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Author: Curtis Standley

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Love it or loathe it, Christmas is literally around the corner (again, yes I know!) and if you’re like me and left it until the last minute, it’s probably time to rush around like a madman looking for presents and as a lover of both Christmas and technology, I find myself browsing the internet and…

Understand-business-venues
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WiFi data and analytics have been around for several years, but it’s only in the past couple of years that businesses have started to utilize their potential for improving their guest experience, staff efficiencies and increase the return rate of their customers.  What is WiFi data and analytics? WiFi analytics is the process of gathering…

Patterson joins tech firm as non-exec Director Acquisition of Mr Patterson is major coup for fast-growth enterprise Purple develop innovative WiFi platforms and analytics
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Purple WiFi is excited to announce the former Chief Executive of BT, Gavin Patterson, will be joining the company as a non-exec Director in an exciting time of growth for the company. Patterson has enjoyed an illustrious career including President of the Advertising Association and non-executive director at British Airways and joins Purple at a…

what-is-cached-data?
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Cached data, you’ve definitely heard about it, but do you know what it is?  In a world where we are constantly surrounded by technology in one way or another, we somehow come to accept technical jargon without really knowing what it means.  About cached data  Cached data are files, images and scripts automatically stored on…

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Purple is pleased to announce an exciting multi-year partnership with BT. British Telecom will now be able to provide its retail store customers with the ability to gain customer insights, just as they would online. The partnership will see the incorporation of Purples advanced customer engagement capabilities within BT Wi-Fi services early next year, this…

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As the end of 2019 comes to a close and we enter a new decade, I can’t help look back and think how much technology has evolved in the last ten years, which excites me (probably more than it should) for the next decade.  In the age of technology, it seems that everything around us…

Indoor GPS Navigation
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Wayfinding is defined as information that assists with guiding people in a physical environment or enhancing their experience within it, you know the signs they have in hospitals that ensure you don’t end up on an operating table instead of the x-ray department? Technology is putting a new spin on the traditional signs, enabling us…

California introduces new data security laws.
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With great data, comes great responsibility… Since Purple’s beginning in 2012, data security has been at the forefront of our business and we’ve always gone a step further by providing guests the moment they log in with an easy to read and digestible terms of business and privacy policy which enables guests to manage their…

Why you should start a company running club
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If you stand around the front of the Purple offices at 5pm on a Monday you will notice a gathering of individuals donning their running gear. For over a year the Purple running club has been going strong and we even recently ran the Great Manchester Run for the amazing Wood Street Mission. But why…

Purple WiFi location heatmap
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Location data provides more intelligence than just x and y. Yes, it can tell you how many people visit your venue, but did you know it can also be used to track visitor movement throughout your venue? Opening the doors for proximity marketing, way-finding, personalized customer engagement and more. The data can also feed into…

WiFi analytics features
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Firstly, what is WiFi analytics? WiFi analytics put simply means, to gather customer data through the use of guest WiFi. Guest WiFi is the free WiFi you get in hotels, cafes and numerous other store types. WiFi analytics collects customer data in two different ways. Authorized data The first method of collecting data is through…

Enterprise data management for physical spaces
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Why do businesses collect data? Put simply, to improve. Take your website and Google Analytics as an example. Google Analytics captures data about your website and its users. You then analyze this data and use it to improve your website. But what happens when you have heaps of data coming from lots of different sources…

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Real-time marketing in its simplest form is a great technique used by brands that allows them to create a personality, differentiate themselves from the competition, and improve the overall customer experience. By introducing a human element to a business it can help build trust, and in a lot of cases, brand loyalty. Consumers of a…

Purple careers - apprenticeships
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One of our key values here at Purple is all about innovation and determination. We are a technology business after all, and technology is always evolving. Not only do we continually look for new ways to improve our solution and the end-to-end customer experience, we also look to develop our people, and help them build…

Everyone's been talking about IP Expo
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What a great week it’s been off the back of the IP Expo at Earls Court last week. Our office has been doing live demos to customers & resellers all over the world! If you saw the press release you’ll have seen that we announced our partnership with Ingram Micro at Cisco’s London Partner Forum…

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