While the Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigative arm for consumer privacy protection in the Internet of Things, Samsung Electronics is focusing more on business applications.
Retail technology is among the hottest topics in the tech world, but is still in its infancy. This was made exceedingly clear after a recent trip to SXSW Interactive, where sessions and presentations about retail technology in general, and mobile retail in particular, took center stage.
Kirkland's Home, a 337-store home decor retailer in 35 states, has implemented a customized advanced fashion assortment program that will improve its merchandise financials, location and item planning.
The mass market is still recovering from its latest bout with "The Bright Shiny Object Syndrome." It comes down with this fever every time a new technology product catches its fancy. The symptoms are excessive hype, excitement and preoccupation until the next hot thing comes along.
In a move that will expand its capabilities in the Internet of Things for business uses, Amazon has acquired 2lemetry, a startup that has developed a platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other connected devices.
President Barack Obama this week unveiled a new program designed to train workers for an estimated half million unfilled information technology jobs.
While a company might get lucky, and hit on a unique product, history has shown that just isn't enough to drive sustainable results. In other words, for the short term, customers will put up with almost anything to get the "next big thing." The operative phrase here is: "short-term."
Kohl's broke new ground as a retailer in the 1990s creating a kind of streamlined department store. The chain is now reinventing itself for the digital age following a re-evaluation of its merchandise mix and needed the systems to support the shift.
Levines Department Stores in the Dallas area has replaced an old, problematic POS system with a single-source real-time POS solution, reported Integrated Solutions for Retailers.
Price Chopper said it will implement the 20/20 cloud-based exception reporting solution from Agilence, according to Progressive Grocer. The exception reporting solution provides store-level insights. The retailer formerly had a retail loss prevention and operations legacy exception platform. "We were looking for a tool that was very easy to use, while being powerful enough to handle our complex reports and queries," said Scott Ziter, director of security." Price Chopper's parent company is The Golub Corp.