retail

N Brown Group finds the perfect fashion fit with IBM Cloud and Oracle

Who really wants to shop at retailers where the fashionable clothes you want aren’t stocked in a size that will fit? That’s one reason why more than 4 million customers choose to shop online from the privacy and comfort of their homes at N Brown Group, a leading specialist-fit fashion retailer with more than 140 […]

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Retailers reap the benefits of cloud managed services and cognitive technologies for SAP

The wealth of experience IBM has in retail and SAP continues to help retailers create innovative, seamless customer experiences. Here are two stories of companies who worked with IBM to stay ahead of the competition, as well as a brief discussion of new cognitive technologies designed to drive innovation in retail. Footwear company transforms its […]

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How to build a shopping experience for the new economy

Evolving technology and the rapid expansion of interactive touch points and devices has fundamentally changed the way we shop. Consumers are taking charge of their own shopping experiences by using various channels to help them get the right information to make choices. They expect services, values and experiences consistent across channels, whether it’s online or […]

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Retailers and producers turn to IBM Blockchain to improve food safety

According to the World Health Organization, around 420,000 people die each year because of food contaminated by bacteria, chemicals, viruses parasites and toxins. With more information and increased capacity monitor food safety, those deaths could be prevented. That’s the idea behind a collaboration between a group of 10 food producers and retailers — Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden […]

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IBM leadership in cloud: Building on a legacy of excellence

The market for cognitive insights delivered via cloud to specific industries is estimated to grow to roughly $2 trillion by 2025. Given this huge opportunity, I’m not surprised that some IBM competitors are realigning their sales forces to target industry verticals. While there are several reasons why companies choose IBM over our competitors, we believe […]

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Paygilant prevents mobile payment fraud with IBM Cloud technology

People around the world do almost everything with their mobile devices. Paying for purchases with them is just another use case that makes sense. According to Grand View Research, Inc., the global mobile wallet market is expected to reach $7,581.91 billion by 2024. That’s why the issuers — banks, financial markets, communications service providers and […]

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Industry Zone at Interconnect: Latest in AI, APIs and IoT

If you know anything about cloud or cognitive computing, you know that every industry will be affected by these advances in technology. Either you’ll embrace them or you will fall behind. It’s time to take the lead. Visit the Industry Zone at IBM InterConnect. You’ll hear from experts on cloud in financial services, healthcare and […]

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Cloud and cognitive technologies are transforming the future of retail

Though the retail industry is rapidly changing, one fact remains constant: the customer is king. Some 35,000 attendees made their way to the National Retail Federation’s “Big Show” (NRF) at New York’s Javits Center last month for a first-hand look into the future of retail. Talk of digital transformation created buzz on and off the […]

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Why analytics is a key tool for retail

Success in retail is contingent on offering the customer the right product in the right environment. Matching the two can be hard, since no two customers are the same, and external forces as diverse as catwalk trends and the weather affect demand and purchasing decisions. In the digital age, consumers interact with stores and service […]

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Don’t go it alone in the team sport of retail digital transformation

The reaction of IT teams to the ever changing “bimodal IT” landscape has been interesting to watch over the past several years at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) BIG Show. There have certainly been winners and losers, but not always the ones you might expect. There has been a surge away from centralized IT in […]

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Surviving Black Friday and holiday shopping with cloud

Just as steel is strengthened through the application of heat, human character is “strengthened” through surviving the crucible of the holiday shopping season. My family has attempted to take me shopping in the wee hours of the morning on “Black Friday,” the day after the US Thanksgiving holiday, to no avail.  I’ve seen enough news […]

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Weather Company Data Service helps developers build smarter, more precise apps

Weather patterns are constantly changing. It’s frustrating to not have the umbrella at just the right time or the right jacket when a cold front comes through while you’re at work or were looking forward to an outdoor picnic when a storm rolls through. Inconsistency in weather can wreak even greater havoc on businesses. In […]

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