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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.
13 Mar 2019
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."
14 Feb 2019
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.
07 Feb 2019
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.
29 Jan 2019
Adobe revamps Experience Cloud for retailers
Adobe has revamped its Adobe Experience Cloud to offer customer experience management (CXM) capabilities that draw on AI and machine learning technology.
16 Jan 2019
Infor snaps up SaaS contract with Drakes Supermarkets
Infor will be supplying Drakes with end-to-end systems to replace its legacy retail software and support its new wholesale venture.
16 Jan 2019
Survey finds retailers 'bullish' on hybrid cloud adoption
The retail industry takes no prisoners and that’s made clear in its 'on the pulse' adoption of new technologies.
16 Jan 2019
Turning customer data into a competitive advantage
Retailers have historically struggled with access to customer data—perhaps the most valuable, untapped resource in businesses today.
26 Dec 2018
IDC: Manufacturing, retail/wholesale biggest cloud spenders
"Industry cloud growth rates will continue to accelerate over the next three years, which is very unusual for multi-billion-dollar markets,”
18 Dec 2018
Spark to open triple-level flagship store in Commercial Bay
Spark will be one of the landmark retailers setting up shop in one of the country’s newest shopping destinations next year.
02 Nov 2018
Retail transformation fuelling data centre boom
A new Vertiv report has forecast data centres and public cloud adoption to skyrocket in the coming years throughout the retail industry.
01 Nov 2018
A deep dive into the present and future of retail off- and online
Russell McVeagh Special Counsel Liz Blythe examines the opportunities and risks associated with the eye-wateringly quick pace of change in the sector.
01 Aug 2018
US retail sector security spend focuses on the wrong areas, says report
“These organizations continue, year after year, to spend on the same security solutions that worked for them previously."
20 Jul 2018
Opinion: How brick-and-mortar retail is becoming a leader in edge computing
Schneider Electric's Dave Johnson says few industries feel the disruption of new digital business models more than traditional retailers.
17 Jul 2018
NBN launches new POI product for RSPs
This new product is supposedly meant to help retail service providers increase their footprint.
09 Jul 2018
Big retailers changing channel tactics to combat e-commerce - GlobalData
This includes implementing in-store technologies such as self-checkout counters, scan and pay mobile applications and unmanned stores.
13 Jun 2018
AR, VR ready to roll out and revolutionise retail - GlobalData
AR and VR technologies are reshaping the retail landscape by improving customer experience both in-store and online.
08 Jun 2018
Amazon vs. consumers on the Aussie shutout
Amazon announced that due to GST regulation they will no longer be shipping from the US to Australia. Its comment and the consumer perspective inside.
01 Jun 2018
Court rules retail chain must pay employees for all hours worked
Smiths City Group had been refusing to pay employees for the ‘optional’ pre-work meeting for years, but has finally been called out in court.
14 May 2018
Online retail giant’s Australia launch shakes local market
“The company's top competitors have all dramatically increased their advertising budgets."
01 May 2018
NZ Government clamps down on GST for overseas goods retailers
From October 1, 2019, overseas websites selling into the New Zealand market will have to register for GST, just like any Kiwi company.
01 May 2018
Vend brings buy now, pay later solution to Kiwi SMBs
Afterpay allows customers to buy in-store instantly, putting down a quarter of the cost and paying over four equal fortnightly instalments.
01 May 2018
Global best practice & design come to new NetSuite eCommerce solution
Cloud based ERP vendor NetSuite has made significant changes to it's omnichannel solution.
26 Apr 2018
Embracing retail on the edge: Why the retail sector needs to adopt edge computing
Retailers that embrace edge computing continue to innovate, create new customer experiences and the ones that do it right will thrive.
03 Apr 2018