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.


Black Friday Keeps Its Glitter

For several years, some analysts have downplayed the importance of Black Friday; but, consumers apparently still look forward to the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. Daphne Howland (@daphnehowland) reports two

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Holiday Sales Look Bright

Most analysts are predicting brisk sales this holiday season that equal or better last year’s sales. Erica Sweeney reports an OpenX survey conducted with the Harris Poll found consumers are optimistic about

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Christmas before Email

Today, a communication (aka letter) sent through the traditional mail system is often referred to as “snail mail” in order to differentiate it from email. There was a time, when the mail

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

If you celebrate Christmas, are you wondering what’s resting under your tree this year? Kristen Cloud (@KCloudShelby) reports, “Based on early spending reports from the National Retail Federation (NRF), products in the

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Christmas 2014

Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn CBE, a British journalist, writer, and columnist, once wrote, “From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.” She’s probably

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