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AI – Helping Brands Manage Their Online Reputation

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning is on the rise but it’s important to know which reputation management processes should and shouldn’t be automated. AI, using Natural Language Processing (NLP) models, allows computers to understand and decipher what a human is saying. This is starting to be …

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Juniper Research: Digital Commerce Spend to Reach $19 Trillion Annually by 2024

A new study from Juniper Research has found that global spending on digital commerce will reach $18.7 trillion by 2024, up from $11.2 trillion in 2019; an increase of 66% over the 5-year period. The new research, Digital Commerce: Key Trends, Sectors & Forecasts 2019-2024, found the largest single digital commerce …

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LanDynamix takes Marltons into the Cloud with Office 365

As part of a multi-faceted project to separate Marlton’s entire ICT infrastructure from that of its former holding company, Ascendis Health, LanDynamix moved the company’s e-mail environment to Microsoft Office 365. Founded in 1945, Marltons Pet Care (Pty) Ltd., is  South Africa’s No. 1 Pet Care brand* offering an extensive …

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How the South African FMCG Space can Learn from Kenya’s Example

By Andrew Dawson, Commercial Director at MACmobile The cash problem The simplest way of optimising route to market is through pre-sales, which then creates a predictable order and allows for the best delivery routes to be calculated. However, for much of the market in South Africa this is simply not …

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Siemens Contributes to Coca-Cola Beverages Africa’s Vision in Advancing Digitalization

Developing digitalization capabilities through skills development; Digitalization provides flexibility to boost efficiency in Food and Beverage. The Nairobi Bottler’s Embakasi Plant based in Nairobi, Kenya, which is a fully owned subsidiary by Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), received a Totally Integrated Automation training rig from Siemens Digital Industries South Africa to …

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Symphony RetailAI Report Highlights Artificial Intelligence Impact on Retail Merchandise Management

Symphony RetailAI has released a research survey on the topic of how Artificial Intelligence is impacting retailers’ merchandise management processes. The survey participants, senior execs at leading retailers, answered questions including where they see AI adding most value. Symphony RetailAI is a global provider of AI-enabled revenue growth management solutions …

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Argility Targets Retail Business Solutions Development with New Appointment

Argility – a member of the Argility Technology Group – an SA leader in enterprise software solutions innovations for the retail and supply chain industries – has announced the appointment of a Retail Solutions Consultant , Stefan Terblanche, with specific focus on the retail market. Stefan brings almost thirty years’ …

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Costa Coffee Selects Eseye to Help Transform the Global Retail Coffee Experience

Eseye helps Costa Express deploy IOT coffee machines to deliver premium quality drinks globally In its quest to revolutionise how the world accesses coffee, Costa Coffee, a leading provider of premium quality drinks, alongside Eseye, the UK-based industrial IoT connectivity specialist, announce today a new partnership to enable Costa Express …

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SoftPOS – A Solution that Turns Smartphones and Tablets into a Contactless Payment Terminal

SoftPOS enables Samsung mobile devices to be used for contactless transactions of any amount with no additional equipment First Data, now part of Fiserv, a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, together with Visa, a global leader in digital payments, and Samsung Electronics, will showcase the …

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