Category Archives: Thought Leadership

Microservices architecture: why the business should care

What’s good for IT is good for the business as a whole. Modern digital commerce is at a constant change, but without a modern architecture, retailers are not able to keep up their customers. Continue reading

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“Retailers need to be obsessed with closing customer experience gaps” Skava CEO, Arish Ali, Shares His Perspective On Retail

The Millennium Alliance sat down with Arish Ali, Co-founder and CEO of Skava to gain a first-hand look and perspective on the retail industry as it is today. Check out the interview. Thanks, Millennium Alliance! Skava will also attend the … Continue reading

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The World’s Smallest Discount

I was shopping at a pharmacy in Toronto recently when I came across the discount tag depicted at below. (Take a moment to study the picture closely if you don’t see the issue). I’ll start with the most likely scenario: an … Continue reading

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Going Phygital: Bringing the Digital Experience In-Store

Though ecommerce sales make up just 10% of total US retail sales, digital influences half. To keep pace with customer expectations and close experience gaps across touchpoints, retailers are making serious investments to extend digital commerce beyond their .com storefronts … Continue reading

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Why Microservices for Digital Commerce are Gaining Analyst Recognition

Implementing Microservices as an alternative to a heavy, monolithic architecture is an exciting IT trend that’s gaining momentum amongst Digital Commerce customers and vendors worldwide. At the Adobe Summit in March, Adobe’s Senior Product Manager Martin Buergi shared that 36% … Continue reading

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Monolithic Commerce Platforms: Too Big to Succeed?

In today’s digital commerce age where new customer journeys, routes to market, digital touchpoints, business models and technologies rule, there remains a chasm between customer expectations and what an enterprise can deliver with legacy systems. Customers don’t care that something’s … Continue reading

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What are microservices and why you should care

“A microservices-based architecture is like the LEGO Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon; Lego bricks that you could put together and play with immediately.” At least, that’s what Skava’s Platform Architect, David Levine, says. The term “microservice” has been a hot topic … Continue reading

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Anything Can and Will Transact

Dave Barrowman is the VP and Head of Innovation at Skava. Barrowman was asked to submit his predictions for 2018 in the payments and commerce space for an eBook compiled by PYMNTS.com. Check out his predictions!  [PYMNTS.com – February 14, … Continue reading

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Amazon Go is revolutionizing in-store shopping

Amazon is making tremendous headlines with the opening of Amazon Go, a cashierless convenience store (1,800 square feet) in Seattle. Amazon has made several failed attempts while testing internally for over a year and a half. The first of its … Continue reading

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Busting The Door Busters On Black Friday

[PYMNTS.com] What has a pre-season, post-season, and championship playoff? If you said “football,” you’re not wrong – but the terms could also apply to the holiday shopping season, which has swelled so much in recent years that it has almost … Continue reading

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