Creating An In-Store Retail Revival

Though several major retailers, from Toys “R” Us to Aeropostale, have filed for bankruptcy protection this year and others have closed thousands of stores, all seemingly at the hands of online commerce, reports of the death of retail are greatly exaggerated. In fact, research shows that the industry is booming and that stores still matter. […]

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The Chip Innovation of ’97 that Spurred Even Greater Scale & Speed

Twenty years ago, after riding high on a microprocessor architecture that launched and sustained the PC revolution, the industry faced considerable new hurdles – specifically with the microchip’s speed and scale. Any company that manufactured a device with a chip inside of it needed something new to help them keep up with the incredible demand for […]

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The Future is Quantum

Some of the most important technical advances of the 20th century were enabled by decades of fundamental scientific exploration, whose initial purpose was simply to extend human understanding. When Einstein discovered relativity, he had no idea that one day it would be an important part of modern navigation systems. Such is the story of quantum […]

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The Business of Belonging

Belonging has always been an essential ingredient in the business of brand building. This fundamental human need has been increasingly on our minds as evidence of the fragile state of belonging in the world mounts. A decline in trust in institutions, economic divides, political partisanship and increased levels of isolation of loneliness due in part, […]

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How IBM and Salesforce Are Challenging Traditional Business Models

Since unveiling our partnership with Salesforce in March, we’ve worked together to champion the impact of AI across all facets of business, helping companies across all industries make smarter decisions, faster than ever before. Today, at Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference, IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty will join Salesforce Chairman and CEO, Marc Benioff, […]

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The Holiday is Looking Green…Are Retailers Ready?

It’s that time of year again. The 2017 holiday season is looming large and speculation is in full swing as to how the next eight weeks will play out for retailers and consumers alike. There’s good news to report. Based on my annual Holiday Forecast, we predict the 2017 season will grow nearly three percent […]

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