IP Ratings

How to Decipher IP Ratings and Select the Right Device for Your Business Environment

A retail store, restaurant or storage facility is an accident waiting to happen for computers, mobile devices and other IT hardware. What looks like a fabulous restaurant or boutique is a hotbed of workplace hazards for electronics: liquids, steam, temperature fluctuations, dust or food particles and rough handling can all compromise your technology. Shopping for…

seasonal business

4 Pointers for Running a Successful Seasonal Business

Running a seasonal business has its challenges — from inconsistent sales cycles and cash flow to remaining top of mind with customers in the off-season. With the right strategy, however, seasonal business owners can position their operations for success throughout the year. Follow these four tips: 1. Plan, plan, plan. Make sure you are completely…

supply chain manager with collegue

How Rugged Mobile Technology Improves Supply Chain Efficiency

Supply chain efficiency has become a competitive differentiator for manufacturers and retailers as companies feel growing pressure to give consumers the merchandise they want, faster. Mobile technology, such as ruggedized tablets, has strong potential to make the supply chain more efficient from start to finish.  On the Production Floor In manufacturing facilities, engineers and supervisors…

augmented reality in retail

A Look at the Future of Retail

What will the future of retail look like? Retailers need to keep this question in mind as they assess ways to attract new customers, keep existing ones, grow their businesses, and remain competitive. Here are five trends that provide insight into the future of the industry in 2017 and beyond to help you keep your…

mobile payment trends

Three Mobile Payment Trends for 2017

There’s no question about it: Mobile payments have moved into the mainstream as retailers and foodservice operators add mobile point of sale (mPOS) technology in an effort to improve customer service efficiencies, foster customer engagement, conserve costs, and more. The mobile payment arena continues to evolve, with three mobile payment trends emerging or becoming stronger…