Trends

Managed Service & Support – Getting it Right and Why it’s So Hard

by Kevin Price August 23, 2011 AIDC

The managed service movement has been changing the way information technology is acquired, consumed, and managed for some time. However, so far it has had little impact on enterprise mobile computing, AIDC, or POS technology sectors. Today it is most commonly applied to servers, desktops, storage, and networking. The customers that have embraced it are […]

Precision Batch Manufacturing: New Jobs, New Demands and New Opportunities

by Mark Morgan August 15, 2011 Business

The cost and time of manufacturing – in both an insource and outsource model – appears to be changing. What does that mean for VARs – particularly ISVs and System Integrators? Chris Rezendes, of VDC, provides his take on what trends he’s seeing in market segments today and how they will be creating demand for […]

Are you ready for the changing retail marketplace?

by The Source April 19, 2011 POS

The marketplace is changing in the world of retail.  Consumer behaviors and expectations are changing and the ways they interact with their retailers are changing.  This new breed of customers is increasingly knowledgeable and savvy.  They expect to access information and perform transactions quickly and they expect greater consistency in how they interact with retailers […]

Upgrading to 2D Imagers at the Point of Sale helps retailers take advantage of the mobile coupon trend

by Jimmi Leigh Griffin February 2, 2011 POS

We’ve all done it- you sit down with the Sunday newspaper to clip coupons to save a buck or two on your grocery bill.  But with more and more consumers utilizing mobile barcoding Smartphone apps, this Sunday afternoon practice may soon fall by the wayside.  Apps such as CardStar (www.mycardstar.com) allow consumers to access coupons […]

What’s New in 2011?

by Wendy Thacker January 18, 2011 Business

I took a trip to New York City for the holidays. This year, my best friend joined me for a girl’s trip – and let me tell you – we shopped until we dropped. We were out the hotel doors by 8:00 a.m. each day returning well after 10:00 p.m. We shopped at Rockefeller Center. […]

AIDC Trends Research from the Aberdeen Group

by Christy Thompson December 17, 2010 AIDC

Your customers are on the move. Do you want to find out where they are going? I just had a chance to preview some research about AIDC trends and how retailers are extending their traditional POS systems from transaction based devices to dynamic, personalized customer touch points. This data, provided by the Aberdeen Group a […]