“If there’s one reason we have done better than of our peers in the Internet space over the last six years, it is because we have focused like a laser on customer experience, and that really does matter, I think, in any business. It certainly matters online, where word of mouth is so very, very powerful.”Jeff Bezos
In today’s business climate, any sector that has doubled revenues in the past five years is considered a wonderful outlier to the economic norm – particularly in an industry as big as fashion retailing. How are they doing it? By changing the business model and selling more on-line. In fact, according to the Telegraph, over one third of all consumers have purchased clothing over the Internet in the past year, a 26% increase over the previous one.
So how can savvy retailers build on this momentum and do it again? By taking the on-line experience to the next level. Here’s one likely future of shopping experience solution. And you can see it only at Cisco Live! July 10-14 in Las Vegas:
Imagine being able to shop virtually from anywhere much more quickly and efficiently. No more crowded, clunky dressing rooms, or trawling racks of jumbled clothes in a sprawling megastore. No more changing ten times to find the perfect color combination. Simply scroll through the menu to see an unlimited amount of inventory in one place, and see how it looks on you virtually using the latest augmented reality and network technology.
Steven Boutelle, Vice President, Cisco Global Government Solutions Group would like to share some of the latest updates to the Internet Routing in Space (IRIS) program and provide an expert’s overview on where the satellite industry stands today. Watch Steven’s interview below!
To further assist in moving IRIS forward, TeleCommunications Systems, Inc. has been selected as an exclusive service provider. This is another milestone in the long-term collaboration between TCS and Cisco in an effort to move IRIS onward.
Last week Carol Ferrara Zarb, industry solution manager sat down with me and talked about the work being done at Cisco around helping merchants address the Payment Card Industry Data Security (PCI DSS) 2.0 standards released last year.
Cisco will be hosting a webinar april 14th 10:00am PT hosted by Lindsay Parker, global director of retail industry marketing with guests including:
Christopher Novak, Managing Principal, Investigative Response, Verizon Business Security Solutions
Danny Dhillon, Principal, Security Engineer, RSA
Rob McIndoe, Senior Security Consultant, Verizon Business Security Solutions
where Carol Zarb and Cisco retail architect Christian Janoff will discuss Cisco’s solution to help merchants address and maintain PCI compliance.
Some facts about Cisco and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
Connecting your employees and your business to the world is an absolute requirement in today’s always-on environment. As large files and streaming video become more common, even a small office needs a combination of performance and security to help keep employees productive, whether they are working in the office or on the road.
The Cisco RV220W Network Security Firewall delivers high-performance, highly secure, flexible wired and wireless connectivity—to the Internet, other offices, and employees working remotely—in a device that is easy to use and affordable for a small office.
Gigabit Ethernet connections on all ports and a built-in wireless-N access point, provide high throughput for transferring large files and rich media content, to improve productivity
High Speed Selectable dual-band wireless access point, improves throughput and coverage and helps reduce interference
Flexible, highly secure VPN Connectivity -- Hybrid VPN (IPsec and SSL VPN) features enable secure access for other offices, employees working remotely, and business partners
Cisco web security service (optional), delivers cloud-based URL flitting and web threat protection for added security
Intuitive, browser-based device manager makes installation and use easy