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Want an Omnichannel Shopping Experience? Don’t Forget Your Network

Omnichannel retail involves delivering a seamless shopping experience across web, mobile, instore, mail order and phone channels. Working with many retailers in our business, we felt the subject was relevant and timely. Indeed, as online competition heats up and a … Read more…

The Week in Links: Retailers Look to Tech to Transform Shopping Experience

Like other industries, retailers are finding new ways to use technology to gain competitive advantage, particularly in the area of gaining insight to better target customers and improve the shopping experience. For this “Week in Links,” we’ll take a look … Read more…

The Week in Links: Big Data Is No Longer the Biggest Deal

Welcome to “The Week in Links,” where we’ll feature a series of business and tech-focused articles that really got people talking this week. What’s new with the Internet of Things? How can hybrid cloud help governments better engage with citizens? … Read more…

Success in Store for Retailers Embracing Technology

Technology is inherent in online retail. From start to finish, online merchants rely on tech and data to make sales — and keep selling. When it comes to brick-and-mortar retail, however, innovation and commerce haven’t always been so connected. But … Read more…

WIRED Conference 2014: How to Rethink Your Business

What do you get when you gather leading technology thinkers, give them a theme — “Rethink” — and ask them to share their thoughts? An insightful montage of ideas for succeeding in the digital economy, of course. Welcome to WIRED … Read more…

Why Creative Crowdsourcing Is Good For Business

You see it every day on your online networks…

A business contact asks for recommendations for an open position. An old college buddy asks for restaurant suggestions in a popular city. A parent at your child’s school asks for summer camp reviews.

There’s a name for this type of request: crowdsourcing. And it’s not limited to people in your social networks. This method of seeking resources from the masses is part of a larger trend — one that enterprises are adopting to drive innovation and boost business. Read more…

Top 10 SXSW IT Talks for Business Leaders

South by Southwest Interactive, the annual gathering in Austin, Texas, of thousands of business, technology, marketing, and creative professionals to learn, share, network, and, well, party, starts Friday.

This year, topics important to business and IT leaders, such as Big Data, mobility, the Internet of Things, and wearable technology, will all have a big role in the conference, with various sessions devoted to exploring the technologies behind them, as well as important use cases for enterprises.

To make your SXSW planning easier, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most important sessions for enterprise technology leaders like you to attend. Read more…

As Black Friday Nears, Retailers Look to Tech to Help Boost Sales

For retailers, the most wonderful time of the year is here. And this year in particular is shaping up to be extra special, with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday predicted to break online sales records.

According to the Adobe Digital Index, which uses data from half a trillion visits to more than 2,000 retail sites over the past seven years to make its forecast, the three big holiday shopping days will bring in about $5 billion for retailers. Read more…