One of the areas Cisco contributes to the retail industry is in the participation in industry organizations and standards bodies to help broaden adoption and encourage interopability of technologies.
Cisco retail architects Christian Janoff and Bart McGlothin both contribute to industry organizations. Christian Janoff has just been re-elected to the Payment Card Industry board of advisors. Bart McGlothin current sits on the technical committee of National Retail Federation ARTS Group (Association of Retail Technology Standards ) as vice chair of the mobile integration workteam.
I sat down with Bart and talked about the role of Cisco at ARTS and retail industry standards contribution.
ARTS (Association of Retail Technology Standards ) is the technical arm for industry standards for National Retail Federation. ARTS develop white papers, best practices and standards used in in-house retail solutions as well as vendor products.