TCF Company, a fast-growing regional retail chain, is facing a network dilemma. Most of its data and voice traffic comes through its suburban headquarters location, which also houses its data and call centers. Lower volume — but still critical — traffic traverses to and from its two distribution centers, while the 15 primary retail stores and 10 mall kiosks need to handle bandwidth spikes during peak shopping times.
It wasn’t that long ago that you had one wide area network (WAN)—typically MPLS—and everyone was expected to make the best of it. But now, fast emerging technologies and business challenges are driving enterprises like yours to investigate diverse cloud-based applications that are delivered over public Internet networks. This shift in how your applications are consumed is putting unbearable pressure on your traditional network design.
LDF Food Group, Inc. Finds Speed, Reliability, Cost Savings in MPLS Network.
n 2010, The Association Of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), a division of the U.S.- based retail trade association National Retail Federation (NRF) summarized the business challenge retailers face as they try to adjust their business models to engage with today’s digitally empowered consumers, by highlighting five transitions.
Once seen as a threat to brick-and-mortar retailing, smartphone-assisted shopping has proven to be a significant contributor to in-store experience and is driving customer loyalty. Retailers that embrace WiFi to deliver on the spot information to employees and customers are at the forefront of new forms of omni-channel engagement that can mean tremendous competitive advantage.
By marrying traditional retail and interactive, innovative technologies, The Dandy Lab delivers a useful, memorable customer experience that’s redefining the industry.
As the groundwork for enterprisewide data visibility falls into place, a game of connect-the-data dots is playing out in stores.
Long live telephone sales, especially when $2.4 billion in sales are riding on them. At Advance Auto Parts, MPLS over high-speed DSL ensures every call reaches a destination.
Mobility is making a huge impact on how retailers deal with everything from inventory visibility to customer experience — with the ultimate goal of increased sales.
Retailers are collaborating to fight the rising level of retail crime through LP/AP organizations and by leveraging the huge amount of data new LP/AP technologies supply to benefit operations, sales, and the bottom line. See how the latest technologies are enabling this in The Annual Resource Guide To Loss Prevention.
24x7 security monitoring to prevent breaches and protect your data.
Diagnose and resolve network performance issues.
A cloud optimized network that improves application performance and reduces costs.
Drive Customer Engagement and Insight with Secure WiFi & Analytics service for private internal use and public guest/in-store access.
A private nationwide managed network that securely connects business and cloud applications.
EarthLink Cloud Express™:A private, secure high-performance connection to leading cloud service providers.
March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to introduce its new MegaPX DPoC MicroDome. The IP camera is the industry’s first 3MP, video over coax surveillance camera to support the HomePlug AV / IEEE 1901 standard, enabling it to transmit video and audio in daisy-chain or loop configurations over a single analog cable.
Cloud4Wi, provider of the industry’s leading services platform for advanced guest Wi-Fi, recently announced a major boost for in-store mobile customer engagement using existing Wi-Fi networks.
Cabela’s Incorporated and Theatro announced a partnership for in-store service across Cabela’s locations. The Theatro service will enable Cabela’s employees to use voice-controlled, wearable devices to better serve customers and improve store operations.
Today, on average, IT departments spend 80% of their time just “keeping the lights on.” What if you could remove the burden of managing infrastructure operations without giving up control?
Mission-critical cloud applications demand that networks perform at unprecedented levels. Connectivity, bandwidth, speed and throughput make or break the employee and customer experience. Learn how smart network technologies like SD WAN and NaaS support cloud strategy today and in future. Hear retailer Genesco’s real-world insights on deploying smart network services.