Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Reading an article about The Future of Shopping  in all its glory, the browsing online, videoconferencing, superimposing items, click-and-collect, scanning barcodes, price-matching , Quick Response and technological advances mean the future seems less leaps-and-bounds and more vaulting and ricocheting. With a question being posed:  ‘Is E-Commerce a disruption for retailers'? For the small business that [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines – No31 Outside The Toy Box

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines – No31 Outside The Toy Box

  The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. A statement which might truly, according to promoted top ten lists, be relegated  to Christmas’ past, as real time toys in emails to the North Pole seem to eschew traditional play for interactive with added technology. Updated after Christmas dinner games, such [...]
Easy On Down The Line

Easy On Down The Line

The ease of online shopping isn’t new but, as technology marches ever forward, it’s the ease of the experience and the convenience of the transaction that has the customers spending. Click and collect, virtual stores  and mobile access are all keeping shopping habits on the move. Who needs to write a shopping list!  Grab a drink and [...]
December 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

December 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Economic Advantage to Hibernation Amassing goodies, storing up supplies and generally expending any remaining energy, exemplifies the wind-down to the end of a year,  a time that can be used for potential hibernation. With predictions of a winter with Britain in recession, due to economic roller-coasting, the squeezes on budgets and employment, plus additional interruptions [...]
December 2011 Noteworthy News

December 2011 Noteworthy News

It’s no news to describe the current UK economy as ‘abnormal’ therefore, following the OBR’s latest economic forecasts  for growth, the Chancellor’s autumn statement  wasn’t too surprising.  With plenty of commentary around (both winners and losers)  we were able to enjoy a ‘lighter’ viewpoint via The Daily Mash.  Apparently the future of a cutting-edge economy [...]
Native to our Business

Native to our Business

Vision.... `is the art of seeing things invisible' (Swift). Strategically placed around us are aids; PC, phone, light, files etc. Aids to us getting things done.  It’s also good to be reminded that beyond the centre of our focus there is another life, therefore, personal touches are added to the mix; photos, letters, cd’s, favourite [...]