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Research conducted by IMRG, eDigitalResearch and Portaltech Reply found companies that sell using multiple platforms expect sales from online and mobile portals to account for 45 per cent of their total revenue by 2014. By this time, sales from brick-and-mortar stores will drop to 40 per cent of a typical firm's income. The study indicated that having multichannel capabilities is vital in the current trading environment. 98 per cent of businesses surveyed are already running two or more customer touchpoints - a 12 per cent increase from 2011, while there has also been significant growth in the number of firms operating ecommerce and m-commerce solutions, with use of these platforms up by eight per cent. However, it was noted that organisations looking to improve their sales options need to focus closely on making sure their various services are integrated. This ma... (more)

Top 16 Cloud Computing Terms – you should know

Bare metal IaaS WTF? CDN what does it do? Cloudwash, will it clean my socks? I read this article by Paul Anderson and wanted to repost as it does a great job of covering the new vocabulary of cloud. In the wake of big data, many of us have started to treat cloud like old […] ... (more)

Google couldn’t find Paris–still cant!

I couldn’t resist republishing this article http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/01/google-cant-find-paris.html I just checked and PARIS (the paper plane) is still the top search result. Go to here to see the story told by Lester Haines on this world record attempt – PEER 1 Hosting played its part by being the sponsor for the event. Monday, January 10, 2011 [...] ... (more)

Why Magento Is the Comprehensive E-Commerce Platform Today

Magento has made its name in the world of e-commerce for these reasons. It is supported by some of the biggest names in online retailing, from Paul Smith to Olympus and Nestle. The Linux (PHP)-based platform has become the e-commerce solution for choice companies of all sizes. While its free and Magento Go versions are preferred by small businesses for their low cost and powerful out-of-the-box features, large retailers tend to prefer Magento's enterprise version because of its customisable look and functionality - as well as its impressive reporting and analytical tools. Delvi... (more)

Will 2012 Be the First M-Commerce Christmas?

With online retailers around the UK readying their systems for the annual Christmas hike in sales, anything websites can do to create a competitive advantage to differentiate them from their rivals will undoubtedly be essential. But while many firms may consider ramping up their marketing with special offers and promotions, one area that could prove especially fruitful may be embracing mobile commerce. This is no longer a niche technology, but one that should be a serious part of a firm's ecommerce strategy. Ensuring that ecommerce hosting solutions include provisions for users ... (more)