from BlueVenn.

COVID sparks massive shift towards sustainable Christmas shopping

COVID sparks massive shift towards sustainable Christmas shopping

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a surge in interest in sustainability with almost a fifth (19%) of people in the UK planning to buy more sustainable Christmas gifts this year compared to last, according to research by the Fashion Retail Academy¹.

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