Ideas & Beyond
The battle between online retailers and traditional brick-and-mortar stores is entering a new and exciting phase. Less than a decade ago, experts had predicted the demise of the big box retailer because with online retailing, people could shop for larger inventories from the comfort of their homes and get items delivered in a relatively short time.
In a 2014 study conducted in the United States and the United Kingdom, manufacturing companies lamented the shortage of not manufacturing, but digital talent. The massive demand for advanced technology skills and the near impossibility of fulfillment is a recurrent theme that runs through virtually every industry today.