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More wonders

In my last post (“A time of wonders“) I finished on the idea that “machines like HAL or Her are referred to as super-intelligent or as strong artificial intelligence…and that most experts agree that we are probably 60 years away from being able to create systems like that, but there are many wonders available to […]

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Technology Trends — Cloud Computing for the Wholesaler-Distributor

This is the ninth blog in a series of blogs revolving around Facing the Forces of Change®: Navigating the Seas of Disruption, published by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) — the only major research study analyzing the future of wholesale distribution within multiple lines of trade. Find a shortlist of the other blogs in the […]

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Analytics ain’t nothing but cognitive misspelt

A short history of analytics In the late 1700s, William Playfair invented the bar and pie charts and in doing so created a new discipline that we all benefit from today: statistical graphics.  When we talk of “analytics” and “business intelligence” we are all following in his footsteps.  Every time we look at a brand […]

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The Connected Kitchen, Hosted on the Cloud

I stand convinced that life is nothing but a cycle of laundry to be cleaned and dishes to be washed. Can I get an amen? A partnership to lighten the pessimism Okay… So that was a bit of an exaggeration.  I know that life is more than dishes and dirty clothes.  However, that still doesn’t […]

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IBM and Facebook Team Up for Personalized CPG and Retail Brand Experiences via People-Based Marketing

Facebook and IBM Commerce announced that they will collaborate to provide the world’s leading brands with tailored marketing capabilities that reach the right people at the right time with the right message. Starting today, IBM’s marketing cloud clients can now utilize Facebook’s powerful ad capabilities such as Custom Audiences, along with IBM’s deep analytics and […]

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Coca-Cola Amatil Improves its Customer Experience with IBM Cloud

Coca-Cola Amatil Improves its Customer Experience with IBM Cloud http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/46507.wss IBM today announced it has signed an agreement with Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) to move its Asia Pacific customer planning and relationship management systems to the IBM Cloud. Hosting the workloads in IBM’s two SoftLayer cloud centers in Australia will provide CCA with a more agile […]

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Do you run your CPG or Retail Cloud, or does it run you? Try ours for free!

With CPG and Retail data centers and network points of presence worldwide—all connected by a high-speed private network—your cloud is available when and where you want it. See for yourself. Try a virtual server for FREE for one month.* Read more:  https://www.softlayer.com/info/free-cloud * Offer valid for new customers on one virtual server (public node) in […]

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RIS NEWS: 5 Retail and CPG Technologies to Watch in 2015

Retail Info Systems (RIS) News published their “5 Technologies to Watch in 2015” here.  Payment Security. Internet of Things. Social Analytics. Pricing Optimization. Same-Day Fulfillment.  I don’t think any of these are a surprise.  Security has daily press and is top-of-mind with industry executives.  IoT is gaining steam, and more LIVE events around this topic […]

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World Community Grid: Use your computer to help improve water quality and access for millions of people in 2015.

While you’re in a meeting today, your computer can help develop new cancer treatments. When you go out for dinner tonight, your tablet can work on potential cures for Ebola. The devices you use every day can contribute to groundbreaking research in health, energy, nutrition and other humanitarian causes. How is this possible? IBM’s World […]

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One Tweet won’t tell you much. However, Millions can tell Retail and CPG plenty in 2015!

Business decision making will never be the same IBM and Twitter have formed a landmark partnership to help inform every business decision. Twitter represents the public pulse of the planet. Coupled with IBM’s industry-leading cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms and consulting services, IBM and Twitter have the potential to transform how businesses and institutions manage […]

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Is Santa Claus using Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social and Security?!

An absolutely great blog was posted by Gabriel Jiménez.  I reposted it here for your convenience: Santa Claus The biggest selling season for retailers is coming, for us it may seem even distant, but the Christmas, New Year and Epiphany require a lot of preparation in advance. Among those preparing all year for these events is […]

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Hot Off the Presses! 2014 Retail CPG Black Friday and Cyber Monday Reports

IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark Hub Your source for real-time cloud-based retail data and analysis US Alert: Cyber Monday Caps Record Five-Day “Cyber Week” Driven by Mobile Shopping US online sales from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday jumped 12.6 percent while Cyber Monday online sales increased 8.5 percent and mobile sales rose by 27.6 percent. Read the full report. […]

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