Cards and payments – the future …

We can now pay for almost anything online, leading some observers to suggest that the days of carrying physical money in our pockets are numbered. But how likely is a cashless society? Are we ready to abandon the security of money that we can hold in favour of the convenience of an e-wallet? Here we

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What exactly is a Data Scientist?

When the Harvard Business Review calls being a data scientist ‘the sexiest job of the 21st Century’, you know that data science is going to be huge. But what exactly does a data scientist do and what qualifications do you need to bag a data science job? Essentially, a job in data science involves processing

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Turning The Sales Process On Its Head

A recent article published on LinkedIn argued that there is far more to sales than costs and benefits. Sales process specialist Jean Marc Bellot, along with many others, believes that in order to sell successfully you have to put yourself in the customer’s position and work backwards. We have summarized their ideas in order to

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The Retail Revolution Is Coming. Are You Ready?

There is a revolution going on behind the scenes in the ecommerce and retail world. It threatens to overturn the status quo and change the industry forever. Companies that fail to keep up face the guillotine. Big data analysis is fast becoming the most important weapon in the battle for retail customers and profits. For

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E-Commerce is booming – opportunites in the job sector

Ecommerce is booming while the High Street is in the doldrums. While household names shed jobs and close down shops the ecommerce sector grew by 16 percent last year. It is showing no signs of slowing down. However, websites aren’t just replacing brick-and-mortar shops as the consumer’s favourite place to shop. They are also creating

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The power of big data and why it matters to you

You know an industry is on the up when the regulators start to sniff around it. Big data, set to be a growth industry and a major boost to employment over the next decade, seems to be next in the line of fire. Powerful software is allowing large companies to use data gathered from a wide

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The mobile shopping revolution

The exploding number of smart phones is changing the retail landscape and job market. Jobseekers in the retail sector need to be up to date about the growing trend in mobile shopping. Mobile purchases are growing fast and can only grow in importance as the number of smart phones and tablets rises. According to Qualcomm

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Big Data Brings Big Opportunities

Everyone is talking about Big Data. Facebook, Google, Amazon they all have their Big Data strategies and are employing the best Data Scientists and with this increase in interest is huge increase in opportunites as many more positions will need to be filled as the demand increases. The ability to mine reams of information for

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The future of e-commerce in 2012 …

How will e-commerce change in 2012? After a year when online shopping went mobile and social what will be the major changes in e-commerce in the next 12 months. 2011 saw e-commerce go from the desktop to the phone with the huge growth in tablet sales and the greater adoption of Android and iPhone smartphones.

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