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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.
Retailers failing customers when it comes to data security
Retailers are failing to adequately secure customer’s data, especially when it comes to application development processes (DevOps), new research from Claranet indicates.
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.
Woolworths Group selects Tableau for rapid data analytics and insights
Woolworths Group Australia has chosen Tableau’s data reporting and visual analytics tools to achieve rapid, real-time decision making in the fast-paced FMCG environment.
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.
Oracle launches cloud suite for retail sector
Oracle pledges support for digital transformation in the global retail sector with the launch of a new cloud service that centralises back-office elements of store operations.
Test $80,000 headphones at Sennheiser's new Sydney store
It wouldn’t be a shopping experience without a test of the Sennheiser HE1, a set of high-end headphones with a price tag of AU$80,000.
Full tech takeover not the answer for retail - analyst.
A digital retail analyst says it is important to look at specific needs, rather than rushing into a completely digital solution.
Amazon’s foray into Australia may push local retailers to the edge
According to GlobalData, the online channel is outperforming bricks-and-mortar with no signs of slowing down.
HPE says hybrid IT crucial for survival in retail – and how to implement it
Digital disruption is happening across industries around the world and HPE asserts none more so than retail - the tech giant discusses hybrid IT.
'Disappointing' Kiwi results lead to improvement strategy for JB Hi-Fi
JB HiFi says it is finalising a two year strategy to improve its performance in the NZ market following ‘disappointing’ financial performance here.
Amazon's approach to OZ is imminent but price wars aren't necessary
Before you march off into a price war, a recent survey has indicated a different approach to the ecommerce giant could be more beneficial.
Optus Business scores $20 million wi-fi contract for Vicinity shopping centres
Optus has announced plans to roll out high-speed public wi-fi for visitors to 81 Australian shopping centres and six corporate sites.
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.
Businesses need to take advantage of mobility, Wavelink says
“Mobility and apps, combined with social media and mobile payments, have fundamentally transformed how global consumers purchase goods and services."
Aussie start-up RangeMe gears up for massive growth
Australia’s RangeMe, the online marketplace that connects retailers with suppliers, has caught the attention of serial US entrepreneurs.
NetSuite addresses challenges of the modern world with latest offerings
“NetSuite has a long track record of supporting software companies throughout their evolution, from start-up, to fast-growth, to global enterprises."
Cloud essential to meet growing customer demands
“Retailers can use cloud based services like Google for Work and Amazon Web Services (AWS), to support their strategy to manage consumer demands.”
Australian retailers losing sales by ignoring customer privacy issues
A panel has highlighted the dangers facing retailers about ineffective management of data and its damaging effects on customer trust & confidence.
Bricks and mortar still king, according to new study
“Ecommerce is a ‘complement, not a replacement’ to the traditional bricks and mortar store.”
Loyalty cards go mobile, according to new research
"Retailers that did not offer mobile integration were likely to have far lower levels of visibility on consumer activity."
Microsoft’s Surface Book touches down in New Zealand
Microsoft’s first ever laptop, the Surface Book, will be available in retail stores around the country from today.
Smartphones leading online sales
"For retailers, it’s a constant balance of where and how much to invest into the mobile experience and infrastructure.”