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Consumers are Spoiled. So What Can Retailers Do About It?

I was once talking to my teenage son about his lack of gratitude for all that he had. I called him spoiled. His response? “Well, whose fault is that?” Did I give my precious child too much, too [...]

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The App that Will Help us Save our Financial Futures

At the center of your net worth is a virtual pile of money. But our piles of money have become elusive. They are no longer residing in cash in a physical bank and people are making more [...]

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And Now for Something Completely Different- A New Approach to Data Lakes Shortens Time to Insight

When is a data lake not just a data lake?  When it comes pre-integrated with storage and ETL tools.   Sure, IT can buy the individual data lake components and go through the hard work of [...]

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Slower is Greener: Avoiding Quick Delivery is Key to Sustainability Efforts in Retail

Here’s the conundrum:  Consumers want to be green.  They also want it fast.  But the two concepts are pretty much incompatible. How important is green?  According to the Global Sustainability [...]

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Delivering Authentic, Personalized Customer Experiences at Scale

I grew up in a small town in Minnesota where my family owned a hardware store that served the people who lived in town as well as customers from the surrounding rural areas. My father and his [...]