• Cloud Architectures and MicroServices.

    Architecture, whether applied to software or buildings, is the link between aspirations and technology, both in continuous evolution. Internet and Cloud Computing have triggered a radical change in … more

  • Circular Economy & Retail

    The Circular Economy aims to improve environmental sustainability through processes and products redesign, reuse and recycling at the end of the life cycle, minimizing the consumption of new raw … more

  • Intelligence at the Edge

    Recent architectural trends defined, for example, "Intelligent Edges + Intelligent Cloud" by Microsoft and "Devices & Lambda @ Edge" by Amazon, highlight the benefit of native App … more

  • Intelligent Audio in Retail

    Digital technology is mature and cheap enough to go beyond InStore Radio. In text-to-speech, "robotic" voices are a memory of the past, and words recognition already matched human accuracy. Now … more

  • Intelli-tail: Artificial Intelligence for Retail


    The success of eCommerce world leaders, such as Amazon, is due not only to low prices, high quality and convenience of service, but also depends on a special ingredient: … more

  • IT architectures for Retail in the Cloud age



    Even today, IT for Retail is struggling inside the dilemma between Centralized architectures, with a single database (db) to which all stores access in real time, and … more

  • Real SaaS vs SoSaaS

    SaaS(Software as a Service) is a well-known acronym for "Software provided from the Cloud, i.e. from centralized public resources, through the Internet”. Real or Cloud-native or Cloud-first … more

  • Retail Management Software: Licence vs SaaS

    A Retail Management Software covers the Front and Back Store areas (Point of Sale and Warehouse management, statistics and more) in stores independent or part of a chain. It can be … more

  • POS software: is time for change?


    POS (Point of Sale) software, especially in chains, is considered a competitive factor and thus highly customized in order to differentiate from competition. Unfortunately, this … more

  • aKite wins Assintel Award 2015

    In October 23rd 2015 at MilanoCity Fairgrounds, during the tenth “Assintel Report” presentation, 3 excellences of Italian ICT has been awarded.

    aKite won in the category & … more

  • Cloud POS: App vs. Remote Desktop

    A Point of Sale App is a software designed to "consume" Cloud services through code optimized for the Operating System of the device. Deployment is done from a web page or a marketplace. … more

  • Retail KPI: GMROII vs. BEP

    GMROII (Gross Margin Return on Inventory Investment), the ratio between Margin and Average Stock Value is one of the most important KPI (Key Performance Indicator) in Retail because it condenses … more

  • Architecture on Earth and up in the Cloud


    Why Architecture, a discipline related to building design and construction, is so important and often mentioned also in Information Technology? In my view, because it is in … more

  • Key Performance Indicators in Retail

    It is common sense that Margin and Inventory Turns are Key Performance Indicators for a Retail business. But what are they exactly and what is the relationship between them? Is there some … more

  • aKite in China

    We had been invited as Cloud Computing pioneers to bring our contribution to the World CIO Forum held in Xi’an in China from 10th to 12th of November.

    The coincidence with APEC (Asia … more