May 2019

BIXOLON Launches BK3-31 Kiosk Printer to the European Market

Compact, Flexible Open Frame Printing Solution for the Kiosk Market

BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the BK3-31. A compact, flexible and highly reliable 3-inch (up to 80mm) open frame printing mechanism ideal for a range of kiosk printing applications including parking tickets, self-service terminals, train ticketing, receipting and more. 

Why Your Landing Page Isn't Converting — and How to Fix It

You've put hours into your web design, and your landing page seems to have everything in order. However, people are bouncing away without converting into customers. There are many possible reasons why your landing page is not working the way it should, and thankfully, there are remedies.

Around 80 percent of marketers archive their conversion rate optimization results so they can measure progress over time. If you aren't tracking this, start keeping the data today so you can see what tactics work and what needs adjusting. That way, you can avoid constantly doing something that's not working.

STL launches disruptive portfolio of software products to accelerate CSPs’ digital reinvention

Based on the DevOps agility approach, these cloud-native digital solutions enable CSPs to go to market faster and offer an enhanced experience to their users

Pune, India – May 17, 2019: Sterlite Technologies Ltd (STL) [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], a global leader in end-to-end data network solutions, today announced the launch of ‘Digital Software Portfolio’, a portfolio of digital products that enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to go to market faster and offer an enhanced and personalised experience to their users.

The ‘Digital Software Portfolio’ is now available for STL’s CSP customers globally. This best-in-class software solutions portfolio includes:

IGEL Launches a Fast, Cost-Effective and Secure Endpoint Device for the Future of Work

Powered by IGEL OS 11, the newly enhanced IGEL UD2 is verified with IGEL Workspace Edition; UEFI Secure Boot activated; and, features a modern, eco-friendly and compact design ideal for space-constrained workplaces

Reading, UK. May 16, 2019 – IGEL, provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today announced the launch of the new IGEL UD2. Part of IGEL’s family of Universal Desktop endpoint solutions, the compact IGEL UD2 is a fast, cost-effective and secure endpoint device designed to meet the needs of the “future of work” that includes more secure, more agile environments built on Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and other cloud-enabled technologies.

New Study Reveals Positive Impact of Page Speed on Google Rankings

San Mateo, May 16, 2019 - Websites that rank higher on Google tend to load faster and provide a smoother user experience on mobile according to a new Searchmetrics study conducted using Google’s open-source website auditing tool, Google Lighthouse[1]. And higher ranking sites in general are more likely to use modern web technologies such as next-generation image formats and the newer, faster HTTP/2 web protocol.  

Medidata recognised as a 2019 UK Great Place to Work®

Company scores high for having a culture of diversity & belonging and work-life balance

London, 16th May 2019 – Medidata has been named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™, published by Great Place to Work®. This recognition highlights the company’s unique, inclusive culture among the many reasons employees take pride in being part of the “Medidatian” community.

Established in 1999, Medidata was recognised by its employees as a company that promotes a healthy workplace culture based on trust, pride and camaraderie. Upon joining Medidata, 95% of employees agree that they are made to feel welcome, and 92% feel they are able to take time off work when they think it's necessary.

Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Research Reveals Decline in Ransomware and Malware attacks in 2018 In Ireland, but Phishing and Weaponised Cryptocurrency Mining Remain as Prevalent Threats

  • Report reveals a 60% drop in Ransomware attacks globally with Ireland, Japan, the UK and US seeing the lowest rates
  • Malware attacks also declined globally during 2018 with Ireland showing the lowest rate of attacks 
  • Report reveals hackers are adopting more covert tactics to exploit user data and computing power
    • Hackers are now focused on Cryptocurrency mining, using off-the-shelf solutions installed on victims’ computers to work in the background – virtually undetected
    • Phishing remains the preferred attack method due to poor employee security habits
    • Poor Irish employee password practices, training and security policies are increasing

Tips to Help You Skyrocket Your Ecommerce Sales this Year

If there is an industry that’s getting more competitive with each passing year, then it’s got to be Ecommerce. After all, an industry that’s going to be worth more than 4.88 trillion US dollars by the year 2021 is only going to get exponentially more competitive as the years go by due to the sheer lucrative appeal of the market. And you can bet that every aspiring and established Ecommerce leader in the business will want to snag a sizable piece of that financial cake.

Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs Lead to Unprecedented M&A Growth, Reveals Hampleton Partners’ Report

London, UK – 15 May 2019. Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of the Artificial Intelligence M&A market reveals that over 150 deals were disclosed in 2018, up from 105 deals in 2017. The first half of 2019 is also showing impressive AI-related M&A momentum, with 65 deals already recorded and a total of near 100 deals forecast for the half-year only. In terms of market value, AI is forecast to grow from $21.46 billion in 2018 to $190 billion by 2025 – in other words, to grow nine-fold over the next seven-year period[1].

Heiko Garrelfs, sector principal, Hampleton Partners, said: