Retail Articles

  1. Advice From The 2112 Group “Channel Theory Of Everything” Smart VAR Summit Presentation
    11/11/2015

    The 2112 Group provided advice to help IT solutions providers deal with, as CEO and chief analyst Larry Walsh described it, “this entire wave of innovation that’s being summed up in things like the Internet of Things [IoT].” Walsh and Diana Mirajkaj, COO of The 2112 Group, presented the keynote at the Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence — IoT, Cloud, And Mobility Convergence, powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies, and Business Solutions, on October 14 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.

  2. Enterprise Asset Intelligence: How VARs Can Leverage 3 Converging Technology Trends
    11/11/2015

    As mobility, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things come together, there are many potential benefits. For example, manufacturers can assess efficiency and costs in real time (or near real time), “smart” equipment can pause or shut down if a risk is detected, and retailers can monitor a shopper’s behavior and dispatch an associate to close a deal.

  3. Smart VAR Age Of Intelligence Summit: Where Solutions Providers Can Start With IoT
    11/11/2015

    At the Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence — IoT, Cloud, And Mobility Convergence, powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies, and Business Solutions, a panel discussion focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) from a solutions providers’ perspective.

  4. Ingenico Group Survey Identifies 5 Factors For EMV Migration Success
    11/10/2015

    As the U.S. engages in the transition to EMV payments, Ingenico Group has found that there are five key factors that impact a successful deployment of the technology. The company announced the results of its study at the annual Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas.

  5. Almost Half Of All 2015 Holiday Shopping Will Be Digital
    11/10/2015

    Digital shopping will be a common tool for holiday shoppers to use when they tackle their gift lists this season. According to a report from the National Retail Federation (NRF), almost half of consumers (46 percent) say they plan to do their holiday shopping online — with this number up 1.6 percent from last year’s 44.4 percent.

  6. mPOS: Where You And Your Merchant IT Customers Are, Where You’re Going
    11/9/2015

    A lot has changed in retail mobility in the last two years. A panel discussion at BlueStar VARTECH 2015 included a look back at mobile point of sale (mPOS) projections from 2013, how accurate those projections were, and where mPOS is likely to be heading from here.  

  7. Report Finds Wholesale Is Undergoing A Technology Revolution
    11/4/2015

    The wholesale distribution industry is changing the way it sells and delivers products — and technology is at the center of the change — according to a new report from Handshake.

  8. Retailers Anticipate Substantial Changes Driven By IoT
    11/3/2015

    Retailers believe big changes are coming in the next three years, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), according to a new report from RSR Research.

  9. E-Commerce Trends Drive Demand For Mobility Solutions In Distribution
    11/3/2015

    Nearly 90 percent of distribution centers are poised to add voice direction technology over the next five years, and demand is driving the need to improve accuracy and workflow process in order to provide better service, according to a new mobility study from Honeywell.

  10. The Outcry For PINs With EMV Cards Gets Louder
    11/2/2015

    U.S. retailers have begun using EMV technology to accept payment via chip cards — but the question of how to authenticate the user persists.