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Retailers moved from AI hype to reality in 2018, but are yet to seize opportunities across functions

Retailers moved from AI hype to reality in 2018, but are yet to seize opportunities across functions

A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has dispelled some of the mystique around AI’s value to retail businesses and revealed a path to tangible growth opportunities.

Major criminal threats to retailers at Christmas

Major criminal threats to retailers at Christmas

This Christmas the risk to retailers’ margins from theft is greater than ever before, according to the Lodgic Intelligence Centre.

Skills and knowledge gap is biggest barrier to machine learning uptake, Cloudera report reveals

Skills and knowledge gap is biggest barrier to machine learning uptake, Cloudera report reveals

Nearly 9 in 10 (87%) companies in Europe have implemented machine learning (ML) technology or plan to do so by 2020, a new study has revealed. The conclusions reached in Finding the Business Potential in Machine Learning show that ML is second only to analytics as the key investment priority for businesses and ahead of other disciplines like IoT, artificial intelligence and data science.

Gen Z driving retail’s cashierless future

Gen Z driving retail’s cashierless future

To borrow that famous quote from the great American author Mark Twain, reports of the death of the physical retail store have been greatly exaggerated.

Three trends that will disrupt MEA’s supply chain industry in 2019

Three trends that will disrupt MEA’s supply chain industry in 2019

Thanks to customer expectations, the supply chain, and logistics industry have evolved significantly over the past few years. Brick and mortar processes of delivering goods and services are just not good enough. Hence, surfaces the need to deploy technologies that empower business to keep up with customers.

Manufacturing: The surprising leader in the global datasphere – new IDC research

Manufacturing: The surprising leader in the global datasphere – new IDC research

The global datasphere¹ could grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025, and industries such as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Media and Entertainment are helping to define this new era of data growth.

Data centre design and build is evolving

Data centre design and build is evolving

By Jos Baart, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Flexenclosure.

With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating pace, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases risk.

New research reports businesses will pivot to a ‘Voice First’ strategy within five years

New research reports businesses will pivot to a ‘Voice First’ strategy within five years

Red Box, the platform for voice, has announced the results of a global survey of CIOs, general C-suite and IT management enterprise employees into their views of voice capture in the enterprise, showing the majority of businesses are capturing only partial voice data sets and are not able to make the most of this highly valuable data set as it is largely inaccessible.

Omnichain Solutions shares guide to using Blockchain to deliver an omnichannel retail strategy

Omnichain Solutions shares guide to using Blockchain to deliver an omnichannel retail strategy

Omnichain Solutions (Omnichain), an enterprise focused on supply chain management solutions powered by Blockchain, advises consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands and retailers not to think of the future of retail in terms of a battle between brick-and-mortar and e-commerce.

Pharma companies may miss crucial EU drug packaging deadline in event of a no-deal Brexit, observes GlobalData

Pharma companies may miss crucial EU drug packaging deadline in event of a no-deal Brexit, observes GlobalData

Many EU and US pharma companies are unaware that if a no-deal Brexit is reached between the UK and the EU, they will need to meet a crucial EU export administration deadline by March 29, 2019, a regulatory expert has confirmed.

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