Friday is always a great day to sit back and watch a few inspiring videos. For all the other data nerds out there, here’s my picks of the 7 best TED Talks on data and related technology. All the videos include Chinese subtitles, hope you enjoy, and let us know what you think.
The advent of the internet gave way to a flood of websites which created the sudden need for powerful SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) strategies, but as trends show retailers shifting their focus back to physical store networks, a new offline strategy is being embraced by retailers, SNO. In this getchee-8 presentation Edward Eng introduces the SNO concept and explains how retailers can start using it to update and enhance their retail strategies.
The world’s three largest retailers — Wal-Mart, Tesco and Carrefour — have all stumbled in China, leading them to scale back their ambitions.
Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500) said this month that it would close a number of stores in China. Earlier this year, Tesco (TESO) transferred its 131 stores and shopping mall business in China to a joint venture with a state-owned company.
If you’re a retailer with less than 10 stores, you can easily use a simple program like Excel to manage store information. However, if you have more than 10 stores, you already know Excel has it’s limits. Setting up a tool like Google Earth to help manage locations is often a first step retailers take when deciding to map networks. Today there are many mapping options available to retailers, from simple tools like Google Maps to advanced GIS enabled mapping tools like Kiwi. You can discover more tools in our article “5 mapping tools that can make your job easier.”
Big data and social media have a powerful relationship. Not only are both highly discussed online, they are of particular interest to modern retailers as they look for strategy insights. As big data and social media begin to merge, they are changing the ways retailers look to leverage their value.