Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

IDC Retail Insights Releases Top 10 Predictions for 2013

IDC Retail Insights today hosted a Webinar, IDC Retail Insights Predictions 2013: Retail, highlighting the top 10 predictions for the year ahead. Featuring analysts Robert Parker, Greg Girard, Leslie Hand and Ivano Ortis, the session provided organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may be on the horizon. The Predictions Webinar series is designed to help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth. An audio replay of today's Webinar will be available within 48 hours. To access the replay, please visit http://bit.ly/RI_Predictions2013_Retail.

The Top 10 Predictions for 2013 are:

  • Prediction 1 - Omnichannel Retail Maturity will move from foundation to convergence, and from precision to immersion.
  • Prediction 2 - Retailers omnichannel objectives will require platform & architecture investments.
  • Prediction 3 - Retailers pivot merchandising and marketing on customer analytics to drive revenue and profit; relevance and reciprocity being the watchwords.
  • Prediction 4 - Retailers will invest in customer analytics, merchandising, and marketing technologies to curate commerce and contextualize communications.
  • Prediction 5 - The time is right to break down marketing silos.
  • Prediction 6 - Marketing processes and infrastructures will align with the omnichannel business.
  • Prediction 7 - Retailers will remove barriers and instead encourage the Stop Start Shopper.
  • Prediction 8 - The convergence of Web-based customer experience touch points to unify the customer journey.
  • Prediction 9 - Retailers will optimize omnichannel customer service and cost by enabling trustworthy, efficient and effective supply chains (TEE).
  • Prediction 10 - Retailers will invest in technologies that enable visibility, visualization and virtualization.

"2013 will be a turning point in terms of industry momentum around delivering on the omnichannel promise," said Robert Parker, group vice president, IDC Retail Insights. "This trend means we will be applying 'new rules' to both the customer experience and supply chain execution. Technology will have a critical role."

For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a one-on-one briefing, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or [email protected]. Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact [email protected]; reporters should email [email protected].

About IDC Predictions

A hallmark of IDC's offering for three decades, the annual Top 10 Predictions reports provide IDC's outlook on the IT market, across industries, for the coming year. During the next 60 days, IDC will publish dozens of Top 10 Predictions documents for 2013. Please visit www.idc.com/predictions2013 for a complete listing.

About IDC Retail Insights

IDC Retail Insights assists retail businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the retail industry. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc-ri.com, email [email protected], or call 508-935-4490. Visit the IDC Retail Insights Community at http://idc-insights-community.com/retail.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

CloudEXPO Stories
Jo Peterson is VP of Cloud Services for Clarify360, a boutique sourcing and benchmarking consultancy focused on transforming technology into business advantage. Clarify360 provides custom, end-to-end solutions from a portfolio of more than 170 suppliers globally. As an engineer, Jo sources net new technology footprints, and is an expert at optimizing and benchmarking existing environments focusing on Cloud Enablement and Optimization. She and her team work with clients on Cloud Discovery, Cloud Planning, Cloud Migration, Hybrid IT Architectures ,Cloud Optimization and Cloud Security. Jo is a 25-year veteran in the technology field with tenure at MCI, Intermedia/Digex, Qwest/CenturyLink in pre-sales technical, selling and management roles.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Everyone wants the rainbow - reduced IT costs, scalability, continuity, flexibility, manageability, and innovation. But in order to get to that collaboration rainbow, you need the cloud! In this presentation, we'll cover three areas: First - the rainbow of benefits from cloud collaboration. There are many different reasons why more and more companies and institutions are moving to the cloud. Benefits include: cost savings (reducing on-prem infrastructure, reducing data center foot print, reducing IT support costs), enabling growth (ensuring a highly available, highly scalable infrastructure), increasing employee access & engagement (by having collaboration tools that are usable and available globally regardless of location there will be an increased connectedness amongst teams and individuals that will help increase both efficiency and productivity.)
The technologies behind big data and cloud computing are converging quickly, offering businesses new capabilities for fast, easy, wide-ranging access to data. However, to capitalize on the cost-efficiencies and time-to-value opportunities of analytics in the cloud, big data and cloud technologies must be integrated and managed properly. Pythian's Director of Big Data and Data Science, Danil Zburivsky will explore: The main technology components and best practices being deployed to take advantage of data and analytics in the cloud, Architecture, integration, governance and security scenarios and Key challenges and success factors of moving data and analytics to the cloud
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addresses many of the challenges faced by developers and operators as monolithic applications transition towards a distributed microservice architecture. A tracing tool like Jaeger analyzes what's happening as a transaction moves through a distributed system. Monitoring software like Prometheus captures time-series events for real-time alerting and other uses. Grafeas and Kritis provide security polic...