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Online shopping increases van sales

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Sunday, April 26, 2015

The increase of online shopping has helped van sales in the UK to a record high. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said a home delivery boom had resulted in almost 100,000 vans being registered in the first three months of 2015 – 22.3% up on that period in 2014. It said 108,456 commercial […]

Martha Lane Fox to get peerage

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, March 15, 2013

My fellow Millennium Product award winner and ecommerce pioneer Martha Lane Fox is to join the House of Lords.The co-founder of travel website lastminute.com – who is Prime Minister David Cameron’s “digital champion” – will sit as an independent peer. She will take the title Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho in the City of Westminster. Ms […]

Huge rise in UK internet usage reported

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, March 8, 2013

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) in it’s lastest survey of internet useage in the UK reported that online growth is still expanding rapidly. The key points from their research are that: In 2012, 33 million adults accessed the Internet every day, more than double the 2006 figure of 16 million, when directly comparable records […]

How to record your phone calls

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

There is nothing new about voice recording per se – call centres and helplines have been recording customer conversations for years “for training purposes”, and financial institutions now have to record mobile phone calls as well for their compliance reasons.But while big business is well served, there has been little around for consumers and small […]

A paperless NHS would save billions

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants the NHS to be paperless by 2018 – a move which a report says could help save the National Health Service billions of pounds a year.In a speech, Mr Hunt said that the first step is to give people online access to their health records by March 2015. And […]

UK 4G moves closer with Ofcom auction

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The universal roll out of 4G in the UK has progressed as seven bidders for the auction of bandwidths have been named by Ofcom.The telecoms regulator said the auction would increase the amount of airwave available for smartphones by more than 75%. The auction is due to start next month, with licences granted by March […]

Ecommerce websites face new OFT scrutiny

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

UK regulators are examining ecommerce websites on how they may be monitoring online shoppers in order to target them with different prices.The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will consider how consumer data is collected and if any activities could be illegal. The OFT said it wanted to gather more information in order to assess if […]

Millions in UK lack basic online skills

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, November 12, 2012

About 16 million people in the UK lack basic online skills- a new survey suggests.The report, conducted by consultancy firm Booz & Company, defines basic skills as using a search engine, sending and receiving emails, completing online applications and accessing information online. Go ON UK, a charity chaired by the UK digital champion- and fellow […]

UK businesses optimistic about overseas expansion

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, November 5, 2012

UK businesses are optimistic about the prospects for overseas expansion according to accountants BDO.Some 78% of the 100 UK firms surveyed expected revenue from foreign ventures to grow over the next three years. However, firms across the world are shunning eurozone hotspots like Spain and Greece, the same survey indicated. Despite their optimism, almost a […]

OFT cracks down on leading online retailers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In a crackdown on leading online retailers the Office of Fair Trading has found that more than a third could be breaking UK consumer laws.A check of 156 popular websites suggested that as many as 62 may not be fully complying with consumer protection law. The Office of Fair Trade (OFT) found unreasonable restrictions on […]