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The Cost of Data Quality: One Night of Coding and an Energy Drink

by Doug Laney  |  August 2, 2017

In 1999, the $125 million Mars Climate Orbiter notoriously crashed due to the navigation team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory using the metric system in calculations while their colleagues at...

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Whole Amazon: When Physical and Digital Commerce Converge (or Collide)

by Jennifer Polk  |  June 22, 2017

Last week, Amazon announced plans to acquire grocer, Whole Foods. At first glance this seems like a smart solution to the convergence of physical and digital commerce and a logical progression...

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Digital Disruptor Amazon's Planned Acquisition of Whole Foods Could Redefine Retail Grocery Market

by Robert Hetu  |  June 20, 2017

Gartner's First Take on the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods just published.  Amazon's deal to acquire Whole Foods Market is an example of aggressive digital disruption of a market. CIOs...

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Using AI to Drive Smart Automation in Retail

by Robert Hetu  |  May 16, 2017

Retailers must use AI to automate and deliver better decisions and make it possible for associates to be customer experience differentiators.  Multichannel retailers are facing an existential crisis. Consumers' buying...

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Gartner's Cool Vendors in Retail Merchandising and Marketing

by Robert Hetu  |  May 4, 2017

Customer-centric merchandising and marketing require deep learning algorithms that can predict who, what, where and when consumers will browse and transact. This research will introduce CIOs to five innovative vendors...

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Generation Z Is Inspiring the Future of Customer Experience

by Robert Hetu  |  May 4, 2017

There is much talk about the millennials shaping the future. However, retail CIOs should be cognizant of Generation Z, a rapidly growing cohort that is already becoming a prime mover,...

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Gen Z Ethos to Revamp the Retail Workplace

by Robert Hetu  |  April 26, 2017

Gen Z, born between 1995 and 2010, is the largest group of upcoming consumers and employees globally. These tech-native individuals will transform consumption and work. Retail CIOs must tap into...

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Retail Pricing Strategies Still Not Optimized

by Robert Hetu  |  April 26, 2017

Product pricing is a critical component of the customer cross-channel experience, but the promise of unified price, promotion and markdown optimization (UPPMO) is elusive. Gartner's long-held position is that retailers...

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Retailers, When In A Hole - Stop Digging

by Robert Hetu  |  April 17, 2017

The recent spate of store closings will do nothing but hasten the decline of physical retail, while providing only short term profitability gains. Okay, so I know the US is...

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Retail receives a digital slap in the face: snap out of it!

by Robert Hetu  |  March 27, 2017

It’s time to snap out of band-aid solutions and make the shift to unified retail commerce. The question is as simple as it is complex. Does your company have a...

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