Week in Review: December 9 - December 13

Week in Review: December 9 - December 13

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Ordering Lumber Now as Easy as Ordering Pizza?

By Shelly Banjo via WSJ

"Home Depot plans to spend $300 million on supply chain, technology and online improvements including building new fulfillment centers  and overhauling its warehouse technology systems... the moves are aimed at boosting online sales, including a same-day delivery service aimed at customers and professional contractors who might be in the midst of a home improvement project and want lumber, tiles or screws in a matter of hours."

Tracking Technology Sheds Light on Shopper Habits

By Elizabeth Dwoksin and Greg Bensinger via WSJ

Check out the heat map in the picture in this article.  Retailers are now using Prism Skylabs which combines video from security cameras with software to build flow charts of people's movements and uses heat maps to show which products get picked up more frequently than others. Does this raise privacy issues?

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Navigating ITs Blurring Boundries Leads the CIO Agenda for 2014

By Shvetank Shah, CEB via WSJ

With IT budgets growing 3% in 2014, "the fastest pace in the the past three years," Shvetank Shah writes that, "the underlying theme of the 2014 CIO agenda is blurring perimeters - both inside the IT function, and between IT and its business partners, employees and customers." He outlines 4 critical areas to make this happen.

CFOs 'Frustrated' About IT Costs and Lack of Insight into Their Business

By Antony Savvas

Does your organization use IT money to "keep it running" or "improve the business"?

Melding Minds with the CFO

By Alissa Pnonchione via CFO

Out of 237 financial executives surveyed between October 2012 and January 2013, fourty-four percent of respondents said their influence over IT investment had increased over the past two years.

Top Trends for 2014

12 Big Data Predictions for 2014

By Thor Olavsrud, CIO via CIO.com

Will Big Data stay the big buzzword in 2014? Among other things, this slideshow predicts Big Data will move to Extreme Data, but out here on the streets, I hear Fast Data is the next big thing.

$16.1 Billion Big Data Market: 2014 Predictions from IDC and IIA

By Gil Press via Forbes

This article includes a summary of IDC, IIA (Institute of Analytics) 2014 Big Data predictions as well as a link to Gartner's predictions.

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