Analyst Corner

Category: Unified Commerce

Top 7 Retail IoT Trends That Will Drive the Next Decade of Success

Thursday, November 19th, 2pm EST

 

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Replay: Retail on the Edge

The proliferation of computing devices at the store, the increased use of computer vision, RFID, video analytics, self-service, mobile devices, and all other things IoT have pushed the limits of current retail infrastructure. Add to this a 750% growth in the use of microservices and retailers and hospitality establishments are racing to implement an edge-computing […]

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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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US Retail Recovery Forecast

A great deal of discussion has been had about the recovery curve to be expected in retail and hospitality. Will it be a V curve, an L shape or a NIKE Swoosh?  Truth be told, you can make it look like whatever you want it to be to fit your […]

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Race To The Last Mile

Retailers are racing to complete a variety of last mile fulfillment options.  Few are doing it profitably, but this is the biggest area of transformation in all of retail for 2019-2020.  Solutions around helping retailers to optimize these processes are in great demand.  And there is a major difference between […]

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Stores Don’t Matter? Not So Fast

All the mainstream press wants to say that stores are closing and stores don’t matter.  But according to a recent study by IHL and RIS News of over 300 retail brands, stores will be involved in 86% of all order fulfillment in 2020 through traditional bricks and mortar retailers.  Add […]

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Beware of Retail’s Heresy

Often used as to discuss religion, at its core the word heresy is a “truth about something that is taken to an untruthful extreme.” History is rife with examples of a principle or discovery for one thing that was then extended to an area it was never meant to be […]

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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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Retail Tech That Moves Sales Needle – Pt 1

If you go to any trade show or look up a technology directory you see hundreds of vendors that promise that their products help increase sales for retailers.  But which ones, once deployed, can actually show a correlation to increased sales? We’ve done the research.  We looked at 30 categories […]

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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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