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Consumer-Centric Ecosystems for Consumer Goods Manufacturers and Retailers

by Robert Hetu  |  May 12, 2016

Fellow Gartner analyst Ellen Eichhorn and I partnered on new industry vision research to highlight the changing landscape of retail and consumer goods industries.  Consumer-centric ecosystems will enable manufacturers and...

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Gartner's Cool Vendors in Retail 2016

by Robert Hetu  |  May 6, 2016

Summary Retail CIOs must lead the way by capitalizing on the opportunities enabled by machine learning algorithms. Competitive advantage in digital business will be fueled by the various ways in...

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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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