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Avoid Retail's Fake News Purveyors

by Robert Hetu  |  April 3, 2019

Yesterday I saw an article that really grabbed my attention.  @CNBC published the headline "Online shopping officially overtakes brick-and-mortar retail for the first time ever" (recently the title has changed)....

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Retail Change Outpacing Digital Business Strategies

by Robert Hetu  |  March 30, 2019

Driven in many markets by consumer optimism, 2018 was a year of progress for retail.  This caused some retailers to feel a bit of a reprieve. This will be short-lived,...

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Retail Scenarios 2025 Require More Than E-commerce

by Robert Hetu  |  March 30, 2019

By 2023, e-commerce will cease to be a differentiator in the retail marketplace Retail can't survive and thrive by e-commerce alone. E-commerce is ceasing to be a stand-alone differentiator in...

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Walmart Drops Savings Catcher, Really?

by Robert Hetu  |  March 18, 2019

Walmart has been getting a lot of credit from me lately for some really smart decisions. Then they do this?  I am trying hard to figure out the motivation behind...

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Amazon Dash Was Marketing Genius

by Robert Hetu  |  March 1, 2019

Amazon announced that it is discontinuing Amazon Dash after four years. Reading a few articles on this today that seem to imply this is some kind of failure. What was...

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Digital, Strategy and Design

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 26, 2019

Digital leaders have salient views of the future based on a deep understanding of the customer.  They create approaches to engage customers in that future.  In consulting terms, digital leaders...

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Walmart, The Empire Strikes Back Through Unified Retail Commerce

by Robert Hetu  |  February 23, 2019

Walmart may have been a sleeping giant, but it finally woke up. Its reported 4Q18 sales revenue was $138.8B with 4.3% comp store sales growth, and 43% ecommerce growth.  By...

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Why Leading Software Vendors Are Dumping GRC for IRM

by John Wheeler  |  November 29, 2018

One of the most common questions I receive from software vendors has to be “what’s the difference between governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and integrated risk management (IRM) solutions?” Gartner has...

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Retail Digital Investments Pay Off

by Robert Hetu  |  November 27, 2018

The improving economy, low unemployment, tax cuts and lower gas prices finally proved that there is not a retail apocalypse. Pent up demand is driving a great start to the...

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Bypass Data Center Outsourcing Competition Smartly with Intelligent Automation Services

by Rene Buest  |  September 24, 2018

Currently, data center outsourcing (DCO) providers spend 70% to 80% of their IT budget on operations and maintenance of data centers. However, clients increasingly expect year-over-year improvements in service quality...

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