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Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
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IT becomes a key player as businesses move to create a seamless path to purchase with a singular view of their customers across all touchpoints, including in-store, online, mobile, social, call centers, direct mail and more.
By Sajid Mohamedy, ‎Vice President, Strategy & Operations, Nisum , 6/15/2017
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The Need to Go Digital Is Clear; Not Everyone Can Get There
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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PwC report on the 2017 Global Digital IQ says some organizations becoming top performers in going digital; others, not so much.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/14/2017
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Inscrutable Amazon Bill: Behind It, a $1 Million Savings
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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When Segment found its AWS bill going up unexpectedly, it did a deep dive to find the cause and realized a $1 million annual savings.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/28/2017
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Business Transformation: Go Digital Or Go Home
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The evidence is clear, digital transformation is the biggest driver in business today. Businesses that donít embrace the journey will be left behind by competitors and customers.
By Alison Gleeson, Senior Vice President of Americas Sales, Cisco , 1/10/2017
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Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A store in downtown Seattle lets shoppers pull items off shelves and exit the store, with the cost of the items automatically added to their account.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/8/2016
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Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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Google Search Indexing To Go Mobile-First
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
In an announcement that could have far-ranging implications for websites of all sizes, Google said that it would place even more emphasis on mobile search, especially in the ways the company's algorithm ranks sites.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/8/2016
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Android Marketshare Hits Record 88%, Report Finds
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
A recent report from Strategy Analytics finds that Android has reached a record 88% marketshare during the third quarter of 2016. At the same time, Apple's iOS lost some ground, and other mobile operating systems have all but disappeared.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/4/2016
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AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the worldwide public IaaS market, is in tight competition in the PaaS market. But it's an also-ran when it comes to the managed private cloud category, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/3/2016
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Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Investments in predictive analytics, dashboards, and KPIs are coming to CRM lead management offerings, according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for the category. The finding is reflective of an increasing number of IT organizations aiming to deliver more and better intelligence for sales and marketing users.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/1/2016
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Analytics, IoT Crucial To Mobile E-Commerce Growth
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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As more and more companies delve into mobile e-commerce, the amount of data generated is putting new challenges for developers and IT departments. But analytics, IoT, and other tools have help make sense of that data, according a report from Frost & Sullivan.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/28/2016
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Bank Of America's Digital Transformation: Where IT Fits In
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Commentary
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is in the midst of sweeping digital transformation involving all aspects of its customer-facing operations. InformationWeek spoke with several of the company's technology executives to find out where IT fits in its evolving technology roadmap.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 10/27/2016
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Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
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We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead. Take our flash poll and tell us where your IT dollars are headed.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director, 10/25/2016
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Will Cost Company Billions
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
In an Oct. 14 statement, Samsung estimated that the recall of its Galaxy Note smartphone will cost the company as much as $3 billion over the next several quarters. So far, Samsung has received 96 reports of overheating and fire associated with device.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/14/2016
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Killed Following Fire Reports
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
A day after Samsung told partners and carriers to stop selling its flagship Galaxy Note 7, the company released a statement that it would end production all together. It's a huge blow for the South Korean tech giant as the holiday shopping season approaches.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/11/2016
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Production Halts Amid More Fire Reports
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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According to reports from South Korea, Samsung is stopping production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following more reports of the devices catching fire. Also, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have stopped selling the phones, as well as replacements. UPDATE: Late on Oct. 10, Samsung released its own statement.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/10/2016
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Mobile Market Forecasts Send Mixed Signals
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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Separate reports from Gartner and IDC paint different pictures of the state of the mobile market in 2016, and what the next few years may hold for space.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/7/2016
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10 Priorities, Concerns Facing State CIOs
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/3/2016
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BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/28/2016
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