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As we move into the third month of 2021, the pandemic continues to create new risks and force transformation in retail. Brick and mortars open and close.

Where shopping online and remote workforce were once “nice-to-haves,” they are now mission critical. Retail locations of all shapes and sizes need remote solutions than can empower customer and associate interaction, provide flexible access, and enable it all with end-to-end security.

So how can your organization keep your physical and digital enterprise optimized for end-to-end experiences?

Step 1: Put security first.

54% of IT professionals think that remote workers are a greater security risk. With your customers, associates, and staff spread across geographic locations and accessing websites from a variety of personal devices, you need security that is flexible, cloud-delivered, and proactive. Empower your staff to be productive anywhere, while optimizing each unique worker experience for performance, cost, and security.

See how Phu Nhuan Jewelry enabled secure remote work.

Step 2: Make remote meetings better than in-person meetings.

77% of remote workers report being more productive yet 20% identify communication as a key obstacle. It’s possible to make remote meetings as engaging as the physical one. Empower your employees to work and learn anywhere.

Using Cisco Webex, your organization can create deeper team engagement, enhance productivity with new video experiences, and transform your meeting rooms with virtual white-boarding, secure collaboration and messaging.

Learn more about Webex for Retail

Step 3: Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.

Making the leap to a remote workforce is difficult. For many employees, it was their first experience transitioning to a fully remote environment. But it doesn’t have to be hard to train your employees: Cisco solutions make it easy by creating simple-to-manage IT solutions that integrate cloud-based meetings, calling, and security.

Learn more about the 3 steps here

Why Cisco Secure Remote Work?

With Cisco Secure Remote Work, you can provide your customers a trustworthy, integrated solution with built-in security to keep your users, applications, and data secure – when combined with our ecosystem of partners, the possibilities are endless.

Our Secure Remote Work offering gives you the flexibility to choose a customizable suite of solutions across the portfolio, or a preconfigured bundle that aim to provide a competitive price point. We are committed to helping you leverage your current investments as a foundation upon which you can evolve and grow as your institution’s needs change.

Today’s changes and tomorrow’s uncertainties are redefining retail – from how you care for your customers to where you work. The best part is Cisco can help you leverage your current investments as a foundation upon which you can evolve and grow, as your business needs change. Let’s reimagine the future of retail together.

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