DevOps and Retail: Transforming Brick-and-Mortar to Brick-and-Click

Brick-and mortar-retail is rapidly transforming with the digital age. As physical storefronts turn digital, it’s safe to say that traditional retail is quickly becoming a mesh of “brick-and-click.” ” So, how are retail giants surviving in this new landscape?

The New Frontier for Retail – “Everywhere Commerce”

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

While digital transformation has affected all aspects of our lives, retail is among the industries that have seen the greatest impact over the years. Yet, contrary to the naysayers, I believe that the brick-and-mortar retail store has the potential to survive and thrive.

The New Reality for Retailers: Science Fiction No More

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

How Dell Technologies is empowering retail surveillance with best-in-class AI and computer vision to capture brand new customer opportunities and maximize value. Why is surveillance so important for retail?

Are US Retailers Black Friday Combat Ready?


His post is also relevant to non-retail organizations and even government. The problem is that pricing is a bigger issue in US retail than anyone suspects. Our insights into the US retail ecosystem – based on real-time, comprehensive data feeds – proves that the majority of ecommerce sites are very slow at refreshing online prices. Sanjeev Sularia.

5 Questions Retailers Should Ask Before Using The Internet Of Things In Stores


Read Kass Dawson list five questions that every retailer who intends to use Internet of Things connected devices in their stores should be ready for on Ad Age : McKinsey estimates that by 2025, the potential economic impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) in retail could be anywhere from $410 billion to $1.2

Retail Management and Supply Collaboration solution with.Net and Telerik

Agile Engine

US retailers lose about $60 billion every year to inventory shrink and mismanagement. Our new client has developed a solution that helps retailers manage deliveries, conduct scan-based transactions, process mobile payments and more. The future looks bright for retailers who leverage technology to offer excellent service to their customers. The number is striking, isn’t it?

Amazon Storefronts is a new retail hub exclusively for US small businesses


Amazon is doing something which should be positive for mom and pop stores in the US. It has launched a whole new section called Amazon Storefronts that will feature products only from small and medium enterprises. Amazon said that Amazon Storefronts will be featuring around 1 million plus products from more than 20,000 SMEs. along with […]. Cloud Computing CTO News Amazon

Retail Analytics Has The Power To Bridge The Online And Offline Worlds


Shopping has changed – consumers now want to be able to shop in-store or online, wherever and whenever they want, but the problem is many retailers still don’t see the two roads intersecting, which means they are losing out when it comes to sales. There are retailers that have managed to create a smooth omni-channel experience between online and store, such as Apple for example. Sanjeev Sularia.

Apple iCloud data now stored on Chinese government servers, Data breach at LabCorp, SIM hijacking, Aircraft cybersecurity, half of US retailers suffer data breach in 2018


The following are some of the cyber security and cyber war related stories we are tracking: Apple’s iCloud user data in China is now handled by a state-owned mobile operator If you are an Apple iPhone or Mac user and are communicating with someone in China, you should be extra careful because as per the [.]. CTO Cyber Security News

DeepMind spots 50 eye diseases, NVIDIA’s new Turing GPU architecture, Retails three AI dilemmas, Getty Images brings Panels for newsrooms, 90 % executives feel AI is the future for their company


The following are some of the Artifical Intelligence topics we are tracking: DeepMind AI matches health experts at spotting eye diseases If the results of Alphabet's research with UK's Moorfields Eye Hospital are to be believed, the application of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector is overwhelming. The research proved that Alphabet's Deepmind AI could detect … Artificial Intelligence News

CIOs Know That The Speed Of Data Determines The Future Of The Company (The CIO job is to use the CIO position to communicate the importance of information technology)

The Accidental Successful CIO

In the world of retail, fast data is being used to cause customers to spend more money. We are already seeing this happen in other industries such as retail, aviation, and transportation. The fastest company always wins… Image Credit.

Hackers stole customer credit cards in Newegg data breach


Unknown hackers broke into Newegg web servers and stole customer credit cards in a month-long data breach at online retailer Newegg, between August 14 and September 18. Hackers injected 15 lines of card skimming code on the online retailer’s payments page which remained for more than a month between August 14 and September 18, Yonathan […].

For Amazon’s Next Trick — a Cloud Gaming Service


Amazon is the well known as the leading online retailer, as well as being the undisputed champ in cloud computing. The company also is pursuing growth in digital advertising, streaming video, business-to-business (B2B) commerce, video game streaming, and a growing host of electronic devices. Now, the digital sales leader wants to combine the best aspects of […]. CTO News

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Internet of Things Poised to Impact Manufacturing


While that sector is where most of the impact will be seen, IoT devices will also boost the retail ($0.4 By 2025, the Internet of Things, or IoT, is forecast to have an economic impact in the nation’s manufacturing sector of between $1.2 trillion and $3.7 trillion. trillion to $1.2 trillion), worksite ($0.2 trillion to […]. CTO Internet of Things News

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Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women


Retailer Amazon had to shut down a machine learning tool for rating job applications in 2017 because it was biased against female candidates. […]. We have all been tracking the ethics of AI solutions. Here is a tidbit: While we have heard about the good stories about AI and machine learning, here is a bad one.

Stealing From a Cashierless Store (Without You, or the Cameras, Knowing It)


AI is arriving in the retail sector in a big way. A company called Standard Cognition which uses cameras and AI to track shoppers and what they buy opened San Francisco’s first cashierless store. Standard Cognition uses visual tracking and behavioral data to operate a new San Francisco market, which lets shoppers walk out unimpeded. […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

On Learning New Things

Joel Crabb

Holiday is mostly past us going into the new year of 2019 which means we retailers are starting to have some time again. But it was important to put Target on the map as a leading technical retailer.

A Conversation about Project Management and Social Media by Dennis McDonald

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

A Conversation about Project Management and Social Media by Dennis McDonald

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

Amazon gets close to 50 percent of US ecommerce market share, PC sales up, cyber security critical in Internet of Things, Blockchain causes disruption


The following are some of the tech topics we are tracking: Amazon’s share of the US e-commerce market is now 49 %, or 5% of all retail spend Though Amazon has been at odds with the current political dispensation in the United States, it is keeping on growing.

The Complete Guide To Microsoft Dynamics For Business


A whopping 75 percent of consumers are more likely to support a retailer that recognizes them by name, and recommends content or […]. Digitization, mobile channels and real-time, engaging customer experiences are the norm for enterprise and business these days. Customers not only expect a uniquely crafted journey, but one that meets their needs and preferences.

Embracing open banking and API ecosystem

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Open banking is the result of PSD2, a conscious effort to promote competition in the retail banking sector to improve customer satisfaction. A recent study by Mckinsey estimates banks could lose up to 60% of their retail profits to third-party PISPs and AISPs over the next decade.

The trinity of errors in financial models: An introductory analysis using TensorFlow Probability

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Note that Newton was not “retail dumb money.” An exploration of three types of errors inherent in all financial models. At Hedged Capital , an AI-first financial trading and advisory firm, we use probabilistic models to trade the financial markets.

The Top 100 Java Libraries in 2018 – Based on 277,975 Source Files


Another interesting library comes from Alibaba, the Chinese conglomerate specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, AI and technology. What are the most popular libraries Java developers use? 2018 edition. Time flies when you’re having fun, and the past year was pretty crazy.

Can computer science education be fun?

Kacy Zurkus - CSO Online

Retail sales and truck driving are two of the most common jobs in America. They are also jobs that may eventually be automated. That's why David Delmar, executive director and founder of Resilient Coders , said, "Coding is the new blue-collar job." Accepting that reality, though, means that a lot has to change about how we educate kids.

Four short links: 12 December 2018

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

These companies sell, use, or analyze the data to cater to advertisers, retail outlets, and even hedge funds seeking insights into consumer behavior. [.] Render as Comic, Notebook to Production, Population Visualization, and Location Privacy. Comixify -- render video as comics. How to Grow Neat Software Architecture out of Jupyter Notebooks -- everyone's coding in notebooks as a sweet step up from the basic one-command REPL loop.

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Data Visualization in R

The Crazy Programmer

R programming is being used in many industries like academics, healthcare, government, insurance, retail, media, manufacturing, etc. R programming was developed in 1993 for making graphs and producing statistical results.

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Visual search in m-commerce: benefits, use cases, case studies, statistics & main players.


I think most of you have noticed, that e-commerce, m-commerce and retail industry have changed drastically in recent years and young, tech-savvy shoppers are demanding smarter shopping experience where the journey from the discovery of a product to check-out is as short as possible. With visual search solutions running in the app or website, retailers can suggest similar-looking items in different price ranges, so the customer can buy a look-alike product at a lower price.

Top Five Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform The World

OTS Solutions

For example, big-box retailers now capitalize on automation to ship and sort products while credit card companies detect fraud through automation. Forecasters in the 1950s predicted that airborne robots and flying cars would be part of everyday life by the 2000s.

Blockchain: Distributed Shared Ledger Technology in Banking

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

The Spanish giant has rolled out the service to its retail customers in select countries and allows people to transfer anywhere between £ 10 and £ 10,000 at a lower cost than anywhere in Europe.

Inside Santander’s Near Real-Time Data Ingest Architecture

Cloudera Engineering

The system receives the bank’s retail customer card transactions and calculates the associated trend information aggregated by account holder and over a number of dimensions and taxonomies.

How Impala Scales for Business Intelligence: New Test Results

Cloudera Engineering

Impala , the open source MPP query engine designed for high-concurrency SQL over Apache Hadoop, has seen tremendous adoption across enterprises in industries such as financial services, telecom, healthcare, retail, gaming, government, and advertising.

That robot, like your laptop, could get hacked with ransomware

The Parallax

More than 2,000 businesses, including tech retail stores in California and a Pizza Hut in Singapore , have cumulatively bought more than 20,000 Peppers. CANCÚN, Mexico—“Give me bitcoins now, or prepare to die.”.

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What’s Next for Impala: More Reliability, Usability, and Performance at Even Greater Scale

Cloudera Engineering

During that time, a number of milestones have been reached: Most Cloudera customers have deployed Impala to production across industries including financial services, retail, healthcare, gaming, government, advertising, and telecom.

9 AI trends on our radar

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Information propagation methods and click farms will continue to be used to fool ranking systems on content and retail platforms, and methods to detect and combat this will have to be developed as fast as new forms of machine deception are launched.

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How to take machine learning from exploration to implementation

O'Reilly Media - Data

Retail and e-commerce". Recognizing the interest in ML, the Strata Data Conference program is designed to help companies adopt ML across large sections of their existing operations.

Here’s what Facebook shared about you in its latest scandal

The Parallax

Amazon: The online retailer was given access to users’ names and contact information through their friends, so that if Alice was Facebook friends with Bob, Amazon could see contact information for both of them, even if it wasn’t given direct access to Bob’s data.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Here is an infographic by Mckinsey that shows the extent to which AI can be used end-to-end in the retail industry from identifying customers to personalizing promotion to inventory management.

Samsung Opens Paris Mobile Store, Eric Schmidt wonders why.


Samsung Mobile Store opens its doors in Paris, France - This is Samsung's first retail store dedicated only to its mobile devices. Here are the top mobile news and stories of the day. As the top smartphone manufacturer in the

Topmost Real World Apps of the latest Internet of Things


Smart Shopping: IoT being used in Retail Sector. It may come as a surprise for most of us that how can technology and smart devices be utilised in the retail shopping sector. Benefits of utilising IoT in Retail Shopping: ?Define With the retail sector is expanding more and getting better, companies are focusing on making the user-experience enhanced with each passing day.

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