Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
Over the past few years, improvements in mobile devices, Wi-Fi, and
cloud computing have made mobile point of sale (POS) solutions
e ective and a ordable for businesses of all sizes.
Tablets have emerged as the most popular platform for mobile POS
solutions, and you may have already heard the buzz about them.
There’s a reason for all the hullaballoo. In addition to integrating
payments and making retail transactions more e cient than using
a traditional electronic cash register (ECR), tablet POS solutions can
provide robust management data.
A tablet POS solution makes sense for many retailers, particularly if
you’re looking to:
• replace an ECR or want to have a mobile POS in place on opening day
• unlock new pro t-making and cost-saving opportunities
• expand your business
• keep pace with ever-changing customer expectations
Figuring out which tablet POS solution is the best for your business
may seem like a huge challenge. But don’t worry. Taking the right
approach, by using too
The quick-service restaurant industry continues to be a favorite among consumers who look to the sector for a wide variety of food served quickly and at a low price. The speed and efficiency of QSRs, which include the emergent “fast casual” restaurants, match today’s on-the-go lifestyle of consumers across all ages who often are too busy to cook at home.
That said, consumers expect their dining experience at a QSR to be comfortable with conveniences ranging from WiFi connectivity to ordering kiosks and dining area entertainment on large screens or even tableside tablets. They expect the information on menu boards to be accurate and up-to-date and their meal orders to be fulfilled quickly and accurately. Technology is a major enabler in meeting consumers’ expectations while simultaneously helping QSR locations increase operational efficiencies and quality of service.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Retail has been transformed by technology in multiple ways, from the way customers interact with retailers to how products are offered and acquired. Indeed, the entire shopping experience has been redefined and expanded to enable customers to purchase products anytime, anywhere, with any device, from any number of retailers.
Consumers’ changing shopping behaviors and their reliance on technology enables retailers to reach a wider swath of potential buyers, moving well beyond the borders of their physical store locations to new geographies and populations. That said, retailers must understand how to use technology effectively to draw in customers and entice them to purchase, as well as help them improve their operations and enable new, innovative ways to keep customers coming back.
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Published By: TalentWise
Published Date: Jan 20, 2014
Start off the New Year by reviewing key HR trends for 2014. Our brief whitepaper offers insights into what's hot for HR this year, including:
- Mobile-friendly solutions
- Talent analytics
- Social tools
Plus, find out what trends (hello, stack-ranking!) are out for 2014. Read our whitepaper and discover what’s trending for HR hiring in 2014.
Just like your business, technology never stops advancing. Each year, there are new ways that technology can automate processes, lower costs, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction - all with the goal of increasing revenue! And while it can be difficult to change how your business works, leaving old methods behind and embracing new technology can help lead your business to more success and growth.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
The rate at which technology is evolving is increasing almost exponentially. In the business sector, hardware has given way to software-defined everything, while many on-premises technologies are now offered as a service. Much of the advances in technology over the last few years have been the direct result of the growing ubiquity of the cloud and faster connectivity speeds, both of which have enabled companies to adopt digital transformation technologies to help them work smarter and more efficiently.
Today, mobility is no longer a trend. It’s an established reality reshaping the enterprise. This white paper is the third in a three-part series on enabling the mobile enterprise while securing information and protecting your organization.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Sep 12, 2016
In today’s mobile and digital world, IT speed and agility are essential. Which is why organizations are turning to converged infrastructure solutions to get the results they need to transform their business. A 2015 IDC white paper reveals how VCE customers around the world are leveraging convergence to deliver faster business outcomes.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 13, 2016
In today’s mobile and digital world, IT speed and agility are essential. Which is why organizations are turning to converged infrastructure solutions to get the results they need to transform their business.
A 2015 IDC white paper reveals how Dell EMC customers around the world are leveraging convergence to deliver faster business outcomes.
Technology enables business transformation To thrive in today’s idea economy, small and midsize companies like yours are using technology to transform their business. Like your peers, you know that mobile applications, cloud-based solutions, and advanced analytics can help you increase productivity, reduce costs, and grow your business. Older servers, storage, and networking products weren’t built to handle the exploding amount of data that is being shared today. In order to take advantage of these modern applications, many companies have found that they need to close the gap between what their business demands and what their IT systems can deliver.
Modern organizations are expanding mobility initiatives across virtually every business function. According to Cisco’s 2015 Mobility Landscape Survey, 72 percent of business leaders believe mobility is a strategic imperative for their organization’s success. In fact, in many businesses today, line-of-business (LoB) leaders are increasingly funding and making decisions about mobile applications and solutions.
Choosing the right mobile solution (and solution provider) is a complex undertaking – and asking the right questions is critical in helping you find your best fit. In order to determine your ideal mobile solution, it’s important to understand what your needs are, what a given solution offers and how the two might intersect.
In this workbook, we’ve presented the most commonly referenced mobile solution criteria for retailers in 2015. For the purposes of this guide, we’ve defined mobile solution providers as companies that bring together a productized mobile technology platform with creative and strategy services that are focused on improving mobile metrics.
You can use this criteria to validate different solution providers, and can download included template to customize it for your business’ unique needs.
ANZ Bank chose VMware AirWatch® to securely manage the bank’s fleet of more than 18,000 mobile devices that are used in 34 countries. ANZ Bank uses AirWatch to manage bankers’ company-issued mobile devices, and to manage digital tools such as Apple® iPad® kiosks in bank branches. Learn more about VMware AirWatch solutions built specifically for the finance industry.
Involved, informed patients are better able to manage their own care.
Today’s technology plays a big role in helping patients to take ownership of their health and collaborate more closely with providers to achieve better outcomes.
Here are 10 tips from Lenovo Health for putting technology to work to reach your patient engagement goals:
• Mobile devices, tablets, and interactive technology improve the patient experience
• Healthcare facilities can remotely monitor patient progress and health post-discharge
• Providers can leverage patient portals and other tools to promote population health
• Ensuring patient engagement success requires effective measurement
• And more...
Lenovo Health provides the solutions and expertise to help healthcare organizations engage patients and achieve the vision of customized care anywhere, from hospital to home.
Are you meeting your patient engagement goals?
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Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
Today, more than ever, the customer is at the center of business. Armed with more choice and ultimately more power, customers expect businesses to deliver entirely satisfying, customer-centric experiences throughout the sales cycle. Whether you sell to businesses or consumers, customers are accustomed to one-click purchasing, full mobile access, and social media-driven recommendations, and they are demanding a similar experience of all companies they do business with. With eSignature & Digital Transaction Management (DTM) solutions from DocuSign you can provide that experience, allowing customers to transact with you on their terms while reinforcing your modern reputation.
IT leaders working on customer service projects must display an incredible amount of diligence. An organization’s CRM system has become its lifeline to customers, but as customer needs evolve so has the requirements of CRM. According to Gartner, today’s CRM solution must include a laundry list of capabilities outside its traditional core functionality including: native mobile support of the vendor's customer service and support business applications; real-time analytics; industry-specific functionality and workflow; context mining of voice and text; scalable cloud-based systems; social media engagement; suggested next agent action; multimodal capabilities, such as chat within mobile self-service; and even co-browsing. Gartner surveyed the CRM field and evaluated each vendor including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding each vendors’ CRM Customer Engagement Center solutions.