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Maria Head of Digital
Our e-commerce customers regularly ask us whether they should run Magento on the cloud, or if physical, dedicated servers would be a better option.
In recent years, large-scale data breaches have become increasingly commonplace. The Ponemon Institute reports that, in 2014, companies lost on average USD 3.5 million on the back of data breaches.
We have hundreds of eCommerce customers that use the Magento platform. The most common customer queries we receive regarding Magento are security-related. In particular, we see issues arise when users don’t keep up-to-date with their software patches.
These issues aren’t particularly surprising; traditionally, most open-source software, like Magento, has been relatively lax when it comes to patches.
Tomorrow, I am attending the European Online Retail Forum in Barcelona alongside a large contingent of eCommerce experts from across the globe. I will be doing a special presentation on how online retailers can catalyse eCommerce growth through making the right technology choices.
New data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) earlier this week showed that UK consumers are more likely to purchase online than any other shoppers in the EU.
The report revealed that eight in ten Britons made an online purchase in 2014, putting eCommerce consumers in the UK well above the EU average of 50 per cent.
Online shopping is growing rapidly in many areas across the globe. OC&C Strategy Consultants, PayPal and Google recently forecasted that the four biggest eCommerce markets in the world (UK, US, China and Germany) will double in value over the next three years, totalling £645bn.