The Top Technology Trends To Watch: 2018-2020

Forrester eCommerce

I’m excited to announce we just published our 2017 edition of Forrester’s top technology trends to watch. age of the customer technology technology trends

Technology Scholarship

Guidance

Tech leaders bear the burden of bettering technology while avoiding common pitfalls like misinformation. the tech leaders of tomorrow and learn how you think technology. in their quest to shape and refine the role of technology. Guidance Tech Leaders Scholarship 2017.

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Blockchain Fever: The Potential And Challenges Of Blockchain Technology 

Forrester eCommerce

In last week’s episode of Forrester’s What It Means podcast, Principal Analyst Martha Bennett disentangles the hype from the reality of blockchain technology — and provides a passionate perspective on blockchain’s potential as an economic engine. blockchain business technology (BT) chief information officer (CIO) financial services networking podcast security & risk technology

How to Enhance Your Platform By Choosing a Technology Partner!

Demac Media

However, it’s important to keep in mind the critical role that technology partners play as well. What is a Technology Partner? Technology partners are product companies that provide niche solutions to commonly required features and functionality.

Personalization Technology: The Build vs. Buy Decision

Dynamic Yield

A framework to help marketers decide whether to build or buy personalization technology, based on years of working with top engineers around the world. The post Personalization Technology: The Build vs. Buy Decision appeared first on Dynamic Yield.

Omnichannel Technologies Every Wireless Retailer Should Adopt

iQmetrix

That's why wireless retailers who don't use omnichannel technologies are starting at a disadvantage when you decide it's time for a new phone. Choosing a new cell phone can come with a lot of pressure; not only are they expensive, but with so many choices it can be hard to know if you're buying the right one. Omnichannel Interactive Retail

Digital Store Technologies Take the Stage For Both Customer and Associate Experience.

Forrester eCommerce

It’s the combination of original retail theater – entertainment, novelty, and engagement – with digital technologies and services to create the next level of in-store experience.

Retail Technology Integration: How Important is it?

OrderDynamics

Retail Technology Integration: How Important Is It? This based on how deep the retail technology integration was between several products – compared against the retailers/brands short term and long-term needs. Retail Technology Integration is Only One Part of the Puzzle.

Hype in Digital Commerce: 5 Rising Technologies to Watch

GetElastic

In their recent report, Gartner analyzed several emerging digital commerce technologies. Commerce has gone beyond the storefront with the emergence of new touchpoints and technologies. A DXP is your technology toolkit for creating digital experiences for your audience.

The Data Digest: Understand Emotion To Drive Technology Engagement

Forrester eCommerce

But this era of innovation has also seen its fair share of flops: From Pokémon Go to Google Glass, technologies that looked like promising disrupters stalled quickly or generated more […].

How retailers can use technology to become data driven in a multi-channel world

Retail Technology Review

By Peter Ruffley, Chairman at Zizo. The retail market has changed; Amazon et al have transformed customer expectations; digital native millennials have a very different outlook to previous generations; and the influence of external factors such as social media can be both good and bad

Technology & Electronics Ecommerce Site Design

BigCommerce

Selling technology is hard. This means that technology sellers online must carry a wide swath of items at various price points, and be able to negotiate for the bigger deals. Here is how 4 various technology sites optimize for price, products and profitability.

Future of Ecommerce: How Technology Will Change in 5 Years

Blue Acorn

In the past 5 years, a great deal of new technology has emerged, but how much of that will truly be adopted by the industry through 2022? For an industry to adopt new technology, does the consumer or the organizations make the biggest push?

Creating A Frictionless Shopping Experience With Technology And Data

Retail TouchPoints

With technology that creates a seamless shopping experience and insights from your data. Technology That Transforms The right application of cutting-edge technology not only improves the shopping experience — it helps drive revenue and build trust with your customers.

Voice Technology is Changing the Rules of Ecommerce and Customer Experience

GetElastic

Empowered by voice technology, data from past interactions, and pre-set commands, the devices understand a handful of phrases to answer questions, make purchases, and even get dinner going so it’s hot by the time they get home. Voice technology in banking.

Future of Ecommerce: How Technology Will Change in 20 Years

Blue Acorn

Only time will truly tell us what technology will be in play in the year 2037, but until then it doesn’t hurt to get a little imaginative about some of the possibilities. While virtual reality and augmented reality are budding technologies now, will they become a vital component in the future?

Store of the Future: Technology Reshaping Retail

Springboard Retail

Technology is a driving force escalating the pace of change. In this three part blog series, we'll look at the technology that is driving retail change, examine what the future of retail stores might look like, and lastly compile ideas on how retailer's today can prepare. Retail Technology Retail InsightWe've been shopping differently for quite a while now. That once linear path that today seems so simple is gone.

Future of Ecommerce: How Technology Will Change in 10 Years

Blue Acorn

Potentially, but in 10 years time the earth will be a very different place, and technology will only be further refined from the budding possibilities that we are seeing now. However, what happens when we begin to have the technology to actually touch and interact with these virtual items?

Twiggle unveils search technology ‘that allows any online retail company to take on e-commerce giants’

Retail Technology Review

Twiggle has announced the debut of its Semantic API, which instantly gives retailers the ability to add a semantic layer to their existing search engines and interact with their online customers in a more personal and natural way

Are Microservices The Answer To Retailers’ Technology Woes?

Retail TouchPoints

By Steven Berkovitz, OrderDynamics When presented with a need for a new technology capability, retailers are often faced with the decision of whether to ignore the need, or to rip-and-replace an existing system and purchase a whole new solution suite.

ItemMaster Names Product Innovator Kishore Rajgopal as Chief Technology Officer

ItemMaster

December 27, 2017 — ItemMaster , the leading product content management solutions provider for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Retailers alike, announced that it has named Kishore Rajgopal as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Kishore is a proven technology leader and his experience in Analytics, Machine Learning and AI will be a tremendous asset as we accelerate our innovation efforts,” said Dev Ganesan , ItemMaster CEO & President. Chicago, IL.

Top retailers’ magic trick revealed: Digital technology

Bamboo Rose

Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” The post Top retailers’ magic trick revealed: Digital technology appeared first on Bamboo Rose. As sci-fi writer Arthur C. For retailers that are behind the times when it comes to tech solutions, it might seem like nothing short of supply chain wizardry will relieve the pressures that old, tired tools put on sourcing. In an environment that […].

New technologies revolutionising the omni-channel experience

Retail Technology Review

A strong omni-channel B2B customer strategy is vital for many manufacturers these days, but it must go beyond simply ensuring the online experience matches the offline experience, to fully support the buyer throughout the entire, often complex sales process – however they choose to buy, says Michiel Schipperus, CEO, Sana Commerce

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Older Consumers Embrace Technology During Their Purchase Journey, Too!

Forrester eCommerce

Recent reports that focus exclusively on how Millennials use new technologies have misled eBusiness execs into believing that they must focus primarily on Millennial dollars. [i] Millennials: We can't seem to get enough information about them.

Commerce Marketing Spotlight Series: Top Technology Picks for Retailers

Bronto

The post Commerce Marketing Spotlight Series: Top Technology Picks for Retailers appeared first on Bronto Blog. Our all-new Commerce Marketing Spotlight tour is right around the corner. See what a few of our speakers had to say about the best tools for retailers today. Events Marketing Strategy

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6 Tips to Support Sales Associates When Introducing New Technologies

iQmetrix

Today’s customers have high expectations of digitally enabled sales associates. According to a Forrester Report , when shopping in store: 60% of customers expect mobile equipped sales associates to be able to look up product information.

Predictions 2018: New Technologies Propel Software Development

Forrester eCommerce

But in 2018 software development leaders will face new opportunities and challenges as software technologies and platforms pivot into new areas where traditional […]. These days every company is in the software business. Fast, iterative delivery of high-quality software means better customer engagement and higher satisfaction, so an effective development organization is more important than ever.

Five Reasons Retailers Need to Invest In People

Forrester eCommerce

employee engagement omnichannel customer experience retail talent management technology Uncategorized workforce enablement digital retail digital store digital store technologies omnichannel robotics store operations

How Far We’ve Come: 3 Ways Technology Has Shaped Interactive Wireless Retail

iQmetrix

Shopping used to be one-dimensional. You would either go to the store, or buy something out of a catalog, and that was it. Today, there are so many different ways to shop that not only can the experience be more fun, it can also feel limitless. After all, you can also buy almost anything from anywhere and have it arrive at your door within days. Trends Interactive Retail

Move Big Data To The Public Cloud With An Insight PaaS

Forrester eCommerce

Cloud Is The Hottest Market For Big Data Technology The shift to the cloud for big data is on. advanced analytics application development & delivery architecture & technology strategy big data platform-as-a-service (PaaS) public cloud PaaS

Predictions 2018: CIOs Will Lead Organizations To Say Farewell To The Chief Digital Officer

Forrester eCommerce

agile business technology (BT) chief information officer (CIO) development & operations (DevOps) digital business prediction technologyWhen I look back at my time as a CIO, I often say it was only half-Dickensian. I bet you can guess which half! Legacy was rampant. Ops models and operating frameworks where based on dated theories. Just as folks felt like they were getting a handle on things, what happens but this thing called […].

Beyond Technology: How Commerce Will Change in 20 Years

Blue Acorn

We already know that ecommerce is typically fueled by technology and how much of the market adopts it–hello mobile revolution–but what about the trends we see now? So what’s likely to change beyond the technology? How Ecommerce Technology is Changing.

Why The Convergence Of Adtech And Martech Matters

Forrester eCommerce

As we covered in our recent webinar, the convergence of advertising technology and marketing technology is inevitable — and that’s a good thing for marketers. advertising advertising agencies contextual marketing marketing technology

How Digital Technologies Have Changed The Retail Store

Forrester Omnichannel

We're at the beginning of a retail transformation: The growing percentage of retail revenues driven by eCommerce and the influence of digital technologies on consumer behavior and expectations alike means that retailers are being forced to reevaluate the value proposition of the store. Today, a mix of technologies are coming together to marry the online and offline experiences to revolutionize in-store shopping and the role of the physical store.

Progress At The White House: A TBM In Every Pot

Forrester eCommerce

Industry-leading private sector CIOs discussed and shared their technology business management (TBM) best practices, approaches, and ideas with CIOs and technology leaders of federal agencies. I was fortunate to participate in a historic morning gathering last week at the White House! The White House leader for strategic initiatives kicked off the morning by setting expectations […].

The Technology Behind Customer Loyalty Programs: An Interview with Smile.io

Groove

Ecommerce merchants need several technology tools to put all the pieces of the marketing plan together. As a full-service ecommerce agency, we have formed partnerships with the best technology companies in the industry, and we're sharing the brains behind these businesses in our partner interview series

Amazon Web Services - The Disruptive Technology of Platform Innovation in 2017

TradeGecko

The phenomenon of disruptive technology is set to redefine who the major cloud-based service providers of the near future are likely to be. In these rapidly changing times, businesses are being consistently reminded that standing still is not an option. Business Growth Case studies Amazon

3 Ways Retailers Use Digital Technology to Improve the In-Store Experience

Sailthru

Beacons are a technology standard that allow mobile apps (on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from “beacons” in the physical world and react accordingly, using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) personal area network technology.

Retail is rewiring the brain: A recap of STARS 2017

Bamboo Rose

Digital technology, millennials and gen Z and customer loyalty were three themes that came out of the Bamboo Rose STARS event last week. Retail News Amazon retail technology STARS

Beacon Technology: Shining A Light On Customer Experience

Retail TouchPoints

To capitalize on this growing trend, more and more retailers are beginning to leverage beacon technology. Beacons are small and typically unseen devices that use Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) wireless and geofencing technology. Why is beacon technology beneficial?