At NRF 2019, this year’s confab of retailers and retail technology shined a bright light on the transformative road ahead. Here are just a few of my musing and perspectives from this year's event.
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Retailers can benefit from a few networking best practices, including cloud management, content filtering, and day-1 networks, to help their networks stack up during black Friday and other peak buying seasons.
As retail technology continues to evolve, the networks that stack up during the holiday seasons of the future will be those with an Elastic Edge that moves, contracts, and expands to meet constantly evolving business needs.
Retailers are moving toward solutions engineered for the complexities of IoT, high-bandwidth usage, and companies that must be able to change direction on a dime.
If your network didn't pass the “Black Friday Test,” it’s critical to be proactive so you can rest easier next year. It's time to find a solution that enables your network to meet these thresholds — and quickly.
Evereve deployed Cradlepoint’s AER1600 as its primary Edge routing platform — along with NetCloud Manager (NCM), the network management service available in the Cradlepoint NetCloud platform. The IT team deployed these solutions in every retail store, as well as at corporate headquarters, and in the company’s warehouse.
Retail organizations spend most of the year preparing for Black Friday. To help save time, money, and manhours, here are seven key enterprise network necessities for retailers.
The expectation of reliable connectivity is expanding, as is the requirement for network failover in the retail industry. This blog discusses the importance to prepare a cloud and Edge strategy that incorporates the flexibility and reliability of a network failover solution.
The rapid rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping the way retailers serve customers and run their operations. It’s an exciting time, but it presents a unique challenge: The amount of data that will be generated by IoT devices in the retail sphere will grow exponentially faster than networks' ability to process it.
After what seems like years of hype about “omnichannel” or “connected commerce” in the retail industry, we are still constantly renaming and redefining the concept. Don’t expect it to go away quietly — as it’s necessary as technology advancements continue to drive changes in the experience demanded by customers. Perhaps the most significant change is the overwhelming expectation of constant connectivity.