In the US and Western Europe, about a quarter of all personal spending occurs around the Christmas holidays. In the eight-week period from mid-November to mid-January it all happens. Failure to carry the right products or miscalculate marketing and pricing, and a retailer could miss out on a huge slice of its potential annual sales with catastrophic results.
As winter takes hold the desire to shut the doors and stay inside is quite strong. This is the time of year where we catch up with a little reading and start planning for 2017. So, we’re offering you 5 of the very best white papers 100TB has produced in the past few months.
So snuggle up, pour something warming, find a little something to nibble and discover just what you’ve missed while you’ve been too busy to breathe, let alone read.
There are many things to love about the Christmas season. For some, it’s the only period in the year where company email accounts can be ignored with a clear conscience. For others, it offers the promise of quality family time, free from workplace interruptions. Yet for many people, the festive period provides a golden opportunity to finally catch up with the on-demand content they’ve heard colleagues discussing around the water cooler.
For many businesses, Christmas is a time for winding down and taking stock. For those in the business to consumer (B2C) sector, it can be one of the busiest times of the year. For anyone in the technology industry, though, it’s a time to be on high alert: while your staff may be taking time off to be with family and friends, the ne’er-do-wells intent on fraud, theft, or simple misguided mischief won’t be doing the same. For B2Cs it’s a frantic dash to Christmas Eve. For those in the tech industry it’s vigilance and high alert all round. While the cat’s away the mice will play, thieve, commit fraudulent acts or simply be mischievous Are you ready?
In previous articles we’ve looked at various aspects of scripting with Bash. One of the most useful features of creating a script is the ability to change the way the script responds based on input from the user. We’ve covered how program flow can be changed using ‘if statements’, loops and functions, along with how command line arguments can be used to receive information from a user. But it can also be helpful to enable the script to interact with the user while it is running.
There are only two Mondays left before Christmas. Let that sink in for a bit. It may only be early December, but the silly season is in full swing. Lights sparkle and shoppers beat weary feet from store to store as they try to make Christmas wishes a reality. It’s not just the gap-toothed child eagerly awaiting something special, though. The startup has its own lengthy list of things it could really do with as the old year ends and the new one begins. Here are some of the things that most startups wish they could have for Christmas…