Blockchain Needs Open Source Standards to Succeed: FedEx Exec

| Mike O'Brien

In order for blockchain to succeed on a global scale in the transportation of goods, an open source standard will be required, according to a FedEx executive who heads up a blockchain alliance working toward that goal. The first standard of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, on shipment location tracking, was published in March.

Blockchain: Coming to a Supply Chain Near You

| Mike O'Brien

The advent of blockchain technology as a tool to enable secure, accurate sharing and verification across entire supply chains is fast approaching, moving it beyond the realm of Bitcoin transactions, attendees were told at Home Delivery World in Atlanta.

ecommerce fulfillment, shipping data, distribution data, Warehouse/Distribution Center, ecommerce shipping, direct-to-customer fulfillment

4 Ways IBM Watson is Connecting the Brand to the Consumer

| Daniela Forte

Making it easy for customers to shop your brand and get what they want when they want and how they want is the name of the game for retail today. Here are four ways brands are using IBM’s artificial intelligence technology, IBM Watson to connect to customers.

How to Get Started with Big Data and the Cloud

| Prat Moghe

There are plenty of good reasons why many retailers haven’t moved data processing to the cloud yet. Many have decades of legacy systems built up, including data processes that may have taken years to architect. See what the challenges are for many retailers and what is holding them back.

7 Digital Marketing Trends of 2016

| Daniela Forte

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is certainly the case when it comes to digital marketing trends in 2016 and beyond. See what each of these trends are and how each of them are shaping the retail industry.