The Networked Economy: Shaping the Future of Retail – Part 3

Radiocasts | October 14, 2015 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: Yes … or Not Yet.

“There are only two types of companies today: those that have been breached and know it – and those that just don’t know it yet,” wisely observed Cisco’s John Chambers.

As a retailer’s networked connections proliferate and their firewall becomes more ‘porous’, more scrutiny must be placed on security – not just inside the IT landscape, but also within their partner and consumer environments. These connection points will expand as the Internet of Things evolves.

Key questions: What is the risk to “ethical” retailers if sensitive information they collect is breached? Do regional/national players have an advantage over multinationals re: privacy regulations?

The experts speak.

Brent Brown, HP: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” (Yogi Berra)

Brian Kilcourse, RSR Research: “I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive.” (Stephen Hawking)

Tim Hood, SAP: “As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” (Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense)

Join us for The Networked Economy: Shaping the Future of Retail – Part 3.

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