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B-TECH experience faster time to market with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Leading Egyptian retailer B-Tech talk about how its Nutanix deployment has enabled faster time to market and 24/7 availability.


A changing African consumer branding environment

Opinion piece from in-store advertising innovators Smart Media. In Africa, household consumption is expected to reach US$2.5 trillion by 2030 with Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa accounting for nearly half that. This presents exciting opportunities for brands that want to grow in retail. But how do they approach this in an increasingly cluttered and competitive […]


Creating standout digital shopping experiences

Digital commerce will reach critical mass in 2019, according to Episerver’s Reimagining Commerce report, an in-depth look at the trends, tactics and technologies guiding brands and retailers in the age of experience-driven commerce. In a survey of more than 4,500 global online shoppers, 26% of consumers currently shop online at least weekly. This is just […]


Loyalty programmes are satisfying consumer convenience in South Africa

Loyalty programmes have become a popular value add and customer experience enhancer, but until recently, they have been the domain of mainly the largest brands and retailers. Kobus du Plooy, CEO of transactional software platform Celbux, says this is due to the huge cost and complexity that rolling out and managing such programmes has entailed. […]


Pure Storage offers expanded Storage-as-a-Service subscription across hybrid cloud environments

Pure Storage, the data solutions leader that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced the expansion of its Evergreen Storage Service (ES2) to provide customers with a unified subscription model across hybrid environments. This allows organisations to leverage Pure’s best-in-class storage-as-a-service model on-premises, hosted and in the cloud, without the need to […]


Epicor unveils AI-based virtual agent for better decision making

Deep industry-specific application of AI technology simplifies interactions with ERP systems, automates tasks and facilitates faster operations.  Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the release of Epicor Virtual Agent (EVA), its new enterprise-wide digital agent designed to help users work smarter and accelerate the pace […]


Smart Media say in-store digital experience will change local retail

From in-store advertising innovators Smart Media With the South African e-commerce market expected to top US$4.7 billion by 2023 (up from US$2.5 billion in 2017), many would be forgiven to think that traditional retail is dwindling. However, there remains significant opportunities for merchants to drive in-store shopping for a more integrated consumer experience. Many retailers […]


Insight into the career of The Foschini Group’s CIO, Brent Curry

The job of the CIO has changed dramatically, with leading executives having to adapt to new technology. Brent Curry, the CIO of leading South African clothing retail company, The Foshcini Group, offers an insight into the challenges. Brent Curry is an experienced IT leader who has sat on The Foschini Group Board since 2015. Initially […]


Fintech start-up SOL Wallet announces its launch in South Africa

Fintech start-up SOL Wallet has announced its launch in South Africa. The company develops a bank-like money management platform for retail customers, where anyone can deposit, save, invest, make payments and manage their expenses via mobile and web apps. SOL Wallet allows users to register and create multi-currency accounts online, buy and sell currencies at interbank rates, […]


Over half of SA shoppers have had their financial credentials compromised

The time of unrestrained shopping has already begun, thanks to Black Friday in November. This is swiftly followed by Christmas and New Year gift giving, and then the January sales. But Kaspersky Lab is warning shoppers that cybercriminals targeting banking credentials or online shopping accounts could hit the jackpot this holiday season. As revealed in Kaspersky […]


Social media companies believed to be vulnerable for exposing data

A majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according research from Gemalto. Two-thirds (66%) are unlikely to shop or do business with an organisation that experiences a breach where their financial and sensitive information is stolen. Retailers (62%), banks (59%), […]


Cyberscam warning issued to shoppers ahead of Black Friday

South Africans are preparing to once again embrace ‘Black Friday; where retailers offer massive discounts for both online as well as bricks-and-mortar shoppers. However, consumers are being warned because, in the same way that scammers come out to try and relieve people of their money in the physical world, the beginning of the November/December retail […]


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