Digital Transformation / DX
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Internet of Things
Consumer stories - Page 2
Fluent Commerce and AyataCommerce announce global partnership to aid retailers worldwide
“This partnership underlines our commitment to the Fluent Commerce vision of putting the consumer experience and convenience at the heart of a retailers’ strategy."
Life changing or frustrating? New research looks into digital lifestyles
The report shows that globally consumers overwhelmingly agree that online digital technology has positively impacted their lives, despite the issues around performance and security.
Six Easter eggs built into the Google search engine
Here’s a roundup of some of the best Easter eggs from Google Search even the sharpest among us may not have discovered yet.
What AI should look like in the consumer-directed economy
Avaya's Peter Chidiac says among all the opinions on what constitutes customer experience, it's clear that they will not wait for businesses any more.
Reshape to relevance - Accenture’s 2019 consumer survey
Trends for digital voice assistants, extended reality and the over-the-top video market are explored in the latest global consumer survey.
Noel Leeming slapped with $200,000 fine for misrepresentation
“This prosecution related to multiple consumers in multiple locations. It was not isolated or ‘one off’ conduct.”
Cylance brings AI antivirus solution into the home
After seeing widespread success in the business and enterprise world, smart cybersecurity has now found its way into the home.
Is AI actually the scary monster under the bed?
AI was once feared by all, but it is now giving us the ability to do certain things more efficiently than ever before.
Black Friday reveals the global trends headed to A/NZ
Futuresource Consulting has announced the key findings from its latest global consumer electronics retail channel trends report.
Samsung revamps its global leadership team
The company says the new leadership appointments will drive the next phase of growth for the company.
Big data could bring big changes for Asian consumers
Through television and online viewing, today's consumers generate large amounts of useful data...
Customers will turn their backs if data breach disclosure isn't done right - survey
Of 3035 customers worldwide, 43% said they would never return to a company following a data breach and poor rectification methods.
Never lose your keys again with Tile Pro tracking devices
“The new Tile Pro series was built with both performance and style in mind..."
Huawei phones more popular than Apple, who would have guessed?
Huawei shipped 1.8 million smartphones to take a 12% market share, beating Apple by 50,000 units...
A vibrating hairbrush would be handy, right? Tech finds its way in beauty
“It turns out the same systems that allow the Treasury Department to convict counterfeiters can also help someone assess their pores and wrinkles.”
Consumer addiction to IoT will reap rewards for businesses
"The impact on business’ bottom line has the potential to go beyond the financial consequences."
Lenovo looks to strengthen PC focus for channel partners in India
Lenovo shared its business strategy at a recent event with a clear focus on what it means for channel partners.
Noel Leeming reopens 'innovative' Chch store following TWG's strong revenue growth
Noel Leeming is reopening its teched-out flagship store in Christchurch, pulling together an innovative and state-of-the-art retail space.
IDC forecasts 2016 will be a 'down year' for the semiconductor market
"It'll be a couple of years before we realise which game plan succeeds, but even leaders are struggling to keep pace with the cadence of the market."
Acer works to maintain lead in competitive PC market
"Differentiation in a competitive, shrinking global PC market requires more precise execution across all price bands and form factors."
Apple’s results mark the end of the golden smartphone era
For the first time in 13 years, Apple has posted a decrease in financial performance, spelling ill tidings for the rest of the industry.
Biometric security enters the IoT ecosystem
"After establishing a foundation in smartphones and user authentication, the biometrics market is branching out and entering the IoT ecosystem."
Smart machines to take over the Earth..? Concerns over IoT security grows
While an overwhelming number of people see the benefit of the Internet of Things, more than half are also concerned about potential risks and threats.
Are wearables not quite as popular as they seem?
Wearables are rapidly increasing in popularity, but not everyone is won over - especially when it comes to price.