In this digital age, it’s safe to say that every industry has undergone some sort of IT transformation and that IT has shaped how these industries now function. Retail is no exception to the long reach that IT has established. IoT (Internet of Things) has become a trending topic when it comes to the retail industry due to the benefits that Big Data, predictive analytics, and advanced technologies can bring.
More often than not, when we see something that is relatable to our lives, we are typically more attracted to it. For example, if we know that a particular store can cater to various personal needs, we are more likely to visit that store over another because it is more applicable to our personal lives. This can apply to retail, especially when it involves IoT (Internet of Things).
As 2018 began, I entered a new season. Now that I am a college graduate, I have started a new chapter of my life, one that involves being a full-time employee. For a lot of people in my position, this time can be incredibly stressful due to the oncoming responsibilities that the future brings, like starting to pay back student loans, finding a place to live, and stocking up on a new work wardrobe.