A few months back, we slogged through predictions for trends that would affect businesses in 2013. Many or most of them have already impacted us, particularly those related to mobile technology and the cloud. But the most powerful of all didn't appear on many lists and seems to be getting traction in the business and technology press a bit ahead of the hype curve.
The nearby article on data feeds for e-tailers has lessons for suppliers, also. Most crucially, manufacturers need to recognize that data feeds represent an opportunity for co-operation andnegotiation.