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Cloud Storage Architecture for Virtual Server
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An organization can incorporate a virtual server connection by implementing cloud storage architecture for achieving greater flexibility with a low upfront cost. While convergence can be defined as a combination of pre-designed infrastructure...

Making E-commerce Magical
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Earl Newsome, CIO, Praxair, Inc.

At Praxair, our digital strategy rests on four pillars: Operations—ensuring maximum uptime, Supply Chain—especially logistics, Business processes within the workplace and external eco-systems with a focus on our customer’s...

Moving to a Software Defined Framework
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Rathi Murthy, CTO, Gap Inc.

At Gap Inc., we have millions of customers who visit us every day in stores, on our websites and on their mobile phones. As the shopping experience has evolved, so have their expectations of the experience they will have each time that they...

An Improved Retailing with the Adoption of Cloud Services
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As the retail industries gain unbelievable growth with higher acceptance from the customers, it is adopting various technology applications to enhance its functions and for disrupting its traditional way of performing sales. Previously, online...

Asymmetrical Risk to the Integrated Retail World
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David Marcotte, Senior Vice President, Kantar Consulting

On June 27, 2017, malware was activated on multiple government and financial systems in Ukraine. First thought to be Petya ransomware, it turned out to be a weaponized version called NotPetya that prevented users from accessing their hard drives...

The Transformative Role of Software for Payments: Synergies, Opportunities and the Retail Experience
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Amy Zirkle, Ex Vice President, Industry Affairs, Electronic Transactions Association

There are few industries yet untouched by the tidal wave of technological innovation. Where there is a product to be developed or a service to be delivered, technology is rapidly transforming its related workflows, supply chains, and...

The Industrial IoT Attack Surface
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Matt Griffiths, CIO, Stanley Black & Decker Industrial

The average lifespan of industrial manufacturing machinery is around 20 years. To put that in context; 20 years ago, Windows 98 &Visual Basic 6.0 had just been released by Microsoft, Google had just hired their first employee and US Robotics...

Retail Digital Convergence
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Ruben Martin, CEO & Co-founder, Quivers

Within the last 15 years, there have been a tremendous number of advancements to enhance the retail shopping experience. Of these improvements, those that stood out have created a simplified, quicker, and inexpensive way for consumers to...

Software Engineers are The Future of Logistics
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Mario Harik, CIO, XPO Logistics, Inc.

In the age of e-commerce, consumers have more choice than ever. We can shop anytime of the day and from virtually any location. Retailers are adapting quickly, too. Established brands are trying new things all of the time in an effort to be the...

The New Breed Customer-centric CIO
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Sheldon Monteiro, SVP and CTO, Sapient [NASDAQ: SAPE]

In 2003, Nicholas Carr sparked a heated debate in his Harvard Business Review article “IT Doesn’t Matter”. He argued eloquently that it was more important for IT to be good enough and cheap than to be first to market and unique....

Loyalty Prime Secures Series A Funding to Disrupt the Loyalty Marketing Industry with their Pioneering Software-As-A-Service Platform
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FREMONT, CA: Loyalty Prime, the leading SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) loyalty platform provider, secured its 1.5 million euro series A funding from the financial consortium consisting of Senovo, Unternehmertum Venture Capital (UVC) and angel...

Amazon's Secret Weapon in the Fight to Improve Product Information
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Stephanie Leffler, CEO, OneSpace

Amazon has grown their ecommerce empire by building infrastructure to power their operation and then releasing that infrastructure to other companies in the form of services in the cloud. Known as Amazon Web Services, this division of Amazon is...

Speed of Retail
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John O'Reilly, VP of Business Development, Aptaris

When consumers demand instant gratification, including fast delivery and information at their finger-tips, the speed of retail must be accelerated. Add the rapid technology upgrades every six months and retailers are facing a hyper-competitive...

The Customer Experience Challenge: Four Steps IT Operations Can Take to Solve It
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Bill Talbot, VP, Solution & Product Marketing, CA Technologies

Of all the things IT operations people have to worry about, chief among them should be answering the ongoing question, “Are my customers happy?” In fact, it all starts and ends with the customer. If customer experience is positive then...

Digital Technology Transformation
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April Butterfield, Senior Director of Technology, Jabil

Thanks to technology and the evolving digital economy, consumers have better access to goods and services than ever before. In fact, consumers have come to expect on-demand access. Think about all the ways that digital technology is making your...

Your Customers are on Smartphones: Are You Giving them Dumb Apps?
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Michael Jaconi, CEO & Co-Founder, Button

People continue to spend more time on mobile, requesting, purchasing, and booking the exact products they want, at the exact time they want them. Every retailer must have a mobile app strategy, one that can fulfill these on-demand behaviors and...

The Post- Office Generation
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Ryan Byrd, CIO & VP Engineering, Entrata

It is no secret that Google completely revolutionized the workplace with their browser-based email offering (Gmail) back in 2004. An incredible six years later, in 2010, Microsoft followed suit with Office 365. But by that time, it had become a...

When to Hire a Consultant
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Tami Reiss, CEO, Cyrus Innovation

Wondering if it is the right time to hire consultants for your company? If you think that consultants are people who only express their opinions but aren’t worth an investment because they don’t really DO anything, then you’re...

Undetectable ModPOS in the POS Systems Pose a Threat to Retailers
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FREMONT, CA: The holiday season has brought with itself an unidentifiable threat for the retailers, a malware in their point of sale (POS) systems - ModPOS, according to a report by iSight Partners. ModPOS or ModularPOS is a comprehensive...

Mobile Barcode Scanning Provisions Instant Inventory Insights
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BEAVERTON, OR: A mobile barcode scanning solution allows you to turn any tablet or mobile phone into a barcode scanning utility. Furthermore, some of these applications can send data to an easily accessed platform – allowing users to...

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