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Making networks more "Googley"

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 29, 2016

We all know that the hyperscale companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook operate very differently from traditional IT shops. The general consensus is that 99% of what they do has...

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Social Commerce a Winner for Some Multichannel Retailers

by Robert Hetu  |  September 20, 2016

Social media is one of five technologies comprising a digital business platform. Its influence on shopper behavior continues to evolve. While some multichannel retailers are learning to navigate the ever-changing...

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2016 Retail Research Recap

by Robert Hetu  |  July 12, 2016

Gartner's research for the retail industry crosses all major key initiatives. [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Gartner 2016[/caption] Retail trends and technologies: Hype Cycle for Retail Technologies 2016 Forces not unlike wind,...

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Return of the Load Balancers

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 5, 2016

Back in 2009, we declared that Load Balancers were dead. However, a few years back we noticed a resurgence in lightweight/basic load balancers – in essence load-balancers were cool again.  This was...

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Retail Industry Research Focuses on Digital Business Transformation

by Robert Hetu  |  June 29, 2016

CIOs must become trusted advisors to senior management in the digital business transformation journey. They must guide the business on how to deploy a modernized technology foundation to create new...

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Retail's Perfect Storm

by Robert Hetu  |  May 19, 2016

Forces not unlike wind, rain, thunder and lightning have engulfed retailers in the perfect storm. The question on everyone's mind is who will survive the storm and how will it have...

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Careful Retail Leaders, Financial Analysts are Messing With Your Head

by Robert Hetu  |  May 6, 2016

That financial analysts have ulterior motives is no surprise but we are all going to have to live in the marketplace they are influencing. I wish I could say retail...

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Hadoop Apache Project Commercial Support Tracker April 2016

by Merv Adrian  |  April 27, 2016

There are now 20 commonly supported projects: Avro, Flume and Solr join the group supported by all 5 distributors and other changes appear as well. For this version of the...

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Is There Such a Thing as a Little Disruption?

by David Yockelson  |  March 30, 2016

When people think about disruptive technology or market disruptors - and stay tuned, Gartner will soon be publishing some interesting, new research about both - they tend to think of...

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Why Amazon Echo Banking is Important to Retailers

by Robert Hetu  |  March 14, 2016

According to American Banker Amazon has partnered with Capital One Bank to provide services through its Amazon Echo device. While this may be a revolutionary step for banking it has far...

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