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Gartner Cool Vendor 2012 - Analytics and Business Intelligence

FIRST RETAIL NAMED ONE OF FIVE “COOL VENDORS IN ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE”

First Retail Selected for its coolness in adding structure to unstructured content through semantic matching, tagging and machine learning

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Semantic Retail

Why would a retailer care about the semantic web? Surely this is just another technology fad that the IT department can distract itself with instead of delivering faster transaction systems or more accurate and up-to-date reports. Not so. In fact it turns out semantic technology may enable robust solutions to your retail business users' most pressing problems.

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First Retail Consultants - what to expect

When you hire First Retail consultants, we want to make sure that they deliver on promise and that you gain the maximum benefit. Although we hire mature and experienced consultants who have exceptional client-facing skills, we still like to provide a set of guidelines for to help them help you - and there's no harm in sharing this with everyone.

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Value Added Aggregators

Retailing has been with us for as long as we can remember. Aggregation and Comparison Sites are today's drivers of traffic and how consumers search for products. Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) has yet to take off bringing the ability for consumers to interact with vendors of products. Do retailers need to behave more like aggregators, particularly as they grow their marketplaces? How are retailers gradually and perhaps unconsciously beginning to adopt VRM practices?

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Data Analytics - from Big to Huge to Streaming

Data has always been the driver of successful retailing whether that was in the head of the store owner or delivered from a vast data warehouse. New technologies mean that there is more data being created and stored - and competitive advantage will be gained from the analysis of that data

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