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5 Reasons The Amazon Store Makes Sense

by Robert Hetu  |  February 4, 2016

Stores will be a foundation of consumer retail until a majority of things can materialize in our homes through some wonder of physics.  It has seemed obvious for a few...

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Is Fulfillment The Straw That Breaks the Camel's Back?

by Robert Hetu  |  February 1, 2016

Amazon Prime is marketing genus. Like most of you I have a Prime membership and use it a lot. I mean a lot. While I am a good customer of...

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The Sky Is Falling; Retail Bedtime Stories

by Robert Hetu  |  January 28, 2016

Yet another headline came into my email today "Do Macy's Troubles Mean The End Of The Department Store?". The financial markets and pundits are going insane so its time to...

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2015 Digital Commerce Holiday Recap

by Jennifer Polk  |  January 7, 2016

There are many digital commerce lessons to be learned from the 2015 holiday season. Here’s a recap of four digital commerce trends and takeaways that marketers across industries can apply to...

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Goodbye Impulse, Mission Shopping is King

by Robert Hetu  |  December 30, 2015

Changes in shopper behavior are permanently transforming the retail industry.  Of the many drivers of this transformation none has spawned more digital transactions than the specificity of consumer wants.  The ubiquitous...

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Walmart Stock Tanks - Give Me A Break

by Robert Hetu  |  October 15, 2015

The wisdom (or lack thereof) of the financial markets eludes me. The largest retailer in the world, generating almost $500B in revenue, reports flat sales and says its heavily investing...

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Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant (2015)

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 7, 2015

We just published the 2015 Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant. Over the past 12-18 months, there has been substantial change and disruption in this market. After years of mostly incremental...

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Strata Standards Stories: Different Stores For Different Chores

by Merv Adrian  |  October 4, 2015

Has HDFS joined MapReduce in the emerging “legacy Hadoop project” category, continuing the swap-out of components that formerly answered the question "what is Hadoop?" Stores for data were certainly a focus...

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Hadoop Projects Supported By Only One Distribution

by Merv Adrian  |  August 9, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation has succeeded admirably in becoming a place where new software ideas are developed: today there are over 350 projects underway. The challenges for the Hadoop user are twofold: trying to...

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Beating the Profits out of Retail

by Robert Hetu  |  July 13, 2015

Frequently I hear discussions around retail that the pricing battles are not a race to the bottom.  When an unprofitable company continues to lead a sector unabated, the erosion of...

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