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eCommerce Show North 2018: The Best Bits

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eCommerce Show North is an annual opportunity to celebrate the thriving digital and eCommerce industry outside of London. We always aim to stay at the cutting edge of industry practice, so we thoroughly enjoyed the chance to collate industry insights and share our successes at this year’s event.

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Magento Product Updates: September 2018

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On September 18th, Magento have released an extensive range of security updates and performance enhancements for Magento 1, 2.1 and 2.2. Amongst hundreds of updates here are the main highlights:

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Malware on Magento: What to Do & How to Stay Safe

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Malware (malicious software) that skims card details from customers has compromised thousands of unsecure Magento-based e-commerce businesses in 2018.

The breach was first noticed in late August, but is believed to have been impacting businesses for the last 6 months, with attackers planting skimmers on over 7000 stores to date.

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Magento 1 End of Life Announcement: Planning for the Future

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Today Magento have officially announced the end of life date for Magento 1After over a decade's worth of development, the Magento 1 platform will reach ‘End of Life’ in June 2020.

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London eCommerce Awards 3X Finalists!

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I'm delighted to announce we’re finalists at the 2018 London eCommerce Awards! This adds to our previous success at the Drum Search Awards, Big Chip Awards, and The Recommended Agency Register Awards in 2018, taking home 3 wins! 

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5 Speed Considerations for E-Commerce

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I took part in the panel for UK Fast’s “Speed in E-commerce” live webinar last week. Hosted (geddit?) by UK Fast’s Managing Director, Jonathan Bowers, we discussed the importance of website speed for e-commerce retailers and how they can overcome any issues. It was a fast-paced discussion with all the panelists keen to express their views in a really short space of time. As I wasn’t able to share all of my considerations, I thought I’d throw them together in a blog post, so at least I can be satisfied that I’ve finally got my point across!

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CTI Digital to Invest £500,000 in Extended E-commerce Offering

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After growing to a £5M+ turnover in 2018, we have recently confirmed plans to invest £500k into enhancing our e-commerce offering. With significant e-commerce wins and success with Magento clients over the past year, the investment looks to grow and improve our e-commerce department and end-to-end service capabilities.

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Winners of the Big Chip Best B2C Project: CTI Digital with High Street TV

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We are delighted to have been named as winners at the Big Chip Awards 2018 for our omnichannel Magento migration for High Street TV.

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Magento Business Intelligence: What it is and why you need it

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Magento Business Intelligence (BI) is a cloud-based system that can unify all of your data sources and analytics software insights. Even if a team are using multiple different KPIs, Magento BI can provide “a single source of truth” for all. It was rebranded from Magento Analytics in 2016, to reflect its superiority over traditional analytic software, as it offers a holistic view of all company data.

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The Changing Landscape of E-Commerce in 2018

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E-Commerce is ever-changing and constantly evolving. As such, there are plentiful opportunities but it can also be easy to be left behind! Despite its harsh nature, the industry is booming. There has been a rapid increase in e-commerce specific events around the UK, like E-Commerce Show North and Supercharged Commerce, suggesting that retailers are clearly hungry to grow their retail tool kit.

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