business

How Fast Does It Need To Be? (eCommerce)

As an Amazon Prime member, I can get most products delivered free on next day delivery.  Over the past months, Amazon has expanded its network of cities that offer free same day delivery.  (And after falling under fire for not expanding this service into poorer neighborhoods, Amazon has now increased it’s “same day footprint” by […]

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Get OFF!!!

  There are SO MANY things that can affect your business when you are running a brand. Sales can shoot UP or DOWN based on trends, weather, events, some celebrity using your product…. Businesses today are using Big Data Analytics AND Cognitive Analytics to try to understand these Ups and Downs and to benefit from […]

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Robots and Watson are here, OH MY!

I just published a post on the National Retail Federation trade show in New York. Let me know what you think!!!   https://www.ibm.com/blogs/insights-on-business/retail/robotnrf     Read my blogs on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/6343514 OR visit me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeltdobbs      

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My 2016 New Year’s Resolution: No more resolutions!

  1 day to go till New Year’s Eve. Friends are all talking about their 2016 New Year’s Resolution. Mine: No more New Year’s Resolutions. No, this is not my New Year’s version of Bah Humbug. According to studies, only 8% of all New Years Resolutions are kept. That means that 92% of people FAIL. […]

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I don’t have time for STRATEGY!

How full is YOUR in-box??? How many urgent projects are on YOUR list? We’re all really busy, and we’re only getting busier! With all of these demands on my time, I sometimes feel like I don’t have time to do everything on my list. I was recently speaking with someone who works at a CPG […]

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Where’s your Walkman?

Remember the 80s??? Remember the Walkman? It revolutionized how we listened to music. No more loud Boom-Boxes. People started listening to their own music with headphones. Revolutionary!!! Where is the Walkman today? History. Replaced by the MP3 player…or the iPod.   So where’s the iPod today?   Yesterday I walked into an Apple Store. I […]

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Can we kill email? Or are CPG and Retail employees not comfortable with social channels for work?

Terri Griffith in MITSloan Management Review stated, “Full implementation of internal social media and collaboration tools could raise productivity by 25%. So what’s the hold up?”  I think that is a great point to make.  We are all so comfortable posting our most private activities for the world to see on Facebook, etc.  However, when […]

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Industry View: 17 ways CPG, Wholesale, Retail companies can put the cloud to use right now

The article below discusses some basic ways most any company can engage cloud computing.  I believe most, if not all of these approaches are appropriate for our industries.  Please share your thoughts on effective leverage of cloud in our businesses. 17 ways companies can put the cloud to use right now For the modern enterprise, […]

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SNEAK PEEK: Insights Preview from the 2013 IBM Global C-suite Study

A decade ago, the IBM Institute for Business Value started the C-suite Study program. During that time, we have interviewed more than 18,000 executives and public sector leaders worldwide. For the newest C-suite Study in 2013, we spoke with more than 4,000 C-suite executives in six different roles: Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Chief Information Officers […]

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“Social Business” can generate 26% more revenue per employee

Integrating social technology into the most critical business processes increases workforce productivity, customer enga...

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Social Business: 1100 Executives Tell What Works and How It’s Done

The Business of Social Business: The IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed more than 1,100 executives and conducted in-depth interviews across the globe to learn what is working in social channels.  Download the Study findings  here .  A decade...

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Closing the Gap Between Enterprise Architecture and Business Value

 As I talk with clients across the various segments of the Consumer Products Industry, one issue seems to peculate to the top, the inability to identify sustained business value from enterprise architecture.  It is not that enterprise architecture is...

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