Envisioning a new retail ecosystem
IoT is enabling better retail operations today, and will open the doors to safer experiences tomorrow. Here's where digital solutions are making an impact.
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. 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 […]
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 […]
The Next Step in Your Store Analytics Strategy: Sensor Fusion
Retail has entered an era of unprecedented competition and accelerated evolution worldwide. Retailers in every category, both brick-and-mortar and online, face larger and more unpredictable threats than ever before, from digitization of goods and distributed manufacturing to autonomous, near-instant delivery, service robots, and online experiences with unprecedented realism, as disruptors such as virtual reality, 3D […]
Determining the Value of the Virtual Shopping Experience
We are increasingly hearing about the value of improving the shopping experience by adding virtual expertise to the store. As head of Cisco’s Retail & Hospitality practice, I frequently talk...
Join Us on Oct. 22 for Our Final Analytics Webcast
Hello, retailers everywhere! My name is Dianne Lamendola, and I am a senior retail practice advisor here at Cisco. My role is to work closely with store operators and merchants...
Revamping the MSE User Interface
As part of the WLC 8.0 release, we addressed customer comments and revamped the user interface (UI) for the MSE. We wanted to make it easier for customers using...
Show Me the Retail Data
Success in retail often comes down to a counting game. How many people pass by your store? How many come inside? How...
Omnianalytics for an Omnichannel World
At Cisco, we’re about ready for the NRF trade show being held in New York on Jan. 12-15. We’re at the show expo on Jan. 13-14, and will be featuring four company thought leaders in the highly popular annual Big Idea sessions. Kathryn Howe, retail senior advisor at Cisco, will be discussing one of the […]