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Embed AI In Your Digital Supply Chain To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers

George Lawrie August 13, 2019
Read an overview of the three main ways AI can augment supply chain management operations.
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Apple Card Will Be Popular — Here’s Why

Alyson Clarke August 7, 2019
Apple Card has the right mix of benefits to entice consumers. Learn why.
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A New Era Of Operations

IT will drive innovation — and your business.

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Know When To Up The Digital Table Stakes

Nigel Fenwick July 24, 2019
Starbucks is sharing its market-leading digital capabilities with a company called Brightloom; in return, it gets a seat on the Brightloom board and a share in the company. Why did Starbucks make this move now?
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Facebook’s Recent Moves Highlight The Grand Challenge Of Digital Ethics

Brian Hopkins July 1, 2019
What lessons can we learn from Facebook's scandals? Seven Forrester analysts weigh in.
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DTC Disruptors Solve Three Escalating Tensions In Consumer Decision Making

Anjali Lai June 19, 2019
It's not just the minimalist design. It's not just the products in millennial pink. DTC is winning because it caters to customers' contradictory impulses around decision-making.
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Chase Closes Finn: Lessons For Other Digital Banks

Alyson Clarke June 10, 2019
The closure of Finn does bring up some important lessons for other digital bank startups or digital offshoots of the major bank brands.
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Brands Must Revamp Digital Commerce Strategy

Michelle Beeson May 29, 2019
How should brands' digital commerence strategies change in response to the rise of direct-to-consumer brands?
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The Future Of IT

Tech-driven innovation will revolutionize the business.

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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 20, 2019
Even Big Digital Companies Need Little Humans . . . Lots Of Them Amazon offered $10,000 of startup capital and up to three months of pay to qualifying employees who quit . . . and go start a local last-mile delivery business. The eCommerce giant had previously invested in local delivery companies, seeding the creation […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 9, 2019
A Better Mousetrap Is Always Around The Corner The world saw cracks in the armor of Google this week when Alphabet’s earnings reported below analyst estimates. It looks like Amazon and others have found weaknesses in the search-based advertising model — golden geese are mortal, after all. So if Google is vulnerable to disruption, we all […]
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T-Mobile MONEY’s Checking Account: Game Changer?

Alyson Clarke May 3, 2019
On April 18th, T-Mobile officially launched its T-Mobile MONEY checking account, after a soft launch late last year. This is not the first time we’ve seen a telecommunications firm enter the banking space – it’s already been happening for years in Europe and Asia, with large telcos such as Orange and KDDI. And this isn’t T-mobile’s first foray into banking either. So should banks be worried? Watch below to learn more.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini April 24, 2019
Crisis Management Is Changing  Boeing’s having a tough run. The company is under intense scrutiny after two crashes involving its 737 MAX jets, with governments grounding planes globally. This isn’t the first time Boeing planes have crashed — but PR-wise, it’s the worst. What’s different serves as caution for all leaders, regardless of industry. The […]
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The Clash Of The Digital Platforms: The Five-Year Update

James L. McQuivey April 19, 2019
On March 7, 2014, I wrote a report called “The Clash Of The Digital Platforms” in which I identified five companies that had a unique status in the world of technology, innovation, and overall business. The five companies were (alphabetically) Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. In a byline piece I wrote for Ad Age’s […]
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Apple’s Partnership With Goldman Sachs Will Drive Seismic Shifts In The Banking Industry

Alyson Clarke March 26, 2019
Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering to deliver a new credit card. The industry seems to be quick to dismiss the partnership . . . but there’s an awful lot more at stake here than credit card rewards.
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How To Build A Better (Digital) Mousetrap

Nigel Fenwick March 21, 2019
“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” While Ralph Waldo Emerson may not have said these exact words, the principles remain as true as ever today. Going Beyond Improving Today’s Customer Experience If you’ve been following my blog, you may remember a post from 2016, where I introduced […]
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Digital Myth No. 5 — Every Tech Vendor Is An Expert In Digital Transformation

Nigel Fenwick March 19, 2019
While every tech vendor seems to lay claim to being an expert in digital transformation, it stands to reason that not all can be. For sure, there are many vendors with experience helping clients create new customer or employee digital experiences, but this experience doesn’t make them experts in digital business transformation. For 20 years, […]
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“Alexa, Did Any Of My Clients Add Cash Last Week?”

Vijay Raghavan March 11, 2019
Thanks to emerging technologies, financial advisors can connect with clients with greater frequency and efficiency. We list three technology classes that are enhancing the industry.
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Small Business Banking Has Been Disrupted (And There’s No Going Back)

Peter Wannemacher February 19, 2019
Bankers around the world are rightly worried about the threats posed by digital disruptors getting in between them and their retail banking customers. But Forrester’s newest research reveals that executives should be just as worried — perhaps even more worried — about another market that is being upended: small business banking. Small- and medium-sized businesses […]
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The Future Of Organizations

Today's organizational structure has aged out.

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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini February 13, 2019
Lessons From Toy Land: Digital Strategy Beats Digital Marketing Mattel and Hasbro announced earnings this week. Both saw sales decline from the collapse of Toys”R”Us. But Mattel’s sales declined only 5% while Hasbro’s declined 13%, and Wall Street applauded the difference. Why? Because Mattel has been aggressively pursuing a digital products and channels strategy, extending […]
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Data Governance Takes A Turn — And It’s A Doozy

Michele Goetz February 6, 2019
If you were to ask me a year ago what I would point to as a best practice for data governance, my response would be to look at what financial services firms do to meet their regulatory requirements. Fast-forward to the age of GDPR and the new privacy mandates coming out of California (CCPA), and […]
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The Fast Follower Model: Less Sexy, Still Successful

What It Means January 31, 2019
Digital disruption has been the mantra of many over the past several years, but not everyone can be a disruptor — and not everyone needs to be a disruptor. Vice President and Research Director Pascal Matzke explores the benefits of being a strategic fast follower.
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