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Did You Know?
The retail industry employs more people than any other industry, with over 28 million retail jobs in the U.S. — (Source: National Retail Federation)
Total retail sales now top $22 trillion globally, with that number growing more than 4.5% annually — (Source:
Almost 20% of U.S. retail sales come during the period between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays — (Source: eMarketer)
76 of the 100 largest retailing companies in the world are based in the United States — (Source: Global Powers of Retailing Report)
About two-thirds of the total U.S. gross national product (GDP) comes from retail consumption — (Source:

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Improve Business Application Performance By As Much As 50%: Condusiv Technologies Solves Data Processing Slowdowns with Affordable Software Solutions
7.17.17 Software

Condusiv Helps Businesses Solve Data Processing Slowdowns

The number of businesses using virtualization is nearly 80% and continues to climb since getting the most from server hardware resources is paramount. But virtualizing...

Hitting the Bull’s-Eye on Diversity and Inclusion — Recognizing Target for Promoting Equality in Retail
7.14.17 Social Responsibility

Target Hits the Bull’s-Eye on Diversity and Inclusion in Retail

Women are responsible for 70-80% of the consumer economy, so it would make sense they would play a major role in retail leadership Unfortunately, women hold only 5.6% of...

From Collaboration to Predictive Content: How Box Increases Retailer Productivity with Its Cloud-Based Platform & Analytics
7.13.17 Business Solutions

Box: A Cloud-Based Platform for Collaboration with Analytics

At one time, file transfer protocol (FTP) hosting services represented cutting edge technology for companies to share files between system users on different computers....

How ZipRecruiter Helps Businesses Quickly Find and Hire Qualified Candidates From a Network of 40 Million Job Seekers
7.12.17 Human Resources

ZipRecruiter: Find & Hire Employees From a Network of 40M Job Seekers

How eBay Uses Machine Learning to Expand Beyond Its Successful Auction Model and Help Connect Sellers to Buyers
7.10.17 Ecommerce

How eBay Connects Sellers to Buyers Through Machine Learning

Magic: The Gathering — How Wizards of the Coast Created the First Trading Card Game and Keeps Its Community of 20M+ Players Coming Back for More
7.7.17 Entertainment

Magic: The Gathering — How the Card Game Keeps Its Players Engaged

Mitch Joel, Mirum Canada President and “Six Pixels of Separation” Writer, Shares His Digital Marketing Insights on Modern Retail
7.5.17 Marketing

Mirum's Mitch Joel Shares Digital Marketing Insights on Modern Retail

Marketing Magazine named him “Canada’s Rock Star of Digital Marketing” in 2007. A decade later, Mitch Joel has done nothing to prove the publication wrong. In fact...

Dropbox Paper: Sleek, Responsive Documents that Foster Creative Collaboration Across Teams
6.29.17 Business Solutions

Dropbox Paper: Responsive Documents that Foster Collaboration

As a growing brand with offices in San Francisco, Paris, and Shanghai, Les Lunes found that its communication was suffering from disconnection and lack of teamwork. The...