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Conversational Artificial Intelligence. We Need To Talk About It.

by Adrian Lee  |  October 10, 2017

Gartner released its Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and beyond on 29th September. I heaved a sigh of relief when I saw that one of the predictions by my esteemed...

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Amazon's NYC Bookstore - Somehow I Expected More

by Robert Hetu  |  October 9, 2017

I had a few minutes to visit Amazon's bookstore on 34th street in Manhattan the other day.  It was a weekday, late afternoon. This was my first visit to one...

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Atlantazon: Living the Dream of Amazon’s HQ2

by Daryl Plummer  |  September 27, 2017

Here we are a week ahead of my interview with Amazon AWS CEO Andy Jassy at Gartner’s Annual Symposium and I got to thinking about Amazon’s search for a new...

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VPA Monogamy Overrated! Ready for Tiered, Multi-VPA Voice Interactions?

by Werner Goertz  |  September 7, 2017

Alexa-Cortana interactions mark the beginning of a trend for Virtual Personal Assistants (VPAs) to leverage each others’ strengths. Rather than fighting over dominance and exclusivity, cooperation is key (tell that...

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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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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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Microsegmentation

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 21, 2017

Microsegmentation is a hot topic, and is one of the top-three inquiry subjects for Gartner clients regarding cloud security. I’m not a security analyst, but microsegmentation comes up quite a...

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Hadoop Tracker - March 2017

by Merv Adrian  |  March 16, 2017

Stack expansion has ground to a halt. The last time an Apache project was added to the list of those most supported by leading Hadoop distribution vendors was July 2016, when...

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Google Cloud Spanner Enters With a Splash

by Donald Feinberg  |  February 27, 2017

This post was authored by Rick Greenwald, Merv Adrian and Donald Feinberg Last week, Google launched its internal Cloud Spanner DBMS into a public beta. Claiming to be both strongly consistent (like...

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