Category: Big Data

The Unified Data Model
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The Unified Data Model

Data is the most important foundation in your company in the 21st century. Without a solid foundation, the rest of the house will fall. The unified data model is the key to those strong foundations. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the elephant in the room: unified data. If you haven’t read that article yet, to...

How Mobile Apps Are Enhancing the Customer Experience
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How Mobile Apps Are Enhancing the Customer Experience

Technology is constantly evolving with 42% of users who browse the internet on a mobile device using mobile apps to aid the process.  Around 90% of mobile users prefer using apps to visit media instead of going to a website, highlighting the importance of mobile apps. But what benefits can a mobile app bring to your...

Ashley HoF success will depend on data integration
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Ashley HoF success will depend on data integration

The retail news has been dominated by reports of the buyout of House of Fraser by Mike Ashley, the owner of Sports Direct, for £90m and his vision for creating ‘the Harrods of the High Street’. Ashley’s brands are now so diverse it may be hard to see how each will truly complement each other,...

How to minimise stock wastage with data
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How to minimise stock wastage with data

Stock wastage has been highlighted as one of the big issues in the retail industry recently with the news that Burberry destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth around £28.6m last year alone. In the past five years, £90m worth of unsold stock has been destroyed by the fashion house to protect the exclusive nature...