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6 Top 2016 Highlights from Insights on Business for CP

As I wrote in my “2016 highlights” post for the Retail blog, 2016 was a year to forget for many Consumer Products (CP) companies. Consumer-facing industries have spent much of 2016 strategizing how to fight off disruption within their industries, and every passing day seemed to bring about a new startup competitor. Outside of the industry, […]

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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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Who are you? I really want to know!

  Loyalty Programs and Personalization all require data…good data…personalized data. If your organization doesn’t have good personalized data, then it’s really hard to develop a good Loyalty Program. Some companies (and industries) tend to have good data. Retailers often have very good data on what their consumers spend. BUT Consumer Products Goods (CPG) Companies tend […]

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CPG and Retailers Expected to Highlight IoT Devices in Shopping

An article in ChannelLiife out of Australia by Heather Wright shows the explosive growth of the IoT, completely disregarding any security hacks in recent news stories, like hackers taking control of a car, etc.  I think this snapshot of the market in Australia is being repeated across the globe, including in developing regions.  Retailers and […]

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How Retail and CPG can get more out of Big Data and Analytics in 2015

I am finding that most CPG and Retail executives with whom I speak are struggling to optimize their leveraging of the data they are capturing across their businesses.  The challenge arises when execs invest in new technology and “hope” that solves all their issues.  Well, as we’ve seen in the past with other business challenges, […]

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The product lifecycle: 3 ways CPG brands are using the power of big data and analytics

A blog by Ritika Puri shares some interesting perspective on the use of analytics in branding.  Read more here:  http://www.ibmbigdatahub.com/blog/product-lifecycle-3-ways-brands-are-using-power-big-data-and-analytics

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Need Big Data and Analytics Speed? Here’s how to speed analytic applications up to 100 times faster…

IBM | Spark Power of data. Simplicity of design. Speed of innovation. What is Spark? Apache® Spark™ is an open-source cluster computing framework with in-memory processing to speed analytic applications up to 100 times faster compared to technologies on the market today. Developed in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley, Spark can help reduce data interaction […]

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10 Best practices to keep your CPG or Retail business secure against Hacks

The Globe and Mail published a piece by Derrick Hughes that enumerated ten ways for small businesses to protect data.  There are some great ideas here that large companies could also leverage, I think.  Please take a look and share your thoughts here. Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-digital/10-ways-to-prevent-a-data-breach-and-protect-your-small-business/article25089314/ http://www-03.ibm.com/security/?lnk=msoST-isec-usen

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NEW GLOBAL REPORT: What is the Cost of a CPG or Retail Data Breach in 2015?

IBM is proud to sponsor the tenth annual Cost of Data Breach Study, the industry’s gold-standard benchmark research independently conducted by Ponemon Institute. The study found the average consolidated total cost of a data breach is $3.8 million representing a 23% increase since 2013. The study also reports that the cost incurred for each lost […]

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Save the date! CPG CROWD CHAT, Friday, Jun 12th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET (US)

Save the date! Friday, Jun 12th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET (US) Crowd Chat:  #IBMCPGChat – http://bit.ly/1FEj3Ca GET SOCIAL AND DIVE IN!  It’s easy and you’ll build your industry connections. Check out our SlideShare post. Join the upcoming CPG crowd chat to voice your opinions on the new age consumer, on what attracts and […]

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MobileMarketer Report: Biometric CPG and Retail authentication expected to dominate app world by 2019

As alphanumeric passwords continue to get more vulnerable to security threats, biometric authentication is becoming more attractive for mobile apps.  An article by Caitlyn Bohannon in Mobile Marketer shares some new learnings from a Jupiter Research study.  I think this trend should accelerate even more, based upon the continued hacks across more and more merchant […]

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