• RCS forecast to deliver $52.2bn for mobile operators by 2028

    Having long promised to enable operators and brands to increase subscriber engagement and create new revenue streams in an increasingly media-rich communications market, rich communications services (RCS) look set to make good on their promise and divert billions of dollars from digital banner advertising to mobile operator-led RCS campaigns over the coming years, according to the findings of a report by business messaging intelligence firm Mobilesquared.

    The report, RCS: The game changer the industry has been waiting for, published in association with Out There Media, highlights the comparative potential return on investment achieved by RCS and current digital banner

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  • Widespread adoption of WBA OpenRoaming on the cards

    Less than six months after the standard was first introduced, 79% of service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises have adopted or plan to adopt the WBA OpenRoaming standard, according to a cross-industry survey from Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the worldwide industry body dedicated to improving Wi-Fi standards and services.

    The finding is presented in the WBA annual industry report, which puts forward the case for WBA OpenRoaming based on the prediction that the world will become a single, giant Wi-Fi network, allowing billions of people and their devices to connect automatically and securely to millions of Wi-Fi networks around

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  • Covid-19 shift to remote working adds to Earth’s growing e-waste problem

    The uptick in remote working-related IT kit purchases caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has sparked concerns over how enterprises are planning to deal with the increase in electronic waste (e-waste) these deployments may cause.

    According to The rising tide of e-waste study, produced by data sanitisation firm Blancco in partnership with business-to-business research firm Coleman Parkes, nearly all of the 600 enterprises surveyed (97%) had to purchase new laptops to accommodate the shift to remote working.

    Enterprises also purchased a total of 92 devices on average, which included tablets and smartphones.

    In response to this uptick, nearly half (47%)

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  • Lush’s 25-year journey to digital excellence

    Over the past 25 years, the fresh and cruelty-free cosmetics retailer Lush has made huge strides as a business, and has gone from opening its first store in Poole, Dorset, in 1995 to having more than 900 shops around the world in 2020, including an “experimental imaginative retail space showcasing Lush’s innovation in technology” in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

    One thing the retailer has never compromised on over the past quarter of a century is its ethical and sustainable values – from the products it manufactures through to the way it operates its business and chooses its technology stack.

    Speaking to Computer

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