• From Precision to Intelligent Retail

    A company health in the mature and competitive Retail Industry rest on both vision and execution. The vision (or strategy in military terminology) consists in knowing one's own strengths … more

  • Reinforcement Learning in Retail

     

    Reinforcement Learnig (RL) is a family of Artificial Intelligence algorithms that, immersed in an environment, take decisions in order to maximize the cumulative reward. To give a … more

  • Intelligent Retail in China

    The recent book by Chinese scientist and entrepreneur Kai-Fu Lee “AI super-powers. China, Silicon Valley and the new world order”clearly describes the current state of … more

  • Cloud Architectures and MicroServices.

    Architecture, whether applied to software or buildings, is the link between aspirations and technology, both in continuous evolution. Internet and Cloud Computing have triggered a radical change in … more

  • Circular Economy & Retail

    The Circular Economy aims to improve environmental sustainability through processes and products redesign, reuse and recycling at the end of the life cycle, minimizing the consumption of new raw … more

  • Intelligence at the Edge

    Recent architectural trends defined, for example, "Intelligent Edges + Intelligent Cloud" by Microsoft and "Devices & Lambda @ Edge" by Amazon, highlight the benefit of native App … more

  • Intelligent Audio in Retail

    Digital technology is mature and cheap enough to go beyond InStore Radio. In text-to-speech, "robotic" voices are a memory of the past, and words recognition already matched human accuracy. Now … more

  • Intelli-tail: Artificial Intelligence for Retail

    Introduction

    The success of eCommerce world leaders, such as Amazon, is due not only to low prices, high quality and convenience of service, but also depends on a special ingredient: … more

  • IT architectures for Retail in the Cloud age

     

    Introduction

    Even today, IT for Retail is struggling inside the dilemma between Centralized architectures, with a single database (db) to which all stores access in real time, and … more

  • Real SaaS vs SoSaaS

    SaaS(Software as a Service) is a well-known acronym for "Software provided from the Cloud, i.e. from centralized public resources, through the Internet”. Real or Cloud-native or Cloud-first … more

  • Retail Management Software: Licence vs SaaS

    A Retail Management Software covers the Front and Back Store areas (Point of Sale and Warehouse management, statistics and more) in stores independent or part of a chain. It can be … more

  • POS software: is time for change?

    Introduction

    POS (Point of Sale) software, especially in chains, is considered a competitive factor and thus highly customized in order to differentiate from competition. Unfortunately, this … more

  • aKite wins Assintel Award 2015

    In October 23rd 2015 at MilanoCity Fairgrounds, during the tenth “Assintel Report” presentation, 3 excellences of Italian ICT has been awarded.

    aKite won in the category & … more

  • Cloud POS: App vs. Remote Desktop

    A Point of Sale App is a software designed to "consume" Cloud services through code optimized for the Operating System of the device. Deployment is done from a web page or a marketplace. … more

  • Retail KPI: GMROII vs. BEP

    GMROII (Gross Margin Return on Inventory Investment), the ratio between Margin and Average Stock Value is one of the most important KPI (Key Performance Indicator) in Retail because it condenses … more