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Technology Predictions 2017

There’s no doubt about it, 2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year; one that will certainly warrant a mention or two in the history books. Not only was the global political and economic climate rocked to its core, a significant rise in security breaches has highlighted just how vulnerable some newly adopted technologies still are. With both feet now firmly in 2017, we’re taking a look at the impact of new technologies such as the Internet of Things and the introduction of various legislation on businesses over the next 12 months. Download our free whitepaper now to discover the trends that you need to know in 2017 and beyond.


Hosting and Data Security: Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset

It has never been more vital to prioritise data security, and the best place to begin is by understanding where and how your data is stored. According to the 2018 Cyber Security Breaches Survey, 43% of commercial businesses and 19% of charities suffered a cyber-breach in 2018. Data has no boundaries, and with the number of cyber-attacks increasing each month, securing your business data should be top priority. Did you know that 74% of companies currently outsource their IT and 87% are planning to maintain or increase their level of IT outsourcing? This whitepaper examines the advantages of outsourced hosting and the relationship between hosting and data security.  


Fast Track Guide: eCommerce Peak Period Success

What's the secret to a successful eCommerce peak period? In the fast-paced world of eCommerce, it can be difficult for businesses to maintain a fluid, hassle-free purchasing journey while managing their customers’ expectations at busy times. With the high street suffering and eCommerce sales increasing every year, it’s vital to design a strategy to cope with increased traffic to remain afloat in the highly competitive eCommerce market. From analysing previous trends and predictions to exploring the hottest tech currently dominating the eCommerce space, discovering the appropriate logistical preparations is crucial. Our Fast Track Guide gives you the inside knowledge to eCommerce peak period success from a range of industry experts.Download our whitepaper now to discover how to maximise your conversions and supercharge your eCommerce store.


Fast Impressions Count: Growing Your eCommerce Site

Time means money in eCommerce, so downtime is out of the question.A single second delay in your website loading time can result in a 7% loss in conversations, while 40% of web users abandon a website if it takes longer than three seconds to load. It’s essential that you work with a hosting provider who can support your business' needs and ensure you have a fast service that's scalable, secure and always available. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2016, Britons spent £2.6bn online, and that number is only set to grow. Ensuring your eCommerce solution can cope with huge spikes in traffic is vital.


What can I expect from Magento 2?

When Magento split from eBay in November 2015, and just a few weeks later announced the second instalment of its platform for general release, it marked a new era of innovation for eCommerce. Technology and shopping habits have evolved massively since Magneto 1 (M1) hit the eCommerce sphere in 2008. The dependence upon smart-devices is just one significant advancement, alongside the development of the Internet of Things and everyday use of machine learning. What should you expect from the revamped platform, how can you prepare for the switch and how will it affect your hosting requirements?


GDPR Explained: An Essential Overview of the Facts and Myths

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new legal framework for the protection of personal data across the European Union (EU). It replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive (DPD), addresses the widely inconsistent data laws currently existing throughout EU member states and includes new responsibilities for data controllers and processers. With GDPR round the corner and Brexit looming, it’s vital your business understands the ins and outs of the EU’s new data protection regulation and adheres to its provisions or risk fines of up to 4% of your global annual turnover and reputational damage.