Retail and Hospitality

February 21, 2017

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

The Worst Problem in the Retail Industry? Turnover.

Retail has one of the highest turnover rates in any industry. The Hay Group reports a median turnover rate of 67 percent for part-time retail employees.[1] I doubt any of us would be too challenged to list the problems driving this high turnover: Retail jobs are considered boring and repetitive, with little training and low […]

February 13, 2017

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

How to Better Manage Store Staff with Real-Time Analytics

A few weeks ago at NRF 2017, we spoke with a number of retailers looking to improve the customer experience in their stores. Challenged by today’s online competitors, brick-and-mortar retailers are doing their best to reimagine their stores with new services and technology. However, we also found that many of the same retailers were overlooking […]

February 6, 2017

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

Keeping up with Cybersecurity Threats in the Digital Age

Retailers are embracing and adapting to digital innovations to keep pace with rapidly-evolving customer demands. Online and mobile purchases continue to increase exponentially. According to Deloitte, 58% of consumers have used their mobile device to browse an online shopping website or app. In fact, double-digit growth of e-commerce is expected globally until 2020, as retailers […]

January 13, 2017

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

Delivering a Frictionless Shopping Experience with a Digital Foundation at the Core

Retail’s Big Show, the National Retail Federation (NRF) Show 2017, is coming New York City. More than 30,000 attendees from around the world will come together to learn about the technologies and solutions that are helping to redefine the shopping experience.

January 13, 2017

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Reimagine Retail

I’m looking forward to seeing you at our Cisco booth and our two Insights Sessions at NRF 2017. Start by visiting Booth #1963 at NRF and experience the power of Cisco to transform your business! Today’s retailer faces all the benefits and challenges of digital transformation. You need technologies that help you create dynamic customer […]

December 6, 2016

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

#CiscoChat Cloud Optimization with Cisco Black Friday/Cyber Monday Recap + Data Security

Whew! Black Friday and Cyber Monday came and went quickly this year! With these two biggest annual shopping days coming earlier every year and more and more consumers taking advantage of outstanding online shopping opportunities, we decided to host a #CiscoChat just for those of you in the retail industry to discuss your discoveries. During […]

November 22, 2016

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

Rethinking Black Friday: The 4 AM Wakeup Alarm for Retailers

A staggering 94 percent of consumers will shop Amazon for gifts this holiday season, and 59% of them will start on Amazon. Here's what to focus on for the future of digital retailing.

October 7, 2016

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

Top 5 Security Threats for Retailers in the Digital Age

As more information goes online, it is more vulnerable to certain types of threats. The challenge is to align networks, systems, and company cultures to support secure practices in this new arena.

September 26, 2016

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

Give Your Store a Makeover: Designing Your Property for Wireless

Today wireless is taking on a new role for retailers, hoteliers, and sports venues to engage with their customers. No longer just a tool for the supply chain, the intimacy...