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Cloud Commerce without Compromise. IBM Digital Commerce.

This is a really exciting time to be a part of the commerce landscape. As a commerce technology provider, we work very closely with our customers – sharing insights on consumers and trends – it is remarkable to see how fast markets, behaviors and technology are changing. This frantic pace of change has ushered in […]

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Change the Way You Engage

We marketers and eCommerce leaders agree that delivering exceptional customer experience across channels is a requirement to beat the competition day in and day out. Yet many practitioners feel they don’t yet have the technology and processes they need to easily deliver rewarding customer interactions, as this study reveals. As the CMO of IBM Commerce, […]

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5 Critical Considerations for Cloud-based E-commerce

The following is a guest post by Jerry Lewis, VP Commerce Platforms and Client Strategy at Astound Commerce. With the ever-growing list of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-based providers of e-commerce solutions, it’s becoming difficult to understand all the options, let alone differentiate among them or choose from them. A Google search for “cloud e-commerce providers” […]

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Integrate With Sterling Order Management 9.4 in the Cloud

IBM Commerce Development Simplified – Spin Up an OMS 9.4 Development Environment in the Cloud Within Minutes. It seems like yesterday that we announced the availability of Sterling OMS as a pre-built template in SoftLayer, which IBM business partners can use to build integrations into OM. I’m happy to share that we’ve refreshed that template […]

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Just When You Thought IBM Commerce Development Couldn’t Get Any Easier

Take Two: IBM Commerce Development Simplified – Provision a Development Environment in the Cloud Within Minutes. If you read my post from last fall, you know that IBM Business Partners who want to build and demonstrate integrations with WebSphere Commerce can access a WebSphere Commerce development environment in the cloud within minutes using pre-built templates […]

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Challenges and opportunities of cloud, Big Data, mobile, and social

Today’s business environment is facing a convergence of massive shifts. Cloud, big data, mobile and social are reshaping the global business landscape. These dynamics are presenting compelling new opportunities for organizations ready to gain a competitive advantage. It’s a perfect storm of change, and enterprises that ride out the rough seas ahead will find that […]

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Bigger Holiday Profits: There’s A Cloud For That

As the dinner bell rings and the aroma of the holiday feast wafts to hungry noses this season, it triggers appetites for delicious food and holiday shopping. As predictable as that behavior is, a mystery unfolds each year for retailers. How big is this season’s appetite, and, even more important for marketing professionals, through what […]

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The Secret to Better CMO/CIO Collaboration Lies In The Cloud

A flood of innovative new solutions have launched to help CMOs better connect with customers CMOs are feeling quite popular these days, and with good reason. By now you can recite this Gartner prediction in your sleep: marketing will spend more on IT than the IT department by 2017. Naturally, nearly every tech vendor on […]

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L’Oréal USA Gets Makeover With IBM Cloud Analytics

In advance of the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit in Nashville next week (see my last post for some background), IBM announced a major three-year agreement today with L’Oréal USA for expert procurement services using an advanced cloud analytics solution that will transform how L’Oréal USA buys from its network of North American suppliers. With […]

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Gaining Insights into the Right Integration Strategy

This is a guest post from Chris Hayes. Last week, I announced the four panelists who will be joining me for the upcoming webcast,On Cloud, on Premise or a Hybrid Solution? IBM’s B2B and MFT Architects Weigh In. Cloud-based solutions promise greater agility, lower costs, and increased collaboration, but many organizations face technology barriers that keep them […]

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B2B Integration on Cloud: A Game-Changer in Smarter Commerce

The use of mobile and social networking technologies is influencing every industry. Changes in shopping and buying behavior can have a ripple effect through the entire supply chain, presenting obstacles to companies that have never faced such a dynamic environment. How can they compete when the rules of the game are changing all the time? […]

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Smarter Commerce in the Cloud – A Catalyst for Business Innovation

Smarter Commerce helps companies compete in the age of the empowered consumer by transforming how they buy, market, sell and service goods and services with customers and suppliers. The age of the empowered customer also comes at a time when we are seeing an ever challenging global marketplace creating new sources of competition in addition […]

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