9 Tech Trends Transforming RetailFebruary 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 2015January 12, 2015
Cloud, integration and analytics are still among the top CRM trends in 2015, experts say.
Enterprises Are Leading the Way in Wearable TechnologyDecember 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 LakesDecember 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: BARCDecember 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 AnalyticsNovember 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 ServicesNovember 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 AppsNovember 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 ShortOctober 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 CapabilitiesOctober 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 ERPOctober 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 SASOctober 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 UpswingOctober 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 EthicsOctober 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 AppsOctober 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.
Data Visualization: Old Practice, New ValueSeptember 23, 2014
While visualization tools can help organizations get new value from their data, there are some caveats.
App Integration Underpins Customer EngagementSeptember 16, 2014
CRM tools won't improve customer engagement if they are not integrated with legacy systems like ERP. Fortunately, application integration is far easier than it used to be.
Forget Omni-channel; Retailers Move to Unified Commerce ModelSeptember 9, 2014
Retailers are tweaking their supply chains to deliver customer-based pricing, enhanced product availability and other features of a unified commerce strategy.
Chief Data Officers Put 'Strategy' in Data StrategyAugust 19, 2014
The chief data officer (CDO) is one of the hottest C-level roles out there, thanks to the growing awareness that data is an asset that can be used to gain competitive advantage.