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Boots exec shares the drugstore chain’s pandemic-driven data strategy

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Boots, which is part of the Walgreens Boots Alliance, saw a 250% year-on-year online sales increase during 2020’s pandemic-induced lockdown. This shift was overseen by Boots UK CIO Richard Corbridge, who acknowledges what a huge shift the move to ecommerce …

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Activision settles equal-employment civil suit with $18 million wrist slap

A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  Activision Blizzard doesn’t want to fight the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in court, so it is settling a claim that it violated its employee’s civil rights. As part of an injunction, Activision Blizzard has agreed to pay $18 million in …

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Online fraud causes confidence gap between customers and retailers, study finds

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! As ecommerce increased during the pandemic, so did fraud. According to a new survey by Riskified, in the U.S., more than three quarters (82%) of retailers said that they have seen an increase in fraud attempts since the pandemic began; …

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53% of software companies will move to subscription models by 2023

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! More than half of companies are planning to move to subscription models in the next 18 months, according to a report from Revenera, but at the same time, a one-size-fits-all approach to either monetization or deployment strategy isn’t sufficient to …

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Nintendo Direct, Christ Pratt, and goodbye, Jason! | GB Decides 215

A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  It was one weird week in video games. Nintendo finally did its September Direct video event where it announced — well, all we can really remember is that Chris Pratt is playing Mario. GamesBeat editor Mike Minotti, however, is still excited …

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Nintendo launches Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers for Switch

A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  To go alongside the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games coming to Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo is also releasing new controllers for its hybrid home/handheld console. Starting in October, Nintendo Switch Online members will have a chanced to purchase Switch-compatible N64 …

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Mid-sized companies are turning to low-code/no-code platforms, study finds

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Nearly half of small and medium businesses (SMBs) say they use low-code/no-code (LCNC), according to new research from Accenture. Past waves of IT democratization have already helped SMBs accelerate their business growth, optimize their operations, and compete with larger rivals. …

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Securing the energy revolution and IoT future

In early 2021, Americans living on the East Coast got a sharp lesson on the growing importance of cybersecurity in the energy industry. A ransomware attack hit the company that operates the Colonial Pipeline—the major infrastructure artery that carries almost half of all liquid fuels from the Gulf Coast to the eastern United States. Knowing …

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Employee bounce rate increased 27% as companies return to the office

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! The “employee bounce rate” which rose to 19% in August, up 1.5% from July. The employee bounce rate represents the percentage of employees that worked in the office once and didn’t return that month, according to research from Robin. With …

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