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Uncommon Sense: Riding the Disruption Wave

All established companies must address a key challenge: How to find the next disruptive innovation while reacting to the disruptive innovations of others. To use the language of this year's TIBCO conference, how can one “ride the disruption wave”? Mitch Barns explores three things he's found...

Getting to Know the Growing Middle Classes Around the Globe

Globally, the middle class is growing rapidly. Over the next 20 years, 3 billion people are on track to join the middle class in growth markets, placing 5 billion of the world’s 8 billion people into this group. And with their new found wealth, these new middle class consumers will be using the...

Is the Swipe Replacing the Cha-Ching at the Cash Register?

For many, the answer is yes. In fact, one out of every two people around the world say their preferred payment method for daily spending is plastic rather than paper, according to Nielsen’s Global Survey of Saving and Investment Strategies. Collectively, more than half (54%) of respondents from...

Convenience is King in Today’s Retail World

Consumers lead busy lives and their time is becoming more limited and fragmented every day. So when it comes to shopping, they may not always be 100 percent focused or fully engaged in the task at hand. So in order to keep up with them, retailers are increasingly finding that they need to innovate...

Emerging Markets at the Intersection of Technology and the Middle Class

Consumers are more connected than ever, and it seems like new technology is emerging almost daily. Over the past decade, innovations have changed consumers’ behaviors and, consequently, retailers’ responses to their needs. Dr. Venkatesh Bala, chief economist for The Cambridge Group, a part of...