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Four Ways to Drive Digital Commerce Innovation

by Jennifer Polk  |  July 14, 2016

Digital commerce exemplars don’t merely convert their product catalogues into ecommerce sites and mobile commerce applications. Leaders in commerce achieve success by disrupting the customer buying journey itself, starting with...

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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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Hype Cycle for Retail Technologies 2016

by Robert Hetu  |  July 12, 2016

The 2016 Retail Hype Cycle contains technologies that should be considered by large retailers having many channels and operating in all segments and geographies. CIOs and business leaders of these...

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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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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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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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Retail Technology Investment - 60% Report Increased Spending

by Robert Hetu  |  April 6, 2016

Technology is top of mind for retailers as they continue to evolve toward unified commerce. Gartner and RIS News recently published the results of the 2016 Retail Technology Survey.  One of...

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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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