Tag: retail IT

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Retailers: Don’t Blame E-commerce Alone for Failure to Thrive

Digital transformation is real, and it’s happening – our data in the retail industry lends more insight into the state of the transition. These are certainly not easy times to be a retailer. Digital disruption underway forces transformational change in … Read more…

The Week in Links: Retailers Look to Tech to Transform Shopping Experience

Like other industries, retailers are finding new ways to use technology to gain competitive advantage, particularly in the area of gaining insight to better target customers and improve the shopping experience. For this “Week in Links,” we’ll take a look … Read more…

The Week in Links: Big Data Is No Longer the Biggest Deal

Welcome to “The Week in Links,” where we’ll feature a series of business and tech-focused articles that really got people talking this week. What’s new with the Internet of Things? How can hybrid cloud help governments better engage with citizens? … Read more…

Success in Store for Retailers Embracing Technology

Technology is inherent in online retail. From start to finish, online merchants rely on tech and data to make sales — and keep selling. When it comes to brick-and-mortar retail, however, innovation and commerce haven’t always been so connected. But … Read more…

Technology Key to Retailers’ Happy Holidays

We recently discussed how important infrastructure technology can be to a retailer’s bottom line, especially during the busy holiday season.

But other tech trends are significant as well, because they give retailers an edge when it comes to connecting with customers. Let’s take a look at some of the ways retailers are using the latest in technology to boost business: Read more…

As Black Friday Nears, Retailers Look to Tech to Help Boost Sales

For retailers, the most wonderful time of the year is here. And this year in particular is shaping up to be extra special, with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday predicted to break online sales records.

According to the Adobe Digital Index, which uses data from half a trillion visits to more than 2,000 retail sites over the past seven years to make its forecast, the three big holiday shopping days will bring in about $5 billion for retailers. Read more…

Protect Your Data – or Pay the Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s a reason security is such a big topic among IT and business leaders. The potential loss in money, proprietary and personal data, time, and reputation from a security breach is just too significant to ignore.

Whether your organization is a large enterprise or a smaller business is of little concern to attackers. If you have information of value — and what successful business doesn’t? — it is in danger of a security breach, Harry Sverdlove, CTO of security firm Bit9, said at the recent Interop conference in New York. Read more…

3 Tech Trends Retailers Can’t Afford to Ignore

Like other industries, retail is experiencing rapid technological change — change that, if disregarded, could have a negative impact on business. That’s why it’s so important for business and IT leaders to keep abreast of the latest in retail technology. Let’s take a look at some of the important trends in retail IT, and how they can help businesses like yours see success. Read more…