The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Future of Retail

The shopping bag has long been the universal symbol of the retail industry. But the new age of hyper-connectivity and emerging consumer trends mean that lugging a bundle of bags through a shopping mall may soon be a thing of the past. Online shopping was one thing, but the Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping the retail industry in ways no one could have predicted a decade ago. Here’s what the future of retail looks like—soon coming to a store near near you! IoT: A Network of Convenience IoT has been one of the hottest buzzwords surrounding retail for some…

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2018 Retail Technology Trends Benefit Small Business

Retail technology continues to shape the retail landscape, and small business retailers must adapt or fall behind. However, the 2018 retail technology trends appear to be less about discovering recently-hatched innovations and more on thoughtfully redesigning business models to get the most out of maturing technologies. With the digital transformation, consumers find it easier than ever to switch brands. For instance, while standing in a home improvement store, a customer can comparison shop and even purchase from a competitor, all from a smartphone. In this dynamic environment, retailers need renewed commitment to the customer experience. Personalization, mobile readiness and omni-channel…

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The Security Benefits of EMV Implementation

The Security Benefits of EMV Implementation In the wake of recent large-scale data breaches like the incidents at Target and Sony, a significant shift in credit card technology was inevitable. The implementation of EMV chip credit cards across the nation promises to protect consumers, but what makes the technology more secure? EMV technology is not new. In fact, EMV chip-equipped cards have been the standard across Europe and many other parts of the world for over a decade. Cardholder data is stored in an embedded microprocessor, and the card is typically inserted into the terminal as opposed to being swiped,…

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Smaller Retailers Keeping Up with Technology

Modern retailing is becoming less about location and more about customer experience. That means having the basics, like up-to-date credit card terminals, is expected now just to be in the game. To compete effectively, retailers must provide more. Often, for smaller retailers keeping up with technology is the key. Retail technology (the technologies employed by retailers in their stores) is changing fast. Smaller retailers are finding it hard to keep up with innovations employed by retail giants, such as digital display systems, beacons to track shopper behavior and sophisticated analytics. With so much on their plates, many store owners just…

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Guard Depot Online Network Security Store Offers Enterprise-grade Small Business Cybersecurity

Guard Depot Online Network Security Store Offers Enterprise-grade Small Business Cybersecurity WatchGuard network security appliances and subscriptions to protect smaller retail and multi-site businesses available from new Online Network Security Store Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) November 28, 2017 — Guard Depot, a division of eMazzanti Technologies and WatchGuard Authorized Online Reseller, today announced the launch of its e-commerce website, guarddepot.com. The new site offers enterprise-grade cyber security technology from WatchGuard at affordable price points for small and midsize enterprises. With several tabletop, access point and rack mount security solutions, as well as Basic Security Suite and APT Blocker subscriptions…

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Fashion Tech Trends: Augmented and Virtual Reality

The Latest Fashion Trend? Augmented and Virtual Reality From Facebook’s release of the consumer version of their Oculus Rift headsets, to Pokémon Go’s record-breaking downloads, there’s no doubt augmented and virtual reality has the potential to revolutionize a multitude of industries—the fashion world included. As we discussed in a previous post, the combination of fashion and technology can be delightfully en vogue. Let’s take a look at some of the ways fashion designers and brands are entering the AR/VR space: Bring the Dressing Room to You Picture this. You fight to find a parking spot at the mall, and then…

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eMazzanti Technologies Supports PCI Security Standards Council Community Meeting

Hoboken’s IT security expert attending and exhibiting at exclusive Orlando PCI Security Standards Council North America event Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) September 7, 2017 – A New York City area IT security expert, announced today that it will be contributing and exhibiting at the PCI Security Standards Council 2017 North America Community Meeting, September 12 – 14, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida. eMazzanti Technologies is a PCI Security Standards Council Participating Organization and PCI Qualified Integrator (QIR). The company’s IT security professionals at the meeting can be found in booth 304 in the Vendor…

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Three AI Trends for a More Secure Future

This year, the smartwatch became a wardrobe staple and Google’s Alexa replaced Pam, from The Office, as everyone’s favorite assistant. We may only be about halfway through, but we think it safe to declare 2017 the year when artificial intelligence (AI) shed its image as a science fiction fixture and secured its spot in our everyday lives. That’s not all AI is securing! With AI technology evolving at a rapid pace, tomorrow promises to be very different from today, particularly in the security department. Look-out for the following AI trends that promise to protect us in the streets, at the…

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Future POS Technology: Seamlessly Integrated and Powerfully Personal

Artificial intelligence, increased security and seamless integration in near-future POS technology promise to enhance customer relationships and retailer selling opportunities. Point of Sale (POS) technology has come a long way from “Ritty’s Incorruptible Cashier” in 1883, with its iconic bell signaling the opening of the cash drawer. Now, it is commonplace to pay for a haircut through a reader attached to the stylist’s smartphone. Restaurant patrons also routinely benefit from the convenience and security of tableside payment. Coming soon, exciting POS technology with artificial intelligence, increased security, improved inventory management and seamless integration, promises to shorten checkout lines, deepen customer…

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eMazzanti Acquires Liqui-Site, Offers Digital and Omni-channel Retail Marketing Services

NYC area IT consulting firm, eMazzanti Technologies expands ecommerce and retail marketing services, adds website development to enhance growth opportunities for customers. Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) February 15, 2017 – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area retail IT consultant and managed services provider (MSP), announced today the formalization of an asset purchase of Liqui-Site Designs, Inc., a Nyack, New York-based digital marketing agency. Liqui-Site offers custom website design and development, ecommerce, digital advertising, search engine optimization, pay-per-click, email marketing and automation as well as website hosting services. The agency’s clients excel in a variety of verticals, including manufacturing,…

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