May 21 - 24 Retail Systems 2006
Produced by Retail Systems Alert Group, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information: www.retailsystems.com
InTouch with Retailing
Solving the Retailing Interoperability Challenge
By Austen Mulinder, President & CEO, Fujitsu Transaction Solutions
An explosion of consumer-facing devices, in and out of the store, is starting to create a pervasive retailing possibility -- where consumers will increasingly expect personalized interaction on the device of their choice, anywhere, any time and every time. With a platform designed to leverage legacy systems and integrate with pervasive devices and applications, retailers can reduce their time-to-market for generating new business across multiple sales channels and increase the return on their overall technology investment. Click here for full story. Sponsored by Fujitsu.
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New Database Options from ANTs Software
Legacy database software on both the front and back ends of the business is generally inefficient to operate and costly to maintain, yet the lack (or perceived lack) of viable database alternatives means most retailers simply accept having an expensive database environment as a part of doing business. New database options reduce costs, integrate with your environment and enable server consolidation. Click here: www.ants.com/retail.
Industry White Papers
Transforming Legacy Systems: What Retailers Need to Know to Pick the Right Path
Retailers large and small are realizing that many of their legacy IT systems, while workable, are inadequate to support the fast-changing needs of today's marketplace. In fact, such systems may actually be a drain on resources, due to rising maintenance costs and the need to maintain out-of-date tools and skill sets. Transforming legacy systems has become a high priority in many retail organizations, with retailers seeking the best ways to gain new functionality along with stability and scalability---all while protecting razor thin profit margins. To learn more about how your retail organization can benefit from legacy transformation initiatives, download Transforming Legacy Systems: What Retailers Need to Know to Pick the Right Path, an executive whitepaper brought to you by RIS News and Cognizant.
Seeing the Bigger Picture for Improved Store Performance
by Srikant Vasan, CEO, StorePerform Technologies
Much like a grade school classroom, retail performance is made up of three factions: the star performer stores, the mediocre stores, and the stores that just simply slow the rest of the class down. Unfortunately, star performers tend to make up less than 10% of retailers' stores.