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Commerce Composer Hits the Jackpot With A WIN-WIN-WIN For All Parties

May 27, 2014 | | One Comment

The following is a guest post by Rick Miller, Director of retail & commerce solutions, Avnet Services

Having been part of business and IT teams during my career (as well as a consumer), I can attest that all parties have …

The 2013 Holiday Online Shopping Roundup

January 6, 2014 |

Okay, can we call the holiday season for 2013 officially over?

If so, we can start to do some final tallies from the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark to see where our digital shopping habits ended up for the 2013 holiday …

Let The Mobile Holiday Shopping Stampede Begin

November 27, 2013 |

There’s no holiday for the shopping analytics weary.

The IBM Digital Analytics Holiday Benchmark has kicked into high gear for “Cyber Week,” and there are already some important trends emerging.

The data I’m reporting on is good through midnight PST …

Let The Chinese E-Commerce Engines Roar

November 15, 2013 |

Monday was Veteran’s Day here in the U.S., an annual holiday where we honor those who serve (or have served) in our armed services.

I’m thankful for many in family who served, including several of my uncles and my grandfathers, …

The Mobile Experience Is Key To A Successful Holiday Season

October 9, 2013 |

The proliferation of mobile devices and tablets has fundamentally shifted the way customers shop and interact with retail brands. Shoppers now demand a seamless and personalized shopping experience across their multiple devices whether they’re at home or in the store. …

Big Data Fuels Big Commerce

August 29, 2013 |

I have a New York Times weekend and digital subscription, and it’s often the first thing I check in the morning, and the last thing I check before going to bed.

But when I awakened early this particular morning, I …

Shop And Go And Shop

July 31, 2013 |

The summer sales are on, so it was high time IBM checked back to see what happened with consumer spending and retail sales in the second quarter.

Apparently, as temperatures rose, so did consumer spending.

Sales were up 15% over …

Gartner Finds e-Commerce becoming Critical in Industries Beyond Retail; IBM Named a Leader

June 13, 2013 | | 2 Comments

Recently, Gartner, Inc released their annual report on e-commerce solutions, the Magic Quadrant for e-commerce. For the report, Gartner evaluated e-commerce providers that enable online sales for B2B & B2C commerce and facilitate the creation and continuing development of an …

At Target, Guests Rule!

May 30, 2013 | | One Comment

Target is famous for being a trendsetter. Sharp pricing and expert merchandising draw shoppers from millennials to baby boomers – making it one of  the largest discount chains in the U.S. What is truly remarkable about Target is how it’s …

Live @ IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit: The E-Commerce Roundtable

May 24, 2013 | | One Comment

IBM E-Commerce executive John Mesberg leads a panel discussion at the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit this week in Nashville, Tenneessee. Mesberg explained that “engaged companies create systems of satisfaction with customers, partners, and suppliers.”

The morning keynote sessions at …