Reduce The Speed To Tech Implementation Value By Matt Pillar, editor in chief
Sessions at last week's RedPrairie conference offered plenty of insight into the future of retail technology, along with a healthy dose of practical advice for quicker payback on major tech implementations. Read on for some of that pragmatism.
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Get Smart About Smartphones By Simon Thompson, Esri
Today's smartphones are making retail marketing and store operations divisions look dumb, and that's a serious problem. As a consumer device, the average smartphone is a boon that offers easy access to the Internet and constant contact with Facebook, Google+, and other social media apps.
10 Tips For Mobile Application Security By Rick Hayes, Sr. principal consultant and Karthik Rangarajan, principal consultant, Dell SecureWorks
Mobile phones, tablets, and applications enable you to access information anytime and anywhere you like. In the retail environment, mobile solutions help consumers make more informed purchase decisions, and provide new ways for retailers to engage with customers, employees, and partners.
Traceability In Retail Reducing RFID Costs Submitted by Zebra Technologies
Retailers are facing enormous pressure to gain the most return from their business process investments. Radio frequency identification (RFID) enables business intelligence throughout an organization's value chain to provide critical information for fast and accurate decision-making.
The Connected Consumer — Profiling Change and Behavior in Today's Economy By Bob Johns, associate editor
Today, retailers are experiencing a tectonic shift in the balance of power towards consumers. Armed with mobile technology and ever more information, today’s consumer is tearing up long held conventions and can now beat the retailer at their own game. No longer does the retailer have the edge in technology, pricing, and product information. In our constantly connected world, customer expectations around service, value, choice, offers, and customization are constantly evolving, driving new behaviors and previously unseen trends.
RetailNOW July 29 to August 1, 2012
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino | Las Vegas, NV
RetailNOW is the premier convention and expo for all professionals in the retail technology industry. It’s where the industry meets each year to become educated on new business trends, emerging technologies, and best business practices along with exploring a diverse exhibit hall with more than 150 booths featuring the latest products in the retail technology industry.
Imagine you are a grocer receiving a delivery of a producer's dairy product. What do you expect at the time of delivery? You probably expect to be able to verify that your order is correct, pay for your order, and obtain a receipt.
Salvatore Pugliese, VP of IT and systems at Hart Stores, a Canadian department store chain with 92 stores, is in the process of overhauling the company's ERP (enterprise resource planning) system in various phases.
Integrated Solutions For Retailers is excited to announce the release of its latest version of the magazine's digital edition. The May 2012 edition is one of the first that is fully optimized for mobile devices and features the latest technology to speed up page loading times and enhance the reading experience. Enjoy!
Join VCF June 10 to 12, 2012, at our Supplier Relationship Management conference. We will explore topics such as forecasting, onboarding and managing suppliers, inventory visibility, lost sales opportunities, freight/receiving audit best practices, and more. Don't delay, REGISTER TODAY!
June 20 to 22, 2012
New Orleans, LA
The NRF Loss Prevention Conference & EXPO is the nation’s leading retail-specific event for professionals specializing in loss prevention, asset protection, and risk management. With so much new information out there, NRF is showcasing the latest strategies and technology that protect you and your customers.
Loss Prevention Foundation
LPF Education Day
May 17, 2012
• Mike Whitehead, Center for Intentional Leadership, will present a program designed for director-level and middle managers about developing the ability to lead teams, collaborate organization-wide, and increase capacity to take on greater responsibility.
• Transform Your Mind: The Art of Thinking Differently, by David George, LPC, vice president of Asset Protection, Harris Teeter
• A panel of retailers will discuss a timely topic moderated by Jim Lee, executive editor of LP Magazine. Register here.