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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,”
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
NBN launches new POI product for RSPs
This new product is supposedly meant to help retail service providers increase their footprint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Online retail giant’s Australia launch shakes local market
“The company's top competitors have all dramatically increased their advertising budgets."
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.
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.