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Mobility opens new doors for retailers

iStock_QRC_mobile_Small.jpgBy Anne Harding, HP ES Marketing

 

Mobility options are becoming increasingly important to retailers, as we learned in the Winter 2013 issue of Industry Edge. And it’s so much more than just buying products with your smartphone. It’s new touch points, broader markets, and ways of expanding options like never before.

 

We had a conversation with Bill Gorham, a mobility applications consultant for HP Enterprise Services, to talk about the key considerations—and big challenges—for enterprises today. 

Retailers seeking balance in cloud options

G12459036082010_JPGHighres.jpgBy Anne Harding, HP ES Marketing

 

Cloud is a priority for retailers looking to respond to changes in the marketplace, as we learned in the Winter 2013 issue of Industry Edge. But many still have doubts about the viability and security of cloud solutions.

 

We caught up with HP cloud specialist Spencer Knapp and HP Fellow Doug Chey to get their thoughts on this IT delivery model and the barriers that face the retail industry as they work to implement cloud options.

 

Ever changing e-commerce security risks call for vigilance and planning

CT_RESEARCHLAB_0111_R2_resized.jpgBy Anne Harding, HP ES Marketing

 

As we learned in the Winter 2013 issue of Industry Edge, e-commerce is growing by leaps and bounds. But even as customer demand increases, so do security implications for the enterprises that provide it.

 

We caught up with Louis McKenna, Area Leader for HP Enterprise Security Services, to get his thoughts on this emerging area and the security barriers that face the retail industry as they work to implement new mobility options.

Post-Retail event wrap-up: Analytics, customer experience, mobility dominate

woman_shopping_JPGHighres_300dpi_25pct.jpegThere was a lot of discussion coming out of retail’s biggest yearly event, the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s Annual Convention & Expo about some key technology drivers like analytics, supply chain collaboration, and mobility. Also known as “Retail’s BIG Show,” January 14-15 in New York City, the event hosts over 25,000 global retailers with representation from more than 80 countries.

 

We caught up with Amin Shahidi, HP Enterprise Services Vice President for Consumer and Retail Industries, afterwards, to get his thoughts on what was being discussed and what some of the impacts will be for the retail industry in the days and months to come.

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