The life cycle of information technology is becoming shorter every year. New competitors are disrupting industries by leveraging state-of-the-moment digital practices and processes. Customer expectations are constantly evolving in an accelerating race for the most advanced, hyperconnected, seamless experiences. IT functions are under unrelenting pressure to support leading-edge capabilities such as data analytics, cybersecurity, automated processing, and integration with third-party systems. The easiest way to do this is through platforms that connect everyone to the same cloud-based cross-industry digital infrastructure.
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In a scenario of digital disruption, economic instability and changes in consumer habits, one of the main challenges of retailers is to deliver the product that consumers want, at the right time, at a low price and with quality, while also maintaining company costs under control.
President Trump is ramping up his formidable digital operation nearly two years before the 2020 election, doubling down on a playbook that helped pave his path to the White House.
Asian Boss hit the streets of Tokyo to ask people what they think of Marie Kondo’s tidying method. Interestingly, Kondo seems to be more known in the US than in Japan.
Pandora has created a new audio format that it calls Pandora Stories. It’s effectively a playlist, but one that is curated by the artist, and is interspersed with voice recordings. It’s the equivalent of having your favorite artists play the part of radio DJ on a station that they control. All Pandora listeners will have access to Pandora Stories, though free members will have to watch an ad before their chosen story begins.