Astound Commerce delivers Salesforce Commerce Cloud Cartridge for eShopWorld

Retail Technology Review

Astound Commerce, the digital commerce agency and systems integrator, has been chosen to develop a pre-built integration or ‘cartridge’ for eShopWorld, the global commerce company that provides a technology platform to brands and retailers that wish to sell online into global markets.

Redefine “Digital Transformation” In The Era Of Technology-Driven Innovation

Forrester eCommerce

business technology (BT) digital transformation technologyWhat does the term “Digital Transformation” mean to you? Is it about digital customer experiences? Digital operations? Transforming business models? Leveraging software ecosystems? Is it a floor wax? A dessert topping? Digital Transformation” as a term loses meaning when it involves everything under the sun. Over the past few years, we’ve seen companies label anything and everything as “Digital Transformation”. No […].

New Tech Spotlight: Security Technology Takes Center Stage

Forrester eCommerce

Venture capital and private equity spending on security technology reached an all-time high in 2018. Currently, this emerging technology market sector stands at about $31B in total funding.

Invest In These Video Technologies That Drive Growth

Forrester eCommerce

In our new Forrester Tech Tide™ on video technologies for customer and employee experience, we took a look at 18 technologies that support video initiatives. Read the report to find out more about those technologies, and listen to the podcast below for a quick summary.

Your People Problem With Emerging Technology And Innovation

Forrester eCommerce

chief information officer (CIO) emerging technology Innovation innovation management business strategy digital strategy employee experience innovationNearly half of the firms we survey are prioritizing innovation as key to their business strategy.

New Research Survey: Video Technologies For CX And EX

Forrester eCommerce

Our Forrester Tech Tide™ aims to help companies make investments in video technologies for customer and employee experiences. We’re currently fielding a survey for vendors, end users, and experts who use video technologies.

DAM Or Web CMS? Find Out Which Digital Experience Technology You Need

Forrester eCommerce

In this two-part series, Mark Grannan and I break down the technologies into four categories: users, assets, workflow, and delivery. We get a lot of questions from clients about the differences between digital asset management (DAM) and web content management systems (web CMSes).

Keep Experimenting To Apply The Best Digital Technology For Your Store Environment

Forrester eCommerce

Retailers are slowly moving beyond omnichannel fulfillment capabilities in stores to invest in digital store technologies that empower store associates, improve customers’ engagement, and enhance store operations.

Introducing Forrester’s Guide To Employee Experience Technology

Forrester eCommerce

Employee experience (EX) is top of mind for today’s companies. As we detailed in our report “Why EX? Why Now?” ” investments in EX yield both tangible and intangible business results such as reduced recruiting costs, lower attrition, higher employee work performance, and increased discretionary effort. The question still remains, though: What elements should businesses focus […]. employee experience

Improve IT Efficiency Through New Technology

Zmags

As marketing campaigns become more and more technology driven, the roles of IT and digital marketing have begun to intermingle and blend. The post Improve IT Efficiency Through New Technology appeared first on Zmags. Ecommerce Best Practices ecommerce marketing technology

How To Ride The Technology Wave (And Not Get Swept Away)

Forrester eCommerce

there’s enough emerging technology in financial services to fill a whole alphabet book. Investing in emerging technology is one of the main […]. AI, blockchain, chatbot, digital identity, etc.

Map Your Way To Digital Technology Mastery

Forrester eCommerce

And building a technology road map for digital transformation presents greater difficulty than it might seem […]. age of the customer digital business digital transformation technology

Forrester’s Top Emerging Technologies To Watch 2018

Forrester eCommerce

I’m excited to announce that our list of top emerging technologies to watch in 2018 is out. 3d printing age of the customer chief information officer (CIO) emerging technology innovationIf you are a client, you can download the report here; if not, here is a quick video blog. It explains what’s different about this year’s report and how we came up with our list. It further contains […].

Transforming Healthcare Through Technology

Forrester eCommerce

I have dedicated my career to healthcare technology. Because I am passionate about putting the patient at the center of their care and believe technology is a catalytic agent that will help organizations achieve that goal. Forrester helps clients create customer-obsessed operating models. In healthcare, you need to be obsessed with your patients. If […]. age of the customer artificial intelligence (AI) cloud computing digital transformation healthcare

Fashion Meets Technology – Choose Well, Be Well!

Retail TouchPoints

By Geetanjali Sarna and Amit Prabhakar Gaitonde , Wipro Despite the growing use of technology in all facets of life, fashion retail has continued to play it safe when it comes to utilizing technology to further innovation and the customer experience.

Beyond Moore’s Law: How Exponential Technology Will Drive Disruption

Forrester eCommerce

I’ve been thinking a lot about exponential technology and asking myself: “Is disruptive change due to ‘Moore’s Law’ done?” business value chief information officer (CIO) emerging technology innovation Quantum ComputingNewsweek recently proclaimed, “The Future Is Uncertain As Moore’s Law Comes To An End.” However, while most experts agree that silicon transistors will stop shrinking around 2021, this doesn’t mean Moore’s Law is dead in spirit […].

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.

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.

How Are You Using IoT Technology To Drive Business Innovation?

Forrester eCommerce

Over the past several months, I’ve spoken to dozens of Forrester clients about many emerging technologies. A common thread that I’ve observed is they all need help seeing around the corner, identifying the next “big thing” before it becomes the next big thing.

Leveraging Emerging Technologies In The Transformation Of “Made In China”

Forrester eCommerce

I recently published a report — “Emerging Technologies Are Transforming ‘Made In China’” — in which I discuss how manufacturing CIOs should leverage emerging technologies to drive their transformation under the “Made in China 2025” initiative. chief information officer (CIO) AI big data digital transformation emerging technology manufacturing

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?

2018 Mobile And New Technology Priorities For Marketers

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester just released a new report on mobile and new technology priorities for marketers, based on our latest global mobile executive survey. We found out that marketers: Fail to deliver on foundational mobile experiences.

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Tech-Driven Innovation: The Inevitable And Revolutionary Future Of IT

Forrester eCommerce

Technology has changed virtually everything: The way we work, the way we live, the way we play and at a basic level, how humans relate to each other. business technology (BT) business technology resiliency emerging technology Information Technology promoted

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.

Putting Emerging Technologies Like AI To Work

Forrester eCommerce

In the age of the customer, technology and business leaders must start with an understanding of customer needs, then choose appropriate technologies to address those needs. But complex emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, and the Internet of Things can be challenging to harness in service of customer need.

Participate In The Forrester Tech Tide™: Storage Technologies For Business Data

Forrester eCommerce

These business demands mean that technologies developed a decade ago are no longer able to serve the demands of today and tomorrow. Enterprises have a variety of applications; the sheer scale of data volumes, data types, and business processes associated with them are putting unprecedented pressure on storage infrastructure. The once stodgy world of storage […

Evolution’s Master Technology Enabler: Conversation

Forrester eCommerce

Welcome to the final post in a four-part series I have been working on for the past few months. This series summarizes something I call the four basic forces of consumer behavior: emotion, tools, coordination, and conversation. These forces have compelled consumers to build their consumer tech stacks, the devices and software services that they […]. age of the customer

Making It Real: Disruptive Technology To Elevate the Customer Experience

Retail TouchPoints

Retailers are delivering differentiated customer experiences through investment in store technology, people and process. Specifically, technology development and execution pose the most complex challenges and the greatest area of risk.

Exploring Retail Revolution: The Correlation Between Technological Advancements In Financial Services And Online Retail Success

Retail TouchPoints

By Carter Hunt, Western Union Technological advancements in the financial services industry are evolving through complex tools like AI-powered analytics and voice-activated capabilities, offering added levels of insight and convenience.

The 2019 Marketing Technology Outlook Report

Bronto

Email marketing continues to be the backbone of most marketers’ toolkits, but what other technologies should you consider using to help drive engagement and revenue in 2019? The post The 2019 Marketing Technology Outlook Report appeared first on Bronto Blog.

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.

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.

Crisis On The Highway: The Impact Of Technology On The Driver Shortage

Retail TouchPoints

While there are myriad reasons for their demise, the severe driver shortage is wreaking havoc on traditional supply chain tactics and transportation costs, forcing the industry to adopt new practices — including the application of technology to help reduce the impact of the problem.

Leveraging Advances In Technology To Deliver Delight

Retail TouchPoints

Retailers that are embracing the rapidly advancing artificial intelligence, automated personalization technologies and machine learning are positioning themselves for the future.

How Blockchain Technology is Shaping Ecommerce

ecomdash

Blockchain technology is becoming the driving force for global financial transactions. With worldwide ecommerce revenue set to hit the $135 billion mark by 2023 , the adoption of blockchain technology isn’t just a passing idea anymore. What is Blockchain Technology?