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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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Retailers Find Success Using Self-Service and Advanced Analytics

by Robert Hetu  |  April 27, 2015

Gartner defines advanced analytics as the analysis of all kinds of data using sophisticated quantitative methods (for example, statistics, descriptive and predictive data mining, simulation and optimization) to produce insights...

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Amazon Retail - Costs Rising Sharply

by Robert Hetu  |  April 24, 2015

This weeks press release by Amazon focused largely on the first breakout of revenue from is web services (AWS) but as a retail analyst I am more interested in the...

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Cool Vendors in Retail 2015

by Robert Hetu  |  April 8, 2015

These Cool Vendors focus on maintaining and growing revenue from customers through a better understanding of how they want to shop across channels and brands. Technologies in this research help...

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Understand Customer Behavior to Win at Retail

by Robert Hetu  |  January 27, 2015

Providing every existing or potential customer with one view of the retailer, where the customer sees no observable difference between experiences across the retailer's channels, is pivotal for success within...

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New Research on Personalization Highlights the Challenges

by Robert Hetu  |  September 24, 2014

Gartner retail research findings indicate less than 10% of Tier 1 retailers believe they are highly effective at personalization and nearly one-third report having limited or no capability to support...

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Just Out: Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications

by Robert Hetu  |  July 9, 2014

Just 8 vendors met the inclusion criteria for the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications.  These vendors are spread across all 4 quadrants.  This is a market where we see significant...

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Do you RAMA?

by Robert Hetu  |  May 27, 2014

I am deep into the final phases of a Gartner MQ (Magic Quadrant) on Retail Assortment Management Applications. Yes it’s another acronym but RAMA is much easier to type so...

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Gartner’s 2014 Retail Cool Vendors – Coolness Goes Digital

by Robert Hetu  |  May 6, 2014

The 2014 Retail Cool Vendors touch key digital trends of advocacy, collaboration, socialization and personalization. To prosper, retailers require technology that will enable them to move agilely and flexibly to...

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