Are retailers doing enough to secure their customer data?

      Retail is constantly transforming, with self-service checkouts, the unmanned grocery store and ‘click and collect’ providing prime examples of the innovative ways in which technology has enhanced retail operations. Yet the systems that sit behind this frictionless shopping experience, with their complex layers of customer data, present a compelling and valuable target for cyber […]

      Personalization: The heart of the retail revolution

      “The customer is always right” has long been every retailer’s mantra. But with more stock and larger stores to maintain and manage, focusing on customers can be tricky amongst the operational requirements retail staff face daily. Customers are easily attracted through floor tactics such as in store events, having more dynamic in-store experiences and personalized […]

        Enhancing the bank customer experience with video analytics and audio

        What is the best way to stand out in a highly regulated market where largely the same product offerings are available to every consumer? And most important, how do you maintain customer loyalty in such a commoditized market? This is the challenge for the world’s retail banks. Many would argue that exceptional customer service is […]

          What to look out for when evaluating a company’s tech support

          In our post, “Key characteristics of excellent technical support,” we discussed how having access to thorough and knowledgeable technical support services can have a big, positive impact on your business. Technical support is a vital part of good customer service and satisfaction, but how can you assess whether this will be available to you when […]

            Key characteristics of excellent technical support

            Great technical support is (or should be) a standard expectation when consumers call a company for assistance. But it’s not just a consumer issue. For partners, such as system integrators or value added resellers, not having support from their technology vendor can damage their business by causing project delays or a complete halt in service. […]

              Adopt and evolve: Three trends for retailers to equip the stores of tomorrow

              According to Riepl’s law – a hypothesis that was formulated by the German journalist Wolfgang Riepl – new, enhanced types of media will never make existing media types disappear. For example, the radio, won’t replace the newspaper. Instead, what happens is more of a convergence that often leads to a different way of using old […]