Digital technology is so intrinsic to our personal lives that we barely think about the fitness trackers and smartphones that are as much a part of us as the clothing we wear. For organizations, the shift to digital is more disruptive and the stakes far higher. Digital transformation has been high on the executive agenda for a few years and, for many, harnessing data has become a significant force for value and revenue creation.
With smartphones and tablets now standard-issue office gear,workers fully expect to have mobile access to critical data and business applications wherever and whenever the need arises.And it’s not just the average field worker or sales rep who stands to benefit from remote access. An IDG survey found that 61% of the executive managers saw value in accessing critical business data while offline via their mobile devices. This IDG whitepaper proves that offline access is the key to unlocking mobility’s promise.
Consumers equipped with smartphones expect fast, convenient and uniquely relevant shopping experiences in store and online. As a result, one-third of shoppers are not satisfied with the in-store experience, turned off by everything from chronic out-of-stocks to cookie-cutter products and marketing messages that speak to the masses, as opposed to them as individuals.
In turn, retailers are empowering front-line associates with tools designed to add newfound conveniences, such as locating inventory without having to leave a shopper’s side, to texting them curated product offers based on in-store and online buying patterns and preferences
These are just a few of the insights found in Zebra’s 10th annual shopper study, which surveyed nearly 7,500 consumers from North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East to gain a deeper understanding of shopper satisfaction and retail technology trends that are reshaping brick-and-mortar and online stores.
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