Category: Christmas

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Christmas 2020

When you look at the array of new Christmas tree ornaments offered this year — everything from Santa wearing a mask to carrying rolls of toilet paper for gifts — you know

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A Christmas Carol Day

In 1963, Songwriters Edward Pola and George Wyle wrote a Christmas carol entitled “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” The song was recorded and released that same year by pop

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Touchless Black Friday

This Black Friday will be like no other. To understand why it will be so different, we need a little history lesson. According to, “The term ‘Black Friday’ was coined in the

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The Returning Season

The holiday shopping season actually ends with the holiday returns season. Matt Guasco (@mattpguasco), President of INF Marketing and Logistics, explains, “With the rise in e-commerce has come an annual torrent of

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Christmas 2019: Traditions

“Across the world,” write the folks from Balsam Hill, “Christmas is celebrated in a multitude of rich and cherished traditions. Their origins are wonderfully varied, emerging out of cultures and beliefs throughout

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The Flavors of Christmas

Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song” reminds us that “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and “a turkey and some mistletoe … help to make the season bright.” Most people enjoy the holiday

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