FEATURED IN-STORE/OPERATIONS CONTENT
The Bandwidth Bottleneck
For the past few months, my colleagues and I have been traveling the country, hosting CIO dinners. We do so to learn about key issues and trends and to provide a venue for CIOs to share experiences with their peers. Lots of good food but even better conversations.
Kiosks & Kids: Attracting A Tech-Savvy Generation Through Education And Play
When I walk through retail environments, I am on constant alert – looking for innovative design concepts, unique displays and the ways consumers engage with their surroundings.
Mobility, Compliance, And ROI: Getting The Most From Your WFM Solution
Studies continue to show that positive employee engagement is a key factor in promoting sales growth, increased customer satisfaction, and reduced turnover. So why is it not a bigger priority for many companies?
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IN-STORE SYSTEMS/OPERATIONS INDUSTRY PODCASTS
Innovative Retail Technologies With Matt Pillar And Erin Harris
Listen in as Matt Pillar and Erin Harris discuss the exciting changes coming to Integrated Solutions For Retailers.
3 Ways To Drive An Innovative Culture In Retail
In this informative podcast, Dave Finnegan, CIO at Orvis, shares with Erin Harris three specific ways to drive a culture of innovation inside the organization and why SMRs especially are in the perfect position to adopt innovative solutions and processes to improve the guest experience.
Why Retailers Of Every Size Should Care About The Internet Of Things
Join ISR’s Executive Editor, Erin Harris, as she talks to Adan Pope, CTO at ShopperTrak about the Internet of Things’ (IoT) impact on retail. During this insightful podcast, you’ll learn the true definition of IoT and why it matters to retailers of every size. You’ll also learn what IoT done right looks like in today’s evolved retail landscape.
Leverage Digital Signage & Kiosks To Improve Customer Experience
As always, we're here to help retail executives make informed decisions about technology and operations solutions for all their sales channels. In that spirit, our discussion topic today is improving the customer experience in the store. Our guest today, to help give us an expert’s point of view, is Alexandra Sneed, marketing manager for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
The Continuously Evolving Receipt
Receipts are evolving right before our eyes. From digital options to coupons and advertisements, the role of the receipt is continuously evolving in retail. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine, talks with Jon Levin, product integration manager with Star Micronics, about the changing role of the receipt.
|Tech Spending 2015: The Any-Channel Revolution Takes Shape||Tier 1 Best Practices On An SMR Budget||Mobile In Retail: Reality Sets In|
|In 2014, retail investments focused on the consumer experience. In 2015, retail technology spending will meet shoppers’ collective calls for seamless engagement in any channel.||New technologies are helping small to midsize retailers understand their business better and are leveling the playing field with the big retailers.||With brand-new, digital paths-to-purchase, retailers are absorbing what those changes mean to their businesses — step up or get left behind.|
RETAIL IN-STORE SYSTEMS
The In-Store Systems and Operations resource center focuses on products and content in the Kiosk, Digital Signage, Merchandise Management, Payment Processing, POS Peripheral, POS Solution, Workforce Management, Task Management, and In-Store Mobile Technology.
Kiosks and Digital Signage include in-store and exterior displays of any scale that utilize unique features, graphics, tablets, displays, and other technology to attract customers and/or allow them to interact with products. These displays can include point-of-purchase displays, retail display kiosks, and interactive kiosks.
Merchandise management software helps retailers manage merchandising, inventory control, sales promotion, and other topics. Merchandise management solutions allow you to analyze, order, price, and distribute your inventory throughout your channels, often with real-time data. Many merchandise management solutions integrate with ERP systems and other common software.
POS Peripherals and POS Solutions encompass the large range of POS hardware and software that is available to retailers. POS peripherals include cash registers, cash drawers, receipt printers, mobile printers, tablets, handhelds, rugged devices, and more. POS solutions encompass the different types of POS software that is available including on-premise, software-as-a-service, and hybrid services.
Workforce Management and Task Management software provide retailers with a way to electronically approve, execute, and verify tasks, track employee time, schedule and monitor shifts, predict shift requirements, and much more.
Merchants Should Think Global This Holiday Season; Cross-Border Shoppers Out-Spend Domestic Shoppers By Double
With the holiday season upon us, merchants should look beyond their own borders for sales opportunities. New research from PayPal and Ipsos* shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers (those for whom more than 10 percent of their online spend is cross-border), spending approximately twice as much as consumers who only shop domestically.
RETAIL INDUSTRY VIDEOS
Which WAN Is Right For Your Business?
Businesses with operations distributed across multiple, geographically dispersed locations have an increasingly critical need for virtual private networks to interconnect their locations. Most choose between the two most common types of IP-based VPNs: IPsec and MPLS. Other options include private line and metro Ethernet.
Partnership With EarthLink Enables Charming Charlie To Drive Innovation
Jamie Jamieson, Sr. Director of IT at Charming Charlie, discusses how EarthLink's secure, high-performing connectivity enables his business to focus on innovation in its high-growth industry.
Gold’s Gym Ups Its Strategic Game By Minimizing Day-to-Day Operations Focus
Bill Floyd, CIO of Gold's Gym, discusses how EarthLink has helped Gold's Gym minimize its focus on day-to-day operations and create a better customer experience.
The Anatomy Of A Retail Breach
EarthLink's Managed Security Monitoring watches over your IT and network services and detects security events before they become disruptive and costly data breaches, which means you spend less time reacting to security issues and more time focusing on strategic IT activities.