How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town. He gave delegates tips to speed through what he calls the 'digital trough'.

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

No paying via Bitcoin just yet says Pick n Pay
No paying via Bitcoin just yet says Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay said on Monday it was unlikely to roll out the Bitcoin payment platform until there was a regulatory framework for managing risks associated with cryptocurrencies.

By Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu 3 days ago

#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot
#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot

Since winning the Avon account in July, digital agency Liquorice has developed an innovative personalised video bot using Facebook Messenger to launch Avon's Mark Liquid Lip Matte product range.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments
Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay. For a limited period, customers at the retailer's head office campus store have been able to use the cryptocurrency as a payment method by simply scanning a QR code using a Bitcoin wallet app on their smartphone when checking out.

19 Sep 2017

Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce
Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce

The harsh reality is that local retailers are still very early on their journeys towards leveraging big data. Traditional business models and a reliance on physical retail outlets still dominate our retail sector. But, as retailers consider the right big data strategies to power future sales growth, it could be instructive to look at the approaches of their online-only peers, those ‘pure-play' digital retailers - both South African and international.

By Garth Meier 19 Sep 2017

China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls
China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls

BEIJING, China - China has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country's love affair with the "sharing economy" to an erotic extreme with a line of rentable sex dolls.

18 Sep 2017