context

Creating Context to Attract the Connected Customer

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to lead a session at the SAS Global Forum, along with Intel VP Steve Brown and Lori Schafer, SAS Retail Executive Advisor, on how retailers can create better in-store context for today’s connected customer. SAS Institute is a Cisco analytics partner and we had some exciting […]

March 18, 2016

COLLABORATION

Strength in Transitions for Customer Care

Last week’s Enterprise Connect event was an eye-opening experience from many perspectives. A tour of the exhibit area seemed like a real-time stroll through the history of contact center technology. Several traditional contact-center providers were present, but some former industry powerhouses were notably absent. Also missing were many recent additions to the industry ecosystem. The […]

Analytics Opens a Window into Each Shopper’s Journey

The key to retail today is customer understanding —where each customer stands on his or her personal shopping journey, whether in-store or out. Retailers must “know” each shopper as never before. And they must offer the kinds of contextual, personally relevant experiences that will optimize their merchandise mix, create faster inventory turns, and drive greater […]

January 23, 2014

WIRELESS AND MOBILITY

Cisco CMX @ NRF 2014

NRF 2014 was held last week at the Javits Centre in New York City. It’s the biggest retail event of the year where vendors show off the future of the industry to all the delegates both using inspiring key notes and exciting demos on the Expo floors. 2014 and beyond: It wasn’t too hard to […]