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Balancing Data and Analytics Governance

by Svetlana Sicular  |  April 26, 2016

If you hear someone saying “D&A” it is not “DNA.” D&A stands for “Data and Analytics.” (Not “Depreciation and Amortization” or “Drug and Alcohol.”) The term “Information” has been confusing for...

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How The OODA Loop Helps Explain Algorithmic Merchandising

by Robert Hetu  |  March 9, 2016

Leveraging algorithms is the only way that merchandising can meet the customer centricity challenges of digital business and the digitalization of retail. Retail merchandisers fight a daily battle to garner...

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PIM and MDM solutions are vital for digital retail success

by Robert Hetu  |  March 4, 2016

Digital retailing requires  active management of product information, images, and attributes. Managing these consistently and effectively is required to ensure the customer has a pleasant shopping experience, yet most pure...

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A Secret Sauce of Data Governance

by Svetlana Sicular  |  February 28, 2016

When Gartner clients ask me how to start data governance, they often expect some magic solution. And they are right — such magic exists: it’s the people. Find others —...

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The Disappointment of Social Sentiment Analysis

by Jenny Sussin  |  February 26, 2016

This blog post also appears on LinkedIn. For years - clients have been calling us about social analytics and for years their excitement had been rooted in a particular type...

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The Stage is set for Algorithmic Merchandising

by Robert Hetu  |  January 13, 2016

By 2020, merchant leaders will be algorithms, prompting the top 10 retailers to cut up to one-third of headquarters merchandising staff. Predicts 2016: Digital Business Uproots Traditional Retail Revenue Generation Analysis...

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The Danger of Personalized Offers

by Robert Hetu  |  January 4, 2016

Personalized offers are a tricky thing indeed. Apparently one large retailer determined that I would deeply value Rogaine, since it was included in a set of products within an email...

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Gartner Shares Findings from North Pole Inc. Big Data Assessment

by Doug Laney  |  December 16, 2015

Going into the 2015 holiday season, North Pole Inc. (ticker: XMAS), the leading global distributor of presents to good girls and boys, called upon Gartner to assess and advise on its...

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IBM Watson Helps Consumers Shop

by Robert Hetu  |  December 4, 2015

Don't miss out on those hot items for Christmas! The IBM Watson Trend App has launched for smart phones, marking a first use of smart machines to directly interact with...

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Analytics: Machines Flourish, People Flounder

by Robert Hetu  |  November 2, 2015

The promise of big data is that when advanced analytics are applied to it we can learn new and different things that will allow business to progress. The problem is...

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