Using the strengths of the high street to thrive in retail
One of the key media trends for retail in 2018 has been the death, or at the very best decline, of the high street. It’s featured in almost every newspaper, on the BBC’s flagship political show, Question Time, and in May 2018 was the subject of a parliamentary inquiry, the aim of which is to understand what the British high street might look like come
Customer WiFi: nice-to-have or must-have?
It will come as a surprise to no-one that online shopping is still on the rise. According to the latest figures from the UK’s Office for National Statistics, the proportion of online sales for retail businesses is at an all-time high and still growing year-on-year. Granted, it’s quicker in some kinds of retail than others; the proportion for clothing retailers has jumped from 14.7% to 17.6% in the last year alone,
It may sound like a stereotype but millennials expect their technology to be fast, accessible and on-demand and this extends to how they do business. Millennials have limited patience for work systems that slow them down in their career – they don’t want to compromise on efficiency because their organisation provides them with inflexible telecommunications. They want access to a full suite of mobile solutions that empowers them to work from anywhere.
These expectations are not
Millennials are getting older. They’re moving up the career ladder and bringing along a new set of standards for workplace culture and environment – ones which position seamless telecommunications as a high priority. Millennials may be stereotypes, but the assumptions are true – they want things faster, more reliable and easy to use.
These standards are likely to influence whether millennials decide to stay at a company or move on. They don’t want to work for
By 2020, the UK government’s digital transformation strategy is aiming to transform the relationship between citizen and state. In other words, public sector departments are intent on revolutionising the way they do things to become more efficient, intelligent, smarter and smoother.
Of course, that brings to mind things like better data usage in airports to recognise frequent travellers, GP appointments carried out over a video link, or the recently announced unlocking of Ordnance Survey mapping and
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