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New APAC managing director for Emarsys
"Asia Pacific is one of the fastest-growing markets for Emarsys and Adam brings the industry knowledge and depth of retail understanding to steward the business in this exciting phase of growth."
How digital transformation is changing the retail industry - Fujitsu
Fujitsu described its vision for the future of digitalised retail services and proposes how retail and other industries will be transformed by its digital technologies.
Scale Computing integrates retail solution with Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric has struck a deal with Scale Computing to deliver the Scale Computing HC3 Edge for retail solution in Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Micro Data Centers.
Cybera teams up with Apex for DX in retail
"Together, the integrated solution will help businesses drive incremental sales, increase foot traffic, improve customer loyalty, and maximise efficiencies to boost revenues."
5G brings potential for new revenue, customers
Over 50% of enterprises believe 5G will help customer acquisition and generate new revenue streams, according to Infosys research.
Buy Now Pay Later users ditching their credit cards
"Buy Now Pay Later has changed the face of the way we pay for goods."
Christchurch firm sells AR tech to US retail marketing giant
Christchurch software development firm Smudge has sold a lucrative slice of its augmented reality (AR) technology to an American firm called InContext Solutions.
Noel Leeming launches new protection plan
“We’ve noticed that consumers nowadays are interested in a more holistic solution, looking for protection programmes that better support the way they use their technology and appliances."
Vietnam cybersecurity market to reach USD$215 million
The country witnessed around 4,770 cyber attacks incidents in the first quarter of 2019, which was more than half the figure of the total number of incidents reported last year.
Why embracing cloud-based communication applications can give retailers a boost – 8x8
For the Australian retail sector, finding ways to cut costs and improve productivity has never been more important.
Retailers struggling to maximise benefits of AI
"AI and guided selling tech are very much the future as far as revolutionising the customer experience is concerned, but if a retailer’s foundations are built on a bedrock of flimsy, unreliable and unstructured data, AI won’t be able to flourish in the way it’s supposed to.”
Retail study challenges myth that digital natives only shop online
Despite beliefs that the younger generation prefers to shop online, they’re actually the most likely to do more shopping in physical stores.
How digital print can keep retail spaces ‘instagrammable’
Digital print services can give retail spaces the flashy edge needed for an attractive décor to provide an engaging customer experience.
Retailers must prepare for social media revolution
Retailers need to ensure their back end operations are fit for purpose if they want to cash in on Instagram.
T2 chooses Triquestra as strategic software partner
The tea retailer plans to modernise its retail operations with Infinity unified commerce platform, with the aim of giving customers improved experiences and continuing to expand globally.
Huge strides for Kiwi tech star Vend as it looks to take US by storm
By tapping into this channel and offering resellers a new revenue stream, Vend has found a unique and strong position in comparison to competitors in North America."
Why the retail industry has misplaced network priorities
“For retail organisations unplanned network outages can impact both revenue and reputation significantly."
New Vend partnership expands capabilities to cloud
Vend and BigCommerce join forces to offer a seamless retail solution for independent retailers worldwide.
IDC: Manufacturing driving digital transformation spending in 2019
IDC forecasts global DX spending to reach US$1.18 trillion in 2019, an increase of 17.9% over 2018.
Google Cloud releases range of retail solutions
The solutions aim to capture the growing trend of cloud in retail, offering solutions for eCommerce, inventory management, and more.
Massive AI market growth to be driven by retail, banking
Spending on AI will hit close to US$36 billion with retail leading the way, followed by banking, according to IDC.
Exclusive: The impact of digitalisation and automation on the retail industry
"Digitalisation has certainly made shopping much more efficient and enjoyable for consumers, but the flipside of this is that there’s an increasing demand for businesses to differentiate themselves."
The blurring line between online and physical retail
42% of Australian consumers have visited a store for the first time because of the enjoyable online digital experience the brand provided.
Retail industry delaying digital transformation out of security concerns – Microsoft
While significant losses can result from cyberattacks, the benefits of digital transformation far outweigh the risks, according to Microsoft New Zealand.