Strategy

Listen Up, Retailers: Don’t Ignore Voice Shopping (Bloomberg Gadfly)

With another Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the books, Amazon.com Inc. has issued a self-congratulatory press release about how it fared during the shopping frenzy. As is typical... More

Maserati Selects Accenture Interactive to Help Re-Imagine the Customer Experience (SCN)

Accenture announced that Maserati, the premium luxury vehicle manufacturer, has appointed Accenture Interactive to help enhance the full Maserati customer experience across all dig... More

Capgemini, Dassault Systèmes Partner to Bring Integrated Home Planning Solutions (SCN)

Capgemini and Dassault Systèmes today announced a technology and services partnership to deliver new cross-channel design solutions to the consumer goods and retail industry. With... More

The Way Online Shopping Disrupted Retail, Blockchain is About to Do to Freight, Logistics (HuffPost)

This technology, and really the concept as a whole, is the epitomized opposite of how the world of big business operates. Nationwide and global companies, all the way down to small... More

Adidas Launches Smart Shopping App, Tailors Suggestions Based on Consumers’ Personal Style (The Drum)

Adidas has launched its own AI shopping app, which has been specially designed to offer a personalised experience for every customer based on their style and behaviour. The move ma... More

Strategy, Not Just Technology, is Key To Creating Smart Factories of the Future (Chief Executive)

Opportunities abound today for manufacturers to boost their productivity, increase efficiency and better serve their customers. And many manufacturers are implementing new IoT init... More

Microsoft Azure, United Technologies Partner on IoT, Smart Buildings (ZDNet)

United Technologies, which makes everything from elevators to aerospace engines, said it will use Microsoft's Azure platform and Dynamics 365 as a core part of its digital transfor... More

Walmart’s Future May Involve Digital Voice Assistants, VR Shopping (Fast Company)

When you think of Walmart, you probably think of the big-box retail stores that are sprinkled from coast to coast. It’s the biggest retailer in America, with more than 4,000 bric... More

Cisco Bought AppDynamics, Wider Application Intelligence Vision Now Clarified (Forbes)

We know that apps and all manner of (software) applications drive the way we all use our devices and that software runs the world. If these precepts are accepted, we can perhaps re... More

How Google Aims to Bring TV Advertising Into the 21st Century (The Drum)

TV has traditionally been top of the food chain in terms of ad spend, but all that changed in the US last year when it was surpassed by digital. As the leading online advertising p... More

Banking Giants Join UBS-Backed IBM Blockchain Trade Platform (ZDNet)

A quartet of banks have joined an IBM-led, UBS-backed initiative to build a new global trade platform based on blockchain technology. The new platform, Batavia, is expected to b... More

Accenture, Microsoft, Avanade Expand Strategic Alliance to Offer Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions (SCN)

Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade are collaborating through a multi-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to develop, integrate and bring to market enhanced cyber defense solutions t... More

4 Ways Your Legacy Supply Chain Systems are Costing You Money (Forbes)

The term supply chain implies a connected, linear system that goes from planning to raw materials to manufacturing to a delivered finished product. But in the digital age, that cha... More

IBM Joins Automakers, Banks in Blockchain Wallet Project Expansion (CoinDesk)

IBM has joined car manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen and investment bank UBS in an effort to build and develop a blockchain-based mobile payment system for the automotive industry. ... More

How Netflix Hacks: Behind the Scenes at the Streaming Giant’s Hack Day (Variety)

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys, and girls, children of all ages!” yelled Netflix senior software engineer Alex Wolfe from the stage in front of about 300 of his colleagues on a re... More

Oracle, Mitsubishi Electric Collaborate to Develop IoT Platform for Smart Manufacturing (SCN)

Oracle today announced its collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart manufacturing. With Oracle Cloud, Mitsubishi... More

Capgemini, Publicis.Sapient to Help McDonald’s Create ‘Restaurant Experience of the Future’ (The Drum)

The two firms will be part of the team helping McDonald’s build assets including kiosk ordering, web applications, mobile order and pay, and creating innovative digital services ... More

Why Hollywood Could Make Billions from Self-Driving Cars (THR)

For the past 18 months, a river of money has been flowing between Detroit and Silicon Valley. In March 2016, GM spent $1 billion to acquire self-driving car startup Cruise Automati... More

Adobe, Hootsuite Partner to Augment Creative Social Content (MarTech Advisor)

Hootsuite, the social media management platform, today announces integration with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Stock. The collaboration will give customers the ability to access,... More

Twitter’s Hashtag Turns 10 (Adweek)

While the symbol’s original purposes were modest, the hashtag has become an icon of Twitter in a way that’s arguably more central to the brand than its blue bird. However, whil... More