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Applications of CRM, sales, marketing, business intelligence, customer service, social media and networking, supply chain, and e-commerce software and solutions in the retail industry.

Where Are Mobile Payments Headed?

April 22, 2015

Apple is not the only company trying to grab a piece of the nascent mobile payment market.

How to Get a Human Capital Management Project Funded

April 20, 2015

When making the case for investment in HCM software, HR pros should focus on benefits that are meaningful for CFOs.

How Is Hadoop Evolving to Meet Big Data Needs?

April 16, 2015

Author of "Hadoop: The Definitive User Guide" offers an update on the current state of Hadoop and where it is headed.

Splice Machine, RedPoint Global Team on Omnichannel Marketing Solution

March 31, 2015

Solution marries Splice Machine's Hadoop relational database management system with RedPoint's digital marketing software.

9 Tech Trends Transforming Retail

February 6, 2015

The retail industry's reputation as a technology laggard is beginning to change, say experts.

Analyzing Big Data: General Purpose Tool or Domain-Specific App?

January 15, 2015

Will a general purpose data analytics tool or a domain-specific app help you get maximum value from Big Data? You may well need both.

10 CRM Predictions for 2015

January 12, 2015

Cloud, integration and analytics are still among the top CRM trends in 2015, experts say.

Enterprises Are Leading the Way in Wearable Technology

December 12, 2014

Wearable technology is catching on more quickly in the enterprise than with consumers, largely because of the compelling business use cases.

The Down Low on Data Lakes

December 9, 2014

While data lakes can help democratize data, many experts feel they are not yet ready for prime time.

Business Intelligence Getting More Pervasive: BARC

December 4, 2014

New research from BARC shows that 55 percent of business intelligence users say they engage in self-service business intelligence tasks.

Loyalty Program Leaders Leverage Data Analytics

November 20, 2014

A reliance on data analytics informs the best practices of loyalty program leaders, shows research from the International Institute for Analytics.

Consumers Love Mobile Marketing, Location-based Services

November 11, 2014

Mobile marketing, particularly location-based mobile marketing, provides big opportunities for businesses and benefits for consumers.

9 Tips for Building Terrific Mobile Retail Apps

November 5, 2014

Creating mobile retail apps that engage consumers and increase sales can be tricky. From creating a strategy to getting the right features, these tips can help.

Self-service BI Initiatives Fall Short

October 30, 2014

Why do so few business people use self-service business intelligence? A lack of training is one problem.

Savi's Sensor Analytics Software Gets Predictive Capabilities

October 29, 2014

Savi uses predictive and prescriptive analytics to help companies transform their operational data into actionable information that can improve their supply chains.

Analytics Playing Greater Role in ERP

October 28, 2014

More ERP vendors are including analytics as a standard feature so companies are less inclined to use third-party business intelligence tools.

Cloud Analytics a Winner for SAS

October 24, 2014

Its cloud analytics business is booming, revealed SAS this week, also announcing increased support for Hadoop and strategies for addressing the data science skills gap.

Cloud ERP Acceptance on Upswing

October 21, 2014

While ERP has been moving more slowly to the cloud than other enterprise apps, recent research shows a growing number of companies plan to use cloud for future ERP deployments.

Big Data Analytics Needs a Code of Ethics

October 8, 2014

With Big Data analytics offering the ability to create highly detailed consumer profiles, experts say companies must consider the ethical ramifications of how they use data.

Salesforce Revamps Sales, Service Apps

October 7, 2014

Salesforce is rebranding its Sales and Service Clouds and adding a slew of new features to both to align them more closely with its Salesforce1 development platform.