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*DataPoint* Here’s a Retailer that Knows How to Compete in the Amazon World


In the post-Amazon economy, all brick and mortar retailers are struggling. Some have outright failed and others on the brink. However, there are a few outliers that refuse to go down without a fight and are actually innovating. In this DataPoint, Frank notes one that has actually turned physical location to its advantage by helping Amazon…

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*DataPoint* Could One Character Emails Have Saved Toys R Us?


After attending the Global Azure Bootcamp with my son, I decided to drop in and see what bargains there were at the nearby Toys R Us. I have fond memories of going to Toys R Us when I was a kid. However, I’ve noticed a distinct decline in the store over the last few years.…

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*DataPoint* Up in the Club and in the Cloud


It’s Friday night and Frank’s up in the club — Sam’s Club. As it turns out, Wal-Mart, the parent company of Sam’s Club, is deep into big data.  And by deep I mean *really* deep. To the tune of 40+ petabytes deep. What’s more, the Arkansas based retailer, has over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is currently…

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