• European IT budget share reflects home-working challenges brought by Covid

    Businesses in Europe have cut their IT budgets in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its ramifications, and have redirected the remainder to address challenges that home-working policies have forced upon them.

    According to the latest, updated edition of the TechTarget/Computer Weekly IT Priorities 2020 survey, 33% of businesses in Europe have reduced the IT budget by more than 5%. At the same time, 55% of organisations said their budgets remained flat, and only 12% said their IT budgets had increased by more than 5%.

    Most of the businesses questioned in the survey were from the UK, Germany and France,

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  • How retailers are using technology to respond to changing shopping habits

    Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives, Eat Out to Help Out, Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Rule of Six, Local Lockdown, Tier 1, 2 or 3, Circuit Breaker.

    The mixed messages throughout the entire pandemic provides enough content for Twitter anecdotes and shareable memes to last us a lifetime. But this dance of the Hokey Cokey is having a detrimental effect on consumers.

    Whether it’s affecting their confidence to spend as we face an uncertain economic future, living in areas under increased lockdown measures, or just simply planning to stay at home to ride out the storm, shopper’s

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