As automation technology continues to mature, it is becoming increasingly a point of competitive advantage, with consumers responding positively to the improved convenience that it can deliver. However, in order to capitalize on this trend, retailers will need to prioritize automation that creates positive consumer experiences rather than as a cost saving exercise, according to new research from the Capgemini Research Institute.
Retail Critical Issues
Critical issues are thought provoking articles relating to strategy, legislation, technology, best practice and some of the most challenging business topics in the world of retail information technology. The articles in this section have been contributed by leading vendors, industry leaders, research analysts, trade associations and consultancies.
This collection of articles cover a variety of topics relating to IT equipment, hardware & software being used in a wide variety of retail and retail supply chain environments across Europe. They look at market trends, improvements in technology and some thought provoking comment on all aspects of optimising and improving efficiencies in store and across retail supply chains.
Capgemini report: Automation provides competitive advantage to retailers to bring customers back in store
Jan 14, 2020 Comments (0)
Jan 09, 2020 Comments (0)
By Patrick Vernon, freelance writer.
Equifax bragged about holding thousands of times more data than the Library of Congress. However, the “entirely preventable” Equifax data breach demonstrated that the company did not know how to properly protect that data.
Jan 08, 2020 Comments (0)
Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of Digital Transformation – including those concerning Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Robotics, Cloud and Edge Computing.
Dec 28, 2019 Comments (0)
Radius Payment Solutions has announced the acquisition of Macclesfield based business telecoms provider, Reliance Networks, marking its seventh deal in seven weeks.Established in 2009, Reliance Networks are a service focused company specialising in the design, installation and support of leading-edge communications solutions.
South African ICT Company Connor Data Breach Exposes User Activity and Personal Identifiable Information Data.
Dec 26, 2019 Comments (0)
Led by cybersecurity analysts Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor`s research team discovered a data breach in a database belonging to South Africa ICT company, Conor. The breached database contained daily logs of user activity by customers of ISPs using web filtering software built by Conor.
Dec 24, 2019 Comments (0)
Professional salaries in the UK are expected to increase by at least 3% in 2020 – following two years of pay freezes. With over half of UK professionals believing that their pay is not an accurate reflection of the work they do – news of salary increases above 2020 inflation rates (1.94%) will be warmly welcomed.
Dec 23, 2019 Comments (0)
18-24-year-olds (44%) are more likely to be influenced to buy a product or service online if they’re given a personalised offer, compared to those aged over 55 (24%), research has revealed. However, while it’s been established that the younger generation is influenced by a more bespoke approach, a shocking 57% of all those surveyed agree that the offers they receive online are ‘mostly irrelevant’.
Dec 21, 2019 Comments (0)
The influence of China on global card acceptance is shown by the fact that Discover is accepted at more outlets than Visa and Mastercard as a result of agreements with UnionPay and other schemes
Dec 21, 2019 Comments (0)
Data visualisation, reporting and analytics software developer Panintelligence has appointed Howard Bell, a seasoned commercial and technology growth specialist, as chair.
Dec 16, 2019 Comments (0)
In the backdrop of increasing demand for compact and cost-efficient protective packaging solutions, the growth outlook of global padded mailers market will remain positive during the forecast period (2019 - 2029). A new study projects healthy 5% CAGR for padded mailer sales during the period of projection.