Analyst Corner

Category: Artificial Intelligence

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Retailers Running Out of Time to Optimize Digital Journeys

For the last 12 months, US retailers have been riding the gravy train (24 months for grocery and mass merchants). Sales growth has been in the high double-digits in many sectors thanks to strong comparisons to early COVID months the year before, multiple rounds of government stimulus and consumers that […]

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Retail’s Once-in-a-Generation Tech Reset

Retail is experiencing a once-in-a-generation increase in IT spend due to the impacts of COVID and the change in shopping journeys for consumers. Although consumers have come back to stores, the digital increase is here to stay. Retailers must get these transactions profitable. Add to this the ongoing labor challenges […]

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COVID-19’s $11.5b Impact on IT Spend

Worldwide, COVID-19 is having disastrous impacts on consumer spending.  IHL’s current forecast for consumer spending is a reduction of $1.6t in sales worldwide, just under 10%.  And it is the smaller retailers losing the most by far.  But not all segments are doing poorly.  While Specialty Stores and Departments Stores […]

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Apple’s gift to retail, threat to privacy

If you have updated your iPhone or iPad you might not have realized this change to the way the Control Center handles WI-FI and Bluetooth settings.  In previous OS releases, when you turned off these settings in the Control Center, it actually turned off the radios. But the change in […]

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Artificial Intelligence: The 30 Year Success Story

I can confidently say that my very first exposure to artificial intelligence happened about thirty years ago. I was strolling through the computer engineering building on campus at Georgia Tech and happened onto a computer screen facing out onto the hallway. On the screen was a changing array of symbols […]

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