Retail

How the Cloud is changing the Dynamics for Merchants and Shoppers

by Bryan Gaines April 21, 2014 Cloud Computing

So last week I told you all about the “Rule of 78” and why you should be adding a cloud strategy and portfolio into your imminent plans.  This week I am going to touch on one industry and how it is changing daily due to the cloud and mobility products.  If you are a shopper, […]

Mobility is Changing the Way We Do Business

by Mike Hickey August 30, 2013 Networking

Mobility is a huge driving force in the technology adoption of retailers.  According to IHL, mobile in retail is now a $5.5 billion business worldwide and continues to grow. It’s the biggest trend in retail since the Internet was added to the stores. The limiting factor, according to Retail Systems Research, is a lack of […]

Aruba Networks Has the First Purpose-built Enterprise 11ac Access Point to be Certified!

by Doug Rogier August 1, 2013 Catalyst Tech Support
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802.11ac is the current buzz of the networking world.  As with most emerging network technologies, speed is typically the first feature that catches the eye.  The 802.11ac standard brings blazing fast wireless connectivity of more than 1GB (1.3 gigabits per second).  That speed competes with wired connectivity on the level of a workstation allowing high-bandwidth […]

FASTPATH’s Loaner Demo Kit Can Help You Close Aruba Wireless Deals

by LaVonda Huskey June 3, 2013 Healthcare
Aruba FastPath

Catalyst’s FASTPATH Partner Program offers many advantages to our resellers interested in selling Aruba’s best-of-breed wireless solution in the small- to mid-sized market.  If you aren’t currently selling a wireless solution today, or feel you could increase your wireless knowledge, FASTPATH is your go-to program for that!

Consumers are Driving Retail Transformation and Epson Answers

by Cate Tyson March 25, 2013 POS
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Walk into any retail environment and you can see the retail transformation taking place. It is being driven by the consumer, how they shop and the mobile devices that they use.  I do it myself.  I find a product in the store and then use my smart phone to shop for the best price, search for […]

Ride the Wave of the Future with Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions TCxWave

by The Source March 14, 2013 POS

You may have heard that IBM Retail Store Solutions is now Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions – read more about that here.  There are a lot of things about Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions that are very reminiscent of IBM, including the personnel, the R&D, the SurePOS product set, the retail-hardened features of their products, etc., but […]

Successful Tablet and Smartphone Deployment Takes Planning, Tools and Partners

by Kevin Price January 31, 2013 Cloud Computing

Mobile computing has exploded the past few years. Businesses are expanding the use of smartphones and tablets at an unprecedented pace.  This massive new population of end-point computers brings with them all the same challenges and considerations as legacy mobile computing deployments, along with a few new issues. Mobility has always presented a challenge to […]

Retail Analytics & Cloud-Based Tools

by Kevin Price January 29, 2013 Cloud Computing

This is a time of unprecedented change in the retail sector.  Big macro trends are putting more pressure on the old way of doing things than ever before. Online competitors, like Amazon, are and have been using technology as a very effective competitive advantage for years now. Then comes the smartphone and tablet revolution. Mobile […]

Consumer Devices in the Enterprise and Mobile Apps

by Kevin Price January 11, 2013 AIDC

Every company on the planet either is, will be, or should be formulating their mobile engagement strategy with every major population in their ecosystem. From customers and partners to employees, the plan really should include EVERYONE. The enterprise should focus on the business objectives for each group within the ecosystem. The next step is to […]

Bustin’ Lines in Retail

by Cate Tyson January 4, 2013 Mobility
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Long lines at the register can spoil the shopping experience. I found this out the hard way…