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Perspective + Technology + Security

A message from our Security Team

May 12, 2020

Ransomeware cyber-attacks With the recent developments related to COVID-19, we are witnessing an increasing number of attempted cyber-attacks involving ransomware. Criminals are looking to exploit the COVID-19 situation as an opportunity to penetrate corporate networks and IT systems. Many of these attempted attacks have originated with bogus emails sent to members of staff that appear […]

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An Important Message from Retail Directions

May 4, 2020

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is severe. Specialty retailers have been particularly affected, with many forced to close their stores. Apart from online business, their income has dried out. In this difficult time, retailers have turned to Retail Directions for extra assistance, which we are providing and helping them to sail through this […]

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Will Retail Survive the Storm?

April 27, 2020

As seen in Power Retail (27 April 2020) ” The outbreak is one of the most unprecedented events in modern history. So, what does this mean for retail and will it survive after the virus has gone? Our retail expert weighs in Power Retail sat down with Andrew Gorecki, Managing Director of Retail Directions, to […]

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Perspective + Technology

Artificial Intelligence – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

October 14, 2018

In 2018, you just can’t hide from the media frenzy around Artificial Intelligence. At the same time, just about every software application with semi-advanced algorithmic capabilities now claims to include AI. In all the hype, a common misunderstanding about the technology prevails.

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Perspective + Technology

Artificial, yes. But, Intelligence?

March 22, 2018

Having attended a number of retail conferences in recent months, we have observed growing chatter about AI, with some vendors and consultants claiming that it will completely transform the industry.

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Strategy + Technology

Make more money, just not this week

October 6, 2017

Australian retailers will have roughly $1 billion dollars a day on the table over the 2017 Christmas season. With so much money at stake, Online Retailer asked me to provide insights into how retailers can leverage technology to maximise their sales during this critical trading period.

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Technology + Security

Are you ready for digital fire?

July 13, 2017

The expanding digitisation of retail enterprises means that theft 2.0 has the potential to deal a mortal wound to unprepared retailers. Theft has been ever-present since the beginning of retail and continues to be a huge burden the industry must carry.

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Strategy + Technology

Unleash your retail superpowers

June 29, 2017

Big Data is yet another trendy term bandied about the tech world, but does it really hold the key to profound retail success? The volume and depth of data collected by many retailers certainly continues to expand at an unprecedented rate.

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Perspective + Technology

Retail IT: beyond insanity

June 23, 2016

Pressure can make people, and retailers, do strange things. Take for example Walmart in the US. This immensely successful retail giant was feeling some heat from competitors in the online side of the retail market last year.

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Strategy + Technology

Teaching professors to code

April 11, 2016

A new industry is emerging solely to repair the amateurish, yet often commercially useful software, routinely produced by academics. The phenomenon has become so widespread that it caught the attention of The Economist.

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