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Predictions 2019: The Ebb And Flow Of VC Dough

Carlton Doty November 6, 2018

Marc Andreessen once said, “Raising venture capital is the easiest thing a startup founder is ever going to do.” That’s a bit of hyperbole from Marc, but there’s a lot of truth to it if one’s timing is right. Technology startup markets can go through periods of irrational exuberance in which money seems to grow on trees. Those […]

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A Just-Published Forrester Wave™ Proves That B2B Commerce Suites Have All Grown Up

John Bruno September 13, 2018

We’ve just published “The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q3 2018,” and B2B companies, you’re in luck — you now have a viable list of options with a focus on B2B. We battle-tested the 12 most significant vendors — Apttus, Episerver, Handshake, IBM, Insite Software, Intershop, Magento, Oracle, Salesforce, Sana Commerce, SAP, and Unilog — […]

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Seeking Good Industrial Use Cases For Virtual Or Augmented Reality

Paul Miller August 14, 2018

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have become the cool must-haves for industrial technology vendor keynotes. I have lost count of the times we’ve watched someone on stage as they swoosh and swoop through jet engines, nuclear reactors, sunken wrecks, and the like. We ooh and we ah, and then we wonder if these […]

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Q&A: Branded Manufacturers Digital Commerce Strategies

Michelle Beeson March 29, 2018

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) commerce is not a new concept for branded manufacturers, but there is certainly renewed interest and more options to choose from. With consumers ever more digitally connected, branded manufacturers are enticed by direct digital commerce benefits, like better sales margins, increased product control, and richer customer relationships. A new Q&A report explores questions […]

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The Industrial Internet Comes Of Age In China

Danny Mu March 16, 2018

A few weeks ago, the China Industrial Internet Summit — the country’s leading industrial internet conference — was held in Beijing. Dozens of leading manufacturing firms and technology vendors from the US, Germany, and Japan shared their latest achievements and future strategies with thousands of participants. The weather was cold, but the industrial internet is […]

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Industrial Firms Must Embrace Digital As They Evolve From Grease To Code

Paul Miller January 31, 2018

In volatile market conditions, conservative industrial giants must move faster to survive. And this digital transformation of traditional manufacturing firms cannot — must not — simply be about making existing industrial processes more efficient. They must recognise the opportunity to use digital as a way to create more sustainable and profitable customer relationships, continuously aligning […]

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