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 […]
As a Cloud Advisor who supports several retail clients, it’s impressive to see a company mature in its cloud adoption and realize true value in its business transformation. One such story is of a major U.S. retailer’s journey to cloud. It’s a story that’s still being written. But how did this story begin? It started […]
Buying groceries. What a drag. You have to think about what your schedule is that week and what the rest of the family is up to. You have to think about what the kids will eat, even though that changes on a daily basis. Have you got friends or a family event coming up this […]
As my retail clients gear up for the National Retail Federation show in spring 2016, PSFK’s latest report on top retail trends got me thinking how cloud technology would influence the shopping experience. Reimagined retail is more than taking advantage of the economic impact of using cloud to scale workloads during peak seasons, like Black Friday, […]
Recently I came across an article predicting the sale of televisions on Black Friday. These predictions ranged from the types of TVs that will be in demand to price, the role of social media during Black Friday, to the price deals can consumers can expect. The predictions that were around price peaked my interest. The […]
When is a mall no longer a mall? When it becomes a gathering of disruptive technology, a destination for pop-up shops and a bridge for the customer’s physical and digital shopping experience. Westfield Centre in San Francisco is the retailing flagship, radically personalizing shopping and reinventing the in-store and digital customer experience using beacons, sensors, […]
The Rolling Stones 1969 classic song “Gimme Shelter” was about mood, mavericks and movement away from mayhem. Rolling Stone magazine said at its release, “The Stones have never done anything better” and the song has become an anthem to evoke storm clouds and the change that follows. Perhaps its greatest contribution to culture, though, is […]
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Paris, deliver.ee offers France’s first urban delivery network for online merchandise orders. The startup sought a scalable cloud hosting platform for the applications supporting its delivery service. According to Sébastien Poudat, deliver.ee co-founder and CTO, “We needed 100% reliability with what we planned to do. Once an order was […]
Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) are among the service industries with the highest focus on dynamic consumer needs, wants, likes and dislikes. It is becoming increasingly relevant for this industry to embrace cloud and social media analytics.
Black Friday is a couple weeks away, marking the start of a busy shopping season. We thought it would be the perfect time to look at the many ways cloud is transforming the retail industry.