Come join us! Register now for Modernization of DX and Portals with IBM

IBM is hosting our inaugural IBM®Digital Experience technical learning event —IBM DX Lab Days in Raleigh, NC on November 12th and 13th with clients and business partners. This complimentary event has a technical focus on development, implementation and strategies critical to modernizing digital properties. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Click here to register.

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IBM Partners: Learn to deploy WebSphere Commerce v9 today!

This course provides the foundation knowledge required for deploying a production IBM WebSphere Commerce (WSC) Version 9 environment. Those who take this course will understand the deployment architecture, how WSC Version 9 Dockers are deployed and will be able to take part in project delivery that includes deployment of WebSphere Commerce Version 9.

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New course available: Headless Commerce for IBM Digital Commerce – Developer

A new course has been published for business partners to learn how to use the IBM Digital Commerce API’s to create a single page stand-alone (headless) store front using Angular.

This course contains 9 modules that cover the following topics:

1.  Setting up your Headless Commerce Project

2.  Authentication

3.  Creating a Menu

4.  Category Details

5.  Product Details

6.  Create Assessment Questions

7.  Compose Course Description

8.  Finalize Provisioning Process

9.  Onboard in Learning Portal

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Guess who boosted in store foot traffic by 31% with IBM’s Watson?

Everyone loves to hear about solid returns when using new technology. The sandwich chain, Subway, is more than hitting its advertising mark by including weather patterns in its arsenal of data to pin point targeted ads to its customers.

The Subway sandwich chain boosted store traffic 31% by changing its ads to correspond with weather shifts. The company used artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by International Business Machines called Weatherfx Footfall with Watson, a real-time signal-based targeting tool, to create dynamic ads for a foot-long sandwich promotion based on weather patterns, per an announcement. – link

Subway also saw a 53% reduction in campaign waste by having a more targeted approach using this method.

Two out of five (41%) CMOs surveyed by IBM said cognitive computing is going to have a huge effect on their companies in the next three to five years, behind cloud computing (59%), mobile solutions (64%) and Internet of Things (62%). – link

To make sense of such vast swaths of data, the solution uses AI—including machine learning and advanced cognitive computing—not only to ingest and interpret this information, but also to enable these triggers to continuously self-adjust as weather conditions change (link).

Check out the full article on Mobile Marketer.

Snapchat lets you take a photo of an item and then buy it from Amazon

Three days after my 2019 predictions and Snapchat announces you can now find items in your videos and photos on Amazon and purchase them.  It has already begun! Read more about this on TechCrunch and the project code named “Eagle”.

This is big! Walmart, Sam’s Club Start Mandating Suppliers Use IBM Blockchain

You may recall, over two years ago (June, 2016 to be exact) I called this out on my blog post “The future of eCommerce is with blockchain“. And now it is here!

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Bob’s Top 10 eCommerce Trends for 2019

If you search the internet for the top eCommerce trends you will get a lot of different opinions, and I mean a lot. I have looked at many of them and I have also spoken with many customers and partners and I have decided to put together my own list of trends. Each one is arguable and to be honest they are not in any particular order, this is not a David Letterman top 10 (ok, I may have dated myself with that comment).

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