The rapid evolution of technology is transforming the retail and fashion industry — and creating excitement, confusion, innovation, startling predictions from industry pundits, despair and opportunity. Across the industry, there is an urgent need to adopt new technology. Until recently, many retail technology professionals viewed Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and tools as offerings to consider some time in the future. Today, we’re at the point where IoT solutions need to be not just considered but embraced — for they are one of the keys to success in the new digital retailing era.