retail

Facing Up to Security Challenges in a Digital Economy

Hello! My name is Kevin Wood, and I am a retail business architect here at Cisco for both Retail and Hospitality. I have done a lot of work providing security to retailers – one of the most vulnerable industries in the world today. We all know that staying ahead of security threats is a dynamic […]

Creating Your New Digital-Ready Store

Cisco’s Global Retail team announced a new paper at the Cisco Live show in Las Vegas from Cisco and our retail research partner PSFK, Inc. “The Future of Retail” report supplement defines ten pillars of customer experience, showing how brands, retailers, and solution providers are finding new ways to engage, connect, and create a vibrant […]

Reimagine Retail at Cisco Live

Cisco Live Las Vegas is right around the corner on July 10-14! This year’s theme is “Your Time is Now” to take advantage of what Cisco and our partners can offer to transform your business with digital. Digital puts customers in control, and retailers have a unique chance to leverage today’s new technologies to provide […]

Technology for Business Sake

Technology for technology’s sake is an interesting academic exercise. It pushes the boundaries of what’s possible and opens new avenue for research. However, the real value of technology is in its ability to deliver benefits. Companies and people buy technology because it meets a need. This is by no means a revolutionary concept for most […]

Live #CiscoChat June 22nd – Creating a Mobile and In-Store Personalized Shopping Experience for Today’s Digital Cons …

“Over the last five years we have witnessed a radical shift in shopper behavior fueled by the seismic impacts of mobile and social.” That’s how Piers Fawkes, founder of leading edge research firm PSFK introduces his latest report: The Future of Retail. Indeed, the way consumers shop is changing in all sorts of ways. Whether they’re in-store, at […]

How to Build a Retail Culture of Security

Hello! My name is Teresa Devine, and I am a business transformation advisor here at Cisco. I help large enterprises in retail and hospitality define and execute digital transformation strategies. A key area of interest of mine is security: As a former Fortune 500 CIO and acting CISO, I understand the demands and complexities that […]

The impact of cloud and mobility on the Retail Supply Chain

Earlier this year I had a bit of an “aha” moment. After a long day at Retail’s Big Show #NRF2016 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York 25,000 people wanted to get back to their hotel – all of them, all at once, at 5 o’clock. I looked at the taxi lines where people […]

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 […]

There’s Never Been a Better Time to (Digitally) Transform the Shopping Experience

I’d like to draw your attention to a Cisco blog that came out recently from our Vice President of Global Marketing Karen Walker. Cisco has launched a new brand campaign based on the theme of There’s Never Been a Better Time. In talking to our customers, partners, and other influencers like you, we are finding […]