Blog by author FionaCowlam

Fiona Cowlam

The blogs I will post will be from various member of the Barron McCann team. From the MD to our Service Managers, Workshop team and Engineers. We will be commenting on all the issues that our customers in retail and government face and share our expertise and experience as a major supplier of IT Service across the UK and Europe.

The New Role of the High Street

There is a new balance developing between the high street and ecommerce, and retailers must maintain a critical balance between offline and online trading in order to increase their chances of survival.

Ensuring Data Security When Using Wireless Networks

Modern retail is heavily geared towards mobile users and consumers should be nervous about sharing their data, as not all retailers are able to provide a fully secure network.

How ageing infrastructure is leaving retailers behind

Retail technology is constantly changing and retailers are right to want to stay up-to-date, but ageing infrastructure is holding many back. What can be done to ensure retailers don't get left behind?

Why retailers should step away from technical couriers and insure themselves against IT downtime

The use of courier services has become common practice across the retail industry - however, the costs they create for the retailer can be substantial.

Three Retail Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

The retail tech industry is changing at a rapid pace, and it's essential that in 2017 businesses put in measures to cope with expansion. Sean Chandiram of Barron McCann discusses what changes will take place within retail tech over the next 12 months.

Managing IT Equipment Following Store Closures

When a retailer makes the decision to sell on their underperforming and empty stores to another organisation, or close them altogether, what should be done with their existing IT equipment and provisions?

Managing the Strain of Chop Chop Delivery Services

The ever-increasing public tendency towards express, convenient services is bringing around a new trend of 1 hour delivery in the retail market, but businesses should be lining up IT and maintenance solutions suitable for such an extensive undertaking.

Attracting a customer for life, not just for Christmas

As Christmas approaches there will be opportunities for retailers to attract, and potentially keep, new customers - however, making sure first-time customers return again in the future is the real test of your all-important ‘customer experience’.

Rising Demand For Managed Print Services

The Managed Print Services market is still growing fast, expected to more than triple in the next eleven years, and it’s not hard to see why.

The Importance of PCI and P2PE for Retailers (Part Two)

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI DSS for short, is the worldwide standard set up to help businesses process card payments securely.

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