Omnichannel Delivers Competitive Retail Edge

The retail market, especially the electronics retail market, is among the most cutthroat of all. CEOs who transform their business models with an eye to delivering a seamless omnichannel shopping experience will pull ahead of the competition, a new survey from JDA Software Group done by PwC, predicted. “Certainly, every retailer is grappling with how…

High-Tech OEMs Make Holiday Delights

Ideally, high-tech OEMs are making the kinds of gifts they'd like to receive during the holidays. With a plethora of technology gadgets hitting store shelves, there's something for everyone—but the sheer volume of choice can be overwhelming. Earlier this season, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimated that 65% of all Americans, roughly 160 million people and…

Reverse Logistics: Data in the Details

Companies need to start taking a closer look at reverse logistics. With a sufficient amount of data available to be analyzed and applied correctly, it could further improve their bottom line. Reverse logistics has always carried a stigma in the world of supply chain management. Known as the process associated with maximizing the value of…

Why Japan Hasn’t Led IoT

YOKOHAMA, Japan — During his keynote speech at the Embedded/IoT Technology conference here Wednesday, Ken Sakamura, creator of TRON, Japan’s home-grown open real-time operating system, blasted Japanese embedded systems designers for their inability to lead the Internet of Things on the world stage. Ken Sakamura (Image: EE Times) Sakamura, professor at the University of Tokyo,…