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How Do Mobile Experts Use Mobility and What Does it Mean for Retailers? One hundred percent of mobile experts in our recent survey of 108 mobile experts purchase products online.  Ninety percent have purchased products and services using mobile devices, but only 13% use mobile devices exclusively for purchasing products. Forty-five percent typically use only desktops/laptops, and 40% use both equally.  These are some of the findings from the survey we conducted in May of 2015. How often do mobile experts purchase products and services using their mobile devices?  Only 1% purchase products using mobile devices daily, 30% weekly, 43% monthly and 20% once every three months. Wow!  I am a one-percenter!!!  I use my Starbuck's app and Apple Pay often multiple times in a day. In another recent survey of 5,000 people in North America that I was involved in titled Cognizant's ... (more)

Mobile Commerce Strategies By @KRBenedict | @ThingsExpo #IoT

In the early 1990s major retailers began investing in data analytics to better manage their stores and warehouses by analyzing individual store sales.  This insight gave them a perspective on the needs of the local market. Retailers soon advanced in their use of analytics and added external factors for consideration and planning like demographics, weather, geography, local events and competitor's promotions and campaigns. When customer loyalty programs tied to POS (point of sale) systems were implemented, retailers were able to start understanding individual customers through the... (more)

Mobile Consumer Behaviors - The Seven Essential Questions

Digital Transformation is the process of updating your business and IT infrastructure to align with today's and tomorrow's consumers.  If your customers are adopting technologies and changing their path-to-purchase journeys at a pace that is faster than you can deliver, then you are opening up an opportunity gap for a more nimble competitor. Do your internal sales and executive strategy sessions begin with these questions: Where are our customers to be found?  What technologies are our customers using?  How are our customers' path-to-purchase journeys' changing?  Are we meeting o... (more)

WebRTC, Internet of Things and API Gateways | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #WebRTC]

Defining Web 3.0 and Developing the Fastest Enterprise Mobility Apps I value a strong opinion.  Especially when the opinionated is an expert and willing to stand up and place a flag in the sand.  In this article, my ambitious friend, programming guru, gamer, colleague, bona fide geek and mobility expert Peter Rogers shares his opinions on the meaning of Web 3.0 and how it will impact mobile application development and the enterprise.  While he is English and prone to use words like whilst, that should not be held against him. I have two ambitions in life: to be the first person t... (more)

Robots and I By @KRBenedict | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Today I had the privilege of interviewing two robotics and process automation experts.  I learned there are many different kinds of robots including the humanoid types we see in movies, and robots made entirely out of software.  In this interview we discuss Rob Brown's recent white paper titled Robots and I, the different forms of robots, and then dig deep into how software robots are transforming many industries today with expert Matt Smith.  Enjoy! Video Link: https://youtu.be/qOPFD3vshec ********************************************** Kevin Benedict Writer, Speaker, Senior Ana... (more)