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Amazon Go – Taking Retailing to the next level

Seattle is an incredibly fortunate city to be home to both Amazon and Microsoft critical yardsticks for technology. Before the rise of technology, it had a very strong retail history. Starbucks, Costco and Nordstrom are all Seattle based there as … Continue reading

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Amazon Acquires Whole Foods – World Forgets to Ask – Why was it for Sale?

Amazon Acquires Whole Foods – World Forgets to Ask – Why was it for Sale? Amazon has announced the acquisition of biodynamic Kale store Whole Foods for US$13.5B. This has, of course, ramped up even further the excitement for Amazon … Continue reading

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Department Store ecommerce – Not a Customer First Experience

Most traditional retailers have struggled with the shift to an online retail/ecommerce, reactive social media and other other technological innovations in meeting the ever-changing requirements of buyers from millennials through to the silent generation. They may have largely deluded self justified reasons for this, but … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Digital Devil’s Advocate? You need one.

Digital is truly transformational to an organizational ecosystem when it works, but it is increasingly runs the risk of significant corporate exposure and risk when it fails.  Unfortunately the failure of digital will lead to the reduction in innovation and down … Continue reading

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Westfield may have a “Smarter Way to Park”, but the risk to individual privacy and security is not smart.

Losing a ticket in a shopping centre parking lot can be a frustrating and very costly experience. Similarly the ability to exit and have automatic payment is a benefit to the time poor and impatient shopper. Therefore the rollout by … Continue reading

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Why is GIS still stuck in the 1990’s

When I was doing my undergraduate degree and started working as a (Geographic Information Systems) GIS professional over 20 years ago GIS was considered cutting edge across a range of industries from retail, to environmental management and defence. It drove … Continue reading

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capioIT March Newsletter – Was 2006 equal to 1962 for the digital era, technology and referees and why compliance, regulatory and consumer environments matter for digital

What’s News…. Was 2006 equal to 1962 for the digital era, technology and referees and why compliance, regulatory and consumer environments matter for digital Clearly the global economy is being transformed by the Digital era of commerce. New market opportunities, … Continue reading

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