Businesses who have lived through the evolution of the digital age are well aware that we’ve
experienced a generational shift in technology. The rise of software as a service (SaaS),
cloud, mobile, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and other technologies
have disrupted industries and changed customers’ expectations. In our always-on, buy
anything anywhere world, customers want their shopping experiences to be personalized,
dynamic, and convenient.
As a result, many businesses are trying to reinvent themselves. Success in a fast-paced
economy depends on continually adapting and innovating. Companies have to move quickly
to keep up; there’s no time for disjointed technologies and old systems that don’t serve the
customer-obsessed mentality needed to thrive in the digital age.
According to many market research analysts, the global wireless access point (WAP) market is anticipated to continue its upward trajectory and to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 8% through 2020. Many enterprises are utilizing cloudcomputing technology for cost-cutting purposes, eliminating investments required for storage hardware and other physical infrastructures. With significant growth expected in Internet usage, particularly bandwidth consuming video traffic, WAP vendors need to enable their customers to monitor and improve device performance, improve end user experience, and enhance security. These customers include general enterprises that offer Internet access to patrons like airports, hotels, retail / shopping centers and so on. These external Internet access providers can differentiate themselves by offering optimum service through advanced network analytics, traffic shaping, application control, security capabilities and more.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 25, 2017
Consumerization of IT and the Internet of Things (IoT) are revolutionizing how people live. Users are increasingly becoming accustomed to instant gratification when using technology in their personal lives, whether for gaming, shopping or managing their daily activities. And they want the same kind of immediate service when they go to work. To address this expectation, IT support needs to adapt, evolve and even revolutionize itself or become outdated. In short, IT support must reinvent itself into a friendly, proactive service that is tied directly to a business’ profitability.
As retail continues its internet-influenced change and customer demand for “right now” service increases, a new area is open for business. There is no reason to send a shirt that is the wrong size or give an impersonal gift card. G-Commerce is here, offering a new type of personalized transaction and digitalized merchandise for those shopping for others.
Learn how Loop Commerce's flagship product, GiftNow:
• Increased % of sales from gifts by 2X
• Drove 24% of Christmas Eve sales
• Increased 6X demand over gift cards
Retailers can grab last-minute shoppers literally up to the moment before a holiday, and increase profits through fewer merchandise returns.
As the Internet of Everything (IoE) drives exponential change — and opportunity — customers and retailers face a complex maze of shopping journeys.
Mobility and apps now represent a disruption similar in scope to what we saw with e-commerce in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In the second quarter of 2014, total discretionary retail spending rose 3 percent; e-commerce rose 10 percent; and mobile commerce rose 47 percent.
With the exponential growth of internet marketing and online advertising, the customer's journey to making a purchase has grown longer, often including a mrylad of touch points along the way. Whether they begin with a direct search or visit a website via a paid advertisement, the modern shopper takes far more time to explore their options and do their research before buying.
Lets take a closer look at three common stages of today's buying journey and solutions for effectively managing each one.
The retail shopper is changing rapidly. To keep up, so must the retail industry. The internet, online shopping, mobile communications, smartphones, tablets and more turning traditional shoppers into something else entirely: connected shoppers. Today’s shoppers can now shop online, on either a computer or mobile device, as well as in brick-and-mortar stores. For retailers, the implications are huge.
In this complex new environment, there are two vital questions. First, as a retailer, how do you create differentiated value that will enable you to stand out from the crowd? Second, how can you strengthen customer relationships, build loyalty, increase sales and maximize profitability?
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Apr 09, 2012
This paper examines how recent trends in Internet trust marks can help restore confidence in online shopping, and as concluded by at least one recent study, even induce those who do shop to spend more.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jun 29, 2012
This paper examines how recent trends in Internet trust marks can help restore confidence in online shopping, and as concluded by at least one recent study, even
induce those who do shop to spend more.
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