Roberto Ugo: How the Internet of Things Will Change Shopping Forever

The Internet of Things is expanding, and it’s going to bring about a revolution. While it’s still a few years away from mainstream adoption, its impact on the retail world has already begun.

Many retail businesses have taken the first steps in implementing this new technological worldview with great success. The first wave came in supporting intelligent business operation and back-office work, but there’s now more businesses using beacon and Wi-Fi tracking technology to collect data in stores — feeding predictive and real-time analytics engines to inform even the most basic daily operations.