ARTICLES BY CHERYL KNIGHT
Deloitte Makes Predictions For 2014 Holiday Sales
U.S. Christmas sales are set to increase by up to 4 percent over 2013 numbers, according to Deloitte’s annual retail holiday sales forecast. This represents a greater increase over the 2.8 percent seen for the 2013 holiday season and equates to a growth of anywhere from $981 to $986 billion this upcoming holiday season.
U.S. Retail Benchmarks Show Decline In Store Traffic
In-store retail analytics company Euclid, has released its U.S. Retail Benchmarks for September. Euclid provides insights from data for brick-and-mortar retailers in the same way web analytics services do for ecommerce companies.
Citrix Study Reveals IT Trends In Manufacturing
Earlier this year, Citrix released The Annual Technology Landscape Report , including predictions of what the next five years might bring to the nation’s workplaces — including in manufacturing.
Field Service IT News For VARs — October 20, 2014
In the news, articles tackle the topics of cybersecurity, how to help your clients sell more, and how creating a disruption in your market can give you the jump on the competition.
Survey Looks At Drivers, Deterrents To Cloud App Adoption
A survey by Exoprise confirms cloud-based app adoption is growing — but there are still challenges for businesses to overcome.
4D Printing Unleashes New Possibilities In Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, seems to have taken the world by storm. According to an article by 3D Printing Industry, the next evolution of this technology is just around the corner: 4D printing takes the entire printing process to the next level.
Field Service IT News For VARs — September 30, 2014
This week’s news spotlights predictions the field service management market will grow through 2018 and a new website that provides information on technologies that contribute to increased efficiency for fleets.
System Gives Shoppers Info Via NFC
Near-field communication has been in headlines lately, thanks to Apple Pay, but beyond helping merchants accept payments made from customers’ smartphones, the technology has other applications your retail customers might want to consider.
Technology Has Growing Applications On The Sports Field
According to a Rant Sports article, 15 college football programs are using GPS technology during practices and work outs in advanced training programs. Data collected reveals the prime workout time for each player, as well as when players need to recuperate from work outs.
As Businesses Grow, Executives Try To Better Manage Cyber Risk
With cyberattacks on the rise, companies are scrambling to find ways to protect themselves from cyber criminals.