Kx for Retail: How Location Technology is Revolutionizing the Customer Journey

7 Sep 2017 | , , , , ,

It is widely known that brick-and-mortar stores have been hit with declining sales in recent years, mainly due to the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon.com. At the same time, according to the Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans have cellphones and a majority of shoppers are using cell phones while they shop in physical stores. These trends have forced managers in the consumer goods industry to turn to non-traditional advertising and to try new marketing techniques in hopes to refresh tired processes and give retail stores new life.

Kx Technology and the Connected Store

18 Apr 2017 | , , , , , ,

The connected store is the next step in the digital transformation of the retail industry as the Internet of Things brings new sources of real-time and streaming customer data to store operators. New technologies are needed for these emerging frequencies and types of data, which has created an opportunity for Kx for Retail. The Kx streaming analytics platform is perfectly suited to analyzing large volumes of data in real time. Kx helps retailers make faster and more informed decisions based on what is occurring now, what has occurred in the past, and what is predicted to take place in the future.

Edge Analytics and IoT – How Kx is Revolutionizing Manufacturing from the Edge

27 Mar 2017 | , , , , , , , ,

Edge analytics is a method of data analysis and collection that allows an automated analytical computation to be performed on a tag or sensor rather than having all of the ingested data sent back to a centralized data warehouse before being acted upon. Manufacturing is an industry which requires real-time action on analytics at their source. This is a challenge which Kx excels at.

Kx Data Refinery: Enabling Data Connectivity

27 Feb 2017 | , , , , ,

In the latest of our series of Kx newsletters with Gartner research, Dan Seal describes how the Kx Data Refinery (formerly Kx for DaaS) brings all of the hard-won experience and battle-hardened technology Kx has developed for financial markets over the years into a platform that can be used for real-time and historical data capture and analytics across any business vertical.

Business Growth Fund partnership to extend Kx technology in new markets

19 Feb 2017 | , , , , , ,

Kx parent First Derivatives (FD) recently announced its latest strategic partnership is with the Business Growth Fund (BGF), one of the UK’s leading investors. This new alliance plans to seed Kx technology in up-and-coming businesses looking for the kind of technological advantage that only Kx can provide. Target areas will include cyber security, AI, blockchain, robotics, nanotechnology, life sciences, neurology and machine learning.