Author: Naomi Webb

Contributing author for TechSpective.

Every organization is looking for the best endpoint security—a way to protect their assets, especially with today’s rapidly changing threat landscape and increasingly regulated business environment. Getting breached has consequences not only for an organization’s customers, users and the bottom line, but far-reaching legal repercussions that can affect the organization’s ability to do business for years to come, which is why effective cybersecurity is crucial. From the antivirus and anti-spam solutions of the past, to the endpoint security solutions of the last few years, to today’s wider prevention, detection and response platforms—the market is flooded with numerous vendors, each claiming…

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If you’ve made a success of your privately-owned company, then it’s time to consider listing on the stock market. Reaching this stage requires a lot of careful thought and consideration but for companies who are ready—financially and culturally—there are great benefits to be had, including better access to capital and liquidity, and an increased global profile. If your focus is on UK trade, then it’s natural to consider joining one of the London Stock Exchange’s markets. More than 2,200 companies are listed here—from more than 70 countries—and the exchange has a strong global reputation for regulation. So, how do you…

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Ecommerce companies put a lot of resources into detecting and declining fraudulent orders made by criminals who’ve acquired stolen credit card information. This is in their best interest: blocking those fraudulent orders means preventing expensive chargebacks (refunds awarded to the cardholder after they successfully dispute a charge). The real cost of chargebacks is much more than just the value of the refunded purchase, however—there’s the cost of replacing the merchandise and fees levied by the merchant’s payment processor. Yet there’s another, more indirect hit from chargebacks as well. If the percentage of a merchant’s transactions which result in chargebacks exceeds…

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Getting back into the spirit of things at work after the holidays can be a drag, but it really doesn’t have to be. Instead of spending your first couple of days back in the office complaining amongst co-workers, why not take the time to get your workspace organized and prepare yourselves for the year you all have ahead of you? Here is how you can do so: 1. Add some personal touches You spend at least one-third of your life working, so make your desk / workspace feel like it’s your own. Decorating your desk can improve your mood, increase…

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There is no form of communication that is as complex as the human language. Speech is what connects humans around the world. Although the languages we speak are so diverse, the tone, inclinations and connotations can be deciphered to understand ideologies and similarities across certain languages and cultures. Linguistics give you the opportunity to learn how speech and sound work. Have you ever wondered why some accents are different than others? You can learn how sentences are structured, the power struggle in open discourse, how we convey meanings in speech writing and how we have the ability to learn multiple…

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Good quality software is likely the backbone of your business, helping to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks and that everything—from the hours spent on client communications to the money entering and exiting your business account—is accounted for. But are you using the right software, and—just as importantly—is it the most up to date technology you could be using? Ensure you’re using the right software Whatever your business sells, you probably need software to help with a few core functions that all businesses share, such as task management, HR management, accounting, and marketing. So, whether you need HR software…

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Every business has a story to tell. Problem is, fewer and fewer people are listening. Declining TV viewership, email inboxes that are bursting at the seams, and online ad blockers have made audiences harder than ever to reach. If companies are going to engage them, they’ll need a strategy that captures, informs, and motivates audiences in new and exciting ways. Fortunately, a tool now exists that allows companies to do just that: 360-degree immersive video. 360-degree video is hardly a new thing. It’s been around in various forms for a couple of years. What’s new is the technological advances in…

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Considering expanding your business overseas? Well, if things are going so well that you’re even in a position to seriously consider international expansion, the chances are you already possess the qualities you need to handle a global move. However, if you’re going to overcome the challenges businesses fail when going global, you’ll need to harness a few personality traits in particular: An adventurous spirit First and foremost, going global requires having an adventurous spirit. You’ll need to be willing to push your knowledge, understanding and ambition to limit in order to successfully enter a foreign market, which means having the…

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Nearly a quarter of UK adults lack basic digital skills according to charity GO ON UK. The digital skills charity defines the five basic skills as: managing information online, communicating, carrying out transactions, finding solutions online and creating basic digital content such as social media. However, by 2025 millennials will make up 75 percent of the global workforce and this generation is far more technologically minded than those that have come before. At some companies they are already the majority and at the same time digital is increasingly being put at the forefront. For these reasons it is easy to…

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Often, organizations considering shifting towards the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) worry about development costs and finding skilled cloud and UI/UX developers. Some even doubt the hype in what’s being called Industry 4.0 will ever match their own business reality. The truth, however, is that the business logic of Industry 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 still apply to this new era of digital industry. The main issue, as it has always been, is this: are the benefits worth the risk of sinking capital? The ABCs of IIoT First, let’s address the extra I in the room. The IIoT refers to the…

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