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Holiday spending statistics show record-breaking success with IBM products and platforms

Each November, the weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday is the single busiest, most critical time of the year for retailers. Holiday spending statistics serve as a key indicator of the overall health of the retail industry and reveal whether balance sheets will go from red to black. In 2018, IBM played an important […]

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Andertons Music tech team uses AI to win IBM London Hackathon

Last October, IBM hosted a hackathon in London where teams competed to demonstrate the superior customer experience capabilities of IBM Digital Commerce and Watson Content Hub. Several talented IT professionals from the region participated in the activity, assisted by knowledgeable IBM professionals. The winning team was an ingenious group of tech (and not-so-tech) guys from […]

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Innovating with AI and Blockchain for Professionals

We recently announced a definitive agreement under which HCL Technologies intends to acquire a select number of IBM marketing and commerce software products. HCL is a valued IBM partner with whom we already have a development partnership with, in support of the products in the announcement. HCL and IBM expect to close the transaction in […]

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A New Era for Marketing and Commerce

Last week, we announced a sharpened focus on AI-powered and cloud-based applications, and that HCL plans to acquire certain marketing and commerce software. You can read more about the announcement here. While the transition is not planned to take place until mid-2019, I thought it was important to share what this means for our portfolio […]

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Upgrading to WebSphere Commerce V9 just got easier

Just under a year ago we delivered IBM WebSphere Commerce V9, a modern commerce platform and modular architecture that simplifies application delivery and management by leveraging container technology.  With an updated technology stack and micro-service approach, WebSphere Commerce V9 helps: Reduce time spent deploying, managing and maintaining their commerce application Deliver new commerce services and […]

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Can Retailers Benefit from Pop-Up Shops?

  “What worked in the early 2000’s is no longer relevant going into the 2020’s.”   Did you feel that? Did you feel it? It was that tugging in your belly when you read the headlines a few weeks back saying; “Sears Files for Bankruptcy Protection. Will Close Another 142 Stores!” OMG! The retail apocalypse […]

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Shopping is Changing. Your eCommerce Platform Must Evolve Too

“eCommerce sales in the US are growing at close to 17% a year.” – Census Bureau As digital commerce continues to grow, it’s also changing before our very eyes. According to Census Bureau figures, eCommerce sales in the US are growing at close to 17% a year. That rise isn’t only being driven by more […]

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How to Turn Customer Loyalty Programs into Love

“Loyalty programs increasingly need to have flexibility. In other words, it can’t just be ‘Buy ten get one free,’ at a coffee shop anymore. Stores themselves are starting to have to get creative with what loyalty means to them and giving the customers choice in what those rewards are.” — Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Founder, @RetailMinded […]

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Is your eCommerce platform helping in the fight for market share?

Throughout the year, we connect with our clients around the globe to identify the challenges they face and understand how our solutions are helping them overcome those challenges. We’ve heard from countless eCommerce practitioners about their battle against large, online heavyweights stealing market share and exploiting margins. It’s a real struggle for some retailers as […]

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What does IBM’s Watson wear to work? Carhartt, of course

To help Carhartt get in front of fast-changing customer preferences, they searched for a way to accelerate and enhance their analytics processes and found IBM Watson Commerce Insights.  If asked what comes to mind when you think about the workwear brand Carhartt, it’s likely images of rugged people running heavy equipment or working outdoors in […]

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Introducing new online user communities

On behalf of Mark Simpson, VP of Offering Management for IBM Commerce and Marketing solutions, and Jeannette Barlow, VP of Offering Management for IBM Supply Chain solutions, we are excited to announce the launch of two new online user communities: the IBM Marketing and Commerce Community, and the IBM B2B Collaboration Community. These communities are online spaces for you to connect with other marketing, […]

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It’s Wedding Season: Say “I Do” To This Integration and Watch Your Sales Multiply Ever After

“Through their innovation and expertise, MyRegistry.com was able to deliver a multi-channel registry system to us that yielded immediate and significant positive results.” Beth Anne Ages, Director, The Registry at Boscov’s   Wedding season is in full swing. That means plenty of brides and grooms are headed down the aisle. It also means a huge […]

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