2020 payments switcher guide

It’s an age old adage we’ve all heard in the past, and told ourselves countless times before. But what about “New year, new business”? Although it doesn’t roll off the tongue with the same degree of elegance as the former, it may also be one of the most important things a small business owner could

Evolution of payments in the ‘Now Economy’

Enabling a smooth payments experience for customers is crucial to maximise sales and growth potential in an omnichannel world. But as payment innovations and consumer expectations continue to evolve, how can companies keep up? The payments landscape has transformed significantly in recent years, driven by developments in technology and fast-changing consumer expectations. The role payments

No touching: Contact free payment options

Visa and Mastercard have recently increased the Contactless payments from £30 to £45, thereby reducing the number of instances customers have to handle a terminal to authorise payment. The use of cash has sharply declined in recent years. Since Covid-19 crisis started, we’ve seen a lot of shops stop taking cash, to minimize the risk

Going online: Turning your restaurant to online takeaway

Unlike other global events that have shaken public confidence in the past, e.g. the financial crash of 2008, COVID-19 will inflict potential long-term economic hardship. In this eBook, we will look at some quick win opportunities which could help your business support the community you live in. We’ll keep the information as updated as we

How to start an e-commerce business

With the opening of non-essential businesses still entirely dependent on a number of factors, many businesses are pivoting to an e-commerce business model for the very first time. E-commerce is an effective way of maintaining sales during these strange times, as more and more people shift to online shopping habits regardless. And it is actually

Data Discovery through the eyes of Tech Giants

As thousands of datasets are being created each day, enterprises find themselves struggling to understand and gain insights from their information. Usually messy, scattered and unorganized, data & analytics teams are found spending most of their time cleaning up a Big Data mess! In fact, many recent surveys* still state that data science teams spend

Want better ROI? Beat the bots

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Valley of Fear, Sherlock Holmes informs a local inspector that “the temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.” In today’s information-flooded business world, access to sufficient data isn’t a problem. But we often struggle with a different challenge—inefficient data. Data and analytics are

THE IMITATION GAME. Detecting and Thwarting Automated Bot Attacks

IT executives, contributors, and IT security teams in a range of industries understand that their growing arrays of public-facing applications, whether those are web, mobile, or API-based, are the targets of automated bot attack campaigns. Inexpensive and easy-to-launch automated malicious bot attacks exploit vulnerabilities in the business logic of these applications to hijack user accounts,

HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST THE OWASP TOP 10 AND BEYOND

Application security is hard. We see headlines about data breaches almost daily. According to F5 Labs, web application attacks are the #1 single source entry point of successful data breaches. Additionally, the fallout from application attacks come with high costs. What is it about web applications that makes them so precarious? Insecure software. The challenges

Challenge or Opportunity? Take a new look at pay

Near Miss or Early Warning? You’ve tackled some big challenges recently. Huge legislative payroll changes plus the technical issues of trying to manage payroll remotely during lockdown, often using systems and processes that haven’t changed in years for many businesses, despite the enormous changes around you. Payroll matters and this is your chance to make