February 2020

New Research: Reviews, Discounts and Photos most likely to Drive Online Purchases Real Wire Tue, 02/18/2020 - 07:50

NEW YORK (February 18, 2020) - Customers of leading direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands in sectors such as fashion and beauty say reviews (76%), discounts (70%) and photos (61%) are among the top factors that make it easier for them to make purchase decisions according to new research. 63% also reveal they are more likely to make purchases from brands whose websites integrate social proof in the form of content other customers share about the brands on social media.

And while Voice is still a relatively new channel, one out of four (25%) of DTC brand customers who were polled say they are making voice purchases (5% often and 20% sometimes).

BIXOLON Launches the XQ-840 Android Embedded Desktop Printer to the European Market

An Exclusive Two-In-One Stand-Alone Label Printing Solution

BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the XQ-840, a two-in-one stand-alone label printing solution, featuring an 8-inch Android tablet embedded on a 4-inch (118mm) Direct Thermal desktop label and barcode printer. Featuring a space-saving, anti-theft design, high-performance features, an efficient power management system and easy printer maintenance. Making it ideal for a range of Hospitality, Retail, Healthcare and Manufacturing applications.

ISL Online Receives the Highest Score in an Independent Remote Desktop Software Test

ISL Online was the only software candidate rated excellent in both categories, Comfort for remote clients and Functional scope.

Ljubljana, 18th February 2020. ISL Online, global provider of secure remote desktop services, received the highest score for its ease of use, connection and management features in an independent test performed by a German c’t magazine, the IT magazine with the most subscribers in Europe.

“Connection setup and operation is straightforward, and the feature range is convincing. ISL Online makes it easy for the user looking for help,” points out Jan Schu¨ßler, c’t journalist, the author of the article.

Electric Vs. Autonomous Vehicle Race Shapes Autotech Acquirers Into Short-And Long-Term Players, Says Hampleton Partners’ M&A Report

London, UK – 18 February 2020. The latest Autotech M&A market report from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, reveals that there is still everything to play for in the race towards the vehicle of the future, as some acquirers bet on the short-term opportunity of electric vehicle (EV) technology, while others favour the more ambitious, long-term developments in autonomous vehicle (AV) tech.

My Return to Vinyl Records: New Turntables to Consider

Surprisingly, I recently sought out and purchased a vinyl record turntable. This is a surprise to me because I've spent the last three decades moving from the opposite direction as my music collection evolved from vinyl and cassette tape to compact discs and then finally to digital music stored as MP3 files on my computer and mobile devices. In this century, I don't even know if you can call it collecting music because I now subscribe monthly to an endless library of artists and songs through various music streaming services.

BIXOLON Launches XD5-40d Direct Thermal Desktop Label Printer to the European Market

BIXOLON Introduces the First Model from its NEW Mid-Level Desktop Label Printing Range

BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the XD5-40d, its 4-inch (118mm) mid-level Direct Thermal desktop barcode and label printer from its NEW XD5 labelling range. Featuring a compact, clamshell design and comprehensive software features which are ideal for labelling applications within Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics, Retail and Healthcare.

Five Ways Digital Transformation can Impact IT Businesses

As technology continues to transform every industry in the world, business leaders find themselves at a crossroads. Should the company continue to operate as it always has and try to maintain a small but steady upward trajectory, or should it invest in digital transformation in order to scale up, improve revenue in the long term, boost their marketing efforts, and avoid risks in the wake of the technological revolution? While all of the signs may point to the latter, business leaders can often refrain from making such a grand leap in order to avoid overinvesting. 

Report: 86% of IT Decision Makers Believe Shortage of Talent Will Slow Down 2020 Cloud Projects

​​​​New data released today found that 94 percent of IT decision makers face barriers to cloud success, with a majority citing a shortage of talent as a top challenge. The survey report from Wakefield Research and Logicworks, a leading cloud migration and managed services provider, highlights why cloud projects tend to slow down, and confirms that non-technical challenges are the most significant roadblock in cloud transformation efforts.

Star Micronics demonstrates its latest Tablet and Cloud POS Printing Solutions at EuroShop 2020

High Wycombe, UK, 13 February 2020 - At EuroShop 2020 (16 - 20 February, Messe Düsseldorf, Germany), Star Micronics will be demonstrating the future of POS connectivity together with pioneering solutions from leading POS software and payment companies bitbakers (Flour.io), iZettle, Kasse Speedy, Repertus, Sitoo as well as fiscal specialist Fiskaly on Stand 6/E41.