Articles By Anna Rose Welch
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 10, 2014
An article in Nation’s Restaurant News points out when placing POS systems in restaurants it’s just as important to consider durability in these demanding environments as it is to consider functionality. Also in the news, a study shows mobile wallet adoption is slow, but growing, and hotel CEOs share how technology is used — and will be used — in their industry.
Retail IT News For VARs — March 5, 2014
A study reveals large enterprises consider mobility and Big Data as priorities. Also in the news, an article says beacons are most beneficial when connected to consumer touch points.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — March 5, 2014
In the news, an article gives insight into up sell opportunities in the grocery vertical. Also, an article looks at the evolution of the smart grocery cart.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 4, 2014
This week’s restaurant and hospitality news for VARs is loaded with information on mobility. Whether talking specifically about loyalty, social media, mobile advertisements, or payments, it’s clear why “mobile” remains such a hot-button topic in the IT world.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — February 27, 2014
This week, a few articles supported the idea that customers are expecting a “Total Retail” experience, looking for personalized offers. Also in the news, the CPG industry is lacking in analytics use, and a study shows there is growth in mobile payment use.
Retail IT News For VARs — February 27, 2014
In the news, IHS research reveals cloud-based spending is expected to triple from 2011 to 2017. Also, social media is a driver for e-commerce — but another report concludes businesses want more from technology for e-commerce.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — February 26, 2014
In the news, one survey shows more than half of consumers have used mobile payments — and would likely do so again, and a second survey reveals loyalty programs influence increased restaurant visits. Also, smaller pizza chains and independents might suffer from lack of online ordering capabilities, and restaurants’ websites are evolving into online storefronts.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — February 20, 2014
In the news, industry associations form a new partnership to focus on payment card security. Also, the NACS Leadership Forum provides insights on technologies retailers use — and will use — in the future, how Big Data can benefit retail, and why innovation should mean opportunity, not risk.
Retail IT News For VARs — February 19, 2014
CRM technology investments are expected to reach $24 billion this year. Also in the news, the lack of data or data spread across too many silos is hindering CMOs omni-channel marketing efforts, and more retailers are looking to labor management software to get in-store fulfillment operations in line with distribution centers.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — February 17, 2014
In the news this week, experts say the EMV transition will provide for both chip and PIN and NFC technology. Also, research shows the retail industry is behind in cybersecurity spending, and half of all restaurants are seeking customer-facing technology.