Omni-channel approach boost retailer sales

It is no secret that local retailers are having a torrid time. The economy remains in the doldrums with investors and consumers spooked by debilitating load shedding, ongoing job cuts and a volatile political environment. By Gareth Hawkey, group CEO of redPanda...

Banking evolution accelerates in 2019

Jigyasa Singh, MD: financial services at Accenture Africa, and Alan McIntyre, senior MD and head of Accenture’s global banking practice, delve into the 10 major trends driving banking in 2019. A decade after the global banking crisis 2019 looks like it could be...

Analytics give retailers the edge and boost sales

With the buzz from Black Friday and the festive season now in the rear-view mirror, retailers are looking ahead to ensure the continuation of ‘traffic’ into malls, high streets, pop-up stores, websites, apps and other channels. By Simon Shaw, business...

How IoT could transform SA’s retail sector

It is hard to believe that billions of connected devices and sensors – the Internet of Things – are forecast to be worth a staggering $US94 billion by 2025 in the retail sector. Already in use in retail outlets around the world, the Internet of Things...

Technology could transform SA educational landscape

Educational technology will play a bigger influence in all South African schools – particularly in metro areas or regions that have increasing access to an infrastructure that supports the blended learning model. This is the belief of SPARK Schools’...

Cryptocurrency predictions for 2019

The crypto economy celebrated its 10th birthday in 2018, reaching a total market capitalisation of approximately $138,6-billion. Despite a fluctuating market, leading global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace Paxful saw an upswing in activity driven by African...