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‘Enterprise Days’ launched at Portsmouth schools to inspire the next generation of coders and tech specialists

Posted on the 29th June 2021

Portsmouth based tech-firm, Radweb, launches brand new ‘Enterprise Challenge Days’ within local schools to immerse young students into technology, coding and app building.

In collaboration with Unloc, a not-for-profit organisation that empowers young people by delivering inspiring education programmes within schools, students will now have the opportunity to engage in an array of tech and coding focused activities.

The recent launch event saw Year 6 students, aged 10 & 11, tasked with creating an all rounded digital solution for the new Pyramids Family Centre in Portsmouth. The students were required to build an app or engaging game for the centre, as well as a poster or website to promote it. They were then asked to present their digital creation, as well as the accompanying marketing materials to the audience and the judges, including Steve Rad from Portsmouth-based software company Radweb.

The level of delivery from the children was incredible. The winning team built a fantastic game that provided a budget facility to build out the family fun centre with different activities, offering the option of placing the activities in different areas. The product combined finance, education, engagement, and delivered well on the specification they were provided with for the client.

The enterprise days not only teach children new skills and elements of technology, they also provide the opportunity for them to push their capabilities into new areas, which are so important for future career opportunities that will be readily available in tech.

Steve Rad, Managing Director of Radweb said;

“With software being the beating heart of all new technology, the future is bright for children who take an interest in coding. Radweb aims to highlight the opportunities of the future by introducing Enterprising children to the subject of coding, building digital solutions and marketing them in an online world”

Tony Shrubsall, Content & Quality Manager at Unloc added;

“Unloc aims to make a difference to young students who wish to develop the soft skills required throughout their education and careers, working with Radweb allows Unloc to combine our training with Radweb’s knowledge of coding and digital solutions, to address crucial talent shortages in the city for an industry that will continue to grow in demand for the foreseeable future”

For more information on how to nominate your school within Portsmouth or surrounding areas to take part in Enterprise Challenge Days, email Ameenah Begumat

Radweb launch Property Deck – a free GDPR compliant CRM system.

Posted on the 10th July 2018

Industry-leading PropTech Software Development company , Radweb, announce the launch of a new CRM for the property and lettings industry.

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Radweb launches new website for S.R.P. Inventories

Posted on the 17th January 2018

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new website for London property inventory provider S.R.P. Inventories.

We’ve recently been working with S.R.P. Inventories on its new website. S.R.P. Inventories is a leading provider of high quality property inventories, check-ins, check-outs and mid-term inspections throughout London and the Home Counties.

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Attackers Targeting Magento For Credit Card Details

Posted on the 21st March 2017

Attackers are still focusing their efforts on Magento, the ecommerce platform, as a way of obtaining credit card information from shoppers. The latest attack is a malicious function that has been embedded into one of the platform’s modules, so that it can be used to steal credit card information. Read more

How AI Is Affecting Ecommerce

Posted on the 1st November 2016

AI could be the next big thing in the world of ecommerce. It is hoped that AI will achieve something that loyalty programs have been trying to do for many years – building customer loyalty by developing an understanding of the needs of individual customers.

AI has managed to make its way into many aspects of our lives, and there are even toys for kids that have rudimentary AI systems in them. However, it’s not just “smart” devices that are having an impact. Today, AI is becoming a tool for customer service too, and more and more companies are using AI to try to figure out what to sell to you, and how to support your shopping habits.
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Verified By Visa Gets an Update

Posted on the 26th September 2016

Visa has updated its Verified by Visa service to bring it up to date with the new era of e-commerce. The changes to Verified by Visa and the associated Three-Domain Secure service mean that it will be even more secure. It will also be more convenient, not just for customers, but for financial institutions as well.

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Ecommerce Holiday Calendar for 2016

Posted on the 24th September 2016

The holiday season is just a few months away, and now is a good time to start reviewing sales dates and considering your plans for what you will do over the next few months. The more sales data you have, the better equipped you will be to take advantage of the most common promotions and buying periods over the autumn and winter.

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Magento Ranked Number 1 Ecommerce Provider

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Speaking at the Internet Retailer Conference and Expo earlier this summer, Magento Commerce announced that 31% of medium-to-large ecommerce companies use Magento for their online stores. That makes Magento more popular than any other vendor, including large ecommerce providers such as Hybris and Demandware. Magento now powers more than one quarter of all of the ecommerce sites listed in the Alexa top one million, too.

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Ecommerce Companies Embracing the Real World

Posted on the 12th September 2016

In a bizarre reversal of the traditional story, digital-born businesses are now taking to physical retail, looking to harness the concept of the ‘experience economy’, in a bid to grow their audience. Traditionally online companies such as Warby Parker, an eyeglass retailer in the United States, are opening bricks and mortar branches to allow consumers to try their products in person.

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UK Payments Faster With PSD2

Posted on the 2nd September 2016

The ecommerce market in the UK is the largest of all the European markets. It is set to reach £90 billion by 2020; up from £60 billion last year. While the ecommerce market is growing, the way in which consumers pay for things is also changing.

The Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is set to come into force in the UK in two years’ time, and it is going to make a significant difference to retail and commercial banking. New payment categories are being introduced, including the AISP (Account Information Service Provider) and the PISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider). These new categories will change the way in which consumers interact with third parties and with banks.
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Magento Taking Precautions to Protect Against Ransomware

Posted on the 31st May 2016

Following the news of ransomware attacks which were apparently targeting Magento-powered websites, the developers of the ecommerce platform have released patches to protect against the malware, and have also removed an extension which they are concerned may have provided the malware developers with an attack vector.

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Why Magento 2.0 Should Excite Store Owners

Posted on the 17th May 2016

Magento 2.0 was released last year, and while those in the development and service provider areas of the ecommerce industry have been talking a great deal about it, when it comes to store owners, the platform has been all but ignored. From the perspective of users, it seems as though Magento 1.9.x “works”, so they’re reluctant to go through the upheaval of rolling out a new platform.

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Almost Half of Ecommerce Purchases Now Made on Mobile

Posted on the 11th May 2016

In the UK, almost half of all ecommerce purchases are now made on mobile devices, with the top platform being the iPhone – ahead of the iPad.

These statistics come from performance marketing technology firm, Criteo, which found that 48.9% of all ecommerce transactions in the first quarter of 2016 were made on phones or tablets – up from 43% for the same time period last year.

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How PHP 7 Improves the Performance of Magento

Posted on the 4th May 2016

Magento 2 has been publicly available for a while now, and it’s clear that out of the box it offers some significant performance improvements over Magento 1.9.x. What many people don’t, however, realise is just how much more performance you can get out of the platform if you use the right hosting configuration.

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Magento as a B2B Solution

Posted on the 29th April 2016

We hear a great deal about the use of Magento as a B2C ecommerce platform, but over the last few months the developers of Magento have put a lot of effort into targeting a whole new sector. The way in which B2B purchasers operate is changing, and companies that operate in the B2B space will need to adapt if they want to remain competitive.

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