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Commerce Platforms of the Future

The commerce platforms retailers are embracing today look and function far differently than the commerce platforms retailers were using just 10 to 15 years ago. Charles Darwin made a clear and compelling statement an age ago when he said that it was not the strongest or most intelligent that will survive but the ones that are most adaptable to change. Never has a truer statement been made when considering the global retail landscape over the past decade.

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Retail’s Quiet IoT Revolution

If organizations and decision makers get it right, the Internet of Things (IoT) could have an economic impact of between $450 billion to $1.2 trillion per year in retail by 2025, according to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report. Value may accrue through layout optimization, self-checkout and smart customer relationship management, amongst others.

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Allan Foster Will Talk ‘Power to the People’ at UnSummit Singapore

Trust conquers all. And, if we aren’t on guard, it may endanger us all, too. As digital transformation spreads worldwide, more consumers are sharing more information than ever.

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Until Next Time, Sydney!

Each year, our Identity Live summit series travels around the world to see our prospects, customers and partners. Australia may be the location that’s farthest afield, so it was fantastic to host the extended ForgeRock team and our guests in Sydney a couple of weeks ago for the 2017 edition of Identity Live. Sydney was filled with sunshine and warmth as we returned to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) on the harbour, the perfect conditions to kick off Identity Live.

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Welcome to Life at the Edge

Last week, TechCrunch ran an interesting feature on the rise of edge computing. Much of the article focused on a hypothesis that Peter Levine, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and many others have championed: that cloud computing will soon be surpassed by edge computing, where real-time processing occurs at the connected device level. The argument is that connected devices need to make instant decisions and transmitting data back to the cloud for processing creates a delay.

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The IoT Opportunity: KPN

You've heard it all before. The internet of things (IoT) has arrived, it's massive, it's going to change everything, and you need to act now. But going beyond the top 10 lists, surveys, consultant white papers, and best practices guides, what's really interesting is what the leaders of serious IoT initiatives at some of the most innovative companies in the world have to say. 

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GDPR: Coming to Your Company Soon

What’s so special about May 25th? Beyond it being National Wine Day in the U.S. and the anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars movie, it's the one-year mark until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. Set your countdown clocks! Any business (globally, not just the EU) that processes the personal data of EU residents will fall under the jurisdiction of the GDPR.

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Telecommunications and the IoT: Are You Ready for the Revolution?

We are in the midst of a digital revolution. Devices are everywhere - turning on light bulbs, opening locks, streaming media, connecting us to loved ones, tracking our movements - and recording massive volumes of information about people, places, things and services. Internet of things devices are forecast to soon outweigh the number of mobile devices.

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Identity Live: On Tour in Austin

A couple of weeks ago we took the band to Austin for the first stop of Identity Live, our global summit series. We had a great group of customers, prospects, and partners who all came to hear the latest on customer identity, privacy and consent, the internet of things, and other topics critical to digital business. Identity Live was hosted at the iconic Moody Theater at ACL Live...really, was there any other place we could have chosen in the Live Music Capital of the World?

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The Role of Identity Management in the GDPR

Unless you have been living in a darkened room for a long time, you will know the countdown for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation is dramatically coming to a head.  May 2018 is when the regulation really takes hold, and organisations are fast in the act on putting plans, processes and personnel in place, in order to comply.

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