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Trump’s latest China threat could crush the $8 billion Amazon competitor Wish. Here’s its plan to fight back. - Recode
But this initiative also reduces the company’s dependence on the artificially low, cross-globe shipping rates that Wish relied on for its early success. In these instances, Wish uses freight-forwarding services to ship these items in bulk from Chinese merchants to Wish’s U.S. warehouses. When a customer places an order for one of these items, it is then shipped within the U.S. using U.S. carriers and normal rates // Wish getting out of the dropshipper biz, but might have to inject financing into the supplychain. all for those cat blindfolds!
wish  supplychain  logistics  china  tradewar  dropshipper  ovum  sme 
4 days ago by yorksranter
Softcat warns of Brexit cloud forming over UK tech, vows: If prices rise, we'll pass them on... • The Register
Softcat’s long-term planing and centred on selling more stuff to its existing clients, and bringing more customer on board, something that was put in place by Hellawell. The number of customers went up 4.7 per cent to 11.9k, slower than recent years, but gross profit per customer rose 22.8 per cent.
softcat  var  brexit  ovum  sme 
4 days ago by yorksranter
Q&A—Comcast Business' SD-WAN customers want more 'nerd knobs' to better track their networks | FierceTelecom
The service delivery engagement with customers, especially smaller customers who don't have deep IT experience where they may have been getting support from some third party for some kind of product.

Some businesses didn't even know what BGP was. What we're finding is, especially for the smaller or modest sized opportunities with maybe 20 to 25 sites, is they are substantially challenged in terms of being able to cleanly provide information to us In terms of how do we configure the network with them?
bgp  networks  sd-wan  comcast  sme  ovum 
20 days ago by yorksranter
Insolvencies in UK building firms rise 20% after Carillion collapse | Business | The Guardian
In a devastating knock-on effect for the sector, a total of 780 companies in the industry fell into insolvency in the first quarter of 2018 – a one-fifth rise on the same period the previous year – the analysis by accountancy firm Moore Stephens revealed. In total there were 2,764 insolvency casualties among building firms in the 2017-18 financial year, up by 6% on the previous 12 months.
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21 days ago by yorksranter
Patch Lady on the C week @ AskWoody
Mary Jo today talks about a “Managed” desktop and it’s also blogged about on the Microsoft 365 blog whereby Microsoft will be deploying and managing business desktops. My response? Bring it on, because I think Microsoft themselves needs to understand better the state of patching today. Mary Jo’s post talks about that initially the devices supported will be Microsoft’s own Surface devices and I’ve tracked some nasty issues relating to firmware updates and patches on that platform. So much so that people have had to take units and receive replacement units in order to get a functioning system. This managed desktop won’t be offered to consumers, nor does it look like it’s economical to small businesses given that it has The Microsoft 365 Enterprise sku which is about a $50 a month software license for merely the software. let alone the cost of the hardware.

Bottom line, I think ultimately there are only good things that can come out of this.
microsoft  sme  ovum  managed_ict 
27 days ago by yorksranter
5 Reasons to Outsource Marketing To Someone Else via
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5 weeks ago by WeRank
SDG Accelerator – new business solutions with the UN Sustainable Development Goals | FN's Udviklingsprogram UNDP's nordiske kontor i Danmark
The SDG Accelerator is a UNDP programme aiming to accelerate business solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The programme is funded by The Danish Industry Foundation and is tested in Denmark in 2018 and 2019 with 30 Danish small and medium-sized industrial companies and then the aim is to roll out across the Nordics and globally.
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5 weeks ago by SbcmAlumni
SMV’er arbejder med FN’s verdensmål
Find inspiration hos syv danske SMV’er fra forskellige brancher, der på hver deres måde bruger FN's verdensmål for bæredygtig udvikling i deres forretning.
cases  sme  sdg 
5 weeks ago by SbcmAlumni
Ti gode historier om samfundsansvar
Ti danske små og mellemstore virksomheder deler her deres erfaringer med samfundsansvar, også kendt som Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
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