Retailers seeking to better understand and connect with their customers, suppliers and partners are uniquely positioned to take advantage of industry cloud solutions, study finds. [shutterstock: 633280544, William Potter]

Retailers seeking to better understand and connect with their customers, suppliers and partners are uniquely positioned to take advantage of industry cloud solutions, study finds. [shutterstock: 633280544, William Potter]

Study: Majority Of Retailers Prioritizing Cloud Innovation

SAP announced findings from “Emerging Opportunities to Deploy Industry Processes in the Cloud,” a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of SAP.

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The Gartner Hype Cycle 2018 identifies the technologies most likely to achieve mainstream business adoption. [shutterstock: 104317028, kentoh]

The Gartner Hype Cycle 2018 identifies the technologies most likely to achieve mainstream business adoption. [shutterstock: 104317028, kentoh]

Gartner 2018 Hype Cycle For IT

2018’s Gartner “Hype Cycle for IT in the GCC” identifies blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), city operations centers, smart city frameworks, digital twins and smart contracts as being among the technologies that will achieve mainstream business adoption in the next five to 10 years.

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IDC predicts an increase in spending on digital transformation, especially in manufacturing and retail. [shutterstock: 585671984, spaghettikk]

IDC predicts an increase in spending on digital transformation, especially in manufacturing and retail. [shutterstock: 585671984, spaghettikk]

Spending On Digital Transformation To Increase Further

European spending on technologies and services that enable the digital transformation (DX) of business practices, products, and organizations is forecast to reach $378.2 billion in 2022, according to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide published by IDC.

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There is a strong need for transparency and integrity throughout the supply chain. Intel can help. [shutterstock: 784765822, Avigator Thailand]

There is a strong need for transparency and integrity throughout the supply chain. Intel can help. [shutterstock: 784765822, Avigator Thailand]

Intel Announces Connected Logistics Platform

Intel announced the Intel Connected Logistics Platform (Intel CLP), a cost-effective internet of things (IoT) solution enabling users to monitor the condition and location of assets in any environment throughout the supply chain.

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E-invoicing as a starting point for digital transformation is great, but companies have to ensure that the invoicing solution is compatible with their business model. [shutterstock: 1117264841, Mehaniq]

E-invoicing as a starting point for digital transformation is great, but companies have to ensure that the invoicing solution is compatible with their business model. [shutterstock: 1117264841, Mehaniq]

E-Invoicing: Compatibility And Digitalisation

The trend of e-invoicing has been growing fast over the past couple of years. Companies can see this development in an increasing number of invoice formats and country-specific transmission regulations.

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