• Will Amazon Go Reinvent Retail?

    Will Amazon Go Reinvent Retail?

    Yes -- and that's what Amazon wants to do with its new retail stores.Today, Amazon has a few retail bookstores, and it intends to break into other retail sectors.
  • Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley

    Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley

    It also sets in motion a change in immigration policies, which could exclude many qualified foreign professionals from Silicon Valley firms.The executive order will end the practice that allowed "Buy American" programs to be circumvented by excessive waivers and endless exemptions, Trump said, noting that American workers have been losing out in an economic environment that has favored cheap, subsidized foreign goods.
  • Take Marketing Off Autopilot and Get Creative

    Take Marketing Off Autopilot and Get Creative

    More than a quarter of marketers went into marketing because they wanted to be creative, researchers have found.You'd think in this era of analytics that marketers would be ruthless in killing off ineffective strategies.
  • Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

    Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

    When Apple discovered Uber was planting code on iPhones that persisted on the devices even after the ride-hailing app was removed, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned Kalanick in a face-to-face meeting to stop the practice or the Uber app would be kicked out of Apple's App store, The New York Times reported Sunday.The code added to the iPhone helped Uber "fingerprint" the mobile device and foil the multiple account scammers.
  • Qualcomm May Seek iPhone Ban to Retaliate Against Apple

    Qualcomm May Seek iPhone Ban to Retaliate Against Apple

    International Trade Commission to block imports of iPhones, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter.The move reportedly was spurred by Apple's recent decision to stop making royalty payments owed under a licensing agreement between the two companies, which is the subject of a billion-dollar legal battle in federal court.
  • Surviving the Security 'Skills Desert'

    Surviving the Security 'Skills Desert'

    Specifically, data suggests that we're in the middle of a "security skills gap" -- very much like a "desert of skills.There, adaptations help animals retain, absorb and otherwise make the most efficient use of what little water is available.
  • 4 Steps to a Digital Transformation

    4 Steps to a Digital Transformation

    By now, most of us have heard of the idea of digital transformation and how critical it is to the longevity of our business.Yet, despite all the hype, there is little discussion on what digital transformation really means, or advice on real-world steps on how to get there.
  • Building a Sales Team by the Numbers

    Building a Sales Team by the Numbers

    For many years the company has captured data about sales performance and provided concrete information to its subscribers about things like attainment vs.The most recent data to come out of Xactly involves understanding the nuances of different cities as places to plant your next sales office.
  • A Common-Sense Approach to IoT

    A Common-Sense Approach to IoT

    It is great to think big, but businesses need to start with the smallest IoT project possible.The larger the company, the more tempting it is to start with a large IoT project.
  • A Common-Sense Approach to IoT

    A Common-Sense Approach to IoT

    However, most IoT data is not used.The larger the company, the more tempting it is to start with a large IoT project.
  • R.R. Donnelley Streamlines Logistics With Machine Learning

    R.R. Donnelley Streamlines Logistics With Machine Learning

    The rate engine model was built using the Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio as a platform.The end result, says O'Brien, was a rate engine with unparalleled speed and accuracy.
  • R.R. Donnelley Streamlines Logistics With Machine Learning

    R.R. Donnelley Streamlines Logistics With Machine Learning

    The rate engine model was built using the Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio as a platform.The end result, says O'Brien, was a rate engine with unparalleled speed and accuracy.
  • Make Smart Business Decisions Through Data-driven Alerts

    Make Smart Business Decisions Through Data-driven Alerts

    Good business decisions rely on facts and numbers.However, procedural dynamics still drag many organizations down, causing decisions to be made on impulse, too slowly, or based on bad information.
  • Managing Commissions to Boost Sales Productivity

    Managing Commissions to Boost Sales Productivity

    Don't make the mistake of thinking that other two-thirds of a salesperson's time is wasted, though.While they may elicit grumbling, those things do have an indirect impact on the salesperson's commission checks.
  • Uber Ousts Top Deputy as Fate of CEO Kalanick Hangs in Balance

    Uber Ousts Top Deputy as Fate of CEO Kalanick Hangs in Balance

    The changes at the top reportedly could include the temporary loss of Uber's founder and chief executive, Travis Kalanick.Emil Michael -- who served as the company's senior vice president of business and a key lieutenant to Kalanick -- is out.
  • Chastened Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence to Work on Self-Improvement

    Chastened Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence to Work on Self-Improvement

    The review sketches out a plan to make radical changes to diversify Uber in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination.While Kalanick is away, the leadership team, his direct reports, will run the company, he said.
  • Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model

    Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model

    Research estimates that while 75% of retailers consider omnichannel to be essential to their business, nearly 50% are not actively investing in an omnichannel retail strategy.For these reasons, it’s very common to see organizations fall into one of three different phases of omnichannel maturity in their journey toward achieving a singular view of the customer.
  • Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model

    Three Phases to Adapting an Omnichannel Business Model

    Today, your customers are using multiple channels to make a purchase, and all channels must work seamlessly to support the customer journey and brand experience.Research estimates that while 75% of retailers consider omnichannel to be essential to their business, nearly 50% are not actively investing in an omnichannel retail strategy.
  • Microsoft Rolls Out 'Stream' Video Platform for Businesses

    Microsoft Rolls Out 'Stream' Video Platform for Businesses

    It's integrated with Office 365, so employees can share videos inside applications like SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer.It also plays nice with Office 365 Groups, so every group has a designated channel, which should help keep video content organized.
  • 3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In

    3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In

    By this point, most technology practitioners -- and nearly all security practitioners -- know about WannaCry.That said, there is one avenue that seems to be underexplored: namely, the opportunity for frank and productive discussions with executives about security goals using WannaCry as an illustrative case study.