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Creating measurable touchpoints for experiential retail

Experiential retail has matured rapidly over the past 10 years. Despite the recent drive to create better in-store experiences for customers, experiential retail is still behind on one major marketing aspect: measurement. Most experiential marketing reporting has been culled from event attendees — questionnaires, redemption rates, email opt-ins, etc. It's…

The Big Five: enterprise software trends to watch in 2018

Gone are the days when your IT team were the only ones in the office who knew how to use technology. And with this change in tech aptitude comes a change in approach to enterprise software. A space that has historically been quite slow to evolve, 2018 is set to bring about a few…

What Developers Need to Know About IoT

To gather insights on the current and future state of IoT, we talked to 23 executives involved with IoT. We asked them, "What skills do developers need to have to work on IoT projects?" Business Context You are not a cog in the assembly line. Think through the entire product experience. Weigh…

The Future of Retail Revolves Around a Digital Core

To meet growing consumer expectations and remain competitive in retail’s evolving industry, it is essential to establish a strong digital core and leverage the benefits this provides: understanding motives behind consumer purchases, creating personalized shopping experiences, offering innovative delivery services, and more. In the current dynamic digital landscape, the retailers…

Retailers boost tech spending 3% as markets, operations grow

Dive Brief: The retail markets in North America as well as Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) each are expected to grow about 3% annually in the next five years, reaching $5.5 trillion in North America and €4.4 trillion in EMEA (or $5.4 trillion), according to projections from IHL Group featured in…

South African IT market to grow to R149 billion by 2021

Research and advisory firm BMIT’s preliminary estimates of the IT market for 2017 is that it grew by 5.3% to R111 billion driven mainlydigital transformation, IT security and automation. The IT market, it said, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% to reach R149.4…

5 ways AI will change software testing

The surface area for testing software has never been so broad. Applications today interact with other applications through APIs, they leverage legacy systems, and they grow in complexity from one day to the next in a nonlinear fashion. What does that mean for testers? The 2016-17 World Quality Report suggests that AI…

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