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Category: Data

Almost a year on the Covid-19 pandemic is still causing issues for governments trying to deal with different waves and outbreaks. In this blog, we will focus on the current rules and regulations for venue gatherings in the UK. Occupancy Rules In: England During the latter half of February 2021 the UK government unveiled plans…

The Covid pandemic has forced governments across the globe to deal with various waves and strains of Covid19 very differently. Advice from WHO (The World Health Organisation) regarding personal safety was to wear a face mask in public and to maintain a safe distance from anyone around us. But as many governments haven’t dealt with…

A new era for data handling? Over the past few years, the combination of ‘IoT’ devices & AI / Machine Learning has been used to collect huge amounts of big data. Companies from the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Solution) & PaaS (Platform as a Solution) markets are continually releasing new products to meet client needs. …

2020 will always be a year associated with COVID-19. It’s important that to remember that although the global pandemic has seen a slow down in many economies and sectors, there has been a huge advance in the rate of adoption of new technologies, and with that comes a new way of living, working, and thinking. …

The queue, or line if you are over the pond, has a long history. The first format of it was from the 19th century with the industrial revolution as more people gravitated to cities in the UK. Unsurprisingly, having invented it, Britain is world-famous for our orderly queues. There is however a misconception that Brits…

Universities have been in the news recently for multiple reasons, specifically how they keep their students safe while delivering on the tuition and learning that those students are paying for.  The uniqueness of the university business model means that those institutions are under acute pressure to deliver, from their students (both current and future) and…

Low-cost solution to occupancy control enabling venues to optimize safety, comply with government guidance and offer visual reassurance to visitors by publicly displaying live occupancy numbers  The solution connects with hardware that many venues already have installed, whether that’s access points or sensors (typically used for security), so offers an effective and low-cost solution The…

Visitors and staff are put off by going into venues and offices due to coronavirus. To ensure business survival, companies and brands need to look to technology to improve the safety and attractiveness of their venues and offices. Visitors and staff wish to feel safe when going into a store or entering the office, especially…

Retail footfall surges as lockdown restrictions are eased: an analysis based on more than 50,000 venues across 120 countries. As different regions and countries across the world begin to ease lockdown restrictions, Purple’s Global Footfall Trends tool is allowing us to see what impact these measures are having on the footfall across industries.  Early results…

Many businesses make decisions on the fly from their gut, but there’s a point where a company has to use big data to drive their decision making.  You can spend a great deal of your time making decisions and often they will affect the company, the team, and even yourself in significant ways. That is…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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