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4000+ unwanted gifts listed on Trade Me by Boxing Day
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By 9am on Boxing Day, 4,300 presents had been listed on the online marketplace, including an empty Roses chocolates wrapper of ‘disappointment’.
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Why building a secure browsing experience is vital
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Cybersecurity is top of mind for businesses and consumers, and with the Christmas shopping season upon us, a secure browsing and eCommerce experience is paramount.
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Christmas a special time for cyber criminals - Check Point
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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ransomware
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phishing
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cybersecurity
Check Point Software has released a statement to raise awareness among online gift shoppers to be cautious at all times and take the necessary precautions.
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Vodafone data use jumps more than 50% over Christmas
Tue, 28th Dec 2021
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
“With international travel still on hold, we expected a large amount of internet traffic around the holiday season but once again we've been blown away by the sheer volume."
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Great expectations: Kiwi consumers may be let down over Christmas
Fri, 17th Dec 2021
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inventory management systems
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research
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online shopping
New research has revealed Kiwis have expectations of quick, cheap and free delivery in the age of online shopping, but expected delays over the Christmas period may cause a change in generally positive attitudes.
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How to ensure your business isn't scammed this Christmas
Tue, 14th Dec 2021
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saas
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cybersecurity
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scams
Increased activity this festive season can result in opportunities for fraud as people are distracted and busier than usual, leaving them less time to review all transactions carefully.
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Retail giants abandon paper receipts this Christmas
Fri, 10th Dec 2021
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digital transformation
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christmas
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retailers
Slyp says partnerships with several leading fashion retailers will see the retailers switch off paper receipt printing for in-store purchases across a combined 42 stores.
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Delivery delays during holiday season could damage brands' reputation - survey
Thu, 9th Dec 2021
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inventory management systems
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christmas
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shipping
Businesses need to ensure consumers are aware of the cutoff points for package deliveries before the holiday season, or they risk losing customers.
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Online shopping to reach tipping point this Christmas
Wed, 18th Dec 2019
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christmas
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online shopping
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online retail
"With more Kiwis shopping online than ever before it makes sense for online retailers to look to increase their marketing reach and improve their advertising return on investment."
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Nine ways to boost IT security during the summer holidays
Wed, 27th Nov 2019
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christmas
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attivo networks
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cybersecurity strategy
With fewer users to manage, IT teams will likely have more capacity to carry out tasks that might have been overlooked during the busy business year.
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Five Tips on Shopping Safely This Festive Season
Tue, 19th Dec 2017
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martech
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cybersecurity
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commerce systems
We have a cybersecurity expert give five simple tips for safe online shopping this Christmas season
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SMEs should use Xmas slowdown to plan and reflect – Xero
Wed, 6th Dec 2017
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accounting systems
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xero
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28% of businesses don’t have any provision in place for when times get tough, with another six percent unsure of what they’d do in tough times.
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Hands-on review: MYNT smart tracker - never lose anything again
Thu, 15th Dec 2016
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
The MYNT is on my Christmas list, and with all its amazing specs, you’d be well placed to have it on yours.
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Hands-on review: Trend Micro security packages - more than just anti-virus
Wed, 14th Dec 2016
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
For a package that’s unobtrusive and that doesn’t strain your CPU or your patience, this may just be the product you’re looking for.
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Invite us to your party and we'll publish a story #PartyWatch
Fri, 18th Nov 2016
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martech
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digital marketing
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techday
It's that time of the year again - Christmas work parties. We need your help and it's very very easy.
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Where you should buy your techie Xmas presents this year
Sat, 19th Dec 2015
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technology gifts
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Can you remember what you were doing in 1991? It was the year that The Addams Family was screening at the movies and TMC Computing had just opened.
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Inventor aims to bring Christmas ornaments into 21st century
Tue, 15th Dec 2015
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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christmas
Inspired to bring Christmas tree decorations into the modern world, Barton Listick has invented Jolly, the world's first smart connected ornament.
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Special Christmas pricing on major brands at Connector Systems
Fri, 11th Dec 2015
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wireless networks
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connector systems
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christmas
Connector Systems has a bunch of Christmas specials for you to take advantage of.
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In-store purchasing still winning with Kiwi Christmas shoppers
Fri, 12th Dec 2014
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pos
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commerce systems
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payment gateways
Kiwis are still looking to do the bulk of their Christmas shopping with local retailers, despite being keen online shoppers.
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One-third of Kiwis use smartphones for Christmas shopping
Wed, 10th Dec 2014
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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shopping
One in three New Zealanders intend to use their smartphone to purchase Christmas presents this year, with an abundance of online shops and delivery services now available.
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Grab yourself a Christmas surprise
Fri, 13th Dec 2013
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gaming
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technology gifts
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square enix
With Christmas fast approaching, Square Enix is set to launch an exclusive holiday deal available from 12th December - 20th December 2013 only at The Square Enix Store.
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Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts - Mac OS Guide
Tue, 29th Jan 2013
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apple
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technology gifts
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chillisoft
If you recently acquired an Apple Mac computer there are several simple steps you can take to protect your new machine.
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Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts - Android Guide
Mon, 24th Dec 2012
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cybersecurity
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christmas
The good folk at ESET bring us a phenomenal series on securing your Christmas tech gifts, this time it's any Android phone or tablet.
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Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts - Windows Guide
Tue, 18th Dec 2012
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lenovo
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windows
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chillisoft
The good folk at ESET bring us a phenomenal series on securing your Christmas tech gifts, starting with your new Windows PC.
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