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Industrial Internet of Things Gets Much Needed Security Framework

The publication of the Industrial Internet Security Framework by the IIC is a vital early step towards creating security in the Industrial IoT. Strong security becomes increasingly crucial as more and more critical infrastructure becomes connected and remotely controllable. »


RFID Reader Infrastructure Comes in Many Flavors

Retailers have many choices when it comes to RFID reader infrastructure, from handhelds, fixed, POS, overhead and more. »


RFID Technology Enables the 'Re-Imagined' Store

More than ever, retailers are reimagining their businesses - the functions their stores provide, the value they bring, and how they operate, driven not only by the rise of omnichannel and the need to respond to competitive threats from Amazon and others, but as well by the possibilities that new... »


Personalizing Fulfillment of Omnichannel Orders Profitably - How Do You Achieve That?

Manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers alike are being challenged with diverse, continually changing channel fulfillment demands. Across industries, success (and even survival) depends on the ability to serve customers profitably in the way they expect to be served. »


The World of Integration--Part One: Necessary Nuisance or Enabler?

The topic of integration has been considered more of a hindrance, necessary evil, or afterthought in supply chain. Enterprise software companies who once pitched that you would "never need anything else" have also had to admit that, yes, integration is critical to the burgeoning... »


Controlling the Uncontrollable in Supply Chain Management

If you think about it, the supply chain's action is outside the office. It is in a factory making things, a warehouse packing and shipping things, in a store where customers are shopping, or in a conveyance on the move. »


Market for Integration Tools Continues to Grow. Why Is That?

After a spike more than a decade ago catalyzed by a buying spree of ERP, supply chain, web front ends and so on, one would think that a market like integration would be a no-grow or go-away market. But quite to the contrary, the tool suites, the delivery options, and sales of even traditional... »


Omnichannel Is All About Fulfillment, And Retailers Need to Think The Process Through Carefully

Omnichannel Is All About Fulfillment, And Retailers Need to Think The Process Through Carefully

Today, omnichannel is so much broader than just the technology platform the customer uses for purchases - web, store, mobile, catalogue and so on. At its heart it is really about fulfillment - the customer's choice of fulfillment. »


The IoT Market Is Huge, But Is It THAT Huge?

The IoT Market Is Huge, But Is It THAT Huge?

Over-the-top headlines and estimates of the size of the IoT market create more confusion and skepticism about hype than a real understanding of how big the market really is. There needs to be a framework for understanding IoT market size. »


Big Regulatory Changes Coming to All Players in Pharmaceutical Industry

Big Regulatory Changes Coming to All Players in Pharmaceutical Industry

The times they are a changin' for the players across pharmaceutical supply chains, from API suppliers to CMOs, to manufacturers, packagers, distributors, dispensers/pharmacies ... just about everyone across the chain. »


Revolution Taking Place in Parcel Industry

A true stampede for parcel technology and services is going on in the transportation market. And it's not just consumer omnichannel but the B2B markets that are increasingly on-demand to support any business contingency. »


Are Purchasers of Transportation Management Technology Really Using All of That IT?

Are Purchasers of Transportation Management Technology Really Using All of That IT?

Transportation management software providers have been in a race in the last few years to build out their software and capture more business. ERP players have also been building or buying TM. A profusion of new modules, emerging players, new niches and acquisitions are reaching a fevered pitch. And... »


Are Makers of IoT Devices, Systems Obligated to Build in Anti-hacking Security?

Are Makers of IoT Devices, Systems Obligated to Build in Anti-hacking Security?

With the current state of IoT security, we might call it the Internet-of-Vulnerable-Things. It's all the more alarming because of the types of physical machines/systems that are increasingly network-connected - traffic lights, airplanes, nuclear power plants, and other critical or potentially... »


Omnichannel Retailing From Perspective of Manufacturers and Suppliers

Omnichannel Retailing From Perspective of Manufacturers and Suppliers

With omnichannel, consumers and their mobile phones are doing pricing, web shopping and so forth. But what about manufacturers? They have omnichannels of their own, and suppliers to those retailers are an intrinsic part of retailers' strategies, yet the media is paying this scant attention. »


The World Relies on Trade - and Trade Relies on Transportation Management

The Transportation Software market is a large and varied market. Most researchers understate the size of this market since they focus on a few big and well-defined companies. However, there are hundreds of software and content firms in the transportation market. And amazingly, more entrants all the... »


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