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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0

By admin | November 17, 2016

Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution, are terms used for the current trend of automation and data exchange in Manufacturing Technologies. This revolution includes Cyber-Physical systems, the Internet of Things and Network Connectivity, together with a culmination of process, systems and people to form a “smart factory”. People will form the most important role…

Operational Visibility

By admin | November 15, 2016

Visibility into your business processes can help you optimise your supply chain like never before. Gain the integration, visibility, control and agility you need to gain control of an efficient and effective supply chain process.  Make your Consumer Goods supply chain more resilient without incurring huge inventory and warehousing costs with three critical links: 1.…

Commerce Lifecycle Management

By admin | November 15, 2016

Commerce Lifecycle Management is a mix of technologies coming together to put more power in the hands of employees and to engage with customers in a way that marries the offline store experience with the online digital experience.   Done right, this also changes the in-store shopping experience and increases the shopping basket $value.  It…

Connecting People Ideas and Data

By admin | November 14, 2016

“Companies that want to make better use of the data they gather should focus on two things: training workers to increase their data literacy and more efficiently incorporate information into decision making, and giving those workers the right tools.” – Harvard Business Review This statement is easier said than done!  In the current Internet of Things…

Retail Agility

By admin | October 18, 2016

Future success for Retailers is going to be defined by their ability to adopt and adapt technology to effectively manage the changing landscape of Retail.  Those Retailers that will emerge as high performers recognise their need to evolve by adapting their environment to cater for multi-channel; while providing their consumers a seamless experience regardless of…

Improving a consumer’s shopping experience

By admin | August 26, 2016

An experience is a memorable event that engages your consumer in a personal way and creates a connection. Joseph Pine, co-author of the experience economy says “If you sell the end, rather than the means, you gain more economic value.  And the end is helping your consumers achieve their aspirations”.  This is connecting with the…

Cloud computing is helping smaller companies compete globally

By admin | August 26, 2016

For decades the cost of computer hardware and software put small and medium businesses (SMBs) at a competitive disadvantage as they sought to expand globally.  With the adoption of cloud computing, there is now a platform which allows SMBs to access hardware and software on a pay-as-you-go basis, which is leveling the playing field and…

Digital Technology in Retail

By admin | August 25, 2016

For Consumer Good and Retail companies priorities are shifting to e-commerce, omni-channel, big data and security.  Some companies are further along the maturity curve of adopting these technologies and others may be postponing it due to competing priorities.  Brands and vertical retailers experiencing prolonged periods of growth and profitability may not pursue digital technologies as…