South Africa's competitive retail sector might not be following the same footsteps as US and Europe, but it's taking its own unique path when it comes to technology adoption.
Retail remains a crucial means of distribution for the IT sector, says Craig Brunsden, chief marketing officer, Axiz.
After the interest rate hike, the use of technology will be crucial as business looks to grow market share, says Phil Savides, regional CE of BCX Western Cape.
Retailers seem awash in money to spend on their IT strategies. However, this won`t make life easy for IT vendors who need to know retailers` business models, issues and widely varying technical competencies.
Existing mobile technology can see retailers benefit from additional revenue streams, says Stirling McBride, sales manager at Namitech Mobile Solutions.