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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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Retailers Increasing Predictive Analytics Capabilities

by Robert Hetu  |  October 22, 2015

My 2012 research about changing the face and use of analytics in retail reported that less than 15% of large retailers were using predictive analytics. Hopefully we are seeing growth...

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Apache Flink Offers a Challenge to Spark

by Nick Heudecker  |  September 13, 2015

While Apache Spark has been hogging most of the data processing and analytics (DPA) spotlight over the last year, Apache Flink has managed to turn a few heads for real-time...

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Data and Analytics at Catalyst Conference: Get Oriented Now!

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 8, 2015

Catalyst conference starts tomorrow. Our track is Building a Sustainable Data and Analytics Architecture for the Digital World, and in addition, there are more talks on data and analytics in...

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Big Data Is Pregnant with Analytics

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 23, 2015

We are at the interesting point: big data time is over. It is now big data analytics time. Many organizations are at the point when they have figured out how...

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Keeping Busy with Data Strategy

by Doug Laney  |  May 27, 2015

Occasionally new or prospective clients inquire about how we analysts specifically are helping business and technology leaders accelerate and improve their information and analytics related capabilities. Well, as part of...

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