Mike Rabbior

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HCL + Google Cloud Platform: Partnership Impact on Platforms and Customers

On June 4, HCL and Google Cloud announced the expansion of their partnership to bring HCL’s software offerings, starting with HCL Commerce, to Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform will now be the preferred cloud platform for HCL Commerce, taking advantage of the global reach, security, and elasticity of Google Cloud Platform. Why is this […]

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Digital Lifelines, the Weakest Link and True Personalization—Debrief of Digital and COVID-19 (Wk 1)

Tremendous change continues to happen daily as COVID-19 forces all of us into a new reality. As people practice social distancing and are forced to work from home and stores along with other gathering places close, digital channels become a critical connection to the outside world for us as social creatures. Trends are already emerging […]

Episerver Acquires Insite Software

On Monday, December 16, 2019, Insite Software was acquired by Episerver. This acquisition provides significant opportunities for both organizations. Episerver is known for its digital experience, personalization, and marketing automation capabilities. However, Episerver’s digital commerce product has been listed just outside the leaders in the eyes of analysts and the market. Episerver also has limited […]

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Revolutionizing Headless Commerce with Elastic Path

“Headless commerce” has quickly become the buzzword of the eCommerce world, but many are unsure of what a headless commerce experience actually entails. Often times, when organizations set out to develop a headless commerce architecture, they fail to consider how business processes and workflows will grow, change, and improve over time. As a result, many […]

HCL’s Commerce Platform Philosophy

This week I, along with other thought leaders, had a chance to sit down and talk with Gary Schoch, HCL’s global GTM head for their newly acquired Digital Commerce platform (formerly IBM’s WebSphere Commerce). Gary discussed HCL’s perspective on the product and why HCL acquired the platform. He also spent time discussing the philosophy HCL […]

Building Your WebSphere V9 Roadmap for Retail

When news broke that HCL had acquired several IBM products, including the infamous WebSphere Commerce, many were left wondering how the platform would change. However, the general focus of WebSphere Commerce Version 9 (V9) is not set to shift, but rather, HCL plans to enhance the features of V9 to enable commerce players to enhance […]

Digital Transformation Strategies

3 Digital Transformation Strategies to Leapfrog Your Competition

Digital business is the way of the present and the future. However, many businesses own and operate so much technical debt that they face a long road of strategizing to remain competitive. The relentlessness of digital disruption makes it impractical for businesses to operate in the same way they have for decades. Consequently, digital transformation […]

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Building Your WebSphere Commerce V9 Roadmap for B2B

With HCL’s acquisition of several IBM products, including Websphere Commerce, many are wondering how those platforms will be affected. HCL has asserted that they are not setting out to change the strategic direction of WebSphere Commerce, but rather they aspire to add to it. This acquisition isn’t going to fundamentally change the architectural direction that […]

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Creating More Touchpoints Through API-Driven Commerce

In the age of digital disruption, the traditional commerce model is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Brick-and-mortar stores, eCommerce websites, and even mobile shopping apps are no longer the only ways to make purchases, and successful businesses recognize that evolving with technology is the only way to survive. Voice search and command, artificial intelligence, […]

Connecting with End Users in B2B Commerce

The digital landscape continues to evolve rapidly, putting pressure on businesses to continue to meet and exceed the elevated expectations of consumers. This has been especially relevant for B2B organizations such as manufacturers and distributors, which have traditionally had very little interaction with their customers further down the supply chain. Businesses that have historically sold […]

3 Steps You Can Take to Achieve B2B Personalization

The concept of a personalized consumer experience is nothing new. Whether we’re receiving product recommendations based on previous purchasing behavior, or being presented with online ads related to our search history, we know what a targeted user experience looks like. But the same tactics that apply to a B2C experience don’t necessarily translate in a […]

The Key Differences Between B2B and B2C Personalization

As consumers, we know what we expect from a personalized experience. We might see this put into action by our favorite retailers, through online ads and email marketing promotions created around our past behavior or buying decisions. But those same tactics and approaches don’t apply to B2B marketing. There are several differences in the B2C […]

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