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With more and more announcements of store closures for major retailers coming in 2017, it’s more evident than ever that retailers must adapt to how ‘ dramatically the retail landscape is changing’ or face possible extinction. In my opinion, this adaptation is hinged on identifying inefficiencies within retail operations and maximizing efforts with collaborative work management. And, although there are many facets of retail operations that must be optimized, one piece that retailers should pay particular attention to is merchandising. Successful merchandising relies on the retailer knowing their customers - what their customers buy, how they buy, and what promotions they respond to. If this
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Automate Sales Pipeline Reviews

Managing sales pipeline is critical for sales teams, and for the business as a whole. Your sales pipeline will help you project where your sales will end up this quarter, and help you see if you’ll make your numbers this year. Tight pipeline management is a hallmark of successful sales teams. See how Smartsheet can help your teams manage forecasting and pipeline management.

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Ted Neward, internationally-acclaimed conference speaker, author, CTO and more, recently joined Smartsheet to build out a developer relations team from scratch. Below, Ted shares his perspective on “why Smartsheet, and why now.” Q: What prompted you to come work for Smartsheet? A: Truthfully, coming to Smartsheet was a combination of interesting factors. First, I had a great view from the inside of the company before I ever started the interview process from one of my students at UW who interned here. He couldn’t speak highly enough of the place. That said a lot to me – if they treat the interns well, I thought, then the people there must be good people, and that’s a big thing for
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CIO meeting with IT leadership

In a recent study of IT trends, the Society of Information Management (SIM) asked CIOs what they see as the most critical issues they will face in 2017. It's an interesting look into the mindset of the CIO of 2016, and, based on my experience, in line with the industry as a whole. Here’s my take on the top three concerns and how to alleviate them.

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