Sharon Goldman

Freelance Writer

Sharon Goldman is a B2B technology writer who has been covering the space for over a decade, from IT and cybersecurity to martech, insurtech, fintech and retail.

Next Generation IT Operating Models — Part One: Broker

Next Generation IT Operating Models — Part One: Broker

Over the past two decades, the role of Information Technology (IT) has changed drastically, thanks to the powerful, unstoppable march of digital transformation — with most organizations employing disruptive technologies to innovate...

IT Risk Management Part 1: The Changing Technology Risk Landscape

IT Risk Management Part 1: The Changing Technology Risk Landscape

The technology risk landscape for mobile, IoT and cloud is changing — fast. Companies are adjusting to keep up with the speed and velocity of change, including the adoption of emerging technologies, such as RPA and blockchain.

Intelligent Automation – Let’s think about our outsourced service relationships

Intelligent Automation – Let’s think about our outsourced service relationships

Whether it’s referred to as Intelligent Automation (IA), robotic process automation (RPA), or digital labor, the potential for increased efficiency and improved performance of business systems through automated processes is massive. ...

Retail CIOs take note: Millennials own your future

Retail CIOs take note: Millennials own your future

With over $1.4 trillion in millennial spending power by 2020, no retailer can afford to overlook what this generation wants.

5 ways retail CIOs can future-proof their business

5 ways retail CIOs can future-proof their business

You don't need to predict the future to prepare for it. The strategies outlined here will help you keep your organization’s eye on the prize.

Is the rocky road to EMV retail adoption getting smoother?

Is the rocky road to EMV retail adoption getting smoother?

Confusion and resistance to EMV abounded in 2015, but 2017 brings improvements in adoption and an ongoing evolution in the implementation of EMV-capable credit card readers.

Will Amazon Go be a game-changer for retail?

Will Amazon Go be a game-changer for retail?

Should retailers worry about Amazon Go, the internet giant’s no-checkout-required store? The answer is both yes and no.

8 retail technology predictions for 2017

8 retail technology predictions for 2017

Consumer confidence reached new heights in 2016, technology contributed mightily to the retail and ecommerce success. Here are the top tech predictions for retail in the coming year.

6 things retail CIOs need to keep in mind in 2017

6 things retail CIOs need to keep in mind in 2017

Holiday sales grew substantially in 2016, and tech investments and plans are already in place for the 2017 shopping season. In the meantime, there are six important areas that CIOs need to keep top of mind.

Retailers get an IoT wake-up call

Retailers get an IoT wake-up call

The recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that infected internet of things devices should serve as a warning to retailers that are investing heavily in IoT tech this holiday season and beyond.

How checkout woes sabotage mobile commerce

How checkout woes sabotage mobile commerce

Mobile commerce has a lot of potential, but some improvements to the checkout process are needed and can likely make or break its success.

How the Internet of Things is revolutionizing retail

How the Internet of Things is revolutionizing retail

The world of retail may never be the same, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and its network of connections linking the physical and digital worlds in an ecosystem of computers, smartphones, stores, vehicles, wearables and more.

How the internet of things is revolutionizing retail

How the internet of things is revolutionizing retail

The world of retail may never be the same, thanks to the internet of things (IoT) and its network of connections linking the physical and digital worlds in an ecosystem of computers, smartphones, stores, vehicles, wearables and more.

6 ways data is taking over retail

6 ways data is taking over retail

Data has seeped into every nook and cranny of the retail process, thanks to everything from mobile devices and Wi-Fi to beacons, sensors, cookies and POS terminals. The result? A nearly total data takeover of the retail landscape.

IT Talent Gap an ‘Existential Threat’ in Need of New Tactics

IT Talent Gap an ‘Existential Threat’ in Need of New Tactics

According to the Wall Street Journal, the war for high-tech talent, particularly in disruptive technologies such as robotics, is growing fiercer than ever.

Keys to Innovative Disruption? Digital Vision, Tech Roadmap

Keys to Innovative Disruption? Digital Vision, Tech Roadmap

It’s happening, fast and furious: Disruptive consumer and enterprise technologies continue to rapidly transform the way we work and live — across verticals and throughout the consumer experience, the business-to-business world and the...

The Search for the Elusive Data Scientist: How CFOs and CIOs Can Work Together

The Search for the Elusive Data Scientist: How CFOs and CIOs Can Work Together

When it comes to the power and potential of data, the opportunities and challenges are crystal-clear: Big Data and analytics is the top priority for LOB, according to the 2016 State of the CIO Report.

CFO-CIO Collaboration: An Advanced Checklist

CFO-CIO Collaboration: An Advanced Checklist

In the past, the CIO and CFO rode parallel but separate journeys to boardroom influence. Now, with the growth of data analytics and cloud-enabled ERP systems, as well as significant cybersecurity concerns, neither can afford to...

Why data scientist is the hottest tech job in retail

Why data scientist is the hottest tech job in retail

It should be clear to every IT leader in every industry that data is eating the world. The retail sector is no different. And finding the people who can mine the gold out of the vast veins of data running through the retail world is...

The Economics of IT Investment and Big Data: Dynamic Matchmakers for CIO-CFO Relationship

The Economics of IT Investment and Big Data: Dynamic Matchmakers for CIO-CFO Relationship

With more than three-quarters of companies investing or planning to invest in big data in the next two years, according to Gartner Research, it’s clear that Big Data is no longer just big news — it is positively commonplace.

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