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IDG Contributor Network: Amazon successfully fights off pricebots

By Evan Schuman One big downside of the plethora of e-commerce shopping bots out there today is that they create the impression of a difference when there may not be one. If I may give my two cents’ worth, is a two-cent difference meaningful, especially when shipping prices are far more than that? Significant difference…

IDG Contributor Network: Device-as-a-service makes device ownership and management a thing of the past

By Christoph Schell There’s a seismic shift happening in the tech industry today, with subscription-based services on a major upward trajectory. With everything-as-a-service (XaaS), companies can tailor their computing environment to shape the experiences they want and support the technology needs of an ever-evolving workforce. The device-as-a-service (DaaS) model in particular is finding a receptive…

IDG Contributor Network: 4 considerations for navigating ‘innovation antibodies’ and ‘innovation theater’

By Nicholas D. Evans In recent years, we’ve started to see terms such as “innovation antibodies” and “innovation theater” being used to describe some of the challenges in managing innovation, particularly in larger organizations trying to find their own innovation culture. Today, many innovation leaders must carefully navigate the waters between too much resistance to…

IDG Contributor Network: The real meaning of a merged channel strategy

By Evan Schuman There has been a wide range of thoughts about the meaning of physical store closings, coming from some major retail thinkers and various major media news outlets. But the underlying assumptions in almost all of these arguments are flawed. They cast physical stores and online sites as distinct entities, even rivals. The…