"Big Data implies that data sets are so large and complex they become awkward to work with using standard tools and techniques." Buried within this simple definition lies many problems and pitfalls that retailers and other organizations face when their data needs exceed their current capabilities. What steps do you think are being underestimated by retailers in efforts to capitalize on Big Data?
New Target CEO Brian Cornell is looking to establish a difference in the minds of consumers between his company and all the other competitors in the marketplace. That will include free standard ground shipping on all target.com orders for the holiday season, with no minimum purchase required. How important will Target's free shipping offer be in its efforts to differentiate from the retail competition?
Back in August when it was announced that Wade Miquelon was leaving Walgreens to pursue opportunities outside the company, the chain and its former CFO were effusive in their praise for one another, despite the separation. That kumbaya moment has apparently deteriorated. Will Wade Miquelon's suit against Walgreens prove a distraction for the company's management?