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On the Front-Line of Retail: Keeping Retailers Moving

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By: Jarek Matschey, Sales & Business Development Director, VMware Retailers have become under enormous pressure to operate as close to normal as possible, enabling people to buy food and essentials. IT can really help diffuse this pressure, to safeguard operations and business continuity, ensuring that critical actionable information is quickly made available when and where needed Read more...

[Q&A] In Uncertain Times, Securing Financial Services Workforce Productivity and Easing Customer Minds is Top of Mind

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Public health and transportation, food distribution, security services, and financial services are among the critical infrastructure essential to a functioning society and economy. In times of uncertainty such as the current Covid-19 crisis,financial institutions have to remain available to securely serve customers. That puts pressure on financial services IT professionals to not only keep services Read more...

Retail CIO Success Now Defined by Earnings, Not Operational Excellence

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The line between CIOs and other C-Suite executives in the retail sector is rapidly blurring. Traditionally, the retail IT department was a cost center, responsible for supporting marketing, finance, and supply-chain operations. In many cases, IT was mostly concerned about managing third- party vendors to automate and minimize the cost of back-office functions. Now all Read more...

Forbes Insight CIO Study, The Vision Quest of Financial Services CIOs

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CIOs of leading financial services organizations have moved well beyond responsibility for operational excellence alone. And many have already begun boosting qualities and capabilities to ensure they’re prepared to be an effective Financial Services CIO of 2025. Vision is what counts today. Because of it, financial services CIOs are expected to be business luminariesfirst, technologists Read more...

Top Takeaways from NRF’s Big Show

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Top takeaways was gathered by four VMware retail experts who have attended NRF’s Big Show 2019. Paige Handza, Jarek Matschey, Lenka Kaňáková and Paul Kember   Retail fast-paced industry that is under dramatic change Retail is a truly fascinating industry that we interact with every day of our life from traditional and online retailers, hospitality Read more...

5 Retail Trends to Watch in 2019

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Retail sales in the United States from November 1st through Christmas Eve were up 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse. Making this the best holiday shopping season in six years, Mastercard said. With National Retail Federations Big Show 2019 just around the corner and a strong 2018 holiday report, retailers Read more...

How Technology is Reviving the In-Store Shopping Experience

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  It’s no secret that Retail is undergoing a massive digital transformation. From customer checkout to core  IT infrastructure, all aspects of the retail experience are changing to enhance customer experience, break down organizational silos, and increase sales revenue. VMware’s retail community has described to us a set of core initiatives driving their 2019 goals. Read more...

VMworld Europe Recap: Reimagining the Possible in Retail

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  Over the course of a week in early November, retailers from all over EMEA transcended upon Barcelona, Spain to reimagine the possible at VMworld Europe. Evenings were filled with cava and tapas, while afternoons were spent learning how next-generation digital technologies are transforming the retail industry. In a workshop designed to fuel conversation and Read more...

’Tis the Season: Retailers Mobilize for Busy Holidays

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  The holiday season officially gets underway on the day after Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean retailers haven’t been prepping for months. Everyone’s been purchasing products, inventorying items, and hiring helpers in preparation for what experts predict will be a big year-over-year increase in shopper spending. And with increases in spending—whether those increases come in Read more...

Top Performing Retailers Focus On Four Investments to Drive Sales

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According to Frost & Sullivan, for a retailer to be successful in the current business scenario, it is highly critical to have an omnichannel sales strategy. As customers increasingly use various channels to shop – in-store, online, order online and pick-up in store, and on mobile devices – providing a consistent shopping experience across different Read more...