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Author: Dave Musgrove

WiFi's Impact on Retail: Increasing Spend and the Bottom Line

Recent research has found that retailers who offer in-store WiFi are seeing the benefits with an increase in their bottom line and an increase in sales. IHL, sponsored by Airtight and Earthlink, carried out research into the use of in-store WiFi:  “Impact of Store Networks and WiFi on Customer Experience”. When looking into the influence…

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Maximising the cloud in the workplace

Our blog on BYOD in the workplace suggested that productivity increases if employers allow workers to bring their own device. Employees who wish to use their own devices usually expect that they can and an increasing number of establishments such as hospitals and education are allowing BYOD. In this blog we explore how the increase…

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Apple Pay: What is it, who will accept it and what impact will it have?

What is Apple pay? Apple Pay is a mobile payment system that acts as a digital wallet. It allows a user to make payments using compatible Apple devices. Apple Pay does not require Apple-specific contactless payment terminals.  Currently, Apple Pay is only available for use in the US in its initial stages, but international roll-out…

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Get to know Purple People - Jenny Wren, Operations Manager

1) What is your very first memory? Two of my first memories were to do with my grandad.  Us girls could get away with anything with him and I remember doing his hair for him using a corkscrew and a fork (as you do!) the other was washing his beer bottles – because he brewed…

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Top 5 things you always wanted to know about self driving cars

I’m from the generation that grew up watching Knight Rider.  Every Saturday evening with a packet of Skips crisps.  My Gran thought David Hasselhoff was ‘dishy,’ but I watched it for the car, I wanted a KITT, a car that I could summon via my watch to rescue me when in grave peril. Thankfully, I…

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Seven ways that mobiles have revolutionised events

It’s quite likely that you are one of the 91% of mobile users who keep their device within arm’s reach for 100% of the time.  So you will know how important mobile phones have become in nearly every aspect of life. Mobile for event planning is no different.  It is amazing how much easier event…

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Purple WiFi appoints Roberto Aguirre as Service Provider Director, EMEA

July 6, 2015: Purple WiFi, the cloud-based Social WiFi software company, today announced the appointment of Roberto Aguirre as Service Provider Director, EMEA, reporting to Eric Law, VP of Worldwide Sales. Working out of Madrid, Roberto will be responsible for positioning Purple WiFi in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will be working with…

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Get to know Purple People - James Dale, Service Provider Manager

1) What is your very first memory? Pretending to drive my dad’s green Ford Cortina sat in the driver’s seat outside our house when I was about 4 years old! 2) What were you doing before you joined Purple WiFi? Account management, sales and events at a radio station… I also dressed up as Peppa…

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Yippee I’m off on holiday for two weeks, my car is parked on the drive and I’ve just changed my money at my bank (the branch that’s two doors down from my house). My mother’s maiden name is Jones and my first pet was called Floppy! These are just some of the things that we…

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With the July update of our portal coming up, we want to let you know about some of the great new features you can expect, and also give you the opportunity to sign up to one of our preview and training webinars. Below is an overview of some of the new features you can expect….

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The value of a Facebook Like

Last year Purple WiFi posted a blog which discussed the value of a Facebook “Like”. The post was pretty popular so we thought we would revisit it and see what’s changed since. Is £114 really the average value of a Facebook Like? There’s been a lot of reference online to the 2013 annual report from…

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7 ways technology has developed over the last 10 years

The world of technology has massively changed over the last decade. We take a look at just how far we’ve come, with our top seven technology advancements list. 1) Smartphones With our smart phones we can now do almost anything that we can do with our home laptop. A recent stat we read told us that…

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Squire Patton Boggs

In a society with a high demand for digital connectivity “on the move”, there is an increasing demand for public WiFi services  to be made widely available. Businesses are understandably keen to meet that demand, however, there are a number of key areas of legal compliance which Wi-Fi providers should be aware of before offering…

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Ask the experts: just how close is the Internet of Everything?

Last month Gavin gave us an overview of the “Internet of Things” (also known as the “Internet of Everything”) and what it could mean for everyday life. But how far from the revolution are we? We spoke to some experts to find out. You’ve probably heard it being mentioned a few times – that soon everything…

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