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IDC: Watson Supply Chain Addressing the Talent Crunch Head-On

Balancing supply chains is a never-ending puzzle. Determining necessary inventory levels, asset locations, storage capacity, labor availability – it’s a lot of factors to consider – and each time you alleviate one bottleneck, another is created. Retailers and manufacturers alike have recognized this as an issue and a priority. According to IDC’s 2016 Supply Chain […]

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IDC: Launch of Watson Supply Chain Looks to Address Gaps in Data Analytics and Resources

This week, at World of Watson in Las Vegas, IBM announced the launch of Watson Supply Chain, leveraging their Watson cognitive/artificial intelligence (AI) technology to change the paradigm of how manufacturing supply chains are operated and optimized. As IBM notes on their Watson Supply Chain website, “By establishing greater visibility into supply chain data and […]

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The Business Value of IBM Digital Experience Solutions

Creating, managing and delivering first-class digital experiences is mission-critical for brands today, but consistently delivering that great experience has never been more challenging. Your response to both internal and external changes has to be lightning fast. You have to duplicate the message across more and more channels. And even though expectations are higher, you still […]

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IDC Weighs In: What’s the ROI of B2B Integration on Cloud?

When it comes to increasing revenue, speeding up time to market, and improving efficiency, a modern approach to B2B integration is critical. That’s because all these outcomes depend on having a successful business network — one that’s flexible and cost-effective. Of course, no business can afford to sacrifice innovation to keep costs in check. Fortunately, […]

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Cognitive Computing, the Masters, and Retail. What’s the Relationship?

I admit it: I’ve whiled away many a beautiful early April New England weekend watching the Masters. Some moments never fade from memory, like Jack’s come-from-behind 1986 victory with son Jackie carrying the bag, Tiger’s slow-motion chip-in on 16 from behind the green on a Sunday afternoon, and Faldo’s win over a collapsing Norman. The […]

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A Perfect Storm of Change

A perfect storm of business, economic and technical change is coming that impacts how businesses meet rapidly changing needs, drive cost from processes while accelerating responsiveness, and innovate to compete. According to IDC analyst Maureen Fleming, change is being motivated by the continued growth of new technologies and digital services. These new technologies and services […]

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