Deloitte predicts online sales jump

More shoppers are expected to buy their Christmas gifts online this year, research has revealed. Deloitte predicts that the UK will see online retail sales jump by 17% this December. The rise could lead to a boost in online advertising … Continue reading

Marketing attribution ‘proving popular’

Marketing executives are becoming increasingly interested in online marketing attribution as they aim to improve their efficiency, a poll by Econsultancy has shown. It discovered that over 50% of companies are now involved in marketing attribution as part of their … Continue reading

Cancer blood test wins funding

Blood tests which can tell doctors how well cancer patients are responding to treatment have secured a cash award from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Department of Health’s chief medical officer and chief … Continue reading

Twitter rolls out search engine boost

Twitter’s search engine has been overhauled to make search results more relevant for users and weighted less heavily towards the United States. The microblogging site has introduced an autocomplete function for those exploring tweets, articles, accounts, images and videos. This … Continue reading

E-commerce websites ‘must adapt’

E-commerce websites will need to ensure their customer experience fits in with an always-connected world or they risk falling behind competitors, a new report suggests. Enterprises should focus on new analytics solutions, multichannel metrics and better collaboration tools in 2013, … Continue reading

Cosmetic surgery ‘may aid job chances’

Older executives are increasingly resorting to cosmetic surgery to boost their chances in the jobs market, according to a leading doctor. Since May plastic surgeon Professor Laurence Kirwan has carried out more than 50 aesthetic operations on people who said … Continue reading

Community nurses go mobile in Scotland

Healthcare professionals in Scotland are to given the latest mobile technology after ministers agreed to fund a £1 million project to boost standards. The money has been set aside to reduce bureaucracy and provide staff working in the community with … Continue reading

Retailers ‘must adapt to showrooming’

New research has revealed that as many as a fifth of consumers are now going into shops to try out products but checking on their mobile devices to get the best price. The study, which was conducted by Aprimo, shows … Continue reading

UK GPs ‘top for healthcare technology’

GPs in the UK have beaten doctors across the world for their use of technology in healthcare, a survey has revealed. UK practices claimed the top spot for their use of healthcare technology in the survey of 8,500 primary care … Continue reading

Retailers ‘must get online marketing right’

A new study has forecast that consumers in the UK will spend around £86bn this year on their Christmas shopping. The research, which has been published by Verdict Research and SAS UK, also predicts that online sales will account for … Continue reading