Leveraging Mobility in Retail Part 1

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Leveraging Mobility in Retail In 2017 over 6,400 store locations closed, leading people to believe that Retail is Dead. Maybe not. Les Viszlai, VMware Advisory Strategist, takes a deeper dive into an emerging area, “Leveraging Mobile in Retail,” and the impact to IT during this period of Retail natural selection. He explores 5 items a Read more...

Tech for Good IS Happening in Industry

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I saw it, and I felt it. The “it” I’m referring to was a silent, yet collective “yes” in the audience that later seeped into VMworld 2018 conversations. It was the response to Pat Gelsinger’s words, seemingly an admonition from VMware’s CEO to all of us in attendance: “Tech as a force for good is Read more...

The Smart Store

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The Boston Consulting Group expects spending on IoT in the retail sector to reach $12.9b in 2020, quadruple the figure for 2015. As the industry looks to maximize profits and market share in an interconnected, competitive environment IoT continues to take center stage. Challenges for these organizations include meeting the changing demands of customers, maneuvering through a Read more...

What We Can Learn From a No Checkout Model

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A convenient store with no checkout line? Sounds like the perfect setup for a Seinfeld show. But, it’s not. It is really happening. We see retailers such as Amazon opening their first-ever store. No, it’s not a rebranded Whole Foods. It’s an Amazon store. For those following the news of store closures, it’s a little Read more...

Understanding the Benefits of Blockchain for Retail

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Retailers are banking on blockchain technology to secure consumer trust, create transparency, and streamline operations. As retailers recognize blockchain’s transformative ability, most are still working to fully understand how to harness its potential. Les Viszlai, VMware Advisory Strategist explains, “By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology has created the backbone Read more...

Connecting in Retail: Consistency Across Devices with VMware Google

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Digital Retail Today As retail outlets create or expand their online presence, there is another revolution afoot: the transformation to digital environments. By embracing an increasingly digital world, retailers are: Offering mobile apps that create personalized engagement Outfitting storefronts with wifi enabled devices like kiosks and digital signage to create a richer in-store customer experience Read more...

Big Takeaways from NRF 2018

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This year’s “Big Show,” National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual event, did not disappoint. It featured big booths and big displays, together with exciting technology innovations. The big takeaways: digital transformation is accelerating and the retail store is alive and well. So what are retailers envisioning? “As we become a different kind of technology company, the Read more...