Are we in the midst of a retail apocalypse?
In spite of doomsday headlines, brands that focus on the customer experience continue to succeed.
A good retail experience can be as complicated as incorporating innovative technology like 3D printing to create a clothing item on-demand, or as simple as focusing on the store employees.
Unfortunately, a lot of brands and retailers overlook the latter. In fact, only 35% of retail employees feel as though training is effective. That’s a scary number, because without a well-trained retail sales force, consumers are left to their own devices.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Mar 12, 2013
In this case study, Ricoh Canada’s Director of Infrastructure and Operations speaks about his enthusiasm for BlackBerry® 10 devices, his findings after testing BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 and plans to port service to the Blackberry platform.
Published By: Blackberry
Published Date: Mar 12, 2013
Ricoh Canada’s Director of Infrastructure and Operations speaks about his enthusiasm for BlackBerry® 10 devices, his findings after testing BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10, and plans to port a field service application to the new platform.
In addition to e-books, on-demand video and GPS devices, one of the future technological innovations envisioned by AT&T in its famous early 1990s series of “You Will” commercials was an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system that enabled drivers to wirelessly pay their tolls as they drove through a toll booth. While that prediction was perhaps not as bold as the others (Europe began developing similar ETC systems in the 1980s), today we take for granted E-ZPass in the U.S. and similar systems where drivers can enter toll roads, HOV lanes, bridges and tunnels without having to stop at a tollbooth to pay.
Typically, these systems require a driver to put an OBU (On Board Unit, which can be called transponder or “edge” IoT device) in their vehicle and, when their vehicle passes through a toll booth, the toll booth wirelessly connects to the edge to automatically deduct the toll from their bank account.
As business purposes have changed over the years, IT approaches and infrastructures have had to change in lock-step to serve them optimally. IT professionals are now combining the best of the centralized approach – via virtualization, federation, and clouds of all sorts – with the best of the decentralized model – via mobile and localized consumption and production. In this paper, Enterprise Strategy Group examines approaches to IT operational challenges and business requirements. Learn how HP Converged Storage’s comprehensive approach represents a logical evolution development in storage, delivering ease, flexibility and cost-efficiency all in one.
Development, IT and even testing teams must do more in less time, increase the frequency of software delivery, and produce higher quality software. All of this without adding headcount. In response, enterprises are creating collaborative, cross-silo teams that reflect the interdependence and importance of every stage within the software delivery pipeline. The benefits are steadily visible.
Previously, the network at the City of Lake Wales didn't possess any firewalls, intrusion protection or web filtering solutions. As a result the network, which is spread out to multiple locations (including law enforcement), was left wide open to security breaches and caused system performance problems as users unwittingly picked up spyware and malware.
Understanding smartphone users’ behavior in the physical world is fueling the rise of location-based retargeting. Digital consumption on mobile devices surpassed desktop in 2015 and continues to grow. Using location as a signal of consumer activity and interest, advertisers can drive relevance and increase user engagement with their ads. Learn more in our infographic.
More organizations are choosing Horizon 7 over Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp because Horizon offers a more comprehensive and feature-rich solution. The three key architectural advantages that Horizon has over Citrix are a trusted platform, flexible delivery options, and workspace environment management. Download this whitepaper to learn how VMware Horizon® 7 helps IT manage, control, and protect all Windows resources at the speed required and with the efficiency that business demands, delivering desktops and applications through a single platform to end users anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Simple voicemail has evolved into complex integrated messaging platforms and the generic black handset has been replaced by a plethora of devices. Service providers can become critical partners for companies looking to ensure availability of their voice network.
The modern digital experience is very much a visual experience. It's through images that we tell our stories, market our products, impart news, and entertain — and forge an emotional connection with our customers. However, delivering today's increasingly image-rich experiences is fraught with complexity. It requires dozens of renditions to optimize an image for all the devices that customers are using, not to mention their current network connection. Without an automated system, it's a daunting task. Dynamic imaging technology is the solution.
Published By: Compuware
Published Date: Aug 30, 2013
Highly complex, modern applications are being brought to market faster than ever before. With DevOps accelerating release cycles, it’s harder than ever before to find and fix performance issues from reaching production.
This paper discusses the selection requirements and benefits for a common APM platform to be used for proactive lifecycle-based performance management across development, test and production.
Development initiatives are a critical aspect of growth, for both organisations and their employees, so how can companies evolve their learning strategies to meet the needs of the new workforce?
“Why Your Current Strategy for Learning is Broken And How to Fix it With the Power of Collaboration” will show you how making training collaborative, continuous, and group-led unlocks employee knowledge and shares it across the company.
When it comes to securing all the parts of a modern distributed network, endpoints remain
the most vulnerable outlier. Mobility has brought a flood of different devices that cross in and
out of enterprise networks on a daily basis. This public exposure, combined with inadequate
traditional endpoint security and a high degree of user autonomy, makes these devices
prime targets for malware infections and other forms of sophisticated attack that seek to
exploit the broader organization. And threat actors are finding enormous success along
To stay competitive, most organizations are currently embracing digital transformation
(DX)—including cloud services, smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and greater mobility.
These adaptations provide organizations with faster and more seamless access to critical
information, regardless of the device being used to access it. However, as distributed
networks expand and become more difficult to manage, the endpoint remains a weak link i
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Backup alone is not enough anymore. Businesses today must put a range of recoverability options in place. That’s why it is encouraging to see Carbonite, a data protection company with cloud and hybrid offerings, making fresh moves to help organizations evolve beyond legacy backup. Years ago, Carbonite pioneered cloud backup for endpoint devices. Then it expanded, buying EVault in 2015 and DoubleTake in 2017. Just as Carbonite has long been at the forefront of offering what people need from cloud-based data backup, it now appears to be just as intent on providing what IT organizations need—hybrid data protection media and mechanisms.
The Wales Home selected the STANLEY Healthcare AeroScout Resident Safety solution because of its ability to protect residents throughout the building and grounds, with every resident carrying a personal pendant to call for help at any time. Alerts are automatically directed to staff via Apple iPod® mobile digital devices, and activity is captured in a database for analysis. The Wales Home is also leveraging the AeroScout platform for temperature monitoring of its server room and refrigeration units.
Read this case study to learn more about how The Wales Home increases resident safety and autonomy with STANLEY Healthcare’s AeroScout® Solutions.
At the Defcon security conference on August 2007, a hacker and Defcon staffer who goes by the name Zac Franken, showed how a small homemade device he calls "Gecko", which can perform a hack on the type of access card readers used on office doors throughout the country.
Published By: Webroot UK
Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
Mobile applications are providing exciting new business opportunities for service providers and technology companies. Innovative firms are thriving by offering apps in app stores and app markets, by supporting apps with mobile services and infrastructure, and by managing apps through mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) products. Enterprises are providing mobile apps to their employees and customers through corporate app catalogs. But these business opportunities could be jeopardized by information security issues.
Organizations' users increasingly depend on their mobile devices, but phones and tablets bring new and unfamiliar challenges for IT departments. IT must be able to deploy and manage mobile devices and apps quickly to support the business while balancing the growing need to protect corporate data because of evolving laws, regulations, and cybercrime.
Windows 10 devices share a common application platform, the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Applications can be built on UWP to run equally well on phones, tablets, and PCs. Developers can target multiple device types with a single application, making it more efficient and cost-effective to empower mobile workers.
Anytime, anywhere access to work is now a basic need for the modern workforce. Whether remote, in the field or in the office, workers are no longer physically connected to your network or data center. Today’s employees work in a digital workspace that features virtualized laptops, desktop and workstations; a variety of personal systems and smart devices that may be part of BYOD programs and a diverse app ecosystem with desktop, remote, mobile, SaaS and Universal apps. In this mobile-cloud world, new and unpredictable forms of malicious software continue to evolve. Traditional network security, perimeter protection and firewalls are no longer enough to combat these new threats to the corporate IT infrastructure and company data integrity.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 23, 2016
Managing your devices keeps getting more complex and your admins are juggling more complicated security and management tasks than ever before. Until now, you have needed many complex and disparate tools to secure and manage your devices. But now Windows 10 and MobileIron makes your life much simpler and streamlines many traditional PC management responsibilities. 415
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