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  • Partnership and the Power of Three

    Partnership and the Power of Three

    Why would the undisputed leader in retail supply chain choose to partner with Software AG?  Well, like most of the customers I speak to, it boils down to three things: being connected,...

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  • Manual entry is Dead; Long Live RPA

    Manual entry is Dead; Long Live RPA

    It was about 10 years ago but I remember the conversation vividly: “How many times did you say you are entering product information?” I asked.

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  • Who is your Next Competitor?

    Who is your Next Competitor?

    You just got home, you are tired, but it’s time to get dinner started – what do you do?

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  • Headless Commerce. Really?

    Headless Commerce. Really?

    I came across a new term a couple of weeks ago: “Headless commerce.” But what does it mean, and is it really a new concept?

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  • Disruption comes Home

    Disruption comes Home

    Last week a new disruptive business model arrived in my kitchen. It was not something I had expected, but it may be one that solves a pain in many customers’ experience.

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  • Thoughts on the Asda/Sainsbury’s Merger

    Thoughts on the Asda/Sainsbury’s Merger

    Combining Asda’s and Sainsbury’s businesses can have massive risks from a technology perspective - but it is also a key area where savings can be made. 

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  • Is “New Retail” Posing an Existential Threat?

    Is “New Retail” Posing an Existential Threat?

    A new breed of retailer, embodied by Amazon and – more recently - Alibaba, could be presenting an existential threat to the existence of traditional retailers.

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  • Automate Retail using IoT

    Automate Retail using IoT

    What if you could ensure your office never ran out of coffee? By using Internet of Things technologies on your assets, you can not only keep track of supplies but also automate the...

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  • How NOT to Provide a Good Customer Experience

    How NOT to Provide a Good Customer Experience

    A bad experience with a sofa purchase taught me a lot about  supply chain visibility.

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  • Retail’s Future: Powered by Platforms and Innovation

    Retail’s Future: Powered by Platforms and Innovation

    The National Retail Federation 2018 Big Show conference and exhibition in New York City last month produced few real surprises for those of us who closely follow retail technology.

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  • Optimize Retail Operational Costs

    Optimize Retail Operational Costs

    The eternal question for retailers in this age of digitalization is: “How can we get costs down by optimizing processes?” Turns out, the answer is simple: The Internet of Things.

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  • How to Survive in Retail in 2018

    How to Survive in Retail in 2018

    I love it when commentary about the future of retail and technology made by myself and my colleagues is validated by a respected industry expert.

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  • Retailers: Let IoT do the Counting

    Retailers: Let IoT do the Counting

    The omni-channel revolution has created a new set of requirements for retailers; the most important is to be able accurately “see” inventory wherever it is in the enterprise, and to be...

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  • Retail Giants Realize Bigger is not Always Better

    Retail Giants Realize Bigger is not Always Better

    Global retail giants are snaffling up - or imitating - small, lean startup competitors in a bid for market share, but they could find themselves with big, fat inventory problems as...

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  • Are you Ready for This Year's Holiday Trends?

    Are you Ready for This Year's Holiday Trends?

    There’s no better time to commit to a digital revolution than during retailing prime time: The holiday shopping season.

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  • Have Retailers Missed The IoT Starting Gun?

    Have Retailers Missed The IoT Starting Gun?

    There is still a lot of confusion out there about the Internet of Things, according to RSR’s September 2017 benchmark study on the state of IoT technologies in retail.

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  • Retail Suppliers rethink their cloud strategy

    Retail Suppliers rethink their cloud strategy

    I sense a disturbance in the cloud. Thousands of organizations that supply goods and services to Walmart cried out in terror when the retail giant put its foot down on Amazon last week...

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  • Amazon & Whole Foods – Driving Digital Disruption

    Amazon & Whole Foods – Driving Digital Disruption

    The biggest story in technology of 2017 is also a retail one; Amazon’s surprise $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods.

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  • Is the World Ready for Robo-Carts?

    Is the World Ready for Robo-Carts?

    As Walmart prepares to launch robotic shopping carts, I wonder if the world is ready for them. Images of out-of-control shopping carts careening into parked cars, or children using...

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  • How to Anticipate the “Retail Moment”

    How to Anticipate the “Retail Moment”

    There is a magical sweet spot in business—an instant in time where someone, somewhere wants to do or buy something. The “retail moment” is one of them.

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