Four technology trends that will shape the future of your business

These days, the rate of technological change can be dizzying. Keeping up with the latest trends can be a challenge for anyone, but some of these disruptive technologies will present new opportunities for business in the near future. Which technology trends matter most to your business? And how can you capitalize on them? Read on. Cloud Worldwide, fifty percent of business decision makers say that the cloud lets them be more agile in their business operations.1 This is because the cloud offers them the ability to scale their computing resources up or down to meet business demands. Small and medium sized…

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Increase Store Network Bandwidth to Prepare for Revenue-enhancing Technologies

Retailers should beef up network bandwidth now to handle customer Wi-Fi, mobile POS systems and coming IoT devices Retail Transformation The retail industry is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. Changes in buyer expectations and behavior, advances in retail technology, and increased competition are propelling the industry forward at an accelerated pace. Retailers are rapidly adopting technology and adapting operations to offer a more personalized shopping experience. Forward-looking retail owners and executives also work to build more efficient, operational models by capturing more data to inform decisions and automating manual tasks. The marketing advantages Internet retailers have enjoyed by…

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7 Small Business Technology Trends for 2015

7 Small Business Technology Trends for 2015 Growing a small business requires intelligence, tenacity, persistence, creativity and technology. Today, technology has become as essential to success as a great idea. Technology is the great equalizer that puts a small business on equal footing with the larger players. Having the leverage, agility and reach afforded by today’s technology tools allows small businesses to get started with less capital. Technology enables rapid growth and increasing returns to scale. Business process automation, anywhere access and outsourced IT present entrepreneurs with more time and opportunity to make a difference in the world. Making the…

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Holiday Shopping and the Internet of Things for Small Business Retail

A sensible approach for smaller retailers to get started with today’s emerging retail technologies The retail future that we glimpsed in the Tom Cruise movie Minority Report is starting to emerge. Shopper recognition technology delivering personalized video messages is on the way. And major retailers are rolling out some cool new retail innovations for this year’s holiday shopping season. The Internet of Things (IOT), the technology behind most of the innovations, will add intelligence to endcaps, displays, shopping carts, vending machines, checkouts and packaging. All of it will connect via the Internet to hungry databases allowing retailers to collect big…

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