digital technology

Rise Of The Retail Robot: 69% Of Businesses Plan To Increase Tech To Drive Sales

Rise Of The Retail Robot: 69% Of Businesses Plan To Increase Tech To Drive Sales

69% of businesses plan to invest in robots over the next five years in order to drive sales and boost consumer engagement, according to a report by Salmon. The survey of business owners’ attitudes to tech revealed that 61% are currently investing in Internet of Things (IoT) enablement, with 53% looking towards the rise in popularity of voice control tech as an area of opportunity. Virtual and augmented reality, now increasingly popular in the gaming sector, is also being earmarked by 59% of respondents as something they could potentially offer customers in the not-so-distant future. What Impact Will Virtual Reality Have On Businesses? An important consideration for business owners, 80% of consumers surveyed said they would spend more with a retailer if they had advanced tech at their dispo... »

UK Small Enterprises Failing to Adopt Digital Technology

UK Small Enterprises Failing to Adopt Digital Technology

A worrying 29% of UK small businesses still haven’t implemented digital technology with 19% of employees concerned about their business’ digital future a report by Cisco  with the Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC) has revealed. Polling 3,000 UK workers, the report also found that 29% of employees believe that their leadership team is struggling to push through new digital ways of working, with the same number stating that their business doesn’t have the right ‘culture’ to combat this problem. The report also highlighted a potential communication issue between employees and management with 26% of workers having had their ideas for digital technology dismissed – many said they had suggested a digital technology tool to leadership only for nothing to come of their proposal. Acco... »