To better understand how companies are finding the unique, hybrid cloud architectures that best meet their needs, we interviewed executives at companies that had reduced or changed their use of managed or cloud IaaS or that chose to avoid the public cloud in the first place.
These companies include retail, social media, healthcare, financial services, and public sector companies. Some of these companies were born in the cloud while others transitioned from traditional IT infrastructures. Company sizes ranged from 300 employees to more than 300,000.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 08, 2015
To compete in this new multi-channel environment, we’ve seen in this guide how retailers have to adopt new and innovative strategies to attract and retain customers. Big data technologies, specifically Hadoop, enable retailers to connect with customers through multiple channels at an entirely new level by harnessing the vast volumes of new data available today. Hadoop helps retailers store, transform, integrate and analyze a wide variety of online and offline customer data—POS transactions, e-commerce transactions, clickstream data, email, social media, sensor data and call center records—all in one central repository.
Retailers face enormous pressure to gain ROI from their business processes. Achieve the most value with RFID technology by ensuring accuracy, while shrinking the reoccurring costs of label media. This document from Zebra Technologies discusses the benefits of item-level tagging, and how on-pitch printing and encoding solutions can boost RFID's value beyond the supply chain.
Social media is rising beyond just likes and retweets. Social media continues to shape the digital marketplace with how brands can engage their consumer. Whether its through a sponsored link on Twitter, an inline ad with Facebook, or retail placement on Pinterest, an understanding of the current trends will go a long way to producing a successful social media marketing campaign.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Retail company, Media Markt, deployed Riverbed Cascade® for complete network and application visibility. Media Markt also implemented a WAN optimization solution from Riverbed which reduced backups from hours to minutes. Media Markt has recently opened up retail stores in China and plans to open up many more across the country. The Riverbed solutions will enable the company to quickly and easily identify and fix problems across its network and scale its backup systems without compromising data backup speeds.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
There are a growing number of examples of how software and the cloud have the power to be disruptive technologies. Amazon and Alibaba in retail, Square and Apple Pay in finance, Uber and Lyft in transportation, and Netflix and Spotify in media are all examples of recent software-based services that have revolutionized how we do business. This potential for disruption across all vertical industries is driving a requirement for enterprises and their IT organizations to be more agile and responsive to changing business environments.
Every industry is going through digital transformation. Whether retail, manufacturing, media, finance, or software - in order to survive organizations are changing the way they operate in order to meet the demands of today’s connected customers. Whether it’s Uber redefining urban transportation for consumers, Slack enabling teams to collaborate in totally new ways, or Docker rivaling legacy virtualization providers, innovation is being powered by technology, and it’s happening faster than ever before.
Digital transformation has pioneered an ever-evolving landscape in the omnichannel retail experience. To efficiently meet consumer demands, retailers consider a fully immersive omnichannel customer experience as integral to their engagement strategy.
With increasingly varied technologies such as NFC-based payments, digital signage with rich-media experiences, wireless technologies and IoT technologies—present great opportunities and complexities.
New technologies are often being rolled out without a centrally managed approach leading to siloed solution landscape, making deployment difficult. Uncover the path to simplify and automate, where the Reliant Platform delivered performance, scalability, reliability, security, and inter-operability Reliant needs for retail applications.
Published By: Salsify
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Enhanced content, or the below-the-fold rich media on retailer product pages, is the best way to tell your brand's story and differentiate from your competition. It also happens to be one of the best ways to improve conversion rates (by an average of 25%). Get a comprehensive guide on how to select the best performing content for your brand and deliver it across your sales channels for the broadest impact.
This new ebook created in collaboration with Hinge Consulting will arm you with the data and guidelines you need to tell your brand story across the digital shelf.
You will learn:
How to think creatively about the most relevant enhanced content to include in your story
How to scale your brand content across your most important retailer sites, including Amazon and Walmart
How to measure the most important KPIs to communicate the impact of rich media
Salsify is the product experience management platform for thousands of brands and retailers worldwide.
However, here at SAP we have identified four broad technology trends that are currently having a major impact on how retailers conduct business and engage with consumers. They are Big Data, social media, seamless retailing and disruptive technologies. Read this report for an analysis and overview of each trend area, why they are important and what the future likely holds.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
Scale events — like online sales and digital product launches — present great revenue opportunities, but they also present large risks to your business. Whether you are a retailer preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, or a digital vendor launching a new service, your brand is both at its most visible and its most vulnerable during these scale events. Many more customers visit your site over a short period of time, raising the potential for resource constraints and discovery of software bugs. Information about issues spreads quickly via social media and news outlets. And, your customers typically spend more per transaction, so every lost order has a greater negative impact on your bottom line.
Site reliability engineering (SRE) can help you better prepare for scale events through an iterative cycle of data-driven improvement.
Industry leaders are engaging in multichannel integration for some very good reasons. More effective cross-channel strategies lead to more satisfied consumers as well as more efficient, more profitable retail operations. In fact, as the survey indicates, consumers expect integrated multichannel experience from their favorite brands.
In this executive report, based on cumulative research over the past five years by the IBM Institute for Business Value we will explore how the emergence of digital technology, and the increasing willingness of consumers to use it, has disrupted the retail industry at virtually every level – from shoppers, to megastores, to digital to social media, and more. Further, we will provide recommendations that can enable retailers to position themselves to slice through this disruption and provide seamless, omnichannel customer experiences and conversations that can help build customer loyalty, create value and positively impact the bottom line.
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Feb 28, 2018
"Retail depends on social. Social depends on you. Learn best practices for building a better retail experience through social.
To help kick-start your planning, we've gathered our most popular retail content in ""Social Strategies for Retail."""
Have you ever wondered how push notifications impact app user retention rates?
This first of its kind study analyzed the 90-days after first app open for 63 million new app users, comparing retention rates of those who received push notifications with those who did not.
We uncovered surprising, and critical, insights as well as devised recommendations on how to keep users engaged and decrease user churn.
This 61 page benchmark report is full of data points, insights and recommendations.
Download it to learn about:
• The impact of messaging at different intervals in the app user lifecycle
• Recommendations on when & what to message to increase new user retention rates
• Insights on the data specific to four key verticals - retail, media, sports & recreation and utility & productivity.
Discerning and demanding consumers expect meaningful retail interactions. Creating new world-class experiences is vital to differentiate products and boost profits in the consumer goods market.
• Let me shop when and how I want: Technology to research and buy products defines consumer behavior, driven by social media’s “see now, buy now” mentality.
• Give me relevant data: With ever-expanding information, every touchpoint should have customer data that matters.
• Give me a truly unique experience: Innovative retailers use new partners and tools to deliver personalized consumer experiences.
• Pair my products with consistently good service: New customer service technologies are crucial in a world with more consumer/retailer choices.
• Make my retail environments better: Consumers want memorable, differentiated experiences in user-friendly digital and physical retail environments.
I invite you to download your targeted industry analysis and uncover the expectations to take into account a
Published By: UNiDAYS
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Already reshaping politics and the workforce – not to mention the commercial world – Gen Z is an economic force to be reckoned with. Read up on the retail trends they’re instigating in this new report. And get a jump on the competition.
In this era of cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), firms are testing new product offerings that combine elements of content, software, services, and hardware together. Like the innovative products themselves, the rulebook on monetizing them is evolving. Firms are shifting from one-time perpetual sales or fixed monthly subscriptions to consumption models that blend onetime, subscription, and usage-based billing (see Figure 1). CEOs recognize this shift toward business
models that reflect the value of the relationship with the customer.
The move to subscription and consumption business models is pervasive in almost every industry. From retailers selling subscription box sets to industrial equipment manufacturers charging based on consumption, the increase in experimentation of alternative business models is extraordinary (see Figure 2). While B2C disrupters like Netflix and Zipcar have gotten more media attention, the growth of subscription billing plat
Published By: Sailthru
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
It has been well documented that it is much more cost-effective to focus on nurturing relationships with existing customers than it is to find and convert new ones.
Forbes Insights and Sailthru recently completed a global study of 300 retail and media executives to find out if, and how, they take advantage of the benefits of retention strategies and how that impacts growth and performance.
• Getting and staying in front of shoppers is key. 55 percent of respondents would be somewhat to very likely to click on a retargeted ad from a previous website they had visited.
• Reviews make a difference to the consumer. Only 8 percent of respondents said online reviews never factor into their decision to purchase at a local retailer.
• Relevant Facebook ads work for local retailers. Almost 1 in 2 respondents would be likely to click on a Facebook ad that aligns with their personal needs and interests.
"Social advertising has become one of the best ways to connect with e-commerce customers and grow sales channels.
Retailers and brands are clearly aware of this shift, as evidenced by the explosion of social-focused digital marketing strategies. Two of the world’s most-frequented social platforms, Facebook and subsidiary Instagram, have proven to be the most profitable. But with more than 5 million businesses advertising each month, competition is fierce.
In this eBook, you’ll learn:
- Why Facebook and Instagram are essential to e-commerce success
- Which advertising options should be on every seller’s radar
- How to maximize your presence on these top-performing social networks"
"More than $1 million of e-commerce revenue is generated every 30 seconds, as millions of consumers purchase billions of products online. And these days, shopping is getting social. People aren’t just engaging on social media sites, but buying through them, too.
As constant changes to mobile technology and e-commerce tools continue to reshape how consumers interact with brands and retailers, social commerce is here to stay.
This white paper serves to help brands and retailers understand the state of social commerce today and its implications for connecting to customers, optimizing e-commerce operations and growing sales channels."
Published By: Brandwatch
Published Date: Jul 18, 2013
Brandwatch analyzed five retail brands to demonstrate the many ways a business can benefit from social media beyond just marketing: Kmart, Target, H&M & Zappos analyzed; Six different use-cases illustrated; Multiple markets and languages covered.
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