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Retail Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Retail industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Retail IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy and document them in the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Retail Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Use the Retail Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to share the key findings of the business-aligned analysis with your organization's leadership team.

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Retail Secure Personal Information Trend Report

  • Retailers collect a lot of personal information which must be protected from inappropriate external and internal access.
  • As attackers adopt changing techniques, retailers cannot assume that what was sufficient protection before is still adequate now.
  • Learn about how the secure personal information trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Retail Improved Customer Experience Trend Report

  • A retailer must meet their customers’ constantly changing expectations for product selection, ease of purchase, delivery, performance, and price through various channels.
  • Understanding these expectations is essential to retail planning and execution.
  • Learn about how an improved customer experience affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Retail Better Data for Decision Making Trend Report

  • The right decisions around pricing, product mix, amount of inventory, and customer profile can make the difference between success and failure in a very competitive retail environment.
  • The ability to provide timely and accurate data is challenging for IT departments, which must deal with obsolete data and/or lack of data ownership.
  • Learn about how the Better Data for Decision Making trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Retail IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT spending benchmarking program, you will gain critical information to understand how to position your IT team to be more effective.
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Retail IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they are receiving from IT.
  • Current areas that Retail IT struggles with stakeholder satisfaction include innovation, client-facing technology, analytical capability, and security – all of which are tied to Retail’s ability to compete and thrive today.
  • Understand important focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Retail IT organizations.

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Retail Enterprise Resource Planning Technology Report

  • Modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have a lot to offer in automating processes, reducing the amount of manual routine work, and facilitating the flow of information across business units.
  • But ERP projects are long, complex, and costly initiatives that result in massive changes to the way people work.
  • Learn about what ERP is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Retail Web Experience Management Technology Report

  • E-commerce is the fastest-growing of all retail channels and demands the deployment of advanced technologies.
  • Merging with web content management and analytics, web experience management (WEM) is evolving from basic websites to an omni-channel experience.
  • Learn about what WEM is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Retail Point of Sale Systems Technology Report

  • A modern point of sale (PoS) system has many features and capabilities that can optimize operations, enhance customer experience, and assist in selling through various sales channels. This makes them very complex.
  • Learn about what PoS systems are, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how they can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Retail Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Amazon.com Embodies Innovation as a Business Model and You Should as Well

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • Scott Bickley

This Premium Research Note provides an inside view into how Amazon.com drives continuous innovation by leveraging a singular core business model that guides all key decisions related to how the business is run. Innovation is not simply a product of a small subset or “chosen few” within an organization, but instead springs from strong and accurate guiding principles upon which the business is anchored.

Baking Cybersecurity Into the Cannabis Industry

Date published

October 15, 2018

Author:
  • Kevin Peuhkurinen

The cannabis market is undergoing explosive growth in all directions. Traditional strategic approaches to information security are unlikely to keep up in an era of frenetic start-ups, investments, innovation, mergers, partnerships, and acquisitions. Agile cybersecurity will be the key to competitive advantage.

Incorporate Video Analytics in Business Intelligence

Date published

September 24, 2018

Authors:
  • Larry Fretz

  • Nhat Tran

Advances in video surveillance technology are now opening up the possibility for organizations to leverage video data for business intelligence. This note will briefly touch on the new technologies in the space, such as heat mapping, dwell time, and people counting, that are allowing businesses to better understand their customers.

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