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Making History in Healthcare Logistics

Drone delivery of medical samples in North Carolina marks the dawn of a new day for patient care.

Advances in technology and healthcare logistics are transforming the future of patient care. This is particularly true as emerging technologies like drones put quality care within reach of more patients inside and outside of health facilities. Historically, the practice of medical care revolved around a simple formula — a patient goes to the doctor and […]

To Your Doorstep, Faster than the Speed of Sound

The logistics landscape is changing faster than ever. Here's what it might look like in coming years.

Autonomous vehicles dominate the headlines. But they’re just one of the many futuristic technologies we could use to make deliveries in coming decades. Indeed, at some point in the future, the logistics landscape could barely resemble what we see today. Here’s an admittedly fanciful look at some of the cutting-edge technologies we could use one […]

Back to the Future in e-Commerce

Looking five years back – and forward.

In the iconic Back to the Future film trilogy, high-schooler Marty McFly and eccentric scientist Emmett “Doc” Brown travel back and forth in time 30 years or more using a tricked-out silver DeLorean fueled by a plutonium-powered “flux capacitor” that generates the 1.21 gigawatts needed for time travel.  When it comes to e-commerce and retailing, […]

The Social Media Game is Changing for Retailers and Everyone Else

Social media is changing the way companies advertise in a bid to win the internet retail game.

The raging battle for Internet supremacy — to keep eyeballs and content in one place — is changing the way social media and advertising are implemented in every industry.  And retail is no exception. Historically, the aspiration for content publishers has been to achieve a “walled garden” with a controlled environment offering a wide variety […]

Retail Steamrollers: Power Shoppers and Millennials

Don't get flattened by the competition.

“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you are not part of the steamroller, you are part of the road,” says author Stewart Brand, editor of The Whole Earth Catalog and founder of the Global Business Network. Retailers who do not stay ahead of the technology curve are likely to get flattened.  Consumers are adopting new technologies more quickly than ever […]