How does a company decide where to locate 2,500 new stores in one year—and ensure profitability? One retailer reveals the answer.
By Marianna Kantor | September 11, 2018
Houston-based company expands, matching short-term storefronts with companies seeking to promote their brands and deepen customer loyalty.
By Chris Chiappinelli | September 6, 2018
Digital transformation has been a seismic shift for companies. Now ‘life coding’ promises equally profound changes for business, expert says.
David LaShell | August 28, 2018
Any executive challenged to “do more with less” will empathize with the New York MTA—and maybe learn from how it has improved subway management.
Marianna Kantor | August 22, 2018
Using a new mix of location intelligence and real-time targeting, advertisers deliver personalized messages in the right place.
Helen Thompson | August 14, 2018
Median earnings can vary greatly among locations, even for the same job. Business executives should take note for talent acquisition, retention.
Chris Cappelli | August 7, 2018
With help from a GIS-powered digital twin, the Port of Rotterdam is readying for a world where ships pilot themselves.
Multiple Authors | July 31, 2018
Some enterprising brands are choosing to sell and market directly to consumers, using location intelligence to guide their way.
Helen Thompson | July 24, 2018
LinkedIn adds a way to calculate the commute to a potential job, delivering instant location information to job seekers.
Guy Noll | July 10, 2018
The shipping industry commits to reducing its greenhouse emissions—what happens next?
Chris Chiappinelli | July 2, 2018
A look inside the world of corporate security, where the safety of people and assets is top priority and new tools are making their mark.
Cindy Elliott | June 26, 2018
Manufacturers believe in the benefits of supply chain digitization, but few have invested enough to realize them.
Gary Sankary | June 19, 2018
Retail executives who don't understand their customers will lose them to the competition.
Marianna Kantor | June 13, 2018
Billboard and street furniture advertising is growing more sophisticated—using location intelligence to target viewers and measure its audience.
Lauren Bennett | June 5, 2018
The proportion of people age 60 years and older is growing. A new algorithm predicts where they will live in their later years.
Helen Thompson | May 31, 2018
With unemployment low and wanderlust high among young professionals, companies should look more closely at employees’ cost of living.
Cindy Elliott | May 22, 2018
Successful executives are fusing digital knowledge and intuition to drive business expansion, as a growing midsize business demonstrates.
Bill Meehan | May 16, 2018
As consumers become power producers through solar and wind energy technology and storage, utilities must change their business model.
Marianna Kantor | May 9, 2018
Snapchat introduces location categories and radius ad targeting, underscoring expanding adoption of location intelligence for business growth.
Multiple Authors | May 1, 2018
An executive’s guide to the business power of artificial intelligence (AI)—how to approach it, who should own it, and how to drive value from it.
Lauren Bennett | April 24, 2018
Business decision-makers are using data to make strategic choices for their companies. What if they’re misinformed?
Helen Thompson | April 17, 2018
Amidst a brain drain of young talent to big cities, smaller locations are using location intelligence and innovative planning as a counterweight.
Jim Young | April 10, 2018
As ride-sharing services poach fares from taxis, a pilot program uses AI, big data, and location intelligence to predict where customers will be.
Alex Martonik | April 4, 2018
Satellite imagery firms are applying machine learning to imagery analysis to measure natural resource inventories and predict commodity trading.
Helen Thompson | March 28, 2018
Restaurant owners can’t open a new restaurant in every neighborhood where there’s demand. Or can they?
Marianna Kantor | March 21, 2018
As business executives struggle to leverage artificial intelligence, big data, and analytics, many worry about more-agile competitors.
Helen Thompson | March 14, 2018
Wellness communities are expanding into new markets with the help of location intelligence and demographic data.
Multiple Authors | March 7, 2018
A water utility serving 90,000 customers embraces change by placing location intelligence at the center of its operations.
Dr. Thomas Horan | February 27, 2018
A business school dean explains why leading companies should hire spatial business transformers.
Chris Chiappinelli | February 22, 2018
Leading companies are adjusting prices not just for specific markets but for specific customers. How?
Cindy Elliott | February 20, 2018
Within a decade, automakers will see a drastic reduction in traditional car sales. What are they doing to fill the revenue gap?
Marianna Kantor | February 6, 2018
Researchers discover hard-to-find audience insight in a curious blend of big data, social media postings, and location intelligence.
Jeffrey Peters | January 30, 2018
Business executives are embracing a new brand of data-driven lobbying, and a startup with location intelligence in its toolkit is helping them.
Patrick Wallis | January 25, 2018
Advanced technologies are delivering convenience to employees of smart workplaces—and bottom-line benefits to their employers.
Amen Ra Mashariki | January 17, 2018
Good governing requires efficiency. As smart cities generate vast stores of big data, chief analytics officers uncover vital answers quickly.
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