As technology paves the way for Australian businesses to compete in an increasingly global marketplace, many industries that were once location-dependent now have the freedom and flexibility to operate anywhere. Improved mobile networks, widespread wi-fi access and a growing number of cloud-based services are just some of the technologies underpinning this shift.
Technology adds value to our business world in many ways, helping us work smarter, faster and more efficiently than ever before. It arms retailers incredible customer insights to drive marketing activities, streamlines inventory and stock control and helps optimise staff resources and service delivery. But as retailers embrace all the capabilities today’s point of sale (POS) technology offers, they may also open the door to cyber crimes that could stall or completely disable their business.
Over the last couple of decades, many geographic barriers to trade have been eliminated with the use of technology. Real estate companies of all sizes and across all areas of property are now operating in a global market place, with sales and leasing transactions just as likely to take place via Skype as in a physical office. This has created a swathe of growth opportunities but it also means that now more than ever, it’s imperative to have the right IT systems in place.
GPK Group are proud to give a sneak peek at the new Merlin™ and Microsoft Power BI reporting and dashboard development services product brochure ready for industry tradeshows and conferences in July 2017. We have been busy working away on developing and refining our brand and messaging in a cohesive and unified way.
The modern retail environment is a far cry from that of just a couple of decades ago. The rise of online shopping and social media, along with a growing desire amongst consumers to understand and be understood by brands and businesses, means that many of us now have multiple interactions with a retailer before visiting a physical store.
The Australian real estate market has undergone enormous technological change in the past 20 years. Whilst much of this has been driven by how customers prefer to consume information (think: online property search versus newspaper ads), agents are increasingly recognising the benefits new technology such as cloud services can provide these benefits, not just to marketing and customer relations, but also business systems and processes.
Today’s retailer faces a rate of change that is unprecedented. Franchises and independent stores vie for the business of increasingly tech savvy and time poor consumers. At the same time, storeowners and managers must stay abreast of local and international trends in order to compete in a global marketplace.
At no point in history has it become more important to understand the phrase, “stick to your knitting.” Although in a rapidly changing world, doing the same thing better won’t necessarily help. Consequently, what ‘knitting’ should you focus on and how might you source the necessary ‘knitting’ capabilities needed? In this editorial we’ll provide you […]
The life lesson goes something like this, “we can’t be experts in everything, so surround yourself with smart people and you will be on the path to success.” Customers are becoming more discerning not only wanting cheaper prices but also an experience that is emotionally satisfying.