Technology

Video Calls Trigger Home & Garden Purchases, New Research Finds

Over half (51%) of UK and US consumers indicated in a new survey that being at home during the pandemic lockdown has motivated them to spend money on making their living environment a more comfortable and fun place to be. And over a third (36%) agreed that seeing inside the homes of friends and colleagues in pandemic video calls has inspired them to improve their own home environment. 

52% of the sample reveal that their household has bought at least one product online during lockdown to make their indoor or outdoor living space nicer or more comfortable. And the trend is likely to continue – with 55% expecting to be spending more time in their homes or gardens even after lockdowns have completely lifted.

Despite decrease in smartphone sales owing to Coronavirus pandemic, trade-in values increase

4th August 2020 – HYLA Mobile, the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today revealed the delayed impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on U.S. trade-in programs. According to HYLA’s Q2 2020 trade-in trends research, $225 million ($225,693,362) was returned to U.S. consumers as part of trade-in programs — a 50% decrease from the same quarter last year. Although HYLA’s data typically shows a seasonal dip in Q2 from Q1 by about 15%, this year saw a 57% decrease.

Aspera named a Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools

For the third consecutive year, Aspera is recognized by Gartner for its completeness of vision and ability to execute for its flagship SAM product SmartTrack.

Aachen, July 28, 2020 – Aspera, a leading provider of solutions and services for Software Asset Management (SAM), and part of the USU Group, is the sole company to be placed as a Challenger in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAM Tools. For the third year in a row, Gartner analysis recognizes Aspera for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAM Tools.

BIXOLON Launches XD3-40t Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer to the European Market

A Cost-Effective Label and Barcode Printing Solution

BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the launch of the XD3-40t, a 4-inch (118mm) cost-effective Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer Desktop Barcode and Label printer. Featuring a compact, clamshell design paired with high reliability which is ideal for labelling applications within the Manufacturing, Retail, Transport and Logistics and Healthcare industries. 

Two thirds of businesses unable to count cost of COVID-19 on workforce

- 69% of companies have no way to track cost of employee absence

- 1 in 3 companies still rely on paper spreadsheets for employee wellbeing

London, Nottingham, UK. 30th June, 2020: More than two-thirds of business leaders across the UK have no idea how much employee sickness is costing their business, according to e-days, the absence intelligence platform.

The findings come from an exclusive survey of 100 senior HR executives from well-known global brands by e-days. Of the respondents, one in three still tracked their staff absence manually, using spreadsheets or paper-based forms.

Panasonic Launches Its Most Rugged and Powerful Android™ TOUGHBOOK A3 Tablet With A 10.1” Display

BRACKNELL, UK. 24th June 2020 – Panasonic further strengthened its popular Android line-up today with the launch of the TOUGHBOOK A3, a fully rugged tablet with a 10.1 inch display. With businesses increasingly turning to Android for their rugged mobile tablet and handheld needs, the TOUGHBOOK A3 is ideal for emergency services personnel, utilities and field service agents, as well as transport and logistics operators, and those working in automotive.

Star Micronics launches mC-Print POS printers with USB-C port and USB Power Delivery

High Wycombe, UK, 23 June 2020 - With the growing adoption of the USB-C® standard, international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces the launch of the latest additions to its mC-Print3™ series. The mCP31C and mCP31CB, equipped with a USB-C port, support standard communication with USB-C supporting devices such as Android™ / Windows phones and tablets, PCs, Macs etc, as well as USB Power Delivery.

Report: Critical Need for Blend of Human Ingenuity and AI-Powered Security Solutions to Protect Critical Infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO – June 23, 2020 – Bugcrowd, the #1 crowdsourced security company, today released its 2020 Inside the Mind of a Hacker report, the most comprehensive study to date on the global hacking community. Among the report’s key findings, human ingenuity supported by actionable intelligence of the Bugcrowd platform were found to be critical ingredients to maintaining a resilient infrastructure. In fact, 78% of hackers indicated AI-powered cybersecurity solutions alone aren’t enough to outmaneuver cyber attacks over the next decade.

Endace Wins 2020 Fortress Cyber Security Award

EndaceProbe Analytics Platform announced as winner in Network Security category

London, UK -June 17, 2020- The Business Intelligence Group today announced that the EndaceProbe Analytics Platform has won the 2020 Fortress Cyber Security Awards in the Network Security category. The industry awards program sought to identify and reward the world’s leading companies and products that are working to keep our data and electronic assets safe among a growing threat from hackers.

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK Securely Connects Centrica Field Engineers To What They Need

Employees use modern applications on connected devices to improve customer service and efficiency. See full video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBOh2eMiz1E

BRACKNELL, UK. 16th June 2020 – With the new Panasonic TOUGHBOOK and Windows 10 Pro, Centrica has taken its tradition of service excellence to the next level – the cloud – and transformed the working lives of 29,000 employees around the world. Now employees use modern applications on connected devices to improve customer service and efficiency.