2020 heralds the decade in which the Internet of Things surges from the fringe to the fore of the data ecosystem. Several lofty predictions about the number of connected devices in the IoT begin this year; many developments directly impacting its adoption rates will flourish in the coming 10 years, rendering it the premier expression of data […]
Shelton, CT February 19, 2020 — TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, announced today the winners of the 2019 Data Center Excellence Award, presented by infoTECH Spotlight. The infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award recognizes the most innovative and enterprising data center vendors who offer […]
Amazon Go gained some new competition. Earlier this month, 7-Eleven announced it is piloting a cashierless concept at its Irving, Texas, headquarters. The 700-square-foot store, while currently only accessible by the convenience store’s employees, includes popular 7-Eleven products like beverages, snacks, groceries, over-the-counter drugs and non-food items.
Two of the largest U.S. fueling station chains are adopting technology that separates the act of pumping gas from the transaction — and in the process, enabling that the purchase of fuel to become a gateway to in-car shopping Shell has connected its fuel stations to Uconnect Market, Fiat Chrysler’s in-vehicle commerce platform. Shell will […]
While analysts continue to crunch the overall industry numbers, if you’re a retailer, you’re likely already celebrating or lamenting the impact of the recent holiday shopping season on your business. And, while the overall numbers in the U.S. are looking quite positive, if you’re a smaller retailer who didn’t maximize your potential sales opportunity, it […]
Digital transformation is impacting every industry in radical ways. Today’s customers now acquire products and consume services in multiple channels and nowhere is this more apparent than in retail, where the shopping journey has become increasingly digitalised and omnichannel.
Historically, the network has always come first, and then security is bolted on to protect it. We’re rapidly heading towards a security-first and connectivity-second approach – the total opposite of how the Internet was designed! 2020 will be the year that we see a deeper integration of security and WAN (wide area network) technology. This […]
Retailers of all sizes recognize the opportunities and challenges Black Friday and Cyber Monday represent. Smaller retailers may lack the level of onsite expertise and budget of their larger competitors, but with SD-WAN they can level the playing field, compete and win!
Once considered a strictly U.S. shopping holiday, but now “celebrated” around the world, Black Friday and Cyber Monday represent two of the most important business days for retailers. And, with some of the most respected industry pundits, such as Deloitte, forecasting that Cyber Monday sales might approach Black Friday sales this year, IT and business professionals […]
Digital transformation is no longer a future state, or something to consider for the next financial year – it’s an initiative that needs to be woven into the very fabric of an organization. Global connectivity is a fundamental part of the jigsaw, but when networking costs for distributed enterprise sites such as restaurants and retail […]
The retail industry has been experiencing dramatic disruption from the moment e-tailers entered the picture. One major distinction in the world of e-commerce is how much more today’s consumers expect from retailers. The clearest evidence of this trend is the growing demand for a more integrated shopping experience, with the lines increasingly blurred between what […]
More than 23,500 individuals from 69 countries attended the 2019 NACS Show in Atlanta, which delivered four days of learning, insights, networking, and exploring what’s new and exciting for the global convenience and fuel retailing industry. The Convenience Store News editorial staff was out in force meeting with suppliers and checking out all the expo floor happenings. […]