Digital Transformation (DX) is picking up speed. According to a recent announcement by IDC, the market is expected to grow at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.9% to reach a whopping 321 billion dollars by 2021. In 2018 alone, IDC expects that 326 billion will be spent on transforming how people and things communicate.
What Traditional Businesses Need To Know When Beginning A Digital Transformation
Apr 03 2018By Peter Horst
Digital transformation has been a top concern of CMOs, CEOs and boards across industries. The digital imperative came earlier to some sectors, such as media and financial services, while others have not yet been driven to re-invent their businesses around bits and bytes. For a company that’s still at the starting block, and with little experience in the realm of developing digital products and services, the prospect of transformation can be daunting.
Sears Canada's departure has also boosted Simons
Mar 26 2019Hollie Shaw
'Great time to be expanding': Old-school retailer Simons keeps faith in beautiful stores in Age of Amazon. Sears Canada's departure has also boosted Simons. Peter Simons, CEO of the 178-year old family run company, at best sounds cautiously optimistic about the industry's future.Clement Allard for National Post. We are private and we have the luxury and the DNA to work longer term. We are old-school merchants.
Digital transformation: why it matters and how it can be achieved?
Jan 16 2018Nick ismail
The public sector has been particularly slow with regards to digital transformation. How can the public sector, and every other organisation, fully embrace digital change? By embracing the right digital tools for your unique organisation and listening to each and every employee that uses them you will be setting yourself up for digital success. The philosophers in business and life will know that the only constant in life is change.
Four Things About Artificial Intelligence That Marketers Need to Keep In Mind In 2018
Jan 03 2018Courtesy of Andrew Stephen
Farewell 2017, a year in which marketing technology really took off and where both consumers and marketers alike started to experience the potential of artificial intelligence in our daily personal and professional lives. Thanks to our new voice-operated companions Alexa and Siri, and advanced analytics tools based on machine learning becoming increasingly accessible, we all caught a glimpse of the exciting future driven by AI.
2018 Marketing Predictions From The C-Suite
Dec 31 2017By KimWhitler
Toward the end of every year, I ask CEOs, CMOs, authors, executive recruiters and other experts from a variety of industries and backgrounds to weigh in on what will be hot for marketers in the upcoming year. From cybersecurity to AI to social media to impact in the boardroom, this year’s predictions do not disappoint. And to understand trends and predictions from around the globe, take a look at these 18 hot trends from leaders in China--from Tencent to McDonald's to Visa to WPP to Publicis to Google.
Why Retailers Should Retire Holiday Shopping Season
Nov 21 2017By Denise Lee Yohn
The retail industry has been disrupted in practically every way imaginable. It’s about time that retailers also rethink their approach to the holiday shopping season. It no longer makes sense to rely on disproportionate revenue from the holiday season to make up for softness in sales during the rest of the year.