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08/09
2017
Prepare now for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Posted by Colin Woods on 08/09 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Internet connectivity, Landlines and calls, Retail, Telephone systems,
Black Friday 2017 image

Every retailer knows the importance of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This largely American tradition has made it over the pond and is here to stay. On Black Friday in 2016, shoppers spent more than £1.23 billion, which equates to £51.2 million an hour. This represented a 12%...

15/08
2017
Why the retail sector should be offering free Wi-Fi
Posted by Timm Sharples on 15/08 at 10:00 AM Retail, Wi-Fi,
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Free Wi-Fi is seen as a necessity not a luxury these days and most people expect to be able to access the internet and their cloud-based apps whenever they visit hotels, restaurants, cafés etc. but also when they are shopping. So the simple answer to why the retail sector should be...

07/02
2017
Avoid doing the card reader cha-cha-cha
Posted by Ash Khagram on 07/02 at 09:53 AM Hospitality, Internet connectivity, Retail, Wi-Fi,
Image of a credit card reader

I recently went for drinks at a hotel where I witnessed the barman perform the card reader cha-cha-cha brandishing the card reader in the air to “catch some WiFi”. As amusing as it was to watch, it took him a few minutes to find the connectivity sweet spot and authorise my payment....

06/11
2015
Black Friday and Cyber Monday hosting – seven tips
Posted by Tony Watkins on 06/11 at 02:00 PM Data centre, Retail,
Black Friday image

Cyber Monday strikes this year on November 30 and follows Black Friday on November 27. Both dates on the calendar stem from the US where retailers traditionally have low prices on these days.Widely regarded as the busiest online shopping day of the year, it’s met with eager...