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 […].

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

ATM and Your Omnichannel Retail Technology

OrderDynamics

ATM and Your Omnichannel Retail Technology. Been reading a new book, not at all associated with omnichannel retail technology. Connection to Omnichannel Retail Technology? What’s this got to do with omnichannel retail technology? There are some good technologies out there.

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.

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

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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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?

Zero Trust Technology Works, Excuses Don’t

Forrester eCommerce

I have done a few exercises on implementing Zero Trust and ZTX in enterprises. The impetus for the strategy days was that those organizations had leaders that are Forrester clients and had read, or at least breezed through, the research that has been published on the topic of Zero Trust, and they are bought in […]. security & risk cybersecurity digital strategy digital transformation S&R pros Security & Risk

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.

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.

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.

Use Text Analytics Technologies To Handle Mountains Of Unstructured Data

Forrester eCommerce

Luckily there are mature technologies out there that can help. Enterprises are sitting on mountains of unstructured data – 61% have more than 100 Tb and 12% have more than 5 Pb! First, enterprise information architects should consider general purpose text analytics platforms. These are capable of handling most if not all text analytics use […].

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?

New Tech: Transportation Technology And The Self-Driving Economy

Forrester eCommerce

Less than a year ago, my colleague Laura Koetzle and I published a report on the transformative effects of autonomous vehicles on the global economy.

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.

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.

RevTech Event Spotlights Retail Innovation: Which Technologies Will Win Out?

Retail TouchPoints

RevTech , a venture accelerator focused on developing early-stage retail technology companies, is hosting its 11 th semi-annual Tech Trends in Retail event in the flagship Neiman Marcus store in Dallas on April 5.

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Discover How Managed Services Can Streamline In-Store Technology Deployment

Retail TouchPoints

By Klaudia Tirico, Features Editor While it may not be as glamorous as launching a new mobile app or introducing virtual reality, having a streamlined process in place for in-store technology deployments is critical to controlling costs and avoiding customer service headaches.

What Brought Me Back To Forrester: Our Market-Leading Engagement Around Emerging Technologies

Forrester eCommerce

It is such a pleasure to be back at Forrester, especially now when our firm is actively embracing and helping you, our customers, leverage new technologies to innovate and differentiate your business. After three years leading technology strategy and market development for Microsoft Azure and Equinix, what brought me back were three things: The value […].

The Technology Driving The Growth Of IoT Retail Applications

Retail TouchPoints

Retailers are ramping up the use of new IoT technology and a growing number of connected devices to keep up with consumer demands, better interact with customers, conduct transactions securely and improve the efficiency of their operations.

In XD Providers’ Emerging Technology Work, Machine Learning And Chatbots Mature Fastest

Forrester eCommerce

Experience design (XD) providers we surveyed told us that among emerging technologies, clients most often ask them about machine learning, chatbots, the internet of things (IoT), and augmented reality (AR). Providers also reported that chatbot-related terms “intelligent agents” and “voice interfaces” drew significant interest, as well. However, the providers’ revenue is coming more from machine […].

$122 Billion: The Marketing Technology and Services Investment Sticker Shock

Forrester eCommerce

Planning and budgeting for the technology and services investments supporting these goals stands as a critical task for CMOs and will only get harder in the future. […]. At $90 Billion today and growing to $122 Billion by 2022, CMOs are pouring budgets into investments which align their organization’s operations with greater customer and experience focus.

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 […].

Music-Themed Pop-Up Showcases Pay-By-Phone Technology

Retail TouchPoints

By Klaudia Tirico, Features Editor I was recently invited to check out Mastercard’s music-inspired, experiential pop-up shop in New York City — The Mastercard House — which hosted a variety of shopping and music events leading up to the Grammy awards that were held on Jan. The best part?

The Challenges With Unified Commerce Retail Technology

OrderDynamics

The Challenges With Unified Commerce Retail Technology. Truth be told, it isn’t that unified commerce retail technology is a challenge. Retail’s converged commerce is a performance based, unified commerce retail system built with best-in-class technology.

It’s What’s Inside That Counts: Grocers Should Consider How Technology Choice Can Impact Self-Service Coin Accuracy, Reliability

Retail TouchPoints

Critical to the success and profitability of self-service coin redemption, however, is understanding how the technology inside the machines can impact accuracy and reliability. Rail Sorting Technology. The most prevalent technology used in self-service coin machines today.

Technology Innovation: It’s Time For CIOs To Step Up Their Game

Forrester eCommerce

CIO: It’s Time To Step Up Your Technology Innovation Game In 2018, the CIO role team at Forrester has stepped up its emphasis on technology and technology innovation. Now we believe it’s time for you to up your game. At the beginning of the year, we made some big shifts in our research alignment. I moved […]. age of the customer

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The 19 Essential Technologies Of Experience Design Are Ready For Prime Time

Forrester eCommerce

And experience design pros – the makers of these experiences, defining and refining them based on customer understanding – know that having the right technology in place can multiply their impact. Companies are recognizing the difference that good experience design (XD) makes to winning and retaining customers.

Fulfillment Technologies Changing the Game

PFS

Fulfillment Technologies & Innovations Changing the Game. Beyond a strong foundation – those ever-important, dependable order management and warehouse management technologies – what can we do to be proactive in today’s world of instant-fulfillment shopper expectations?

Cyber Resilience, Retail And The Role Of Technology

Retail TouchPoints

By Nick East, Zynstra If 2017 is to be remembered for anything it will surely be the dramatic increase of data breaches and cyberattacks reported in the media.

Can A Microsoft-Amazon Go Rivalry Jumpstart Cashier-Less Technology Adoption?

Retail TouchPoints

Amazon Go has been hyped for more than a year as the potential vanguard of cashier-less retailing, but it appears another tech giant is testing out the technology. Microsoft is working on cashier-less technology of its own. I think this technology may be divided by what Deloitte.

Customer Service Operations Rest On Mature Technologies, But Emerging Ones Add Differentiation

Forrester eCommerce

We just finished assessing 20 of the most important technologies in the customer service in terms of their maturity and business value. Great customer service helps control costs as companies squeeze out operational efficiencies. It also fuels sustainable top-line revenue growth by providing differentiated experiences that keep customers loyal to your brand.

The Missing Piece In The Retail Technology Stack: Human Beings

Retail TouchPoints

It’s about the interplay of human beings and technology in a service-oriented industry. As my friend’s rant indicated, human beings without technology are severely limited. But technology without human beings is worse than limited: it’s almost useless.

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.

The Insurance Industry Is A Prime Target For AI Technologies And Solutions

Forrester eCommerce

In their quest to become digital insurers, insurance carriers have a revolutionary opportunity to improve their businesses with new and emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. It is certainly a balancing act to find that perfect peanut butter-and-jelly combination of operational efficiency and customer engagement, however I believe many insurance carriers to be up to the […]. artificial intelligence (AI) customer experience Insurance risk management