internet of things

Technology Trends — Internet of Things for the Wholesaler-Distributor

This is the tenth 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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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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Internet of Things Driving New “Living Services” for Retail and CPG to explore.

An insightful Research Brief in MediaPost by Jack Loechner brings to light a point of view on some new “Living Services” that the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving.  There are several categories of thee living services, including “shopping”.  The report states, “Living services will allow retailers to offer less intrusive experiences and move away […]

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Exactly what IS the Internet of Things?! And how will CPG and Retail manage it / them / us ?

The internet of things, as analysts including Gartner and IDC describe it, represents an over $7 trillion market by 2020, “the largest growth in the history of humans.”  A MediaPost article by Jack Loechner shares that the sheer volume of data is already massive, perhaps too massive for most CPG and Retail companies to leverage […]

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SURVEY: Only 19% of men, 8% of women have heard the term “Internet of Things.”

What does the term, “Internet of Things” actually mean?  Mark Walsh of MobileMarketingDaily shared some results of a recent survey that show few people even have heard of the term.  When I first hear the term, it sounded a bit almost childish, just like the first time I heard the words, “Big Data” together.  However, […]

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