Author: Lucy Wyndham

Ecommerce in the U.S. grew by 40% in 2020, showing the extent to which offering online goods and services is a smart, flexible and practical strategy in the face of unexpected world events and shifts in markets. If your business has recently created an online store or you are in the process of building one, relying on the latest technologies will ensure your customers have an optimal shopping experience. Given the growth of competition and an increasingly savvier online shopping audience, the following features will help you grow your number of leads and boost customer loyalty. Web Accessibility Survey after…

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Since April 2020, first-time downloads of the top twenty mental health apps hit four million in the U.S only, an increase of 29% from 3.1 million in January, according to a report by CNBC. Everyone experiences stress due to work, relationship issues, health, studies, politics, and even climate change. Fortunately, managing daily stressors and leading a healthy lifestyle is possible. And one way to achieve the best results is by using technology. If you’re like many people, you’re probably asking, does tech aid or inhibit self-improvement efforts? The truth is technology does make life easier, and it alleviates stress. However,…

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Accessibility in tech is a hot button topic, with tech experts Engadget noting that 2020 saw leaps and strides in the inclusivity of technology but that there was still a huge gap for people with accessibility needs. With regulatory frameworks not promoting inclusivity enough, a laissez-faire approach to being accessibility-positive has been taken in the industry with varying results. However, movements within tech circles indicate that the big players in innovation and manufacturing are absolutely moving towards being accessibility-first – the question is whether private digital business will follow. Building a buzz An overview of some early previews from CES…

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Even before the health crisis, the online market was already enjoying a massive annual growth, and it is expected to reach a worth of $337 billion by 2026. From core curriculums to e-learning for music and other arts, the number of subjects being taught continues to rise, as demanded by children, college students, and mature learners alike. If the crisis has taught online learning platforms and services one thing, it is the need to adopt classrooms and methods technologically, to ensure the remote learning experience is as true to life as possible. These are just a few of the top…

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Hurricanes cause a lot of damage, with the average cost running up to $21.6 billion in the US. The destruction inflicted by hurricanes include injuries, loss of life and property, and social and environmental damage. Technology, however, can play a huge role in mitigating the damages of these natural catastrophes by providing early warning systems and being used in design and construction technologies to build stronger structures. Better Weather Predictions The most immediate threat from hurricanes are the powerful winds, which can reach speeds of up to 150mi or 241km per hour – a force that can uproot trees, knock…

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E-commerce sales are set to reach almost $4 trillion by the end of this year, indicating the extent to which cutting-edge technologies are vital for brands wishing to rise victorious over competitors. Some of the most important technologies ruling marketing and branding are artificial intelligence (AI), the use of multi-touch attribution models, and virtual reality marketing. How are these technologies changing marketing strategies, and how can you leverage their power to take your brand to the next level? AI And Digital Marketing Companies across a wide array of industries are honing their digital marketing strategies through AI, Customer Relationship Management…

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A staggering 96% of employees in the US feel that remote working is here to stay, according to Indeed. If you have transitioned to remote work for your trade or business, there is a big chance that you’ve taken a gander at remote working platforms. While these platforms often have their own tools, it is still important to have your own tools to give yourself control. So what sort of tech tools exist to enhance your remote working platform experiences? Remote Desktops as A Remote Training Tool The advent of remote work opened up the worker options for employers and…

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Thanks to recent events, the growth of eCommerce has exploded. Before this year, predictions showed an 18.4 percent global eCommerce growth and $4.105 trillion in sales. Fast forward to today, and eCommerce growth predictions have accelerated by four to six years, according to an Adobe report released in June 2020. While the use of eCommerce can be a useful technological tool to increase business productivity, it also comes with its risks. As activity in the eCommerce industry amps up, online business owners also need to be alert to increasing security risks as more scammers and fraudulent customers target eCommerce businesses.…

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There are now over 10,000 wineries in the US, producing roughly 1 billion gallons of wine. Wine consumption has also risen considerably over the last decade, and with this steady growth, winegrowers and producers are increasingly looking to technology to help them monitor grape cultivation, improve cellar storage, and enhance wine packaging. IoT (internet-of-things) continues to infiltrate our lives, and it has now entered every stage of the wine making process. From smart wine labels in store to cultivating robots in the vineyard, technology offers the increasing number of winemakers an opportunity to stay one step ahead of the competition.…

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Technology may not be the first thing your mind conjures up when it comes to pest control, but as is the case in many other sectors, it is revolutionizing this industry in many ways. As found in research compiled by IBISWorld, the rise of pests such as bedbugs has been a boon to the pest control industry over the past five years, with the new emphasis of the industry being on prevention rather than cure. How is the Internet of Things reshaping the way humans and pests interact, and how can it help homeowners rest assured they are living and…

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