Consumer Products & Retail

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Changing up security to protect a CPG’s hybrid cloud journey


Retail and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies have been operating in a radically shifting business environment for years. To survive and thrive, they’ve had to embrace new technologies that also are radically changing. Cloud initiatives, for example, are morphing to hybrid approaches that mix on premise, hosted private and public clouds. And that change begets more […]

5 questions airlines should ask when bringing their third-party travel sites up-to-speed


Airlines and their distribution partners have done a great job generating traffic online.  New ways to search for airline products, such as metasearch engines and connected devices, make it easy for customers to shop for flights. This has dramatically increased the number of requests about flights and availability. However, this growing online consumer presence doesn’t […]

Insta-structure: How to deliver instant infrastructure, applications and processes


Businesses move to the cloud to save money, add flexibility and run more efficient DevOps shops. And the companies that think more strategically about the cloud understand that they need to exit the pure infrastructure business and deliver an instantaneous end-to-end environment — consisting of infrastructure, applications, and processes — that delivers services with great […]

How CPG companies can address the ‘Amazon Effect’ and rethink customer engagement


When Amazon bought Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion in mid-2017, everyone sat up and took notice. Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and retailers were particularly attentive. The acquisition is changing the game in a highly competitive industry already rife with upheaval. The quintessential online retailer is now embracing brick and mortar – and it […]

Tre consigli per rendere il tuo negozio fisico più attraente per la generazione Z

Può essere controintuitivo dire ai rivenditori che devono impegnarsi di più nei loro negozi fisici. Non stanno aumentando più che mai le vendite online? Sebbene tutto ciò è vero, queste rappresentano ancora solo il 15% di tutte le vendite al dettaglio. Oggigiorno, stiamo scoprendo che le persone non sempre vogliono il percorso più veloce, economico […]

Tres consejos para que tu tienda física atraiga a la Generación Z

En muchos sentidos, es contradictorio decirles a los comerciantes que tienen que pasar más tiempo en sus tiendas físicas. ¿No hay más personas que nunca comprando online? Pero, a pesar de ello, esta actividad apenas representa en torno al 15% de todas las ventas minoristas. Hoy en día, descubrimos que las personas no siempre quieren […]

“Voice-first” come nuova cultura del marchio

Di recente non c’è stato un maggior entusiasmo nel business che lo tsunami dei dispositivi con riconoscimento vocale apparsi sia al livello dell consumatore che del B2B. Coloro che hanno acquistato all’inizio credevano che l’abilità di Alexa di leggere le principali notizie sotto richiesta era rivoluzionaria. Ora, soltanto un anno dopo, guardiamo indietro e ci […]

3 astuces pour rendre votre magasin plus attrayant aux yeux de la génération Z


À bien des égards, il est contre-intuitif de dire aux distributeurs qu’ils doivent passer plus de temps dans leurs magasins physiques. Les consommateurs ne font-ils plus d’achats en ligne ? Pour autant même si les ventes en ligne ont augmenté, elles ne représentent encore qu’environ 15% de l’ensemble des ventes au détail. Aujourd’hui, nous constatons […]

“La voz primero”, como cultura de marca

Hacía mucho tiempo que no veíamos tal tsunami de dispositivos activados por voz de consumo y profesionales. Los primeros compradores pensaron que la “habilidad” de Alexa para leernos  las noticias del día resultaba moderna. Hoy, solo un año después, miramos hacia atrás y la vemos como la variante con voz de Pong, en el mundo […]

How to kick off your hybrid cloud journey in a CPG world


It’s been said that history repeats itself, and that old adage definitely applies to IT management. Remember when companies struggled to manage their networks, systems and applications without finger-pointing and without a single end-to-end solution? For the most part, that was solved with integrated enterprise management systems. Then came cloud, and as retail and consumer-packaged […]