Microsoft last week announced a wave of new Dynamics CRM and ERP applications and enhancements, tying the marketing, social, mobile, and cloud-deployment enhancements to the theme of improving customer experience.
Small businesses should embrace tablet technologies for a number of reasons: convenience, small footprints, a method of streamlining business, and relatively low cost. But one area that is a little less talked about is the great joy and happiness they can bring to employees.
The departure of Target's CIO earlier this week, along with the creation of a dedicated chief information security officer position (CISO) and a new compliance officer (CCO), began a new chapter in the retailer's post-breach security posture.
Have your retailers seen a marked increase in online traffic? As more shoppers embrace mobile devices, e-commerce is becoming more popular. That said, retailers are turning to solution providers to help them create fast, responsive mobile sites, and to also streamline their infrastructures to offer better user experiences.
Dropbox can do much more than just back up files. The cloud-based storage service has more than 200 million personal users and 4 million business accounts, and it functions as a multi-faceted office (or personal) assistant. However, no technology is an island; applications that work in concert with Dropbox open up interesting new options.
Retailers today have access to more data than ever. Scheduling software tracks time and attendance, inventory software keeps track of goods and materials, learning-management software monitors training completion and internal certification, and human resource management systems track the front-line workforce. Despite the terabytes of data that are ...
While Google is already established in offering cloud services, offering to host enterprise customers -- including large retailers -- hasn't been one of its focuses. Instead, it has targeted consumers with services such as Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive. But all that seems to be changing. Google has recently begun to offer pricing and performance ...
With Easter coming up as the next big shopping holiday, our most recent survey of the community asked how solution providers helped retailers prepare for the Christmas shopping onslaught of activity. Lessons learned there can help form plans for Easter and beyond.
Your friendly, neighborhood pub is not where you normally expect to find leading-edge automation. Even if your notion of the ideal bartender tends toward Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown twirling bottles in the 1988 movie Cocktail, the profession seems more about personality and relationships than about calibrating the data behind a precise pour.
The annual NRF convention in January always lives up to its big show name. The most recent one was no exception. Every year it takes up more and more of New York's Javits Center to accommodate the 25,000+ attendees. 2015 may be bigger yet. The organizers are discussing adding a day by starting the show on Sunday.