Online sales security

Amazon pilots video calls to verify third-party sellers. They are in the process of cracking down on third parties selling fake goods. It is a simple plan involving video calls, ensuring that customers are guaranteed online sales security.

Find out more by clicking the link: www.theverge.com/2020/4/27/21238026/amazon-seller-verification-video-calling-fraud-third-party-sellers

Online sales security

Amazon take security seriously. They are cracking down on third party seller verification.

Video calls to vet third-party sellers

Amazon will use a proprietary machine learning system to review hundreds of unique data points to spot potential risks. Such as whether the account is combined with another concealed account. The company will set up a video call with future sellers and verify that their ID match the documents submitted in their application. Trained agents will review third-party sellers before approving them.

The company launched in-person seller checks earlier this year. However, changed to video calls in February due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

There are some problems with third-party sellers and a need to have deeper brand control. As a result, some larger retailers pulled back from the platform. Last November, Nike announced that it would pull its products from Amazon. As well as Birkenstock, they said in 2016, it would no longer sell its products on Amazon in 2016.

Recently, marketplaces like Amazon and eBay are working to reduce the fake goods sold on their platforms. There a few reasons why consumers turn to knockoffs in the first place.

Fraud control

The company added the live check process via video calls and will be trialled in the US, UK, China and Japan. It involves Amazon matching the documents that a seller has provided. The process involves original documents, as well as using facial recognition tech to verify identities. This will increase customer morale and ensure complete online sales security.

If you would like to discuss your online security, anti-virus and anti spam: Please contact our sales team on 01245 323900 or email enquiries@lisltd.co.uk

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High Speed Internet

Three in five UK small to medium sized businesses do not have high speed Internet. Do you? Is it something you should invest in? As a result of slow or unreliable access, only 20% are selling their products online. While just 4% plan to invest in a digital channel going forward.

Internet that grows with your business

To underpin your digital strategy, you will need a reliable, high-speed internet connection that will adapt with you. It can be hard to find the right solution, particularly if you do not have in-house IT experts. Work with LIS, we offer you a consultative approach rather than a one-size-fits-all solution.

For example, most businesses are aware of the benefits of standard and fibre broadband. However, not always of what comes after that and if it is appropriate for their needs. Special offers, advertising and a high price plan can be off putting.

High Speed Internet

Broadband for SMEs: Make sure you stay connected!

What is the best option?

Did you know there are a range of broadband options that are a step up from fibre, which will cost you less than the price of your daily coffee?

Choose from standard broadband, fibre or one of the many ethernet solutions. It will depend on part on how you will need to serve your customers in the future. Once you have the right internet connection, you will not have to worry. Having the speed and reliability you need to meet your customers’ expectations.

Click the link below to explore the Internet issue businesses are suffering across the country.

https://businessnewswales.com/three-in-five-uk-smes-dont-have-high-speed-internet

We can help companies improve their Internet speed and managed IT services, network support and telecoms. LIS specialise in network support, IT management & all aspects of IT and telecoms services. Contact us for your FREE IT audit.

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Technology supports NHS

AUS-based Starship Technologies believe their robots will change food and package deliveries. They offer people a convenient new service that improves everyday life. The technology supports NHS workers who can have supplies delivered by robots using Starship’s mobile app.

Did you know that automated delivery robots are a common sight on the streets of Milton Keynes?
Technolohy supports NHS

Takeaways benefiting from contactless deliveries and make use of technology.

Starship Technologies have completed over 100,000 deliveries and NHS workers can use them for free. This is also available to the general public  and has proved popular with residents that are having to isolate and social distance during the virus.

Henry Harris-Burland, VP of Marketing at Starship Technologies, commented. “We want to make life a little bit easier for people in these stressful times. NHS staff work 80 hour weeks and they don’t have time to go to the local grocery store. So, they use our robots for their shopping and we are honoured that we can be part of that solution.”

He added: “The residents have been reaching out to us online asking us to deliver to their neighbourhood. We are doing everything we can as quickly as possible. We want to expand and offer this service to more people, especially at this really important time.”

Starship Technologies have been operating robots in the Milton Keynes area since 2018. The company have been trialling the use of its robots with Tesco and Co-op to deliver grocery orders to its customers.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-robots-in-milton-keynes-deliver-shopping-to-nhs-workers-11978670

Technology supports NHS

Co-op deliveries in Milton Keynes are now being made each week using the delivery robots.

The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Sam Crooks, said. “The robots have become an iconic sight in the town. Everyone’s excited at the prospect of them delivering in the town centre. The technology supports NHS staff and for the 180,000 people who work in the centre of Milton Keynes. This new technology can deliver lunch easily and save time during their working day.”

Cloud computing – GO GREEN!

Cloud computing can help to reduce your business’s impact on the environment. Despite data centres increasing their computing output by six times from 2010 to 2018 and their energy consumption only rose by 6%. Click here to read information from The New York Times.

Go green with cloud storage

GO GREEN! Save money, time and increase efficiency with fast secure connections.

For many businesses it promises low total cost of ownership, high scalability and an easy pay structure. Leading IT companies are focusing their energies on the cloud computing to improve operations.

Embrace cloud computing

It is good for your business and the planet. A recent study conducted in the US reveals that cloud computing offers solutions for businesses to be greener because it will cut costs. Some of the key findings are:

  1. US companies plan to increase cloud computing from 10% of their overall IT budget today to almost 70% in the future.
  2. Cloud computing reduces carbon emissions by almost 86 million metric tons per year by 2020.
  3. Annual economy wide energy savings could be more than $12 billion per year by 2020 and that is in the US alone!

Large companies adopting the cloud can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by 30%. The good news is, small businesses can even save more energy than the larger companies – up to 90%.

Access to the networked resources provided by ‘clouds’ enables companies to enter markets without having to meet the capital costs of building their own computer infrastructure. This is especially valid in the present sluggish market. We are seeing an explosion in the number of portable devices with limited storage capacity. Access to cloud computing enables clients to add functions and lower costs to their system, which would normally be associated with much larger machines.

The bottom line: Going green allows higher hardware usage because applications can run on less energy, power and cooling. This means a lighter and happier mother earth.

Contact us to find out how you can help save the planet, money and time. Benefit from security and peace of mind because our team are always there to support you.

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Preparing to return to your work

No one really knows when the lockdown will end and when we can start preparing to return to your work. Why not try to start planning to get ready for when you are allowed back into your place of work.

Preparing to return to your work: Three things to consider

  1. Your employees. If it is a phased end to lockdown, you might have some people at work and some still working from home. It is good to form a plan now for every scenario as we might not return to the “old normal” for a long time yet.
  2. Look at your hardware and software. What’s been difficult during lockdown and caused frustration? What needs to be upgraded or changed? Identify what you need and plan for this to be implemented quickly. To help you stay efficient in case we have another lockdown.
  3. Finally, look at your data. Now is the time to check your data security has not been compromised in any way.

If you need help preparing to return to work for the “end of lockdown”, let us make it happen quickly and efficiently contact us.

The governments five key points

1. Work from home, if you can

Take reasonable steps to help people work from home. Are you unable to work from home or is work place open?  You should then go to work. Staff should speak to their employer about when you will be opening.

2. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment, in consultation with workers or trade unions

This guidance operates within current health and safety employment and equalities legislation and employers will need to carry out COVID-19 risk assessments in consultation with their workers or trade unions, to establish what guidelines to put in place. If possible, employers should publish the results of their risk assessments on their website and we expect all businesses with over 50 employees to do so.

3. Maintain 2 metres social distancing, wherever possible

Employers should re-design workspaces to maintain 2 metre distances between people by staggering start times, creating one-way walk throughs, opening more entrances and exits, or changing seating layouts in break rooms.

4. Where people cannot be 2 metres apart, manage transmission risk

Employers should look into putting barriers in shared spaces, creating workplace shift patterns or fixed teams minimising the number of people in contact with one another, or ensuring colleagues are facing away from each other.

5. Reinforcing cleaning processes

Clean office more frequently, paying close attention to high-contact objects like door handles and keyboards. Employers should provide handwashing facilities or hand sanitisers at entry and exit points.

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Preparing to return to your work

Help to control the virus. Staying alert. Follow the rules. We can continue to save lives and recover from coronavirus.