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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.

Report: UK shoppers fear e-commerce environmental impact

Report: UK shoppers fear e-commerce environmental impact

More than half (57%) of UK online shoppers worry that the rise in online shopping is a threat for the environment, a new report has found.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT December Reference Annual 2020

Manufacturing & Logistics IT December Reference Annual 2020

Welcome to the December 2020 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT. In this edition we feature a Special Technology Report looking in depth at the latest developments in the world of Printing & Labelling technology.

Also included is our 2020 Special Report round-up, featuring reports on Transportation Management and AIDC/Mobile Computing.

Brother UK report: channel set to play key role in supporting to food retailers to meet new food safety regulations

Brother UK report: channel set to play key role in supporting to food retailers to meet new food safety regulations

Channel resellers are set to play a key role in supporting food retailers in meeting the upcoming Natasha’s Law food safety guidelines, according to a new report by business technology solutions provider Brother UK.

Elo app turns touchscreen kiosks into facial/mask detection and temperature checkpoints

Elo app turns touchscreen kiosks into facial/mask detection and temperature checkpoints

Elo, a Silicon Valley-based global provider of interactive solutions, has announced major enhancements to its Elo Access App.

Navori Labs drives immersive 8K customer experience in Bahrain shopping mall

Navori Labs drives immersive 8K customer experience in Bahrain shopping mall

Navori Labs is driving a continuous immersive, 360-degree 3D experience on the Middle East’s largest 8K LED ceiling screen at Mall of Dilmunia in Bahrain.

eCommerce sites optimised for Black Friday increased revenue by 330%, says Kooomo

eCommerce sites optimised for Black Friday increased revenue by 330%, says Kooomo

With lockdown restrictions driving an increase in web traffic, retailers who optimised their eCommerce stores for Black Friday secured a 330% increase in average monthly revenue this year. 

Death of the high street – How technology can help its revival

Death of the high street – How technology can help its revival

By Tomas Jansons, Development Manager, Jansons.

For several years, there has been a very evident and well-publicised demise of local high streets as they struggle to compete with the ease and efficiency of online shopping.

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