Retailers know that stores will be a hub of sales activity for many years to come. While eCommerce sales continue to rise, the store remains the primary contributor to retail enterprise sales. It also serves as the retailer’s tangible face to the world.
If a retailer views “Buy Online, Pickup In-Store” as purely e-commerce, they’re losing. Each transaction in which customers pickup in-store is a chance to add value to the relationship. Whether that means speed, cross-selling, or a unique bit of customer service that amplifies the visit, BOPIS plays just as important a role as the rest of the brick-and-mortar experience. Some trips may not translate to additional purchases right then and there, but the way a retailer handles pickup can dictate how the customer feels about the brand.
To get the most out of BOPIS, retailers should ask themselves a few important questions.
Databases represent the backbone of most organizations. And Oracle databases in particular have become the mainstream data repository for most mission-critical environments. Some of the largest companies and organizations in the world rely on Oracle databases to store their most important data. The biggest challenge organizations face relative to an Oracle database is to maintain these databases at optimum performance and reliability without breaking the bank. This paper discusses the storage capabilities customers should consider when choosing storage to support an Oracle database environment.
Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
Digital kiosks are fast becoming ubiquitous in quick-service restaurants, cinemas and retail stores as retailers grapple to embrace automated, digital solutions to keep up with rising labour costs, customer expectations and stiff competition. To maximise the value of self-ordering kiosks, retailers should not perceive digital kiosks as a means to an end but a critical touchpoint within the customer journey.
Download the whitepaper to discover how the new generation of self-order kiosks—
• Can resolve the challenges of acquiring, training and maintaining a workforce
• Can enhance customer experiences throughout the entire shopping and purchasing process
• Can facilitate better business decision making through access to valuable customer data
Customers expect to have the same experience with a store no matter where they are shopping – in a brick and mortar location, on the store’s website via laptop or on the store’s app via mobile device. Combining online and offline data helps retailers stay informed about their customers so they can drive customer loyalty and increase revenue.
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
With the explosion of unstructured content, the data warehouse is under siege. In this paper, Dr. Barry Devlin discusses data and content as two ends of a continuum, and explores the depth of integration required for meaningful business value.
Organizations are drowning in content. They don't know what they have, and they can't find what they need when they need it. While they spend significant time and money to manage content stored among a host of disconnected systems, their efforts are less than fully effective.
Application management requires visibility from multiple vantage points within the IT enterprise, combined with a centralized information store that pulls the technology pieces of the application puzzle into a coherent whole.
Are we in the midst of a retail apocalypse?
In spite of doomsday headlines, brands that focus on the customer experience continue to succeed.
A good retail experience can be as complicated as incorporating innovative technology like 3D printing to create a clothing item on-demand, or as simple as focusing on the store employees.
Unfortunately, a lot of brands and retailers overlook the latter. In fact, only 35% of retail employees feel as though training is effective. That’s a scary number, because without a well-trained retail sales force, consumers are left to their own devices.
Published By: Extensis
Published Date: Jun 08, 2010
Metadata Management is the process of ensuring that all metadata associated with a digital asset is captured, organized, stored and made available for use by and within other applications. Metadata Management begins at the moment the digital asset is created by an application or captured by digital imaging.
All those employees who access email, financial systems, human resources, and other core corporate applications; Replay for Exchange continuously protects and monitors the health of your Exchange data stores and allows administrators to quickly search, recover, and analyze mailbox content. With Replay for Exchange you can restore individual email messages, folders, or mailboxes to a live Exchange server or directly to a PST, thereby solving some of your most costly and time consuming challenges. Take advantage of these Free Trial Offer!!
While the shift from disk to digital offers tremendous potential opportunities, it also presents a host
of new challenges for gaming companies. As the online channel grows increasingly complex and the pace
of innovation accelerates, many companies struggle to keep up. Not only are there websites and storefronts
to manage, but also real-time gaming servers, large software downloads, and live-streamed competitions and
events. Games are transforming from fixed, boxed products to dynamic, ongoing services – with frequently
updated content, in-game micro-transactions, virtual goods and social interactions. Mobile adds another
dimension to the trend, as consumers increasingly look to play on smart phones and tablets – or on multiple
screens across devices.
To successfully navigate this complex and changing landscape, gaming companies need an agile,
high- performance infrastructure that allows them to turn the Internet into a reliable and effective
online distribution channel. This requires f
If your business is like most, you are grappling with data storage. In an annual Frost & Sullivan survey of IT decision-makers, storage growth has been listed among top data center challenges for the past five years.2 With businesses collecting, replicating, and storing exponentially more data than ever before, simply acquiring sufficient storage capacity is a problem.
Even more challenging is that businesses expect more from their stored data. Data is now recognized as a precious corporate asset and competitive differentiator: spawning new business models, new revenue streams, greater intelligence, streamlined operations, and lower costs. Booming market trends such as Internet of Things and Big Data analytics are generating new opportunities faster than IT organizations can prepare for them.
HPEprovides an All-flashenterprise storage solutionthat helps its customersmove theirenterprisesto the next level of productivity and data protection inacost-effective manner. HPEcommissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI)enterprises may realize by deploying the HPE 3PARStoreServAll-flash Storagesolution. The purpose ofthis study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of 3PAR All-flash Storageon theirorganizations.
Big data and personal data are converging to shape the internet’s most surprising consumer products. they’ll predict your needs and store your memories—if you let them. Download this report to learn more.
HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage provides a single product family across midrange, high-end, and all flash arrays designed to meet the demands of ITaaS. It is the only primary storage platform you need to respond to change with agility and efficiency.
The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-flash Storage can improve IOPS and latency results dramatically, increase the overall performance of a high workload environment, and lower administrative management work. The costs and benefits for a composite organization for 20 TB of 3PAR All-flash storage,
based on customer interviews, are:
? Investment costs: $130,722.
? Benefits: $1,213,601.
? Average cost/GB usable (street price) for all-flash storage (included 4:1 compaction and 25% overhead): $2.20
Think you can’t afford flash?
Think again. If you’re looking to make a primary storage investment in the near future, you can’t afford not to consider an
all-flash or converged flash array. HPE offers the only architecture on the market that is flash-optimized without being flash-limited—so you won’t have to make business-limiting decisions when it comes to implementing flash, such as inserting a new silo into your environment or undergoing painful hardware rip-and-replace.
Think it's too complicated to change your storage strategy? Think again! With HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage it’s never been easier to migrate from legacy EMC, HDS or HP EVA while shrinking footprint, improving capacity, at a lower price point!
EMC to 3PAR Online Import Utility leverages storage federation and Peer Motion to migrate data from EMC Clariion CX4 and VNX systems to HP 3PAR StoreServ. In this ChalkTalk, HPStorageGuy Calvin Zito gives an overview.
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