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Partnerships among many paths to fintech tipping point

When banks and multinational service providers begin carrying out their strategies to survive, and even take advantage of the disruptive potential of fintech, they will find an ecosystem of companies ready and willing to deal.

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6 marketing techniques that will reduce shopping cart abandonment

There's nothing worse than having an ecommerce business with high traffic, but low sales. The product is in the cart, but why aren't they checking out?

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The New York Times is winning at digital

The NYT just released a blockbuster earnings report attributable heavily to their digital transformation. Insiders share the five key secrets to their surprising success.

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The rise of SD-WAN: what does it mean for your company?

SD-WAN is a new and cost-effective way of connecting offices and staff across geographic locations. Enterprises that are burdened with the transition from traditional infrastructure to the cloud would have an easier time by adopting...

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The 5 key drivers of digital transformation today

Five key trends emerged from Forrester's recent Digital Transformation Summit, held May 9-10 in Chicago. These include the rise of AI and a heightened urgency for legacy enterprises to accelerate the rate of their digital evolution.

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6 ways to manage your data – and team

Decision-making without data is as unwise as it is archaic. Companies must invest in software and products that crunch numbers effectively and allow the team to make decisions in a meticulous and calm manner.

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5 ways companies should use AI

AI is no longer a thing of dystopian sci-fi novels. Today, it has real potential to assist companies and individuals for fast, better and smarter operations.

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How QVC uses streaming analytics to drive revenue

Real-time analytics on transactional data -- combined with historical and other data -- help the home shopping retailer respond to trends in the moment.

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8 ways to manage an internet or security crisis

IT, communications and security experts share tips on what to do when your business is hit with an IT-related disaster, such as a cyberattack, an ecommerce site crash or a software failure.

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EU plans further e-commerce antitrust investigations to empower consumers

E-commerce businesses may face further antitrust investigations, the European Union's top competition watchdog has warned. The European Commission hopes these investigations will lead to more choice and lower prices for consumers,...

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Why smart contracts can't be fully automated

Smart contracts, enabled by blockchain technology, have the potential to streamline all manner of transactions. But most of them will still require humans in the middle.

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10 content marketing and customer experience all-stars

From a cruise ship wearable to a media company that’s also a bank, here are 10 examples of standout customer experiences and successful content marketing and campaigns.

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Ecommerce giants look to dominate payment gateways

Success for ecommerce giants like Amazon and eBay involves building a ecommerce ecosystem. A critical component of that is the payment system.

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How to run your small business with free open source software

From alternatives to Microsoft Office to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.

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Unpatched vulnerability exposes Magento online shops to hacking

An unpatched vulnerability in the Magento e-commerce platform could allow hackers to upload and execute malicious code on web servers that host online shops.

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AI in the driver’s seat with the enterprise

Artificial intelligence will be a critical driver of the U.S. economy. See what IBM’s Watson is doing at GlaxoSmithKline, Staples and 1-800-Flowers.

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EBay folds Indian operation into local retailer Flipkart

Facing fierce competition from Amazon.com, eBay has sold its Indian operation to local retailer Flipkart, while joining Tencent Holdings and Microsoft in investing US$1.4 billion in the Indian company.

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Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

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